Penn Pavilion | Penn Garden

Location

107 Union Dr.
Durham, NC 27710
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Room Type

Multipurpose Room

Room Uses

Banquets Conferences Dances Dinners Exhibit Spaces Job Fairs Lunches Meetings Social Events Speakers

Capacity

92

The Garden Room is located on the lower level of Penn Pavilion and works perfectly for intimate meetings, presentations, and catered meals. Large windows boast views of Anderson Woods and allow ample natural light to fill the space. Fully integrated audio visual technology (house lighting and sound) and an adjacent catering kitchen make this flexible space ideal for a variety of uses.

Rates

The cost of Penn is based on multiple fees and the setup of the event. Please reach out to eventservices@duke.edu for pricing information. 

Standard Layout

Photo of Penn Pavilion Room showing round tables, chairs, stage, windows, and projection screen.
Empty Room layout
Capacity: 92
Tables: 5 ft round tables, 8 ft buffet tables, cocktail tables, and classroom skinny tables
Seating: Upholstered banquet chairs

Optional Layouts

Photo of Penn Pavilion Room showing round tables, chairs, stage, windows, and projection screen.
Capacity: 50
Tables: Classroom tables - 6 ft x 18 in
Seating: 50 upholstered banquet chairs
Photo of Penn Pavilion Room showing round tables, chairs, stage, windows, and projection screen.
Capacity: 92
Tables: Cocktail tables - 2.5 ft wide, 4 ft high and 8 ft buffet tables
Seating: Upholstered banquet chairs
Photo of Penn Pavilion Room showing round tables, chairs, stage, windows, and projection screen.
Capacity: 92
Tables: Not applicable
Seating: 92 upholstered banquet chairs
Penn Garden Room set up with tables surrounding a projection screen
Capacity: 50
Tables: 5 ft round tables and 8 ft buffet tables
Seating: 50 upholstered banquet chairs

Room Information

1,300 sq. ft.

Wheelchair accessible

LCD projector, screen, house sound, microphones, lectern with microphone. Clients must provide their own laptops to connect with the system. Adaptors are available. 

Free (Duke Visitor)

Reservation does require approval. If client books online, it stays in "Web Request" status until approved; fund code or payment is required for approval.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations for Penn must be canceled at least two weeks prior to the event date. If the request to cancel is made less than two weeks in advance, a cancellation fee will be incurred. The fee for departments is $250 and the fee for student groups is $100. Also, clients are responsible for any additional fees incurred from external vendors or rentals.

Food and Drink Policy 

Clients must used a Duke Dining vendor for their event. You can find the list of Duke Dining Vendors here. Groups using outside caterers are subject to additional fees. 

Decor Policy

  • All tables which food is served on must have table clothes on them.
  • No open flames are allowed in Penn Pavilion.
  • No balloons in Penn (balloon arches are allowed).
  • No hanging decorations on the walls. Decorations (including signs) can only be hung on the windows with command hooks. Command hooks and adhesives must be removed post-event. Groups will be charged for the cleaning and removal of command hooks if they are left behind.
  • Glitter, bird seed, and feathers are not allowed in Penn.