4.2 / 5

From historic railway workshop to unique experience house


A wealth of opportunities in historical settings

Centralværkstedet and Smedien are reminiscent of old, English auction halls. Here the brevity of history meets the modern world. The place is both raw and urban, and exudes charm. As a guest, you quickly forget that you are right in the heart of the city.

Centralværkstedet and Smedien are located right in the center of Aarhus and are next door to Comwell Aarhus, Bruuns Gallery and Aarhus Train Station. Meeting and conference participants, arriving by public transportation, are only a few meters away, and at Comwell Aarhus we naturally offer good accommodation options.

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Come inside Centralværkstedet and Smedien



  • Large patio
  • Space for up to 900 people
  • Modern AV equipment
  • Excellent food
  • Suitable for large gatherings, exhibitions and company parties
  • Option of restructuring the lounge area
  • Stucco and high ceilings
  • Unobstructed view of open kitchen

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Meetings & conferences

Centralværkstedet is an urban meeting, conference and party venue, capable of hosting the really big events - either for a day or for a longer period of time. In essence, an experience house. The venue has preserved the raw atmosphere from the old workshop buildings, differentiating itself from other large and common conference centers.

Centralværkstedet has room for 900 in a cinema setup and 150 in Smedien. But both places' flexible options make it possible to screen off as needed, allowing for unlimited opportunities and intimacy. The venue copious amounts of natural light and acces to the enclosed courtyard.

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Are you looking for a venue for your wedding, reception, Christmas party, party or company event in charming, elegant and historic settings? Then Centralværkstedet or Smedien is the place for you. With us it is paramount that you and your guests feel comfortable and get a total experience beyond the ordinary.

We plan the individual party in cooperation with you, ensuring your wishes, needs and dreams are fulfilled. The gastronomic experience is composed with one of our talented chefs, who are always ready with tasteful suggestions and inspiration.

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Fairs & exhibitions

At Centralværkstedet we have a great deal of experience in renting out exhibition rooms, and we offer a complete package wherein we take care of everything from start to finish. Our exhibition rooms are conveniently located in the heart of the city, allowing for easy access from the railway station and good parking facilities at the neighboring Bruuns Gallery.

The rustic rooms with raw walls and high ceilings, allow for creating a perfect setting for an event where many people are going in and out, in a constant stream. The street access allows for hosting large exhibitions with eg cars and other large elements.

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