Riga Destination Management
We have put together the ultimate Riga DMC & MICE-guide (Meeting, Incentives, Conferences and Events), containing everything you need for a successful conference, gala dinner or corporate event in Riga. Need more convincing that Riga could be the right destination for your retreat? Check out our top 10 Riga Activities, Riga Nightlife Guide and Useful Links page.
Meeting and Event venues in Riga
For 20 attendees: Hotel Bergs – Glass Room
For 50 attendees: Spikeri concert venue
For 100 attendees: Small Guild
For 200 attendees: Latvian society house
For 500 attendees: Riga Art Space
For 1000 attendees: Arena Riga or Kipsala
Hotels in Riga
1) Radisson Blu Latvia
Reason: Competitive room rates, large room allocation and perfect location with several conference facilities
2) Hotel Avalon
Reason: Great location on the edge of the old town, perfect for a corporate group looking for an active break and not so conference room minded
3) Hotel Alberts
Reason: Ideal location in the quiet area of Riga, fast connection to the Airport and good conference facilities. Very friendly staff plus a great rooftop bar and terrace
Restaurants in Riga
1) Biblioteka No1
Reason: Beautiful restaurant located in a very central park, food is fantastic and very well priced. Private hire of the banquet hall is also very competitive and can sit up to 80 people gala style.
Reason: Traditional Latvian food served in a great setting. Can seat around 100 people, great terrace in the summer.
Reason: The number one restaurant in Latvia, not just a restaurant but a complete dining experience.
Banqueting venues in Riga
1) Small Guild
Reason: 14th century interiors and space to accommodate up to 200 Banquet style
2) Railway Museum
Reason: Unique and very atmospheric venue. Can incorporate your gala dinner with a cabaret show
3) Latvian National Opera
Reason: Combine a buffet dinner with a performance at the prestigious Latvian National Opera house.
3 must see’s in Riga
1) Riga Old Town
Reason: Riga’s UNESCO-listed Old Town is a fabulous place to spend time, it’s architecture reflecting the changing styles and eras of the city as a whole. For more information about Riga Old Town click here.
2) Embassy / Art Nouveau District
Reason: Riga boasts the largest collection of Art Nouveau buildings in the world. Many art nouveau buildings were designed by Latvian architects, the most famous of whom was Mikhail Eisenstein. The concentration and quality of art nouveau architecture is most impressive in the Embassy District, along Elizabetes and Alberta streets.
Reason: Sigulda and its surrounding area are routinely referred to as ‘Latvia’s Switzerland’. While it’s undeniably picturesque, the description also proves that Latvians do have a nice line in self deprecating humour. Where Switzerland is on a grand scale, Sigulda is intimate. But Sigulda can more than match Switzerland for castles, with two large ones staring at each other across the Gauja river valley and the ruins of others hidden in the thick forests around.
Riga incentive ideas and Team Building Activities
1) City snakes and ladders with iPads
Reason: City Snakes and Ladders is perfect for ending a workshop or training day in Riga, since it is a combination of team training, knowledge and a great way to get to know your colleagues better. The game is also a good way to get to know Riga’s sights and attractions in an unusual way.
2) Curling competition
Reason: Curling is actually one of our most popular winter activities in Riga, it is a great way to fuel the competitive streak in your colleagues in a friendly and sporting fashion. Riga has excellent facilities for this activity and we always enjoy hosting incentives in Riga at the the Curling hall! Why not combine with a bobsleigh experience?
3) Private river boat tour with dinner
Reason: A great way to see the city, complete with catering, drinks and entertainment the River Boat Party will give your guests or employees a chance to relax and take in the wonderful sights that Riga has to offer.
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Example small souvenirs / giveaways
1) Amber bracelet / necklace for ladies and amber tie pin for men.
2) Black Balzam and chocolate gift set.
3) Recipe for Success Cook Book compilation of photos and recipes.