The Mermaid Ball's name is inspired by H.C. Andersens fairytale "The Little Mermaid". It is a wonderful and magical event in enchanted surroundings. Below you will find some og the history on the venue.
The Mermaid Ball takes place at the beautiful manor of Jomfruens Egede, just 45 min. outside Copenhagen.
The first manor on this site was built in 1346 and was owned by two squires of Valdemar Atterdags (King of Denmark). In 1542 the manor was given to two noble ladies who renamed the manor Jomfruernes Egede.
The name roughly translates into "the virgin oak trees".
While the manor survived the Swedish wars, the surrounding town did not. The town was burnt to the ground in 1658 by the Swedes.
In 1674 King Christian the 5th bought the manor for his mistress Sofie Amalie Moth, Countess of Samsø. She stayed there till her death in 1719.
At the end for the 18th century the manor was renovated by the architect Harsdorff and J.C Lillie. Harsdoff was the Royal architect, and J.C Lillie was his apprentice.
The family Moltke took over the manor in 1831 till present. Now it is more than just a home. Jomfruens Egede is the setting of our wonderful Mermaid Ball. We want the Mermaid Ball to benefit the local community by using the local produce and businesses as much as possible.
In the spirit of helping local community we are also raising money for the Johanniter Help and their good work for the homeless in Copenhagen. in 2016 we raised 4,250 Dkk (€572).
Hope to see you there!
Founder and Organiser