Book event venues in Helsinki

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Guide to hosting events in Helsinki

Hi there, folks. Planning an event can be a stressful experience, and we want to help make it as seamless as possible for you. That’s why we’ve created this guide to event venues in Helsinki.

In this guide, we’ll explore the different styles of venues in Helsinki, the types of events you can host, the general size and capacity of the event venues, the areas where you can find them, and much more.

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FAQ about Helsinki venues and events

What can I do with my team after our corporate event in Helsinki is over?

There’s plenty to do both by yourself and with your team after your event in Helsinki. You can check out the city’s many museums and cultural sights, grab a bite to eat, or enjoy some cocktails at a rooftop bar. If you’d like to take your team bonding a step further, we recommend checking out these cool team-building activities in Helsinki.

What kind of license do I need if I want to rent a car to drive in Helsinki?

You will need a valid driver’s license from your home country and an international driver’s permit (IDP) to rent a car and drive in Helsinki. Please take note that the minimum age to rent a car in Helsinki is 18 although drivers below 25 years of age may incur additional fees or have certain restrictions.

Do I need a permit to serve alcohol at my Helsinki Venue Hire?

Yes, you do. There are different types of alcohol permits in Finland and the Government is very strict regulations for selling and serving alcohol. The three most common alcohol permits for event planners are:

  • Alcohol Serving License (Anniskelulupa): This license is required if you plan to sell or serve alcoholic beverages in a public place, such as a restaurant, bar, or event venue. It is necessary for both temporary and permanent alcohol sales.
  • Temporary Alcohol License (Tillfälligt Anniskelulupa): If you are hosting a one-time or occasional event, such as a private party or a special occasion, you may need to apply for a temporary alcohol license.
  • Special License (Erityisluvat): For certain types of events or activities, such as festivals or outdoor events, you may need a special license to serve alcohol in designated areas.
What is the best way to commute to my event space in Helsinki?

The public transport system in Helsinki is convenient and varied. You can commute using trams, buses, and the metro. Walking and cycling are great options, especially in the city centre, which is pedestrian and bike-friendly. Taxis and ride-hailing services are readily available for point-to-point transportation. If you prefer flexibility, car rentals are an option, but parking in the city centre can be challenging. Ferries operate to nearby islands, while electric scooters are fun for short distances.

What is the best way to navigate the public transportation system in Helsinki?

This one is easy! Simply download the HSL Journey Planner app. This is an online service provided by Helsinki Region Transport (HSL), the public transportation authority in the Helsinki metropolitan area. It is a user-friendly tool designed to help commuters and visitors plan their journeys using public transportation within Helsinki and the surrounding regions.

What is the weather like in Helsinki?

There is no general rule when it comes to cancellations for venues in Helsinki. However, the general rule of thumb is that bookings less than 48hrs before are non-refundable.

Is it mandatory to speak Finnish when negotiating popular event spaces in Helsinki?

No,  it is not mandatory to speak Finnish when negotiating popular event spaces in Helsinki. English is widely spoken and understood in Finland, including in Helsinki, especially in the business and tourism sectors. Helsinki is an international city that welcomes visitors from all over the world, and many locals are proficient in English.

What is the preferred mode of payment in Helsinki?

The preferred mode of payment is typically electronic payment methods, such as credit/debit cards and mobile payments. Finland, and Helsinki in particular, is known for its advanced digital infrastructure and widespread adoption of cashless transactions.

What are the cancellation policies for event venues in Helsinki?

This really varies from venue to venue, but as a general rule of thumb, almost no event venue in Helsinki will offer you a refund if you cancel within 48 hours of your event date. It’s always best to check with your event venue what their cancellation and refund policies are before you make your booking.

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