Welcome Reception

A get-together for congress participants in the first evening is a nice way of tuning into the congress mood. Jyväskylä offers a number of opportunities for events of all sizes. Often, the get-together takes place at the meeting venue or hotel.

Meeting's food servings.

City reception

The City of Jyväskylä offers select congresses a reception in a mutually agreed place, usually the City’s own premises, such as the City Hall. The cocktail event includes raising a toast and having some snacks – larger receptions also feature programme.

The City’s hospitality needs to be applied for. Receptions during the following year can be applied for starting in the summer, and at the university the Rector chooses the applications to be supported. Follow up the university’s internal bulletins indicating the deadlines.

Welcome reception in Hotel Alba

Kick-start your congress with a welcome reception. Hotel Alba is the most convenient venue for congresses arranged in the Agora building and on the Ylistönmäki campus.

The menu of the get-together party can be planned according to your wishes at suitable prices.

Hotel Alba
Ahlmaninkatu 4
40100 Jyväskylä

+358 14 636 311
info (at) hotellialba.fi

Welcome reception in Restaurant Harald

Restaurant Harald takes you to the middle of the Viking Age, food and drinks being the highlights of the fest. The Harald Village serves hearty dishes made from the best products of the northern nature. Some of these dishes are served on a sword or a shield in accordance with the Viking spirit. You are more than welcome to visit Harald even with a larger group to be served and a memorable welcome party will succeed in a relaxed and warm atmosphere.

The restaurant is centrally located in the centre of Jyväskylä on the Kauppakatu and is open from Monday to Sunday.

Capacity: There are 150 customer seatings in the restaurant that are divided up into a dining room and two cabinets.

Restaurant Harald
Kauppakatu 33
40100 Jyväskylä

+358 447668205
jyvaskyla (at) ravintolaharald.fi

Other cosy restaurants suitable for welcome receptions

Solo Sokos Hotel Paviljonki
Lutakonaukio 10
40100 Jyväskylä
+358 20 1234 645 
paviljonki.Jyvaskyla (at) sokoshotels.fi

Original Sokos Hotel Alexandra
Hannikaisenkatu 35
40100 Jyväskylä
alexandra.Jyvaskyla (at) sokoshotels.fi

Scandic Station Jyväskylä
Vapaudenkatu 73
40100 Jyväskylä
+358 14 330 30 00
jyvaskylastation (at) scandichotels.com