This posts introduces great wedding venues that are located in Helsinki and one in Espoo. All of them are excellent for having an amazing wedding! The priority when choosing the venues to my list has been that every one of these venues have a good athmosphere for a wedding. The wedding venue is always big part of the wedding day, and it plays a crucial part on the success of the wedding day. The wedding venues listed are in no particular order.
Tenalji von Fersen, Suomenlinna
Tenalji von Fersen is one of the best places in Finland to hold a big wedding! You can fit almost 200 guests there, as it is a really flexible venue. The athmosphere has been amazing every time I’ve been shooting a wedding in Tenalji. The dance floor is really nice and big, and the whole wedding party (all the guests) can fit on it at the same time. Tenalji von Fersen seems to be one of the most favorite places for foreing couples – it’s not a suprise, since Suomenlinna is an exotic place for the guests from other countries.
Located in the center of Helsinki, G18 is a classical and traditional looking wedding venue. If you’re looking for a classy venue with very little decoration needed to have a wedding, look no further. High ceilings and big white pillars omake this a god-looking place for a city wedding. The lounge next to the main room is a good place to hang out when there is a little time to just chat with your friends and relatives. Most of the wedding couples that choose G18 as their wedding venue choose the Helsinki Vanha Kirkko as their chuch, because it is just a small walk from there to the G18.
Located on a small island, just a few minutes on a ferry, the HSS Boathouse is one of the most unique wedding venues in Helsinki. It’s round main room is really nice, as it provides a panoramic view on the sea. The staff is very helpful and professional. I really recommend this place for a wedding venue, because all the weddings held here have had an amazing athmosphere. I think this alone is an important reason when choosing a wedding venue.
During the last few years the Agroksenmäen Holvikellari has risen to a huge fame. One of the most important reasons for this is that the venue is underground, cut in stone. It is a fairly dark and athmospheric wedding venue, and candles are often almost the only source of light. The venue can’t hold a big wedding, maybe 120 guests at maximum. For a winter wedding the Agroksenmäen Holvikellari is a really good choice.
At Kulosaaren Casino there are two different venues: Merisali and Sun Marine. Both of them are good places for a wedding, but only the Merisali can be used in the winter. You should visit the Casino to see how they differ from each other. But here is a short description anyway: Merisali is “grander” with a big dance floor and a bar. Sun Marine in on its part a bit smaller and more “cosy”, with more white surfaces. The staff is friendly and professional. The first two pictures are from Sun Marine and the last two from Merisali.
Mirror Room, Hotelli Kämp
The most famous and glamorous Finnish hotel, the Hotel Kämp, sports a great wedding venue called the Mirror Room. It is almost ready for a wedding, as little or no additional decorations are needed for it to function as a wedding venue. It’s an old and glamorous room, with gold paint all over the place and hundreds of small details in the walls and ceilings. A huge mirror in the back of the room lends itself to the name of the venue. The food is top notch and the service is excellent, as should be expected from a high-class hotel. There is a round lounge in front of the Mirror Room, that is featured in the first picture below. The only downside is the size of the Mirror Room, as you can’t hold a really big wedding there.
Only a few years old, but fairly popular already. Salmi Sali is located in Salmisaari, Helsinki. It’s a big and modern wedding venue consisting of one big room and a big balcony. It holds up to 200 guests if needed, so it’s suited for medium to big sized weddings. If you’re not on a hunt for an old and overly romantic wedding venue, then this is a good alternative.
The best wedding venue in Espoo by far. Espoonkartano is an old mansion built in the 18th century. It has lots of green fields and trees in it’s perimeter. The inside of the Espoonkartano consist of many medium sized rooms, each with it’s unique color theme in the walls. The patio is a good place for a number of different activities, like tossing of the bouquet or cutting of the cake, if the weather is permitting. The donwstairs is also available, and it has often been a place for the smaller children to play at. The athmospehre is great and you can get really good wedding portraits in the vincinity of Espoonkartano.
Some other wedding venues with a good athmospere:
- Restaurant Pääkonttori
- Grand Casino Helsinki
- Katajanokan Casino
- Restaurant Ilmatar (KlausK)