Private Events

Unforgettable gatherings in a century-old, spectacularly restored, state-of-the-art special events venue.
An architecturally breathtaking center of arts and culture in the heart of historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jimmy’s offers a one-of-a-kind venue to host important corporate functions, intimate or large-scale social gatherings, private parties, and memorable celebrations.


Each unique space inside this lovingly restored 1905 landmark is built to bring people together … and set your event apart. Balconies perched overlooking the main stage. Opulently appointed VIP areas. Intimate rooms with fireplaces and bay windows overlooking Congress Street. A towering glass-and-steel atrium.

Engineered with optimal acoustics, leading-edge sound, lighting, and AV systems to showcase world-class jazz and blues artists, Jimmy’s is wired to inspire. Large, high-definition, flatscreens are situated throughout the facility, which also offers the ability to live-stream corporate functions to locations around the globe. We are equipped with in-house theater and projector capabilities, and our six-camera video system enables you to record key moments or entire events.

Next-level culinary experiences are also front and center at Jimmy’s. When it comes to food and drink, we are committed to “the pursuit of deliciousness” — a favorite motto of our executive chef, Nathan Varney. Chef Nathan’s professional gastronomic journey includes mastering the fundamentals of classic French cuisine in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia; fine-tuning his approach to fine dining at five-star Lautrec near Pittsburgh; and full immersion in the melting pot of indigenous, French, Spanish, African, and soul food influences that characterize the diverse cuisine of New Orleans.

Your hosts – brothers Michael and Peter Labrie (co-founders of the Labrie Group of Restaurants) and their team – have put heart and soul into creating a one-of-a-kind venue for you and your guests to enjoy extraordinary and memorable experiences.

To start a conversation about hosting your event here at Jimmy’s Jazz and Blues Club, please contact us here.

Rachel Huddleston, CMP
Event Director