This year’s 200th anniversary Ball will be on
June 13, 2015
Countdown to the 2015 Ball
Tickets will go on sale towards the end of March 2015, and be available on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in further information about the 2015 Ball when it becomes available please sign-up to our mailing list located in the bottom left-hand column of this page.
On 15 June 1815, the Duchess of Richmond organized a ball in Brussels for the officers of Wellington’s army and distinguished guests. This ball was part of Wellington’s psychological warfare, which had always involved ‘pleasure as usual’. During the ball a message arrived from the Prussian commander, Prince Blucher, warning of Napoleon’s approach. Officers slipped away quietly from the ball to join their troops in Quatre Bras on 16 June and for the Battle of Waterloo two days later.
Nearly 200 years later the Ball has been revived to help charities supporting British and other citizens in Belgium. The Ball has helped raise over €126.000 since 2011, with the 2014 Ball at the Palais d’Egmont raising €35,000!
Be a part of this unique event in 2015. Join our select group of sponsors and reinforce your company brand to a quality audience. There are several ways you can contribute to the success of this gala evening:
- Sponsorship of the ball
- Provide items for the auction
- Contribute prizes for the raffle/tombola