Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

CONTACT INFORMATION: Walney Visitor Center Open hours: Mon & Wed-Fri 9-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12-5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. The park's trails, picnic tables and grounds are open dawn to dusk.
703-631-0013 TTY 711
5040 Walney Road
Chantilly, Virginia
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Cabell's Mill


Cabell's Mill is not taking and more rentals currently.

Cabell's Mill
Cabell's Mill

5235 Walney Road
Centreville, Virginia

Located in the wooded acres of Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Cabell's Mill has long been a unique setting for social occasions. Built prior to 1800 and operated as a mill until 1916, the property was purchased in 1935 by Ellanor Lawrence. She and her husband, David, founder of US News & World Report, transformed the old mill into a guest house and hosted many Washington notables, including Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Today, Cabell's Mill offers a spacious room with hardwood floors, deep window sills and a working fireplace. On the lower level is a smaller room with an antique buffet table and fireplace, while outside an expansive terrace overlooks Big Rocky Run. The mill provides a beautiful secluded setting for many special occasions.

Indoor Banquet: 80
Indoor Cocktail-Style Reception: 115
Indoor and Outdoor (with tent): 135
Maximum Accommodation: 135
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Please note: This location has a small parking lot.  Two-thirds of the parking lot will be reserved for your rental based on guest count.

Rental Rates:

Alcohol Beverage Use Fee: $200
Security Deposit: $300


The rental time is to include setup and cleanup time, as well as the function. The security deposit is refunded after the rental, provided there were no damages or contractual violations.

Available Equipment:
8 five-foot round tables
8 six-foot rectangular tables
1 sixteen-foot buffet table (must remain on lower level)
80 off-white folding chairs

Hardwood flooring on upper level
Slate flooring on lower level
Pantry area with sink and counter space
Working fireplace on upper level
Central heat and air conditioning

Cabell's Mill is wheelchair accessible; however there is no inside transfer between levels.

Contact Us:
Kiersten Fiore
Walney Visitor Center
5040 Walney Road
Chantilly VA, 20151
Phone: 703-631-0013
Fax: 703-653-6604
Email: Kiersten.Fiore@fairfaxcounty.gov

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