Industrial and historic venues for business events

Credits: Suomenlinna, Juha Kalaoja

Credits: Suomenlinna, Juha Kalaoja

Finland offers a variety of special venues for business events


If you’re looking for a venue that has a special atmosphere and offers an unforgettable experience, there are plenty of options in different parts of the country. We’ve listed some industrial and historic venues that stand out from the crowd and make your event unforgettable. 

Industrial venues

Art Factory: A former horseshoe factory transformed into a culture and congress centre in Porvoo, just outside Helsinki. 

Cable Factory: A rugged factory environment spanning five hectares, offering multipurpose event spaces – like a former marine cable plant, former compression plant and former rolling plant – in Helsinki. 

Event Centre Koskenranta: An old water flow laboratory built in 1946 on the banks of Vanhankaupunginkoski (Old City rapids) in Helsinki. Suits events of up to 1000 guests. 

Logomo: 19th century locomotive shed in Turku. The Logomo Hall caters for events of up to 3500 people. 

Verkatehdas Event Centre: The Verkatehdas quarter has a long and multi-stage history. Hämeenlinnan Verkatehdas Oy was founded in 1895 to serve as a baize factory. The combined factory hall, dyeing mill and repair shop were all completed during the same year. The factory was Hämeenlinna’s first large industrial complex.

Wanha Satama: Over 120-year-old brick harbour warehouse building in central Helsinki can accommodate events of up to 1000 people. Its history goes dates back to 1897 when it was first established as a storage building for imported goods.  

Logomo in Turku

Historic venues

Häme Castle is a medieval castle in Hämeenlinna. The Castle was most likely built during the late 13th century to serve as military base in the border zone between Sweden and Novgorod. The castle is one of the main tourist attractions of southern Finland, being the centrepiece of the city and a popular venue for events. 

Olavinlinna Castle in Savonlinna is one of the best-known sights in Finland and the origin of a thousand stories and the site of numerous battles.

Restaurant Lasipalatsi: One of the most iconic buildings, the functionalist landmark from the 1930s in Helsinki. Bio Rex’s foyers and movie theatre, as well as several meeting rooms on the restaurant floor, can be booked for business events. You can also include a visit and guided tour to Amos Rex art museum’s current exhibition. 

Restaurant Sipuli: Located inside an old red-brick storehouse in the centre of Helsinki, Sipuli offers magnificent views of the Uspenski cathedral from its glass-roofed winter garden and dining room. 

Särkänlinna Restaurant, built in 1924 in a historic island fortress, is the perfect setting for unforgettable summer events. Särkkä, an island just off Kaivopuisto Park in Helsinki, is part of the Suomenlinna UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Suomenlinna Island Fortress: The facilities located in a renovated gunpowder magazine, granary, mill and barracks offer an ideal setting for unforgettable events. 

The Old Stock Exchange building is widely considered to be one of the most successful designs of architect Lars Sonck and counts among one of the most impressive examples of 20th century Finnish Art Nouveau architecture. With a central location in Helsinki, the space can accommodate dinners for up to 650 or a drinks reception for 800. 

The Old Student House is an integral part of Helsinki’s cultural history. It has been a venue for celebrations and meetings for more than 140 years. 

Turku Castle has stood guard over the river Aura estuary since the 1280’s. Its granite stone walls hold within them the history of Finland, Sweden and the other Nordic countries. 

Vanajanlinna: The Manor and its estates have a wide range of venues for special occasions in Hämeenlinna.  

The Old Stock Exchange building in Helsinki
Credits: Restaurant Pörssi, Pauli Haanpää

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

See also other related articles: Cultural & art venues and architectural gems and Venues with outdoor experiences and natural attractions nearby

Vanajanlinna Manor in Hämeenlinna
Credits: Juho Kuva