Quirky Event Venues in Denmark
For event planners looking to make an impact at an upcoming event, you need to find a venue that is a bit different from your usual run-of-the-mill building. Whether you’re hosting a party, drinks reception, conference, product launch, exhibition or gala dinner that requires an interesting or delectably different venue – Denmark can cater for all.
From Copenhagen’s bustling green cityscape through to the outskirts of the idyllic Aarhus; below we take a look at some of the most unique venues we could find, including a haunted castle with up to 100 resident ghosts, a brewery and a former lifeboat station.
Spend the night with a ghost
Set in idyllic countryside, Dragsholm Slot is one of Denmark’s oldest buildings and offers delegates a welcome break from the fast paced business world. The castle is one of the oldest buildings in the country and invites 100 guests to celebrate an impressive 800 years of Danish history. There are reportedly over 100 ghosts in residence at the castle, but three of them are spotted more than the rest – a grey lady, a white lady and the Earl of Bothwell! The castle, which is now a luxury boutique hotel and museum, regularly welcomes Government ministries and municipalities, as well as a number of the country's most innovative businesses each year. The many historic halls and chambers offer rich opportunities for meetings that are out of the ordinary and the building’s many bright rooms feature high ceilings, antique style furniture and striking chandeliers that provide the perfect inspirational setting for parties, events, meeting and conferences.
Hope you’re thirsty?
How about hiring “Visit Carlsberg” for your next company event, meeting or conference? A great incentive trip for lager fans, the Carlsberg Brewery offers visitors the opportunity to explore the world’s oldest bottle collection, meet the brewery horses and enjoy a drink in the Jacobsen bar. Hosting up to 1,000 people inside and up to 35,000 in the gardens, this unique venue is perfect for hosting large corporate events and parties and also features a business centre and gourmet restaurant. As well as providing a fantastically unique venue, the Brewhouse can also offer a variety of packages and activities to enjoy before or after your event. These include beer tastings; dray rides in the new Carlsberg District, guided tours of the cellars and a visit to the Jacobsen’s historical brewery.
Swinging From the Treetops
Looking for a room with a view? With history as a seaside hotel and recreational estate, The Kalovig Centre near Aarhus is the perfect location for corporate groups that need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Catering for groups both large and small, the centre offers three great meeting rooms hosting anything from 10-80 delegates. Providing the perfect retreat, Kalovig has all of the benefits of a large garden with many cosy nooks and terraces combined with breathtaking views of the sea and forest. In addition to the three meeting rooms, a quirky treetop house can also be hired as a meeting room or mind-changing place of negotiation. This tiny room is situated 8m above ground level and hosts an intimate 4-5 people. Offering a range of business packages and overnight accommodation options, a fully catered day at the Kalovig centre can cost as little as £64 per person.
Steeped in nautical history, Ruth’s Hotel is a former lifeboat station turned modern beachside resort. Since opening over 100 years ago, this unique property has housed a mix of shipwreck survivors and summer guests and offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience amazing stories and anecdotes from the past. Today a 52 room, 5-star hotel with a Gourmet restaurant and Wellness area, Ruth’s Hotel welcomes up to 40 delegates in its largest meeting room and up to 20 delegates in the old lifeboat station. Due to it’s unique location, the coastline surrounding the hotel experiences almost 100 per cent daylight during the summer months – perfect for delegates that want to enjoy the beautiful surroundings after a day of important business meetings.
A Grand Celebration
With its historical setting and elegant halls and chambers, Moltke’s Palace is the ideal venue for event planners looking to host a grand celebration, meeting, product launch, banquet, wedding reception or any other special occasion. Originally built in 1702, the palace has served a myriad of purposes, including a home for nobles, merchants, a dowager queen, a Danish prime minister and an array of upper class individuals. Today, the palace has become a cherished venue and is able to accommodate the most modern of events through to the classically refined. Boasting 11 different halls and chambers, Molkte’s can host anything from 750 guests through to small groups looking to host an intimate meeting, party or dinner party.
A Hidden Gem
Located in a backyard in the old wharf of Copenhagen lies the well-hidden, Mogens Dahl Concert Hall. Formerly used as stables, garages and as a service shop, the building was lovingly restored by architects in 2005 and offers event planners a spectacular multifunctional venue for meetings, conferences, concerts, product launches and special celebrations. Consisting of three different halls in varying sizes, Mogens Dhal can host anything from 300 people in the Big Hall all the way down to 50 people in the Little Hall and also boasts a large outdoor cobbled courtyard for outside events. Although situated in the centre of Copenhagen, the venue is shielded from prying eyes and offers light and airy rooms complete with floor to ceiling windows, professional sound and lighting equipment, wi-fi, projectors, blackout screens, and anything else you may need!
Entertaining the masses
A unique venue needs some unique entertainment and for those looking for exciting entertainment in Scandinavia, we have an increasing roster of talented acts including cover bands, drummers, magicians and more.
The Bottle Whistlers
With a truly inventive and unique musical style, the Bottle Whistlers are able to create amazing melodies using nothing but empty beer bottles! Consisting of five talented musicians, the band perform well known, popular songs including pop tunes such as ‘Party Rock Anthem’, ‘Call Me Maybe’, and ‘Gangnam Style’, 90s and hip hop classics, and even mashups of video game themes. Adding a quirky and entertaining touch to any event, the Bottle Whistlers are guaranteed to delight guests by providing a one of a kind musical experience!
Arabic Percussion Player
As the first professional female musician from an Arabic background, Simona has been making waves in the world music scene, having played in many international music festivals around the globe. Drawing inspiration from all kinds of musical genres including house, electronic, pop, ambient, oriental and world music, she provides cultural musical entertainment and soulful beats that have become her trademark sound. Based in Denmark, this accomplished percussionist is in high demand at events all over the world, Simona provides perfect for corporate events, solo shows, club parties, voice and instrumental concerts.
Nordic Folk Music Group
Norway, Sweden and Shetland have the richest fiddle traditions in the world and the Nordic Folk Music Group seek to bring those historical links and traditions alive and present them in an exciting new fashion!
Remaining faithful to the roots of each tradition, the group consists of three multi award winning fiddle players are widely recognised as one of the most talented Folk Groups internationally. Due to their unique collaboration, onstage sense of humour and inter-band ‘banter’ the talented trio are increasingly in demand across the world at a broad variety of events. Whilst blending individual styles together, they allow each distinctive flavour to unfold into a combined sound that’s unique, meaningful, intense and invigorating.
Female Marching Band
Based in Hornbæk, Denmark, our high level Female Marching band consists of up to 120 impressive female musicians who have been a firm part of the cityscape for many years. Providing popular carnival, festival and parade entertainment, the band perform with great military discipline, on a selection of instruments, including brass, percussion and woodwind. Having established a great reputation for themselves, they are regularly hired to perform at a selection of private and corporate events all over Scandinavia and are able to adapt their line up depending on event requirements.
Female Vocalist Malene
Perfect for gala dinners, drinks receptions and award evenings, female vocalist Malene draws listeners in with her beautiful, musical storytelling. As the 3rd most played artist on Danish National Radio, Jazz Channel, she provides fresh interpretations of Swing, Latin, Jazz and Bebop as well as her own compositions. It’ll come as no surprise them that she is in high demand at a variety of events all over Scandinavia and is able to adjust the music to the atmosphere of the venue with an emphatic, intuitive and improvisational approach.
For more entertainment inspiration and information on events in Scandinavia get in touch with one of our entertainment coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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