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South of England Training and Event Centre

South of England Showground, Selsfield Road, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6TL
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The South of England Event Centre is located mid-way between London and Brighton, close to Gatwick, Crawley, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath.

Set in 150 acres with a wide choice of indoor and outdoor spaces suitable for corporate, private and public events  for up to 50,000 attendees all year round.

The venue is easily accessible from the M25 & M23 with Three Bridges and Haywards Heath railway station and Gatwick Airport under 20 minutes. Free on-site parking for 6,000 vehicles and complimentary WiFi throughout the venue.

Our dedicated team and flexible approach will ensure your event happens just the way you want it and our in-house caterers will provide your guests with a truly memorable food experience.

With over 25 years of organising exhibitions, trade shows, festivals, conferences, parties and special occasions, we know exactly what’s required to make any kind of event a smooth-running success. Our expert local knowledge and established relationships with local trusted businesses means we are able to source any additional facilities and supplies you require at the best prices. If we can’t provide it ourselves, we know someone who can.

The South of England Event Centre is the home of the South of England Agricultural Society, a registered charity which exists to promote agriculture and allied industries and to advance education in agriculture, animal husbandry, horticulture and forestry.

All profits from venue hire are donated to the Society to help fund the Society’s charitable projects.

Ardingly Room
Max Capacity 400
Rates from £845.00

Ground floor room with direct access to terrace and lawn.

Best suited for meetings, conferences, exhibitions and banqueting.

Dinner dance capacity 300 guests

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 350
Cabaret 150
Dinner Dance 300
Reception 350
Theatre 400
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
33.00 14.00 2.80
Kleinwort Room
Max Capacity 90
Rates from £185.00

Ground floor with direct access to terrace and lawn

Suitable for any type of event from meetings to private lunch or dinner

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 80
Boardroom 40
Cabaret 48
Reception 90
Theatre 90
U-Shape 30
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
8.50 14.00 2.50
Lower Queen's Room
Max Capacity 60
Rates from £185.00

Ground floor with direct access to terrace and lawn

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 50
Boardroom 28
Cabaret 30
Reception 60
Theatre 60
U-Shape 24
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
8.50 8.40 2.50
Upper Queen's Room
Max Capacity 60
Rates from £185.00

First floor training or boardroom with plenty of natural daylight.

Access to balcony.

Great views over show ground and surrounding countryside.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 60
Boardroom 30
Cabaret 30
Classroom 40
Theatre 60
U-Shape 26
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
9.00 9.60 2.40
Balcombe Room
Max Capacity 350
Rates from £310.00

First floor with lift access, balcony and cloakroom.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 200
Theatre 350
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
42.00 8.00 2.40
Upper Lindfield Suite
Max Capacity 40
Rates from £125.00

First floor room with plenty of natural daylight.

Access by stairs only.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 20
Classroom 40
Theatre 40
U-Shape 20
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
12.50 7.10 2.35
Queen's Jubilee Hall
Max Capacity 800
Rates from £1620.00

Total 1150 sq m indoor space suitable for exhibitions, presentations and informal meetings.

Can be dressed and fitted out for parties.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 600
Cabaret 400
Dinner Dance 600
Reception 400
Theatre 800
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
45.40 30.00 4.35
Abergavenny Building
Max Capacity 2000
Rates from £1620.00

3300 sq m indoor space suitable for indoor events.

Sanded floor, skylights and vehicle access.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 1000
Dinner Dance 1000
Reception 1500
Theatre 2000
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
110.00 30.00 6.00
Robin's Building
Max Capacity 1000
Rates from £295.00

1728 sq m space with large open side access.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Theatre 1000
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
48.00 36.00 6.00
Young Farmers' Building
Max Capacity 200
Rates from £205.00

360 sq m indoor space with roller shutters for open side access.

Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
24.00 15.00 3.80
Stockmans Building
Max Capacity 250
Rates from £250.00

360 sq m indoor space plus self catering kitchen area.

Vehicle access and plenty of natural daylight.

Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
24.00 10.00 4.00
NFU Barn
Max Capacity 50
Rates from £110.00

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Theatre 50
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
18.00 9.00 4.50

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