Stunning. Personal. Unique.

Air Force relic turned event venue at Brooks in San Antonio.

Built in 1918, Hangar 9 is the oldest wooden aircraft hangar of its kind still standing in its original location. After a multi-million dollar renovation, Hangar 9 is now an open-air, 8,700 square foot versatile event space.

Hangar 9 event venue San Antonio Texas

Make your own story

Hangar 9 is an open-air, 8,700 square foot versatile event space perfect for weddings, program lunch/dinner events, holiday parties and exhibitions. Located on the grounds of the former Brooks Air Force Base, Hangar 9 is a restored piece of history. It can accommodate a multitude of events up to 580 people.

A venue with significance

Hangar 9, located at Brooks in San Antonio, Texas, was built in 1918 and is the oldest wooden aircraft hangar of its kind still standing in its original location. Many hangars of this type were constructed as temporary facilities across the country as the United States entered World War I. The noted industrial architect, Albert Kahn, provided a unique open design that allowed up to eight Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny” aircrafts to be housed at one time. The hangar is a San Antonio Historic Landmark, listed in the Texas State Historical Survey and the National Register of Historic Places. Hangar 9 is also a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Brooks Field, named for Sidney J. Brooks, Jr., the first San Antonio native to die in a World War I aviation-related accident, comprised 873 acres when 16 hangars, including Hangar 9, were constructed in a unique, crescent-shaped hangar row.

The building was saved from demolition in the late 1960s, and completely restored through the efforts of the San Antonio community and the U.S. Air Force in 1969. It has served as an aviation, aerospace and aeromedical museum, and was formerly dedicated to San Antonio native and NASA astronaut Edward H. White II, the first American to walk in space and who lost his life in the Apollo I capsule fire.

Hangar 9 rental information and rates

Rental packages include up to five (5) hours of event time, large round tables, white padded chairs, black or white cloth table linens, and up to six (6) rectangular 6’x30″ tables for a buffet, gifts, or cake. Audiovisual (AV) is not provided, but we’re happy to suggest providers.

  • Setup time begins at 9 am for afternoon events
  • Setup time begins at 12 pm for evening events
  • Events must conclude by midnight

Additional Information

  • Hangar 9 specifications
    • Open-air facility with large ceiling fans
    • 120′ L x 65′ W
    • 17’8″ H (to the beams) / 15′ H (to the lights)
    • Window dimensions: 10.5′ L x 4.9′ W
    • Air-conditioned restrooms
    • Heaters
  • Capacity
    • Reception style: 580 guests
    • Seated dinner: 400-450 guests
    • Seated dinner with dance area: 350 guests


  • Client must arrange an outside catering service. (Catering is not provided)
  • Caterer must clean the venue tables prior to leaving, upon conclusion of food service.
  • Caterer is responsible for all trash being removed from Hangar 9 event. Dumpster is located on-site.

Bar Service 

  • Embassy Suites Brooks Hotel & Spa will provide bar service and alcoholic beverages at your event. Third-party providers or BYOB are strictly prohibited.
  • Client must give a minimum 8 weeks advance notice in order for Embassy Suites to arrange and provide bar service at the event. Embassy Suites will post the required TABC license for your event at Hangar 9.

Deposit and Payment Schedule

  • Rates
    • Friday or Saturday: $5,000*
    • Sunday through Thursday: $3,500*
    • Mandatory cleaning fee: $350*
  • Deposit and Payment Schedule
    • Nonrefundable deposit: $2,000
      • Due with signed agreement
    • Signed agreement and deposit are required to secure space.
    • Full payment of estimated balance due seven (7) days prior to event date.

*subject to taxes and service charge

Parking / Security

  • Plenty of parking located within walking distance.
  • Vehicles are NOT allowed on the crushed granite or grass area.
  • Only chairs, a small stage, vendor booths, tables, tents are allowed on the crushed granite area.
  • Client is required to arrange security directly with Mission City Security; contact Gerry Lopez at (210) 744-9498.

A higher standard for meetings and events

To address safe group travel practices and evolve today’s event experience, Hilton EventReady with CleanStay is the next phase of Hilton CleanStay. The program expands on the elevated sanitation standards of the Hilton CleanStay program, addressing every touch point of the meeting experience.

Understanding the importance of flexibility, Hilton will work hand-in-hand with you to align on shared event objectives, providing flexible pricing, space options and contract terms, and the Hilton EventReady Playbook, which delivers expert guidance and curated resources for solutions.

To responsibly host meetings and events, Hilton Team Members will partner with you to achieve your event objectives while addressing both health and environmental concerns.

Each meeting and event experience is backed by Hilton hospitality from dedicated Team Members who aim to over deliver on expectations from both the event professional and the attendees.


For more information on Hilton EventReady with CleanStay contact
Embassy Suites by Hilton
(210) 982-4023

100 years in the making

Hangar 9 was constructed in 1918, and its all-wooden construction required significant refurbishing. This restoration effort, which took approximately one year to complete, included foundation and structural repairs, electrical upgrades, installation of new windows and doors, painting and siding replacement, new paving and landscaping, and accessibility improvements. The cost for the project was $2.8 million.

The period 2014-2019 marks the Centennial of World War I, and many commemorations and services will be conducted across the nation to recognize the service and sacrifice of those who served at home and abroad. Hangar 9 is now a rare, World War I historic landmark and community venue to honor the men and women who served in The Great War.