Aston Marina is a Wedding and Events venue and food lovers’ haven in the heart of Staffordshire
Being set in the heart of Staffordshire means that Aston Marina – with its award-winning restaurant, bar and stunning, exclusive events venue – also lies at the heart of England. Lying just a few miles from J14 of the M6 and with straightforward road links to the A50 and M1 network, plus good rail connections to nearby Stone and Staffordshire stations, Aston Marina is a great location for groups gathering from all over the country.
Whether you are getting together for business meeting, networking event or conference – or are arranging a gathering of friends and family over great food and drink, Aston Marina is a great Staffordshire meeting place. With spaces to suit every occasion – from the purpose-built, exclusive use wedding and events venue, The Boat House, to its cosy and informal bar and restaurant, No.26, Aston Marina can cater for parties of all sizes.
What sets the marina apart from other venues in Staffordshire is its style – cozy and intimate in the restaurant and bar; sleek and modern in The Boat House – and its friendly yet professional staff who are all passionate about creating the perfect atmosphere to enjoy food and drink from an award-winning team. Meanwhile its waterside location on the Trent and Mersey Canal, means visitors can enjoy far-reaching views across the moorings and Staffordshire countryside – as beautiful to admire from inside No.26 on chilly autumn and winter days as they are from the extensive decking area on balmy spring and summer days. To make alfresco dining even more special, a ‘Cedar House’ can be hired by groups to provide a private, sheltered outdoor space to take afternoon tea.
When you’ve enjoyed eating from the marina’s menu – created from seasonal ingredients sourced within Staffordshire wherever possible to showcase the best of the county’s larder – the marina offers a great starting point to enjoy the rich heritage, wild spaces and action and adventure Staffordshire has to offer.
The marina offers a great starting point for a 3 – 4 mile walk, taking in the beautiful rural canal towpaths before crossing a stile to walk through a nature reserve with bridges crossing streams, ending in the quaint village of Aston itself. The 3000 acres of Cannock Chase Country Park can be accessed some 10 miles to the East – offering a mecca for walkers, cyclists and families looking to enjoy the great outdoors. Adrenaline junkies will be in for a treat at Alton Towers, just over 16 miles distant, while those keen to explore the county’s rich heritage will be spoilt for choice – The Potteries lies some 10 miles to the north while nearby Stafford has a Norman motte and bailey castle, the largest surviving timber framed town house in the form of the Ancient High House and also stately National Trust property Shugborough Hall.
In short, when experiencing Staffordshire, Aston Marina is a great place to fuel your adventure…