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Sussex has a rich cultural heritage, with numerous museums, art galleries, and theatres. The county is also famous for its local cuisine, which features fresh seafood, traditional pies, and locally sourced produce. These offerings can enhance the dining experience at corporate events.

Sussex is an excellent location for conferences and events due to its beautiful countryside, excellent transport links, and a wide variety of venues and accommodation options to suit every need.

Looking for the perfect location for your next conference or event? The vibrant county of Sussex in the South East of England offers not only stunning countryside views and green space, but also fantastic transport links and accessibility for meetings and events.

Whether you're traveling by car, train, or plane, Sussex is easy to get to. The M23 and A27 offer direct access by road, while Gatwick Airport provides direct flights to and from many international destinations. Once you arrive, you'll find a comprehensive network of main railway station, making it easy to get around and explore.

Sussex is not just about convenience - it also boasts a range of top-notch conference and event facilities, from historic buildings to modern purpose-built venues. And with a wide variety of accommodation options available, from luxurious hotels to charming bed and breakfasts, your attendees are sure to find the perfect place to stay.

Travelling to Sussex

If you're driving

  • Sussex can be reached by taking the M23 or M20 motorway from London.

  • To reach Brighton, take the M23 southbound and exit at junction 11.

  • The journey time may vary depending on traffic conditions, so it's a good idea to check ahead and plan accordingly.
     

Reaching Sussex by rail:

  1. Take the train from Victoria station in London to get to Sussex. This is the main station serving the area.

  2. If you're going to Brighton, it takes just 50 minutes to get there from London.

  3. Other options include taking the train from Portsmouth to Chichester (30 minutes), Canterbury to Hastings (90 minutes), or Woking to Crawley (1 hour).

Featured Destinations in Sussex

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1066 Country

Leave the city behind, head for the sea and 1066 Country, where the hills of the Sussex Weald stretch down to England’s south coast. Home to ancient settlements and a rich landscape that inspire the imagination.

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Brighton

One of the largest MICE destinations in the South, Brighton is a city that never stands still. Under an hour by rail from London & 30 minutes from London Gatwick Airport, The city by the sea has a passion for creativity

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Eastbourne

Just 90 minutes from London Victoria and an hour from London Gatwick Airport, Eastbourne is the home to a host of international events from fast jets to world class tennis and the gateway to the South Downs.

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West Sussex

One of the most diverse counties in the South East, West Sussex covers both coast and the South Downs National Park, with breath-taking beaches, a roman city, charming market towns and historic harbours providing the perfect backdrop to your next event

The Grand Brighton

Brighton

East Sussex

The Grand Brighton

Experience extraordinary events by the sea at our independently owned Victorian hotel in Brighton. From board meetings to multi-day conferences, our 10 bright and beautiful event spaces can be tailored to suit any occasion. With exquisite bespoke dining options, a fabulous destination to explore, and our award-winning team on hand to help from planning to delivery, it's the perfect spot to host an unforgettable event.

The Brighton Centre

Brighton

Sussex

The Brighton Centre

The Brighton Centre is the largest conference centre in the South-East outside of London. A flexible compact venue accommodating 400-4500 delegates, 500m2 of exhibition space and 23 syndicate rooms. Located in the famous seaside city of Brighton it offers delegations the combination of a seaside location with a vibrant city atmosphere. Brighton is one of the most accessible conference cities in the UK making it an extremely popular choice for conference organisers.

Leonardo Royal Hotel Brighton Waterfront

Brighton

Sussex

Leonardo Royal Hotel Brighton Waterfront

Just a 15-minute walk from the train station and a located right opposite the Pier, we’re centrally situated and offer a stylish and convenient venue for events of all kinds. We’ve got eight well-equipped spaces to meet your business needs. Our largest room - The Renaissance Suite - can accommodate 300 delegates making it ideal for, celebrations exhibitions and conferences, but we have great spaces to house smaller events (like interviews and training sessions) too. All our meeting rooms come with air conditioning LCD projector & screen and free WiFi, and we also have 210 bedrooms too!

Brighton i360

Brighton

East Sussex

Brighton i360

Brighton i360 is one of Brighton’s most unique beachfront event spaces with sea views and sun terraces. A variety of stunning indoor and outdoor spaces are available to hire for anything from a birthday party to a conference, a product launch to a wedding ceremony.

The Old Ship Hotel

Brighton

Sussex

The Old Ship Hotel

The four-star Old Ship Hotel is an historic Georgian hotel that overlooks Brighton beach. Just a 5-minute walk from Brighton Pier, Brighton Pavillion and The Lanes, parts of the hotel date back to 1559 and it features 10 flexible meeting rooms, including the historic Paganini and Regency Rooms, and can seat up to 250 delegates theatre style in the largest room. Close to Brighton mainline train station and only 31 miles from London Gatwick Airport it has excellent transport links, 154 bedrooms (49 with sea views), private dining opportunities in the 400-year old cellars and is the perfect South Coast conference destination.


12 Function Rooms | Max Theatre Capacity 250 | 154 Bedrooms

Brighton Dome & Corn Exchange

Brighton

West Sussex

Brighton Dome & Corn Exchange

Rich architectural features combined with stylish 1930s art deco detail and floodlit contemporary spaces make Brighton Dome an impressive setting for any conference or event. Originally built as the Prince Regent’s Royal riding house in 1805 Brighton Dome combines the best of Brighton’s past, present and future establishing itself as one of the South Coast’s premier event venues. Offering a choice of five venues catering for 20 – 1700 people and boasting both Grade I and II listed heritage, Brighton Dome is ideally situated amidst the Royal Pavilion Gardens within the heart of Brighton’s dynamic cultural quarter. Ensuring ease of access for guests, Brighton Dome is just a 10 minute walk from Brighton Station and only 30 minutes by rail or road to Gatwick International Airport. {Image credit : Jim Stephenson}

Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel

Brighton

West Sussex

Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel

The Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel is an elegant and flexible venue. With 5,000m2 of space across 33 function rooms varying in size the hotel is perfect for hosting both small and large-scale conferences, exhibitions, meetings and events. This 340 bedroom hotel also has an onsite AV company meaning they are well equipped to manage your requirements. The dedicated events team will ensure your conference is a great success. Although the largest function room can cater for 1,000 delegates theatre style the hotel has plenty of smaller meeting rooms available, most with sea views, for your daily board meetings, seminars or events.

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