Showground

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.

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Showground

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If you would like to speak to one of our representatives contact us on

01444 892048

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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.

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

Events

Best Parties Ever Christmas Themed Parties "MASQUERADE BALL" - TBC

Event start: 04/12/2020 6:45 pm

Take to your seats for a sumptuous three course dinner amidst the palatial splendour of Venetian masks and classical candelabras. Our authentic entertainment with fabulous vocals, dance and costumes is interwoven with thrilling displays of acrobatics!

Car Boot Sale

Event start: 06/12/2020 8:00 am

Every Sunday 8am - 2pm for visitors, sellers from 7am. Refreshments and toilets on-site - no need to pre-book, just turn up!!

DRIVE-IN ELF SHOW, SUNROOF SANTA & THE BOOGIE MONSTER BAND (Morning Show)

Event start: 12/12/2020 11:00 am

A one -of-a-kind Christmas experience and a chance to see Santa, his Elves AND Live Music during the most magical time of year and all in a fully covid safe and 100% weatherproof environment.

DRIVE-IN ELF SHOW, SUNROOF SANTA & THE BOOGIE MONSTER BAND (Afternoon Show)

Event start: 12/12/2020 2:30 pm

A one -of-a-kind Christmas experience and a chance to see Santa, his Elves AND Live Music during the most magical time of year and all in a fully covid safe and 100% weatherproof environment.

Car Boot Sale

Event start: 13/12/2020 8:00 am

Every Sunday 8am - 2pm for visitors, sellers from 7am. Refreshments and toilets on-site - no need to pre-book, just turn up!!

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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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