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Welcome to the East Duke Parlors

Over the decades, the elegant and comfortable East Duke Parlors have been the site for countless Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies events, as well as many other Duke University lectures and meetings.  With their Victorian beauty and splendor, the Pink and Blue parlors will provide your event with a setting that is a step back in time. To get a sense of these beautiful rooms, have a look at our parlor photos to the right. 

Please note: the parlors can only be reserved for events that are officially sponsored by entities of Duke University.

To reserve the parlors, please review the Contract and Guidelines. The rental fee is $100 per room, per day.  After reviewing the guidelines, contact the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies office at 919-684-5683 or email  to see if your date is available to reserve.

Information about the History of the Parlors and the Portraits of Women Firsts can be found under their respective pages to the left.


The Parlors are located on the first floor of the East Duke Building, The building's GPS address is 1304 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708.

Click here to view the location on the map. 

RESERVE THE PARLORS for your next event

Click here to complete the on-line contract

If you have any questions  or call (919) 684-5683.

    • Pink Parlor

The Pink Parlor can accommodate 40 -45 people comfortably.  The room is set up in lecture/talk style as seen in the pictures.  A table or group of chairs can be placed in the front of the room for a panel discussion. 

For Pink Parlor photos click here

    • Blue Parlor Guest Register

The Blue Parlor can accommodate 30 - 35 people comfortably.  The furniture is set up in a circle which allows for a "Round Table" effect for a casual, but elegant setting.  There are 16 blue plastic chairs that may be set up around the perimeter of the room for additional seating. 

For Blue Parlor photos click here

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