Reception & get-together

EXPERIENCE LIVELY RECEPTIONS AND GET-TOGETHERS AT BOLLE MEIEREI IN BERLIN

Bolle Meierei combines many advantages that speak for themselves.

 

The advantages make it the ideal event location for events with 150 to 750 guests in Berlin.

Historic location with modern infrastructure

A place with a distinctive industrial charm and the history of early Berlin entrepreneurship.

Situated in the middle of Berlin’s city centre upon the Spree river

Location, hotel and catering under one roof, which means that accommodation is also provided if required

Strong partner network for everything the event and reception needs (furniture, event technology, security, service personnel, flowers/decoration and more)

Roof terrace for exclusive occasions and receptions with a beautiful view of the green areas of Berlin

Air conditioning and passenger elevator available

Power connections, goods lift and suspension points for optimum event preparation

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Various rooms can be arranged for the reception.

With the traditional Kapelle and the Festsaal Bolle Meierei offers exactly the rooms that are suitable for holding receptions. Industrial Gründerzeit ambience combined with modern elements creates a lasting impression. The premises have an unmistakable style and are perfectly suited for companies whose event should have an elegant and exquisite flair. For events of up to 800 guests.

Bolle Meierei offers various rooms in which the event and the reception can take place. Organisers can first welcome their visitors in the foyer, in the milk bar or, if the weather is fine, on the roof terrace. The next step is to take them to the two banqueting halls afterwards and to officially start the event after the get-together. The chapel for the reception and the banqueting hall behind it can also be prepared for the event itself.

Each of the two large halls can accommodate up to 500 people. Capacities of the other rooms are smaller. The milk bar, for example, is perfectly suited as a reception area for guests of honour. They can be received and looked after here individually, while the other guests wait in the rooms provided for them for the beginning of the event.

Map: "Event spaces"

Capacities

Capacities  
Room Reception Theatre Classroom Panel Banquet Mixed Area (m²)
Kapelle 500 750 480 576 440 400 720
Festsaal 500 600 300 440 400 500 800
Kontorfoyer 80 50 30 165
Kontorräume 16 3×23
Milchbar 40 30 66
Dachterrasse 70 50 120

 

You and your meeting participants will find us directly in the centre of Berlin, only five minutes by car from the main train station. Travelling by public transport is recommended. The “Bellevue” suburban train station, the “Turmstraße” subway station as well as the “Turmstraße” and “Kleiner Tiergarten” bus stops are only a few minutes’ walk away from the location.
If the guests arrive by car, the underground garages in Spree-Bogen and at the main station are recommended. Up to 50 parking spaces can be reserved in Spree-Bogen and it is also possible to arrange stopping bans in front of the front door so that buses can stop to drop off the passengers.

Useful information for holding receptions

How should a reception be prepared before the actual event?

A reception can be organised as a prelude to another subsequent event, such as a gala dinner, company celebration, anniversary or conference. However, a reception is often booked as a separate event for networking or a get-together. The focus here is always on establishing or deepening new contacts – usually with potential business partners – and combining this with a wonderful experience. A get-together as a special event is therefore of great importance. A special, friendly reception in an appropriate ambience feels good pays off. Guests and participants will be greeted with a drink that is appropriate for the occasion. First speeches follow and whet the appetite for what is to come.

You have to be aware that a reception is not only functional, because all guests never arrive at the same time. It can take up to two hours for all guests to arrive. Every newcomer should immediately feel comfortable and be able to integrate smoothly into the event. Both the time of arrival and the time of the actual event should be structured and filled in a meaningful, stylish and professional way.

The host can greet the guests personally or welcome drinks are offered immediately after arrival. A delicious buffet and beautifully decorated bar tables with small snacks are part of it. Short and nice speeches structure the event and give orientation. It is also important to have the possibility of an informal exchange with other guests or speakers in a relaxed atmosphere. Standing reception or any other type of event – those who are there will immediately have a much better attitude towards the event and its programme if the mood is good. Good planning and organisation are therefore required.

This is why it is important to pay attention not only to the main programme but also to the reception.

There is so much to consider when organizing an event – and an interesting main program is the absolute minimum. There are many general organisational items that need to be taken into account. From the date to the number of guests and the accommodation, to invitations, the schedule, the location as well as its facilities, to friendly reception. It should be a location which, in addition to a sufficiently large and perfectly equipped event hall, also offers suitable premises in which a get-together can take place. In exactly the same manner as previously described. In addition, the location must be conveniently located in terms of infrastructure and, to a certain extent, unusual in order to amaze the guests at the get-together and ensure a positive start of the event.

In short, it would be a fatal mistake to neglect the element of reception and limit it to half an hour before the main programme begins. This is still the main factor in event organization. But it is the small details that make the difference at the end and that also deserve full attention. Bolle Meierei supports its visitors in developing and staging attractive room concepts and reception programs.

Delicious snacks for an optimal start of the event.

Depending on when the event starts, coffee, tea and water will be served first at the morning reception. If necessary, the coats will be handed in or a personal greeting and a short speech will take place. In the evening, usually sparkling wine or champagne are chosen (champagne reception). Food is served over time either by service staff on a tray or at a beautifully prepared buffet. In the morning, for example, breakfast canapés in the form of sandwiches, salmon slices, pretzels with butter or smoothies can be offered. In the evening, various kinds of finger food can be provided. At Bolle Meierei we take care of Bolles’ in-house chefs your ideas, yet we will be more than happy to work with caterer chosen by the organizer. Our consultants are ready to make you an individual catering offer that includes wonderful food and excellent drinks. Also all items like plates and glasses are included in the offer of Bolle Meierei.