Facilities and Room Reservations

Built in 1929 at nearly 9,000 square feet, The House is one of the oldest and largest buildings on campus. Students, student organizations, departments, and campus/community partners are welcome to rent space(s) at The House to use our banquet halls, seminar rooms, library, art gallery, and/or kitchen for events that are aligned with The House’s mission.

To make a reservation at the House, please contact afamhousereservation@gmail.com. Student managers receive daily requests for these sought-after spaces, so please allow for a reasonable amount of time before expecting a reply. 

If you have any questions about our resources or services, please contact afamhouse@yale.edu.


First Floor

Founders’ Room – Room 101

  • Types of events allowed – receptions, talks, lectures, dinners, small performances 
  • Capacity - 100 lecture style; 75 for seated receptions

Banquet (E-Room) – Room 104

  • Largest activity space
  • 75-foot ceiling, gothic windows, and wood paneling
  • Types of events allowed- lectures, theater/plays, film showings, rehearsals, banquets, large socials/party, performances
  • Capacity - 155 lecture style; 130 for seated receptions ; 220 for a stand-up reception or party
  • NOTE: Plays require notification and approval from The House’s Director and the Office of Undergraduate Productions http://www.yale.edu/oup/

Kitchen – Room 104A

Complete with stove, oven, refrigerator, sink, microwave, dishwasher

Second Floor

Art Gallery – Room 201

  • Large room equipped with facilities for mounting art exhibits
  • Types of events allowed - receptions, exhibitions, meetings, small talks/readings
  • Capacity - 40 seated, 50 standing
  • No food allowed inside

Library – Room 203

  • Available for studying, small group meetings/seminars
  • Capacity – 17
  • No food allowed inside


Lighten Room – Room B01 (Room was funded through the generosity of William (‘86) and Janifer (‘83) Lighten)

  • Equipment: Projector, large screen, DVD player
  • Types of Events allowed – rehearsals, meetings, large gathering, dinners, lectures, classes
  • Capacity - 65

Mural Meeting Room – Room B06

  • Available for board meetings, seminar style classes
  • Capacity – 12 seated

Small meeting room – Room B09

  • Small meeting, discussion
  • Capacity – 8 seated

Podcast Room - Room B11

  • Small meeting, discussion

Rooms not available to reserve

UIC - Room B05

BCAY - Room 301

Resident Group Storage – Room B07