Rent the Governor John Langdon House Gardens

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Open June Through October

Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is often cited as one of the finest Georgian residences in the country. An expansive lawn behind the house is shaded by 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. Host your wedding or special event in this idyllic outdoor setting, which comfortably accommodates a tent with seating for 150 guests and 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.

We only book one wedding per weekend and are now accepting reservations for 2018 and beyond.

Rates and More Information

Rental Fee: $2,800

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.

Capacity: 150

Location: 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, N.H. 03801. Find Governor John Langdon House on Google Maps.

Photos courtesy of TARA Photography.



Caterers and Event Services

Caterers (Exclusive Suppliers):

Capers Catering
Contact: Emma Roberts, ERoberts@caperscatering.com
781-279-5100

Fosters Downeast Clambakes
800-552-0242

Liberty Lane Catering
603-926-1545

Portsmouth Catering Company
603-866-2546

The White Apron
603-617-3555

Tents (Exclusive Suppliers):

Marshall Tent and Event Rentals
207-439-3344

Sperry Tents Seacoast
603-570-4857

Florists:

Beautiful Days Events
207-384-4703

Flowers by Leslie
603-436-0481

Jardiniere
603-427-5560

Hotels:

Inn at Strawbery Banke
603-436-7242

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
603-431-2300

The Hotel Portsmouth
603-431-2300

Entertainment:

Wavelength Band
207-883-0893

Photographers:

emile inc. photography
207-272-2285

Lee Germeroth Photography
Contact: Lee Germeroth,  603-290-6490

Jess Jolin Photography
603-630-6434

Melissa Koren Photography
603-969-2772

TARA Photography
603-707-0030

Wedding and Event Planners:

Nicole Mower Weddings and Events
603-661-8394

by Emily B
603-969-4011

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