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On since 2021

Last update: April 2024

Situated in the heart of Central London, Sofitel London St James is a sophisticated wedding venue that combines classic elegance with modern luxury. Within walking distance from the capital's most popular tourist attractions, this hidden gem resides in a Grade II listed building characterized by its French and British architectural influences. The staff is passionate about helping couples to realize their fairytale weddings. Proudly welcoming soon-to-be newlyweds from all walks of life, this five-star hotel is a perfect place to begin your married journey.

Facilities and Capacity

Sofitel London St James is capable of accommodating intimate and large gatherings, with a maximum capacity of 143 for dinners and 120 dinner/dance. It is home to a selection of ornate suites, all of which are replete with eye-catching decor. Suitable for groups of up to 70, the Pall Mall Suite is brimming with old English charm. Striking lighting fixtures adorn the high ceiling, while the windows overlook the iconic Pall Mall. The Mayfair Suite can provide the backdrop for your reception. It is a wonderful spot for wining and dining with guests, featuring mood lighting, a state-of-the-art sound system, and opulent chandeliers. In addition to its event spaces, the venue boasts 183 beautiful guest bedrooms, 4 Prestige Suites, and a Opera Suite.

Services Offered

At Sofitel London St James, you can rest assured that the event team will work diligently to bring your vision to life. All of their packages include venue hire, a welcome glass of champagne, a three-course dinner, and the services of an expert wedding specialist. The premium Oui I Do bundle has all that and more, with extras such as a complimentary overnight stay with breakfast included.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel
In the city
Large hotel
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Changing room for wedding guests
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100% Recommended by couples
Louise H. Sent on 27/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding

Absolute fairy-tale wedding with Sofitel. The service was phenomenal. The venue was dreamlike. The food was delicious. They are absolutely faultless. For a 5 star hotel and wedding venue, the packages are fantastic value for money. Thank you so much for your part in our special day. I will treasure the memories forever.
Riz Sent on 13/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing perfect best value!

I cant make justice as to how its such a gem to work with Sofitel and SEPHORA ! Exquisite and elegant, all friendly and customer first! I cant be any happier, they are very responsive, customised experience despite being 5 star. They made my dream wedding come true- even if I only had 15 guests! If was nothing short of perfect. I chose the best. They also accommodated by dog to attend and stay. PERFECT, LGBT friendly too, food is amazing, all of my guests are raving about it
Zaynab Sent on 01/02/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Everything exceeded our expectations

Thank you so much for everything. Everything exceeded our expectations, and the guests really enjoyed the celebration!

Of course, more than happy to provide feedback.
Sahra Sent on 01/02/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Best day

This is one of the best hotels, amazing hospitality.. They have the best staff, great location, delicious food.. Anissa is the best event coordinator. they made our wedding that extra special with their little touches.
Jules Sent on 12/10/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day Ever

My two friends and I stepped out of the taxi and into the warm spring sunshine. Architecturally stunning Sofitel St James stood proudly before us.
With all the arrangements taken care of by the unobtrusive and expert staff, we three simply relaxed with drinks and some bar snacks as we gradually welcomed more of the wedding party.
Every detail had been completed with the utmost care so as the doors opened my focus was entirely on my fiancé. The flower arrangements were stunning and as Tansy Aked and her fabulous Too Darn Hot band began playing When I Fall In Love my heart almost burst and happy tears formed in the corners of my eyes.
With the ceremony complete The most delicate and delicious canapés were served with champagne as guests mingled happily until with a flourish the main doors were opened to reveal our reception suite. It was perfect in every way; the tables set exactly how I’d imagined with the most beautiful candelabra flower arrangements on each one. The band launched into the first of three sets of West End Theatre tunes, the singers took to the stage and the celebrations began.
As expected the beef fillet was sublime, the abundant desserts a triumph and the table of cheeses and port exceeded every expectation. We smiled at each other as our nearest and dearest nodded appreciatively as they feasted on each course and the wine flowed.
The magical evening I hoped would never end . My husband and I retired to our suite and as we sat amongst the thoughtfully scattered rose petals on the bed we sipped one final glass of champagne and reminisced about our magical five star London wedding day.
Marie-Claude Sent on 24/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Marie-Claude and Cedric Wedding

Cedric and I want to thank the Sofitel London St James for their hard work, they definitely made our day very special and exactly the way we wanted. Our vision was achieved. Thank you!!
We will sure be back!
Marie-Claude and Cedric.
Karima Sent on 22/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

My Wedding at the Sofitel London St James

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help, you were great from the beginning to end and made sure my day went smooth. Everything went as i expected it to be
Coralyn Sent on 07/02/2017
5 out of 5 rating

wedding anniversary celebration

We had the most wonderful time last weekend. From the day of our arrival on the Thursday, through Friday, and each day through the weekend, everything was absolutely perfect. I wanted them to have a wonderful time, and everything was so perfect for all of them.
I wanted them all to see why we love the Sofitel St James so much, and they have heard me talk so much about it through the last ten years that we have stayed there, so it was wonderful to have them there and hold our function there, and let them all experience a place that holds so many treasured memories for me.

The Saturday evening was magical and unforgettable. It was perfect, and the food and service was outstanding. I enjoyed every mouthful. Not only did it look amazing, but it was so good. I knew we would have a wonderful evening, but none of us imagined it would be as perfect as it was. For all the guests, Chris and I, and my parents it was truly a special and memorable 50th wedding anniversary celebration, and time to have a wonderful reunion with great friends and family and celebrate. It was TRULY MEMORABLE.

You were responsible for creating such a wonderful evening and we truly appreciate it. perfect. My parents felt so spoilt from the moment they arrived from the airport, to be greeted so nicely.

It is all these special touches that are always there each time we stay, not only when we are having a wonderful celebration, that make Sofitel St James one of my favourite places of all the destinations

Thanks again and I really look forward to seeing you.
Special and best regards
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