Private Events

Space for your Event to succeed

Choose the perfect setting for your private party

Throwing a party? The biggest decision you’ll make is choosing a venue for your function. The best parties start with the right location, space for success, and a team of professionals who care passionately about making your event as special as it deserves to be.

If you’re searching for a wedding venue, party venue or function suite for a prom, the South of England Event Centre is the perfect place for your occasion! Whether it’s a small intimate gathering or a large scale celebration, our experienced and dedicated events team are on hand to help ensure the event runs smoothly so you and your guests can relax and have a fantastic time.

Our range of flexible indoor and outdoor spaces, beautiful setting and excellent catering services mean our showground is the perfect place to host your private party.

See our venue for yourself with a visit.

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 Private Event spaces? Get in touch.


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

01444 892048

See the space for yourself


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


VSMS Market

Event start: 06/07/2024

A free entry event - showcasing a variety of small businesses ranging from arts, crafts, produce, wellness and much more.
Free to enter with free onsite parking.

London Bus Experiences

Event start: 13/07/2024 9:00 am

Ever dreamed of getting behind the wheel of an iconic red London bus? Now's your chance! Whether you're a seasoned driver or a beginner, the experienced instructors will guide you through this unforgettable adventure on a private, hazard-free road network

Classic Bike Show

Event start: 14/07/2024 8:00 am

The long winter is over for motorcycle enthusiasts in West Sussex, as the 18th annual Ardingly Classic Bike Show & Jumble is here to kick off the riding season in style.
This event is a must-see for anyone who appreciates classic bikes.

Carry On Crafting

Event start: 20/07/2024 10:00 am

Carry on crafting are going to be packing in even more this year! So expect more crafts, more craft classes, more craft demos, more raw materials to buy, a fabulous craft market, fabulous food, shopping!

Mick's Car Boot Sale

Event start: 21/07/2024 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


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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