The Portsmouth Gas Light Co. building was constructed in 1837, was the home of the city’s first utility company and is located in the heart of downtown Portsmouth.


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.



A wide variety of food items are available for your event including but not limited to: hors d'oeuvres, platters, our award winning pizza, buffets from our Grill restaurant and desserts. For more details on our private event space please view our Event Packet or email our Events Coordinator at:



“The Gas Light was a great place for our rehearsal dinner. We had the upstairs to ourselves which is a very cool space with exposed brick and circular bar, and awesome views of downtown Portsmouth. The food was really good and one bartender in particular was really great and helpful. There was a screen for a slideshow that my brother in law made for us, and a mic for my father in law to do a speech. It was great!” –Wedding Wire Review