For Birmingham 2022, we present 'ASPEN Rocks!'... The NEC will be transformed into a spectacular snowy alpine village with a bustling double-storey ski lodge, log cabin bars and frosted pine trees, featuring a professional cast of aerial performers and dancers for ASPEN Rocks! 2022.
What to Expect
An incredible evening of entertainment
Birmingham’s flagship events venue
Full disabled access
Professional event security
Spectacular ’ASPEN Rocks!’ theming
World-class aerial and ground based entertainment such as tightrope walking, trapeze, flying hoop, contortion acts, fire and acro-balance
Indoor fairground rides including Dodgems, Waltzer & Miami*
After dinner disco & professional DJ
After dinner entertainment*
Delicious canapé reception
3-course seated dinner
Fresh coffee & chocolate truffles
Only premium brands
Beautifully themed main bars
Professional cocktail bar*
Fevertree gin bar*
Moet & Chandon champagne bar*
Table service for wine orders during your meal
ASPEN Rocks! 2022
A FULLY IMMERSIVE THEME
“As you enter the venue, a forest of lightly snowed fir trees line the entrance, lit in crisp whites and ice blues. Beams of light dance around catching intriguing forest imps ands titled birds of flight as they welcome you into the magical landscape.
As you begin to make your way through to the main bar area where friends and family wait, the tempo of the evening begins to change pace as the night starts to show its real character. The bars exude endless, fast-moving energy which adds to the electric atmosphere. You recognise upbeat tomes of well known classics and funky beats of modern party tunes as carefree conversation buzzes around the venue.
Scents of roasted chestnuts and log fires fill the air while up-beat, feel good music encapsulates the mood as you gather for pre-dinner drinks… Rustic log cabin bars serve specialities; pale lagers and glühwein mulled wine, while intriguing flavours of ice-cold schnapps are sampled by the more daring! The cocktail bar is as busy as ever as professional mixologists mix and mingle iconic drinks, while the main Alpine bars offer traditional beers, spirits, crisp wines and delicious canapés are offered around the room for you to sample.
As you take your seats for dinner, the focus moves to the main stage as the evenings entertainment gathers pace again.
Hand-picked world-class circus entertainers perform the impossible with poise and grace to a backdrop of fire flames and mesmerising lighting. As you enjoy a tasty festive dinner and relax amongst friends and colleagues, conversation is plentiful and fine wines flows!
As the last spoonful of dessert is devoured, the lights cut to an explosion of light and sound that marks the beginning of dazzling finale. As the epic stage show comes to a climatic end, the power passes to the DJ and the dance floor passes to you! An uplifting bend of classic party tunes and and modern day hits instantly lures you onto the floor to begin dancing the night away.
Elsewhere in the building a raft of after dinner entertainment has appeared to take your party experience into the early hours. Casino tables open and the indoor fairground rides begin to wiz and whir. While some take coffee and chocolates in a quieter area, the dance floor beckons for those disco bunnies with boundless energy and whose night is still young! And don’t forget to sample a midnight breakfast roll!
As the evening draws to an unwelcome end, memories of a fun filled night remain as you reflect on a truly spectacular party!”
A very very enjoyable night. Everyone in my group really really enjoyed it. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent entertainment. Will hopefully come back next year. Thank you.