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Host Your Next Event at Rec & Royal

For every occasion – to suit every style – from intimate gatherings to large scale productions – you’ll find it all at Rec & Royal Gaming Parlour, Karaoke Lounge & Nightclub. Get Details.

Private Events at Rec & Royal

Rec & Royal is a modern-day gaming parlour, karaoke lounge, and event space, situated on the lower level of the historic Provident Trust Company Building.

Rec & Royal features four private hospitality suites (with karaoke), an array of custom games, handcrafted cocktails, and a comfortable, one of a kind experience for our guests. With customizable event packages and amenities, we are able to accommodate intimate gatherings and large parties alike.

Rec & Royal is located one block from Rittenhouse Square, placing you in an urban hub of delicious culinary treasures, coveted high-end stores, corporate high rises, and hotels.

The artsy neighborhood also puts academics near the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, and sports fans close to the city‘s stadium complex.

Our Space is Perfect for Any Event Including:

Cocktail Receptions
Company Dinner Events
Corporate Happy Hours
Team Building
Alumni Events
Family Reunions & Celebrations
Holiday parties
Anniversary Parties
Baby Showers
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs (Limited to Sunday Evenings)

We have all the ingredients necessary to delight your inner foodie and impress guests at your next event. Our inspired chefs are ready to customize the perfect menu brimming with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients all paired with wines and craft cocktails.

Celebrate, Play, Dine & Dance

Memorable Service

We get it – special gatherings are the bookmarks of your life. Our yes-we-can team is with you at every step so yours is an unforgettable event.


We’re all about extras, ensuring you’re connected, entertained and delighted at every turn whether you’re here for work, play or a little of both. State of the art sounds & lighting, complimentary wifi, and screens are all at your disposal.

Ambiance & Atmosphere

A chic, intimate setting. Our event spaces offer a warmly intimate ambiance imbued with classic charm and modern sophistication. An unmatched ambiance that pays homage to our building’s century-old origins. While also incorporating modern amenities.


You and your guests want options. Rec & Royal gives you the chance to go from karaoke to skee ball, to air hockey, to enjoy a craft cocktail then dancing at our boutique nightclub. Afterwards, your guests will be close to everything Center City Philadelphia has to offer.

The Rec Room Experience

The Game Room is an interactive experience where you can experience the joys of your childhood. Video Games, karaoke or one of many other games.

The Royal Experience

A boutique nightclub that incorporates cutting edge design and a sophisticated feel. A state of the art sound system and stunning lighting/visual display captivate your senses.

Venue Capacity

Full Buyout

Reception Style up to 600 guests
Banquet Style up to 150 guests

Private Hospitality Suites

Ranging from 10-15 People per room

Royal Nightclub:

Reception Style up to 350 guests
Banquet Style up to 120 guests

Rec Room Gaming Parlour & Karaoke Lounge

Reception Style up to 150 guest
Banquet Style up to 40 guests

Feel free to mix and match any number of areas in our venue for your reservation.

Venue Packages

Timed Bar Packages:

Beer / Wine:  $25 per guest
Standard Bar: $30 per guest
Premium Bar:  $35 per guest
Ultra Premium: $40 per guest

Consumption Tab:

Cash Bar: Must have bar guarantee

Food Packages:

Tailor your perfect food package through our catering team.

Game Packages:

All inclusive gaming for your guests $9.99/guest /hour

Private Event FAQs

What events can Rec & Royal accommodate?

We can accommodate any celebration — birthday parties, Cocktail receptions, corporate events, Fundraisers, Alumni events, Family reunions, Holiday parties, Anniversary parties and more. Our event team will work with you to make your event memorable and unique.

What is the dress code at Rec & Royal?
We encourage you to come as you are, but at Rec & Royal, it’s always more fun to dress up than dress down.

We do ask that gentlemen refrain from wearing sweatpants, steel-toed or work boots, sleeveless t-shirts, or undershirts. For ladies, we ask that you refrain from wearing ugg boots, flip-flops, or sandals.

Does Rec & Royal have WiFi access?
Yes! Rec & Royal has a state of the art guest wifi network which you can access.
Do you offer nonprofit discounts?
Absolutely! We are proud supporters of our nonprofit community and we make every effort to facilitate exceptional nonprofit events in our spaces. We offer a discounted venue fee for nonprofit organizations.
What items are prohibited from Rec & Royal?
All bags, backpacks, purses or parcels are subject to search. You are not allowed to bring the following items into Rec & Royal:

  • Illegal Substances or Paraphernalia
  • Beverages (Including Alcohol)
  • Backpacks and Bags are Subject to Search
  • No Firearms, Knives, or Weapons of Any Kind – Management Reserves the Right to Define
  • Non-Professional or Professional Cameras with Detachable, Long or Extending Lenses
  • Fireworks, Explosives, or Projectiles of Any Kind
  • Vaporizers or E-Cigs
  • Pets (Except Service Animals)
  • Recording Devices of Any Kind, Audio or Video
  • Any Other Item Deemed Unacceptable by Building Manager/Venue/Security/Management
Are there prohibited acts at Rec & Royal?
Guests may be ejected for reasons including, but not limited to the following:

  • Public Intoxication
  • Use of Illegal Substances or Drugs
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Use of Profane, Obscene, or Abusive Language or Gestures of Any Type
  • Possession of Illegal or Unauthorized Items Inside the Venue
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Throwing of Any Objects Anywhere in the Venue
  • Verbally Abusing, Threatening, or Intimidating Other Customers or Venue Employee
  • Participating in a Fight
  • Entering or Attempting to Enter Any “Restricted” Areas Such as VIP Areas, Stage Area, Back of House or Restrooms of the Opposite Sex
  • Going to the Bathroom in Areas other than the Restroom
  • Any Action that, in the opinion of Rec & Royal/Venue/Security/Management, Places Other Customers in Danger or Reduced Their Enjoyment of the Event.
  • Ejected Guests Will NOT Receive a Refund For Their Admission or Be Compensated in Any Way For Their Loss
Can I see the space in person?
We would be happy to show you around our facilities. Please fill out our Request for Information form with your interest and availability and we will schedule the best time for your site visit.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Credit Card, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover
Can I bring my own beverages?
We cannot allow clients to bring in their own alcohol to serve, as we do not release our liquor licenses.
Do you allow decorating?
Yes. We ask that you do your decorating within your contracted event hours. We do not allow nails or tape on the walls.
Is the event space accessible for guests with disabilities?
Yes. Our elevator provides ample room for wheelchairs and most aspects of the venue are level and easily navigable.

Host a Private Event at Rec & Royal

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