Norfolk Pavilion

 

Contemporary, elegant and fully customisable

The Norfolk Pavilion is a light, classically-styled and welcoming function suite overlooking our beautiful showground. This versatile venue of 1,100m² comprises five spacious rooms set over two floors. Rooms can be hired on their own or in conjunction with adjacent areas to suit your needs. The adjacent car park has space for 200 vehicles, plus access to a further 6,000 spaces in total.

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Facilities include:
• PA system
• Audio system
• Dimmer lighting
• Mobile dance floor & stage
• TV & video
• Overhead projector & screen

ARDINGLY ROOM

Capacity: Theatre style: 400, Cabaret style: 150, Banqueting: 350
Perfect for: conferences, exhibitions, award ceremonies, trade shows, weddings and any large event

This bright and airy event space (462m²) can accommodate a huge range of functions. It offers direct access to a paved terrace overlooking our showground, lawn and outdoor activity space and is fully accessible for disabled guests. The space can be divided for smaller meetings or break-out areas.

With an integral bar for parties and wedding receptions, there’s also plenty of room for a dance floor.

Key information:
• Dimensions – 33m x 14m
• Modern toilets
• Bar and kitchen
• Parking adjacent for 200+ cars
• Ceiling height – 2.50m (min.) 2.80m (max.)
• Access doors – 2.20m (H) x 2.85m (W)
• Floor loadings – 5Kn M

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KLEINWORT ROOM

Capacity: Theatre style: 90, Cabaret style: 48, Banqueting: 80
Perfect for: mid-sized weddings, private parties, business meetings, receptions, training days and intimate catered functions

A bright meeting and event space (120m²) which benefits from its own private access. Patio doors lead to a paved terrace, lawn and scenic outdoor activity space. It’s also accessible to disabled guests. The room inter-connects with the Ardingly Room should you need extra space.

Key information:
• Dimensions – 8.5m x 14m
• Toilet facilities
• Parking adjacent for 200+ cars
• Ceiling height – 2.50m (min.) 2.80m (max.)
• Access doors – 2.20m (H) x 2.85m (W)
• Floor loadings – 5Kn M

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LOWER QUEEN’S ROOM

Capacity: Theatre style: 60, Cabaret style: 30, Banqueting: 50
Perfect for: business meetings, private lunches, small dinner parties and training days

A self-contained meeting and function room (71m²) with direct access to a paved terrace and lawn which benefits from plenty of natural daylight. It is fully accessible to disabled guests. The room works well as a break-out space or VIP room for functions in the Ardingly Room.

Key information:
• Dimensions – 8.5m x 8.4m
• Toilet facilities
• Parking adjacent for 200+ cars
• Ceiling height – 2.50m (min.) 2.80m (max.)
• Access doors – 2.20m (H) x 2.85m (W)
• Floor loadings – 5Kn M

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BALCOMBE ROOM

Capacity: Theatre style: 300, Cabaret style: 90, Banqueting: 180
Perfect for: business meetings, presentations, weddings and large functions

This large event space (336m²) really is a room with a view! Suitable for a range of uses, it leads to a balcony with sliding doors and panoramic views over our stunning showground and surrounding countryside. With an adjacent kitchen, this space works well as dining space or cafe for events held in the Ardingly Room below.

Key information:
• Dimensions – 42m x 8m
• Integral toilets
• Accessible by lift including disabled access
• Parking adjacent for 200+ cars
• Ceiling height – 2.20m (min) 3.1m (max)
• Access doors – 2.20m (H) x 2.85m (W)
• Floor loadings – 5Kn M

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UPPER QUEEN’S ROOM

Capacity: Theatre style: 60, Cabaret style: 30, Banqueting: 60
Perfect for: private parties, smaller catered events and business meetings

This bright and spacious hospitality area (86m2) has plenty of natural daylight with breath-taking views over the grounds and surrounding countryside. Benefiting from its own entrance, this is a self-contained meeting room. Accessible by lift via the adjacent Balcombe Room, it works well as break-out space for large conferences in the Ardingly Room.

Key information:
• Dimensions – 9m x 9.6m
• Disabled access via lift
• Parking adjacent for 200+ cars
• Ceiling height – 2.40m (min.) 5.00m (max.)
• Access doors – 2.20m (H) x 2.85m (W)
• Floor loadings – 5Kn M

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Norfolk Pavilion

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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

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Mick's Car Boot Sale

Event start: 02/06/2024 8:00 am

Most Sunday's at the Showground.
Winter months undercover where possible. Sellers can arrive from 6am - open to the public from 8am


South of England Show

Event start: 07/06/2024 9:00 am

Offering every generation the chance to connect with the countryside and have a great day out, the South of England Show features a non-stop programme of agricultural and equestrian displays, live entertainment, rural crafts, and an abundance of food,

London Bus Experiences

Event start: 15/06/2024 9:00 am

Ever dreamed of getting behind the wheel of an iconic red London bus? Now's your chance! Whether you're a seasoned driver or a beginner, the experienced instructors will guide you through this unforgettable adventure on a private, hazard-free road network

Mick's Car Boot Sale

Event start: 16/06/2024 8:00 am

Most Sunday's at the Showground.
Winter months undercover where possible. Sellers can arrive from 6am - open to the public from 8am


International Antiques & Collectors Fair (IACF)

Event start: 18/06/2024 9:00 am

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

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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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