After choosing not to attend his former rival's inauguration, Mitt Romney, along with wife Ann, is headed to Washington at the end of the week.
The pair will attend a reception in their honor Friday hosted by philanthropist Catherine Reynolds and businessman Bill Marriott Jr., according to a former aide to the governor.
CNN has also learned the Romneys are expected to attend the prestigious, black tie Alfalfa Dinner, scheduled for Saturday, while in the nation's capital.
Romney did not attend President Barack Obama's inauguration this week, remaining instead at his home in La Jolla, Calif.
Romney was last in D.C. when he lunched with Obama at the White House last month.
National Journal first reported the Romneys' reception.