Our last 50 days at Wiurila

The Colonel, the Peacock and the Bullerobong team bid farewell

Last days to come celebrate with us at Wiurila

A special Christmas experience awaits

Delight your family, friends or colleagues this Christmas with a unique private dining experience. The Colonel’s Cabinet pays homage to Colonel von Essen, Knight of the Mannerheim Cross no. 30. In his recreated dining room, your party will enjoy delicious 3 or 5 course menus served on the Colonel’s own fine tableware. With a dedicated host & fine beverages on offer, your party will have a celebration to remember!

Christmas bookings available until 19th December. Limited bookings remain. Reservations: info@wiurila.fi | 0400 121 900

CHRISTMAS BUFFET LUNCH

17.12, 18.12, 19.12 & 20.12: 11.00 – 14.00

A festive Christmas lunch is served!

Enjoy the Manors’ Christmas buffet lunch in Wiurila’s beautiful Grand Ballroom under the enchanting lights of the chandeliers. Experience true christmas spirit with good food, in good company.

Price 45€ / per person. Bookings: info@wiurila.fi | +358 400 121 900

CHRISTMAS MARKET

November 23rd: 10.00 – 16.00

Wiurila’s Christmas season commences with our traditional Christmas market.

The market is a great way to get into the festive spirit, and discover unique gifts, produce and homewares for your own Christmas celebrations.

Join us at Wiurila for mouth-watering delicacies and a warm atmosphere!

Our last 50 days at Wiurila

The Colonel, the Peacock and the Bullerobong team bid farewell

In the 230+ years that the Armfelt family has dwelt at Wiurila, my three years has been just a short tick of time. It has been a hectic, challenging, eventful time – but also thankfully purposeful!

I came to Wiurila in the end of 2016 to help out the owner and my relative, who was struggling to find anyone to continue the restaurant business after the previous tenant had left. Being part of the Armfelt family, I saw it as a duty to contribute to the family heritage and take responsibility when few others did. Since then, my team has worked hard to make Wiurila a prominent visitor center, to create awareness among potential visitors, to modernise the interiors, and to fill the old stable buildings with life again. We have served and hosted numerous parties, business events, group visits, dining experiences, and concerts, and we have kept the demanding daily restaurant activities going during the summer months.

The road has been tough and cumbersome. So far, I have personally funded all the development work, the branding and marketing, the interior upgrade and styling, and the service development. All the investments have been necessary to bring Wiurila to a level where it would have a chance to succeed long-term.

The original plan was a long-term plan. I knew from the beginning that this business was very difficult to make work. At the same time, I saw a lot of potential in the place, providing there would be collaboration and joint development efforts. I was aiming for an elementary business that would cover its costs and make it possible for us to welcome people at Wiurila to experience the great buildings, learn about the family history, celebrate special moments, and sense the heritage connected to the place.

Business-wise positive things have been achieved – Wiurila has been put on the map as a destination for a wide group of people with different interests, the positive reputation has grown and the strong demand already for next year is evident. However, due to the many limitations of the buildings, the short season, a lack of cooperation on-site, and the competitive restaurant activities, we have been struggling to even reach minimum profitability. We still could have worked around these things to continue the business. But the true roadblock has been the disproportionately high rent to pay.

Despite numerous attempts during the past 12 months to negotiate more realistic conditions, we have not been able to reach an agreement with the owner. I and my partners have brought many options to the table, as our intention and wish has been to find a solution where the work we have started would be continued. Unfortunately, we have failed. Hence, our last 50 days at Wiurila start today.

I want to thank all our wonderful customers who have visited us during the last 3 years. I especially cherish the happy moments when we have been able to contribute to someone’s special day, or delight someone when they least expect it. We have aimed to serve our customers well. I am also thankful to my team who has created the wonderfully warm and cheerful service approach the place has become known for. Your efforts and hard work are amazing, and I am grateful beyond words. Finally, I am grateful to the oldest generation in the Armfelt family who have been involved and supportive, and acted as helpful marketers through the whole journey.

Patricia Wiklund

Count August Armfelt’s grandson’s granddaughter

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Where can I park at Wiurila?

We have ample, dedicated parking right at the front gates of Wiurila.

Do you have wifi?

Wiurila offers free Wifi in our Bistro, the Grand Ballroom and meeting spaces. The Guest House does not offer Wifi.

For phone connection, please note that due to the thick walls of Wiurila’s buildings, connection can be interupted. Phone connection is best in the outside areas.

Can I bring my dog to Wiurila?

We are happy for you to bring your dog to Wiurila to enjoy the outdoor space. In respect for other patrons, we kindly ask dogs are on leads and owners provide responsible clean up after their pets.

Do you host weddings?

Yes, we do. Please contact Wiurila directly to discuss your wedding with our Events Manager.

Can I visit the Manor House?

The main Manor building is a private home. Groups can on occasion book a separate guided tour of the main mansion. Contact info@wiurila.fi or +358 400 121 900.

Who are the actors at Wiurila?

Bullerobong Oy Ab is responsible for the restaurant services, events, shop and other activities at Wiurila. The Museums are part of Wiurila Manor. The Golf course is managed by Wiurila Golf and Country Club. The Stables are managed by Wiurilan talli.

OPENING HOURS

Wiurila is open for group bookings by appointment

CONNECT WITH US

+358 400 121 900

info[at]wiurila.fi

 

WHERE WE ARE

Viurilantie 126,

24910 Halikko, Finland

 

 

2019 EVENTS

11.5 - Varjosta Valoon duo piano concert
12.5 - Mother's Day Lunch
11.5-9.6 - Wiurilan kesä näyttely I art exhibition
14.6-25.8 - Wiurilan kesä näyttely II art exhibition
11.7 - Wiurila Cultural Thursday
27.7 - Domenico & Folke classical concert
23.8 - Film night: Leif Wager retroperspective
25.8 - Traditional horse & carriage event (Cancelled)
30.8-1.9 - Finnish Championship in carriage driving
23.11 - Christmas Market
29.11 - Christmas concert hosted by Salon kamarikuoro
17-20.12 - Christmas Lunches in the Grand Ballroom

 

 

Wiurila | Viurilantie 126, 24910 Halikko | Y-tunnus 2211358-3 | +358 400 121 900 | info@wiurila.fi | www.wiurila.fi | © 2019 by Bullerobong Oy Ab