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Gatherings and Local Venues in Dover and Portsmouth

Start planning your celebration or corporate event at local Dover venues today. Book a room block and host your guests at our upscale and relaxed hotel, with lots of gathering spaces for your guests to socialize. We are pleased to offer local recommendations to help make your special weekend one to remember.

It all starts with the venue. Find the perfect setting for your event, whether it’s an intimate space, historic building, or elegant ballroom. Start organizing your next corporate retreat, family reunion, or special party now!

Outdoor Gatherings

A historic cornerstone of Portsmouth, Strawbery Banke is not only a living museum, but a collection of gorgeous and unique spaces. Strawbery Banke offers outdoor spaces for breathtaking weddings.

  • Puddle Deck: A spacious lawn ideal for sprawling tented events.
  • Goodwin Garden: Lush with Victorian flowers and pathways perfect for intimate receptions.
  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich Memorial Garden: A quiet grove with brick pathways through gardens.

Inside Strawbery Banke

Host your private party or banquet inside the historic museum, with breakout rooms perfect for corporate events.

  • Tyco Visitor Center: Host your cocktail-style reception and lecture in the modern media room and lecture hall.
  • Pitt Tavern: Once a meeting place during the Revolution and now a historic room perfect for parties of 50 guests.
  • Stoodley’s Tavern Education Center: A popular meeting room in the 1760s that suits small meetings and retreats.

Wineries & Weddings

LaBelle Winery: Come together for a series of team-building exercises that will delight your friends and engage your team! Contact Danielle Sullivan for custom programming, with activities such as:

  • Wine Blending
  • Group Paint & Sip
  • Modern Wine Tastings
  • Blindfolded Wine Tasting

The Hellenic Center: This banquet hall provides the perfect harmony of great value and flexible space accommodating up to 300 people. This elegant space comes with an on-site caterer and has been featured on The Knot.

Unique Activities

Board & Brush: Work together to create a custom sign, with all the included materials and instruction you need! Board & Brush is here to help with staining, distressing and designing your rustic sign. For groups of 10 or 15 guests, Garrison Hotel guests receive $10 per person!

Gundalow Company: Charter a private boat to sail past lighthouses, the naval shipyard, and Prescott Park. The flat open decks are the perfect space for groups of 45 people to cruise along the riverfront. Contact Gundalow Company to arrange live music and local catering aboard your river excursion!

Granite State Growler Tours: The only craft brewery tour bus in New Hampshire, travel along the coastline from tap to tap! Tastings are included in your ticket price and knowledgeable guides will entertain you with anecdotes on brewing history. Plan a private tour for 7-70 people with all the right stops for your group!

Book a Room Block

Choose something a little more unique to host your next corporate party or family reunion. The Garrison Hotel is the perfect complement, with all the boutique amenities you need for a comfortable stay in Dover. Included in your reservation is a fresh breakfast, as well as access to our indoor pool and outdoor fire pit.

Book a room block today for your guests and plan your event with ease at one of our favorite local venues in Dover.