the Westin Hall
Can you get the same services as for the Westin Hall?
Yes, our service providers are the same for the Westin and Lindblom halls.
Why is it named the Westin Hall?
The Westin Hall is named after Zaké Westin (1886-1938), the legendary chief designer of Åbo Båtvarf.
Is your booking calendar up to date?
Yes, our booking calendar is always up to date.
Is the serving of own drinks prohibited completely?
Our licensing agreement does not allow any drinks to be brought on the premises.
What is the rental fee for the Westin Hall on the weekend?
The premises are rented on a daily basis. If there was no event on the previous day, decoration may start right away.
What are the principles for renting the Westin Hall for a wedding party?
The basic rental charged by the Ruissalo Wharf consists of the hall itself, basic lighting, the performance stage, the serving table and the WC facilities. The basic rental does not include catering food, catering staff, possible guards, audio & PA system, hall furnishings (tables, chairs, tablecloths) etc. However, the wharf staff may assist you in arranging these matters.
Is the facility heated or unheated?
It is possible to supply additional heating for a separate charge. In the May to September period extra heating is normally not required.
Are there any tables or chairs in the facility?
No, but furnishings may be supplied by our service partner.
Lighting and sound systems?
The wharf hall has basic lighting. Through our service partner, high-class lighting and sound systems may be arranged for your event, according to your requirements.
What is the capacity of the Westin Hall?
The maximum number of guests is 400. The facility is at its best for 75 to 350 people.
Any time restrictions for the events?
According to the licensing permit, an event must be over by 2 a.m. (01:30).
May we check out the place in advance?
By all means. The staff is normally on site on workdays. Do call in advance of your visit.
What is included in the rental for the Westin hall?
The facility is always cleaned after the event, on our account. However, this cleaning does not include removal of the client’s decorations nor of rubbish caused by these. Thus, if you decorate the premises, you are expected to remove the decorations yourselves. Do take into account that the Westin Hall is a culturally valuable building, which should be borne in mind for the attachment of decorations.
The cost of the food serving staff is normally included in the food price. Bartenders are charged by the hours worked.
Stage dimensions and capacity?
Our modular performance stage is basically 4 m x 6 m. It may be enlarged when required. The stage is reached from both sides by stairs of 1 m width. There is no pit for an orchestra.
Audio and lighting technology: Costs and technical possibilities?
The facility has a 63 Ah electrical supply. Our service partners are able to put together customized solutions for quite demanding light and sound reproduction. The costs depend on the solutions required.
Personnel costs: Doormen, light, audio?
The wharf will supply the staff for the restaurant, the maintenance and the technical services. The charge depends on the weekday.
Number of seats in the Westin hall?
The maximum number of guests in the Westin hall is 400. The facility is fitted with sprinklers. At public events, the authorities usually state the required amount of safety personnel.
If the facility is unoccupied, may a trial run be held there?
Is the service tied to the facility?
Food service is handled by the selected service partners of the Wharf.
Is there an advance fee for booking a facility?
New terms of booking will be taken into use in 2018. These terms will be shown on the Wharf webpage in February, 2018.
For a party on Saturday, until when must the place be cleaned up?
Normally by Sunday at 9 a.m., but if the reservation book allows, some flexibility may be possible.
What is the rental for a wedding of 85 persons?
The facility rental is not tied to the number of persons.
What kind of tables may be supplied to the facility?
Our furniture provider has a large selection of different tables and chairs. At weddings, large round tables for 8 persons have been very popular, while at company functions, small upright tables with white tablecloths create a refined ambience. The provider also has rectangular tables which may be connected to form long tables.
Is the floor fit for dancing?
The floor of the facility is a partly 120-years old floor of a boatyard. It is certainly stylish, but in your invitation, we recommend adding to the dress code the expression “shoes suitable for a slightly uneven floor surface”.
How would the price be affected, if we chose upholstered chairs close to the stage, in concert fashion?
Furniture is always quoted separately, for each event. The chairs are 5-10 euro, tables 8-20 euro, tablecloths about 10 euro each, per event.
Is there a suitable space for a marriage ceremony?
The charming Wharf area allows itself to outdoor marriage, but the matter must be agreed on in advance.
Is there space for a musical band?
In addition to the performance stage, there is a back-stage room for a band and a catering staff.
Is it possible to bring a car or a boat into the facility, for promotion purposes?
Yes, it is possible. The space is reached by a 6 x 6 m door. Due to age of the floor, high point loads should be avoided.
the Lindblom Hall
What is the maximum capacity of the Lindblom Hall?
About 800 people.
Can the Lindblom Hall be divided into smaller spaces?
Yes, also during the event.
Does the Lindblom Hall have the same facilities as the Westin Hall?
Where did the Lindblom Hall get its name?
The hall has been named after Åbo Båtvarf’s legendary Naval Architect Jarl Lindblom (1902-1985).
the Guest Harbour
Can you get fuel?
Fuel is not sold in the harbour.
Can I reserve a berth in the port in advance?
Yes, please call the port captain, tel. 0400 330 413, he will handle your case.
Is there a laundry facility in the port?
No. There is no laundromat in the port.
Is there shore power in the port?
In the Summer of 2018 our port will have shore power.