Let Lyon Air Museum host your next event while you enjoy the unique aviation atmosphere.

Lyon Air Museum is a unique event venue in Orange County located on the west side of the airport runway at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, CA. We specialize in showcasing world-class historic aircraft and vintage automobiles in addition to restored military motorcycles and vehicles, all of which are still fully operational.

Since our inception in 2009, Lyon Air Museum has been the hidden gem in Orange County event venues for varied occasions such as weddings, veterans’ memorials, private themed parties, and corporate events. Our professional and experienced staff will work with you to customize our upscale facility to comfortably accommodate up to 350 guests.

Over the last several years, our banquet hall in Orange County has enjoyed hosting hundreds of festive private events such as milestone birthdays, anniversaries, receptions, galas, fundraisers, fashion shows, and holiday parties. Of course, patriotic and retro themed events have been especially popular given our historical exhibits, but each event can be customized to meet your specific requirements – and exceed your expectations.
Our unique event venue also features a small thirty-three seat cinema that is a superb addition to our museum space. Besides watching our historical documentaries or allowing guests to show their own movies, the theater works perfectly for private presentations or, alternatively, as a dressing room, backstage area, babysitting area, additional storage, etc.

Wedding receptions at Lyon Air Museum are quite the stunning affair. Breathtaking views of the John Wayne Airport runway, in addition to our extraordinary exhibits, provide a beautiful backdrop for a truly memorable evening. Our convenient location on John Wayne Airport’s runway and close proximity to dozens of local hotels also makes it effortless for your guests to travel to Lyon Air Museum to celebrate with you on your special day.
Lyon Air Museum is also a compelling and moving atmosphere for veterans’ memorial services. The presence of our impressive collection of vintage aircraft and automobiles will create an ambience that perfectly honors the memory and service of your beloved veteran.
Over the last several years, Lyon Air Museum has functioned as a truly exceptional event venue that captures and preserves the greatest generation in America’s aviation history. Your guests will be raving about your event for years to come. Guaranteed!

Please contact us to inquire about an upcoming event or with any additional questions you may have. We look forward to celebrating with you and hosting your next outstanding event here at Lyon Air Museum.


Lyon Air Museum is available for rent to organizations, businesses and/or individuals. However, availability is contingent on museum’s own schedule of events and activities. Please contact Lyon Air Museum for more specific rental availability.

Rental Fees

A $1000 damage deposit is required, in addition to a facility rental base price of $7,350.  Valet, catering, and rental fees are additional.


Parking space is limited, please contact Lyon Air Musuem to see if 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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Please fill out our form or email corrinquezada@lyonairmuseum.org
to inquire about an upcoming event.

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