Public Events

Space to make your Public Event succeed

Space to suit any event or occasion

Our versatile 150-acre site is available to hire for any public event, no matter what the size. We offer a wealth of indoor and outdoor options, along with a team that’s dedicated to making your event one to remember.

Just an hour from London, accessible via the M23 or M25 motorways, you’ll find a location with a stunning backdrop and a range of spaces and facilities including:

  • Banqueting pavilion with stunning views
  • 50-acre purpose-built showground
  • All-weather arena
  • Large exhibition halls
  • Equestrian arenas and grass show rings
  • Indoor and outdoor sand schools
  • Marquee pitches
  • 45 stables
  • An assortment of covered buildings

Find out more

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


Case Studies

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Create a buzz for your event at the perfect venue

Whether we’re hosting a pop concert or an international antiques fair, we have the expertise to make every event extraordinary. With a loyal customer base and demographic of active event goers in our region – there’s a ready-made audience waiting to book your event.

Our dedicated events team will tailor a package that meets your requirements exactly and assist you every step of the way.
Our space. Your vision. The South of England Event Centre will make it happen.

Bespoke event hire packages in the South East

Think of us as a blank canvas on which you can paint every preference. Our team will work with you to accommodate all requests and create the atmosphere you’re after.
Why book the South of England Event Centre for your public event?


Dedicated events team with unrivalled expertise
Bright, airy indoor facilities and acres of green space
Perfect for fairs, exhibitions, concerts or festivals
Plenty of free on-site parking for up to 6,000 vehicles
Easy transport links by road, rail or London Gatwick Airport
Stunning countryside setting in the heart of Sussex
Full public liability insurance and health and safety compliance



Got a question about our Public 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


International Antiques & Collectors Fair (IACF)

Event start: 23/04/2024 9:00 am

International Antiques & Collectors Fairs Ltd (IACF) – are the organisers of the biggest and very best UK antique fairs.

Carry on Camp out #8

Event start: 26/04/2024 9:00 am

Slaughterhouse Customs are holding another private party- for the wonderful camper community! And we’re inviting you to a good old fashioned ‘knee’s up’ with camping

Campervan Campout

Event start: 03/05/2024 11:00 am

Music all day, every day including a DJ set from the legend that is Chris Moyles! Visitors can also enjoy a Shopping Village, Wellness Sanctuary, The Campout Hub, Family Activity Zones, Foraging, Street Food Area, and Silent Disco.

Mick's Bank Holiday Monday Car Boot Sale

Event start: 06/05/2024 8:00 am

Bank Holiday Monday at the Showground.
Sellers can arrive from 6am - open to the public from 8am

Mega Fun Family Fest 2024

Event start: 11/05/2024 11:00 am

Welcome to the MEGA FUN FAMILY FEST! Get ready for a day full of excitement, laughter, and unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Join us on Sat May 11th 2024 and Sun May 12th 2024 from 11:00 AM


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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