Dreamy lakeside garden for nature elopements

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Type Castle
Features Bar Function Room Gardens Lake On the lake Park Parking Professional Kitchen Reception Room
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We’ve seen so many fairytale weddings coming true in Austria, from outdoor ceremonies overlooking glittering lakes to adventure elopements atop the mountains. But there’s something about Austrian castles that makes them stand out among the many options for fairytale weddings in this nature-packed country.

This castle in Salzburg, at the heart of the Zell Am See, a tourist destination renowned for its ski resorts and location along the Kitzbühel Alps, is one of the Austrian castles that guarantee a fairytale wedding from start to finish. Keep reading as we give you a glimpse of wedding dreams coming true in this Austrian castle hotel.


Appearing in the documents as early as 1425, this wedding hotel has a rich history before its transformation into a wedding hotel.

Although it was recorded to have undergone several renovations since the 16th-century, the castle has preserved its medieval character from facade to the rooms throughout the centuries.

Some princes-bishops resided in the hotel, leaving traces of royalty that are still in the castle to date. After serving as a residence to royal families, it was handed down to different owners who continually improved the castle without changing its historic vibe. It was in the late 19th-century when the castle was finally converted into a hotel with a famous restaurant that offers world-class gourmet dishes to anyone wise enough to visit the place.

It also became one of the most sought-after wedding venues for couples dreaming of a fairytale wedding in Austria.


Showcase the medieval character of the castle or bask in its glorious nature when you hold the ceremony in this unique Austrian location.

You have several options to choose from. Tie the knot in a solemn ceremony at the church, which is conveniently located just outside the venue. The sophisticated castle rooms are also available for ceremonies, with several options for an intimate wedding. Expect no less than grandeur and a medieval vibe inside the event rooms, with plenty of space for a small guest list.

The wide and evergreen castle park overlooking the astounding alpine views is also available for you. This spacious area for outdoor celebrations is framed by clusters of towering trees for an ideal nature setting.

The venue’s wharf on Lake Zell is the unique spot for your intimate wedding, where you and your loved one will be seated right at the wharf, floating on the lake, whilst your guests are at the shore witnessing your exchange of vows. It’s our favorite spot for outdoor weddings, with the magical lake in full view.


Whatever wedding reception you envision, it will come true in this Austrian venue. The castle is flexible enough to accommodate your preferences, be it a relaxing atmosphere, a fairytale vibe, or a royal ambiance.

The castle park is perfect for laidback celebrations with savory BBQs and the finest canapées. If you want something more formal and weatherproof, take your guests to the banquet hall with wooden beams on the ceiling, sophisticated tables and chairs, and exquisite decor, creating a rustic and fairytale vibe altogether.

The castle’s smaller event rooms guarantee a more private reception for your dearest friends and family. You can all sit close to each other at one long table for a nice and warm dinner inside a room full of elegance and grandeur.

Above all, you can expect only the best from the castle’s kitchen team led by an award-winning chef who won 2 Michelin stars in 2009. From the elegant gourmet menu to the fresh canapées, the castle guarantees an excellent gastronomic experience for you and your guests.

Not only will your wedding reception be perfect in the castle. The wedding party that comes after will even be more exciting! There’s a large bar with overflowing drinks for your party and a no-curfew rule inside the event rooms to keep you singing, dancing, and partying all night long. What else can you ask for?


You’re probably wondering how you will go back to your chosen hotel to accommodate you in the night after partying so hard. Well, you don’t have to worry about that because the castle offers accommodation for up to 24 guests. That’s perfect for elopements and intimate weddings!

You and your favorite people can fit inside the castle’s seven spacious double rooms and two suites, plus an apartment that’s big enough to accommodate additional guests. From the ceremony to your overnight stay, the castle hotel’s facilities are available to accommodate you.

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