National Press Club

Washington DC



The most romantic day of your life should be historic! That's why the National Press Club in downtown DC is the perfect venue to celebrate your wedding and ensure your big day will go down in history! It's not just the place where news happens; it's where memories are made. Overlooking the White House at the top of the National Press Building, the Club has a wonderfully unique atmosphere. Simple and sophisticated, the NPC Ballroom is a regal space for your ceremony or reception. High ceilings and ambient lighting combine to turn your wedding event into an impressive gala. You will be pleasantly surprised by the ballroom’s ability to be molded to match all your wedding dreams. Your guests will appreciate the experience of attending an event at a venue frequented by global leaders in government, politics, business, music, sport, and film!

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Private Club, City/Skyline View, Ballrooms


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 220 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 220 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 4:00PM. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

There is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events and the rental fees are waived if minimums are met. The venue allows 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony ranges from $0 to $500 with reception rental or $3,150 for a ceremony-only with no reception. Additional hours can be arranged based on additional bar fees. Please inquire for details. There is a 10% discount on food and beverage in July and August. Please inquire about additional discounts for smaller weddings. Rental includes a room that overlooks Washington Monument and White House.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at National Press Club is estimated at between $21,620 and $22,676 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Public parking

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 1:00AM