We’re whisking you away this morning to Austria for a visit to some seriously gorgeous wedding venues. Known as the “City of Music” because of its rich classical music history, Vienna is Austria’s capital and the ninth-largest city in the European Union. Lying on the famous Danube river, the city has a relatively temperate climate with warm summers (around 24°C/75°F) and winters that hover around freezing. If you are looking for ancient grandeur, gorgeous baroque architecture and basically an impressive fairytale setting for your destination wedding, this is the perfect city for you. There is an abundance of amazing wedding venues in Vienna and today we look at three that pack a punch in the architectural stakes with gorgeous palatial aspects and impressively ornate interiors.

Wedding Venues in Vienna

Hotel Sacher

Located right in the historical centre of Vienna, this hotel is across from the Opera House, with the shopping district and St Stephen’s Cathedral also nearby. The hotel’s 149 rooms are beautifully decorated with a belle époque influence, and there are a number of rooms available to suit different wedding sizes, from small salons to the larger Marble Hall. The speciality of the house, an original Sacher Torte wedding cake, is of course available- the famous dessert’s namesake Eduard opened the hotel in the 19th century. John F. Kennedy and Queen Elisabeth II are amongst the illustrious guests who have stayed here. For a look at what your wedding could be like in this venue, check out this destination wedding in the Hotel Sacher.

Wedding Venues in Vienna

Palais Liechtenstein

This baroque palace has just re-opened to the public in April this year following four years of extensive renovation. Civil ceremonies can he held here for weddings from 10 to 500 people. The formal gardens make a beautiful backdrop for photos, and the light filled rooms are superbly finished with gorgeously ornate plaster and gold cornicing.

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Palais Daun-Kinsky

Built in the early 1700s, this city mansion is one of the most famous examples of this period of architecture. The palace can host weddings of 20 to 180 people with in-house catering available for reception dinners. Impressive mirrors, frescoed ceilings, statues and parquet floors adorn this dramatic building with its instantly recognisable beautiful yellow facade. Its grand staircase is one of the most intricate in baroque Vienna. For more images and an idea of what weddings here are like, check out this gorgeous wedding in the Palais.

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6 Responses

  1. Sara

    oh my gosh – Vienna – LOVE. I haven’t been back since I was a kid – now I’m longing to go again. It’s such a perfect city.

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    • Lindsay

      I was there for New Year, it was absolutely gorgeous. I must publish some of my own pics from the trip now that I think of it!

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  2. Teresa

    So true! Being originally from Vienna and having photographed many weddings there – also in these very locations! – I can only agree that it’s a great place for a destination wedding! No better backdrop for a classic and elegant celebration, or a romantic and intimate one. Beautiful backgrounds guaranteed… :)

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    • Lindsay

      Hi Teresa, didn’t realise you are originally from Vienna! Yep, it’s a stunning city. We loved it there!

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