USAGE AND RESERVATIONS
Avery House Courtyard is approximately 3100 square feet and located in the Avery House complex just off Moore Walk. It comes equipped with varying size (36"-54") round wood tables and approximately 95 chairs. The tree-lined Courtyard is ideal for meals and receptions. The inviting space is accommodating of large and small groups and can be reserved along with the Dining Hall and/or Library for an elegant, indoor-outdoor event.
Avery House is primarily an undergraduate student residence. Events held in the Courtyard may not disrupt resident activity. Reservations will be extended to students up to one year in advance and to all others up to six months in advance, with the understanding that a student event may be accommodated first if a conflict arises. All requests are subject to approval by Caltech Dining Services (CDS); confirmations will be emailed.
Events with hot food served over warming fuel or 50+ guests will require submission of a Special Events Permit application with the City of Pasadena.
CATERING, SETUP, AND CLEANUP
All served food and beverage must be provided by Caltech Dining Services (CDS) Catering.. There is no outside food permitted. All setup needs require the approval of CDS Catering before your requesting from Caltech Facilities, Facilities Service Requests | Facilities (caltech.edu). Facilities is generally able to provide 6' folding tables, folding chairs, and trash cans. Any additional rentals must be coordinated through CDS Catering.
Event cleanup and trash removal must be provided by Caltech Facilities promptly upon guest exit. The Courtyard should be immediately returned to the condition received upon event conclusion. You may be asked to supply CDS with a Caltech Facilities work order confirmation.
CDS will notify Caltech Security of your use of Avery Courtyard. The main entrance doors to Avery House may not be propped open. A card key to access the Avery House restrooms can be made available by CDS with advance notice.