Kent Event Centre

Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF

Kent Event Centre

The Kent Event Centre is a conference venue in Maidstone and is set within 200 acres of verdant countryside. The showground is home to a variety of public events, but the facilities within the Event Centre, which opened in June 2011 are ideal for corporate events. At the Kent Event Centre, we pride ourselves on providing a flexible approach to event planning with a variety of spaces to suit your needs. All our rooms are designed with full flexibility in mind whilst still offering a few organiser essentials. Each space is a blank canvas ready to be tailored to your event.

With the ability to cater for 2 to 2000 delegates, the venue is perfect for a variety of events including;

  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • Exhibitions
  • Training
  • Team building days
  • Weddings
  • Christmas parties
  • Film location
  • Outdoor space


There are five meeting rooms to choose from and the corporate sales team are happy to advice you on the best room to suit your required layout and delegate numbers. The Detling and Stockbury room are situated on the first floor in the Alan Day House, whilst the Chilham and Bredhurst room are situated on the first floor in the Clive Emson building with full disabled facilities. These rooms are perfect for 2 to 50 delegates. The Astor is a larger room accommodating up to 200 people theatre style and 90 cabaret style. Whilst some of the rooms are fitted with modern AV equipment we are able to provide AV equipment wherever required.

There is a vast amount of car parking space directly outside the buildings. The new Clive Emson exhibition hall measures 48 x 36 metres and is fully carpeted. For the majority of the year, the space also comes fully lined. The ladies, gents and disabled toilets and the kitchen facility make this the ideal venue for large conferences, product launches etc. In addition the Kent Pavilion and John Hendry pavilion offer 72 x 40 metres and 74 x 24 metres of space respectfully.

The venue is at Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF

Transport Accessibility

  • Ideally positioned between the M2 & M20 motorways and just a 25 minute drive from the M25, the Kent Event Centre is easily accessible.
  • Bearsted and Maidstone railway stations are just 10 minutes away.
  • There is a vast amount of car parking space directly outside the buildings.

Venue Amenities & Facilities

No items found.

Venue Amenities

No items found.

Venue Facilites



Main Room

Large Dining

Court Area

Open Areas

Large Hall

Wedding Venues

Hire Kent Event Centre

Large Dining

The Stockbury Room

Large Dining

The Detling Room

Large Dining
No items found.

Venue FAQ's

Venue Location

Email Address:

Phone Number:

01022 556556

Web Address:,0.588412,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x47df2d9fa3127e0d:0x5d9dd034fdc354cd!8m2!3d51.300903!4d0.5906007

Venue Ratings

wedding planner kent

Sheila May

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”

Albert Einstein

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”