reception room

a room for receiving visitors, clients, patients, etc.

1820–30 Unabridged
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reception room
1.  a room in a private house suitable for entertaining guests, esp a lounge or dining room
2.  a room in a hotel suitable for large parties, receptions, etc

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Example sentences
The second floor, once the main reception room of this wealthy merchant's home,
  reveals faint traces of its former glory.
In any case, the reception room had more than one entrance, which he sometimes
  took advantage of when he wanted to avoid people.
He has already remodelled the interior of one small reception room.
Each food station around the reception room creates an environment.
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