A venue full of character at the centre of Bergen’s vibrant cultural scene


Grand Konferanse- og Festlokaler offers the perfect combination of tradition and elegance.

Following comprehensive refurbishment and upgrading, these fashionable premises are back to their full glory. This historical space, featuring Knag furniture and frescoes along with ultra-modern facilities, is truly unique. Its distinctive atmosphere and style create the perfect setting for corporate events as well as private functions.

The newly refurbished facilities have been upgraded with first-class technical equipment. Exceptional acoustics, combined with cutting-edge lighting and ventilation systems, makes this the ideal venue for everything from weddings and anniversary celebrations to banquets, meetings, and conferences. With five different rooms spread out over 1800 sq m., Grand Konferanse- og Festlokaler is the perfect venue for both small and large events. Whether you are holding a family function for 20 guests or an all-day conference for 500 delegates, the atmosphere will be one of enjoyment and inspiration.

Grand Konferanse- og Festlokaler is located in “Handelens & Sjøfartens Hus”. The building, which was completed in 1931, was designed by architect and engineer Adolf Bredo Stabell Greve (1871-1931), and is in a Nordic neo-baroque style. Grand Selskapslokaler, as it then was called, opened its doors for the first time in January 1934, and its owners were Bergen Handelsforening and Bergens Rederiforening.

The premises became part of De Bergenske in 2018, and had its grand opening on 17 May – the Norwegian Constitution Day. Located in the heart of Bergen, in close proximity to city light-rail, bus and taxi services, Grand Konferanse- og Festlokaler is the ideal meeting point.

Their most important task is to create memorable experiences for you as a guest. Along with excellent culinary experiences, a professional team, and high-quality event planning, the venue offer spectacular facilities with modern functionality and that special atmosphere.