The Kai Fjell Hall
For weddings, jubilees and other special occasions we have the fantastic Kai Fjell banquet hall, where the walls are adorned with beautiful paintings made by the artist Kai Fjell. The banquet hall for up to 130 persons has a grand view over Geilo and the Hallngskarvet and creates a perfect environment for any celebration dinner. The Kai Fjell Hall can also be used for conferences and is roomy enough for 200 persons in cinema seating or 150 persons in school seating.
Please order the Kai Fjell Hall as early as possible – it is very popular. Contact alexander@vestlia for booking.
Kai Fjel was born in 1907 and died in 1989. He was a main figure i the romantic-expressive Norwegian painting of the 1930s, clearly opposing the more dominant formalistic direction. Fjell was by some proclaimed “The successor of Edvard Munch”. Fjell’s works represent in quite another way a complex and ambiguous picture world, which also brings with it parts of the Norwegian folk art, picked up from stays in Telemark. With a clear conception of art’s means and goals, Kai Fjell could mold not only the total frame of theater plays, but in addition to illustrations, pastel paintings and big easel paintings, also monumental embellishments, among those the Government Building (Regjeringsbygget 1959) and the Bakkehaugen church (1960) in Oslo, both made in sandblasted concrete together with Carl Nesjar, in the church also on glass mosaics. In the departure hall in the old Oslo aerodrome at Fornebu (1965 – 68) he decorated with paintings on canvas together with Snorre Andersen.
(Source: Norwegian Bibliographical Encyclopedia)
Gommostogu is a traditional Hallingstue (hall) perfect for parties with up to 40 people. In connection with the Gommostogu we have Låven (The Barn) where the guests can gather before dinner with a glass of champagne or after dinner with music and an open bar. All on the same floor. If you wish to use both Gommostogu and Låven you can seat up to 60 people for dinner.
Gommostugu is very popular and must be booked well in advance. Contact alexander@vestlia for booking.
Hallingstua is a traditional building form, which you will find throughout Hallingdal. Hallingstuer are known since the beginning of the 1700s. After having been used with caution hand for hundreds of years, the difficult times of the 60-70s arrived when many wanted to get rid of the “old junk” – and many hallingstuer were sold to museums or liebhabers all over the country who wanted to use them as cottages. During the last couple of decades the hallingstuer have regained popularity and are often used for cottages. Gommostugu is a beautiful example of a hallingstue, and well deserves its nice name.