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. 


Wedding Catering by ROUGE Fine Catering

Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House has partnered with Rouge Fine Catering to host all catered events on the historic 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.

Pricing and Information

For your wedding, we will reserve designated space on our property, including a choice of ceremony sites (if needed), our Fountain Garden space, and a beautiful tented area, on your selected date, for your exclusive use between the hours of 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Pricing for the rental of the Woodlawn mansion property is below:

Woodlawn Property Rental Package (Ceremony + Reception, or Reception Only)

Days/Times                             Number of Attendees              Rate
Friday-Sunday & Holidays      1-150                                         $ 3,900       
Friday-Sunday & Holidays      151+                                          $ 4, 100
Monday-Thursday                   1-150                                        $ 2,900     
Monday-Thursday                   151+                                          $ 3, 100

In addition to the property rental cost, there is a tent package fee which includes use of our luxurious on-site tent situated on a permanent, oyster-shell and brick floor. The event tent package is part of the exclusive catering partnership between Woodlawn and Rouge Fine Catering. The cost-effective package provides you with the spacious, beautiful tent (with fabric -lined ceiling and chandelier lighting already a part), as well as all of your tables, chairs, additional lighting, and staging.

For more information on tent package pricing, please email or call 202-524-6801.

We also charge a $250 fee to hold your rehearsal on the property before the day of your event. 

For renting the grounds or interior of the small and iconic Frank Lloyd Wright- designed Pope-Leighey House, there is a separate pricing schedule. Please speak with your Rouge Fine Catering specialist for more information! 


Capacity for Property Rentals


We have a variety of stunning locations on our property that are designed to accommodate up to 350 guests for a wedding ceremony. 

Reception: Tent capacity is 250 for a table seated reception, 350 for a cocktail - style reception.

Includes access to Woodlawn's exterior property from 5 PM-11 PM, and Bridal Suite & Groomsmen's Room beginning at 2 PM the day of your event ( for bridal party only). Also includes tours of the interior of the gorgeous historic Woodlawn mansion (which was itself a wedding gift from George Washington to his ward, Nelly Custis)  for 1 hour during your event cocktail hour. 


Tent capacity is 250 for a table seated reception, 350 for a Cocktail - style reception.

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


Max Guests: 80 table seated

Includes access to the Pope-Leighey House's exterior property from 5PM -11 PM & 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