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Photo Credit: House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads

A CENTURIES-OLD GUILD HALL

The House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads, an elaborate, centuries-old guildhall, boasts some of the most stunning architecture in Tallinn’s Old Town. The most valuable, spectacular rooms in the building are the White Hall (1532), which was the first renaissance-style hall in Tallinn, and the two-naved, gothic St. Olaf’s Hall. Throughout its long and varied history, the guild has generated mysterious legends about saints, soldiers and adventurers, which have given names to the hall’s various rooms. The house now mainly serves as a stylish venue for concerts and other formal events.

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Photo Credit: House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads

Tallinn’s Brotherhood of the Blackheads was a guild for unmarried merchants and shipowners. There is no clear answer as to the founding of the brotherhood. The oldest original document mentioning the Blackheads is the brotherhood’s contract with the Tallinn Dominican monastery from March 28, 1400. This contract affirms the Blackheads’ right to the religious paraphernalia they had deposited at the Dominican St. Catherine’s Church.

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Photo Credit: House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads

Olaf’s Guild Hall is the oldest and most festive hall of the House of Blackheads in terms of its architecture. Olaf’s grand hall was built in 1419–1422 with two naves, and a rare ceiling with High Gothic stellar vaults is considered to be one of the most brilliant architectural masterpieces in Tallinn.

VENUE CAPACITIES

OUTSIDE/OUTDOOR SPACE

No

MAXIMUM CAPACITY/

INSIDE/INDOOR SPACE

Yes

MAXIMUM CAPACITY400
RECEPTION SET-UP400
BANQUET SET-UP200
THEATRE SET-UP220
NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES50

GET IN TOUCH

House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads
Pikk tn 26,
Tallinn, Estonia

T: +372 631 3199
E: info@mustpeademaja.ee
W: https://www.filharmoonia.ee/en/mustpeademaja/hall-rental/hall-rental

FIND OUT MORE

Visit Tallinn Convention Bureau
Kaarli pst1 / Roosikrantsi 2
Tallinn, 10119

T: +372 640 4414
E: convention@visittallinn.ee
W: www.visittallinn.ee

Event planners can find out everything about organising their events in Tallinn here.

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