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Your Perfect Wedding Venue | Kentlands Mansion

 Your Perfect Wedding Venue, Kentlands Mansion

Bridal party in front of Kentlands Mansion

Your perfect wedding venue, Kentlands Mansion is waiting for you. I’m a DC wedding photographer at www.weddingsbylee.com and this is one of my favorite venues for a wedding. It is located just outside of DC and has everything in one place. From the beautiful grounds to the always happy and helpful staff, you won’t find a better venue. Lisa and the other staff members will make your event a memorable and stress free. I’m here to introduce them to you. This is what they want you to know about their beautiful venue in their own words.

ceremony during the day at Kentlands Mansion

The Experience

Your perfect wedding venue, historic Kentlands Mansion!  Nestled in the heart of a quiet, upscale neighborhood, this wedding venue has beautiful photo-opportunities inside and out and is the perfect setting for elegant weddings, receptions, birthdays, and other special events.

bride and groom kissing in front of Kentlands Mansionbride in front of lake at Kentlands Mansion

For a stunning outdoor ceremony, Kentlands Mansion has 2 options- the manicured front lawn with the Mansion as your backdrop, or the cozy side garden with a flagstone aisle and fountain.  Both spots are perfect for gathering friends and family.  You can add personal touches like flowers or an arch but with the paved altar areas. All you need is the happy couple and officiant to make it beautiful!  These enchanting views provide an unforgettable, intimate setting that perfectly complements any wedding.

Step through the double front doors into the grand foyer and you’ll be taken back to the beauty and splendor of the early 1900s.  Unlike typical event halls which can be large but sterile, the Mansion’s elegantly appointed rooms need minimal decoration to make your guests feel welcome.  The bright and airy “Yellow Room” has a stunning crystal chandelier, beneath which you can dance the night away.  The adjacent “Music Room” with it’s mahogany paneled walls and up-lighted ceiling feels warm and inviting.  Stroll into the covered canopy porch with its string lights and drink in the night air – a great spot for an extra bar area, photo booth, or additional seating!

bride and groom walking to Kentlands Mansion

Besides the iconic front balcony where you can toast the sunset or enjoy the panoramic views of Lake Inspiration, the Mansion features polished blond wood floors, a graceful staircase in the foyer, hand carved molding, fine millwork, and 22 foot ceilings.  Kentlands Mansion has private dressing rooms with separate bathrooms for the happy couple to get ready, and gorgeous sitting areas for relaxing in between activities.

Do you have a special cuisine or favorite caterer in mind?  You don’t have to worry about a limited menu or locked in food pricing since we have an open catering policy!  You can customize your experience by selecting your own licensed and insured caterer.  Want to save money by bringing in your own alcohol?  No problem – we only ask that you have a licensed and insured bartender during your event.

Place setting at Kentlands Mansiondrinks being poured at Kentlands Mansion

 

Kentlands Mansion is an exceptional value. You can decide what to DIY and what you need more help with.  Weddings can get expensive and we will respect your budget. That’s why  we never ask you to pay for anything you don’t need and offer many a la carte choices like linens, a/v equipment, extra rental time, and upgrades like chiavari chairs, and our day-of-coordinator service (which is the BEST deal in town)!  You can take advantage of our experienced staff to help guide you with vendor recommendations and creative ideas. If you’re the type of person who likes arranging all the details, we are happy to step aside and support you in whatever way you need.

 

outdoor ceremony setup at Kentlands Mansion

 

In addition to all of these luxuries, your rental fee includes event set up, ample free parking, and an on-site venue manager. We are also located near a lot of cool places to stay, eat, and play.

Kentlands Mansion is a tranquil oasis situated surprisingly close to several major highways,  just outside of Washington, DC.  Check out a few places close to Kentlands Mansion for you and your guests:

For out of town guest accommodations and entertainment:  https://www.riolakefront.com/

For hotel blocks and shuttle service:  https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/gaithersburg/wasrv/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-HI-_-US-_-WASRV

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasge-fairfield-inn-and-suites-germantown-gaithersburg/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2

Restaurants Within Walking Distance

https://kenakisushi.com/

https://www.vasiliskitchen.com/

https://locations.bucadibeppo.com/us/md/gaithersburg/122-kentlands-blvd

https://www.bonefishgrill.com/locations/md/gaithersburg

The Art Gallery

Kentlands Mansion also serves as an art gallery and proudly showcases the work of our region’s most accomplished artists. Rotating exhibits are displayed on the first and second floors. They feature a variety of art styles and adds to the unique feel of this charming venue.  We can accommodate up to 150 guests for a cocktail style reception and 110 guests for a seated event.

For corporate events, the flexible and functional rooms on the first and second floors offer a variety of set-up options to accommodate you and your guests. Kentlands Mansion also hosts an array of fun classes and events open to the public throughout the year. You can find a calendar of events on our website.  For ideas and inspiration, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or PinterestCall or email us anytime – we would love to speak with you and help make your dream wedding a reality!

Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg

kentlands@gaithersburgmd.gov or 301-258-6425

I hope this helps in planning your perfect wedding at Kentlands Mansion. For more time on wedding planning check out this article best engagement photo locations in DC.

Best of luck and happy planning,

Lee Hickman

202-744-0341

www.weddingsbylee.com

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