Special venues for business events: cultural & art venues and architectural gems

Credits: Dipoli, Mikko Raskinen

Credits: Dipoli, Mikko Raskinen

Finland offers a variety of special venues for business events


Finland offers a variety of high-quality venues. We’ve listed some cultural & art venues and architecturally significant venues that stand out from the crowd and make your event memorable.

Credits: National Museum, Omar El Mrabt

Architectural gems

Dipoli: Originally designed in 1966 by famous Finnish architects Raili and Reima Pietilä as the new university building for technology students in Espoo, Dipoli now offers modern facilities for international meetings and conferences. The bedrock and surrounding forest have inspired the sculptural copper and granite facade, which is a Finnish architectural gem. 

Finlandia Hall: Centrally located in park-like surroundings, Finlandia Hall is ideal for business events. The main auditorium seats 1700. A masterpiece created by the great Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, Finlandia Hall is worth a visit in its own right. 

Little Finlandia is a pavillion-like modern wooden building, which respects Finnish nature - and its unique environment - in a durable and beautiful way. In addition to functionality and adaptability, the architecture emphasizes nature, light, ecological and recyclable materials. Little Finlandia can cater for up to 1000 guests.  

Sibelius Hall: With architecture and design inspired by the Finnish forests, Sibelius Hall offers versatile event options on the shore of Lake Vesijärvi in Lahti. Built in 2000 adjacent to an old factory building, the modern wooden architecture is combined with the old industrial history. 


Credits: Pete Laakso

Cultural and art venues

Arktikum: A science centre that houses the University of Lapland’s Arctic Centre and the Regional Museum of Lapland in Rovaniemi.

Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA is an inspiring venue for events. It is Finland’s largest art museum, with gallery space covering a total area of over 5500 m2. The museum is located in Espoo in the former Weilin & Göös printing house.

Finnish National Opera: The Main Foyer offers the most beautiful views in Helsinki and guided tours provide a unique peek behind the scenes.

Heureka, The Finnish Science Centre: The exhibitions and programs in the science centre bring that extra flavour to any event: guided tours, Exhibition Sprint teambuilding activities, films in the Planetarium and much more in Vantaa.

Korundi House of Culture: The home of Rovaniemi Art Museum and Lapland Chamber Orchestra in the heart of Rovaniemi.

Maritime Centre Vellamo, Kotka: The Boat Hall exhibits an impressive collection of boats from different decades. The mess room of the over 110-year-old icebreaker Tarmo is suited for small-scale events.

Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos: The largest congress and event venue in Inari, Northern Lapland offers facilities surrounded by unique nature in the heart of Sápmi, home to the Europe’s only indigenous peoples, the Sámi people. The star-shaped building gets its inspiration from Sámi handicrafts: the floor plan resembles a reindeer skin or a Sámi men’s headgear depending on the viewer.

The National Museum building in Helsinki was designed by the Finnish architects Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen and it was opened to the public in 1916. With its granite façade and steatite decoration, the building is one of Finland's most significant national-romantic works of architecture. The entrance hall can be booked for private events after the opening hours.

Credits: Maritime Centre Vellamo, Maria Putaansuu

For more venues and inspiration for your next business event in Finland, please see our venue listing

See also other related articles: Industrial and historic venues for business events and Venues with outdoor experiences and natural attractions nearby.  

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