A room for receiving and entertaining visitors (as in a private house or hotel)(noun)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "reception room" in a sentence
"He led me through an empty reception room decorated in insipid blue-greens and grays and smelling of dead flowers, turned left at a door marked C Ward, unlocked the dead bolt, and let me pass through."
"And when in the evening the Sultana came, attended only by one tall, formidable, and inky-black attendant, Hassan ushered her into the reception room of the harem, telling her that Lallakalla, the first wife of his master, would attend her immediately."
"I told Klugvoigt I would be interested to speak to him, and he said sure, go ahead, he would wait for me in the reception room by-the door, as there was someone there he too wanted to speak with."