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The meeting place

A venue for hire in Sussex, available 7 days a week.

Located within Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, The meeting place is an ideal venue solution for both corporate and private hire.

Corporate hire

As a venue for corporate hire in Sussex ideal for 2 to 40 people, your booking comes with complimentary wi-fi and use of the large TV screen or overhead projector.

You also have the benefit of holding your event in a beautiful, tranquil location with inspiring grounds, for delegates to enjoy during their break times.

Whether you're running a training course, holding a meeting, team building or staging your annual 'away-day', The meeting place at Raystede is the ideal solution.

Room Size: 6.7m W x 7.4m L x 2.2m H

Capacity: theatre style 40 / boardroom style 16

Private hire

An ideal venue for kids’ parties, or grown-up gatherings, The meeting place provides a private room for you to enjoy your party.

A great venue too for your club or society to meet – ask about our regular booking discounts!

Prices and facilities

Half day hire: £45 + VAT

Full day hire: £85 + VAT

Café Raystede, situated just next door, can provide for all your catering needs: Hot and cold drinks, breakfast and lunch from the extensive café menu, or bespoke buffets.

Free parking, Wifi, Tv screen, overhead projector, accessible, ground floor venue.

To book call us on 01825 840252 or email

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