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Sofitel Philadelphia

Philadelphia , PA

LOCATION

120 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US (map)

PHONE

215-569-8300

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The cultivated beauty of the Sofitel Philadelphia offers couples the ultimate wedding venue. The only French Hotel in the city, strategically located in the French Quarter one block from... Read more
The cultivated beauty of the Sofitel Philadelphia offers couples the ultimate wedding venue. The only French Hotel in the city, strategically located in the French Quarter one block from Rittenhouse Square, Sofitel Philadelphia is the essence of cosmopolitan sophistication and refined luxury. French elegance is reflected not only in our magnificent Paris Ballroom, but throughout the entire property. We offer you unparalleled service, exquisite cuisine, and unique surroundings. We are present to assist you every step of the way. With only one event per evening, the Sofitel Philadelphia leaves no detail left to chance. This is your day. Make it unforgettable at the Sofitel Philadelphia.

The Sofitel Philadelphia is pleased to have seasoned wedding planner, Lisa Strickland, whose dedication to her clients' weddings and her attention to detail have afforded her an excellent reputation in the industry. Lisa considers it a privilege to be involved in each couple's wedding, not a job. She has numerous recommendation letters from brides across the country she would be happy to share with you! Contact Lisa today for an appointment at lisa.strickland@sofitel.com. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
100
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
230
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, French

REVIEWS

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Gayle
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Fabulous in every way – the hotel, the service, the location, the amenities provided! I just cannot say enough. Our daughter was married at the Sofitel three weeks ago, and I cannot say enough about how happy I am with the decision to have it there. In shopping venues – we decided a hotel was best with so many out of town guests. We were down to two hotels in the Rittenhouse area. The decision for the Sofitel was based on three elements: 1. Lisa Strickland, with whom we felt a great comfort level,
2. the food (Lisa had the chef prepare a complementary dinner for us to experience their farm to table freshness, exquisitely prepared with magnificent presentation and taste, and last but not least 3. the contemporary, light, bright and very comfortable guest rooms. The Presidential/Bridal Suite was huge, very comfortable for the 15 women having hair and makeup done pre-wedding (with 2 make-up artists & 2 hair stylists enjoying natural light with walls of windows). We are thrilled with our decision. Everything went flawlessly, changeovers of rooms/tables/florals/lighting were inconspicuous. From beautifully set up ceremony to the fabulous cocktail hour, the gorgeous reception for which their staff worked seamlessly with our incredible florist, Carl Alan Floral– we were thrilled to be at Sofitel. Our special thanks to Lisa Strickland, who knows her job! She is phenomenal with details, and very easy to deal with. Thanks to Svetlana for keeping us up to date on our room blocks, to Irina for working so hard behind the scene on day of, and to the hotel management for working out a very fair solution when there was a room block issue.
Fabulous in every way – the hotel, the service, the location, the amenities provided! I just cannot say enough. Our Read more...
Fabulous in every way – the hotel, the service, the location, the amenities provided! I just cannot say enough. Our daughter was married at the Sofitel three weeks ago, and I cannot say enough about how happy I am with the decision to have it there. In shopping venues – we decided a hotel was best with so many out of town guests. We were down to two hotels in the Rittenhouse area. The decision for the Sofitel was based on three elements: 1. Lisa Strickland, with whom we felt a great comfort level,
2. the food (Lisa had the chef prepare a complementary dinner for us to experience their farm to table freshness, exquisitely prepared with magnificent presentation and taste, and last but not least 3. the contemporary, light, bright and very comfortable guest rooms. The Presidential/Bridal Suite was huge, very comfortable for the 15 women having hair and makeup done pre-wedding (with 2 make-up artists & 2 hair stylists enjoying natural light with walls of windows). We are thrilled with our decision. Everything went flawlessly, changeovers of rooms/tables/florals/lighting were inconspicuous. From beautifully set up ceremony to the fabulous cocktail hour, the gorgeous reception for which their staff worked seamlessly with our incredible florist, Carl Alan Floral– we were thrilled to be at Sofitel. Our special thanks to Lisa Strickland, who knows her job! She is phenomenal with details, and very easy to deal with. Thanks to Svetlana for keeping us up to date on our room blocks, to Irina for working so hard behind the scene on day of, and to the hotel management for working out a very fair solution when there was a room block issue. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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sue
Wedding:
1/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Choosing to have our wedding at the Sofitel was one of the best decisions in the planning process. The venue and location were ideal, also the staff was attentive. Lisa Strickland is the best wedding coordinator. She knows her industry including local vendors and is a leader in the area. Lisa is on point from day one and is extremely caring and flexible. She was completely accessible, especially on the wedding day to troubleshoot details including printing out last minute stationary for the farewell brunch to insuring both the ceremony and reception went as scheduled. We felt the entire staff at Sofitel made our wedding an important event and priority on their list. All my interactions with Lisa, I didn't feel like a client but a friend was in charge of coordinating my wedding.
Choosing to have our wedding at the Sofitel was one of the best decisions in the planning process. The venue and location Read more...
Choosing to have our wedding at the Sofitel was one of the best decisions in the planning process. The venue and location were ideal, also the staff was attentive. Lisa Strickland is the best wedding coordinator. She knows her industry including local vendors and is a leader in the area. Lisa is on point from day one and is extremely caring and flexible. She was completely accessible, especially on the wedding day to troubleshoot details including printing out last minute stationary for the farewell brunch to insuring both the ceremony and reception went as scheduled. We felt the entire staff at Sofitel made our wedding an important event and priority on their list. All my interactions with Lisa, I didn't feel like a client but a friend was in charge of coordinating my wedding. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
10/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I didn't actually have my wedding at the Sofitel but all of my guests booked rooms there. The staff at the Sofitel, and in particular Svetlana Takaki, provided the most comprehensive and professional attention to me and to all my out-of-town wedding guests. They worked extensively with me to secure the necessary rooms and bridal suite, and figured out the best way to accommodate the slew of children who were attending. Svetlana was responsive, patient, and extremely knowledgeable, and answered the many questions I asked during my struggle to provide the best accommodations for my guests. She also coordinated a room where I assembled my Welcome Bags, and provided the name of a neighborhood bar where we could all celebrate the night before the big day. Even some difficult guests were handled with complete aplomb. I recommend The Sofitel unequivocally; the hotel made sure every detail was taken care of to perfection and made my wedding even more extra special, stress free, and perfect.
I didn't actually have my wedding at the Sofitel but all of my guests booked rooms there. The staff at the Sofitel, and in Read more...
I didn't actually have my wedding at the Sofitel but all of my guests booked rooms there. The staff at the Sofitel, and in particular Svetlana Takaki, provided the most comprehensive and professional attention to me and to all my out-of-town wedding guests. They worked extensively with me to secure the necessary rooms and bridal suite, and figured out the best way to accommodate the slew of children who were attending. Svetlana was responsive, patient, and extremely knowledgeable, and answered the many questions I asked during my struggle to provide the best accommodations for my guests. She also coordinated a room where I assembled my Welcome Bags, and provided the name of a neighborhood bar where we could all celebrate the night before the big day. Even some difficult guests were handled with complete aplomb. I recommend The Sofitel unequivocally; the hotel made sure every detail was taken care of to perfection and made my wedding even more extra special, stress free, and perfect. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Anthony
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Sofitel is French for Amazing!

If you are thinking about having your wedding ceremony and/or reception at the Sofitel do so without any hesitation! We have been to many weddings through our many years of dating (10 years) and none compare to the level of service and attention to detail that we and our guests received. Lisa is the person that you want guiding you up to and through one of the most important days of your life. We cannot say enough about her professionalism and support. Her official title is Social Catering Manager, but Lisa is so much more than that. She is the world’s greatest wedding planner! Lisa was open, honest, organized, and experienced. We contacted Lisa many times prior to our wedding. She replied each time in a timely manner. Lisa never made us feel stressed or unimportant. She answered each email and solved any problems with ease. In addition, she was able to provide suggestions while also mentioning that they were just suggestions as this was our day. This is very helpful because others elsewhere attempt to do things their way as opposed to what may be special to you and your significant other.

Our guests raved about the food and service. Many said that cocktail hours are usually a waste of time, but this was something to be admired. They could not believe what a great wedding it was. They could not stop talking about the location, hotel, service, food, non-stop drinks and are still talking about it.

We would not have changed a thing about our wedding. The Sofitel has 14 floors, but seems smaller due to its family-like environment. The location is perfect and the rooms are heavenly. We got more than our money’s worth at the Sofitel. We cannot wait to go back for our anniversary to stay in that amazing room!
Sofitel is French for Amazing!

If you are thinking about having your wedding ceremony and/or reception at the Read more...
Sofitel is French for Amazing!

If you are thinking about having your wedding ceremony and/or reception at the Sofitel do so without any hesitation! We have been to many weddings through our many years of dating (10 years) and none compare to the level of service and attention to detail that we and our guests received. Lisa is the person that you want guiding you up to and through one of the most important days of your life. We cannot say enough about her professionalism and support. Her official title is Social Catering Manager, but Lisa is so much more than that. She is the world’s greatest wedding planner! Lisa was open, honest, organized, and experienced. We contacted Lisa many times prior to our wedding. She replied each time in a timely manner. Lisa never made us feel stressed or unimportant. She answered each email and solved any problems with ease. In addition, she was able to provide suggestions while also mentioning that they were just suggestions as this was our day. This is very helpful because others elsewhere attempt to do things their way as opposed to what may be special to you and your significant other.

Our guests raved about the food and service. Many said that cocktail hours are usually a waste of time, but this was something to be admired. They could not believe what a great wedding it was. They could not stop talking about the location, hotel, service, food, non-stop drinks and are still talking about it.

We would not have changed a thing about our wedding. The Sofitel has 14 floors, but seems smaller due to its family-like environment. The location is perfect and the rooms are heavenly. We got more than our money’s worth at the Sofitel. We cannot wait to go back for our anniversary to stay in that amazing room! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Dana
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe how amazing this venue is! The location, staff, food, rooms are all phenomenal! Lisa Strickland helped us with most of our wedding details. She was so easy to work with, and accommodated all of our requests with ease. Our guests continue to rave about the food and the hospitality of the hotel. You will not regret choosing this hotel as your venue. It exceeded any expectation I could have ever imagined! It was by far the best night of our lives!!!!
Words cannot describe how amazing this venue is! The location, staff, food, rooms are all phenomenal! Lisa Strickland Read more...
Words cannot describe how amazing this venue is! The location, staff, food, rooms are all phenomenal! Lisa Strickland helped us with most of our wedding details. She was so easy to work with, and accommodated all of our requests with ease. Our guests continue to rave about the food and the hospitality of the hotel. You will not regret choosing this hotel as your venue. It exceeded any expectation I could have ever imagined! It was by far the best night of our lives!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
night went so smooth- thanks to Sofitel-Philadelphia!
We worked with Lisa, the point person for the wedding. She is just a fabulous person. The food was amazing! Family and friends raved about the food and drinks. We had our ceremony and reception in the same space so they had to flip it during cocktail hour. Everything just fell into place in a timely manner, on time, on schedule as planned and hoped! Thank you Lisa and the Sofitel team for ONE UNFORGETTABLE, SPECIAL WEDDING!
night went so smooth- thanks to Sofitel-Philadelphia!
We worked with Lisa, the point person for the wedding. She is Read more...
night went so smooth- thanks to Sofitel-Philadelphia!
We worked with Lisa, the point person for the wedding. She is just a fabulous person. The food was amazing! Family and friends raved about the food and drinks. We had our ceremony and reception in the same space so they had to flip it during cocktail hour. Everything just fell into place in a timely manner, on time, on schedule as planned and hoped! Thank you Lisa and the Sofitel team for ONE UNFORGETTABLE, SPECIAL WEDDING! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Venue
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Mori
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at the hotel. It was absolutely amazing. The staff went above and beyond. During the night, everyone complimented the service and the hotel. Lauren and Lisa were amazing, along with the entire catering and banquet crew. The staff members acted like the wedding was for a member of their own family. Can't say enough nice things about your hotel and, most importantly, the staff. Magnificent, professional, and caring.
I had my wedding at the hotel. It was absolutely amazing. The staff went above and beyond. During the night, everyone Read more...
I had my wedding at the hotel. It was absolutely amazing. The staff went above and beyond. During the night, everyone complimented the service and the hotel. Lauren and Lisa were amazing, along with the entire catering and banquet crew. The staff members acted like the wedding was for a member of their own family. Can't say enough nice things about your hotel and, most importantly, the staff. Magnificent, professional, and caring. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception at the Sofitel Philadelphia was absolutely stunning! We were married in June 2014, and our guests are still raving about what a wonderful experience they had, how hospitable the staff were, and how delicious the food was! We owe a huge thanks to Lisa Strickland and her staff. Lisa was the deciding factor in selecting our wedding venue and she was an absolute delight to work with. Lisa was flexible, very accommodating, always available to answer any questions, and was very encouraging throughout the whole planning process. My husband and I often commented that we felt as though we were her only client, because she was always so accommodating and willing to help make our vision of our 'happily ever after' extra special. Lisa & Lauren, thanks so much for helping our night run as smoothly as possible! Our night was an absolute success thanks to y'all's hard work!

The wedding suite far exceeds expectations and was absolutely perfect for both getting ready before the wedding and a perfect getaway after a magical night! The staff were so pleasant yet hardworking to make our evening unforgettable. We Highly recommend the Sofitel for your event because the atmosphere of the hotel itself paired with the superb staff will make your night more than just an event but an overall amazing experience! Thanks again!

Xoxo Amanda & Tony
Our wedding reception at the Sofitel Philadelphia was absolutely stunning! We were married in June 2014, and our guests Read more...
Our wedding reception at the Sofitel Philadelphia was absolutely stunning! We were married in June 2014, and our guests are still raving about what a wonderful experience they had, how hospitable the staff were, and how delicious the food was! We owe a huge thanks to Lisa Strickland and her staff. Lisa was the deciding factor in selecting our wedding venue and she was an absolute delight to work with. Lisa was flexible, very accommodating, always available to answer any questions, and was very encouraging throughout the whole planning process. My husband and I often commented that we felt as though we were her only client, because she was always so accommodating and willing to help make our vision of our 'happily ever after' extra special. Lisa & Lauren, thanks so much for helping our night run as smoothly as possible! Our night was an absolute success thanks to y'all's hard work!

The wedding suite far exceeds expectations and was absolutely perfect for both getting ready before the wedding and a perfect getaway after a magical night! The staff were so pleasant yet hardworking to make our evening unforgettable. We Highly recommend the Sofitel for your event because the atmosphere of the hotel itself paired with the superb staff will make your night more than just an event but an overall amazing experience! Thanks again!

Xoxo Amanda & Tony Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Sofitel Hotel staff was simply beyond amazing in providing our family, guests, and most importantly, my daughter, her husband, and their bridal party with a wedding that was perfection. From the pre-wedding planning to the accommodations, to the food, venue, and especially the staff, everything not only met, but exceeded my expectations.

I have but one daughter. I could not have asked for anything more in wedding venue or in the kindness and investment that every staff member committed to making this day special for my daughter.

Lisa went above and beyond in providing us with a room in which to assemble gift boxes, in bringing my daughter special meals throughout our stay (dietary restrictions), in accommodating numerous requests from guests staying at the hotel, arranging for a parking area for the limo and working with our outside wedding planner.

The change-over of the venue from ceremony room to party room was impeccably handled and we received numerous compliments on the food and service.

I do not write reviews but make an exception in this case. I highly recommend the Sofitel as a venue for any large-scale event.
The Sofitel Hotel staff was simply beyond amazing in providing our family, guests, and most importantly, my daughter, her Read more...
The Sofitel Hotel staff was simply beyond amazing in providing our family, guests, and most importantly, my daughter, her husband, and their bridal party with a wedding that was perfection. From the pre-wedding planning to the accommodations, to the food, venue, and especially the staff, everything not only met, but exceeded my expectations.

I have but one daughter. I could not have asked for anything more in wedding venue or in the kindness and investment that every staff member committed to making this day special for my daughter.

Lisa went above and beyond in providing us with a room in which to assemble gift boxes, in bringing my daughter special meals throughout our stay (dietary restrictions), in accommodating numerous requests from guests staying at the hotel, arranging for a parking area for the limo and working with our outside wedding planner.

The change-over of the venue from ceremony room to party room was impeccably handled and we received numerous compliments on the food and service.

I do not write reviews but make an exception in this case. I highly recommend the Sofitel as a venue for any large-scale event. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Zach
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Hi Lisa and Lauren,

We must say that this weekend was absolutely perfect. Your staff had incredible attention to detail and everything was executed meticulously! We are so happy that we were able to have our wedding at the Sofitel. Please let Xavier know this as well, he worked so hard on Saturday, and Dash was incredible as well.

Lisa, you are really amazing and so wonderful to work with. Everyone raved about the food and service. It was an awesome weekend!

Many thanks to you and the staff.

Zach and Jess
Hi Lisa and Lauren,

We must say that this weekend was absolutely perfect. Your staff had incredible attention to Read more...
Hi Lisa and Lauren,

We must say that this weekend was absolutely perfect. Your staff had incredible attention to detail and everything was executed meticulously! We are so happy that we were able to have our wedding at the Sofitel. Please let Xavier know this as well, he worked so hard on Saturday, and Dash was incredible as well.

Lisa, you are really amazing and so wonderful to work with. Everyone raved about the food and service. It was an awesome weekend!

Many thanks to you and the staff.

Zach and Jess Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

DEALS

Saturday Wedding Package at Friday/Sunday Package Rates!!!
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Redeem In-Store   $145 Value
Take advantage of our limited available Saturday evenings left in 2014. Book a Saturday Wedding and you will receive the discounted Friday/Sunday rates!!! Contact Lisa Strickland at lisa.strickland@sofitel.com or 215-564-7985 today for available dates!
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