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The stately manor, the beautiful and tranquil surroundings provide the perfect setting for weddings, parties and company events.
A classic park surrounds the beautiful main house of Boen Gård in Kristiansand, and guests are welcomed into large and bright rooms and lounges over two storeys. Contemporary furniture and art provide a distinctive setting for both private functions and business events.
The extensive parkland has been upgraded and the sheep kept on the property help keep the cultural landscape around the property and along the river in order.
Salmon and timber were the original purpose of Boen, and the salmon-rich Tovdalselva river flows through the property, offering an opportunity to combine events with a spot of exciting salmon fishing.
Suitable for both businesses and groups
Businesses are increasingly using salmon fishing at Boen for team-building exercises for their employees and customers in combination with fantastic food, good wine and peace and quiet.
Try your hand at salmon fishing in historic surroundings
Salmon fishing at Boen has been described from the early 1500s and was the property of the king. On the behalf of the state, the king transferred the rights to the salmon fishing and the farm on a fixed term lease to some of his most prominent officials in return for the fish. The Hegermann family owned Boen for several generations. British lords leased the fishing rights from the family in the early 1900s and fairy-tale catches were recorded.
The kitchen at Boen Gård is renowned, and has world champion in culinary art, Charles Tjessem, at the helm. Charles' philosophy is founded on classic French cuisine. He also focuses on simplicity and innovation and ensuring that the ingredients taste the way they should. Sustainability, the environment and local ingredients are also watchwords for Charles.
Two distinctive two-bedroom apartments are also available for salmon fishermen and people staying at Boen Gård for events. The apartments have kitchens and cooking facilities, and emphasis has been placed on recreating a style and atmosphere that is in keeping with the time when these were once servant wings. You'll sleep soundly at Boen Gård and wake to the sound of Tovdalselva. The old windows afford views of the gazebo which dates from 1680, or straight down to the salmon river.