One of the oldest rock clubs in Europe still in operation, Tavastia also offers its customers premises for hire for private functions, parties, and meetings.
In the 1950s and 1960s, the Hämäläisten talo building, which now also houses Tavastia, was a popular place for dancing. In the 1970s, the newly founded Tavastia introduced it to the world of rock ’n’ roll. Today, the club is the most famous in Finland, known for unforgettable parties with the greatest Finnish artists and hundreds of international stars. We have what it takes to organise memorable events – for you as well.
Thanks to our central location in Kamppi, in the heart of Helsinki, as well as our state-of-the-art sound system, technology, and lighting equipment, the premises are well suited for many kinds of events. Tavastia has witnessed large corporate functions and celebrations, press conferences and product launches, as well as smaller-scale seminars, cocktail parties, anniversaries, and recreational events alike.
The place is close to everything, easy to find, and easy to get home from. We offer straightforward service without unnecessary complications. Thanks to the adaptability of the premises, the high quality of food, and the professional staff – from ushers and waiters to technicians – the success of your event is guaranteed. Add to that the nostalgic atmosphere and unique environment, and your guests are sure to remember the party for years to come.
Semifinal is a smaller rock club downstairs from Tavastia – its little brother. Opened in 1993, the club is known as a stepping stone for new talent. Many of the top artists in Finland played their first intimate gigs here, before moving upstairs to Tavastia and on to international stages.
The Semifinal premises are suited for smaller, more intimate functions for up to 80 people. Cocktails and food are available, and entertainment can be provided by live performers or DJs. At Semifinal, sparkling conversation and a friendly atmosphere are a given.
When it comes to food, Tavastia relies on the services of its little sister, the Ilves restaurant. Established in 1932 in the Hämäläisten talo building, Ilves is an à la carte restaurant catering for 60 people. The kitchen also keeps the stars performing at Tavastia well fed. When the club was established next to Ilves in 1970, the restaurant became the regular haunt of music lovers.
Ilves creates the menus for your event, whether it is organised at Tavastia, Semifinal, Ilves or elsewhere. The restaurant has always served honest fare with an attitude. Local and organic food is close to our chef’s heart, and the well-planned dishes and pure tastes have become our trademark. The culinary pleasures are nicely complemented by the rock ’n’ roll environment.