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If you are looking for the perfect venue close to Norwich to host an event, whether it'€™s for a meeting, a concert or a conference facility, a wedding reception, party or a weekend fair you should look no further than the Norfolk Showground. Catering for meeting rooms for 10, to visitors in their thousands, this venue has everything you need.

The Norfolk Showground, Norwich, is synonymous with agriculture and in particular the Royal Norfolk Show and it's very proud of this heritage and rightly so. The Royal Norfolk Show is the biggest event on its annual calendar and the biggest two-day show in the country. Last years event attracted 94,000 visitors.

However, aside from the Royal Norfolk Show the vast showground has the capacity and the facilities to stage the very widest range of events from massive outdoor spectacles to the most intimate meetings.

The Norfolk showground sits just 4 miles from Norwich off the A47 and occupies a large and attractive parkland setting.

For conference organisers and event managers, the quality of the location and the superiority of facilities, the knowledge of the showground staff and the quality of the catering means the Norwich venue is a dream.

Indoor Events

 

  • Functions: The showground has 10 indoor function rooms including a huge exhibition hall which can accommodate up to 4,000 people (theatre-style) or 1,500 (for dinner) and is the perfect venue for conferences, exhibitions, large celebratory ceremonies, Christmas parties, trade fairs and music events.
  • Weddings, dinners and balls: There are three summer pavilions situated in attractive lawned surroundings making them ideal venues for wedding receptions, lunches, dinners and grand balls.
  • Meeting and Conference rooms: Five separate meeting and conference rooms provide the perfect space for business meetings, seminars and training sessions, with break-out rooms ideal for team activities. Depending on your choice of room configuration these five rooms accommodate a large number of delegates to as few as 10. All rooms are fully equipped with broadband facilities and audiovisual equipment.
  • Village Hall: On site St Walstan Hall is like your very own intimate village hall complete with outside patio area with rolling countryside views towards Norwich. It's ideal as a party venue for family or business celebrations, cocktail parties, wedding receptions or general function room. It's licensed for up to 400 people.

 

Outdoors


The entire showground is linked through a hard road network providing easy access to all areas of the grounds. It has excellent outdoor facilities including toilets and showers, mains water and modern sight and sound technology. It is used to stage everything from international scout jamborees to monster truck displays, spring flings to fun runs and boot sales to farmers markets.

There are three Span buildings, 'no-frills' venues ideal for animal shows, exhibitions and collectors' fairs.

As the perfect venue - the Norfolk Showground, Norwich must be one of East Anglia's best kept secrets, get out there and discover it quickly!

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In September 2012, said about Norfolk Showground

Cancer Research UK Race for Life event has been at the Norfolk Showground for the last 10 years. The location and venue isn’t the only reason for choosing this venue it’s down to the additional support and customer service we receive. The customer service is outstanding, the Norfolk Showground is always thinking of our needs and what would assist in making the event better. All the staff on site pull together to ensure the venue and the ground is completely ready for the event. An example of this is due to extreme weather the Race for Life was looking like it might not be able to happen but the Showground staff ensured the grass was repaired, additional meetings to discuss alternative access and ways to ensure the event could happen and the vital funds were raised for Cancer Research UK. Race for Life is extremely happy with the service the Norfolk Showground provides, they are not just a venue to be hired but their support in advice and planning within the ground is exceptional. We are also trailing a new event in October and due to the customer service and the relationship we have at the Norfolk Showground, this venue is only one of four events to be trial. This is credit to the venue and the service they provide not only to Cancer Research UK but all its customers.

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In September 2012, said about Norfolk Showground

EASTERN HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY For two years now the Eastern Herpetological Society has used St Walstan Hall for their annual event with great success and have booked already for 2013. The Events Management Team are always friendly, approachable and keen to ensure that things run smoothly, even at short notice on the day. An e-mail on the Sunday evening asking how things went gives an idea of the service received. The Norfolk Showground is an excellent venue with great staff and deserves recognition.

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In September 2012, said about Norfolk Showground

For the last two years I in my position as Deputy District Commissioner for Southern Norwich Scout groups have headed the team organising our St Georges activity day. I suggested trying the Showground and that is the best thing I have done for a long time, the office staff are so easy to deal with very obliging and go that step further to help to make the events go well and the back room ground staff cannot be faulted in their assistance every thing we have asked for has been provided with great efficiency. We look forward to using this great facility and the services provided again

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In September 2012, said about Norfolk Showground

V W WHITE NOISE FESTIVAL The showground team have been a breath of fresh air. Finally a venue support team that have taken the time to understand our event and been professional and friendly every step of the way. With top notch facilities we know our visitors will be happy to join us at our new venue,the Norfolk Showground,for our 10th Anniversary celebrations.

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In September 2012, said about Norfolk Showground

Very many thanks Louise to you and all the Showground team all your help and effort over the past few years getting these things concluded. I don’t think I have ever met such a bright, informative, helpful and appropriately communicative set of people in all my working career. The way you have individually and collectively dealt with everything that has come up is impressive, particularly the fact that you have obviously co-ordinated your efforts in terms of my needs. What a pleasure to find that I didn’t have to repeat earlier conversations with every individual because, as I learnt, the salient parts of these conversations had already been disseminated internally between your relevant colleagues! To me – you and your team are to be admired! This is how customer service should be! Wow! Thank you.

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In September 2012, said about Norfolk Showground

Dear Louise, I would like to take this chance to thank you and your team for the extreme professionalism you have delivered to Norfolk Spectacular Ltd over the past few years. Holding large scale events can be very stressful at times. Norfolk Showground has helped in so many different ways that has taking a large part of this pressure away from us. Thank you for your continuing support

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In September 2012, said about Norfolk Showground

Hi Louise, We had a really lovely day, the showground looked amazing, everybody was so happy to be there. We were even lucky with the weather! Thank you so much for your help, it was a pleasure to come to the Norfolk Showground. Best wishes Anna

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In July 2011, said about Norfolk Showground

I am writing to pass on the thanks of our district Scouts council for the support and generosity shown to us by Norfolk Showground Ltd during organising our first St.George's activities day. The event was a fantastic success and would not have been possible without your help.

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In July 2011, said about Norfolk Showground

I am writing to pass on the thanks of our district scout council for the support and generosity shown us by Norfolk Showground Limited during organising our first St George's activity day. The event was a fantastic success that would not have been possible without your help. Matthew Burrell District Commissioner Southern Nowich District Scout Council (letter dated 6th July 2011)

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In June 2011, said about Norfolk Showground

Letter dated 13th June 2011 Dear Louise and Kate, This is just to thank you for making St Walstn Hall look so attractive for the Norfolk Rural Support Network's 10th Anniversary Event. The marquee lining made such a huge difference and the way the tables and chairs were laid out gave the whole day a celebratory feel. Thank you also for laying out the room for our AGM in the John MacGregor Building. We had a very short meeting there and were able to transfer to the Hall in good time. With renewed thanks to you both for your generous help. Margaret Hill

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In May 2011, said about Norfolk Showground

Good venue, good facilities including wi-fi access. Roomy, airy and light - natural! Christin Goose CRG Training and Consultancy

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In May 2011, said about Norfolk Showground

Good facilities, clean, airy, good sized room with some natural light Rosanne Good CRG Training and Consultancy

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In May 2011, said about Norfolk Showground

Fabulous venue. Bright, clean and airy. It was a refreshing change to sit in a room with a fresh air! (attended training course at the McGregor Building)

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In April 2011, said about Norfolk Showground

The meeting rooms were light and had plenty of room - good facilities.

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In February 2011, said about Norfolk Showground

Bennetts Hi-Tech Show has gone from strength to strength since we have used the Norfolk Showground Exhibition Hall as a venue. We now attract over 10,000 to our weekend consumer electronics show in October every year. Bennetts Retail Ltd

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In February 2011, said about Norfolk Showground

I would like to thank you for the use of the Showground for our Crucial Crew event. It went extremely well during the week which was very much due to the tremendous support that we received. I hope we can continue with the event in years to come with the help of partnerships such as yours. Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service

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In February 2011, said about Norfolk Showground

Thank you for the part you’ve played in helping make Newday 2010 a success. We’ve once again had a great week on a great site and you and the rest of the staff have helped to make this possible. We look forward to working with you in coming years.

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  • 14th November 2012
  • Author: Chris and Sara G
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With over 100,000 people on average, attending, the Norfolk Show is one of the highlights of the year for both the agricultural community and the business community....

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  • 21st October 2012
  • Author: Chris and Sara G
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Where to go on Bonfire Night for one of the best fireworks displays in Norwich - and if you can't make that one but want to organise your own display then we have details of a great stockist of fireworks in Norwich.

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Construction work commences on £1.4 million project at Norfolk Showground

  • 10th November 2011
  • Author: Chris
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Construction work has commenced this week on Norfolk'€™s largest indoor venue which will see new facilities provided in a 21st century design.

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