Plan a Meeting at Penrose House

Penrose House, located at 1661 Mesa Avenue, is the former home of El Pomar founders Spencer and Julie Penrose. The House now serves as an education and conference center available exclusively for the nonprofit community to gather, discuss issues, and discover innovative solutions to challenges.

The steps below will guide you through planning your organizations meeting.

Step 1: Determine Eligibility
  • Must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or government agency
  • Qualified event requests at Penrose House are: meetings, trainings, strategic planning sessions, retreats, not fundraisers
  • Meetings must be a minimum of four hours in length
  • Private social events and fundraisers are not permitted
Step 2: Determine Desired Date(s) & Time

Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and all national holidays. 

Meeting space is available during the following days/times:


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


8am - 9pm

8am - 5pm

9am - 3pm

* Penrose House is open two Saturdays a month. Please call 719-577-7000 to inquire about specific open Saturdays.

Step 3: Determine Ideal Meeting Space & Room Configuration
Step 4: Determine Meeting Amenities

Penrose House happily provides a variety of equipment at no cost. Our Standard Set Up includes:

  • WiFi
  • Notepads and pens
  • Power Strip
  • Whiteboard
  • Lectern
  • Projection Capability: Screen, Projection, Audio, Connection Cables (HDMI & 15PIN VGA)
  • Beverage Service: Water, Hot Tea, Coffee, and Soda
Step 5: Determine Beverage & Catering Needs


Penrose House is pleased to provided a limited complimentary beverage service.* This service includes: 

  • Ice water 
  • Hot tea 
  • Coffee (Regular is standard. Decaf on request.) 
  • Individual cans of soda (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and La Croix)

Penrose House will provide paper products and condiements for the beverage service. 

* Quantity is determined by the number of attendeees  


  • Catering must be arranged via one of our authorized caterers
  • Organizations may bring snack items as long as:
    • They are store-bought (nothing homemade)
    • They do not require heating or refrigeration
    • Organization brings any/all plates and utensils required for snack items 
Step 6: Submit a Reservation Request

Information needed to make a reservation request:

  • Name of Organization (with EIN and Tax Exempt # for first-time 501(c)(3) organizations)
  • Name of Point-of-Contact and their contact information
  • Date(s) and Times requested
  • Number of Attendees and desired room set up

Upon receipt, we will contact you within two business days letting you know the status of your reservation request.

If approved, the Penrose House reservations coordinator will work with you on your setup needs to include audio/visual, food and beverage.


For questions, or assistance, please call 719-577-7000

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