Event Organisers

If you’ve booked an event with us, we’re easy to find and conveniently situated in the heart of the South East, accessible by car, bus or rail. Located just 36 miles from London and 20 miles from Brighton, with direct access from the M23 and M25 motorways, we’re also on the doorstep of London Gatwick Airport.

South of England Event Centre
South of England Showground
Selsfield Road
Ardingly
West Sussex
RH17 6TL

Find the South of England Event Centre

By Road

The main entrance to the South of England Event Centre is on the B2028 Selsfield Road, close to the centre of Ardingly village. For Sat Nav use RH17 6TL.

From the M25, exit at junction 7 and follow the M23 towards Brighton. Leave at junction 10 and take the A264 towards East Grinstead. After approximately two miles turn right onto the B2028. After passing through the villages of Turners Hill and Selsfield Common you will arrive at the South of England Event Centre on your right.

Journey times:

25 minutes from Crawley
40 minutes from Brighton
40 minutes from Tunbridge Wells
45 minutes from Croydon
55 minutes from Guildford
90 minutes from London

By Bus

There is a bus stop situated close to the main entrance to the Showground with a very limited bus service on the 272 Metrobus Route.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is Haywards Heath, which is on the main line between London Victoria and Brighton. Journey times are 45 minutes from London Victoria and 20 minutes from Brighton followed by a 10-minute journey by bus to the Event Centre. Click here for timetables or contact National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50.

By Air

The South of England Centre is a 20-minute journey by road from Gatwick Airport.

Facilities

We have parking for 6,000 cars on-site, including a lorry and coach park. Traffic management facilities are available on request if you are catering for large numbers of visitors.

Disabled toilets are located within the Norfolk Pavilion and Queen’s Jubilee Hall.

If you would like to speak to one of our representatives contact us on

01444 892048

See the space for yourself

MAKE AN ENQUIRY

What a fantastic Venue. Easy to use and set in a great and beautiful location with good access and a very helpful and professional support team

MPM Events Ltd - Patrick Turner
Organiser, The World of Park and Leisure Homes Show

As a conference centre, the showground at Ardingly has always delivered a first class service. The venue is large and provides sufficient car-parking spaces. Being in the centre of Sussex - its easily accessible - no matter what direction you are coming from. The conference facilities are clean, spacious and elevated overlooking the grounds. The catering is exquisite and always served at the appropriate time. I would highly recommend this venue to those that run seminars, training days or management meetings.

Kieran Diamond
Money Matters Seminar

Our first impressive of the room (Ardingly Room, Norfolk Pavilion) when we walked in was impressive, it was beautifully laid out. The food was excellent and there was nothing that could have been improved upon.

Kathy Flood
Sussex County Bowls Luncheon and Prizegiving

We have had so much positive feedback, including “the venue was great” and “the refreshments were excellent”. We can’t thank you enough for all your support – it made all the difference and I know it will lead to many more local events. This was a great start to the scheme in a fantastic setting.

Liz Bennett
Mid Sussex South Community Voluntary Service

I just wanted to say very many thanks to all involved with organising and catering for Mother's funeral tea. From our perspective, from set up to close, it could not have been smoother and, given the circumstances, it was lovely to know that everything was in hand so that we had nothing to worry about. We cannot think of anything that could have been improved upon and it was exactly as we had hoped for. Our guests were comfortable and relaxed and they obviously enjoyed the food - some very favourable comments were made with recommendations to others along the lines of 'you must just try.

Judith Stanley
Funeral Tea

Events

Best Parties Ever Christmas Themed Parties - "RIO CARNIVAL"

Event start: 13/12/2019 6:45 pm

WELCOME TO RIO CARNIVAL
Jump in and join in the fun at the world's biggest carnival on the streets of Rio with dancing, music, delicious food, colourful fancy dress and processions of acrobats and Latino dancers welcoming you to the festival of the year!

Indoor Drive In Cinema "The Greatest Showman" (Early Screening) - CANCELLED

Event start: 13/12/2019 5:50 pm

The classic American style drive-in cinema with a modern UK twist, bringing the World's First INDOOR Drive-in cinema to the England and the World. Showing a selection of films to excite and entice any film lover, 18 nights and 35 films

Indoor Drive In Cinema "A Star is Born" (Late Screening) - CANCELLED

Event start: 13/12/2019 8:30 pm

The classic American style drive-in cinema with a modern UK twist, bringing the World's First INDOOR Drive-in cinema to the England and the World. Showing a selection of films to excite and entice any film lover, 18 nights and 35 films

Best Parties Ever Christmas Themed Parties - "RIO CARNIVAL"

Event start: 14/12/2019 6:45 pm

WELCOME TO RIO CARNIVAL
Jump in and join in the fun at the world's biggest carnival on the streets of Rio with dancing, music, delicious food, colourful fancy dress and processions of acrobats and Latino dancers welcoming you to the festival of the year!

Indoor Drive In Cinema "Captain Marvel" (Early Screening) - CANCELLED

Event start: 14/12/2019 4:50 pm

The classic American style drive-in cinema with a modern UK twist, bringing the World's First INDOOR Drive-in cinema to the England and the World. Showing a selection of films to excite and entice any film lover, 18 nights and 35 films

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Make an Enquiry

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

MAKE AN ENQUIRY