Festivities and meetings
Moments are More
The Winter Garden concept dates back to the 17th to 19th centuries; European nobility constructed large conservatories to house tropical and subtropical plants and extend their living space. In the 19th century many of these conservatories were made out of iron and curvilinear glass. The style evolved and beautiful winter gardens, both private and for the public at large, became popular.
St. George’s Winter Garden is in the hotel’s inner courtyard and connects the different wings of the property. The Winter Garden first seems like a classical painting that proceeds to entice you into appreciating all the subtle gestures the space can offer.
The Winter Garden Bar in the main room has a separate menu with intensive, complex tastes. It’s an excellent place to linger, relax and spend time with the friends.
This great space also has three nooks – intimate, elegant rooms for small social gatherings. Poetry Room Edith, Dining Room Elias and Wine Room Kalervo are small, individually designed venues for meetings and special festivities.
The beauty of nature in repose is evident in the hand-painted wallpaper and in the tones of objects and furniture. A sculptural brass bird filters the light from the glass ceiling. The Winter Garden is the living room of the Hotel St. George, a place where guests and locals rendezvous.
St. George’s Winter Garden is in the hotel’s inner courtyard and connects the different wings of the property. The Winter Garden first seems like a classical painting that proceeds to entice you into appreciating all the subtle gestures space can offer.
Wine Room Kalervo
The ambiance of Wine Room Kalervo is reminiscent of the early 20th century Parisian salons where culture, politics and commerce met. Its elegant interior and dark, refined mood provide a setting where people can meet, build visions of the future and contemplate the multiplicity of time. Hotel St. George's Wine Room Kalervo is a venue for the city's wine connoisseurs. Its carefully picked selection of wines is like a private collection but one that everyone is invited to enjoy.
Poetry Room Edith
Poetry Room Edith is an intimate space in Hotel St. George. Its speciality is a collection of poetry by poets from Finland and abroad. The Russian Anna Akhmatova and the German Rainer Maria Rilke meet Edith Södergran, the soul of Finnish poetry, and other great poets.
Dining Room Elias
Dining Room Elias of Hotel St. George is the largest meeting room in the Winter Garden. It is dedicated to the history of the building. The various historical roles of the building are combined in the Dining Room. The St. George building earlier housed the Finnish Literature Society and the Finnish Club. Hotel St. George wants to honour its history. Dining Room Elias has a collection of facsimiles of Suometar, one of the first Finnish-language newspapers, pictures and extracts from the time when Finnish journalists and the cultural and business elite met in the building. The space is excellently suited for large meetings and an impressive setting for special banquets.
For informal meetings.