Space for Conferences

Looking for a conference venue, seminar room or team-building location? Our showground has the space for success, providing everything you need for a productive business event including a team of highly-experienced event organisers.

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Space for Music

With an array of indoor and outdoor venue hire options, we’ve got the space for success so you’ll find the perfect location for your public event, whether you’re hosting a trade fair or music festival.

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Space for Parties

Stop searching for the perfect party venue – our showground has it all. Whether you’re organising a wedding, dinner party or prom we’ve got space for success, to create a bespoke package for an occasion to remember.

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What's On

Find out what events are happening at the South of England Event Centre

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Welcome to the South of England Event Centre

Looking to hire a venue for your event? Our vibrant 150-acre estate offers a host of unique event spaces, providing the ideal backdrop to any occasion.

Set in the beautiful Sussex countryside, and located just 36 miles from London and 20 miles from Brighton, we’re perfectly situated in the centre of the South East region.

Whether you need a concert showground, business meeting room, exhibition space or private party venue, our showground is amazingly versatile and can be adapted for any bespoke event, large or small.

Home to the famous South of England Show, we’re adept at organising events that see well over 100,000 visitors pass through our gates every year.

The South of England Event Centre is a wholly owned subsidiary of the South of England Agricultural Society. All the profits generated from our venue hire go directly towards supporting our charitable work to fund and support agricultural education and countryside learning. We’re also proud to have a ‘zero’ to landfill policy with all our waste recycled or converted to energy.

Need parking? Up to 6,000 vehicles can park on-site. If you’re travelling by rail or air, we’re easily accessible from mainline rail stations and just 11 miles from London Gatwick Airport.

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The benefits of booking your event with us include:

Dedicated, approachable events team First-class customer service On-site catering if required Easy access from M23 and M25 motorways Ample FREE parking for over 6,000 cars Free WiFi and AV equipment Trusted contacts to source additional requirements Wide catchment of event-going audience Profits support our charitable work

Your event is in safe hands

Indoors or outdoors, with space to grow – discover the flexibility of our venue for yourself by booking a personal site visit and we’ll be happy to show you around.

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Whether you’re looking for the perfect meeting room or the location for your next conference – we’ve got the space for success. We’ll create a bespoke package tailored to your business or group.

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With space to grow, we can accommodate every party type – from intimate affairs to large scale celebrations. Our versatile space is the perfect setting for all occasions.

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If you would like to speak to one of our representatives about hiring one of our spaces contact us on:

01444 892048

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MAKE AN ENQUIRY

A big Thank You to all the staff at The South of England Event Centre. They have been absolutely fantastic. Their help and support has been incredible right up to and including on the day. Nothing has been too much trouble and they couldn't do enough / more to help. Whatever your event, consider their facilities - great location, great venues, great service and you'll be sure to have a great day.

VMS Markets & Events

We are immensely grateful to have worked with you on our festival this year. It is so rare to meet people who are so dedicated and enthusiastic about their work. You have both been so incredibly kind, generous and supportive in helping us with our festival. You are both a true credit to your profession and we honestly feel so lucky to have gotten to know you and work with you both.

Jolly Good Festival

Thank you so much for all the hard work your team put into our Fiesta last Friday. It went really well, and our clients / staff had a fantastic time. The support and help provided throughout was very much appreciated and helped the event to run so smoothly. The catering team also did a fantastic job and food selection/drinks options were perfect.

Southdown Fiesta

Warners Shows organise events with all major showgrounds across England. It was a pleasure to work, from start to finish, with such a professional and helpful team on site as we launched our new event on the South of England Showground. From point of sale through to ground staff. Looking forward to returning in 2024.

Campervan Campout
Sally Dodds, Head of Events, Warners Group

The Event Centre staff went out of their way to help deliver the best possible experience. Nothing was too much to ask for and all our requests were met with a very positive response throughout. We would not hesitate to recommend the South of England Event Centre to other prospective clients.

Murray Stinton
Production Manager, AA Roadshow

Events

Tunbridge Wells & District Canine Society Open Breed Show

Event start: 27/07/2024 9:00 am

Tunbridge Wells & District Canine Society is one of the oldest Canine Societies in the country.

They are a dedicated team of very experienced dog trainers and hold three successful annual shows for Breed, Agility and Championship Obedience.

Mick's Car Boot Sale

Event start: 28/07/2024 8:00 am

Most Sunday's at the Showground.
Winter months undercover where possible. Sellers can arrive from 6am - open to the public from 8am


South East UK Mega 2024

Event start: 29/07/2024

Come and join South East UK Mega in 2024 for a fun week of activities and events in the South East of England.

Young Driver Experience

Event start: 06/08/2024 9:00 am

If you’re aged 10 to 17, have your first taste of proper driving in a Vauxhall Corsa with Young Driver Experience, go bling with a drive in a gleaming Bentley, take a cool classic car for a spin, or even get behind the wheel of an actual fire engine!

Ardingly Summerfest

Event start: 10/08/2024

Xplosive Events Summerfest brings together the best attractions, arena demonstrations, airshows, musical tributes and entertainment for an unforgettable family day out!

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At the South of England Event Centre, we have the space for your event to succeed. If you would like to know more about our event spaces or have a question about how we can help you make the most of your event, please contact us.

Tel: 01444 892048
Email: eventcentre@seas.org.uk

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