Reception halls are in most, if not all, Elvin homes. Sophie is surprised when she sees Everglen's reception hall, because she had never seen one before. Fitz laughs and tells her that her room used to be one for Havenfield. They are mainly used for two purposes: parties and Winnowing Galas. The one at Havenfield was used for Grady and Edaline's large parties they often threw before Jolie's death, and most likely was going to be the place of her wedding. Likewise, the one at Everglen was used for Alvar's Winnowing Galas.