How do I reserve a space at Perry World House?

Penn affiliates and non-affiliates may submit an online Perry World House Room Reservation Request FormAll requests must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the event start date and are processed Monday through Friday at 3pm. A staff member will respond to your request within 3 business days. 

How can I find out if the space that I want to reserve is available on the day and time of my event?

You can confirm the availability of our spaces using our online calendar. It is not necessary to create an account but please click "sign in as a guest" to view.

Where can I find information about Perry World House spaces so I can determine which will be best to reserve for my event?

Perry World House spaces are listed with their floor plans, capacities, and pictures in the 'Spaces' tab of our website.

Can I reserve your classroom space?

Perry World House does not facilitate reservations for Classroom 108. If you are interested in booking this space, please contact the Central Pool for scheduling.

How much does it cost to host my event at Perry World House?

The cost to hold your event on our premises depends on your specific needs. We do have a Penn Affiliated and a Non-Affiliated list of room rates. Certain furnishings and services such as audio/visual equipment and labor, housekeeping, and secruity may incur additional charges.

I have already received confirmation from Perry World House that my reservation was accepted. Who do I speak to in order to start the planning process?

Once your reservation request has been confirmed, the Operations & Events Manager will assist you with the planning of your event.

What if I have changes to my event needs such as room configuration, AV needs, or catering?

All event needs must be confirmed 2 business days prior to the start date of the event. Any changes made after this deadline may be subject to additional fees or may not be accommodated. The decision will be at the discretion of the Operations and Events Manager. 

Who do I speak to if my event is happening today and I need assistance right away?

Our Operations & Events Manager is able to assist in any way. Please call at 267-769-1036.

What furniture and AV equipment does Perry World House offer?

All furniture and AV equipment available for rent or as part of your space rental can be found on the 'Event Inventory' tab of our website.

Where is the lost and found at Perry World House?

The lost and found is located at 1st floor security desk in the lobby, or call 215-573-5730.

How do I pay for my event?

Please see above for our payment policies. Upon agreement of fees 25% of the total invoice is due. An additional 25% is due 2 weeks prior to event start date and the balance is due 48 business hours prior to the event start date. 

Can I ship or drop off items needed for my event ahead of time?

We will store items needed for events for up to 2 business days, but we ask that you arrange with with the Operations & Events Manager as we have limited storage space.

How many people can fit at a rented table?

We are happy to help you select furnishings for your needs. As a general guideline, a 5'-rectangular table seats 2 people per side, a 48"-round table seats up to 6 people, and a 72"-round table seats up to 12 people.

Is there event parking at Perry World House?

Perry World House does not have public parking, however street parking and public garages are available. For more information please refer to Penn’s Parking Locations.

How do I schedule a tour of the space I would like to reserve for my event?

If you have already reserved a space, please contact the Operations & Events Manager to arrange a tour. If you have not submitted a request yet, please email us at  and a tour will be arranged for you.

How do I cancel an event?

To cancel your event, please submit an online cancellation form.

For events staffed by, but not limited to Perry World House, University Housekeeping, Allied Barton or Penn Police, the client must cancel at least two business days prior to the event. Any client that fails to do so will be subject to all staffing charges associated with the event. Any organization that does not show up for their event without cancelling will also be subject to all staffing charges associated with the event.

Do you have preferred vendors?

We do not have a list of preferred vendors at this time, but can give recommendations for catering, furniture rental, and AV.

Do you have on-site AV Technicians? 

Perry World House does not have a dedicated Audio-Visual Team, but if your event requires Tech support the Operations & Events Manager can help arrange this with you through HireIT Services.

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