Grandpa Joe's White House to be used for Naomi Biden's wedding
- Naomi Biden is marrying Peter Neal
- White House said taxpayer's dollars won't be used for the wedding
- "That is a personal affair that is happening", the White House said
The White House will host a familial wedding later this year. Naomi Biden, the oldest granddaughter of President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, will marry Peter Neal on the South Lawn of the White House. She announced her plans in a social media post on Thursday.
Naomi Biden said that she has "finally figured out where the ceremony will be" adding that she will tie the knot on the South Lawn. The date of the wedding is not clear. The social media post included a photograph of her future wedding venue.
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The area, usually maintained by the US National Park Service, is often used by the President and the first family as a take-off and landing point for Marine One helicopter. The area also hosts numerous official White House ceremonies like the Congressional picnics and White House Easter Egg Rolls.
Karine Jean-Pierre, the new White House press secretary, mentioned the upcoming wedding in a press briefing on Thursday. She ensured that American taxpayer's dollars would not be used for the wedding.
"That is a personal affair that is happening. That is not White House business, so I cannot speak to that from here", the White House press secretary said.
White House wedding ceremonies are not common, and are usually highly exclusive. Most weddings at the presidential residence have been of either senior employees or family members of the President.
The last wedding was held in 2013, when former White House chief photographer Pete Souza married Nicole Boxer in the Rose Garden.
The White House has also hosted some wedding receptions. Luci Baines Johnson, the daughter of former US President Lyndon B. Johnson, hosted her wedding reception at the White House in 1966. Former President George W. Bush's daughter Jenna also had her wedding reception at the White House in June 2008.