8 seaside event venues in the Espoo area
Are you searching for a meeting or event venue, with a special preference for a location by the sea or in the beautiful archipelago? We have just the right offer for you! Our accompanying tip list will guide you through Espoo's stunning coastal and archipelago destinations, where you can host your next memorable meeting or company celebration.
HERRÖ Meeting and Event Venue
Hiiohoi Oy, operating HERRÖ, specialises in creating extraordinary maritime experiences through memorable events in the archipelago destinations of the Helsinki metropolitan area. Among the most sought-after venues is the picturesque wooden villa, HERRÖ, in the Suvisaaristo area of Espoo on Stora Herrö Island.
HERRÖ is perfect for client events, team days, meetings, or celebrations. Embark on a journey from Helsinki to HERRÖ, a voyage that takes approximately 30-60 minutes, depending on the vessel. From the shores of Suvisaaristo in Espoo, it's just a short 10-20 minute trip.
While a public archipelago boat operates to Stora Herrö during the summer season, it's important to note that reservations cannot be made. Therefore, we recommend arranging private boat transportation with the dedicated Hiiohoi team to ensure a seamless experience.
Here's what you can expect at HERRÖ:
- Ideal for events with 5-35 participants, with seating available for up to 26 people at a single table.
- Open from the first signs of thaw until the end of December, providing ample opportunities for year-round gatherings.
- Enjoy the spacious beach sauna and take a refreshing dip from the swimming pier.
- Indulge in delicious food and beverage services, available right at HERRÖ.
- Experience the convenience of a private water bus, ensuring smooth transportation for your group.
- As part of Hiiohoi's commitment to providing unique experiences, Hiiohoi offers an array of activities, from beer brewing and exhilarating rib boat trips to serene meditations and thrilling sailing competitions.
Restaurant Lucy in the Sky
Lucy in the Sky is a breathtaking rooftop restaurant and bar in the vibrant Keilaniemi business area, just 15 minutes away from the heart of Helsinki. Situated a single metro stop away from Aalto University Otaniemi campus, Lucy offers an unrivalled culinary experience with its contemporary bistro cuisine while boasting a spectacular view from the top of the prestigious Accountor Tower.
So prepare to be captivated as you step into Lucy in the Sky. Its magnificent glass walls provide panoramic views in every direction, revealing the essence of the Helsinki capital region. Immerse yourself in the diverse tapestry of urban landscapes, embrace the serene beauty of the archipelago, and marvel at the enchanting Nuuksio National Park.
Private functions at Lucy
Whether planning a conference dinner or a remarkable get-together, Lucy in the Sky offers the perfect venue. Accommodating up to 100 guests for an exquisite sit-down dinner and up to 150 attendees for lively cocktail events, every occasion becomes a truly memorable experience in this extraordinary setting.
Enjoy art, design, and gastronomy with a sea view at Hanaholmen
Hotel Hanaholmen offers top modern hotel rooms and conference facilities for demanding tastes. Located a stone's throw away from Helsinki with the beautiful Finnish archipelago just outside the window, Hanaholmen is genuinely full of the maritime atmosphere.
Directly from the hotel's pier, you can depart for a cruise around the archipelago or hop on a RIB boat and splash away. You can also make the trip to Hanasaari an experience and arrive with the group by sailboat, for example, from the Helsinki Market Square.
What to expect in Hanaholmen?
- There are 11 meeting rooms for 500 people, and the most prominent space is the 230-seat auditorium. The majority of meeting rooms have a beautiful seaside view.
- Restaurant Plats serves Nordic flavours to up to 240 people at a time. The restaurant has a private 30-person cabinet, and in summer, guests are welcome to enjoy the restaurant's sunny terrace.
- Nordic art and experiences: Enjoy art in the Gallery and art hallway Korridoren or outdoors in the Art Park. Hanasaari organises guided art tours for groups.
- The surrounding sea makes engaging in many marine activities possible. For example, you can try kayaking or Eventure's Rescue Rafts activities. Fun activities are also organised for those who would rather stay dry. Guests can participate in games, such as escape room games, indoors.
- A total of 66 spacious hotel rooms with a stunning seaside view.
Radisson BLU Hotel Espoo
Radisson Espoo is a charming hotel located by the sea in the vibrant Otaniemi area. With excellent recreational facilities and convenient traffic connections, this hotel is a top choice for business travellers. The hotel is within walking distance of the Keilaniemi business area and Otaniemi, the Aalto University campus.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the seaside, as our hotel is just 100 meters from the shore. Moreover, you can enjoy the scenic 40-kilometre-long Rantaraitti promenade right in front of the hotel. Why not take advantage of the opportunity to hold a part of your meeting outdoors while taking a leisurely stroll along the promenade? Additionally, the hotel offers guided activities to enhance your experience. Unwind with sauna yoga, a soothing way to start or end your day!
Facilities at Radisson BLU Espoo include:
- Meeting rooms Aalto and Laine, perfect for small meetings, group exercises, and dinners, accommodating up to 30 people.
- Rantasauna cabinet, ideal for casual events with up to 12 attendees.
- Bistro Ranta, a delightful venue for get-togethers and dinners with a capacity of 150 guests.
- A total of 209 hotel rooms, most offering picturesque seaside views.
At Palsta Kirkkonummi, situated by the seaside, just a half-hour drive from Helsinki, you can explore the seaside charm, immerse yourself in nature, and indulge in rejuvenating moments while enjoying the comfort of Palsta's meeting facilities.
At Palsta's main house, you can organize a meeting day for 6-25 people, a seated dinner for approximately 40 guests, and a cocktail event for up to 60 attendees. For those staying overnight, Palsta offers the Vierastalo Merihöry guesthouse and eight sleeping cabins, each accommodating three people.
In addition to the beautiful indoor and sauna facilities, Palsta boasts an expansive courtyard with a tennis court, making combining various activities with your meeting day easy. How about incorporating yoga, a fish handling course, team-building outdoor workouts, or indulgent sauna treatments? Or perhaps you'd like to enjoy the tranquillity of stand-up paddleboarding or rowing, followed by relaxation in the smoke sauna?
Congress Hotel Majvik by the shore of Espoo Bay
Discover the allure of Meeting Hotel Majvik, where the captivating blend of sea, nature, and exceptional facilities create a unique environment for your events!
This full-service conference hotel is located by the shore of Espoo Bay in Kirkkonummi. Majvik offers 20 versatile meeting and lecture halls and group workspaces, including Artturi and Emma, right by the water's edge. The biggest meeting space is the 350-seat Congress Hall at the main building.
Set amidst nature and by the sea, Majvik's location provides excellent outdoor events and activities opportunities. Thanks to the spacious courtyard, team-building days, staff summer outings, and more can be successfully organized for even large groups.
At Majvik's magnificent jugend-style castle, you can also step back in time. Enjoy, for example, a Slavic-themed evening featuring captivating program elements that transport you to the era of the Porkkala lease some 60 years ago.
With 106 hotel rooms available, Majvik can accommodate approximately 200 overnight guests. The rooms are in the main building, by the shore, and in the Castle.
Nokkala Lighthouse: Where Breakfast Meetings Shine
Step into the Nokkalan Majakka, a beach cafe-restaurant located in Matinkylä, right on the shores of Nokkalanniemi. Here you can immerse yourself in a breathtaking sea view that delights and inspires, no matter the season! And now, you have the exclusive opportunity to rent this venue for your morning meetings, from Monday to Sunday, between 8 and 10 am.
The restaurant can accommodate 10 to 30 people comfortably. Choose the seating arrangement that suits your needs, whether a theatre-style setup or intimate tables for four.
Take also a moment to bask in the serenity of the covered terrace, boasting 40 seats. While the view of the screen may be temporarily obscured, the tranquillity and fresh sea breeze create an atmosphere like no other, where creativity flows freely.
Choose one of the restaurant's breakfast packages and start your day on a high note and experience the magic of Nokkalan Majakka!
Discover Villa Kotkankallio, a magnificent 600 m2 stone and timbered villa located in the marine environment of Porkkalanniemi. Embrace the versatile possibilities of this extraordinary venue across three and a half floors:
The entrance floor unveils the main hall, capable of accommodating 35 individuals, alongside a cosy meeting room for 30, seamlessly connected to a lounge with a fireplace.
Ascend to the upper floors, where spacious living quarters await, offering a sanctuary for relaxation and invigorating group exercises.
Downstairs is all about relaxation, where you'll find sauna facilities, a swimming pool, jacuzzis and a cosy cooling area with direct access to an outdoor terrace.
Want to add some activity programs? Here are few ideas:
- "Old Fisherman's Treasure" team activity
- Cycling tour to the birdwatching tower
- Fishing safari, where the thrill of the catch is surpassed only by the tranquillity of the surrounding waters
- Kayaking tour around the island
- Or how about arriving at Villa Kotkallio by a RIB boat or a graceful sailing boat and enjoying the maritime world?
Villa Kotkankallio is one of the three villas SMA Groups operates in the Helsinki Region.
We have also gathered tips for maritime activities and additional programs to enhance your meeting or team day. How does a leisurely cruise or a kayaking trip sound? Or perhaps an exhilarating day at a watersports center?
Hero image: HERRÖ event venue, Isko Salminen.