Hiring the BEC

Welcome to the Borders Events Centre (BEC), the Scottish Borders’ largest and most versatile event venue.

Weddings in Kelso

Looking for a truly unique venue?

From conferences and product launches to charity balls and weddings, the Borders Events Centre is the perfect venue for a whole host of events.

Weddings in the Scottish Borders

Weddings in the Scottish Borders

Make your wedding truly your own.


Our hall is a blank canvas ready to be styled to suit your special day. Who wants to be stuck with a venue’s interior design or layout when you can let your imagination run wild and decorate the BEC to your exact requirements. Hire your favourite caterer, band and bar or choose from our recommended suppliers. Your wedding can truly be your own!

vintage tractor at the BVAA Rally in May at the Borders Events Centre

What's on in the Scottish Borders?

The Borders Events Centre hosts hundreds of events a year from art fairs and flea Markets to wedding shows and product launches. Visit our event page to see what is on in Kelso this month.

Conference facilities in the Scottish Borders


Whether you are looking for a meeting for just a handful of key staff or a large conference, the BEC can help.

Our Committee Room is perfect for smaller meetings whilst our hall can accommodate everything from small to the largest of groups. Our in-house stage and PA system are idea for such events. Tea and coffee can be provided to you and for anything more, catering is a breeze in our professional kitchen.

Weddings in Kelso
Weddings in the Scottish Borders
vintage tractor at the BVAA Rally in May at the Borders Events Centre
Conference facilities in the Scottish Borders
event showground

Venue & Facilities

With a 1,000 sqm multi-purpose function hall set in 40 acres of parkland, the Borders Event Centre is perfect for so many events.

Weddings in the Scottish Borders


Looking for a large, romantic Scottish wedding? The Borders Events Centre is the ideal venue for your wedding. Set within 40 acres of beautifully maintained parkland, the large and versatile Springwood Pavilion has space enough for ceremony, dance floors, dining and more – we truly have everything all in one place.

The Scottish Borders's largest conference venue


Need a large conference venue in Scotland? Located in the Scottish Borders, the Borders Events Centre is perfectly located to capture audiences from Scotland, Northumberland and beyond.  The Springwood Pavilion can seat up to 1,000 people theatre style with space for registration and refreshment areas.

Dinners, dancing and balling

Dinner Dances

Looking for a large event venue in the Scottish Borders? If you are hosting a charity ball, fund-raising auction or society ball, look no further than the Borders Events Centre in Kelso. The large space, including built-in dance floor, can be styled to suit your needs whilst the caters will love our large professional kitchen.

Outdoor Events in the Scottish Borders

Outdoor Events

Do you need a large outdoor venue? We’ve hosted festivals, concerts, rallies, sporting events and more. The possibilities are endless with the BEC. Our 40 acres of ground are well used to hosting vehicle rallies, agricultural sales and, of course, our famous Border Union Show.

Exhibitions and Markets


The Borders Events Centre’s Springwood Pavilion is perfect for exhibitions and indoor markets. The space can be adaptable to accommodate events of all sizes and it has the added bonus of having on-site car parking. The professional kitchen and committee room make for a fantastic pop-up cafe.

"The Team at BEC are very well organised and nothing was too much hassle, Always someone on hand if you have any questions or require any assistance. Fantastic clean facilities and a venue which was perfect for what we wanted on our BIG day."
Mr & Mrs Noon - Wedding 2019
“The Borders Events Centre offers an incredibly versatile well maintained space, which can be easily reconfigured to host a wide variety of layouts, making it the ideal venue for the Borders Art Fair. Good access to the building is essential for our exhibitors and visitors, and the venue offers high quality, professional facilities. It benefits from being perfectly located between Edinburgh and Newcastle, and within easy walking distance of Kelso town centre and all its amenities.”
Frances Ferguson, Borders Art Fair
"We have been running caravan rallies on the former Border Union Showground, Kelso, now named The Borders Events Centre, for the past twelve years, for the North Yorkshire Centre of the Caravan Club. During that time we have found both the managerial and the ground staff most helpful and assisted in any way possible to help us run the rally smoothly"
Brian and Joan Jack, North Yorkshire Caravan Club
"We have used Springwood Hall for a number of events from conferences to a major awards dinner. We have found both the venue and the service from the Border Union Agricultural Society excellent. The venue and other local suppliers such as catering companies, certainly demonstrated a very professional approach to the events involving us.”
Anne Dickinson, Careers Scotland

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