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Known as the “City of a Hundred Spires”, Prague was founded in the 9th century and its long history means that the Czech capital is home to several historic venues. However, not many know the city also boasts a number of unique and one of a kind venues in Prague. From gothic churches, a grand palace, party boats, and an ‘ugly’ tower --- here are our list of 9 unique event venues in Prague that will surely help make your affair lasting and memorable.
Out of all the venues in Prague, the Church of St. Anne is the one that provides such authentic gothic vibes that there is absolutely no need to hire an event decorator. Built sometime between 1313 to 1330, this Gothic church in Old Town Prague belonged to a Dominican Convent.
Inside the church, you can see actual Gothic wall paintings, and along with its grand vaulted ceilings, it makes for a very impressive event venue in Prague. It was around 2003-2004 when the church underwent reconstruction under the former Czech president Vaclav Havel, who himself was a writer and playwright. After the restoration, the Church of St. Anne became known as ‘The Prague Crossroads’, pertaining to the venue acting as a place where lectures, discussions, performances, exhibitions and all other events intersect.
As the Prague Crossroads has become quite a unique event venue in Prague, it now features in-floor heating, acoustic systems, and internal and external lighting. This venue is in the centre of downtown Prague, and is 5 minutes’ walking distance from Old Town Square and 3 minutes’ walk to and from Charles Bridge.
Sometimes, the brightest and most elaborate ideas are born out of a clean slate. Animika Hub is clean and flexible enough to be a venue for a small to medium sized corporate event, workshop, a course, or simply a business meeting. The venue, which is a spacious studio, welcomes plenty of natural light. And together with its natural wood furnishings, it creates a clean and tranquil environment perfect for social gatherings and brain storming.
Located in the quiet and rising district of Karlin, this venue is ideal for medium sized groups. Animika Hub has plenty of parking spaces available, however its convenient location allows guests to reach it via a 10 minute walk to and from Prague’s centre. It is also close to two stations, Florenc and Krizikova. Catering services are available on-site, along with HD projectors and a conference room.
Once in a while, there are events created that are quite special, it needs an equally marvellous venue to give it justice and make it memorable. The Zofin Palace in Prague is the perfect venue for such events. It is located in the scenic Slovansky Island, which is a mere 3-minute walk from the National Theatre.
Zofin Palace is a neo-Renaissance building which is a popular venue for concerts, grand balls, exhibitions and conferences. The Zofin Palace was opened in 1837 and known historic artists such as Smetana, Wagner and Tchaikovsky have not just walked these halls but also performed here.
The elegant interiors of the palace make it a perfect venue for company galas , dinners and balls. The palace’s large hall can accommodate up to 800 guests and the interiors come with barrier-free wheelchair access, internal heating, internet connection and lighting / sound systems.
Prague holds a yearly New Year’s Eve party in the Grand Ballroom of Zofin Palace. This venue is perfect for companies wishing to hold a memorable and grandiose event that will certainly be the talk of attendees long after the event has happened.
This special activity in Prague not only serves as a unique venue but also a fun activity which attendees will enjoy and appreciate. Running along Bohemia, Cesky Krumlove, Ceske Budejovice and Prague, the Vltava is the longest river in the Czech Republic.
It’s quite common to see tourist boats cruising along the river, but not many know that these Prague boats are also available for hire for private and corporate events. Prague Boats, which has been running for over 25 years, provides the complete package for private / corporate events be it teambuilding, conferences, Christmas parties , or any kind of party or celebration for that matter.
On top of providing food services and event planning, Prague Boats’ fleet are solar-powered and hybrid. They also use biodegradable materials inside their boats and ensure they do their part to maintain a clean Vltava river.
Turn back the time and hold your corporate event in Prague with the grandeur of the 1920’s. This popular events venue in Prague was constructed back in 1797 and has over 1,600 square metres in space.
The entire Empire hall can accommodate up to 950 guests, and overall they have 3 separate halls consisting of the Grand Hall (capacity: 300 guests) the Grand Hall Gallery (capacity of 216-300 guests), and the Lounge Hall (capacity: 120 – 150 guests)
Due to its central location in Prague, the Empire Hall has been hosting events from weddings, to fashion shows, concerts, conferences and galas. The hall underwent an extensive reconstruction in 2018 and it is now perhaps Prague’s most elegant venues.
Built from the mid-16th century to the mid-18th century, the Clementinum is a complex of historic buildings in Prague. And unless you have been avoiding social media for the past years, you most certainly have seen its Baroque Library officially hailed as the world’s most beautiful library.
Within the same compound is the very ornate Mirror Chapel, which frequently hosts classical and sometimes jazz music.
They have capacity for up to 200 guests, and its quite easy to imagine attendees having the most unforgettable event in their lives in this chapel.
The Mirror Chapel in Clementinum is situated at the foot of the Charles Bridge, and this extremely central location alone is already a big plus.
This 19th century Neo-Renaissance palace is currently a 5-star luxury hotel which has seven venue rooms / halls. All of these rooms are flexible to be set up according to your event needs, be it a private get together for 16 people or a full-scale conference up to 350 guests.
This building has a historic past which reflects its current vibe. Carlo IV was originally constructed in the 1890’s as the Czech Mortgage Bank. One can currently see the metal reliefs that represent the evolution and history of Czech Republic’s coin system.
During the communist period, the building became the headquarters of the Czech Postal Service.
It was renovated after many years of neglect, and it is now one of Prague’s most luxurious 5-star hotels known for its several function halls.
Let’s veer away from grand palaces and venues for a little bit and explore something truly unique: a tram depot. You don’t need to be a transport enthusiast to appreciate the collection of artifacts in this museum that showcases the history of urban mass transit in Prague.
Built in 1909, the tram depot was declared a historical landmark in 1991 and apart from being a museum, it also accepts private bookings for events. The Stresovice tram depot is comprised of several halls and their interiors can be adjusted according to space requirements. The hall can accommodate guests from 80 to 800, and the trams act as a unique backdrop and can also transport guests in between halls.
You don’t need to worry about food and beverage logistics as they have their own catering department on site.
This 216 metre-tall structure was once voted one of the ugliest buildings in the world. But don’t judge a building by its cover. The Prague Park Tower gives you the best view in the city!
This is the tallest structure and highest viewing platform in the whole of Czech Republic. Previously known as the Prague TV Tower, it underwent complete interior refurbishment in 2011-2012. It has a total of 3 function rooms and is available for buffet or reception-type program / events.
The tower has capacity for 150 people on a standing buffet event, and 120 people on seated buffet. They also have an outdoor garden available which can be used as an extension for receptions.