The National Press Club

The National Press Club

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions

About

For over 115 years, The National Press Club has hosted the most historic events in Washington, D.C., 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 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 successful event for years to come. Nestled in the heart of historic Washington, D.C., 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 D.C. event truly unique, memorable, and accessible.

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The 12 event spaces inside the venue each boast a distinct ambience and historic charm, and can be configured any type of program (reception, banquet, theatre, classroom, etc.) The National Press Club’s historic ballroom has 4,500 square feet of event space with floor to ceiling windows and stunning wood ceilings. The Ballroom is the perfect setting for lavish events, dinners, meetings and weddings and can accommodate between 100 and 500 guests. No high-caliber event is complete without excellent foodservice, and National Press Club’s full-service in-house catering team provides creative and delicious cuisine that uses the freshest ingredients and fresh locally sourced seafood. And because the National Press Club hosts events that are broadcast live around the globe, there is the highest emphasis on quality A/V service and top quality tech support services for events of all types.

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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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 500 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 250
  • Largest Theatre Style: 400
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 400
  • Largest Arena Seating: 400
  • Largest Seated Reception: 350
  • Largest Standing Reception: 500
Grand Ballroom
  • 4,500 Sq. Ft.
  • 352 Banquet Style
  • 250 Classroom Style
  • 400 Theatre Style
  • Custom Conference Style
  • Custom Hollow Square Space Style
Holeman Lounge
  • 1,825 Sq. Ft.
  • 100 Banquet Style
  • 76 Classroom Style
  • 100 Theatre Style
  • Custom Conference Style
  • Custom Hollow Square Space Style
First Amendment Lounge
  • 1,425 Sq. Ft.
  • 75 Banquet Style
  • 65 Classroom Style
  • 100 Theatre Style
  • Custom Conference Style
  • Custom Hollow Square Space Style
Conference Rooms
  • 1,675 Sq. Ft.
  • 110 Banquet Style
  • 70 Classroom Style
  • 110 Theatre Style
  • Custom Conference Style
  • Custom Hollow Square Space Style
Fourth Estate
  • 1,200 Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Banquet Style
  • 48 Classroom Style
  • 80 Theatre Style
  • Custom Conference Style
  • Custom Hollow Square Space Style
Zenger Room
  • 550 Sq. Ft.
  • 26 Banquet Style
  • 24 Classroom Style
  • 40 Theatre Style
  • Custom Conference Style
  • Custom Hollow Square Space Style
Murrow Room
  • 525 Sq. Ft.
  • 36 Banquet Style
  • 27 Classroom Style
  • 40 Theatre Style
  • Custom Conference Style
  • Custom Hollow Square Space Style
Winners Room
  • 450 Sq. Ft.
  • 32 Banquet Style
  • 20 Classroom Style
  • 30 Theatre Style
  • Custom Conference Style
  • Custom Hollow Square Space Style
Bloomberg Room
  • 450 Sq. Ft.
  • 40 Banquet Style
  • 27 Classroom Style
  • 40 Theatre Style
  • Custom Conference Style
  • Custom Hollow Square Space Style
Broadcast Center Studio A
  • 575 Sq. Ft.
  • 50 Banquet Style
  • 24 Classroom Style
  • 24 Theatre Style
  • Custom Conference Style
  • Custom Hollow Square Space Style
Broadcast Center Studio B
  • 425 Sq. Ft.
  • 30 Banquet Style
  • 24 Classroom Style
  • 30 Theatre Style
  • Custom Conference Style
  • Custom Hollow Square Space Style
Broadcast Center Conference Room
  • 400 Sq. Ft.
  • 14 Banquet Style
  • 12 Classroom Style
  • 15 Theatre Style
  • 10 Conference Style
  • Custom Hollow Square Space Style
Floor Plan

Food & Beverage Options

Fourth Estate Restaurant
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.
  • Seating Capacity: 90

Catering options

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

Accommodations

Dozens of Hotels Nearby
There are dozens of hotels within short walking distance from the National Press Club. From luxury brands to standard chains and boutique offerings, there are a variety of options to appeal to every taste and budget. See what's available online at http://bit.ly/1BcKpO0.
  • Unlimited Rooms
  • Unlimited Beds

Featured Amenities

  • A/V Equipment
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Business Center
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Flexible Floor Plan
  • Hosted Bar
  • In-House Catering
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Paid Parking
  • Stage
  • Tables
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • VIP Room
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation

Address

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

Transportation

  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • SubwaySubway
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Reagan National Airport (DCA) - 10 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 35 minutes

Parking

  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Washington, DC (0 miles), Alexandria, VA (8 miles), Arlington, VA (5 miles), National Harbor, MD (9 miles), Baltimore, MD (40 miles)

Things to Know

Catering

  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes
  • Do you offer tables, chairs, and linens?: Yes

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

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Fee
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • LCD Projectors
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones
    • Sound System
    • Custom Lighting

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes

Testimonals

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.
“You and your staff’s hard work and attention to detail made our event even better than I had hoped. The ease and willingness of your staff to accommodate us at every step did not go unnoticed. I have planned events around the DC area for years from the Four Seasons to The Ritz, but your staff not only accepted and accommodated every last minute change with ease and efficiency, but with five star service and smiles – all signs of true professionalism.”
Ana V., AAA Mid-Atlantic
“We wanted a classy location with an interesting history and the NPC exceeded our expectations on every level – the food was delicious, the ambiance was perfect and the service was simply outstanding. We truly appreciated your staff’s pleasant customer service and professionalism. It was obvious they took our event personally and would do whatever was needed to ensure a successful event. NPC is second to none in providing guests with a first class experience!”
Steven W., Vice President, Aerojet Rocketdyne
“Your staff was a class act. It was the first time I’ve run an event where I actually got to enjoy myself! I’m usually always running around, doing last minute items, etc. but thanks to your great team everything went off without a hitch."
Sonia W., RGS

Services

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

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.