The Aspects Building

Visiting Us

Please note that by law you can only visit in groups of up to 6 people (unless you are visiting as a household or support bubble which is larger than 6).

The Arboretum is now open for pre-booked visitors only. Bookings are made per vehicle and can only be made up to two weeks in advance.

In line with Government legislation, we ask all visitors to wear masks in all indoor spaces.

We have implemented new procedures to help keep our visitors and team members safe, including one way systems, additional cleaning regimes, amended food offer, digital chapel welcome talk and reduced daily capacity.

Our restaurant is currently offering a carry out and table service offer. If you wish to dine inside the restaurant, please book a table with our food services team on arrival.

 

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Aspects at the National Memorial Arboretum offers centrally located, contemporary events facilities for between 5 and 500 guests.

A remarkable and memorable location our dedicated events building has fantastic features including:

  • A stylish arrivals lounge and bar with spectacular views
  • State-of-the-art facilities filled with natural daylight
  • Seven flexible spaces suitable for meetings, conferences and banquets
  • Easy access links to the A38, A50, M6 (Toll), M42 and M1
  • 150-acres of maturing woodland to explore, perfect for employee wellbeing
  • Onsite delegate activities
  • Inspiring and thought-provoking stories and memorials
  • Competitive Day Delegate Rates

Book a site visit now to discover how Aspects at the National Memorial Arboretum can provide a spectacular backdrop for your next event.

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

Room Capacities

Each room in Aspects can be joined to another, to give flexible spaces adaptable to suit your needs.

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The Oak Suite

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The Oak Suite
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Syndicate and Meeting Rooms

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1 Meeting Room1225
2 Meeting Rooms1850
3 Meeting Rooms2475
4 Meeting Rooms32100

 

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The Aspects Lounge
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An Inspirational Backdrop

The Arboretum’s extraordinary setting offers the opportunity to shed the constraints of the corporate world; to shift perspective, make space to think differently, spark creativity and foster feelings of inspiration, awe and gratitude.

Behind every memorial is a story and many are of represent remarkable acts of leadership, collaboration and resilience. A positive inspiration, they can be used to enhance away days or training programmes, empowering, motivating and inspiring employees.

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

We all feel better in the great outdoors but escaping the boardroom for a space with inspirational views has huge benefits for your conference and delegates. Studies have shown that proximity to nature can reduce heart rates and cortisol levels, regulate sleep and improve immunity1. Research suggests that walking has a positive effect on creative thinking and more so when outdoors 2.

You and your team can explore the incredible 150-acre, award winning visitor attraction this Spring with an expert guide and be inspired by smile-raising and motivating stories of leadership, resilience and courage while reaping the physical and mental benefits of walking.

60 Minute walks: £3 per delegate

Perfect for: Inspiring Minds | Sparking Creativity | Reducing Cortisol Levels | | Regulating Sleep

Inspiring Exhibitions

Evidence suggests that engaging in arts activities increases happiness 3.  As little as two hours a week spent engaging with an artistic activity can boost the wellbeing of your delegates and with wellbeing comes increased productivity.

Productivity isn’t the only improvement; companies that encourage creativity are 3.5 times more likely to achieve revenue growth of 10% or more compared to their peers 4

Delegates can visit our Remembrance Centre which is home to the fascinating Landscapes of Life exhibition. Here you can journey through the history of Remembrance and experience the Arboretum through the seasons.

The Remembrance Centre is also home to a series of changing temporary exhibitions exploring themes inspired by the Arboretum and our memorials including nature, remembrance, history and personal histories.

FREE

Perfect for: Inspiring Minds | Sparking Creativity | Increasing Happiness | Boosting Wellbeing | Improving Productivity  

  1. Miyazaki, Y., Lee, J., Park, BJ., Tsunetsugu, Y & Matsunaga, K,. (2011), Preventative medical effects of nature therapy https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21996763, (last accessed 11/07/2018)
  2. Oppezzo, M., & Schwartz D.L, (2014),Give your ideas some legs: the positive effect of walking on creative thinking. Journal of Experimental Psychology, Learning, Memory and Cognition, Vol. 40, No. 4, 1142-1152
  3. Grossi, E., Sacco, P.L., Blessi, G.T. et al. The Impact of Culture on the Individual Subjective Well-Being of the Italian Population: An Exploratory Study. Applied Research Quality Life 6, 387–410 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-010-9135-1
  4. Forrester Consulting Commissioned by Adobe, (2014) The Creative Dividend

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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:

  • bowl food
  • barbecues
  • canapes
  • seating and served dining
  • hot and cold fork buffets
  • finger buffets