How much does the Woodend Sanctuary cost?

  • The rental fee ranges from $3,900 during winter to $8,600 for Saturdays in the spring and fall.
  • Sundays are $5,500.
  • Fees includes a ceremony area, a reception area, and two staging rooms.
  • Standard rental is 8 hours: 7 hours for you and your wedding party, 5 hours with your guests, last hour for vendor clean-up and load-out. 

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

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

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?

Venue Contact Information

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: If you’re more of a speak-to-a-real-person…person, give them a call at 301-652-9188 ext. 38.

I’m Chris and I’m a Washington DC wedding photographer. 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

You can see the pricing and details for other Washington DC wedding venues here.

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