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The National Press Club

529 14th St NW, 13th Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20045

1500Largest Group
12Meeting Rooms
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  • Elegance and history make your event one to rememberElegance and history make your event one to remember
        
  • National Press Club BallroomNational Press Club Ballroom
        
  • 500+ in the National Press Club Ballroom500+ in the National Press Club Ballroom
        
  • The Holeman Lounge - WeddingThe Holeman Lounge - Wedding
        
  • The Holeman Lounge - ReceptionThe Holeman Lounge - Reception
        
  • The First Amendment LoungeThe First Amendment Lounge
        
  • The Fourth Estate Room - OpenThe Fourth Estate Room - Open
        
  • The Fourth Estate Room - Program/Speaker The Fourth Estate Room - Program/Speaker
        
  • Murrow/White/Lisagor Conference Rooms - LuncheonMurrow/White/Lisagor Conference Rooms - Luncheon
        
  • Lisagor or Murrow Room - PanelLisagor or Murrow Room - Panel
        
  • The Historic Walls of The National Press ClubThe Historic Walls of The National Press Club
        
  • Browse through 109 years of news and media history during your event hereBrowse through 109 years of news and media history during your event here
        
  • Murrow or Lisagor Room - SpeakerMurrow or Lisagor Room - Speaker
        
  • Zenger RoomZenger Room
        
  • Winners Room - ConferenceWinners Room - Conference
        
  • 12 unique meeting rooms for events of any size12 unique meeting rooms for events of any size
        
  • National Press Building Downtown Washington, DCNational Press Building Downtown Washington, DC
        
  • Delicious Food from Executive Chef Susan DelbertDelicious Food from Executive Chef Susan Delbert
        
  • Food is an art at the National Press ClubFood is an art at the National Press Club
        
  • The National Press Club - Where News Happens!The National Press Club - Where News Happens!
        
  • President Harry Truman sings to actress Lauren Bacall in the Press Club's LoungePresident Harry Truman sings to actress Lauren Bacall in the Press Club's Lounge
        
  • George Clooney and Barack Obama at The National Press ClubGeorge Clooney and Barack Obama at The National Press Club
        
  • Donald Trump at The National Press ClubDonald Trump at The National Press Club
        
  • Professional A/V/Multimedia Staff for every needProfessional A/V/Multimedia Staff for every need
        
  • Lobby Entrance (6 elevators to accommodate large groups)Lobby Entrance (6 elevators to accommodate large groups)
        
  • The National Press Club - A Truly Unique and Historic Event VenueThe National Press Club - A Truly Unique and Historic Event Venue
        
  • Great Location one block from Metro Center, two blocks from The White HouseGreat Location one block from Metro Center, two blocks from The White House
        
  • Elegance!Elegance!
        
  • Ballroom Reception Ballroom Reception
        
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  • Services
  • Technology
  • Area Attractions
  • Testimonials
LEGENDARY EVENTS HAPPEN AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB
For over 100 years, The National Press Club has hosted the most historic events in Washington, featuring U.S. presidents, kings, queens, prime ministers, Cabinet members, governors, members of Congress and influential leaders in business, entertainment, sport and society.  What began in 1908 as a private social club for journalists has evolved into a world-class Washington, D.C. business and conference center that hosts more than 2.000 public and private events annually.  Your guests will be surrounded by a century of media history; they’ll be gazing at the walls and pictures of who’s been here, and talking about your event for years to come.  Nestled in the heart of historic Washington, two blocks from The White House, Washington Monument and other visitor attractions with easy access via Metro Center (1 block), Reagan Airport (10 mins), Amtrak Union Station (10 mins), plenty of parking options and dozens of hotels nearby if you need overnight accommodations, The National Press Club is a national treasure that makes any event truly unique and memorable.

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AWARDS BANQUETS & GALAS • TRAINING SEMINARS • BUSINESS MEETINGS • EXCLUSIVE VIP EVENTS • NEWS CONFERENCES • BOARD MEETINGS • INDUSTRY CONFERENCES • POLICY BRIEFINGS • WEBCASTING & VIRTUAL EVENTS • ALUMNI DEVELOPMENT EVENTS • FUNDRAISING PROGRAMS • SHAREHOLDER MEETINGS • CONVENTIONS & TRADE SHOWS • MOVIE SCREENINGS • BREAKFASTS • LUNCHEONS • DINNERS • COCKTAIL RECEPTIONS • WEDDINGS & BAR/BAT MITZVAHS • HOLIDAY PARTIES
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What is the National Press Club?:

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Washington, DC (0 miles), Arlington (5 miles), National Harbor, (9 miles) Baltimore (40 miles)
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Reagan National Airport (DCA) / 10
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Metro
Subway
Train
Lyft
Uber
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Fee
Availability:
Year-round, any time of day.
Room Type(s):
Dozens of hotels for every taste and budget within short walking diistance
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
1500
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
12
Largest Classroom Style:
255
Largest Theatre Style:
525
Technology:
The National Press Club offers the most advanced technologies to help take your event to the next level. Our full-time in-house Multimedia Services team works seamlessly with you and your Event Manager to create the perfect environment to dazzle your guests and audience. AUDIO & VIDEO PRESENTATION EQUIPMENT • IMAG DIGITAL VIDEO & SWITCHERS • CAMERA CREWS & VIDEOGRAPHERS • PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS • DIGITAL EDITING STUDIOS • LIVE WEBCASTING SERVICES • PERFORMANCE STAGES, RISERS & DANCE FLOORS • LED UPLIGHTING • TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES • TRANSLATION SERVICES • TELEPROMPTER SERVICES • EVENT PROMOTION SERVICES • MEDIA RELATIONS SERVICES
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Fee
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
The National Press Club’s historic and elegant Washington D.C. event venue is perfectly complemented by the creative cuisine and impeccable service provided by our in-house catering team, led by Executive Chef Susan Delbert. With an extensive array of food and beverage options for every taste and budget, The National Press Club helps make your event truly special and unique, and your event will be thoughtfully planned and exquisitely executed from start to finish. BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • HORS D’ OEUVRES • VEGETARIAN & GLUTEN FREE SELECTIONS • HEALTHY SNACKS • OPEN, HOSTED & CASH BAR OPTIONS • NAME & PREMIUM BRAND LIQUORS • LOCAL, NATIONAL & IMPORTED WINES • LOCAL, NATIONAL, IMPORTED AND CRAFT BEERS • COFFEE, TEA & SODAS • DESSERTS & PASTRIES
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Complete Meeting Package:
Yes
Phone:
202-662-7587
Event Space Available:
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Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Dozens of Hotels Nearby Unlimited Unlimited Nearby Hotels Private yes

Catering

  • Full-Service Catering
    Exquisite Catering for Every Taste
    The National Press Club’s historic and elegant venue is perfectly complemented by the creative cuisine and impeccable service provided by our full service, in-house catering team, led by Executive Chef Susan Delbert. With an extensive array of food and beverage options for every taste and budget, The National Press Club helps make your event truly special and unique, and your event will be thoughtfully planned and exquisitely executed from start to finish.  View all of our current catering menus options and pricing online any time at http://www.press.org/services/catering-menus

Dining

  • Fourth Estate Restaurant
    Seating Capacity: 90
    Open daily to the public for lunch and dinner, our menu features culinary delights ranging from authentic Maryland crab cakes and Certified Angus Beef to vegetarian wild rice stuffed squash and house made desserts. Executive Chef Susan Delbert changes the menu with the seasons to emphasize taste over trendiness. The historic and elegant ambiance of The Fourth Estate at The National Press Club is perfect for a date, business meeting or a gathering of friends. You’ll marvel at the history on the walls of all the famous people who have been here. Some of them might be at the table next to you. The atmosphere is intimate enough for conversation but elegant enough to impress out of town visitors. So join us today and enjoy a fabulous meal in an elegant and historic setting like no other.

Services

ServiceDescription
Dedicated Event Management Team With more than 75 years combined experience working at the Press Club, our team of Event Managers and support staff know how to help you plan the perfect event with ease and efficiency. If you can dream it, we can make it happen. And best of all, because we provide all catering and A/V services in house, our Event Managers take care of all the details for you and serve as an extension of your staff.

Parking Reserved, pre-paid parking is available at any of the dozens of parking garages around the National Press Club online at https://www.press.org/about/visit-us#panda.

Technology

TypeDescription
State of the Art Technology to Make Your Event Shine The National Press Club offers the most advanced technologies to help take your event to the next level. Our full-time in-house Multimedia Services team works seamlessly with you and your Event Manager to create the perfect environment to dazzle your guests and audience. Our in-house team provides the following options and can also customize any event based on your needs. View our full list of A/V/Multimedia Solutions available online any time at http://www.press.org/services/audio/visual-services.

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
The White House The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800. The National Press Club's First Amendment Lounge provides a view overlooking The White House.

U.S. Capitol The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the United States Congress, the legislature of the U.S. federal government. Located in Washington, D.C., it sits atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall.

Washington Monument Built to honor George Washington, the United States' first president, the 555-foot marble obelisk towers over Washington, D.C. The National Press Club's First Amendment Lounge provides a beautiful view of the monument.

National Mall & Memorial Parks At the heart of our nation's capital, the National Mall and Memorial Parks is home to iconic structures and rich history. Plan your visit to make the most of your time in this exciting public space.

Amtrak Union Station Union Station is the major train station, transportation hub, and leisure destination in Washington, D.C. served by Amtrak, MARC and VRE commuter rail services, the Washington Metro, and buses. It is also the headquarters for Amtrak.

Testimonials

  • The Press Club is so much more unique than a hotel or conference center. You could spend hours looking at the historic headlines, pictures and artifacts that have been collected over the past 108 years. It really makes the place come alive. Add to that their great service, ability to provide everything you need in-house and the great location, and it’s really the best place to have an event in the DC area.
    Jenny Freels, University of Michigan

  • Our health care conference on Thursday went SPLENDIDLY, and we can’t thank you enough for your guidance with our decisions and the incredible competence and professionalism of your team at the Press Club. This was the best conference we have ever given, and all of your advice – from the set up to serving the plated lunch – was perfect.
    Grace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute

  • Toyota uses The National Press Club’s multimedia production studios whenever we need news interviews or business videos. They are centrally located, making it fast and convenient. With a staff that is second to none, they consistently meet our deadline, are mindful of our budget and produce results that exceed our expectations.”
    Ed Lewis, Toyota North America, Inc.

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