Spectrum Black Tie Ball

May 16th 2020 – Hilton Hotel Cambridge City Centre

We hope that you can join us for a wonderful evening at the 2nd Spectrum Black Tie Ball, on the evening of Saturday May 16th 2020 at the Hilton Hotel Cambridge City Centre, our exceptional partners. The event runs from 730pm to 12am and is adult only attendance.

The evening is a special fundraising event for Spectrum, a parent led charity supporting children with Autism, additional needs and disabilities alongside their families and carers. The proceeds from the evening go to support the events that we provide and the work that we do on inclusion.

Drinks await you on arrival, sponsored by Pinkster Gin, as our evening centres around a wonderful 3 course menu, the skills of elite magician Lee Smith and live music from the fantastic Abba’s Angels! We are also joined during the evening by entertainer and comedian Sean “Rollo” Rollason and juggler Tommy J. A silent auction will also be in play throughout the evening with some tremendous options to bid on provided by our sponsors and partners. Our DJ Jordan will also be there on the night to keep you on your toes.


Costs & Tables – Early Bird Offer!

The cost to attend this adults only event is the same as last year at £60.00 per person, if booked and paid before January 1st 2020 and is on a first come first served basis. This covers your 3 course meal and entertainment for the evening and welcome drinks on arrival. There are 100 places available for the evening arranged in tables of 10. It is possible to book for a complete table of 10 subject to availability. The dress code for the evening is black tie.


If you book (or pay) from January 1st 2020 onward, the price per ticket is £65.00 per person and must be paid in full at point of booking.


Payment Options

To secure your places for this fantastic event, all you need to do is complete the form below and submit it to us. Once we have received and processed your request, we will provide you with an invoice to complete your purchase.

Donate to Spectrum

Should you not be able to attend our Black Tie Ball, or just wish to make a general donation towards the fundraising evening and our projects, you can do so via our JustGiving page.

It would be fantastic if you could! Thank you!

Saturday May 16th 2020
730pm – 12am
Hilton CCC
Ticket Only

The Spectrum Black Tie Ball Menu

Starter Options

Butternut squash soup, coriander and toasted pumpkin seeds (GF) (VE)

Ham Hock, pickled vegetables with a treacle and cider reduction (GF)

Smoked Salmon mousse, rye bread crouton, caper and shallot vinaigrette

Main Course Options

Corn-fed chicken with mushrooms, leeks, pomme fondant and root vegetables with tarragon jus (GF)

Stuffed Red Pepper, Basmati Wild Rice and Butternut, seasonal vegetables Tomato Couli (VE)

Roasted fillet of cod, caramelised winter roots and butternut squash gel and a port and sherry reduction (GF)

Dessert Options

Baked New York cheesecake, with spicy compote (VE) (GF)

Lemon Meringue Pie, lime coulis

Exotic fruit salad (v)

Venue & Parking Information

Hilton Hotel Cambridge City Centre, 20 Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DT

Please note that the Hotel has its own concierge parking (chargeable) and this is available on a first come, first served basis. Parking is also available at the Grand Arcade Car Park (chargeable) next to the hotel.

Stay the Night!

Should you wish to stay at the Hilton Cambridge City Centre on the night of the Ball to have a few drinks or make your travel easier, then please contact us for a Spectrum link for a preferential room rate. This includes a full English breakfast buffet and Wi-Fi for double occupancy. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.

Here to help!

If you have any queries at all in regard to our Black Tie Ball or sponsorship options on the night, then please email us at hello@spectrum.org.uk and we will aim to respond within 24 hours.

Booking Request Form

Please note that all deposits for this event are non refundable. Once your booking request has been received by Spectrum we will contact you to finalise your payment and reservation.

Contact Information
Places Required
Please list the full name of each adult attending in your party.
Do you require wheelchair access at the meal?
Menu Choices
Once you have completed your payment, our team will be in touch to confirm your menu choices with you for your attending party in the month prior to the event. We will also cover any dietary requirements and food allergies at this stage.
Payment Method
It is possible to pay for this event by bank transfer or via online card payment. Once your place requests have been processed by us, your confirmation will be sent out via email with all the details to make your payment.
Payment Option
You can either pay a non-refundable £20 per person deposit now, with the balance being due by December 31st 2019 or you can just pay the cost in full as you prefer
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