A beautiful green space to reflect your vision
At the heart of our venue lies our enclosed 50-acre, purpose-built grass showground surrounded by a further 100-acre cross-country course and woodland, with a car park for up to 6,000 vehicles. The showground is connected by an internal roadway, capable of hosting up to 1,000 exhibitor stands and up to 30,000 visitors per day.
Whatever the scale of your event and whatever the focus, our showground makes the ideal venue for every occasion. Offering a truly adaptable space that can be dressed to suit your vision, we’ve hosted fairs, exhibitions, scout camps, team building activities, car rallies, product launches and concerts.
Our dedicated events team is on hand to answer your questions – don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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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: 07/01/2022 10:00 am
Antique, General Household & Lost Property Auction
Friday - Preview
Saturday - Sale
National Cyclo-Cross Championships 2022
Event start: 08/01/2022 9:00 am
The current course plan will see riders go over a bridge, sand, tarmac, gravel, grass, and mud, we plan to have it all!
With a shopping village, and free entry for spectators why not come along to cheer the riders and enjoy great food, coffee, and beer.
International Antiques & Collectors Fair (IACF)
Event start: 18/01/2022 9:00 am
International Antiques & Collectors Fairs Ltd (IACF) – are the organisers of the biggest and very best UK antique fairs.
Grosvenor Shows - Ardingly Quilt Festival 2022
Event start: 27/01/2022 10:00 am
Thursday - Saturday 10.00 - 16.30
Feature quilt displays from well-known quilters and textile artists
A variety of exhibitors selling patchwork & quilting supplies for all your needs
Restaurant and disabled access and FREE parking
Guildford & District Canine Society - Dog Show
Event start: 13/02/2022 8:30 am
We currently hold two shows a year at The South of England Show Ground at Ardingly.
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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.