The field stone front of the mansion, set at the top of a circular driveway, is an elegant welcome to you and your guests. An ample, well-lit parking lot is located behind the building.
The side entrance makes an easy access for all since there are no stairs to maneuver. The walkway covered entrance provides protection from inclement weather as guests arrive.
Our cozy lounge with a fireplace and built-in bar is an ideal spot for cocktails and to display photos. The main ballroom allows for groups of up to 160 fully seated and 200 with partial seating to dine and dance all in one space. With chandeliers, sconces and a black and white tiled floor, The Rock Creek Mansion ballroom is ideal for elegant events and casual parties alike. During the day windows provide a sunny view of the grounds and in the evenings, dimmed lights and candles make the ballroom a romantic, festive party room.
Your guests can step outside to enjoy the stars, fresh air and views of our expansive lawn on our new private patio. You won’t believe you are in downtown Bethesda!
A private bridal changing room is available upon request.
A prep kitchen including a warming oven and refrigerator space are available. The kitchen is located at the front side of the building, allowing for easy access in and out for caterers.
The Rock Creek Mansion maintains a list of approved caterers. Should you prefer to use an outside caterer, they must be licensed, insured, and meet with the Rental Coordinator for approval.
All alcoholic beverages, beer and wine are purchased and served by the Rock Creek Bar staff. A variety of beverage options are available.
The Rock Creek Mansion staff will pre-set the tables and chairs for your function including tables and chairs for 170 indoors and patio furniture for 24 outdoors. The set up and use of our equipment is included in the rental fees. The caterer furnishes all serving piece, china, flatware and linens.
At the end of the event, the caterer is responsible returning our location to its’ original condition, including removing all trash to our dumpsters on-site.