Evening Events

Open for visitors!

The National Memorial Arboretum is open freely to all, year-round from 10am-5pm, every day except Christmas Day.  We recommend pre-booking your visit, to guarantee entry.

Please note: on Wednesday 28 July the North part of the site (which includes, but is not limited to, the Royal British Legion Poppy Field, Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove and the memorials and individual dedications in the areas surrounding them and the UK Police Memorial) will be closed to visitors until approximately 2.30pm, whilst a private dedication ceremony takes place at the UK Police Memorial.  The new memorial will be open to visitors from Thursday 29 July. There will also be limited access to the memorials on the Naval Review until the service has ended at 2.30pm. We will be unable to offer our Stick Man Trail, Outdoor Escape Challenges and Our Everyday Heroes activity packs on Wednesday 28 July. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Pre-book your visit

Impress your guests with an evening event in Aspects at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Arrive to the Aspects Lounge and enjoy a relaxed drinks reception in stylish and contemporary surroundings before moving through into the glass-filled Oak Suite, with spectacular views at night to the lit Armed Forces Memorial.

Dinners, drinks and dances will be enhanced by this contemporary space catering for up to 300 guests banquet. In-built AV offers all the facilities you need for background music, after-dinner speeches and awards presentations, or couple with a dancefloor and DJ for fun-filled evening parties.

Our dedicated, accomplished caterers, together with our exceptional events team ensure every aspect of your event is delivered with care and attention.

Choose Aspects for a unique event space, offering superb facilities surrounded by inspirational stories of heroism, tenacity, dedication and teamwork.

Features that Matter

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Share your event with us and you will be:

Supporting a UK registered charity

All the income raised through events goes back into supporting the Arboretum and helps to keep it free to enter, beautifully maintained and more importantly, here for families, friends and comrades to commemorate and remember.

Registered Charity No: 1043992. The National Memorial Arboretum is a part of The Royal British Legion Find out more


Surrounded by stories that inspire

Every memorial remembers ordinary people through the most remarkable of times; their incredible stories, battles fought, sacrifices made, struggles endured and victories won. Recognising both military and civilian service, the Arboretum commemorates people from all walks of life.

At the heart of a nationally-important site

The Arboretum is home to over 30,000 trees and 370 memorials celebrating lives lived and commemorating lives lost in service. Conceived over 20 years ago, the Arboretum now welcomes over 340,000 visitors every year to explore, discover and remember within this unique, thought- provoking and inspiring setting.


Food & Beverage

Our accomplished chefs can cater to the highest standards, offering beautifully cooked, great British food, using locally sourced ingredients. Menus are flexible and can be tailored to your needs with both your delegates and budget in mind.

A range of options can be provided to suit your event including:

Enjoy Staffordshire’s Tourism & Good Food Awards - Best Business Event Venue 2019 (Gold)

"I would like to give my sincere thanks and gratitude for the excellent meals and service given by your staff. The event went very smoothly and numerous comments were made on how much they had all enjoyed their meals. The staff were very helpful and efficient."

Brian Morley, BKWVA Lunch, July 2018


Book Your Event

Please contact our dedicated Aspects events team on 01283 245 117, or click the link below to email.
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