National Press Club is a historic wedding venue located in Washington, D.C. Just steps from the President’s home, the venue features unbeatable views of both the White House and the Washington Monument. Its 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 250 guests, National Press Club can be adapted to fit both intimate gatherings and medium-sized celebrations. One of the venue’s largest spaces, the 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. For smaller celebrations, you’ll want to utilize the First Amendment Lounge or the Holeman Lounge, each accommodating up to 120 guests in a banquet-style setup. The following additional event spaces are available:
The expert team at this venue has hosted more than 2,100 annual events 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:
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. Some of their most popular entrees include:
42 Reviews for National Press Club
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Jaya Ghildiyal · Married on 02/01/2020
Your wedding will NOT be cookie-cutter!
You want your wedding to be special...and I cannot imagine a more flexible venue that would offer a more customized experience than NPC! Here are some of the reasons I'm so glad that I chose NPC:
Venue coordinator & staff: Cara, our event coordinator, was responsive, patient, utterly competent, and has a wonderful personality (interacts with you as a person, not just a client). Servers and bar tenders were great, and actually seemed happy to be there (like it's a wedding!) They will make sure your day is perfect.
Space: Not a boring ballroom...a place with history. We loved that we were able to use 3 separate rooms (including one with a fireplace) so that our guests didn't feel trapped. We had a band, and the acoustics in the main ballroom were great.
Food/Drink: It felt like "if you can dream it, they can make it". We served Peking duck and risotto at chef stations, and a variety of off-menu Indian dishes (my background) at the reception. We suggested adjustments to some of the Indian dishes at the tasting, and were nervous about how the final product would turn out, but chef Susan knocked it out of the park the day-of! I really wish I could eat that food regularly. Guests raved about all of the dishes offered, and several said it was the best wedding food they had ever eaten! We had a full bar with liquor; we loved the wine selections, and NPC was very accommodating with the beer menu.
Bottom line, NPC will make your event unique and unforgettable. Our guest have not stopped complimenting us for months!Sent on 03/18/2020
Michelle Chambers · Married on 07/20/2019
Amazing venue and incredible staff!
We cannot say enough about the quality of our wedding experience. Cara and the whole staff at the Press Club consistently went out of their way to ensure our wedding exceeded our expectations. The food was phenomenal including passed horderves, seated dinner and vegetarian dishes. Highly recommend!Sent on 09/15/2019
Christine Fortin · Married on 06/01/2019
Best value for a downtown DC wedding!
Holding our wedding reception at the National Press Club was the best decision we could have made! The Press Club is historic, uniquely DC, and the perfect place for both our out-of-town and local guests to enjoy. Cara was a dream to work with and I can't say enough fabulous things about her and her team. The service was impeccable and the food was absolutely delicious which made it a wonderful evening for everyone! From start to finish, Cara was so responsive, helpful, and made the whole planning process a breeze. I researched many venues before deciding on the Press Club. They offered the most reasonable prices for a downtown DC venue and truly provided the most value for the money spent. Your guests will never attend a wedding at a venue quite like the Press Club which will make it a memorable day for all. I wouldn't have changed one thing!Sent on 07/03/2019
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