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Sofitel Washington DC

Washington , DC

LOCATION

Washington, DC US 20005 (map)

PHONE

202-730-8445

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Romace awaits you at our historic, downtown Washington DC Location, just steps from teh White House. Plan an unforgettable celebration with sophisticated cuisine, a distinctive setting... Read more
Romace awaits you at our historic, downtown Washington DC Location, just steps from teh White House. Plan an unforgettable celebration with sophisticated cuisine, a distinctive setting and flawless service.

Whether an intimate gathering or 200 of your closest friends & family, Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square will create a magical experience for you.

Designed by internationally renowned Pierre-Yves Rochon, Sofitel Lafayette Square captivates guests with its grand Art Deco style. Its elegant ballroom, with an eye-catching trompe l'oeil mural of Parisian monuments, can be expanded to host banquets of 130. Its five meeting rooms accommodate a variety of group sizes. All of the rooms feature decor that continues the hotel's 1920s motif, and all offer the very latest in meeting technology, from soundproofing to central remote controlled lighting. Flower decoration, photography, stage design and more can be handled on-site. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1972
When was your venue last renovated?
2002
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
130
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
237
Number of suites
16
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
120
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Linnea
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Excellent service; wedding was elegant but comfortable. Staff were very responsive and attentive.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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judyml@aol.com
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Our post-wedding breakfast was lovely--great food, wonderful intimate setting in the bar, and Angela was extremely helpful.
Services Used: Catering
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joanna8940
Wedding:
10/17/2010
4.8/5.0
Fantastic space for a smaller sized wedding. Service and food were TOP NOTCH. Location is one block from the White House- our out-of-town guests loved that, and even some of our locals overnight because of the location. We got great rates on rooms for our guests, and the bar downstairs was perfect for mingling on the nights before the wedding. Two big thumbs up.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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ecorachel
Wedding:
9/15/2010
4.5/5.0
Overall, our experience with the Sofitel was exceptional. However, there were a few issues we had which I will note below. But I will identify all of the high points first. My (now) husband and I came in from overseas to look at several venue options in DC and the Sofitel was the only venue that offered us a food tasting at that point. In fact, they gave us practically a full tasting and we were treated like royalty. We were made to feel very special, and as though the Sofitel really wanted our business. We then were able to have a second, full tasting at a later date. My husband is Scottish and wanted a special kind of fruit cake which the Sofitel pastry chef researched and developed a recipe for. There was almost a disaster when the chef was replaced right before our wedding, but the new chef was able to replicate the recipe, giving us several tastings of the cake in the week before our wedding to make sure it was right. The food and wine were superb. Food and wine were really important to us, and having seen a number of different venues at a range of price points I can say that we received extraordinarily high quality food and wines at a price that other venues were charging with not nearly as good quality menus on offer. The room itself is a beautiful art deco ballroom and was the perfect size for our 85 guests.

Now for the hiccups. Our contract price was messed up the day before our wedding, and it was unclear if it could be rectified as it was a saturday and no one from accounting was around. It was not a small mistake-- it was an over charge of about $4000. Luckily it was sorted by a call to the event manager's cell phone. During our ceremony, the hotel's internal music system was playing for a bit into our ceremony. I'm not sure who could hear it but we could. It was actually kind of funny, but thankfully our wedding planner got it shut off before the vows. Lastly, our hotel room stay always appeared on our food and beverage contract but it turns out it was never included in the final contract total. Therefore when we were charged for our hotel room we thought it was a mistake as we always thought this had been included in our contract, when in fact it was not.

So all in all we had a wonderful experience and would recommend the Sofitel with the caveat that you check your contracts and bill very carefully.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue

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