About Site Rentals at Strawbery Banke Museum:
The historic buildings and heirloom gardens of Strawbery Banke Museum provide a wonderful setting for a variety of special events from small private gatherings and meetings to large corporate functions and celebrations. Please note that Strawbery Banke is no longer able to host wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Please review the FAQ document and contact Alex Cave, Museum Events Manager at 603.422.7502 or acave[at] 


Puddle Dock was once a large tidal inlet that allowed ships to dock beside buildings at high tide. Today, Puddle Dock is an expansive lawn within the Museum grounds which provides space for festivals, corporate outings, and social events both large and small. Click here to learn more. 



Goodwin Garden is a lovely Victorian garden composed largely of bedding annuals – an example of a mid-to-late 19th-century landscape. Goodwin Garden accommodates 150 people and is a beautiful location for small to medium social gatherings and private parties. Click here to learn more. 



Lawrence J. Yerdon Visitors Center is styled after the many warehouse structures that once populated the Portsmouth waterfront. The Lecture Hall space accommodates up to 90 individuals for small to medium receptions, dinners, business meetings, lectures, and private parties. Click here to learn more. 


William Pitt Tavern, built in 1766, was an important gathering place for local citizenry during the critical years of the Revolution. The historic building's four small rooms accommodate up to 50 individuals for dinners, birthday parties, and breakout groups. Click here to learn more. 

Stoodley’s Tavern was home to the family of James Stoodley, who served in the French and Indian War. Stoodley’s can accommodate up to 45 people in various rooms for meetings, presentations, retreats, and small gatherings. Click here to learn more.