Host your next party at Lyon Air Museum and enjoy the one-of-a-kind aviation atmosphere.

Lyon Air Museum is the realization of a dream of its founder, General William Lyon, a former combat pilot and Chief of staff for the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1975 to 1979. The museum is housed in a 30,000 square-foot hangar that displays some of the world’s rare WWII-era aircraft and vehicles, all in top shape and still operational. These magnificent exhibits are so captivating that they create a history lover out of every visitor.

Our modern banquet hall can accommodate events for up to 350 guests, and is the perfect locale to host a truly unforgettable event. As your guests make their way through our spotless facility, they will be awed by the fascinating collection of historical vehicles, machines, and memorabilia.
To help make your event planning process as smooth as possible, we closely collaborate with an exceptional team of trusted vendors that include caterers, valet service, party rentals, florists, and photographers. Whether you are planning a corporate gathering, conference, charity fundraiser, fashion gala, or an awards banquet, Lyon Air Museum is ready to create the one-of-a-kind event you’ve been dreaming of.

Invite your guests to travel back in time, and host a retro-themed gala or fundraiser at Lyon Air Museum. Patriotic, Prohibition Era, and Great Gatsby themed parties have been popular choices at our unique event venue, and our event planning team can help you customize our pristine museum space to meet your specific requirements and exceed your expectations. We’ve organized events of all shapes and sizes and are proud to have created stunning events for several notable organizations, including YouTube, Boeing, AAA, Coca Cola, and several departments from the University of California, Irvine.

Join the ranks of our satisfied clients and host a show-stopping corporate event sure to impress every VIP in attendance. Lyon Air Museum is ready to wow with its stunning facility, priceless memorabilia, and excellent event-planning services. Looking to take it up a notch? We can help to arrange for guests of honor or party hosts to make their grand entrance to Lyon Air Museum events via a private chartered helicopter or airplane. Talk about arriving in style!

Our spacious banquet hall in Orange County has plenty of room to provide any type of live music and entertainment, from retro cover bands and barbershop quartets to modern DJ’s. With ample space for an added dance floor, your guests will be able to dance the night away and fully enjoy their experience at Lyon Air Museum.
Our beautiful facility also features a thirty-three seat cinema available for use during your event. Guests can enjoy watching our documentaries or even bring in their own movies to keep younger guests occupied during the event. The theater also works perfectly for private presentations or even as a dressing room, backstage area, babysitting area, additional storage, etc.
Our convenient location on the John Wayne Airport runway and our close proximity to dozens of local hotels make it simple for your guests to travel to Lyon Air Museum from anywhere across the country to attend your event. Our banquet hall’s unique location also offers an interactive experience, as visitors can continually listen to the airport tower’s live feed and watch planes land and take off only a few hundred yards away.

Lyon Air Museum is a truly impressive facility and banquet hall in Orange County that will serve as an outstanding setting for your next corporate event, banquet, gala, or fundraiser. Inspire your guests by sharing the legacy of the greatest generation in American aviation at your next event.
Please contact us to inquire about an upcoming event or with any additional questions you may have.


Lyon Air Museum is available to organizations, businesses and/or individuals. The museum’s schedule of events and activities may effect availability. Please contact Lyon Air Museum staff for specific date availability.

Rental Fees

There is a base facility rental price of $7,650. An additional $1,000 damage deposit is required. Valet, catering, and rental fees may cost additional.


On-site parking is limited. Depending on the number of guests, off-site parking and a pre-approved valet service for the event may be required.


Choose from a selection of our exclusive caterers who are well acquainted with our space and procedures.

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