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Seifenfabrik Düsseldorf

Welcome to the Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson´s

The event location Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson‘s was founded in 2016 and is located in the facilities of one of the oldest factory buildings in the heart of Düsseldorf. It combines both tradition and the spirit of the times. 45 staff members from 10 different nations attend to your needs. We offer full-service solutions from planning and realization to catering as well as additional technical services and entertainment elements – with us, you will get an all-in-one solution if you wish!


The history of the location dates back to the 19th century, when one of the first soap factories in Germany was founded at the site under the name Dr. Thompson’s Siegelwerke. In 2016, the building was acquired by the current owners who transformed it into a state-of-the-art event location. Combining modern design components with historical charm, Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson‘s can be used for all sorts of events, both private and commercial. Our staff takes care of all the details and provides an unforgettable experience for our guests.

Company culture

Our company is known for high-quality work and individual service. We handle every project with great care and the team works hand in hand to meet all our customers’ needs. There is a working atmosphere of trust and respect for the multifaceted cultural backgrounds of our international team.

The Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson‘s is a young company that combines tradition and innovation and is constantly evolving. We provide our customers with full-service solutions covering all needs and wishes.


Recent developments – there is more to come!

Over the past few years, Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson‘s has become one of the most renowned event and conference venues in the Düsseldorf area. We provide our customers with a fully air-conditioned indoor area, and a water-lined outdoor area with two winter gardens, ensuring that we are weather safe. This gives us a wide range of event options with a capacity of 60 to 699 people. Weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, summer parties, conferences, incentives or Christmas celebrations – here you can expect a feel-good atmosphere in the absolute premium segment of the event industry.

We are proud of being state-of-the-art in terms of technology. With regard to climate change, we have aligned our strategy in 2022 so that we can offer a green, environmentally friendly total solution. From March 2023, we have been sourcing 100 percent green electricity from renewable energy sources and can use this in heating and cooling the premises through heat pumps and for everyday electricity needs. From May 2023, our own solar plant rounds off our green credentials and ensures sustainable use of resources.

Our team – a matter of the heart!

Besides providing a great location, our company attaches particular importance to our professional staff, who are receptive to our customers’ wishes and know exactly what needs to be done to meet even the most demanding expectations. For our team, hospitality comes first, because it not only represents our company, but at the same time strives to show why Germany is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world: Kindness and professionalism combined with approachability and a commitment to service are the reasons why our guests feel they are in good hands with us at all times.

We love food and we live service!

We are passionate about the perfect event, and for us, the appropriate food selection is a key component. We provide our customers with tailor-made catering solutions that meet every demand. Our kitchen team is constantly creating innovative dishes and combining them with tried and tested classics. Finger food, 3-, 4- and 5-course menus, individual buffets, fork food offerings, food market concepts and daytime catering – our catering offers everything your heart desires. All categories are also available in an “regional” version, using only regional products.

We are especially proud of our high quality level and the freshness of the products we use. Last but not least, it is our great team that ensures the success of the company: all employees work hand in hand and are actively involved in all tasks. In a friendly working atmosphere, the staff manages to develop exceptional solutions and deliver perfect results every day.

  • We completely avoid the use of convenience products.
  • Our suppliers are carefully selected and constantly monitored in terms of hygiene and quality.
  • Additives such as flavor enhancers are a taboo for us.
  • Daily freshness and quality are our top priority.
  • ccupational safety, fair working conditions and the satisfaction of our staff are very important to us.

We also attach great value to high-quality premium products in our range of beverages. We offer sustainable table water from our own osmosis plant, which allows us to adapt 30 types of water developed by sommeliers to your meal concept. Furthermore, we completely avoid plastic bottles and provide soft drinks from the company Fritz Kola and the organic soft drinks from the Organics range.

In addition, we have a large selection of wines for you to choose from in advance. Do you have your own favorite wine that you would like to enjoy? No problem, just let us know and bring it with you!

An extensive and well selected spirits list completes our range of beverages. From digestives such as Hierbas, 15 different types of gin to 16-year-old whiskey and numerous international vodka specialties – our professionally trained bar staff will find the perfect long drink and cocktail for every guest – of course also in a non-alcoholic version!

To sum up

Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson‘s is a fantastic event location with an industrial ambience, with rough edges, endearing, charming and up for almost any fun and occasion! However, if you are looking for a castle or a traditional hotel ballroom, you will not find it here.


  • Capacity of up to 699 people

  • Total area of 1.100 sqm

  • Indoor and all-weather outdoor areas

  • Suitable for private and commercial events

  • Integrated stage

  • Optional in-house catering

  • Close to the city center, one of the most beautiful locations in the Düsseldorf area

Event / B2B

The unique location with feel-good character in Düsseldorf


Event & B2B


Are you looking for an exclusive, central and unique event location that really stands apart from all the others? With the historic Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s, Düsseldorf has gained an exclusive location with a feel-good character that provides a unique setting for your event.

Whether private occasions such as birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries or business events such as Christmas parties, summer parties, company parties, incentives, meetings, photo shootings, film productions or others, Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson‘s can host from 10 to 699 people and impresses with its casual industrial flair, atmospheric lighting in the event rooms and an outstanding gastronomy concept. And it is all located on the Schwanenhöfe site in the immediate vicinity of the city center of Düsseldorf.

The design of the spaces, the interior and the open-air area are second to none. Whether it is taking place on the water-lined outdoor terrace including two winter gardens or in the former power station halls of the Dr. Thompson’s soap powder factories with lounge, dance and bar areas – your event here will be a special experience. In the summer months, the large, plant-filled terrace is an inviting place to relax; in the winter, the large industrial fireplace provides warmth fills the room with its cozy, flickering light.

The designer location is unprecedentedly versatile – in just a few steps, the main room can be transformed from a dinner setting into a trendy, club-like venue which is ideal for live music. At Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s, the threads of sophisticated event culture come together. Here you can celebrate your event in a relaxed atmosphere in classy surroundings.

Technical equipment
Technically speaking, the event location is also optimally equipped. Numerous lighting effects and moving heads, atmospheric lighting, stage lighting and a Function-One sound system are included in the basic equipment. Furthermore, we are constantly striving to further improve the location and to add new highlights.

Decoration & entertainment
We create impressive environments and settings with innovative decoration concepts – a Roaring Twenties party, a fairground ambience or an elegant dinner – the location leaves room for numerous ideas. And with their love of detail, our event team caters to your exact wishes. Add an extra touch to your event with an artistic performance or a live band! We have the right idea for every occasion, from a saxophone act to a 10-member band.

Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson‘s also attaches great importance to quality in the kitchen. Our 10-strong kitchen team is always on the lookout for new and fresh creations and also conjures up tasty delights for the palates of our customers at external events.

Let us spoil you with our menus and buffets specially tailored to your wishes – starting at 39 euros per person! Regional and seasonal products are very important to us in the selection of our suppliers and the production of our dishes. We rely on a multitude of suppliers to guarantee affordable prices and to offer you an unmatched culinary taste experience with high-quality and hand-picked products.

The Food Market is another highlight. Depending on your budget and the size of your group, you can select from different components to create your own individual menu. Our kitchen team prepares the food fresh for you at the food booths. Sushi, burgers, a large BBQ grill, wok dishes, fresh pinsa, bowls and a lot more. Allow your creativity to run free.


Celebrate an extraordinary celebration for your employees or business customers


Company Parties &- Christmas Parties

Do you want to score points with your employees, throw a memorable summer party, celebrate a special anniversary or go one better again at the end of the year? Then host your event at Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson‘s!

We will be by your side from your inquiry to the wrap-up meeting, supporting you every step of the way in the planning process and the implementation of your event.

Christmas time
At Christmas time, our venue sparkles with Christmas decorations and thousands of lights. This cozy atmosphere is rounded off by numerous other eye-catchers such as Christmas trees and other decoration ideas that are adjusted and modified every year. Up to 500 people can attend events at the venue during the winter months.

Don’t wait too long to book your event, as popular summer and winter dates are reserved 12 months in advance. Send us an inquiry via our contact form or call our event hotline and you will receive a first transparent offer within 24 hours. We are available for an on-site visit of the venue during our business hours or by appointment in the evening hours.

Summer Parties

The most popular summer location in Düsseldorf

Summer Parties at Seifenfabrik

Summer Parties

Originally a winter-only location, Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson‘s has become one of the most popular locations for summer events in Düsseldorf in recent years. In the summer, our venue is the event location with a bad weather option.

Plan your outdoor event without stress, because in the unwelcome event of rain you are on the safe side with us. Our two winter gardens can be electrically closed, and the indoor area provides protection from bad weather. We also have other options for groups of up to 800 people by adjusting the walkway layout and incorporating adjoining areas of the Schwanenhöfe.

Book our popular street food concept, including food trucks, if you wish – you are guaranteed to capture the spirit of the times and score points with your guests. Take a culinary world tour courtesy of our kitchen team and discover the exciting tastes of other cultures.

Conferences – Presentations

The perfect plenum for your presentation or conference


Conferences – Presentations

Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s offers a perfect plenum for up to 200 people – depending on how the stage is used – and is thus an ideal space for your presentation. In no time at all, we can transform the room into a dinner venue where you can round off the day in a relaxed atmosphere.

“Too warm” is not a complaint you will ever hear in our rooms – even when temperatures are high in summer, the interior can be cooled down to a pleasant 20 degrees thanks to state-of-the-art heat pump technology – of course climate-neutral with 100 percent green electricity largely from the in-house solar plant.

Should there be a need for breakout rooms, we have access to our neighbors’ attractive premises, depending on availability. Be it as catering area, an additional meeting room or a presentation area – the possibilities are manifold.

Ask for our conference package and work together with us to implement your own ideas in an extraordinary ambience with traditional industrial charm.

Private Occasions
Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries

For the unforgettable moments in life


Private Occasions: Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries

In just a few years, Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s has developed into one of the most popular wedding locations in the region. Numerous couples have said I do” here and enjoyed memorable moments.

A civil ceremony in the open air is just one highlight that our event location has to offer for your wedding. From a champagne reception on the terrace, to coffee and cake, to a seated dinner or barbecue buffet with an open charcoal grill and the subsequent party in the club area with DJ or live music – when you celebrate with us, your day of days is in the right hands!

It is not only the location’s charm that makes it so convincing as a venue, but also the outside terrace lined by water and the bad weather option provided by the two winter gardens.

But you will also find the desired quality and the smooth-running organization of your event at other private occasions, such as birthdays or anniversaries – and all this in the very heart of Düsseldorf!

Hotels within walking distance at affordable rates, such as the brand-new Holiday Inn, up to 500 parking spots on the Schwanenhöfe site, and excellent public transport connections make the Dr. Thompson’s soap factory very interesting, even beyond our own service portfolio.

Due to its location on the charming commercial grounds of the Schwanenhöfe, there are no nearby residents who might be bothered by an open door or loud laughter outside at night.

Film- & Foto Location

Unique motifs for photo and film sets

Film- & Foto Location

Are you looking for an out-of-the-ordinary set for an advertising shoot or a film production? Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson‘s offers you numerous individual settings to lend your photo or film shoot a special something – a fireplace, brick walls, water features, a club area and a restaurant area.

We gained valuable experience in this field during the COVID-19 pandemic and can stage streaming events with and without an audience.