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There have been eighteen documented weddings hosted by the President and/or First Lady of the United States:

  • March 29, 1812: Lucy Payne Washington (the sister of First Lady Dolley Madison) married Supreme Court Associate Justice Thomas Todd.
  • March 9, 1820: Maria Hester Monroe (daughter of President James Monroe and First Lady Elizabeth Monroe) married Samuel L. Gouverneur (Mrs. Monroe's nephew) and private secretary to President Monroe.
  • February 25, 1828: John Adams II (son of President John Quincy Adams and First Lady Louisa Catherine Adams) married Mary Catherine Hellen (Mrs. Adams's niece).
  • April 10, 1832: Mary Ann Eastin (grandniece of Rachel Donelson Jackson) married Lucius J. Polk.
  • November 29, 1832: Mary Anne Lewis (daughter of a close friend of President Andrew Jackson) married Alphonse Pageot.
  • January 31, 1842: Elizabeth Tyler (daughter of President John Tyler and First Lady Letitia Tyler) married William Waller in the East Room.
  • May 21, 1874: Nellie Grant (daughter of President Ulysses S. Grant and First Lady Julia Grant) married Algernon Sartoris in the East Room.
  • June 19, 1878: Emily Platt (niece of President Rutherford B. Hayes) married General Russell Hastings in the Blue Room.
  • June 2, 1886: President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom in the Blue Room. Cleveland is the only president to marry inside the White House.
  • February 17, 1906: Alice Lee Roosevelt (daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt) married Ohio Representative Nicholas Longworth in the East Room.
  • November 25, 1913: Jessie Woodrow Wilson (daughter of President Woodrow Wilson and First Lady Ellen Wilson) married Francis Bowes Sayre in the East Room.
  • May 7, 1914: Eleanor Randolph Wilson (daughter of President Woodrow Wilson and First Lady Ellen Wilson) married Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo in the Blue Room.
  • August 7, 1918: Alice Wilson (niece of President Woodrow Wilson) married Reverend Isaac Stuart McElroy, Jr. in the Blue Room.
  • July 30, 1942: Harry Hopkins (administrator and advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt) married Louise Gill Macy in the Second Floor Oval Room (then Roosevelt’s private study).
  • December 9, 1967: Lynda Bird Johnson (daughter of President Lyndon Johnson and First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson) married Captain Charles S. Robb in the East Room.
  • June 12, 1971: Tricia Nixon (daughter of President Richard Nixon and First Lady Patricia Nixon) married Edward Finch Cox in the Rose Garden.
  • May 28, 1994: Anthony Rodham (brother of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton) married Nicole Boxer in the Rose Garden.
  • October 19, 2013: Official White House Photographer Pete Souza married Patti Lease in the Rose Garden.

Wedding Receptions

There have been four documented weddings that took place elsewhere, but the wedding receptions afterwards were hosted by the President and/or First Lady of the United States at the White House:

  • December 1, 1831: Andrew Jackson Jr. and Sarah Yorke were married in Philadelphia on November 24, 1831. While President Jackson did not attend the ceremony, he did host the newlyweds for a reception at the White House a week later.
  • June 29, 1844: President John Tyler and First Lady Julia Gardiner Tyler were married in New York on June 26, 1844. The wedding party traveled back to Washington, D.C., and according to newspapers hosted a reception celebrating their marriage that Saturday.
  • August 6, 1966: Luci Johnson (daughter of President Lyndon Johnson and First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson) married Patrick Nugent at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., and the couple held their wedding reception at the White House that evening.
  • June 21, 2008: Jenna Bush (daughter of President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush) married Henry Hager on May 10, 2008, in Crawford, Texas. The president and first lady hosted a White House reception to celebrate the marriage the following month.

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