What else you need to know for your event

In this section, we are pleased to answer some frequently asked questions and to give you some basic information that may be of importance for planning your special occasion in our event and wedding location in Cologne.

Included in the hire charge:

The hire charges as stated include the following services:

  • A Chocolate Museum event manager
  • Provision of the necessary furniture
  • One bar each in the Bel Etage and/or Grand Cafe
  • Final cleaning of the event venue
  • Ancillary consumption costs
  • Waste disposal

Beginning of your event:

  • Bel Etage: At all times
  • Panoramic restaurant: starting 6 pm

The beginning of you event at the Panoramic restaurant, Atrium and at the Chocolate factory complies with the closing hours of the museum. Prior to that we offer your guests a variety of options to do while the museums is still open. Events at the Bel Etage are not affected by this, because the venue is not located within the exhibition area. Any assembly or dismantling must be agreed upon beforehand.


The service fee is generally included in our food and beverage pricing. Starting at 1 am until 3 am we charge 200€ (Bel Etage) or 250€ (Restaurant) per hour for the extra service effort.

Number of guests:

Please inform us of the exact number of persons by no later than eight working days prior to the event. No allowance can unfortunately be made in the bill for reductions in the number of persons which are notified later.

Minimum charge:

Please note, that the minimum catering turnover is € 5000 on Friday and Saturday nights.


No charge is made for children up to the age of 6. For children up to the age of 12, we charge 50% of the buffet and menu prices quoted.


All event rooms (except of the gallery) including the toilets are barrier-free accessible.

If you have more questions please contact us.

Standard Contract Terms for Events at the Cologne Chocolate Museum