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Looking for somewhere to hold a meeting, conference or training event?

Look no further!  We have affordable, versatile and secure spaces for hire, right across the East Midlands.

Our venues boast secure parking, audiovisual equipment, disabled access, bar facilities, kitchens and much more.

Enquire today to see how we can help you do business.

To make a booking please click the ‘Hire a Venue’ button below.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Contact our team on 0115 838 3218 or em-alternativevenues@rfca.mod.uk to discuss your needs as we have venues available in most towns and cities throughout the East Midlands.

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Throughout the East Midlands, we have a variety of venues for hire and each one has its own unique characteristics – they are Alternative Venues.

The common denominator is that they are all part of the East Midlands’ ‘Volunteer Estate’.  In essence, they are the sites which house your local Royal Naval Reserve, Army Reserve and Royal Auxiliary Air Forces.  This means all of our sites are 100% secure.

Alternative Venues East Midlands forms part of East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association.  We are ‘not for profit’, so any hire charges you pay are used by us to improve facilities for the Reserves.

Our venues are currently used by a wide spectrum of clientele for a variety of events and activities, including training spaces for various industry needs; corporate training and events, blood donations and keep fit groups, to name but a few!

We are able to arrange buffets or other outside catering, teas and coffees, audiovisual equipment etc, all to your requirements.  Contact us and we will discuss with you personally what you are trying to plan.  We always endeavour to accommodate your needs and will advise on which of our venues would be most suitable. 

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website, call our team today, because we have many additional, smaller venues for hire in almost every town and city in the East Midlands.

Please complete this form and send it to our team if you are ready to make a booking request.

Within the East Midlands there are some 17 Reserve Forces and Cadets venues available for hire.

To contact the Alternative Venues Team:
Phone: 0115 8383218
E mail: em-alternativevenues@rfca.mod.uk
Post: Army Reserve Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2GG.

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Sobraon Barracks Army Reserve Centre

Sobraon Barracks, Burton Road, Lincoln LN1 3PY

The hall benefits from a beautiful parquet floor, has an optional internal marquee, and is incredibly spacious. Other facilities include a professional kitchen for outside catering use, and classrooms (with audio visual equipment available on request). This venue is ideally suited for a variety of functions including conferences, meetings and staff training to name just a few.  

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