On 10/3/2015 we had our second Bar Mitzvah reception held at Rock Creek Mansion in a two year period. On both occasions we worked with Julie Buckingham Carter, a true professional. Everything went smooth on both occasions with no flaws. Julie and the RCM staff were a delight and easy to work with to create a great party at the Mansion. We highly recommend Rock Creek Mansion as a great venue to hold your event! JR and JR

User5559323, Event Date: 2+ years ago


Open House on Saturday,June 23 from 11am-2pm. Come tour see our spacious ballroom, patio and private lawn. We are booking into 2020!

Welcome to Rock Creek Mansion, a private event venue located in Bethesda, Maryland. We offer both the intimacy of a private residence with the space of an elegant ballroom. Whether your group is 50 or 200, you will feel at home at the Rock Creek Mansion. In warm months the lawn is an ideal spot for a garden wedding ceremony and  lawn games during the cocktails on the patio..  

We offer special pricing packages for winter weddings.  The spacious ballroom is an ideal spot for a ceremony and reception.  The cozy lounge with a fireplace is charming and the mantle can be personalized with family photos, candles and florals..  

Join us for an Open House with vendors on Sunday, January 21 from 12-3pm!

We are conveniently located one mile inside the Capital Beltway, and in close proximity to Northwest Washington and Northern Virginia. Take a moment to view our site and photos, then let us know how we can serve you!


Venue Type
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Mansion
Event Venue - Frequently Asked Questions
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Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Mansion
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Vintage, Classic
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Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
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Ceremony, Reception
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Event Planning
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Parking, Wheelchair Access
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What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, Memorials, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

41 Reviews

Sara, Event Date: 06/08/2018
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Rock Creek Mansion had the perfect mix of outdoor fun and indoor tradition for our son's bar mitzvah! He wanted a lawn party, while we wanted DJ dancing and cover from the rain. RCM fit that bill beautifully! The patio was elegant under a tent and allowed guests the option of remaining outside even when a bit of rain moved through. The indoor reception space looked festive and there was plenty of room for guests to mingle, dance and move about. The staff was reliable, very responsive and helpful at every point of the process. It was absolutely PERFECT for our event!!

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Ann, Event Date: 06/03/2018
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I really could not rate or recommend Rock Creek Mansion any higher. Julie and Mike are fantastic to work with, professional and caring, open to our suggestion and very helpful with suggestions. W had only a few days to plan a memorial service for my husband, and they not only came through for us in a million little ways, but helped us truly make the event a celebration of his life. The setting is spectacular, and the atmosphere was exactly want we hoped to create. At such a challenging time, knowing we did not have to worry about one detail meant the world. I cannot thank them enough.

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Anna, Event Date: 05/16/2018
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

This was a great space for our corporate event that was partial business meeting and partial reception. Rock creek was very flexible with our use of space and overall a wonderful value for our money. Our guests were all very pleased with the space and so were we!

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User6980836, Event Date: 2+ years ago
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 3.5 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We held our daughter's senior class prom dinner at RCM and it was FABULOUS! Plenty of room and great photo areas for about 120 students -- plus lots of parents who hung out from beginning to end, which kids didn't mind at all! Some parents went downstairs to the bar -- which kids didn't even know about, so it wasn't a problem. We started with photos outside on patio and lawn. Then, a buffet and sit down dinner for the students. A huge success! We used Simply Fresh Catering, which also coordinated our limo buses.

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