Pavilions of Harrogate and Yorkshire Event Centre

Yorkshire Event Centre (YEC) and Pavilions of Harrogate are award-winning event venues located on the Great Yorkshire Showground, just outside the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. Set in stunning Yorkshire countryside with great transport links, the 250-acre showground benefits from enchanting woodlands, an award-winning farm shop and thousands of free car parking spaces making both venues ideal for all occasions.

The YEC underwent a multi-million-pound refurbishment and is now one of the largest sustainable event spaces in the North. Meanwhile, Pavilions of Harrogate is a 13-room, award-winning event space which can cater for events of all shapes and sizes including glittering awards dinners, meetings, exhibitions, conferences, meetings, private events, weddings, celebrations, and remembrance gatherings.

A new Events Director, Richard Moorhouse has been promoted to head up these prestigious venues after being the Venue Manager of the Yorkshire Event Centre for 12 years.

Richard said: “We have had a hugely successful year at The Yorkshire Event Centre which has included hosting the launch of Fully Charged North and the Great Holiday Home Show in addition to our established events calendar. Pavilions of Harrogate will host over 350 events by the end of 2023 and already, bookings for 2024 are looking strong. It is a privilege to lead such a fantastic, passionate team and I am looking forward to building on successful foundations to create more business opportunities while retaining our regular events and taking the venues to the next level.”

With all profits helping fund the charitable work of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, a registered charity helping to develop an environment where farming, food and the countryside thrives and grows. Booking your event at either venue supports Yorkshire’s agricultural communities.

For more information on event bookings call our sales team on 01423 544 544 or to see more of our stunning venues please visit and

Contact details

Fiona Stilborn / Ben Chatburn
Yorkshire Event Centre & Pavilions of Harrogate
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Tel: 01423 544544