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Woodend welcomes you ... for retreats, seminars, meetings or parties

Woodend's relaxed country-like setting is ideal for off-site meetings, management retreats, fundraising events, and award dinners as well as a set location for commercials, movies, and photography shoots.

Conveniently located minutes inside the Capital Beltway in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Woodend offers sweeping lawns, terraces, spacious, light-filled rooms, a 40-acre nature sanctuary with a store and hiking trails to enjoy during breaks, and a grove for outdoor ceremonies. Weather permitting, meetings also can be held outdoors.

Meeting Room 

For your meeting event in the living room, Woodend Sanctuary staff can provide for 70 guests theater style or up to 28 participants with tables setup in a hollow rectangle. Breakout areas and more intimate locations are also available.

Informal Gatherings and Meals  NEUnivrsityinGreatHallphoto

The Great Hall is usually used as an informal gathering area for breakfast and lunch with tables provided for catered food and drink drop-off so the meeting is not disturbed in the living room. Formal and informal catering accepted. You may also provide your own food and drink for meetings.

Room Rental and Setup 

The rental rate for the living room, including tables, chairs, and tablecloths is $95 per hour for non-profit organizations and $105 per hour for for-profit organizations from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Great Hall is included for informal gatherings before the meeting, during lunch and for breaks but additional seating is not provided.

Available Meeting Equipment 

Audubon Naturalist Society staff will setup our 6 1/2 foot standard tables and chairs in your desired arrangement. Two tables can be setup in the Great Hall for beverages and food drop-off as a gathering place before the meeting and for breaks.

Computer and audiovisual equipment is available for use, including:

•Digital projector



•Tech person setup - $50

•Laptop computer - $25

•Plasma TV - $50

•Audio system for laptop - $25

•Speaker system (two speakers in 9" subwoofer) - $25

•Wireless internet available for no additional fee with prior arrangement.

Custom Tent 

In spring and fall, the custom tent located over the stone terrace is also available for rental. Please call for rates.


Email Beatriz Engel, woodendrentals@anshome.org
Woodend Rental Manager or call 301-652-9188 x38.