Spectrum Black Tie Ball 2023

Saturday, May 13th 2023 – Hilton Hotel Cambridge City Centre

We hope you can join us for a beautiful evening at the 4th Spectrum Black Tie Ball on Saturday, May 13th 2023, at our exceptional partners at the Hilton Hotel Cambridge City Centre. The event runs from 630 pm to midnight, has a vintage theme and is adult only attendance.

The evening is our special fundraising annual event for Spectrum, our parent-led charity supporting children with Autism, additional needs and disabilities alongside their families and carers. The proceeds from the evening go to help fund the events and support that we provide for those we work with as well as increasing inclusion and reducing isolation.

Welcome drinks await you on arrival, as our evening centres around a beautiful three-course menu. The skills of elite magician Luke Clough are on hand, and live music from the beautiful and wonderfully talented The Knightingales vocal trio takes us back to the 1940s and through to the modern era! Our DJ, Josh Lovatt, from the Star Radio Breakfast Show, will also be there on the night to keep you on your feet. We also continue to look to add some further fun elements to the evening.

We recommend booking quickly for this event if you are planning to attend, as we have seen the vast majority of places go in a few days of launch for our previous Balls, especially where you are looking to secure a whole table or more.


Ticket Costs & Tables

The cost to attend this adults-only event is £75.00 per person and is on a first-come, first-served basis (deposit and pay in full options available). The ticket cost covers your three-course meal, entertainment for the evening and welcome drinks on arrival. There are 100 places available for the evening arranged in tables of up to 10. It is possible to book a complete table of 10 subject to availability. All booking requests must be made via the form below.


Dress Code & Vintage Theme

The dress code for the evening, in general, is black tie, but we would love to see a wonderful collection of vintage swing and pencil dresses from the 1940s/1950s to mark the occasion and match our theme for the night! It’s a perfect opportunity to recreate some of the stunning hairstyles and looks from the past too!


How to book with us for the Spectrum Black Tie Ball

To secure your place for this fantastic event, you just need to complete the form below and submit it to us, you will receive an email copy of your submission a few moments later. Once we have processed your request, we will provide you with an invoice to complete your purchase and confirm your places. You can either pay in full straight away for this event to finalise your places or use our deposit now option and pay over time. We will try our best to respond within 24 working hours to all requests.

All deposits/bookings for this event are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

Deposit Option - Reserve your places and pay over time

To help make our Black Tie Ball more accessible to everyone, we provide a non-refundable deposit option to help people reserve their places. Simply pay a deposit of £25 per person in your party now and the balance by February 28th 2023. You can pay the balance in one go or in smaller payments over time as you wish, up to that date. 

Spectrum Vintage Black Tie Ball
The Knightingales
The Knightingales
The Knightingales
The Knightingales
May 13th 2023
630pm – 12am
Hilton CCC
100 Tickets Only
DJ Josh Lovatt
DJ Josh Lovatt
Luke Clough - Elite Magician
Luke Clough - Elite Magician
Hilton Hotel Cambridge City Centre
Hilton Hotel Cambridge City Centre

The Spectrum Black Tie Ball 2023 Menu


Main Course

Our finalised menu options for the evening will be announced later in the year in line with seasonal changes. Menu choices are confirmed with you a month prior to the event.


Our menu will consist of two choices of starter, two choices of mains and a dessert for all. Vegan/vegetarian options are considered within it. As part of our dining process, we also cover any food allergies, clinical or dietary requirements with you to ensure you and your party, can be catered for correctly when you join us.

Venue & Parking Information for the Hilton

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) right 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 more comfortable, then please select this option on the form below. We will keep you up to date with our preferential Spectrum room rate as soon as it is available from the Hilton team. Your stay includes a full English breakfast buffet and Wi-Fi for double occupancy. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis when the offer is released. Booking is done via a dedicated URL provided by the Hilton team.

Team Spectrum – Here to help!

If you have any questions regarding our Black Tie Ball or sponsorship options on the night, please email us at events@spectrum.org.uk, and we will aim to respond within 24 working hours. You can also reach the team at many points throughout the day, 7 days a week, via our Live Chat. Our live chat is located in the bottom right-hand corner of every page on our site.

Spectrum Black Tie Ball 2023 Booking Request Form

Please note that all deposits/places for this event are non-refundable unless cancelled. Once Spectrum has received your booking request and processed it, we will contact you to finalise your payment and reservation. All bookings are first come, first served for this event.

Your Contact Information
Places Required
Please list the full name of each adult attending in your party if you can. It is possible to reserve your places and add names later though.
If you have friends also attending the Ball, or planning to, (that are not included in your booking) and would like to sit with them on the night, then please enter their family name/s below and we will do our best to accommodate this if we can.
The Hilton Cambridge City Centre is fully accessible. Will you require wheelchair spacing at the table for any of your guests?
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, relevant medical conditions and food allergies at this stage for any of your guests.
Payment Option
Payment Type
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 invoice will be sent out via email with all the details to make your payment. Further confirmation details will be emailed to you in due course and your QR code (e-ticket) for the night will be sent you in the week prior to the event.
Stay the Night
If so, we will send you the preferential Spectrum room offer including breakfast as soon as the link is made available to us.
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