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You can do almost anything in Alternative Venues East Anglia

 

Alternative Venues East Anglia is managed by the East Anglia Reserves Forces' and Cadets' Association (EA RFCA). We look after the interests of Reservists throughout our six counties and are a non-profit making organisation. The income we derive from letting Army Reserve Centres is re-invested into the Reserve Estate.

 

We maintain several Army Reserve Centres most of which were purpose built during the 20th Century with some very impressive buildings such as the Coldhams Lane Army Reserve Centre located on the shores of a striking lake, and the historic Army Reserve Centre in Aylsham Road, Norwich . All the venues are well maintained and easily accessible. We also look after many Cadet sites, some of which can be hired out for smaller meetings for local organisations including charities, and two well-equipped Cadet Training Centres suitable for any large event.

 

The opportunities:

 

Weddings, cocktail parties, receptions and dinners

 

From the sophistication and intimacy of an Officers Mess seating 30-40, to the splendour of a dinner for 150, we offer venues with style and elegance all of which are equipped with professional kitchens.

 

Conferences, meetings and lectures

 

Our venues can be used for a board meeting for 20, equally a large public gathering in a Drill Hall for 250 or more. Whatever your business or social need, we can provide well-equipped facilities in a variety of locations – and to suit a variety of budgets.

 

Training and sports

 

Physical or safety training and indoor sports, our properties have the versatility to suit any requirement.

 

Local meetings and playgroups

 

Many of our buildings are regularly used by local organisations/societies/playgroups.

 

Demonstrations

 

With inside and outside facilities, our venues provide the ideal premises for all types of equipment and procedural demonstrations.

 

Film Locations and rehearsals

 

Our venues can become whatever you require them to be - star of the screen or the backdrop - and they have very secure storage and parking for equipment. With their spacious halls they are also ideal for rehearsals.

 

Whatever your need, we will have a venue to suit and at a price you'll find hard to beat.

Please click the venue or the facility name to see more details.

 

Postal Town Venue Facility Facility Type Suitable For
Brentwood Army Reserve Centre Bar Bar Conferences / Meetings
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Lectures
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Syndicate Discussions
Wedding Receptions
Brentwood Army Reserve Centre Conference Room Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Lectures
Office
Syndicate Discussions
Training
Brentwood Army Reserve Centre Drill Hall Hall
Band Practice Room
Exhibition Space
Gym
Lecture / Classroom
Reception / Dining Room
Sports Hall
Band Practice
Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Indoor Sports
Lectures
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Sports & Training
Syndicate Discussions
Team Building Activities
Training
Wedding Receptions
Youth Training Weekends
Brentwood Army Reserve Centre Kitchen Kitchen Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Brentwood Army Reserve Centre Lecture/ Class Room Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Lectures
Office
Syndicate Discussions
Training
Brentwood Army Reserve Centre Officers Mess Reception / Dining Room Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Lectures
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Syndicate Discussions
Wedding Receptions
Bury St. Edmunds Army Reserve Centre Bar Bar Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Wedding Receptions
Bury St. Edmunds Army Reserve Centre Bar/ Social Area Bar Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Wedding Receptions
Bury St. Edmunds Army Reserve Centre Conference Room Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Lectures
Office
Training
Bury St. Edmunds Army Reserve Centre Hall Hall Adventure Training
Band Practice
Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Indoor Sports
Lectures
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Sports & Training
Syndicate Discussions
Team Building Activities
Training
Wedding Receptions
Youth Training Weekends
Bury St. Edmunds Army Reserve Centre Lecture/ Class Room 1 Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Lectures
Office
Training
Bury St. Edmunds Army Reserve Centre Lecture/ Class Room 2 Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Lectures
Office
Training
Bury St. Edmunds Army Reserve Centre Lecture/ Class Room 3 Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Lectures
Office
Training
Bury St. Edmunds Army Reserve Centre Officers Mess Reception / Dining Room Conferences / Meetings
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Lectures
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Syndicate Discussions
Wedding Receptions
Cambridge Army Reserve Centre, Cherry Hinton Road Bar Bar Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Wedding Receptions
Cambridge Army Reserve Centre, Cherry Hinton Road Hall Hall
Band Practice Room
Exhibition Space
Reception / Dining Room
Sports Hall
Adventure Training
Band Practice
Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Indoor Sports
Lectures
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Sports & Training
Syndicate Discussions
Team Building Activities
Training
Wedding Receptions
Youth Training Weekends
Cambridge Army Reserve Centre, Cherry Hinton Road Kitchen    
Cambridge Army Reserve Centre, Cherry Hinton Road Lecture/ Class Rooms Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Lectures
Office
Syndicate Discussions
Training
Cambridge Army Reserve Centre, Cherry Hinton Road Officers Mess Reception / Dining Room Conferences / Meetings
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Lectures
Office
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Syndicate Discussions
Wedding Receptions
Cambridge Army Reserve Centre, Cherry Hinton Road WOs & SGTS Mess Reception / Dining Room Conferences / Meetings
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Lectures
Office
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Syndicate Discussions
Wedding Receptions
Cambridge Army Reserve Centre, Coldhams Lane Bar / reception area Bar
Reception / Dining Room
Conferences / Meetings
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Syndicate Discussions
Wedding Receptions
Cambridge Army Reserve Centre, Coldhams Lane Classroom Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Lectures
Office
Syndicate Discussions
Training
Cambridge Army Reserve Centre, Coldhams Lane Conference Room Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Lectures
Syndicate Discussions
Training
Cambridge Army Reserve Centre, Coldhams Lane Dining Area Reception / Dining Room Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Lectures
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Syndicate Discussions
Wedding Receptions
Cambridge Army Reserve Centre, Coldhams Lane Drill Hall Hall Adventure Training
Band Practice
Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Indoor Sports
Lectures
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Sports & Training
Syndicate Discussions
Team Building Activities
Training
Wedding Receptions
Youth Training Weekends
Cambridge Army Reserve Centre, Coldhams Lane Kitchen Kitchen Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Wedding Receptions
Cambridge Army Reserve Centre, Coldhams Lane Meeting Room Lecture / Classroom
Office
Conferences / Meetings
Lectures
Office
Syndicate Discussions
Training
Cambridge Army Reserve Centre, Coldhams Lane Obstacle Course Outdoor Activities Adventure Training
Outdoor Youth Training Activities
Sports & Training
Team Building Activities
Training
Youth Training Weekends
Cambridge Waterbeach CTC Accommodation Accommodation Adventure Training
Band Practice
Conferences / Meetings
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Indoor Sports
Lectures
Outdoor Youth Training Activities
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Sports & Training
Syndicate Discussions
Team Building Activities
Training
Wedding Receptions
Youth Training Weekends
Cambridge Waterbeach CTC Bar Bar Private Functions
Small Receptions
Cambridge Waterbeach CTC Conference Room Office Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Lectures
Office
Cambridge Waterbeach CTC Dining Room Reception / Dining Room Lectures
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Wedding Receptions
Cambridge Waterbeach CTC Kitchen Kitchen Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Cambridge Waterbeach CTC Lecture/classrooms Lecture / Classroom Lectures
Team Building Activities
Training
Cambridge Waterbeach CTC Office Office Office
Cambridge Waterbeach CTC Parking Parking Short / Long Term Parking
Cambridge Waterbeach CTC Range Firing Range Firing Range
Chelmsford Army Reserve Centre Bar Bar Conferences / Meetings
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Wedding Receptions
Chelmsford Army Reserve Centre Drill Hall Hall Adventure Training
Band Practice
Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Indoor Sports
Lectures
Office
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Sports & Training
Syndicate Discussions
Team Building Activities
Training
Wedding Receptions
Youth Training Weekends
Chelmsford Army Reserve Centre Kitchen Kitchen Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Small Receptions
Wedding Receptions
Chelmsford Army Reserve Centre Lecture/ Class Room 1 Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Lectures
Office
Syndicate Discussions
Training
Chelmsford Army Reserve Centre Lecture/ Class Room 2 Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Lectures
Office
Syndicate Discussions
Training
Chelmsford Army Reserve Centre Officers Mess Reception / Dining Room Conferences / Meetings
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Lectures
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Wedding Receptions
Colchester Army Reserve Centre Bar Bar Conferences / Meetings
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Wedding Receptions
Colchester Army Reserve Centre Car Park Parking Short / Long Term Parking
Colchester Army Reserve Centre Conference Room Lecture / Classroom
Office
Exhibition Space
Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Lectures
Office
Syndicate Discussions
Team Building Activities
Training
Colchester Army Reserve Centre Grassed area Outdoor Activities
Reception / Dining Room
Adventure Training
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Outdoor Youth Training Activities
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Sports & Training
Team Building Activities
Training
Wedding Receptions
Youth Training Weekends
Colchester Army Reserve Centre Hall Hall Adventure Training
Band Practice
Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Indoor Sports
Lectures
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Sports & Training
Syndicate Discussions
Team Building Activities
Training
Wedding Receptions
Youth Training Weekends
Colchester Army Reserve Centre Kitchen Kitchen Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Small Receptions
Vehicle Storage
Ipswich Army Reserve Centre Bar Bar Conferences / Meetings
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Wedding Receptions
Ipswich Army Reserve Centre Hall Hall Adventure Training
Band Practice
Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Indoor Sports
Lectures
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Sports & Training
Syndicate Discussions
Team Building Activities
Training
Wedding Receptions
Youth Training Weekends
Ipswich Army Reserve Centre Kitchen Kitchen Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Wedding Receptions
Ipswich Army Reserve Centre Lecture/ Class Room 1 Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Lectures
Office
Training
Ipswich Army Reserve Centre Lecture/ Class Room 2 Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Lectures
Office
Training
Norwich Army Reserve Centre Bar Bar Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Wedding Receptions
Norwich Army Reserve Centre Hall Hall Adventure Training
Band Practice
Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Indoor Sports
Lectures
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Sports & Training
Syndicate Discussions
Team Building Activities
Training
Wedding Receptions
Youth Training Weekends
Norwich Army Reserve Centre Kitchen Kitchen Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Wedding Receptions
Norwich Army Reserve Centre Lecture/ Class Room 1 Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Lectures
Office
Syndicate Discussions
Training
Norwich Army Reserve Centre Lecture/ Class Room 2 Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Lectures
Office
Syndicate Discussions
Training
Norwich Army Reserve Centre Lecture/ Class Room 3 Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Lectures
Office
Syndicate Discussions
Training
Norwich Army Reserve Centre Lecture/ Class Room 4 Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Lectures
Office
Syndicate Discussions
Training
Norwich Army Reserve Centre Lecture/ Class Room 5 Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Lectures
Office
Syndicate Discussions
Training
Norwich Army Reserve Centre Officers Mess Reception / Dining Room Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Wedding Receptions
Swaffham Army Reserve Centre Bar Bar Conferences / Meetings
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Lectures
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Syndicate Discussions
Wedding Receptions
Swaffham Army Reserve Centre Conference Room Lecture / Classroom Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Lectures
Office
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Training
Swaffham Army Reserve Centre Hall Hall Adventure Training
Band Practice
Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Indoor Sports
Lectures
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Sports & Training
Syndicate Discussions
Team Building Activities
Training
Wedding Receptions
Youth Training Weekends
Swaffham Army Reserve Centre Kitchen Kitchen Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Wedding Receptions
Swaffham Army Reserve Centre Mess Room Reception / Dining Room Conferences / Meetings
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Lectures
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Syndicate Discussions
Training
Wedding Receptions
Swaffham Army Reserve Centre Storage Area Office Office
Thetford Thetford CTC Accommodation Accommodation Outdoor Youth Training Activities
Training
Youth Training Weekends
Thetford Thetford CTC Dining Hall Reception / Dining Room Exhibitions
Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Lectures
Team Building Activities
Thetford Thetford CTC Kitchen Kitchen Formal Dinners / Luncheons
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Thetford Thetford CTC Lecture Rooms Lecture / Classroom
Exhibition Space
Conferences / Meetings
Exhibitions
Lectures
Thetford Thetford CTC Parking Parking Short / Long Term Parking
Thetford Thetford CTC Social Area / Bar Bar
Exhibition Space
Lecture / Classroom
Reception / Dining Room
Conferences / Meetings
Private Functions
Small Receptions
Syndicate Discussions
Thetford Thetford CTC Tube Range Firing Range Training
Youth Training Weekends

Venues can be used for:

  • Adventure Training
  • Band Practice
  • Conferences / Meetings
  • Exhibitions
  • Formal Dinners / Luncheons
  • Indoor Sports
  • Lectures
  • and more

Facilities include:

  • Large Halls
  • Lecture theatres
  • Meeting rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Dining rooms
  • Bars
  • Kitchens
  • Secure Parking
  • and more