Since former President John Adams moved into the newly built White House in 1800, the 18 weddings held there typically include family members of the president and first lady.
According to the White House Historical Association, the tradition began in 1812 when Lucy Payne Washington, sister of First Lady Dolley Madison, married Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Thomas Todd.
Grover Cleveland has been the only president to have been married in the White House. He exchanged vows with Frances Folsom in 1886 in the Blue Room.
Naomi Biden is the daughter of the president’s son, Hunter Biden, and his first wife, Kathleen Buhle.
Jill Biden’s communications director Elizabeth Alexander said the Biden family will pay for wedding activities to take place at the White House, “in keeping with other private events hosted by the First Family and following the traditions of the previous White House wedding festivities in previous administrations.” .
Unlike some previous ceremonies, the festivities were closed to the media.
“Naomi and Peter have asked that their wedding be closed to the media and we are respecting their wishes. This is something the couple has decided on,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Friday.