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Aspects At The National Memorial Arboretum, Alder & Chestnut

Location pin

Croxall Rd, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 - 

  • Users

    Up to
    50 guests

  • Table with chairs

    Offers
    catering

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

Aspects at the National Memorial Arboretum is a brand new contemporary facility providing seven flexible spaces for between 12 and 500 guests.

The new dedicated events building which opened in October 2018, boasts a spectacular main suite with inspirational views across the Arboretum and Armed Forces Memorial, providing a remarkable location for conferencing and events.

Located on the edge of the National Forest in Staffordshire, the Arboretum provides a central meeting point with a unique difference; it's meaning, its national significance and its stunning landscape.

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.

Each memorial has a story to tell and many represent remarkable acts of leadership, tenacity and teamwork. A positive inspiration, they can be used to enhance away days or training programmes to empower, motivate and inspire employees.

Alder & Chestnut when joined, can offer a larger meeting space or syndicate space to our main rooms.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 50

Theatre

Theatre

up to 45

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 16

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 18

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Catering facilities

Catering facilities

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Public transport

Public transport

Premises parking

Premises parking

Overnight accommodation

Overnight accommodation

Breakout rooms

Breakout rooms

Space rules

Cancellation policy

Strict (50% refund up until 14 days prior to arrival, except fees)

Other rules

As the Nation's centre of Remembrance we're unable to host weddings or wedding receptions within Aspects.

Location

Reviews

  • Grant Bremner

    Invalid Date

    A very special place to visit with so many memorials to view, set against beautifully landscaped gardens. Entrance is free but donations are welcome so they can continue to keep it free for everybody. There is a land train which takes you through the gardens with occasional stops. There is a commentary on-board which is very interesting but you have to pay a small fee for this service. The centerpiece is The Wall where the names of servicemen and women that died serving their country are inscribed. It is a very peaceful and thoughtful place and a must for all to visit. There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and the car park is free.

  • Alistair Nottle

    Invalid Date

    Surprisingly family friendly experience. We took our six year old and two year old for a visit and weren't sure whether it would be interesting enough for them. Fortunately the land train was exciting enough for them whilst allowing the adults the chance to see the 'grown up stuff'. There's also a couple of playgrounds to keep the kids happy. The restaurant was very nice and reasonable value, especially when the profits go to a good cause. We didn't visit the exhibition, but overheard people speaking highly of it. Overall a good family day out and we'll probably look to visit again when next in the area.

  • Scott Sapey

    March 2024

    A beautiful and serene place to visit, with free entry. Well maintained and all staff were helpful and informative. Coffee shop was reasonably priced and well stocked. Parts of the site were closed due to flooding, however, the parking fee was reduced to reflect this, which was great.

  • Duncan Hewitt

    Invalid Date

    We've been several times and each time we learn something new, with references to look up when we're home. It's a thought-provoking location which, to my mind, handles the personal subject of memorials in an extremely sympathetic way. Each memorial has been designed by the group concerned, all have meanings, some obvious, some hidden, and many very clever, intertwining the story of the group into the memorial itself. It's a place full of sobriety, memories and wonder which I could never tire of visiting. I thoroughly recommend the buggy tour - it's well worth the £5 and gives an insight into a portion of the memorials on the tour.

  • Steve Lazarus

    February 2024

    Fantastic place to commemorate reflect and respect in beautiful peaceful surroundings. Not just armed forces memorials. The volunteer staff are incredible and couldn't do enough to help us either on guided tour, looking after the dog or finding historical records. The restaurant is great too. Its a must .

  • Dex McHenry

    March 2024

    Although still maturing as a location, it's certainly worth a visit particularly if you have a personal or forces connection. Overall the site is well maintained and the memorials poignant. You have to hope that everyone attending does so with respect.

  • Ian Hadridge

    March 2024

    Poignant and peaceful place. With ample parking and excellent clean facilities. There is a nice cafeteria with hot and cold beverages and plenty of seating. There are outdoor tables for those better days. You can easily spend hour's here wandering amongst the trees and memorials learning and reflecting as you go. There are lot's of hard surface paths, but to really get able you have to walk on grass, in the summer no problem. But in the winter appropriate footware is a must. It's right next to the river, so come prepared. A great day out that can be repeat numerous times before you have seen it all. Parking is pay, but entry is free.