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.
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.
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:
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
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
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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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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