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Yorkshire Event Centre

Address: Great Yorkshire Showground
North Yorkshire
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Tel: 01423 544544 Please tell the venue that you found them on venuefinder.com
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Contacts: Richard Bell
 - Sales Manager
Paul Ashton
 - Head of Sales
Pippa Wild
 - Administrator
Suitable for car launch: Yes
Member of Associations: Association of Event Venues
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Location & Parking: Being located approximately half way between London and Edinburgh, and at an east-west midpoint, YEC is geographically suited for national events.This is facilitated by fast, easy access to major road and rail links, and our proximity to Leeds/Bradford International airport. Yorkshire Event Centre is situated 2 miles from Harrogate train station with a taxi rank available directly outside the station. There's simply masses of free car parking too.
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what our customers say

Zelica Carr (Chief Executive Officer), Ice Cream Alliance
"Easily one of the best event venues in the UK, as evidenced by our annual return to the venue. YEC ticks all the boxes, with its state-of-the-art facilities and contemporary feel, along with its flexible layout. Their overall focus on customer satisfaction is unrivalled. I can't recommend the YEC highly enough. "
Karen Lavender (Senior Event Manager), Statesman Meetings and Events
"For corporate events, the YEC is perfect as our clients need a venue that is central, easy to work in with great access and has a variety of accommodation within a close vicinity. The YEC team are friendly and professional and they really do go the extra mile to help with demanding schedules and workloads. I look forward to working together again in the future. "
Philip Bunn (Managing Director), British Craft Trade Fair
"The YEC is without doubt state-of-the-art. It enhances our trade fair and offers great access for exhibitors, contractors and visitors. YEC puts most other venues in the shade. The catering team provide the best onsite service that I have experienced at an exhibition venue in the UK. "
Helen Wildgoose (Senior Event Manager), MCS Event Pro
"From our initial site visits to post event, the team at YEC are brilliant. Every detail was taken care of. Every staff member we encountered were so friendly and helpful which makes it so much easier for us and our crew. "


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Yorkshire Event Centre is an award winning venue located in one of the country's most beautiful, well renowned towns, Harrogate. Based on the Great Yorkshire Showground, the home of the Great Yorkshire Show since 1951, the venue has a rich event heritage spanning almost 70 years.

The facilities that the Yorkshire Event Centre offer are flexible, contemporary and centred around great customer service. This, along with the expert knowledge and passion of the team has helped accelerate the venue to an industry leading reputation for accommodating large conferences, exhibitions, product launches and social events.

Hall 1, the larger of the two event halls can offer 4,320sqm of clear span, naturally lit, ground level event space and with no pillars or obstructions, flexibility and adaptability are maximised.
The colours in the hall, coupled with lots of lovely daylight make Hall 1 a positive, uplifting space to be in. Whether it’s a conference for 3000 delegates or a 250 stand exhibition, Hall 1 is perfect for organisers, delegates and visitors alike. Due to the four large loading doors and ground level access, contractors love working in Hall 1 as well.

Hall 2, at 1,950sqm, is another flexible, adaptable space for up to 1,600 delegates. Benefiting from natural daylight, a large loading door, a newly refurbished café area and most recently, a Changing Places facility, allowing people with profound physical or learning disabilities to attend events and enjoy their time at the venue with the same dignity and convenience as everyone else.
Located a short distance from Harrogate’s sophisticated town centre with fantastic restaurants, bars and accommodation, delegates can make the most of their visit and make an occasion of their time in the town.

By any mode of transport, the Yorkshire Event Centre is easy to get to. Regular trains from Leeds and York, 20 minute access to the A1 by road and less than half an hour from Leeds Bradford Airport, no corner of the country is out of reach. December is set to be a significant month for Harrogate regarding transport with LNER introducing several new Azuma trains to improve and increase the number of services to central London.

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