The 5 Most Beautiful Places to Get Married in Austria

    Have you ever thought about celebrating your big day in Austria? From Vienna’s Giant Ferris Wheel to Sound of Music filming locations, these are Austria’s most beautiful and unusual wedding locations.

    1. Kufstein Fortress, Tirol

    Kufstein Fortress offers a stunning setting for the most magical day of your life, with the fortress’s imperial tower watching over your festivities. Kufstein Fortress has venues for weddings of almost any size, with a choice of indoors and outdoors locations for your ceremony to be held.

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    Winter magic

    2. Giant Ferris Wheel, Vienna

    Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel was built by an English engineer in 1896, in honour of Emperor Franz Joseph. It was badly damaged during the war and restored thereafter. Your wedding ceremony is performed in one of the Jugendstil cabins, beginning as you start your ascent and completed when reaching the highest point. Up to 10 people (including bride, groom, and registrar) can be part of the ceremony, with hourly cabin rental starting at € 320 (plus handling fee).


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    Riesenrad - the Giant Ferris Wheel in Vienna

    3. Mirabell Palace, Salzburg

    Sometimes dubbed the “most beautiful wedding hall in Europe”, the marble hall at Salzburg’s Mirabell Palace is as festive and romantic as it gets. Hundreds of couples from all over the world come here every year to tie the knot. The palace is available for civil weddings, while you can celebrate a separate church wedding in one of the city’s many baroque churches. And recently, Salzburg Registry Office has introduced the option to have your wedding at one of several locations from "The Sound of Music".

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View from Mirabell Palace
Hohensalzburg Fortress

    4. Lake Zell, Zell am See, SalzburgerLand

    In Austria’s lake district, it's all about lakeside weddings. Civil ceremonies in Zell am See near Salzburg can be held at Rosenberg castle or even on a boat on the lake itself. The surrounding mountains and the glacier make for an exquisitely picturesque backdrop. Or you could take a gondola up to the historic, cosy Elisabeth chapel on Schmittenhöhe mountain and get married at 1,965 metres / 6,447 ft above sea level.

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    Lake Zell with crystal clear water

    5. Piber Castle & Stud Farm, Styria

    Piber in Styria is where Austria’s famous white Lipizzaner horses are born and bred. In nearby Piber castle, weddings of various sizes can be held in one of the baroque rooms (40 – 100 m2 / 430 – 1075 sqft) or, weather permitting, in the courtyard. A visit to the stud farm afterwards makes for great photo ops and an interesting activity for your guests.


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    Lipizzan stud Piber in Styria