Meeting Space Overview 


Thank you for your interest in utilizing Penrose House for your upcoming meeting. Penrose House is the historic estate of Spencer and Julie Penrose, built in 1910. During your visit, we invite you to enjoy the property while assisting us to maintain the integrity of the venue by respecting the building, meeting rooms, artwork, furniture, and artifacts.

Penrose House serves as a place of business as well as a conference center and we ask that you maintain a noise level respectful of other guests and the El Pomar Foundation staff.

Please review the information below about our conference center.


Use of Penrose House

Penrose House serves as an education and conference center available exclusively for the nonprofit community to gather, discuss issues, and discover innovative solutions to challenges facing their organizations and constituents. Penrose House is not intended to host the routine or regularly scheduled activities of nonprofit organizations, but instead is offered as a venue for strategic meetings and conferences.

With limited staffing resources, we rely on our guests to assist us in caring for Penrose House by cleaning up after their use and respecting the historic nature of the facility.

Penrose House is a non-smoking facility, however, smoking is permitted in designated areas outside the building and away from entrances.

Limited dining space is available during your meeting. Please be sure to indicate your interest in utilizing dining space as part of your meeting request.

Eligible Organizations

Use of Penrose House space is provided at no cost for qualified organizations and requests:

  • Qualified organizations are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and government agencies
  • Qualified requests are strategic or productive in nature (vs. social, networking, celebratory, or recognition-oriented).

We ask that organizations limit their use of the facility to no more than once per month. Penrose House does not accommodate weddings, private functions or professional photography sessions.


Inclement Weather Policy

Guest safety is a primary concern for El Pomar Foundation. As a result, inclement weather may result in an early closure, delayed opening, or cancellation of meetings at Penrose House. 

It is the responsibility of the event point-of-contact (POC) to monitor the El Pomar website or call 719-577-7000 for messages regarding delays or closures. 

It is expected that each POC will notify members of his/her group in the event of a Penrose House change in operating hours (or closure) due to inclement weather.

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