Extreme makeover, Pavilion edition

Extreme makeover, Pavilion edition

The Norfolk Pavilion at the South of England Showground, which is available for private functions such as weddings, lunches and dinners as well as conferences and corporate events, has been given a new lease of life with its refurbishment programme in full swing.

Although only in the beginning stages, the Pavilion has already received new ceiling tiles, lighting and flooring and has been re-painted and decorated. To improve its corporate facilities, the Pavilion now hosts free Wi-Fi for anyone using the building.

Fiona Malcolm, Commercial & Marketing Director at the Showground says “This refurbishment is just the start of our plans for developing the building as an attractive, flexible, and fit for purpose venue for a wide range of corporate and private events and functions.”

Surrounded by acres of rich southern countryside, free parking facilities and a large range of function rooms, the Norfolk Pavilion lends itself to a variety of large and small business meetings, AGMS, public meetings, conferences, seminars, office parties, weddings and private functions.  With the outside area perfect for picturesque photos or team building and training activities, it is ideal for those wishing to escape the confines of the office and enjoy some fresh air.

The facelift, which is set to be finished by 22nd March 2012, has anticipated a huge investment for the centre including increased bookings of 15% in the remaining 9 months of this year, and 20% in the following year.

Not a stranger to housing large and unique events, the venue has recently seen one of the wedding receptions held in 2011 short listed as Wedding of the Year in Sussex Weddings Magazine. It also recently held the Rutherford Agriculture Conference, housing over 100 local farmers.

Fiona adds “We have refreshed and updated the facility so that it meets current day expectations for both corporate and private event usage and provides the best facilities to ensure we continue to hold fantastic and satisfactory events. We have also invested in the kitchens, updating equipment to allow the new caterers to develop our dining offer to an exciting new level.”

Set in 150 beautiful acres in the heart of Sussex yet only 15 minutes away from the M23 and close to Gatwick, the South of England Centre is one of the most flexible and unique venues in the country. Its peaceful, rural location is the perfect setting for any business meeting and, with its stunning views, is bound to aid creativity, making it an ideal place to hold business meetings and seminars, large or small.

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For more information or to make a booking at the Centre, contact the SoEC on tel. 01444 892048, email info@seas.org.uk or visit www.soec.uk.com.