Looking for an overnight venue? We’ve got plenty of space for camping
Covering a total area of 150 acres, including 50 acres of enclosed (fenced) grass, we have all the space you’ll need to offer your guests on-site camping for a festival or music event. Facilities also include several shower and toilet blocks conveniently situated throughout the grounds.
Our dedicated events team is on hand to answer your questions – don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Whether you’re planning an event that runs overnight, a country wedding or a company away-day, visitors can conveniently stay within the grounds to enjoy the fun and fresh air of an alfresco experience. This option can also be used in conjunction with Rank Lodge for those who prefer to sleep with a roof over their heads.
• 50-acre fenced area
• 5 caravan waste points
• 4 toilet blocks
• 3 shower blocks
• Lorry park
• Free WiFi
• Electric supply
• Additional covered buildings
Got a question about our event 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.
Mid Sussex Auctions – Antique, General Household & Lost Property Auction
Event start: 18/06/2021 10:00 am
Antique, General Household & Lost Property Auction
Friday - Preview
Saturday - Sale
Beyond Sussex Sportive
Event start: 20/06/2021 7:00 am
In this early summer sportive we have fantastic riding in Sussex, through tree-covered lanes, stunning flat sections along with some undulating terrain and wonderful scenery for all the routes.
Vintage Toy & Train Collectors Fair
Event start: 20/06/2021 9:30 am
Buy, sell and swap Triang, Hornby, Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox Diecasts, Meccano, Lego, Action Figures, comics and TV/film mercandise
National Pony Society Area 20 Summer Show
Event start: 20/06/2021 7:00 am
Open to everyone, you don't have to be a member to compete
International Antiques & Collectors Fair (IACF)
Event start: 22/06/2021 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.