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South of England Event Centre

South of England Event Centre

Located in the heart of Sussex this huge, flexible events venue is set in 150 acres of glorious countryside with excellent transport links. The South of England Event Centre is unbeatable for corporate events of any size, with indoor space available for anything from boardroom meetings for 10 delegates, right up to banqueting for 350, and conferences for 400 people. There is a further 6,900 square metres of indoor space ideal for exhibitions, trade shows and product launches, as well as outdoor capacity for 30,000.

With Wi-Fi, up to date AV equipment, and a dedicated events team, the meeting rooms can be hired individually or in a range of combinations; some have private washrooms and kitchen facilities – the venue’s in-house catering team provide a varied range of menu options. The Norfolk Pavillion has 5 rooms arranged over 2 floors, totalling 1100 square metres of event space - ideal for conferences, presentations, etc. The self-contained, bright and airy Lindfield Suite is ideal for smaller meetings with an upper meeting room having capacity for 55 delegates in theatre style or 21 in boardroom layout, and a lower meeting room suitable for 10 in boardroom style.

For exhibitions, trade fairs and shows, The Queens Jubilee Hall measures 1250 square metres, with roller shutter doors, ramp access, loos, and a kitchen; and The Abergavenny building has heaps of natural light and vehicular access, consisting of 3300 square metres of sanded floor space. Often used with the Abergavenny or Queens Jubilee Rooms, the Stockmans Building has 2 rooms with combined space of 42 square metres including catering facilities.

The South of England Event Centre also has heaps of outdoor event space, with a showground, equestrian facilities, large barns and acres of green fields – great for agricultural shows, country fayres, and festivals. The venue is an increasingly popular location for big wedding receptions. With plenty of outdoor space for team building events; the venue works with local businesses to provide activities such as paint balling and fun day activities.

Basic dormitory style accommodation is available for up to 60 people at the Rank Lodge. With onsite parking for 6,000 vehicles, The South of England Event Centre is situated on the edge of Ardingly village, with easy access to the M25 and M23, Haywards Heath train station and Gatwick Airport.

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Venue South of England Event Centre
Capacity 1,250 guests
Address Selsfield Road
Ardingly
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 6TL
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Packages & Offers (4)

South of England Event Centre - Team meeting and activity package

Team meeting and activity package

  • Guests: 1250 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price: from £69.00 + vat per person
  • Description & Details

    Meet, dine and bond in the countryside
    • Meeting room hire
    • Classic finger buffet or Classic barbecue
    • Screen, projector & conference stationery
    • Indoor or outdoor challenge ( price includes allowance for 5 indoor or outdoor activities )
    Minimum 100 delegates. Terms & Conditions apply.

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South of England Event Centre - Buffet style festive party package

Buffet style festive party package

  • Guests: 350 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price: from £30.00 + vat per person
  • Description & Details

    For office, group or family entertaining at Christmas, choose the South of England Event Centre and celebrate in style this year.
    Book a private room for 30-350 guests, either for lunch or evening dining, with informal buffet and we will ensure that everyone gets into the party vibe for a successful event.
    Licensed for live entertainment and late bar until 1am.
    Ample free parking.
    Glass of Prosecco on arrival, two course festive buffet, table decorations, crackers and room hire: package price £ 30.00 +VAT per person.
    DJ additional charge £ 400.00 + VAT; other entertainment available upon request, please ask for a proposal.
    Price is based on a minimum of 30 guests and subject to availability.
    Room decorations and theming excluded; please ask for suggestions and prices.

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South of England Event Centre - Festive Party dinner dance package

Festive Party dinner dance package

  • Guests: 350 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price: from £39.50 + vat per person
  • Description & Details

    Glass of Prosecco on arrival, festive three course set menu with coffee & mince pies, half a bottle of house wine per person, festive table decorations, crackers and room hire.
    November 2018 or January 2019, Wednesdays and Saturdays in December 2018:
    Package price: £ 39.50 + VAT per per person
    Thursdays and Fridays until 21st December 2018:
    Package price: £ 49.50 + VAT per person
    Licensed for live entertainment and late bar until 1am
    Ample free parking.
    DJ additional charge £ 400.00 + VAT; other entertainment available upon request, please ask for a proposal.
    Price is based on a minimum of 100 guests and subject to availability.
    Room decorations and theming excluded; please ask for suggestions and prices.

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South of England Event Centre - Day Delegate Package

Day Delegate Package

  • Guests: 400 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price: from £29.50 + vat per person
  • Description & Details

    Fully inclusive day delegate rates from £ 29.50 + VAT per person based on minimum of 20 delegates.
    Price includes main meeting room hire, Classic finger buffet lunch and two servings of tea and coffee. For bookings placed before 30th June 2018, complimentary mini-cakes with afternoon serving of tea & coffee ( subject to minimum of 30 delegates )
    Alternative catering options available on request; please ask for a bespoke proposal

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Please note that advertised packages are guideline prices and subject to availability and number of guests attending.

Rooms & Event Spaces (8)

Outdoor Space - South of England Event Centre

Outdoor Space

  • Max Capacity: 50000
  • Full Details

    150 acres level green spaces suitable for a variety of team building or entertainment activities.
    Ample free parking.
    Camping/caravan sites.
    Plenty of wet weather options with choice of open sided barns or exhibition spaces.

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Queen's Jubilee Hall - South of England Event Centre

Queen's Jubilee Hall

  • Max Capacity: 1250
  • Dimensions: L:30.00m x W:25.00m x H:4.35m
  • Full Details

    Exhibition hall suitable for public or private events with capacity of up to 1250 people.
    1,130m² floor space, roller shutter doors and ramp access for large items.
    Dry hire only.
    Integral toilets & kitchen facilities
    Wheelchair access, heating & ventilation and adjacent exhibitor parking.

    Capacity

    • Dinner & Dance: 550
    • Theatre: 600
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Ardingly Room - South of England Event Centre

Ardingly Room

  • Max Capacity: 400
  • Dimensions: L:33.00m x W:14.00m x H:2.50m
  • Full Details

    Ground floor multi-function event space with direct access to terrace and lawn.

    Capacity

    • Dinner & Dance: 300
    • Formal Dining: 350
    • Cabaret: 150
    • Theatre: 400
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Balcombe Room - South of England Event Centre

Balcombe Room

  • Max Capacity: 300
  • Dimensions: L:42.00m x W:8.00m x H:2.40m
  • Full Details

    First floor space with direct access to balcony.
    Extensive views over grounds.

    Capacity

    • Dinner & Dance: 160
    • Formal Dining: 180
    • Cabaret: 90
    • Theatre: 300
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Kleinwort Room - South of England Event Centre

Kleinwort Room

  • Max Capacity: 90
  • Dimensions: L:8.50m x W:14.00m x H:2.50m
  • Full Details

    Ground floor room with direct access to terrace and lawn

    Capacity

    • Formal Dining: 80
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 40
    • Cabaret: 48
    • Theatre: 90
    • U-Shape: 30
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Lower Queen's Room - South of England Event Centre

Lower Queen's Room

  • Max Capacity: 60
  • Dimensions: L:8.50m x W:8.40m x H:2.50m
  • Full Details

    Ground floor with direct access to terrace and lawn

    Capacity

    • Formal Dining: 50
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 28
    • Cabaret: 30
    • Theatre: 60
    • U-Shape: 24
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Upper Queen's Room - South of England Event Centre

Upper Queen's Room

  • Max Capacity: 60
  • Dimensions: L:9.00m x W:9.60m x H:2.40m
  • Full Details

    First floor with plenty of natural daylight and views over the grounds

    Capacity

    • Formal Dining: 60
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 30
    • Cabaret: 30
    • Theatre: 60
    • U-Shape: 26
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Upper Lindfield Suite - South of England Event Centre

Upper Lindfield Suite

  • Max Capacity: 40
  • Dimensions: L:12.50m x W:7.10m x H:2.35m
  • Full Details

    First floor room with plenty of natural daylight and views over grounds.
    Access by stairs only

    Capacity

    • Meeting / Boardroom: 20
    • Theatre: 40
    • U-Shape: 20
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Activities & Events (3)

Banqueting

Banqueting

  • Guests: 350 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Details

    Award ceremonies, dinner dances, celebrations and reunions from £ 27.95 + VAT per person.
    Based on two course set menu with tea or coffee, minimum of 20 guests and including allowance for room hire.
    Alternative menu options or bespoke proposal available on request.

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Barbecue events

Barbecue events

  • Guests: 350 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Details

    Choice of three barbecue menus from £ 19.50 per person excluding room hire.
    Take advantage of terrace, outdoor space and lawn to entertain your customer or colleagues.
    Plenty of free parking and easy access from Gatwick, Three Bridges and Haywards Heath.

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Team Building Activities

Team Building Activities

  • Guests: 6000 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Details

    Package with choice of 5 indoor or outdoor activities, Classic finger buffet or Classic barbecue and meeting or dining venue from £ 69.00 + VAT per person.
    Call us to discuss your requirements for indoor and outdoor team building events.
    Ample covered spaces within 50 acre gated grounds.

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Venue Features (13)

  • AV Equipment
  • Accommodation
  • Disability Access
  • Family Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Late Licence
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Outside Space
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Wi-Fi Access