Space for your Conference to succeed

Looking for the perfect business conference venue?

Inject some inspiration into your event by choosing our beautiful and flexible conference venue in the heart of the South.

We offer a range of spaces including conference halls, a conference centre, rooms and break-out spaces. The versatile Norfolk Pavilion offers 1,100m2 of light and airy space over two floors. The Ardingly Room and Balcombe Room can comfortably seat 400 and 350 people respectively. Rooms can be hired individually or in a range of combinations for a truly bespoke package.

Our in-house caterers can offer superb cuisine using the very best locally-sourced produce, incorporating any specific dietary requirements. We also offer WiFi and audio-visual facilities and equipment, to ensure you host a polished, well-organised event.

Call us for further information on our conference venue hire and meeting room hire options.

Find out more

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


Got a question about our Conference 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


Vintage Toy & Train Collectors Fair

Event start: 01/08/2021 9:30 am

Buy, sell and swap Triang, Hornby, Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox Diecasts, Meccano, Lego, Action Figures, comics and TV/film mercandise. THIS EVENT IS INSIDE THE NORFOLK PAVILION BUILDING AND NOT OUTSIDE

The Labyrinth Challenge Summer XL

Event start: 05/08/2021 10:00 am

The Labyrinth Challenge is designed to be the world’s largest, continuous inflatable obstacle course and is suitable for adults and children over 1.2m tall

Mid Sussex Auctions – Antique, General Household & Lost Property Auction

Event start: 06/08/2021 10:00 am

Antique, General Household & Lost Property Auction
Friday - Preview
Saturday - Sale

The World of Park & Leisure Homes Show 2021 Postponed - back in 2022

Event start: 12/08/2021 10:00 am

The World of Park & Leisure Homes Shows are the UK's leading, dedicated outdoor shows for Trade & Public to view massive displays of Park & Leisure Homes. Now postponed to April 2022.

Truckfest South East

Event start: 14/08/2021 9:00 am

A great day out and a fantastic family experience. Be amazed by Monster Trucks and Arena Stunt Shows. Meet Celebrities and Children’s Characters. Enjoy Exhilirating rides and see some incredible Trucks. Come and be part of it


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