The Kent Event Centre opened at the Kent Showground, Detling in 1991 and has grown ever since with the development of new modern purpose-built event spaces.

All the profits from the Kent Event Centre go to the registered charity; Kent County Agricultural Society. Formed in 1923 the Kent County Agricultural Society aims are to improve and promote agriculture, forestry, horticulture, allied industries, rural crafts and the breeding of livestock, across Kent. In addition to making several awards each year, the society is best-known for organising the annual Kent County Show but also the Heritage Transport Show and Living Land, a free one-day event aimed at educating young children in the areas of farming, agriculture, countryside and healthy eating.

Being part of a charity, the Kent Event Centre understands the importance of giving back that’s why we offer discounts and support to other charities, associations and agricultural businesses.

Our unique selling point is our size and location, between two major motorways and within 50 minutes by car or train from London. We have an excess of 200 acres of outdoor space and a private woodland at Organiser’s disposal. We also offer onsite parking for up to 30,000 cars.

The Kent Event Centre is ideally located between the M20 Junction 7, and M2 Junction 5, motorways in the heart of Kent. The County Town of Maidstone is 5 minutes away and is serviced by 3 railway stations. Easily accessible and central to the county, the Kent Event Centre is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Downs.

When you choose to hold your event at the Kent Event Centre, you can expect a fully integrated service that includes support from our event management team. Their experience and excellent level of customer service and attention to detail will help you with the smooth delivery of every aspect of your event from start to finish, whatever that event may be.

Nikki Dorkings

General Manager

01622 633054

Anne Collins

Financial Controller

01622 633056

Hannah Stimpson

Executive PA

01622 633055

Ellie Pannell

Event Centre Team Leader

01622 633068

Becky Withey

Senior Events Assistant

01622 633069

Sally Higgins

Society Events Team Leader

01622 633057

Paige Paternoster

Society Events & Business Development Executive

01622 633061

Amber Warnes

Hospitality Coordinator

01622 633052

Emma Stewart

Senior Marketing Coordinator

01622 630975

Harriet Booth

Events Assistant

01622 633065

Emma Gibling

Assistant Hospitality Coordinator

01622 633052