South of England Event Centre | Venue Hire in Sussex

Space to grow The flexible events venue in the heart of Sussex

The South of England Event Centre is a unique and versatile space in the heart of Sussex which provides businesses, event organisers and private individuals with indoor and outdoor facilities to run every type and size of event – whether it’s a meeting for 10 or an exhibition for 50,000.

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 memorable food experience.


Situated mid-way between London and Brighton on the edge of Ardingly village, we are easily accessible from the M25 & M23, Haywards Heath main line railway station and Gatwick Airport, plus we have free on-site parking for 6,000 vehicles.

Organising an Event

Public Events

With 150 acres of grounds, a range of flexible indoor and outdoor spaces and great transport links, the South of England Event Centre is THE venue in the south

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Corporate Events

An inspiring location for your company conference, AGM, training or team building day, we are easily reached from the M25 and main line rail networks

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Private Events

Whatever the size of your guest list, our range of flexible indoor spaces, acres of grounds and superb catering services means you’ll find the perfect place to host your event

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Our in-house catering partner will ensure that your guests are treated to the most delicious food and drink that they will remember for a long time to come

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International Antiques and Collectors Fairs

“We have been holding one of Europe’s leading antiques fairs at the South of England Event Centre for many years now and the event just keeps going from strength to strength. The venue offers everything we need to accommodate over 1,500 undercover and outdoor stands. The facilities are of the highest standard and all the staff are so helpful and professional that it makes organising such a huge event a real pleasure.”

Rachel Everett, International Antiques and Collectors Fairs