The 10 most beautiful event venues of Imperial Vienna
March 22, 2022 by Elisabeth Vosatkova
We’ve made a list of the most beautiful imperial venues in Vienna for your upcoming party or wedding. Vienna lies in the east of Austria on the Danube River and was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn and the Belvedere. Discover our selection of Viennese venues for your wedding or event.
The Belvedere Palace with its distinctive Baroque style and world-class art collection, provides a remarkable venue for your event. Whatever you’re planning an exquisite gala dinner, a fashionable celebration, or a vibrant cocktail party, the palace will provide your guests with an unforgettable setting. Enjoy famous and breathtaking panorama views from the Prince Eugene’s old festival hall or indulge in the rich beauty of the royal rooms and the white Sala Terrena. Celebrate with Baroque grandeur in the Lower Belvedere’s chambers or in the Privy Garden, which was originally a private place and refuge for Prince Eugene. Cherry on top of the cake is the movie theater ‘’Blickle Kino’’, which combines 1950s style with cutting-edge event technology, making it suitable for film screenings or seminars.
The Imperial Hotel
The Imperial Hotel, safe to stay the most renown five-star luxury hotel in Vienna, Austria has captivated the imagination of visitors since 1863. The former home of a prince consists of an Italian Neo-Renaissance facade with interior furnishings that highlight nineteenth-century Viennese elegance with ornate marble, hand-carved statues, and massive crystal chandeliers. It’s the perfect place from which to immerse yourself into Austria’s imperial culture. Over the years, The Imperial has had numerous world-famous guests, including Queen Elizabeth II and Charlie Chaplin.
The Wertheim Hall, the Grey Theater Hall, and the Canova Hall offer the ideal space for your Gala dinner, ball, wedding, or conference. The event possibilities are limitless, thanks to the innovative room design. The Wertheim Hall enchants with its one-of-a-kind features, audiovisual technology, and fully air-conditioned rooms. The historical significance of the Grey Theater Hall, as well as the beautiful ceiling design, will leave a lasting impression for its guests. The Canova Hall, which is located on the ground floor, has projection capabilities, suitable for news conferences. The venue is located next to The Imperial Hotel in the center of Vienna.
Privately owned by the princely family for over 300 years, the Liechtenstein Garden Palace is deeply rooted in Vienna’s history. With its magnificent gardens and largest Viennese secular baroque hall, the palace is the perfect match for high-end events and weddings. The stunning symbiosis of nature, architecture and masterpieces of art history convey an impression of aristocratic life. The palace consists of the Sala Terrena on the ground floor, the three former Ladies’ Apartments as well as the breathtaking Hercules Hall on the first floor. The Sala Terrena room is suffused in light, has access to the garden and is the ideal place to welcome guests, hold cocktail receptions or bring a formal dinner to a perfect end. The centre of the Sala Terrena is marked by a golden carriage. Another part of the ‘Princely Collections’ venue brand is the Liechtenstein City Palace, consisting of 3 floors of history of the high Baroque age.
Orangery Garden at Schönbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Austria’s most visited tourist attraction. For centuries the palace served as the summer home of the Habsburgs, and to this day reflects the interests and tastes of the Habsburg monarchs. The ten main rooms of the Orangery vary in size and style, and are all joined by large, light-filled break areas. The seamless interaction of old building substance and modern adaption is what makes them so striking. The Orangery was not only a home for rare and exotic plants throughout the Baroque period; it also played an essential role in the culture of courtly festivities. The Orangery, built in the mid-eighteenth century, was the site of parties, banquets, and theatrical performances during Joseph II’s presidency. It was the setting for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri’s legendary musical duel; it was the ballroom where the Congress of Vienna danced. The plants in the Orangery, as well as the Orangery Garden, which was utilized as a pleasure and cooking garden, played a significant role in the staging of these celebrations.
Palais Coburg has a unique atmosphere that covers historical and architectural eras of Vienna. The royal ambience of this venue can be utilized for events of various sizes. The stunning Bel Floor features superb staterooms of around 550m2, which may be arranged separately or as part of a larger concept. The terrace provides additional outdoor space and a beautiful view of the Palais Garden and the city park. Approximately 450m2 massive casemates, which were previously used for horse and cart, gunpowder, and weapon storage, are buried in the ruins of the medieval defences from the 16th century. Now they provide a one-of-a-kind setting for glamorous parties, product launches, and gala events. The Palais Coburg’s offering is completed by two exquisite restaurants, each of which may be reserved individually, as well as 34 royal suites and a beautiful SPA area.
Gerstner Salons Privés in Palais Todesco
The Viennese Todesco Palace is considered one of the most remarkable event venues in the city. Pleasure on three levels is offered at the spaces of one of the oldest pastry shops in Vienna. The former Imperial and Royal Court Confectioner has stood for culinary excellence since 1847 and is a leading address for the sweet-toothed and gourmands. The shop on the ground floor offers hand-made delicacies from the Gerstner patisserie and confectionery including the famous Sisi cake. In the bar on the first floor, sweet and piquant treats can be enjoyed in a living room atmosphere. If you taste their cakes, you will know what’s for dessert at the Vienna Opera Ball and numerous Austrian state receptions. On the second floor, guests are pampered in the café-restaurant in the best of Viennese tradition. The glittering ambience surprises with gold-trimmed wood paneling, historic ceiling paintings and grand fireplaces. The unique view of the Vienna State Opera, the Albertina Museum and the imperial Hofburg Palace can be enjoyed from the velvet-upholstered sofas and small booths. In summer, guests can also look forward to enjoying the lovely garden in the inner courtyard with palms, ice cream creations, hand-made pastries, and sparkling wines.
Grand events have been a long tradition, at the Palais Pallavicini in Vienna. The venue has hosted Emperors and Kings as well as musicians like Mozart and Beethoven in the past. The antique space, framed by gilded stucco and baroque mirrors, sets the ideal atmosphere for imperial weddings, banquets, and presentations. The Marble Hall is ideal for an aperitif before dinner. The Boulle clock, which has served the world for centuries, tells you when it’s time to dance the Midnight Quadrille. The venue is situated at the very center of Vienna, next to the Imperial Hofburg.
There is hardly anything in the world that can be compared to the majestic Viennese Hofburg. Within its walls, history has been written for over 700 years. The versatile halls with architecture ranging from classic to modern, cutting-edge event technology, and personalized service makes this venue sophisticated the ultimate event location. The rooms can be fully customized to meet the customer’s specific events preferences and demands. From private gala dinners to executive-level business lunches, The Hofburg provides a suitable backdrop for any event.
The Viennese Sofiensaäle (Sofien Halls) are suitable for cultural events, exhibitions, product presentations, conferences, trade fairs, wedding celebrations, and private events of any kind. The venue can accommodate up to 400 guests and smaller parties can be held in the mirror bar or salon. The Sofiensaäle are an architectural jewel in Vienna, thanks to its beautifully designed mirror bar – with a mirror display built by an Austrian artist – its stunning ‘Sofie’s Salon,’ and its authentically maintained staircase. Cutting-edge event technologies and exclusive in-house catering form the ideal elements for successful private and corporate events. The rooms may all be leased separately, which makes the venue ideal for all types of events.
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