Weddings & Receptions

Planning your Wedding and Reception

With 6 customizable spaces, BlackRock Center for the Arts has the perfect setting for all the events leading up to your big day.  Our Terrace Studio with Outdoor Patio can be transformed into the most intimate, light-filled backdrop for cocktail hour, while our Mainstage and Dance Theater can accommodate up to 220 of your guests.

Feel free to ask us about our list of event professionals or to use the vendors of your choice. For more information or to schedule a tour of our 6 beautiful rental spaces, contact the Director of Rentals & Events, Erika Ray, at 240-912-1072 or,  or submit the form below for more information or to reserve your event!

Explore some of the wedding ceremonies and receptions that have been held at BlackRock:


“My best friend’s wedding was held at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, and it was hands down, one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life. I was completely satisfied. And I have a collection of memories that will endure forever. Thank you so much.”     – Garric Smith

 “You and your staff truly made our [wedding] day so very special and if we could do it all over again, we’d choose BlackRock a million times over! It was PERFECT and you really helped our vision come to life. Your diligence, time sacrifice and flexibility made working with you such a pleasure and we can’t tell you enough how awesome you are.”   — Malika B.

“What could be harder than picking a wedding venue? It’s literally the most important part of the process (other than getting engaged). I felt like I looked at every possible site in the area for our 4/18/15 wedding. We had a budget we had to work with but didn’t want anything low-end. This is a tough combination. Then we found BlackRock Center for the Arts. It was absolutely ideal for us. Easily accessible, tons of free parking, large enough to accommodate us and just a beautiful space. We got married there and had our reception there. It worked out awesome! Not only was the space a great fit, their coordinator Cindy Majane was GREAT to work with. She had great referrals of vendors, suggestions for the ceremony and was very instrumental in the planning process. Then came the day of. I was an older bride. I have probably been in 20 weddings. The biggest crisis I have ever seen at a wedding was my wedding! 2 of the bridesmaids dresses (my teenage nieces) had faulty zippers. They were totally broken so their backs were completely exposed. I had the emergency kit with safety pins and needle and thread—not at all helpful in this situation. I had Cindy look at the situation. She called 2 contacts, they came right over to BlackRock and sewed the girl’s right in! She was a life saver! I would highly recommend BlackRock—the pictures were great, there was plenty of room and a great layout and Cindy is the best in the business in my book! "   — Susan Cuttitta

“BlackRock was a fantastic venue for our wedding reception. Cindy the event coordinator was great at communicating and helping us out from deciding on the lighting settings in the dance hall to helping us to come up with a table layout that would maximize the use of the space. My husband and I were nervous about it being upcounty since our ceremony was taking place in Silver Spring and most of our events take place near Silver Spring but everyone loved the space and found the drive incredibly worth it. We used the lobby for cocktail hour and were able to set up a projector to show a love story video and had a photobooth also. Overall the space is incredibly versatile, you make it whatever you want….” - Five Star Review from The Knot

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