Welcome to Gamle Logen

Gamle Logen is a historic, one-of-a-kind venue in the heart of Oslo. It was originally built in 1836 as a Masonic lodge for the Norwegian Order of Freemasons – after an initiative from Count Herman Wedel-Jarlsberg. Today, Gamle Logen is the prefect destination to hosts artistic performances, concerts, conferences, banquets and private parties.



As a function venue, this elegant building is in a class of its own. Gamle Logen offers beautiful rooms and halls for gatherings of 10 to 800 people. Our kitchen, which combines the traditional with the contemporary, and our professional and service-minded staff will ensure that our guests enjoy an unparalleled experience in unique surroundings.

An example of a set menu:

  • A glass of sparkling wine on arrival
  • A 3-course party menu
  • A glass of white wine with the starter
  • A half bottle of red wine with the main course
  • Coffee or tea
  • Estimated price from NOK 1450 p.p.


Gamle Logen offers a range of beautiful rooms of various sizes, making it an attractive venue for not only major conferences but also smaller courses and meetings. This is a key area of business for Gamle Logen, and we are accordingly able to offer everything that organisers might need in the way of technical equipment and expertise. 
We receive bookings from most sectors of business and industry and we regularly host major conferences for government ministries and public bodies.

Conference package:

  • Meeting room/hall with standard technical equipment
  • Two coffee/tea breaks. One with cake
  • Two-course lunch with coffee/tea/mineral water
  • Fruit break
  • Cloakroom charge
  • NOK 625 p.p.


Gamle Logen was originally built as a Masonic lodge and a banquet and concert hall in 1836.The idea and initiative came from Count Wedel Jarlsberg. The inauguration took place in 1839, and was celebrated with a ball attended by guests of honour King Carl Johan and Crown Prince Oscar. This laid the foundation for many festive events and traditions for which Gamle Logen later became renowned.

Gamle Logen has played a major role in the development of Norway's cultural life. Norwegian artists of both national and international fame have performed here, such as Edvard Grieg, Henrik Ibsen, Ole Bull, Johan Svendsen, Halfdan Kierulf, Henrik Wergeland and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. International artists of world renown, such as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Josephine Baker, to mention but a few, have also performed at Gamle Logen.