4. Here Comes The Bride
Who was married at the White House? In 1820, Maria Monroe married her first cousin, Samuel Gouverneur in the East Room or Blue Room of the White House. In 1828, Mary Hellen married the youngest of the three sons of President John Quincy Adams. This was a bit of conundrum because Mary had been engaged to the oldest son and was stringing along the middle son when she went off and married the youngest–John II! Holiday dinners were probably a bit awkward for those first few years….
In 1886 the only President to get married at the White House was Grover Cleveland. 49 year old Cleveland married 21 year old Frances Folsom. In 1906, wild child, Alice Roosevelt married Nicholas Longworth. It was a huge affair with over 1,000 guests! In 1971, Tricia Nixon (pictured) married Edward Cox in the White House Rose Garden. Her wedding was televised for the world to watch. There were several other Presidents to get married while they served in office but did not get married inside the White House.