On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, His disciples *said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?” And He *sent two of His disciples and *said to them, “Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him; and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is My guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?”’ And he himself will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; prepare for us there.” The disciples went out and came to the city, and found it just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover.
The large upper room that Jesus and the disciples were to eat the Passover may have been a roof chamber built on top of a house. These type rooms were probably common in Jerusalem for the express purpose of renting to pilgrims a place to celebrate feasts. The room was furnished (Mark 14:15: Luke 22:12) and would have had a large banquet table and everything necessary to prepare and serve a meal. The banquet table that was customarily used was a low table so that those that gathered around would have to recline. The guests would recline on couches and lay on their left side with their feet resting on the ground. Reclining at the table represent freedom to the Jew and was to be a reminder that they could never recline in comfort when they were slaves.