Host Your Event at The National Press Club

Since 1908, the National Press Club has been Washington’s home for news, business and social events in the nation’s capital, hosting more than 2,000 public and private events annually featuring global leaders in media, business, politics, sports and entertainment. Our full-service event venue and conference center provides in-house gourmet catering, professional A/V and multimedia production services providing a variety of great options to accommodate 15 to 1,500 guests for in-person and/or virtual events.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. between The White House, Washington Monument and Capitol Hill with easy access to Metro, parking and hotels, the National Press Club offers a unique historic setting like no other, and also provides the convenience, value and world-class service you deserve.

Event Options

In alignment with the current phase of Washington, DC's reopening plan, the National Press Club is able to operate at roughly 25% capacity with proper distancing protocols for hosting in-person events, including food & beverage services. We also offer fully "virtual" and "hybrid" events utilizing our state of the art multimedia production studios, giving you multiple options to engage audiences through programming and events.

Virtual Programs & Events – Through our multimedia production services unit and interactive virtual events platform, we can produce a professional online event to help you reach audiences around the globe that would previously have been done via a live event (educational seminars, media briefings, interviews, panel discussions, awards programs and more). These professional productions can include multiple programs and speakers (remote or in-studio), with video/graphic inserts, closed captioning, polling and more that can be streamed to your website, YouTube channel, Facebook page, Twitter account or any combination of these.  We also offer virtual conferences with an immersive online attendee experience, multiple keynote sessions, breakouts, exhibit/sponsor areas, interactive networking areas and more.  

Hybrid Events - A reduced in-person gathering in compliance with current limitations, along with a live online experience for those unable to attend in-person due to restrictions. This would allow you to have all the benefits of the in-person experience - with full safety measures in place - as well as extended reach to an unlimited audience through an interactive online program. This is the best of both worlds and gives you maximum reach and impact, and the reduction in in-person attendance can free up previously allocated funds to be used to add the online experience at little or no additional cost.

In-Person Events – The current reopening phase allows for meetings and events up to 25% of our normal capacity, with proper distancing protocols (view updated event space capacities). We can accommodate your group up to these limits with full security and safety measures in place including social distancing room configurations, no-contact food/beverage service and other safety measures to protect you and your guests. A detailed and continuously updated summary of the many actions we are taking to ensure a safe environment to host your events is available at

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The National Press Club’s historic and elegant venue is perfectly complemented by the creative cuisine and the impeccable service provided by our in-house catering team, led by Executive Chef Susan Delbert. The Press Club prides itself on the use of fresh, quality ingredients. All beef is Certified Angus Beef; our seafood is delivered fresh daily from right here in the Chesapeake Region. Most fish and meats are hand-butchered in house. Fruits and vegetables are local when available and seasonal alternatives guarantee the best flavor and freshness. Pastries and desserts are made by artisans using only the finest ingredients and old world techniques. Virtually every meal is made from scratch.



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Audio/Visual/Multimedia Services

The National Press Club hosts events every day featuring world leaders and celebrities that are broadcast around the globe, which means our AV team has to be great, every time.  Our full-time professional staff is second to none in providing the most advanced technological support and services to take your event to the next level and ensure everything goes smoothly.  We offer a full-range of AV equipment, experienced personnel and interactive technologies for any type of event to dazzle your audience in the room as well as those tuning in from around the globe.

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"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.”   Anna V., American Automobile Association

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