Abergavenny Building

Space in abundance

Perfect for: large exhibitions, auctions, dog shows, equestrian & livestock events, drive-in movies, trade shows, jamborees and all-weather music festivals

This building is one of the largest indoor event venues in the South of England, with 3,300m² of sanded floor space. Frequently utilised as a leisure and sporting arena for events, the space benefits from two sand schools next to the building.

Find out more

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


Flooded with natural light from the skylights above and with great natural acoustics, this arena really is immense in scale. The building is a purpose-built space for events that require vehicle access, with plenty of parking nearby and all-weather protection for year-round use.

Key information:
• Dimensions – 110m x 30m
• Disabled access
• Parking adjacent for 200 vehicles
• Ceiling height – 6m at north end; 7m at south end
• Access doors – 13 double doors & 11 single doors
• Floor – compressed sand

Abergavenny Building

Got a question about our event spaces? Get in touch.


If you would like to speak to one of our representatives 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


South of England Show 2019

Event start: 06/06/2019 9:00 am

The South of England Show, our flagship event, is being held this year on 6th, 7th & 8th June. During these three glorious days we will throw the spotlight on the best of British agriculture, equestrianism, horticulture, food and drink, country crafts, sp

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

Event start: 14/06/2019 10:00 am

Antique, General Household & Lost Property Auction

International Antiques & Collectors Fair

Event start: 18/06/2019 7:00 am

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

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.


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
Email: eventcentre@seas.org.uk