Private occasions, Dinners & Christmas parties

Leave the hosting to our in-house hospitality team, relax and enjoy your evening!

Our dedicated banqueting rooms or larger blank canvas venues can be transformed to create bespoke events from wonderful wedding receptions to glittering awards ceremonies, glamorous fund-raising balls, dazzling dinner dances or powerful product launches.

Our easy access and flexibility also make us a popular venue for funeral wakes and life celebrations.

Wonderful Weddings at the Showground

Whether you’re looking to have a small and intimate wedding for 50, to a large wedding for 1000, a festival style wedding, or even put up your own marquee – We have the spaces to suit you!

Although we aren’t licensed for wedding ceremonies, the venue is just a 10-minute drive away from Newark Registry Office.

Please contact us for our wedding packages.

Let’s get festive!

Whether you’re looking to join our shared parties or hold a private party of your own, bring your party to our Christmas party evenings at Newark Showground!

Our shared party nights include a delicious three-course meal, coffee and a treat, live entertainment, dance away until the early hours with our DJ and enjoy free overnight parking. Keep your eyes out for the 2020 theme which will be announced shortly!

If you’re looking for an experienced venue to host your private Christmas party – look no further! Our superb choice of venues can host parties for groups from 10 to 1,200. Leave the themed menu and decoration to us, or alternatively you can choose to transform our blank canvas spaces into your own winter wonderland – the possibilities are endless!

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Private Occasion Features

  • Experienced in-house catering and hospitality team
  • A range of spaces to create something special
  • Several bars
  • Bespoke wedding packages
  • Menus tailored around your event
  • Dancefloor and stage hire available
chat to us about your next private occasion

“The staff’s attention to us is second-to-none, the waiting staff and bar staff were totally faultless. The food was first class. May we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making it a special day to remember”

Green Newark Showground Speechmark

Venues for Private Occasions

President’s Suite


Accommodating up to 100 people, the President’s Suite works perfectly for any occasion. The unique venue is situated on the first floor of the Cedric Ford …

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George Stephenson Exhibition Hall


Licensed to hold up to 4,000 people, the George Stephenson is Nottinghamshire’s largest, purpose-built exhibition space. Built in 2005, it is highly versatile and one of …

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Sheldon Suite


The Sheldon Suite is perfect for training seminars, board-room style meetings, presentations, this venue can hold up to 60 people. This room can also be used …

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Lady Eastwood Centre


The recently re-built Lady Eastwood Centre can hold up to 1500 people. The venue offers 1,400sqm of clear, sparkling exhibition or conference space and 3 versatile …

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Cedric Ford

The Cedric Ford


Perfect for conferences, small exhibitions and social occasions, the Cedric Ford can hold up to 1000 people. The Cedric Ford provides a popular turnkey solution for …

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Joe Hallam


The Joe Hallam can hold up to 400 people and is regularly used as a restaurant, but is designed to have the flexibility to become anything …

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Sir Stuart Goodwin


This generous room with its open-beamed ceiling accommodates many meeting styles and sizes, dinners, parties and formal wedding receptions for up to 110 guests. With its …

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