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.
South of England Farming Conference
Event start: 13/11/2019 6:00 pm
South of England Farming Conference
Mid Sussex Auctions – Antique, General Household & Lost Property Auction
Event start: 15/11/2019 10:00 am
Antique, General Household & Lost Property Auction
South of England Wedding Fair 2019
Event start: 17/11/2019 11:00 am
The South of England Wedding Fayre is one of the best Wedding Fairs in Southern England!
South Eastern Prime Stock Winter Fayre
Event start: 19/11/2019 7:00 am
The South Eastern Prime Stock Show, formerly Edenbridge Fatstock Show, has a long tradition of producing strong entries of cattle and sheep ready for market showing the best conformation and quality.
Winter Fair 2019
Event start: 23/11/2019 9:00 am
The Winter Fair offers something for all the family to enjoy with some great local produce, live music, a fabulous Santa’s Grotto, fantastic street entertainment and a sumptuous food court.
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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.