TOP FIVE! Of the event locations in Heidelberg
Now perhaps one or the other asks the question, what are events actually? And what are locations? One might think that Event is simply the English translation for Event. But this is not quite true, because there is a small but subtle difference. Depending on the topic and reason, the organizer wants to achieve a certain goal with the respective event. In order to show the difference to the event, a small specific detail is missing, namely emotions. If an event succeeds in arousing emotions in the guests, the guests will remember the event demonstrably better and longer. To achieve this, the event should be an experience, because by involving the visitors, they perceive the event positively. So now we have clarified that with the event and the event, but what were the locations again? In German the term “location” is usually used as a term for “Ort/ Örtlichkeit” and “Lokalität”. Since the word locality has been used synonymously for pubs, restaurants and bars, the term “location” has also become firmly established in the German language for discos, clubs, cafés and restaurants. Since we would have clarified this now, we have created a TOP 5 of the event location Heidelberg for you, to give you a small reminder in the future.
Fancy a coffee?
A must at any event: good coffee! And if it comes with a good conscience – all the better. KaffeeKaffee is a social non-profit family business from Heidelberg with the philosophy: dairy-free, gluten-free, waste-free. The converted UPS truck is a visual highlight and the other senses are catered for by two professional portafilter machines as well as various cakes and pies.
KaffeeKaffee Mobile coffee and espresso bar Heidelberg
The old wine factory
The special thing about this old wine factory is that, despite its age, it still exudes a historical charm that seduces guests to celebrate their events there again and again. The wine factory was built in 1891 and only needed a two-year complete renovation in 2012. Despite this renovation, the owners retained the concept of the factory where traditional and modern styles meet. No matter whether birthday or company celebrations, weddings, concerts or dance events. The factory is ready for everything and is just waiting for your visit. For the right atmosphere there are different decoration utensils, lighting systems and a modern design. An absolute plus is that the factory is not only a great event location, but also offers numerous overnight accommodations. If the wine factory would not be for you, there would still be the Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg, which is located in the main street in Heidelberg. There are parking garages in the immediate vicinity (P0 Woolworth 57, P1 Poststraße 528, P2 Bauhaus 200, etc.). Another advantage of the location is that it is easy to reach, as it is located directly at the Heidelberg Bismarkplatz, the centre of Heidelberg.
Are you looking for an event location in Heidelberg that is situated between the mountains, has a Mediterranean style, is centrally located and yet remote enough to be able to celebrate without limits? Then Moods is exactly the right place for you, because no matter if it’s a wedding, birthday or company party, Moods has everything at your disposal. Because the special thing about it is that there are different space options, such as a stylish conservatory, in case it should rain or be cold on that day. Furthermore, an event tent and an airy sun terrace would be available. In addition, you can expect a large selection of furniture from different tables to monitors, seating plans for buffet information and photos. If you have decided to celebrate your event at Moods, there is an additional advantage (which you may not have at other locations): you can hire a caterer and event photographer with trusted partners of Moods, hire live bands or DJs and ask for exclusive decorations. If that’s not enough, Moods also offers you other special aspects such as : No additional room rental Celebrate without time frame Free parking spaces No volume limit Celebrate from 60 people Accommodation can also be arranged immediately, as the Günes Hotel Management in Rudolf-Diesel-Straße is only 500m away from the location. If this hotel is already overcrowded, there is still the possibility to go to a Hotel Garni, which is, however, one kilometer away from Moods.
Güterbahnhof/ Halle 02
The Heidelberg freight station is one of the few industrial locations in the Rhine-Neckar region and convinces with its size, location, ambience and the authentic charm of former warehouses. Since its foundation in 2002 as a platform for contemporary culture and innovative events, up to 300 events with over 150,000 visitors take place every year. Far beyond Heidelberg, not only the audience but also (concert) agencies and organisers enjoy a very good reputation. The location is split into different areas, which together form a hall, foyer, club, backstage and outdoor area, as well as a restaurant. Their events of all kinds are carried out according to their motto “urban, flexible, creative”. Be it workshops, conferences, galas, product presentations (also automobile), symposia (scientific, theme-related conference), exhibitions, and much more. Here are brief key data on the respective areas:
<tr HallFoyerClubBackstageLocation in the open airRestaurantRecommendation for use:No limits set, from dinner to concert to lecture and trade fairReception, smaller lectures, readings, cloakroom and product presentationsPartys, reception, cabaret, get-togetherAfter consultation Flea markets, creative markets, street food markets, trade fairs, corporate events After consultation Size: 687qm 235qm over 231qm Over 200m 1700qm 196qm Facilities: bar, mobile bar, modern conference, light and technical equipment, new stage house, mobile connections No fixed equipment – wet area incl. showers, spacious and functional with adjoining dining area with long table, three individual backstage areas Power and water connections fixed bar, open glazed kitchen, glass front to the street, terrace seating Standing room: 1200 persons – 440 persons – – – Seating rows: 600 persons 180 persons 100 persons – – 80-100 persons
The philosophy of the restaurant is to take the basic need of food to another level by bringing together craftsmanship and art to create a great memory. High quality meals such as dry-aged beefsteaks, creative sushi variations, vegetarian but also vegan dishes are offered. In addition, the NEO Restaurant makes sure that only regional and seasonal products are used. Of course, what should not be missing, be it to eat or just to enjoy, is an excellent selection of wines, beers and long drinks. An absolute plus point are the vouchers that can be pre-ordered at the NEO, which can also be a great gift idea. Depending on the event the price varies between 25€-300€. For example, the NEO organizes a NEO Family Sunday for pP at Easter. 49€ (thereafter every Sunday from 12 noon). For this price, you can expect entertainment for children until 6pm, food and entertainment for adults. Children pay 1€ per year (max. 15€) for food and children’s entertainment. A three course menu will be served, which will be served in family style.
Old indoor swimming pool
If you want to celebrate in a historical event location in Heidelberg, you should definitely contact the Old Indoor Swimming Pool. The entire complex, built in Art Nouveau and Classicism, was constructed between 1903 and 1906 and is still a listed building today. The Old Indoor Swimming Pool is not only a great event location that you can rent, but much more! The event location is in one building with other service providers. Like the Body Worlds Museum, which is located directly at the entrance, to the left is a gastronomy “urban kitchen”, an Alnatura organic supermarket, which is located to the right, and a café, which is right next door. Furthermore, the old indoor swimming pool directly above offers a cooking and barbecue course. The event location is an ideal place for in-house exhibitions, conferences and club nights. By the way, a light, sound, stage and presentation technology is available for you. An absolute eye-catcher is the fully animated light show as 3-D mapping (synchronized visuals, which should convey a special effect). No matter whether for business with customers and employees or for private use. The event location allows you a choice of two rooms. The first room would be the so called “Frauenbad”. Depending on the seating, up to 230 people can fit into this room. In addition, the ambience has two terraces which are covered (50 people) and uncovered (100 people). There is also a separate conference room for up to 20-30 people. The second room would be the roof lounge, which seems perfect for summer days. This is also where the Private Cooking in the 1st Heidelberg Cooking and Grill School would take place, which you can book as an option. By the way, overnight accommodations are not far away at all, actually on the other side of the house, on Bergheimerstraße is the Guesthouse Heidelberg.
Prince Carl Palace
In Heidelberg’s Old Town, centrally located on Kornmarkt square, the Palais Prinz Carl offers a stylish function room with a certain something. Whether you are looking for a meeting or business dinner location, renting a ballroom or want to get married in a romantic setting. The special thing about this location is that it has a historical background. In former days very famous people like Emperor Wilhelm I., Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and many more went in and out of this location. Today the palace is available for private or business events where in former times, the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known as “Sissi”, celebrated balls. The location admits itself as an experienced wedding location and offers therefore also individually tailored wedding arrangements to make the celebration something very special. An absolute highlight of the location is that the Palais also offers wedding ceremonies. In cooperation with a selected freelance speaker and the registry office you can have a very personal wedding ceremony. In keeping with its motto “quality not quantity“, the location offers its own high-quality catering, using only fresh, high-quality, regional and seasonal ingredients and products. For every occasion they put together a suitable culinary supporting programme. You can also choose if you want to have a three or four course menu. Of course, the price also varies here depending on the choice of menu between 49€ and 65€ per person, including VAT, without drinks. Another advantage of this location is that the accommodation is not too far away. The next hotel is at the Kornmarkt and only 10 m away from the Palais.
We took a close look at the TOP 5 event locations in Heidelberg and it turned out that there are differences between the locations. If you prefer a more historical location, then either the Old Wine Factory, the Old Indoor Swimming Pool or the Palais Prinz Carl would be suitable for you. The goods station and the Moods are a bit more modern. You should also be able to go astray, for how many people you need a location. This probably makes it easier to decide between the locations. My absolute favourites are the freight station/ hall 2 and the Moods. The Güterbahnhof because with its different rooms it can offer a wide range of celebrations, events or functions. Furthermore, I am convinced by the NEO Bar-Restaurant with all its high-quality dishes and products, such as dry-aged beef or various sushi creations. Also because the freight station does not give me an 0815 impression. If you like it a little bit unusual, you will surely like it here. The Moods is my second favourite because it offers a wonderful view of the famous Heidelberg mountain panorama, but is also central but remote enough to be able to celebrate without any problems, so that nobody feels disturbed. In addition, Moods manages a lot for you, from free weddings in the green, to confirmations in the winter garden. All in all, I think that all five event locations are well equipped and with all their different features they make a wonderful celebration possible, which hopefully will remain a long lasting memory.