Say "I Do" at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House!

Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House offers a variety of outdoor locations with beautiful gardens, a stunning historic mansion, a brand new event tent with permanent flooring, and gorgeous views. 

In 1799, George Washington gave Woodlawn to his step-grand-daughter, Eleanor "Nelly" Custis and his nephew, Lawrence Lewis, as a wedding present. Throughout Nelly's lifetime and into the twentieth century, Woodlawn was renowned for the gracious hospitality of its hosts and the beauty of its historic and pastoral setting. We invite you to continue this tradition by holding your own event at this beautiful estate.

Venue Tours are conducted by appointment only. For more information on catered event rentals, email or call 202-524-6801. 



Woodlawn has partnered with Rouge Fine Catering to host all catered events on site. 

ROUGE Fine Catering focuses on delivering fresh, innovative, and world-class cuisine.  This philosophy has made ROUGE one of the DC metro area’s largest and most sought after caterers.

Led by Chef and Owner Jonathan Soudry, ROUGE opened its doors in 2007 and quickly gained distinction and esteem.  In his quest for the ideal culinary service, Chef Soudry skillfully combines over 35 years of professional experience with his native French culinary training to bring our clients gourmet, restaurant quality food in place of traditional “catering” food.

Chef Soudry has built an elite team at ROUGE Fine Catering that is enthusiastic and dedicated to providing you with a memorable event whether you are planning a corporate lunch delivery or the meal for the most important day of your life.


Max Guests: 250 table seated

Includes access to Woodlawn's exterior property from 5pm-11pm, and Bridal Suite & Groomsmen's Room beginning at 2pm the day of your event, for bridal party only. Also includes tours of the interior of Woodlawn for 1 hour during your event.


Max Guests: 300

Includes access to one area of Woodlawn's exterior property for your wedding ceremony for a 3 hour rental.


Max Guests: 80 table seated

Includes access to the Pope-Leighey House's exterior property from 5pm-11pm & tours of the interior of the Pope-Leighey House for 1 hour during your wedding reception.


By special arrangement only. Please contact our director of Site Interpretation and Partnerships at for details.

Max Guests: 15