Lakeside castle weddings near Salzburg

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Type Castle Hotel Waterside
Features Chapel Function Room Gardens Lake Panoramic Mountain Views Privacy Reception Room Terrace
Price
Packages start at €244 per person including room rental fees, drinks reception & dinner.
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Reception

An exciting celebration awaits you in the function rooms and banquet halls of the castle. There are over five places to choose from, ranging from 60 square meters for intimate weddings to 170 for big and grand parties. All function rooms for wedding receptions exude a historic ambiance, yet equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Some are decorated with Asian interiors, while some with Italian inspirations.

There will always be a function room that perfectly fits your wedding theme and party size.

Highlights

This lakeside castle in Salzburg is a perfect venue for couples who love absolute romance with views of the alpine forests and glittering waters. Standing next to an idyllic lake in a grandiose location, it offers beautiful gardens and elegant rooms for accommodations and special events.

Since its construction in the early 18th-century, the castle has never failed to amaze its guests who had the opportunity to appreciate its beauty. If you’re looking for a fairytale venue for a romantic elopement in Austria, you might want to consider this castle at the heart of Salzburg.

Accommodation

This Austrian castle is also converted into a hotel, making it a perfect hideaway for your whole stay in Austria. With 55 rooms in the Meierhof, 12 suites in the historic palace, and two townhouses, the castle hotel can accommodate more than a hundred guests. You can book as many rooms as your number of wedding guests require.

Surroundings

Manicured lawns, a glittering lake, a vibrant garden, and a palace park filled with historic sculptures are the features that welcome guests in this castle venue. The lawns have been preserved as a place for relaxation at the castle while the wide garden was redesigned just last 2020. With these breathtaking features in the castle, you can expect a romantic ambiance for your adventure wedding in Austria.

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History

The castle’s construction started in 1736 when the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg commissioned it as a family estate. Benhard Stuart, a Scottish Benedictine monk was its master builder while Johann Kleber worked on the castle’s ceilings to create what is regarded as the best example of rococo stucco the land can offer.

Since it was built in the 18th-century, the ownership of the castle passed from one person to another. One of the owners was an artist who placed his large collection of paintings, including Rembrandt’s, into the castle, but the next owner sold most of the famous works of art. The ownership then passed on to a banker, and finally to an international non-profit organization that took good care of the castle for its preservation and maintenance.

Now, the venue welcomes guests for a luxurious stay in its historic and luxury suites and an opportunity to have memorable weddings and events in its dreamlike castle park, terraces, function rooms, and banquet halls.

Location

Aside from the splendor of the castle, its location at the heart of Salzburg is an advantage that you will enjoy when you choose this venue for your destination wedding in Austria. Salzburg is a UNESCO World Heritage site for being one of the best-preserved city centers North of the Alps. It is also famous for its splendid baroque architecture and numerous theater performances and concerts that locals and tourists love to witness all year round.

Home to a scenic Alpine backdrop, there’s no wonder Salzburg was chosen as one of the locations for The Sound of Music film and musical play. The lush greenery, thick forests, and dreamy lakes of Salzburg are the perfect landscape for the world-renowned film.

After your wedding day, start visiting these scenic places, historic museums, the eye-catching Fortress Hohensalzburg, and many traditional and modern coffee shops that attest to the city’s café culture.

You can avail of the guided tours around Salzburg, and enjoy a panoramic boat trip to experience the city from the river. Exploring this Austrian paradise is the best way to spend your honeymoon.

Ceremony

Whether it’s an outdoor wedding or a solemn indoor ceremony, this Austrian castle gives the best experience to couples who will choose it for their big day. You can recite your vows indoors, right at the chapel for a more solemn vibe or at the terrace with views of the palace park, the lake, and the 15,000 plant species of the garden. You can also choose a ceremony spot at the garden where your wedding arch will be set up facing the lake for your guests to enjoy.

Summer weddings outdoors at the castle promise a light and bright ceremony with breathtaking views of the green forests and the glittering lake. Winter weddings, on the other hand, offer a cool and breezy atmosphere with winter wonderland scenes from the snow-covered alpine forests and snow-capped mountains.

Another unique type of wedding that you can explore is a ceremony in the castle’s historic library filled with historic architecture on display and gigantic bookshelves with ancient literary works tucked inside.

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