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Frosene Center

Rental Facilities

Perfectly located for any Washington event, the Frosene Center is a convenient and elegant venue for your special occasion. Inspired by a Byzantine aesthetic, this imposing limestone building is beautifully sited and introduces guests through a formal drive and entry foyer. Facilities include a formal ballroom ideal for wedding celebrations and an atrium with an adjoining outdoor patio perfect for cocktail receptions. An auditorium and smaller meeting rooms are also available. Plentiful parking in the rear of the building eliminates parking worries. For more information or to take a tour of our facilities, please contact the Cathedral office at 202-333-4730.

The Ballroom

Situated on the third floor of the center, the ballroom is decorated in warm neutral tones and cherry wood accents with detailed hardwood floors throughout, wall tapestries, and several crystal chandeliers. Brightly lit by many windows, the room feels airy and fresh. Access to the ballroom includes two sets of marble accented elevators and a grand granite staircase. Restroom facilities and a caterers kitchen are adjoining.

Capacity: 200 people seated (150 people seated with a dance floor)
Dimensions: 3200 square feet

The Atrium

Situated on the main floor of the center, the glass-enclosed atrium is perfectly situated for smaller gatherings or an opening cocktail hour. Decorated in warm, neutral tones, the room is accented with cherry wood details and has an Italian stone floor that provides the room a European feel. The Atrium is connected to an outdoor patio perfect for warm weather gatherings and is within easy access of the Ballroom via two marble floored elevators and a granite staircase. The Atrium also includes access to a kitchen for bar service or light catering needs.

Capacity: 75 people seated
Dimensions: 1100 square feet

The Auditorium (Father John Hall)

Located on the lower level of the Cathedral and easily accessible by the Frosene Center, the auditorium is a casual venue for informal gatherings. The well-sized room is connected to a kitchen and restroom facilities.

Capacity: 130 people seated
Dimensions: 2100 square feet

Rental Fees

All facility rental fees include the setup and removal of tables, chairs, and complimentary parking in our private lot (capacity: 121 vehicles). Linens and catering are not included but can be arranged through one of our preferred catering companies. A rental discount is available for all members of the Saint Sophia community – membership details are available at the Cathedral office. Specific rental fees for each of the facilities are listed below:

Event Fee Member Fee
The Ballroom
Wedding Celebration $3,000 $2,500
Baptism Celebration $2,500 $2,000
All Other Events $2,000 $1,500
The Atrium
All Events $850 $750
Patio Rental $500 $500
The Auditorium
Wedding Celebration $1,000 $750
All Other Events $650 $500

For more information, please contact Pete Panagiotopoulos at ptpoulos@saintsophiadc.com or at 202-838-1553.