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 are accepting reservations for 2017 and beyond.

Saturdays available in 2017: July 1, 8, 15, and 29; August 5, 12, 19, and 26; September 9, 16, and 30; October 7, 14, and 21

Saturdays available in 2018: June 2, 9, 23, and 30; July 7, 14, 21, and 28; August 4, 11, 18, and 25; September 8, 15, 22, and 29; October 6, 13, 20, and 27

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,
Phone: 781-279-5100

Fosters Downeast Clambakes
Phone: 800-552-0242

Liberty Lane Catering
Phone: 603-926-1545

Portsmouth Catering Company
Phone: 603-866-2546

The White Apron
Phone: 603-617-3555

Tents (Exclusive Suppliers):

Marshall Tent and Event Rentals
Phone: 207-439-3344

Sperry Tents Seacoast
Phone: 603-570-4857


Beautiful Days Events
Phone: 207-384-4703

Flowers by Leslie
Phone: 603-436-0481

Phone: 603-427-5560


Inn at Strawbery Banke
Phone: 603-436-7242

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
Phone: 603-431-2300

The Hotel Portsmouth
Phone: 603-431-2300


Wavelength Band
Phone: 207-883-0893


emile inc. photography
Phone: 207-272-2285

Jess Jolin Photography
Phone: 603-630-6434

Melissa Koren Photography
Phone: 603-969-2772

TARA Photography
Phone: 603-707-0030

Wedding and Event Planners:

Nicole Mower Weddings and Events
Phone: 603-661-8394

by Emily B
Phone: 603-969-4011

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