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St Leonards Showground
  • Magdalen Road
    St Leonards
    TN37 6EG
A stunning venue that will make your special day one to remember.

Nestled in 12 acres within the centre of St Leonards sits the stunning Gothic style buildings and large green open spaces with sea views, which provide a dramatic and unique backdrop for any occasion. 

Sussex Weddings & Events are excited to begin running many different events throughout the year including weddings, seasonal events, celebrations and local festivals.

Events begin this Easter with the team's exciting family event, The Hastings & St. Leonards Bunny Hop 2019!

History

The journey of this stunning location began in 1856 when the esteemed Cornelia Connelly, a Catholic Nun, arrived in St Leonards-on-Sea. Spotting the potential for the site she ran a Day School, Poor School and Teacher Training College there until her death in 1879.

The story didn't end there as Cornelia’s legacy ensured that the convent was in operation until the 1970s, leaving an impressive heritage including one of the most intact Pugin designed Chapels in the country.

Since the 1970s the building has been operating as an English Language Summer School but the time has now come to open the doors to everyone so that they can all share in the tangible history of the building and enjoy the wonderful spaces it has to offer.

Once you enter through the striking original feature gates, the events team will be on hand to guide you through every step of the planning process for your event. They will work with you to create the celebration of your dreams, all within the backdrop of this outstanding heritage venue. 

Please contact the team with any further events ideas you would like them to work with you on. They're raring to go! 

And don't forget to keep an eye out for their calendar of events too!

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