The guests arrive for Alice Roosevelt's 1906 marriage to Ohio congressman Nicholas Longworth

The guests arrive for Alice Roosevelt's 1906 marriage to Ohio congressman Nicholas Longworth. This wedding is considered the grandest of all nuptials held at the White House.

Seventeen White House weddings have been documented  ›  



Wedding ceremonies of children of incumbent presidents that were held at other locations than the White House  ›  

Twelve children of incumbent presidents were married at locations other than the White House. In the past one hundred years the wedding locations have been as far flung as a small church in New England, the stylish Bel-Air Hotel in Los Angeles, or an observation platform overlooking the Grand Canyon. Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt celebrated marriages of all five of their children during their long administration. Each, four sons and one daughter, chose to be married at locations other than the White House. Two children of presidents chose to marry after their fathers were elected but before they had taken office, Julie Nixon to David Eisenhower, grandson of President Eisenhower, on December 22, 1968 and Ron Reagan, Jr. to Doria Palmieri on November 24, 1980.


Luci Johnson and Patrick Nugent, 1966. White House Historical Association

Luci Johnson and Patrick Nugent, 1966. White House Historical Association


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