Christmas Parties

Space for your Christmas Party to succeed

Let us organise the ultimate Christmas party!

Whether you’re hosting a spectacular winter wonderland or a more intimate family affair, our Christmas entertaining packages will kick-start the festivities in style.

Catering for a guest list of 30 to 350 people, for lunch or evening dinner, we’ll ensure that everyone gets into the party spirit. Our in-house catering team will create an array of culinary delights using fresh locally-sourced ingredients. And if you feel like dancing, we’re licensed for live entertainment and a late bar until 1am.

Car parking is available on-site for up to 6,000 vehicles with ample space for coaches.

There are some example Christmas party packages below:

Find out more

Our dedicated events team is on hand to answer your questions – don’t hesitate to get in touch.



– available throughout November and December and for late parties in January

  • Glass of Prosecco on arrival
  • Delicious two-course festive buffet
  • Festive table decorations and crackers
  • Full event management
  • Exclusive use room hire
  • Package prices from £30.00 +VAT per person



– available throughout November and December and for late parties in January

  • Glass of Prosecco on arrival
  • Enticing festive three-course set menu with coffee and mince pies
  • Half a bottle of house wine per person
  • Festive table decorations and crackers
  • Full event management
  • Exclusive use room hire
  • Package prices from £39.50 + VAT per person


Got a question about our Christmas Party spaces? Get in touch.


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

01444 892048

See the space for yourself


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


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Event start: 18/06/2021 10:00 am

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Friday - Preview
Saturday - Sale

Beyond Sussex Sportive

Event start: 20/06/2021 7:00 am

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Vintage Toy & Train Collectors Fair

Event start: 20/06/2021 9:30 am

Buy, sell and swap Triang, Hornby, Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox Diecasts, Meccano, Lego, Action Figures, comics and TV/film mercandise

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Event start: 20/06/2021 7:00 am

Open to everyone, you don't have to be a member to compete

International Antiques & Collectors Fair (IACF)

Event start: 22/06/2021 9:00 am

International Antiques & Collectors Fairs Ltd (IACF) – are the organisers of the biggest and very best UK antique fairs.


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