Home to the annual South of England Show, our venue has a heritage that’s rich in event success.
Our venue has a range of all-weather halls and spaces to accommodate exhibitions of all sizes. With a total of 8,500m2 of space at your disposal, your exhibition can be indoors, outdoors or both.
For small to medium-sized exhibitions, our Norfolk Pavilion creates the perfect atmosphere. With five bright and modern rooms available over two floors, including on-site bar, WC and catering facilities, the venue can be hired as a whole or configured to meet your needs.
For larger exhibitions, we have the versatile Queen’s Jubilee Hall with ample WC and kitchen facilities. Two additional all-weather covered buildings are also available to accommodate every format and style of exhibition for thousands of visitors.
Free on-site parking is available for up to 6,000 vehicles so your guests won’t have to worry about where to leave their cars. We can also provide appropriate exhibitor loading areas and traffic management facilities to ensure the day runs smoothly for all involved.
The versatility of our showground means we’ve got space for success whatever the size or type of event.
Our dedicated events team is on hand to answer your questions – don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Got a question about our Exhibition spaces? Get in touch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Embroiderers Guild – STITCHFEST 2019
Event start: 13/07/2019 10:00 am
An Embroiderers’ Guild festival of embroidery and textiles with traders, workshops and exhibitors. Everyone interested in textiles and embroidery welcome.
Classic Motorcycle Show and Autojumble
Event start: 14/07/2019 10:00 am
A must for all Classic motorcycle enthusiasts. The indoor Show features Special Guests, Club stands, private exhibitors. The autojumble always attracts tons of new and second-hand spares, motorcycles, clothing and accessories.
International Antiques & Collectors Fair
Event start: 16/07/2019 7:00 am
International Antiques & Collectors Fairs Ltd (IACF) – are the organisers of the biggest and very best UK antique fairs.
Dog Agility Club
Event start: 19/07/2019 9:00 am
The Agility Club runs a weekend KC Championship show every year, with classes for all sizes and grade of dog. We have qualifying heats for the most prestigious events such as Crufts and Olympia.
Kingston Canine Society Dog Show
Event start: 21/07/2019 9:00 am
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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.