Dinners and Balls

Space for your Dinner or Ball to succeed

Dine and dance the night away at our premier hospitality venue

As one of the foremost dinner dance and ballroom venues in the South East of England we know how to make your event one to remember.

Our resident caterer is more than happy to offer a range of delicious menu options to suit your preferences and special requests using the very best locally-sourced fresh produce.

In the Norfolk Pavilion we have two well-appointed rooms for large events, perfect for banquets or buffet dining – all with space to grow. The Ardingly Room can seat up to 350 people and has a dance floor. The Balcombe Room can accommodate 200 people and has a balcony with sliding doors overlooking the main showground with impressive views of the Sussex countryside.

If you’d prefer to host your dinner or ball in a beautifully-dressed marquee, we have 150 acres of grounds to provide the perfect setting for one, two or even three marquees.

There’s no need to worry about space for parking as we have room for 6,000 parked cars.

Start planning your event with a call to our dedicated team.

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Got a question about our Dinner and Ball spaces? Get in touch.

 

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

01444 892048

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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

The hire of the Abergavenny barn, Stockman’s building and outdoor space at the South of England Showground provided an excellent venue for our recent charity fund raising day that included trading stalls, family fun activities, donkey rides, sports events and a music concert. The large car park facilities and flexible use of the buildings lent themselves perfectly to our requirements. The showground staff were most helpful and obliging and we wouldn’t hesitate to use the facilities again in the future.

David Henry
Kenley Fundraising Event

Events

South East Marts – Machinery Sale

Event start: 27/04/2019 7:00 am

We conduct ‘On-the-Farm Auction Sales’ of farm machinery, livestock equipment, rural bygones, agricultural collectibles and vintage tackle, as well as both livestock and dairy auctions throughout the South East of England.

South of England Wedding Fair 2019

Event start: 28/04/2019 11:00 am

The South of England Wedding Fayre is one of the best Wedding Fairs in Southern England!

Spring Live! 2019

Event start: 05/05/2019 9:00 am

This year’s Spring Live! will be held over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend and promises a jam-packed programme of interactive activities to keep everyone entertained.

Aces High Flyball Competition

Event start: 11/05/2019 7:00 am

Aces High Flyball Competition

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

Event start: 24/05/2019 10:00 am

Antique, General Household & Lost Property Auction

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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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