Nostalgic for the Lincoln bedroom? There was Drumthwacket, instead: McGreevey let mansion become a ‘ banquet hall’
Friends and allies of former Gov. James E. McGreevey used the governor’s mansion for a steady stream of private parties and political functions during his tenure, a review of confidential state records shows.
Drumthwacket, the stately mansion in Princeton, played host to First Communions, birthdays, anniversaries, a bridal shower and at least 12 weddings — including one for a television reporter — during McGreevey’s 34 months in office. The Democratic state committee also held holiday parties there for fund-raisers and dozens of political dinners.
The events took place in the mansion’s elegant rooms and on its impeccably manicured grounds rent-free.
Codey says he’ll change that.