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 available for rent for conference gala dinners, receptions and other special events. The Seaplane Harbour’s enormous hangar can accommodate as many as 1,500 guests for receptions and 700 guests for seated dinners.
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 aerial performances. Digital videos projected onto the domed ceilings, or even onto objects right next to the guests make 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.