Private Occasions

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

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.

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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

“I would like to thank all the staff at Newark Showground for the excellent meal and service we received. Everyone said what a superb meal and the Halal food was much appreciated by the participants. The room looked fantastic as usual.”

Green Newark Showground Speechmark

Venues for Private Occasions

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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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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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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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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