Space for your Party to succeed

Treat your guests to a memorable party at our showground

Whatever the occasion, make your celebration one to remember at our unique and special party venue. With superb catering and a choice of well-appointed rooms, large and small, we can help you throw a fabulous party that will be remembered forever.

The Norfolk Pavilion offers a choice of five versatile rooms that can be arranged to cater for parties of all sizes, whether you’re having a sit-down dinner or an intimate, informal family gathering. We’ll take care of all the arrangements so that you can enjoy your event along with your guests.

Our resident catering company will provide exquisite food using the very best locally-sourced fresh produce, so you can be sure that everyone will be impressed.

Call us today to discuss your unique requirements.

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 Party 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


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


Carry On Crafting

Event start: 09/07/2022 10:00 am

We’re packing so much into the weekend filling it with all your favourite crafts, fabulous food, shopping and of course you don’t have to leave as you can camp! We’re also dog friendly so you can bring your furry four legged friend with you on a lead

Classic Ford Show

Event start: 10/07/2022 10:00 am

Classic Ford Show is BACK for 2022. There will be some top displays from the editor of Classic Ford magazine, a range of products to browse in the retail village, competitions, along with hundreds of cars on display and more!

South East Arabian Horse Group Show

Event start: 10/07/2022 8:00 am

For entry details, please go the South East Arabian Horse Group website for details. Admission free for visitors.

HERITAGE LIVE 2022 - Rag'n'Bone Man plus Special Guests

Event start: 15/07/2022 4:00 pm

Know for his distinctive baritone voice, Rag'n'Bone Man is one of the most successful British breakthrough artists of recent years.

HERITAGE LIVE 2022 - Culture Club & Guests

Event start: 16/07/2022 4:00 pm

Very special guests for the shows will be Bananarama, Lulu and Kim Wilde - with DJ Fat Tony getting the party started from 4pm!


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