Social Events

Dance the night away at Bruntingthorpe.

Large social events are notoriously difficult to plan, with limited venues able to cater for more than a few hundred people. Thanks to Bruntingthorpe, the Midlands now has a prime location for all your social event requirements.

Our Hangar ‘42 Events Centre has been extensively refurbished with social events in mind. We have included numerous high-tech facilities such as programmable lighting and heating, coloured LED lights and an in-built PA system to ensure your night is one to remember.

From gala dinners and summer balls, to award ceremonies and charitable events, the events centre can cater for it all. With 29,000 sq. ft. of open space and an additional 6,000 sq. ft. of reception, kitchen and washroom facilities, we can comfortably sit 1,500-1,700 people while still leaving room for a dance floor, bar or stage. We will work closely with you to design the interior layout of the venue for maximum effect. The centre stands alone in 10 acres of open space and is also serviced by a 400-vehicle car park situated immediately adjacent to the building, making it your own exclusive and stand-alone events centre.

Within 25 minutes of our site, visitors can take advantage of over 1,000 rooms at local hotels and B&Bs and, by mentioning Bruntingthorpe, many guests can enjoy a discounted rate.

Get in touch today and start planning your party of the year.


Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire is the current home of C Walton Limited, Manheim Auctions, Big Thunder Events, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and the Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, featuring the iconic Cold War Jets Collection as well as a number of other automotive businesses. All situated within the 670-acre site, there is something to meet the needs of each of our customers. Our wide range of facilities allow us to cater for any type of event, from the standard to the obscure, and thanks to our 3.2km straight, Bruntingthorpe still operates as an active airfield.

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