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The Reading Room

PENDLE HILL DURING COVID-19. Due to continued public health concerns, the Pendle Hill campus will be closed to conference groups until the virus is contained. We will announce our opening date on our website and e-newsletter at least two months prior to welcoming visitors. Until we know our opening date, we will not be able to accept any new Conference Service reservations for dates prior to September 1, 2021. If you are interested in dates after September 1, 2021 or have any questions about Conference Services at Pendle Hill, please send them to and the Conference Sales Coordinator will respond in due course. Thank you for your patience and understanding in these times.

Main House (exterior)

Main House (exterior) – click to enlarge

Located in Main House at the center of our campus, the Reading Room is a comfortable and welcoming space for up to 20 guests. Its assortment of comfortable couches and chairs, deep windows, and proximity to the dining facilities make it a favorite spot on campus. The Reading Room works well for smaller workshops, receptions, and meetings.

Wireless internet available. Meeting room capacity: 20.


Reading Room sofas and table

Reading Room sofas and table – click to enlarge

There are facilities for coffee, tea, and snacks in Main House. Groups using the Reading Room arrange to take meals in the Reading Room itself or in the community dining room at Main House.

Two additional private dining spaces are available.

Reading Room (circular arrangement)

Reading Room (circular arrangement) – click to enlarge

Reading Room sofas

Reading Room sofas – click to enlarge


Overnight accommodations are generally available at Main House, Waysmeet, or Chace. Please visit our Overnight Accommodations page for more options.


Audio/visual support services and wireless internet connectivity are available.