Planning an event? PQ has it covered.

Perelman Quadrangle is a unique venue, and we do things a little differently. We first work with each client to reserve an ideal space. From there, we help organize any additional services for the event, such as funishings, catering, design work, A/V needs, and staffing. The end result? Our clients get a beautiful space and only pay for what is needed. While we do allow outside vendors, Perelman Quadrangle is proud to offer premier services, such as on-site catering access, audio/visual teams, and staffing, to make planning your event as seamless as possible. If you'd like to discuss bringing in your own outside vendor, please let us know, and we will work with you to meet your needs.  




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Bon Appetit is an independent catering company that operates within Perelman Quadrangle facilities. We work closely together and recommend them for their  stellar menus and customer service.They specialize in making everything from scratch, and you can taste the difference. Because their kitchens are on-site, meeting dietary needs or last-minute changes is a snap.



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Visual Sound is PQ's exclusive Audio/Visual company. We are proud to partner with them for all of our corporate and social events. Their experienced crew offers unlimited event production services, including props and backdrops, lighting and audio, recording services, webcasting and streaming, as well as staging, graphic, and theme design. For corporate events, audio-visual equiment such as microphones and projectors can be rented at competitive rates. Organizations may also bring personal A/V equipment in after notifying the event coordinator.

Visual Sound's staff is one of the most experienced in the city, drawing from a variety of disciplines: architecture, theater, television, movies, corporate video production, and interactive media, to name a few.



Labor & Staffing


One of the advantages of hosting your event at Perelman Quadrangle is the access to Penn's network of services. We can arrange for housekeeping, security, crowd and parking control, organizers and volunteers, and production managers and crews. Your event coordinator will help you make decisions about additional staffing needs.

Building Managers: Our on-site building managers coordinate planning and day-of changes for all PQ spaces. They can facilitate housekeeping, changes to equipment requests, room layout changes, and any additional troubleshooting you may encounter. Their friendly team works with you to make sure things run smoothly at your event.

Security: We care that your guests are safe, so PQ will determine appropriate event security needs based on the details of your event. Security personnel are required when an event extends beyond established building hours (generally weekends) and when there is alcohol served. The organization booking the event will be responsible for these costs.

In addition to the University of Pennsylvania Police Department, the Department of Public Safety also retains a vast network of security technology and guard services. Allied Barton security officers provide walking and bike patrols and escorts and also maintain a security presence for all residential buildings.

Housekeeping: To help clean up after your event, housekeeping services are required whenever a special room arrangement is requested. With outside caterers, special cleaning is needed before or after an event, if the room is not restored to its original condition, or the event takes place when housekeeping would not normally be working.



On-Site Amenities


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On-Site Amenities: PQ has created partnerships to provide top-notch retail services to Penn and outside communities. Please click on the links to the right of the page to learn more about each of these resources within the Perelman Quadrangle.





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