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An original setting for a reception at Bergen Aquarium, Norway - Photo: Akvariet i Bergen
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An original setting for a reception at Bergen Aquarium, Norway Photo: Akvariet i Bergen

Receptions and dinners in Bergen

Social events go hand in hand with conferences and congresses. Bergen can offer venues ranging from the small and intimate to the most exquisite.

Listings:

Bølgen & Moi

Bølgen & Moi Bergen is located in what used to be the former Bergen Kreditbank, a building designed by Herman Schirmer that replicates the style of the Italian new renaissance. The building consists of majestic rooms covered in marble walls, tall pilasters, grand chandeliers and a heavily ornate roof decorated with all sorts of details. Bølgen & Moi appreciates art and so they decorate their restaurants with art work by some of our most accomplished artists. It is the perfect place for both small and large conference dinners in a special surrounding.

Maximum capacity: Banquet: 600; Reception: 800; Restaurant: 140

Cornelius Seafood Restaurant

Cornelius, situated on a small island just outside Bergen, is of Norway's best and most exciting seafood restaurants. Here you can enjoy one of the most exotic experiences the shores of Western Norway have to offer in beautiful surroundings. At Cornelius Seafood Restaurant you can both "meet and eat". There are meeting facilities for small groups or you can just bring your conference guest for a special dinner location.

Maximum capacity: Banquet 70 + 100; Reception: 300; Restaurant: 350

Håkon's Hall

Available to hire for banquets and parties, Håkon's Hall (Håkonshallen) was built as a royal ceremonial hall back in 1261. This ancient hall, built by King Håkon Håkonsson, holds 400 guests at a stand-up reception or 290 guests for a banquet. 

Håkon's Hall is especially suited to major international congresses.

Maximum capacity: Reception 400; Banquet 290. 

The heights of Fløyen

Sitting majestically on the summit of Mount Fløyen with a breathtaking view of Bergen and surrounding areas, the Fløien Folkerestaurant is a beautiful and stylish building, built in 1925 and restored in 1992. The funicular railway Fløibanen carries you from the city centre up to the top of Mount Fløyen, 320 metres above sea level, in seven minutes. An evening at the Fløien Folkerestaurant will be a memorable occasion indeed.

Maximum capacity: Reception 450; Banquet 290; Restaurant 250.

The Grieg Hall

The foyer seating up to 1,200 delegates has been the site of many distinguished gatherings. An event at Grieg Hall (Grieghallen) can be combined with various types of entertainment. The total floor space of the foyer is 2,800 square metres on two levels, making it ideal for a reception, banquet or party. The unique, airy foyer at the Grieg Hall is illuminated by thousands of light bulbs, has a view in all directions and is eminently suitable for banquets or receptions with entertainment and dancing possible.

Maximum capacity: Reception 1,700; Banquet 1,700; Concert 1,533.

Galleri Nygaten

A unique art gallery where the interior is as interesting as the exhibitions, Gallery Nygaten provides a unique atmosphere for receptions, dinner parties and other events.

Maximum capacity: 700.

Maritime Tours

Bergen is surrounded by one of the world's most spectacular tourist attractions, the Norwegian fjords, which feature on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Maritime Tours have a large selection of vessels and can customize trips according to your wishes.

More information

Bergen Convention Bureau
Phone: + 47 55 55 20 10
Website: visitbergen.com/meetings 
Email: convention@visitBergen.com

You can also contact Bergen Convention Bureau staff directly.

Last updated:  2014-08-07
Dinners and receptions with a view at Fløien Folkerestaurant - Photo: Fløyen Folkerestaurant
Dinners and receptions with a view at Fløien Folkerestaurant

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Bergen is Norway’s second largest city with 267,600 inhabitants. Bergen Airport Flesland is approximately 45 minutes from the city centre.

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