Wedding Guidelines

Please review all information found on this page, and in the Wedding Planning Guide and Wedding FAQ, prior to submitting a wedding date request. Thank you.

Maximum Capacities

Main Residence: 


150 guests

Carriage House: 

Garden Parties:

350 guests

Indoor Receptions:

125 guests

Seated Meals:

110 guests


Wedding Planning Guide


General Guidelines 

Please see the “Wedding FAQ” tab to the left for additional information
  • Contracted Hours of Event are the times within which the wedding event may take place. Setup and breakdown are allowed outside of those hours.
  • Residence Coordinator will be on site for the duration of the wedding day to answer any questions that may arise, however there is no Residence Staff to assist in any event activities.  Your party is solely responsible for all set up/clean up.
  • Cash bars are not allowed.
  • All decorations must be approved by the Office of the Governor.
  • All vendors (performers, photographers, etc…) must submit to and pass a background check.
  • There are two primary fees associated with use of the Residence.
    • A Usage Fee, which is payable prior to the wedding date.
    • A Security Fee, which is payable after the wedding date.
    • The Residence reserves the right to send an additional invoice following the event addressing damages, or any miscellaneous charges which may arise.
  • All payments must be made by check, as the Residence does not accept credit cards.

Event Request & Approval Procedure

To inquire about specific available dates, please contact us at, providing us details about your event.

If the desired date is available a request form will be provided for your completion and return. Following review and approval of the request form, you will be sent a confirmation letter and deposit invoice in the amount of $3,500, one half of the total Usage Fee, payable upon receipt. The remaining half will be due 60 days prior to the wedding date.


Event cancellations must be provided in writing. One half of the total Usage Fee is refundable if written notice of cancellation is received by our office more that 30 days prior to the wedding date. There are no refunds with less than 30 days notice.

Although highly unlikely, should the Governor's Office require urgent or emergency use of the Residence, we reserve the right to cancel any event. In that case you will receive a full refund of the Usage Fee.

Sorry, but we cannot refund or cancel charges due to day-of-event inclement weather.