National Press Club

529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045 Map · Phone number
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About National Press Club

The National Press Club is a historic wedding venue located in the heart of Washington, D.C. Just a block from the President’s home, the venue features views of the White House and the Washington Monument. Guests will enjoy top hotels next door, plenty of parking garages, and easy walking to the museums on the National Mall. The Press Club's large and adaptable event spaces make for the perfect setting to bring any couple’s wedding day vision to life.

Facilities and Capacity
With a maximum capacity of 225 guests, National Press Club can be adapted to fit both intimate gatherings and larger celebrations. The NPC Ballroom is known for its presidential look, featuring wood trim and deep blue carpeting. This spectacular space can be opened up or sectioned off to fit the sizing needs of your wedding day from ceremony to dinner and dancing. For smaller functions, you’ll want to utilize the adjoining First Amendment and the Holeman Lounges for ceremony, recepton, and dinner celebration. There are also smaller rooms for bridal parties, signing ceremonies, and vendors.

Services Offered
The expert team at this venue hostes more than 2,100 events annually, both privately and publicly. To provide a flawless event experience, they go above and beyond to coordinate all aspects of event details, including in-house gourmet catering, AV and multimedia production services, and much more. National Press Club’s wedding day services include the following: Event planning, In-house catering and Servers, Setup, Tables, Chairs, Linens, Cleanup.

Cuisine
The catering team is committed to providing both creative cuisine and impeccable service. They pride themselves on providing top-of-the-line fresh ingredients, including seafood that is delivered fresh daily and meats that are hand-butchered in-house. National Press Club uses fresh, local fruits and vegetables in their menu creations.

Full catering menus can be viewed at https://www.press.org/catering-menus.

Some popular selections:

Starters
Lobster, crab or three cheese ravioli, sage brown butter and capers
Wild mushroom, artichoke and three pea risotto
Pasta nest with shrimp, clams, mussels and basil cream sauce
Smoked salmon crepes, marinated cucumber ribbons and crème fraiche

Salads
Avocado, greens, oranges, mango, scallions and sesame brittle garnish
Forest mushrooms in balsamic vinaigrette, grilled asparagus, edamame and shaved Parmesan
Endive, blue cheese, spinach, walnuts and pomegranates seeds (seasonal) or apple/pear bites
Fresh mozzarella and heirloom tomato Caprese salad, bibb lettuce and extra virgin olive oil (seasonal)
Arugula, tri-colored pickled beets, grapes, herb goat cheese and cinnamon maple roasted walnuts
Mixed greens, cucumber ribbons, smoked Gouda, cornbread croutons and almonds
Chardonnay poached pear, baby greens, blue cheese, walnuts and peppercorn vinaigrette

Main Course
Grilled salmon or lobster tail, boneless NY strip, red pepper polenta, sautéed spinach with tomatoes
Seasonal rockfish, grouper or mahi mahi and filet au poivre, mushroom risotto and Roman artichokes
Jumbo lump crab cake, rosemary grilled flatiron steak, chive mashed potatoes and cheese peppers
Acorn squash, quinoa, wild rice, cranberries and pecans, braised greens, cider reduction (Vegan)
Peruvian roasted chicken, Chimichurri sauce, purple potatoes, black beans and yucca crisps
Spanish spice-rubbed chicken, lentil rice with olives and dates, roasted squash with mint
Chicken piccata, mushroom risotto and ginger-garlic Feta green beans
Grilled herb marinated chicken breast, saffron scallion couscous, peppers and zucchini sauté

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49 Reviews for National Press Club

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Jennifer Romanek · Getting married on 05/30/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Warm, welcoming, and flexible

    We had an amazing experience working with the Press Club. From the get-go, we worked with George who was incredibly warm, welcoming and easy to work with. Although COVID presented challenges to our plans, George was a wonderful partner throughout and we cannot highly enough recommend!

    Sent on 11/25/2020
  • Matthew

    Matthew · Married on 10/10/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Flexible, adaptable, professional, but most importantly helped us put together our dream wedding

    My now-wife and I initially booked the National Press Club back in October of 2019, when we needed a space that would have held 150-200 guests. Flash-forward to a spring and summer of uncertainty in 2020 that many had to deal with, and we were unsure that we would be able to be married at all.

    Yet, that space and size turned out to be lucky for us, as we were able to use the National Press Club to have a socially distant, pandemic-restrictions-compliant, wedding and dinner reception for 30. Throughout the process of planning, George and his team were able to roll with all of the changes such a ceremony would entail, from rethinking seating arrangements to designing menus. Most importantly, he and his team were responsive throughout the entire process as we reconfigured the ceremony to meet the new normal: no concern was too small for an email or a phone call, and George was always able to come up with an answer that would help our day go off as smoothly as possible.

    On our wedding day, George and his team at the National Press Club did a great job of managing all of the processes: from setting us up with "get ready" rooms, to working with our other vendors, to changing the decor from ceremony to reception, to even helping us manage our "surprise" entrance to the reception. (Of course, the food and drink were delicious as well!).

    We received many compliments from our guests throughout the evening and after the wedding about how special of an event we held, and how safe they felt (everyone was wearing maks, completed temperature checks, and complied with the local Covid rules), even in these uncertain times. Much of the credit for that can go to George and his team at the National Press Club: they preserved our dream wedding date with a fabulous wedding. Highly recommended.

    Sent on 10/28/2020
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    Adam J Spiegelberg · Married on 04/04/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    Amazing care and responsiveness

    First, let me just say that we have not yet had our ceremony. Our ceremony was originally scheduled for April 4th of this year. We had an amazing tasting session at the beginning of March and couldn’t wait for the amazing ceremony Cara Lanza and her team had in store for us on our special day. But, of course, COVID-19 had other plans for us and we had to postpone everything just a 3 weeks out. Cara and her team have been superb in the interim as well. We have twice more postponed our date (now to 2022 to be on the safe side) and Cara has been completely understanding and always responsive to our needs and desires to adjust our wedding date in this ever-fluid situation. We simply couldn’t ask for a better wedding site coordinator to work with. She has been amazing. Thanks!

    Sent on 11/07/2020

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National Press Club FAQ

  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    225
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • National Press Club 1
    July/August Special
    Book your wedding for July or August and receive 10% off food and beverages!

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Hay Mckenna Photography - Elaine Studley Wedding Photographers

    Some of the most beautiful weddings we have ever done have been at the National Press club. They are professional, relaxed, wonderful to work with and a beautiful venue. We photographed the wedding of 2 ballroom dancers at the press club and the images we were able to take from the balconies surrounding the room were among the finest dance images we have ever done. It is a unique and wonderful location. Elaine Studley

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National Press Club frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at National Press Club?

National Press Club includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At National Press Club, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

National Press Club includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of National Press Club in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by National Press Club for wedding events is known for:

  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at National Press Club for wedding events?

National Press Club offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does National Press Club offer?

National Press Club offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does National Press Club offer for wedding events?

National Press Club offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What percentage of users recommend National Press Club and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

National Press Club is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does National Press Club offer?

National Press Club currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.