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Toast to your happily ever after in our elegant and sophisticated venues. Let us make your wedding, rehearsal dinner, welcome reception, bridal shower or afternoon tea the talk of the town in one of our magnifique venues.

Our glamorous Paris Ballroom features a mix of historic flavor and French flair. For a more intimate event, choose from our charming reception spaces. We offer five multi-purpose rooms that you can adapt to fit your needs perfectly. They boast the names of five famous Parisian landmarks: Bastille, Concorde, Madeleine, Montmartre and St. Germain. We are also delighted to offer Opaline Bar & Brasserie - providing a unique setting steps away from the White House and other Washington DC attractions, along with a vibrant upscale bar, restaurant and outdoor terrace.

In every one of our magnifique venues, you’ll be able to delight your guests with exceptional cuisine and incomparable service. Start with amuse-bouches and hors d’œuvres before the main course is served. Pair your French fare with our spectacular selection of wine for a palate-pleasing experience.

For inquiries or to schedule a tour visit, please contact Sherry Mostaghim at (202) 730-8443 or via

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Linnea Sent on 11/09/2011
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Excellent service; wedding was elegant but comfortable. Staff were very responsive and attentive.
Judith Sent on 07/21/2011
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Our post-wedding breakfast was lovely--great food, wonderful intimate setting in the bar, and Angela was extremely helpful.
Stephanie Sent on 08/23/2014
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We used the Sofitel for a welcome reception and for the base camp for our wedding. It was absolutely fantastic as a hotel and the reception was wonderful! It's not the cheapest of venues, but the quality of the venue and the attentiveness of the staff makes it all worth it! It's a fabulous hotel in a great location and the staff were lovely!
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Sherry Mostaghim
Sherry Mostaghim
Event Sales & Services Manager

A seasoned professional, Sherry Mostaghim has over 15 years of event and wedding planning experience in the Washington metropolitan area. Prior to joining Sofitel in January of 2020, she created numerous innovative events at other luxury hotels in the nation’s capital.

Her attention to detail and unique style assures that couples, their families and friends will have cherished memories to last a lifetime.

Sherry enjoys collaborating with her clients to design bridal teas, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and weddings in the Sofitel’s French-inspired event spaces.

Intimate weddings for up to 80 people are Sherry’s specialty. Happily ever after begins in French-style at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square.


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