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:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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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
Tian · Married on 05/18/2019
Best Vendor of Our Wedding - Makes Things Happen
National Press Club is one of our favorite vendors for our wedding. Their venue is historic, classic and romantic and was located at the heart of the Washington DC - 2 blocks away from the white house! Their in-house kitchen 'the fourth estate restaurant' was awesome, the hors d'oeuvres, crab cakes and desserts are top notch and the price was reasonable. If you want the guests to enjoy a fresh out of the oven meal on your wedding day, then the Press Club is the place for you.Sent on 06/06/2019
The event manager Cara was amazing, she went above and beyond of her duties and made our wedding day flawless and memorable. She is very professional and knowledgeable about the venue and the kitchen, she also took the initiative in accommodating our requests. I did not hire a wedding planner and decided to do it by myself - with Cara's help, the entire process was not too painful for me because I could just talk to her about all my questions of the venue, the food and the cake! It felt like 3-vendors-in-1.
The venue staff was friendly too, David was a great help setting up the ceremony/reception room the night before. The entire experience was amazing, we are so glad that we chose the National Press Club and highly recommend it to everyone!
Chris · Married on 03/16/2019
The National Press Club was a fantastic choice for our wedding. We were aiming for a central location, unique experience, and easy logistics. It nailed all three. From our first interactions with Cara, she was there to answer any questions and provide useful suggestions. The food was amazing (our guests keep talking about crab cakes) and the planning was incredibly easy. It's nice that they have all the catering items in-house already. The whole team was flexible and accommodating, and Cara's extra coordination efforts to make all of our wedding party comfortable and organized was helpful. The venue itself is uniquely Washington with lots of available photo shots (including easy access to Pennsylvania Ave). We highly recommend having a look at the Press Club.Sent on 04/02/2019
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