The Kent Event Centre has been on its current site at Detling since 1964. Originally purchased to host the annual Kent County Show. The Kent Event Centre has grown over the past twenty years with the building of the large John Hendry Pavilion, The Astor Pavilion, the Clive Emson Conference Hall and the Maidstone Exhibition Hall.
The Kent Event Centre is ideally located between the M20 and M2 motorways in the heart of Kent. Easily accessible and central to the county, the Kent Event Centre is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Downs.
The Kent Event Centre is the largest conference facility in Kent, offering 7,000sqm. There are three main exhibition halls, ideal for creating stunning exhibitions, trade fairs or public shows. Three are interconnected; the John Hendry, the Maidstone Exhibition Hall, and the Astor Pavilion. The Clive Emson Conference Centre has 1700sqm of space within the single span building.
In addition to the exhibition spaces KEC has six smaller meeting rooms that can accommodate 2 to 120 guests, so however big or small your event, the Kent Event Centre can accommodate. We are competitively priced, delivering an affordable conference and Event solution for business in the South East.
The Kent Event Centre has 200 acres of outdoor space and parking for 30,000 vehicles. This area is secure with a permanent perimeter fence, up to 6 public entrances, electricity and water throughout the site. The entire site has toilet facilities and shower facilities that can cater for up to 30,000 visitors.
The Kent Event Centre has won several awards recently including the NHS Emergency Planning Partnership Award 2017 and Exhibition News Award 2015 – Best Venue under 10,000 sqm.