Unusual venue hire for conferences, meetings and parties
If you are looking for an unusual venue in Essex to hold an event, seminar, meeting, conference or party, the Mess Hall and Dope Room at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome provide the perfect backdrop.
For a more information, please contact us! We have modern audio-visual equipment, conference seating for 30 people in the Dope Room or up to 100 in the Mess Hall, and catering facilities on-site, plus we have plenty of free parking.
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We can accommodate larger parties by arrangement - SMGWA Venue larger groups
To make your day even more special, we can give you a guided tour of the site or you can view a video, helping you to learn more about World War 1 history in the process.
"A quick note to thank you and the team for looking after us so well on our visit to Stow Maries yesterday. We had a most rewarding day and I know that my trustees – especially those visiting for the first time – really enjoyed their tour of the site. I am sorry this bit was a bit rushed – board meetings anywhere have a habit of overrunning (!) – but now they’ve had a taste, I think you will get some of our people back for a longer visit at other times. I was also impressed with the Dope Room as a venue – ideal for meetings of 10 to 20 people. I will bear this in mind in future."
Nick Shuttleworth, Executive Director, Rural Community Council of Essex
The day started cold and overcast, but the volunteers had made most of the preparations the day before
so the white hangar and RE Workshop were ready for the estimated 39 teams to...
It’s all a bit murky out there today. The Aerodrome is clothed in a damp mist, and the volunteers working all over the site are wrapped up warm in scarves and hats....