Ready to host a stellar event in Berlin? It all starts with the perfect venue. Here are the 30 best options that the city has to offer.
The first known settlement in Berlin is estimated to have originated in 1192. Since that time, the city has become the capital and the largest metropolitan area in Germany. It also fosters a booming tech, arts, and tourism scene. And while Berlin has a bit of a checkered past, it has been able to move beyond it and become one of Europe's crowning jewels.
In this article, we'll look at the top event venues in Germany. Whether you're looking for an intimate restaurant vibe or need space for thousands of rowdy music lovers, there's a venue on this list that will perfectly suit your needs. So without further ado, let's get started!
30 Berlin Event Venues
The Axica, a building designed by the world-renowned architect Frank O. Gehry, is one of Berlin's most beautiful and unique event spaces. In fact, Mr. Gehry himself called the structure, "The best thing I've ever done!" Quite a statement coming from a man with multiple awards to his name. This venue includes nine distinct spaces, high ceilings, breathtaking views, and access to an experienced event planner to ensure every detail of your event strategy is executed perfectly. The Axica also provides in-house catering options prepared by professional chefs, though outside catering is allowed. No matter what kind of event you plan to host — business meeting, fundraiser, cocktail party — The Axica will provide a stunning backdrop that your guests won't soon forget.
The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is a collection of museums located throughout the city and includes notable locations such as the Old National Gallery and Bode Museum on Museum Island, the New National Gallery in Tiergarten, and more. We've grouped them together for this list because they're all managed by the same organization. But no matter which location you choose, your event will be held in a historical space amongst some of the finest artifacts and art pieces that the country of Germany has to offer.
Also worth noting: the money you spend to rent each venue goes to a worthy cause. 100% of the proceeds will support future exhibition projects. Throw an incredible event and support the museums' future by hosting your corporate gala, photoshoot, or holiday party at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
3. Zoo Berlin
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Here's a fun fact for you: Zoo Berlin is Germany's oldest zoological garden. Here's another: the zoo houses the largest collection of species in the entire world! Nearly 200,000 animals of approximately 1,300 species call the zoo home. Sounds like a fun spot for your next business or personal get-together, right? Event planners will have access to six different locations at the zoo including the Hippo House where you and your guests can get unparalleled views of the hippo exhibit, the Zoo Restaurant which is the park's largest eatery and serves delicious food, and the Aquarium Berlin which houses a shark tank, piranhas, and other interesting fish. Host a truly wild event at Zoo Berlin.
There are plenty of event venues in Berlin. But the WestHafen Event and Convention Center stands head and shoulders above most others. This former warehouse has 10 unique rooms for rent; features state of the art media, light, and sound technology; and has a highly qualified staff and catering team. From business conferences to rock n' roll concerts, there's plenty of room to host the event of your dreams. And your guests will surely appreciate the 12 meter ceilings, river views, and close proximity to top hotels.
5. 260 Grad
Ready to host a truly elevated event? Then take your corporate function or private gala up, up, and away to the 260 Grad, a rooftop bar and event location with great, 260 degree panoramic views of Berlin and the Spree river. Both luxury and comfort are a priority at 260 Grad and the furniture has been painstakingly selected to relax and cause a sense of wonder — as have the real wood flooring parquet and the copper-faced bar. Boardroom meetings to wedding receptions, host your next event in this swanky spot and enjoy your evening in style.
Source: Estrel Berlin
The Estrel is Germany's largest hotel and a very busy event location — the venue hosts roughly 1,600 events a year in its collection of 10 event spaces. But don't worry, they aren't too busy to host your business conference, concert, or fundraiser gala too. Estrel has all the technical qualifications you could ever hope for and a dedicated team to support event planners should they need it. There are also in-house catering options available. Whatever you need, Estrel can most likely provide it in a professional and convenient way.
In 1910, Motorwerk was constructed as a groundbreaking electric motor manufacturing plant. These days, the venue still prides itself on being unique and unconventional. In its own words, it's the "symbiosis of opposites: Old industrial architecture meets state-of-the-art infrastructure with redundant 1-Gbit duplex connection." Motorwerk has hosted everything from fashion shows to e-sport challenges to live-streamed product presentations, so it's well equipped to handle just about anything you can throw at it. Host your next event in the same spot used by mega corporations like Mercedes, McDonalds, and Adidas. Host it at Motorwerk.
8. Fabrik 23
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Fabrik 23 is over 100 years old. In its previous life, it was a factory but today, it's an eclectic event location that media outlets can't seem to stop talking about. The venue is divided into four unique spaces: The Werkloft (pictured above), the Classroom, The Berlin Loft, and Mr. Hemingway. Each has its own design and individual charm, but all would make an excellent backdrop for your next business workshop or private gathering. Fabrik 23 also offers catering options such as organic breakfast buffets and creative finger foods.
Source: The Capitol Yard Golf Lounge
Fancy a round of golf? Then take your next event to the Capitol Yard Golf Lounge which features a state of the art golf simulator. Can't stand the game? Your meeting, conference, or gala will still feel right at home inside this venue. The riverside location is remarkable and offers pleasant views. Professional lighting and sound technology as well as comfortable tables and chairs can be had. And parking is available directly on the Lounge's premises. There's a lot to love about this stylish Berlin event space.
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Location: Spree River
If you're looking for one of the most unique Berlin event venues, look no further! The MS Alexander Von Humbolt will allow you to take your guests off of dry land to cruise along the Spree River for a one of a kind event experience. But the water and passing city sights aren't the only things that will entertain your audience. The ship is equipped with a 12,000 pixel LED light ceiling, a massive sundeck with a full bar, and a professional kitchen well-suited for top caterers. The MS Alexander Von Humbolt also has a beautiful glass elevator making it fully handicap accessible. Whatever your event, host it at this venue and you won't be disappointed.
11. Villa Rodizio
Location: Gleim Viertel
Villa Rodizio has locations in Los Angeles, New York, Hamburg, and now Berlin. The first-class restaurant serves mouthwatering, Brazilian delicacies in a buffet style setting. But this venue offers more than just delicious food - the ambiance is also top-quality. Treat your guests to a wonderful evening of fine dining and entertainment at Villa Rodizio.
12. Forum Factory
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Forum factory is an ideal location for business seminars, board meetings, creative conferences, and more. The rental agreements are also flexible and allow for long-term or half-day rentals so that you can reserve your space for the perfect amount of time. Other venue amenities include catering options, a bar lounge, and space for a DJ and/or a band. If you're an event planner looking for a quality, versatile location for your next company or personal get-together, take a closer look at Forum Factory.
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Marriott Hotels have been the backdrop of many a successful event in numerous countries around the world. So if you're looking for one of the best event venues in Germany, it makes sense to look into the Berlin Marriott Hotel situated in Tiergarten. There are 13 distinct spaces and a total of 18,223 square feet available to rent. And each of the rooms include quality A/V services, free WiFi, and access to an on-site catering team. For business meetings, corporate seminars, and even wedding ceremonies, the Berlin Marriott Hotel totally delivers.
Source: Jewish Museum Berlin
The Jewish Museum Berlin is one of the more important museums in all of Europe. The architectural masterpiece houses an impressive collection of art, photography, and literature that sheds light on the lives of German Jews. The location is also available for events and features four special spaces: the Glass Courtyard, Great Hall, Museum Garden, and Auditorium. Rent the Jewish Museum Berlin for your next indoor or outdoor event and enjoy the historical atmosphere with your guests.
Source: ALICE Rooftop and Garden
The ALICE Rooftop and Garden is a newer event venue in Berlin. But the location has hit the ground running and offers event planners an impressive mix of style and functionality. There are multiple indoor rooms for rent, each outfitted with the tech your gathering needs. But the real showstopper here is the rooftop terrace. The outdoor space offers great views of the city, wind shields, a large LED screen, sound equipment, and plenty of seating. No matter what event type you're planning, The ALICE Rooftop and Garden is worth considering.
Source: Zig Zag Jazz Club Berlin
The Zig Zag Jazz Club in Berlin offers a cozy, laid-back atmosphere and some of the sweetest jams in the entire city. Your guests will have the chance to lean back in comfortable armchairs and let world-class musicians take them away. But be sure to reserve a table for your business colleagues or friends in advance as the club fills up fast. For event planners looking to host a small, relaxing party with tasty finger foods and quality entertainment, the Zig Zag Jazz Club is the perfect choice.
17. STATION Berlin
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Choosing the right event venue can be difficult. Which space will best suit your needs and be enjoyed by your guests? It's hard to know for sure. That's why we like the STATION Berlin — it gives event planners so many options! One of them is bound to be ideal for your business or personal get-together. There are eight different spaces available for rent, each offering different amenities and able to host varying amounts of people. All you have to do is check out the website and choose the room that best fits your event. Whether you want to host a large conference or just a small holiday party for your colleagues, STATION Berlin can accommodate.
Started back in 2009, betahaus is a co-working space that aims to provide a location where creative folks can work on their respective projects while "exchanging knowledge, ideas, and inspiration." It also doubles as an event venue and has six different spaces available for rent. Need a room that inspires creativity? Try the Arena which has a private balcony and floor to ceiling windows. Need room for a larger group? The Hideout can accommodate up to 200 people and has high ceilings with cool industrial adornments like exposed pipes. Whatever your event needs, betahaus is ready to meet them.
Source: Admiralspalast Berlin
The Admiralspalast theater was built in 1911 but is still an important cultural institution today. It features 3 different stages which can accommodate 200, 445, and 1,600 guests respectively. From the theater's massive chandelier to its comfortable parquet seating to its impressive stairways, the Admiralspalast will wow your guests. Event planners also have access to a technical support team who will help get every lighting and sound detail dialed in. Host your next gathering in a venue with true historical significance and prestige.
Source: Hipster Escape Party
Hipster Escape Party isn't your typical venue. In fact, it's not really an event venue at all but, instead, it’s more of an entertainment experience. Basically, the owners have created an incredibly unique escape the room activity that's perfect for team building events or private parties. Each game lasts 60 minutes and can be enjoyed by 4 to 8 people. If you're looking to strengthen the bonds between colleagues or simply want to have a good time with friends, book the Hipster Escape Party.
21. Hotel Zoo Berlin
Source: Hotel Zoo Berlin
Hotel Zoo Berlin is a prestigious establishment, having appeared in noted publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, Elle, and more. And while the rooms are top-notch, what we really want to talk about is the event space, which is also high quality. It features floor to ceiling windows, comes equipped with the latest technology, and can easily be divided into four separate spaces. Lunch can also be provided by the hotel's Grace Restaurant. For small to medium sized events looking for an upscale touch, Hotel Zoo Berlin is a great option.
22. DATA SPACE
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DATA SPACE, owned and operated by mega software corporation SAP, is an ideal event venue for meetings, work sessions, and meals. Whether you and your guests are company founders, non-profit workers, or creative artists, you'll feel right at home in this venue. There are four interconnected areas for rent: DATA HALL, DATA KITCHEN, DATA HUB, and DATA ROOM. Each offers its own unique flair and benefits to event planners. If you're ready to "Think, Meet, and Innovate," get in contact with DATA SPACE.
23. Hallesches Haus
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Hallesches Haus is a combination of general store, restaurant, coffee bar, and event center. Which means it's very versatile and offers event planners a lot of different options. The main space for rent is 270 square meters large and features high ceilings, vaulted arches, and original brickwork. And because the space is also a restaurant, delectable in-house catering options prepared by a talented chef are available. From weddings, to parties, to product launches and more, Hallesches Haus is a fantastic venue and will help to make your event one of a kind.
24. Cafe Moskau
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Despite its name, Cafe Moskau doesn't serve food or beverages. Instead, it offers a versatile event space for get-togethers of all types. There are 11 rooms for rent spread out over 2 floors and taking up 2,600 square meters of functional space. There are also two outdoor spaces available which grant event guests a view of the sun and sky. Whether you're planning a business conference or private function, Cafe Moskau is an excellent venue choice. And just in case you're wondering, the venue did originally serve food and drinks — that's how it got the name. But food prep ceased in 1995 and now the building is completely dedicated to events.
25. Colonia Nova
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Colonia Nova is a "creative studio house with a lavish event space and sunny rooftop terrace." Sounds great, right? But wait, it gets better. Colonia Nova offers its vast loft and rooftop terrace for events of all kinds. Want to host an art show? Need to display your company's products? Looking to hold a conference or workshop? Colonia Nova is well equipped to handle just about any idea you have.
Your guests will love the full bar, copper fixtures, handmade oak lamps, large windows, and designer sofas. And the rooftop terrace features barbeques and ping pong tables. There's a lot to get excited about at Colonia Nova and that's why companies such as Facebook, Mercedes, and Adidas have rented the venue.
26. Pier 13
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The extraordinary Pier 13, which oversees the picturesque Tempelhof harbor, is available for both business and private events. It's a multifunctional space that's equally suited for conferences, corporate meetings, and personal parties. But event planners get access to more than just a great view when they book Pier 13. The venue also has contemporary technology and customizable catering options. We should also mention that weather is never a factor at Pier 13 — even for those hoping to use the terrace. A polyglass tent covers the outdoor space during the winter months, ensuring your guests will stay warm and dry.
Source: Museum für Naturkunde
The Museum für Naturkunde is an integrated research museum that displays its massive collection of 30 million items to over 800,000 visitors a year. It's also available to host your next corporate meeting, fundraiser, or press conference. Treat your guests to dinner at the feet of a 13+ meter Brachiosaurus in the Dinosaur Hall. Or host a company wide get-together next to Knut the polar bear, a famous animal who attracted national attention a little more than a decade ago. No matter which space you choose, and event at the Museum für Naturkunde is sure to be unique, fascinating, and - above all - highly entertaining.
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Berlin has an impressive collection of rooftop terrace event spaces. The AMANO Rooftop Conference is another quality entry on the list. The venue's elevated status allow for pristine views of the Berlin skyline. And the five individual rooms for rent offer something unique for every event type. But no matter which space you choose, you can rest assured that it will be exquisitely designed, equipped with high-speed internet, and grants your guests access to the terrace. When it comes to Berlin event spaces, rooftop terraces are in. And the AMANO Rooftop Conference is one of the best options in the city.
The Hotel Bristol isn't one of your typical Berlin event spaces. It has played host to world leaders and entertainment stars. And its luxurious chandeliers contribute to a classy atmosphere that most other locations can't quite reach. Sound like the right place for your next business or personal gathering? Then book one of the Bristol's 11 individual spaces and work with the experienced events team to plan a memorable get-together. You'll have access to top technology, delicious gastronomic offers, and more. Your guests might also enjoy the hotel's location and have easy access to Berlin's top attractions.
Lastly, we have Olympiastadion, the perfect location when you need A LOT of space. With room for up to 74,000 individuals, there aren't many events that this venue isn't able to host. From pop concerts to intimate business meetings, you and your guests will enjoy beautiful architecture, top technology features, and tasty dining options. So book your next gathering at the Olympiastadion and host an awesome event you'll remember forever.
The Right Berlin Event Venue for Your Next Event
There are so many great event venues in Berlin but the 30 mentioned above are the best of the best. A business or personal gathering hosted in any one of them is sure to be a success! But don't forget, the venue is only one small piece of the event planning puzzle. To help you get the rest straightened out, invest in event management software. Once you do, you'll wonder how you ever successfully planned an event without it.
Have you decided to host an event outside of Berlin? Then take a look at these top event venues in other major cities around the world: