Weddings

Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square

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About

Sofitel Philadelphia is a hotel wedding venue located in the French Quarter of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They offer couples cosmopolitan sophistication and refined luxury, complete with excellent service, exquisite cuisine, and unique surroundings. Caring for each individual guest and each intimate moment, the hotel welcomes bookings for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Facilities and Capacity
The largest and primary event space where most couples choose to host their event is the Paris Ballroom, with over 4,500 square feet of space for up to 400 guests. Due to the location of the hotel in the heart of the city, the hotel only offers valet service for couples and their guests. Overnight guests may book one of the hotel’s 306 guest rooms or 68 suites, all boasting luxurious feathertop and duvet sleep systems, lush bath amenities, smart TV, and complimentary WiFi.

Services Offered
Sofitel Philadelphia has a seasoned wedding planner who is fully dedicated to each of their client’s weddings. Considering it a privilege to be involved in each wedding, they work with couples every step of the way to ensure their event is a memorable success. The hotel’s wedding packages include a complimentary bridal suite for the newlyweds on the evening of their wedding, complete with French bath amenities, chocolate-covered strawberries, and chilled sparkling wine. For the event, staff can provide assistance with lighting and sound, as well as event rentals such as:

  • Audio equipment
  • Barware
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Dance floor
  • Drapery
  • Flatware
  • Furniture
  • Glassware
  • Lighting
  • Linens
  • Tables

Cuisine
Starting with a cocktail reception, Sofitel Philadelphia's catering department can craft a couple’s choice of hors d’oeuvres from their extensive list, served butlered style. The reception may be served as a buffet, French service, stations, or plated dinner. While the staff can provide an array of desserts, they are also able to design and create a beautiful, customized Sofitel wedding cake. Tastings are available to help couples make their final selections for their custom menu. Bar service is also an option, with open bar service serving house wine, premium liquor, specialty beer, signature drinks, and a champagne toast.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1200

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$40

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3 depending on size of group

Describe your venue:

Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August

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    Dmitry Married on 08/10/2019
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    Best option we saw

    This was the nicest venue, one of the more affordable options, and had friendly personnel who were responsive and available to make adjustments on the fly. Very professional and worked well. No issues with the venue or hotel during the wedding.
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    Tim B. Married on 07/27/2019
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    Sofitel is THE place in Philadelphia to have guests for a wedding!

    While we did not have our wedding at the Sofitel, it was the hotel we chose for our guests to stay in Philadelphia. And I have to admit, it was absolutely AMAZING! In every single aspect, the Sofitel was perfect. I started talking to Svetlana about a year before our wedding, and at the same time I was in conversations with about 20 other hotels in the city. To my surprise, Sofitel was the ONLY hotel who went out of their way every single time to accommodate all of our requests. Closer to wedding time, I started working with Kristina and Tammy, who were both extremely nice, super responsive to all emails and phone calls, and worked tirelessly to make our wedding weekend one we will never forget. Their professionalism matches the high quality of the hotel! I was so happy to see that all of the rooms were recently renovated, the hotel was extremely clean, the hotel staff was polite to all of our guests the entire weekend, and all of our guests loved the breakfast offered at the Sofitel. I was given a suite which was very spacious. They even brought us a small fridge to put some wedding flowers and brought me scissors when I needed them! These small details make the world of difference. The Sofitel even gave us chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne! To top it off, nothing beats the location of the Sofitel in Center City. It is in the heart of the city near Rittenhouse Square, and is walking distance to a lot of shops and restaurants, including the Capital Grill where we had our rehearsal dinner. Sofitel even has amazing valet service who went out of their way the entire weekend when guests needed taxis to get to our wedding venue and to/from the Airport or the 30th Street Train Station. Collectively, we could not have picked, or hoped for, a better hotel for our guests to stay for our wedding! I STRONGLY recommend the Sofitel as the place to stay in Philadelphia if you are having a wedding. You won’t regret it, we sure did not. Thank you again Sofitel staff and management for making our wedding weekend one we will NEVER forget!
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    Zeynep K. Married on 06/08/2019
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    Intimate wedding at the Sofitel, Philadelphia

    My husband and I got married at Sofitel Philadelphia with an intimate wedding cocktail and reception. We had only two months between our engagement and wedding, and despite the short amount of time we could see several venues in Center City, Philadelphia. Sofitel stood out from others with its spacious wedding venue which was the right size for our small party. We had the cocktail, ceremony and reception all in the same room. Starting from the first day of planning, Michael Mitloff has been very kind, understanding, attentive and professional. He has always greeted us with a big smile at the lobby and managed every detail with such efficiency. He understood our needs and directed us to a great photographer and floral designer. He reserved us a great couple’s suite to get ready on the day of the wedding. Our guests praised the attentiveness of the staff on the wedding day and they even said that they had the best wedding dinner. It was very delicious! We should also mention that Valerie and Amir have been very helpful and kind during the reception. Everything moved very smoothly throughout the night even though we requested a couple changes in the wedding program at the last minute. Now looking back, we think that our wedding couldn’t been any better and we are so happy that we made the best decision by choosing the Sofitel in Center CIty, Philadelphia.

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120 South 17th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19103
215-608-6056
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