Gas Light Building

A Little About Us

The Portsmouth Gas Light Co. building constructed in 1837, was the home of the city’s first utility company. It is located in the heart of downtown Portsmouth. The Portsmouth Gas Light Co. has stood the test of time and exhibits a space adorned with rich textures of brick and wood, that are highlighted by a vaulted 25 foot ceiling.

The Portsmouth Gas Light Co. is famous for our wood-fired cooking. The Gas Light Pizza Pub offers award winning brick oven baked pizza and wings, pasta, sandwiches and more. The Gas Light Grill boasts a versatile menu that offers wood-fire grilled items such as burgers, steaks, and signature salads. Our chef would love to create a menu that fits your particular needs!

The Portsmouth Gas Light Co. has been striving to deliver exceptional service, food, and entertainment to the Seacoast since 1989. We have received several accolades in this regard. Taste Magazine’s Best Night Life 2015. NH Business Review’s Best Business Dinner 2015 and NH Magazine’s Best Pizzeria 2015.

We can accommodate groups from 25 to 200 guests in our stylish private event space. Our professional staff is experienced in hosting events including, but not limited to: weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal/baby showers, birthday parties, corporate events, networking events and business dinners.

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Service Details

Our Private Event space, located in the Third Floor Night Club can accommodate up to 200 guests for cocktail style events. We can accommodate up to 80 guests for a sit down dinner. A wide variety of food items are available for your event including, but not limited to: hors d’oeuvres, platters, salads, our award winning pizza, buffets from the Grill restaurant, and desserts. Please let us know what you have in mind and we will put together a suggested sheet for your review.

The room fee for our private event space is based on the number of guests, the time and the date of the event. This fee includes basic staffing (including bar staff), one hour of set up time and use of our AV equipment. The private event space is booked for a minimum of 3 hours.

Guests are welcome to utilize our satellite radio for no additional cost.

Our projector is also available for slide shows or movies during your event at no additional cost. Please let us know if you will be brining your slide show in on a PC, Mac, or DVD. A run through of any slide show or movie is recommended prior to the event to ensure equipment compatibility.

Events will be booked until 8:30PM on Friday and Saturday nights to ensure the Night Club will be ready for the public at 9:00PM. At 8:30PM all guests will be asked to close out any outstanding tabs and all decorations and food must be removed from the space.

Prior to the Night Club opening at 9:00PM, staff will assess all guests in regards to alcohol consumption. Per New Hampshire Liquor Laws, any individual who shows signs of intoxication will not be permitted entrance to the Night Club. All other guests who are 21 years of age or older, are more than welcome to enjoy the Night Club at no additional cost.

A contract will be issued and a deposit will be requested in order to secure your date.


Services offered (for an additional fee)

Linen and Equipment Rentals

Your event coordinator is available to order and arrange deliveries for items including but not limited to tables, chairs, linens, cakes, flowers and anything else you may need.

Staff Set Up

Available for most events. Our staff will set up any rental tables, accept any deliveries associated with the event and decorate the space to the host’s specifications.

Our House DJ

Can be booked for your event. Customers can work with him directly to make their playlist. Karaoke is also available, for an additional fee. Parties are welcome to hire their own DJ but the DJ must bring their own equipment and sound system.

Butler Style Appetizers

This fee is based on the quantity of appetizers and how many servers will be necessary to pass them. Please ask for details

Doorman

Large events or events which have a large number of guests under the age of 21 may need additional doormen.

Cake Cutting

For a fee of $1 per person a staff member will expertly cut your cake and provide plates, utensils and napkins for your guests.

Champagne Toast

$2/per person (Half Glass) + NH Bev Tax


Local Services

Flowers

Ambrosia Gardens: (603) 436-7000 www.ambrosiagardens.com

Flowers by Leslie: (603) 436-0633 www.flowersbyleslie.com

Salons

DuDa Spa: (603) 430-9800 www.theDuDaSpa.com

Oomph: (203) 216-9848 www.oomphonline.com

Portsmouth Day Spa: (603) 430-0059 www.portsmouthspa.com

Cakes

Popovers: (603) 431-1119 www.popoversonthesquare.com

Photo Booth

Classic Photographers of Manchester: (603) 625-2100

Northeast Photobooth: (603) 505-5929 www.northeastphotobooths.com

This list is for information purposes only. The Portsmouth Gas Light Company is not responsible for the products or services by these listed vendors.



Private Event Menu

(priced per piece, 25 piece minimum)

Appetizers

Caprese Skewers – $1.50

Grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, balsamic reduction

Steak Kabob – $4.00

Steak tips, red peppers, onions

Chicken Kabob – $2.25

Marinated chicken, sesame glaze

BBQ Pork Sliders – $2.50

Braised pulled pork, BBQ sauce, slaw, Hawaiian bun

Lobster Sliders – $5.00

Lobster salad, Hawaiian bun

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon – $3.50

Sea scallops, crispy bacon, served with Maple Ginger Scallion sauce

Coconut Shrimp – $2.50

Coconut battered shrimp deep friend

Mozzarella Sticks – $1.50

Breaded mozzarella, deep fried, marinara sauce

Buffalo Chicken Bites – $2.00

Buffalo chicken bites, bleu cheese dressing

Tenderloin Beef Crostini – $4.00

Slow roasted rotisserie prime rib, crostinis, horseradish aioli

Korean BBQ Beef Spring Rolls – $3.00

Tender beef, bean thread noodles and umami rich sauce, served with sweet chili sauce

Vegetable Spring Roll – $2.00

Vegetables, ginger, crispy spring roll, served with sweet chili sauce

Crab Rangoon – $2.00

Wonton wrap, crea, cheese, crab, served with duck sauce

Philly Cheesesteak Rolls – $3.00

Steak, mozzarella, onions, served with horsereadish sauce

Pretzel Sticks – $3.00

Served with pub mustard and beer cheese

Chile Rellenos – $2.00

Cream cheese, corn masa battered filled with roasted poblano peppers with mozzarella and cotija cheeses

Haddock Bites – $1.00

Served with tartar sauce

Chicken Quesadilla – $2.50

Shredded chicken, pico, cheddar jack cheese, garlic herb tortilla, side salsa, sour cream

Potato Skins – $2.50

Potatoes, bacon, sour cream, chives, cheddar cheese

Brick Oven Wings – $2.50

Wood-fired brick oven wings, ranch, bleu cheese, celery sticks, choice of house buffalo, jerk BBQ, ginger BBQ, ginger garlic teriyaki

Platters

small (25 guests), medium (50 guests), large (100 guests)

Crudite $75 – $150 – $275

Assorted vegetables, ranch dip

Hummus $125 – $225 – $325

House-made roasted red pepper hummus, house-made white bean hummus, assorted vegetables, crostini

Cheese & Fruit $150 – $300 – $575

Assorted cheeses, fruits, crackers

Antipasto $150 – $300 – $575

Grilled vegetables, Italian meats, cheeses

Shrimp Cocktail $175 – $325 – $625

Chilled shrimp, cocktail sauce

Chips & Pico de Gallo – $30 (one size only)

Chips & Guacamole – $50 (one size only)

Salads

(25 person minimum)

Gas Light Salad – $6.00

Mixed greens, honey sherry vinaigrette, candied pecans, dried cherries, boursin cheese

Classic Caesar – $5.00

Romaine, caesar dressing, house-made croutons, asiago cheese

Garden Salad – $5.00

Mixed greens, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, shaved red onions, carrots

Dressing options: Bleu Cheese, Ranch, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Honey Sherry Vinaigrette, Caesar and Italian

Desserts

(priced per piece, 50 piece minimum)

Assorted Cookie Platter – $1.50

Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, and Dark Chocolate cookies baked fresh in-house

Brownies – $1.50

These brownies are soft, delicious and baked freish in-house

Caramel Apple Crisps – $2.25

Fresh seasoned apples topped with oatmeal crumble baked to a golden crisp then drizzled with a salted caramel sauce, served with fresh whipped cream

Peach Cobbler – $2.25

Fresh peaches with a sweet biscuit then baked to perfection

Sundae Bar – $8.00

Vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, hot fudge, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles, M&M’s, cherries, crushed walnuts


Portsmouth Gas Light Stations

Mashed Potato Bar – $6/person

Mashed potatoes with add-ons: bacon, scallions, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and gravy

Slider Bar – $14/person

Certified Angus Beef burgers, rotisserie roasted BBQ pulled pork and wood-fired grilled chicken breasts served with toasted brioche buns and all the fixings to make it just how you like it!

The Pub – $12/person

Potato skins, Philly cheesesteak rolls, brick oven wings, mozzarella sticks, chiles rellenos and pretzel sticks, served with Pub Mustard, Horseradish Sauce and Pub Beer Cheese

The New Englander – $16/person

Mini lobster sliders, clam chowder and cornbread

The Taste of the East – $12/person

Crab rangoons, vegetable spring rolls, chicken sesame kabobs, coconut shrimp, and BBQ beef spring rolls

Carving Stations

The following stations require an attendant ($75 Attendant Fee/$50 Guests)

Pork Loin – $240/50 guests

Served with mango chutney and spicy dijon mustard

Turkey Breast – $175/25 guests

Served with basil aioli and cranberry orange chutney

Prime Rib – $300/25 guests

Served with horseradish aioli and au jus

Beef Tenderloin – $275/25 guests

Served with horseradish aioli and au jus


Sample Grill Menu #1 – $25/person

Salads (choose 1)

Gas Light Salad

Mixed greens tossed with honey sherry vinaigrette, candied pecans, dried cherries, and boursin cheese

Garden Salad

Mixed greens, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, shaved red onions, carrots, choice of dressing

Classic Caesar

Romaine, caesar dressing, house-made croutons, asiago cheese

Sides (choose 2)

Glazed Carrots

Vegetable Ratatouille

Green Beans with Almonds

Sautéed Summer Squash & Zucchini

Basmati Rice

Mashed Potatoes

Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes

Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad

Entrees (choose 2)

Marinated Steak Tips

Bourbon marinated steak tips cooked over our wood-fired grill

Grilled Chicken Breast

Chicken breast cooked over our wood-fired grill with your choice of marinade (Lemon Pepper, BBQ or Teriyaki)

Broiled Haddock

Lightly breaded haddock, white wine, lemon

Rotisserie Pork Loin

Roasted garlic and herb crusted pork loin slow cooked on our rotisserie, served with mango chutney

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Onions, mushrooms, spinach, zucchini, fresh herbs, summer squash layered with tomato sauce, ricotta cheese and mozzarella

Vegetable Stir-Fry

Broccoli, carrots, onions, garlic, pineapple, red peppers, cashews, ginger, chestnuts, sesame seeds, tossed with sweet chili ginger soy & noodles

Buffet Enhancements

Additional Side – $3.00

Additional Protein – $7.00

Additional Salad – $2.50

Lobster Rolls – MKT

Clam Chowder – $6.00


Sample Grill Menu #2 – $40/person

Hors D’oeuvres (choose 3)

BBQ Beef Springrolls

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Mozzarella Sticks

Steak Kabob

Caprese Skewers

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Stationary Platters (choose 2)

Assorted Cheese & Crackers

Crudite

Chips & Pico de Gallo

Chips & Guacamole

Hummus with Fresh Vegetables

Salads (choose 1)

Gas Light Salad

House Salad

Classic Caesar Salad

Sides (choose 2)

Mashed Potatoes

Vegetable Ratatouille

Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes

Basmati Rice

Glazed Carrots

Green Beans with Almonds

Sautéed Summer Squash & Zucchini

Mediterrenean Orzo Pasta Sald

Entrees (choose 2)

Marinated Steak Tips

Bourbon marinated steak tips cooked over our wood-fired grill

Broiled Haddock

Lightly breaded haddock, white wine, lemon

Grilled Chicken Breast

Chicken breast booked over our wood-fired grill with your choice of marinade (Lemon Pepper, BBQ or Teriyaki)

Rotisserie Pork Loin

Roasted garlic and herb crusted pork loin slow cooked on our rotisserie, served with mango chutney

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Onions, mushrooms, spinach, zucchini, fresh herbs, summer squash layered with tomato sauce, ricotta cheese and mozzarella

Vegetable Stir-Fry

Broccoli, carrots, onions, garlic, pineapple, red peppers, cashews, ginger, chestnuts, sesame seeds, tossed with sweet chili ginger soy & noodles

Desserts

Assorted Cookie and Brownie Platter


Italian Buffet

Sides (choose 1)

Add a second option for an additional $4/per person

Homemade Meatballs

Sweet & Spicy Sausage

Grilled Chicken

Entrees (choose 2)

Served with garlic bread with mozzarella and caesar salad

Vegetarian Ratatouille

Mixed vegetables roasted with tomatoes, garlic and fresh herbs

Penne Marinara

Penne with house-made marinara

Linguini Alfredo

Linguini with house-made alfredo (pesto available on request)


Brunch Buffet – $25/person

Starters (choose 1)

Mini Partaits

Garden Salad

Classic Caesar

Fresh Fruit Salad

Main Course

Scrambled Eggs

Oven Roasted Home Fries or Potato Hash

Assorted Pastries

French Toast or Monte Cristo Bites

Sides (choose 2)

Sausage Links

Biscuits

Bacon

Tater Tots

Ham

Sausage Patties

Optional Add Ons

Marinated Steak Tips – $9.00/person

Mimosa – $7.00/person

Grilled Chicken Tenders – $4.00/person


Specialty Pizza from the Brick Oven

Gluten Sensitive Crust Available (Ask your Events Coordinator for pricing)

Children’s Museum – $16.00

Our classic cheese pizza

Congress Street – $20.00

Our take on the traditional “supreme” pizza – piled high with pepperoni, sweet sausage, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, black olives and mozzarella

Badger’s Island – $19.00

A base of bleu cheese dressing topped with spicy buffalo chicken and a cheddar and mozzarella cheese blend

Memorial Bridge – $18.00

Our take on a margherita pizza starts with our house-made pizza sauce, topped with pieces of fresh mozzarella, basil and romano cheese

Gas Light – $20.00

Our flagship and by far our most popular specialty pizza! House-made pizza sauce, sweet Italian sausage, pepperoni, ricotta and mozzarella

Fort Foster – $20.00

An upscale twist on a basic veggie pie, house-made pizza sauce, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, artichokes, mushrooms, sautéed spinach and mozzarella topped with crumbled goat cheese

Salt Pie – $19.00

This white pizza (no sauce) is loaded with garlic and topped with swiss, ricotta, romano and mozzarella

Pirates Cove – $19.00

We combine our house made pizza sauce with a sweet and smoky BBQ sauce, topped with red onions, chicken and mozzarella

Farmers Market – $21.00

Our meat lovers pizza with bacon, ham, pepperoni, ground beef and sweet sausage

Market Street – $19.00

Marinara and pesto base pizza topped with sliced meatballs, provolone, asiago and fresh basil

Mayor Foley – $20.00

House-made sweet sauce, sautéed spinach, mushrooms, caramelized onions and topped with mozzerella

Harbor Light – $19.00

A base of ranch dressing topped with shredded chicken, crumbled bacon and mozzarella cheese. Finished with a drizzle of ranch dressing and chives


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