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Our beautifully wooded 108-acre property offers the perfect country setting for any event.

Nestled in the serenity of Nanjemoy, Maryland, we are a reasonable driving distance from Baltimore and Washington as well as Northern Virginia. Rentals and Retreats at the Melwood Recreation Center have an almost 30-year history of serving customers and making memorable events for groups of all kinds and sizes.


Whether large or small, our facility offers endless opportunities for you to create a one-of-a-kind event.

We make our facility available for corporate and religious retreats, receptions, school groups, family reunions, executive gatherings, team building workshops, and more from September through May. Our caterer offers meals that will please your guests’ taste buds and allow you the convenience of having all your events’ needs handled by Melwood.

Groups of All Sizes

The Retreat Center has endless ways to provide a fun, comfortable atmosphere for families, friends, and co-workers.

We are committed to exceeding your expectations in service and quality. With versatile accommodations, customizable food service, individualized team-building opportunities, and reasonable prices, we can meet the needs of large and small groups for single-day events and up to multiple-week stays.

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When you host an event at the Melwood Recreation Center, you will work with one of our experienced staff to ensure that everything is perfect for your stay, no matter how long!

2022 Services Offerings

Team Building

Melwood’s various programs, indoor and outdoor meeting spaces are the perfect environment for groups to engage, experience, communicate, and grow.


Melwood staff are happy to work with couples to customize their wedding, whether it is a one-day event or a weekend getaway!


View details of the facilities we offer at the Melwood Retreat Center


The Melwood Retreat Center offers meeting spaces for rental.


Catering and dining options available

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For over 16 years, we’ve operated one of the most successful car donation programs on the East Coast, processing over 200,000 vehicle donations.

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