In 1904, Julius Johnson had Kuokkala Manor built in Äijälänjoki bay. The house was designed by Wivi Lönn, one of the first female architects in Finland. The house has lived through various phases, including functioning as a maternity hospital between 1940 and 1960. The Kauko Sorjonen Foundation began taking care of the manor in 1998, restoring it to its full glory.
Today, you can visit the manor to experience a flicker of the old atmosphere and to admire the marvelous details and works of art among the furniture. The manor café serves fresh coffee and home made treats, custom-made food events and festivities, and guided tours for groups. An art exhibition by the Kauko Sorjonen Foundation is featured upstairs and temporary exhibitions downstairs.
For more information on events and other activities organized by the Sorjonen Foundation, see www.kaukosorjosensaatio.fi.
In the large upstairs hall, you can imagine how Julius Johnson, the developer of the manor, sat at the dining table with his family, with beautifully decorated porcelain cups and steaming coffee in front of them—and delicious pastries, of course.
The coffee rooms can be used for hosting small-scale coffee service events, such as birthdays, within opening hours. A serving table order can include savory pies, gateaux and cookies—or other delicacies as you wish.
Kuokkala Manor provides you an opportunity to organize a memorable meeting in the footsteps of the factory owner Julius Johnson, in a breathtakingly beautiful environment.
Price 14.90€/person, minimum 11 people
Price 48.50€/person, minimum 20 people
Stable Theatre Julius, a rentable theatre and performance venue with a warm atmosphere, was opened beside Kuokkala Manor in early 2016.