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 about hiring one of our spaces contact us on:

01444 892048

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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

Pick It Up Put It Down

Event start: 25/09/2021 9:00 am

Pick It Up Put It Down is a fitness/music festival. Crossfit exercise and fun with all proceeds going to the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance

South of England International Horse Trials 2021 & The NAF National Junior Championship Final

Event start: 25/09/2021 7:00 am

Established in 1974, the South of England is one of the longest running horse trials in the country. We offer a fantastic event for both competitors and spectators at the South of England Showground with some of the best facilities to be found

Autumn Show & Game Fair

Event start: 02/10/2021 9:00 am

A perfect autumnal day out for all ages (and canine companions) featuring a plethora of ‘have a go’ countryside sports, displays and activities, and mouth-watering food & drink and great shopping.

Paws in the Park Show

Event start: 09/10/2021 9:30 am

It's time to get out and have fun with your dog! Come to Paws in the Park show for a feast of fun with your furry friend, including have a go activities, arena displays, lots of competitions - and lots of great shopping!

Association of Sussex Philatelic Societies – Stamp Fair

Event start: 09/10/2021 10:00 am

40 Stamp and Postcard Dealers in attendance
Sussex and British Thematic Association Competitions

Social

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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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