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The Glenview Mansion

603 Edmonston Dr,
Rockville, MD 20851
Great for Portraits & Events
but not in our standard portraits service area.

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Glenview Mansion is a magnificent historic property located in Rockville, Maryland. The mansion was built in 1926 for the Edmonston family, who were known for their success in business and philanthropy. The mansion was designed to reflect their high social status and features stunning architecture and elegant interior design.

Over the years, the property has served many purposes, including as a school and government offices. In 1978, the City of Rockville acquired the mansion and transformed it into a cultural center. Today, the mansion is open to the public for tours and events.

One of the main features of Glenview Mansion is its beautiful stone gardens. The gardens were designed by renowned landscape architect Beatrix Farrand and are divided into sections, each with a unique theme. The gardens feature a variety of plants, including perennials, annuals, and shrubs. The gardens provide a picturesque backdrop for portrait photography and are a popular location for outdoor weddings.

Another feature of the mansion is its cherry blossom trees, which were a gift from the government of Japan in the 1970s. When the trees bloom in the spring, they provide a stunning display of pink and white flowers that creates a dreamy atmosphere. The cherry blossoms make Glenview Mansion an ideal spot for capturing unforgettable memories, and a good alternative for people who want to avoid the crowds at DC Tidal Basin, but are still interested in featuring cherry blossoms in their portraits.

In addition to its beautiful gardens, Glenview Mansion is an excellent location for wedding photography. The mansion’s architecture and interior design provide a timeless elegance that is perfect for capturing the special moments of a wedding day. The grand staircase, stained glass windows, and original woodwork create a sophisticated backdrop that highlights the couple’s love and joy.

Location Limitations:

Events are regularly held at this location on weekends, and so for portraits it is best used Monday through Friday, or on weekends early in the morning. Although the location is not typically busy, it’s not uncommon to come across other photographers taking pictures, or guests enjoying the grounds. It’s important that portrait activities not impede the enjoyment of the location for other visitors. Indoor usage of this location is limited to wedding and event bookings.

The Glenview Mansion

603 Edmonston Dr
Rockville, MD 20851
(240) 314-8660

Portrait Permits & Costs

Permit Required:
Portraits Service Area:

The Glenview Mansion is not in our standard portraits service area and will require a travel charge to hold your portrait session here.

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Parking info:

Parking is available in the on-site parking lot, with plenty of space.

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