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 2,100 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 and features a variety of event spaces to accommodate 15 to 1,500 guests.

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.

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The National Press Club offers several options to help you re-imagine your planned in-person events to comply with current safety guidelines around COVID-19. Below is a summary of each. You can view additional information about In-Person, Virtual or Hybrid Events on our website here.

In-Person Event – The current restrictions in place allow for mass gatherings of up to 10 attendees.   We can accommodate your group up to this number with full security and safety measures in place including social distancing room configurations, pre-set food/beverage service, and other safety measures to protect you, your staff and your guests.

Hybrid Event - A reduced in-person gathering in compliance with mass gathering limitations, along with a live online experience for those unable to attend in-person due to restrictions on the number of attendees. 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. Often 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.

Virtual Event – A completely online experience. Through our multimedia production studio/services unit, we can produce a fully virtual program to help you reach audiences online that would previously have been done via a live event (educational seminars, media briefings, interviews, panel discussions, etc.). We offer fully virtual programs, all in studio programs, or a combination of the two. Our broadcast center is self-contained with two studios, two control rooms and two edit suites, conference room, green room and make-up room.  If you anticipate having remote panelists, our typical format is to bring them into the program using Zoom, with our technical director switching the panelists (and any presentations) into the program/webcast, including lower-thirds (names/titles), options for viewers to ask questions, closed captions, polling, and video roll-ins. Virtual (and hybrid) programs can be streamed to your website, YouTube channel, Facebook page, Twitter account or any combination of these. A brief video of recent virtual events we have produced is available here.

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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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