Governor John Langdon House Gardens
Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is often cited as one of the finest Georgian residences in the country. An expansive lawn at the rear of the house is shaded by mature trees and enclosed by hedges and a perennial flower border. A 100-foot rose and grape arbor leads to a small pavilion and secluded garden. Historic New England invites you to host your wedding or special event in this idyllic outdoor setting.
The property can comfortably accommodate a tent with seating for 150 guests with space for dancing.
John Langdon rose from modest origins to become a merchant, shipbuilder, Revolutionary leader, signer of the United States Constitution, and three-term governor of New Hampshire. The house he built for his family expresses his status as Portsmouth's leading citizen and was praised by George Washington, who visited there in 1789.
At the end of the nineteenth century, Langdon descendants purchased the house and restored it to its eighteenth-century glory. The handsome garden, dating from the same era, features restored perennial beds, a rose and grape arbor, and a pavilion.
Reservations are now being accepted for 2017 and beyond.
Please click here for a gallery from a real wedding at Langdon House.
2016 and 2017 Saturday availability is outlined below. Please know we have wonderful Friday and Sunday options as well.
2016 Saturday dates include:
- October 15
2017 Saturday dates include:
- June 3, 10, and 17
- July 1, 8, 15, and 29
- August 5, 12, 19, and 26
- September 2, 9, and 16
- October 7, 14, and 21
Call now to schedule your visit to Governor Langdon House!
June through October
Monday through Sunday
Your rental fee supports Historic New England's mission to preserve and share New England heritage. To express our thanks for your support, we offer you a complimentary one-year membership. Membership benefits include free admission to Historic New England sites, discounts on merchandise and events, and a subscription to Historic New England magazine.
Take I-95 to Exit 7 towards downtown (Market Street). Bear right after the railroad tracks. Turn right onto Deer Street. Turn left onto Maplewood Avenue. Turn left onto State Street. Turn right onto Pleasant Street. Langdon House is one block down on the left.
E-mail the Langdon House staff or call 617-994-6671.