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Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

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Gadsby’s Tavern Museum consists of two buildings, the circa 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Hotel.The buildings are named for Englishman John Gadsby who operated them from 1796 to 1808. Mr. Gadsby’s establishment was the setting for dancing assemblies, theatrical and musical performances, and meetings of local organizations.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is an ideal site for all of your wedding events, from engagement parties to wedding receptions. The museum’s romantic setting lends itself to one-of-a-kind photo opportunities, dining experiences, and floral arrangements. Picture dancing your first dance in the same room where George and Martha Washington danced. The experienced museum staff can help you plan the perfect day!

General Information:

  • Rental fee includes tables, white folding chairs, forest green table cloths and museum staff time to clean up
  • Costumed guides are available upon request
  • Flexible seating arrangements
  • Enjoy the convenience of dining at Gadsby’s Tavern Restaurant


  • Assembly Room: 65 lecture; 40 seated dinner; 80 reception
  • Ballroom: 90 lecture; 72 seated dinner; 100 reception
  • Combined: 112 seated dinner; 175 reception