fbpx
MENU

What is this place, and is it at the end of a wooded area?

Woodend Sanctuary is private, historic estate located in Chevy Chase, MD. The interior is lovely and provides that elegant (yet not-too-elegant) vibe that won”t leave you questioning whether or not you’re allowed to sit on a particular couch. I’ve worked at historic venues with forbidden couches (no sitting, so touching, don’t even look at it).

This stunning wedding venue also includes a grove for wedding ceremonies (yes, a grove – it’s basically a secret garden). Guests are surrounded by tall trees that are breathtaking in the fall. The grove is near the the aforementioned “end of the wooded area.”.

A unique benefit of Woodend Sanctuary is that it’s also home to the Audubon Naturalist Society, “the oldest independent environmental organization in the Washington, DC region.” Their mission is to “inspire residents of the greater Washington, DC, region to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education, and advocacy.”

What could be better than holding your wedding at a place with such an admirable pursuit?

Here’s an amazing fall wedding I photographed at the Sanctuary.

Dan and Greg’s Autumn Wedding

This place looks awesome, but what’s the pricing? How much does the Woodend Sanctuary cost?

Pricing for Woodend Sanctuary is very reasonable for the Washington DC Metro Area.

Rental costs start at $3,900 in the winter to $8,600 for Saturday in warmer months. Sunday weddings are $5,500.

Reach out to their amazing event coordinator to discuss options for your wedding here.

If you’d like to learn more about the venue, or book it right now because it’s so amazing, reach out to their super event team here.

They’re located 30 minutes outside DC at 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. If you prefer email, you can email them here: woodendrentals@anshome.org. If you’re more of a speak-to-a-real-person…person, give them a call at 301-652-9188 ext. 38.


My mission is to capture bold, modern, and distinctive photos for unconventional couples. I want to make you look epic, awesome, amazing, beautiful, and dapper – all the things you like and none of the things you don’t. Most importantly, I want to capture what makes you you.

If this sounds like you and your partner, I’d love to hear more about your dream wedding! Please reach out to me regarding availably and pricing. You can also e-mail me at chris@chrisferenzi.com.

CLOSE