Main Level Event Spaces on the 13th Floor
The National Press Club's main level on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building is a hub of activity. Every day you can find journalists, celebrities, communications professionals and lawmakers attending meetings, press conferences and appointments. The 13th floor is also home to our 501 3 (c) non-profit organization, The Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library, and its research and training programs.
The main attraction is our assortment of beautiful, flexible rooms available for events, from the open spaces of our ballroom - a platform where past, present and future Presidents have spoken - to an intimate table for two at the Fourth Estate Restaurant. The National Press Club's 13th Floor: It's where news happens.
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Dimensions: 98'x47' | 18' ceilings | 4500 sq. ft.
Capacities: Theater, 525 | Classroom, 252 | Banquet, 414 (46x9) | Reception, 700
Dimensions: 63'x47' | 18' ceilings | 2900 sq. ft.
Capacities: Theater, 250 | Classroom, 150 | Banquet, 234 (26x9) | Reception, 350
East / West Side Sections (each)
Dimensions: 17'x47' | 7'6" ceilings | 800 sq. ft.
Capacities: Theater, 60 | Classroom, 48 | Banquet, 72 (8x9) | Reception, 60
The Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library, the non-profit arm of the National Press Club, is the premier research, reference and education venue for journalists, historians, academics and students in the nation’s capital. With cutting edge facilities and extensive resources, the library is dedicated to providing timely and accurate information to working journalists and other members of the media community.