Seaplane Harbour / Estonian Maritime Museum

Unique architectural masterpiece, most popular gala dinner venue

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Looking for a spectacular venue to celebrate in style? We have an extraordinary idea – for a Gala Dinner gather around an authentic life-size submarine from the 1930s in the exceptional atmosphere of the Seaplane Harbour which accommodates today one of Europe’s grandest maritime museums.  The Seaplane Harbour’s enormous hangar can accommodate as many as 1,500 guests for receptions and 800- 1000 guests for seated dinners. As you are dining right in the middle of the museum, you will also have the possibility to have a look at their wonderful exhibition.

The Seaplane Harbour is home to Tallinn’s unique seaplane hangars, as well as the historic Lembit submarine, numerous boats, yachts and naval artillery. In 2012, the facility opened as the most exciting maritime museum in Northern Europe. The indoor venue is suitable for conference gala dinners, pre- and post-conference receptions and other special events.

Event planners never have to worry about decorating here – guests are already surrounded by a vintage submarine, underwater mines, shipwrecks and other nautical curiosities. The historic Lembit submarine can be used as a stage for solo singers, harp players, rock bands and the like. The vast space within the hangar has been used to wow guests with surprise areal performances. Digital video projected onto the domed ceilings, or even onto objects right next to the guests, makes every event special.

The architecture of the Seaplane Hangars – a building connecting the sea and sky – is unique: the hangars were the world’s first thin-shell concrete domes of their size. Among many prizes, the building was awarded the Europa Nostra 2013 Grand Prix for cultural heritage. The Seaplane Harbour’s vast, outdoor area features a functional harbour, the steamer-icebreaker Suur Tõll, ships and yachts, a superb view of the sea and the city, and a playground for children.