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Hotel Imperial Vienna – a Perfect Wedding Venue for Intimate Weddings throughout the Year

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Hotel Imperial Vienna wedding venue

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Situated in a former palace, Hotel Imperial Vienna is our first recommendation for brides and grooms who wish to have getting-ready photos matching the imperial look and feel of their Viennese destination wedding. The hotel is a wonderful venue not only for its grand accommodation options, but also for small weddings up to 50 guests, elopements, marriage proposals, welcome dinners, after-wedding brunches, birthdays, and it does have a special charm during Christmas time.

Key Facts

Ideal For
  • elopements with a legal or symbolic ceremony
  • small weddings with up to 30 guests, with a legal or symbolic ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and party, taking place in different event spaces
  • surprise marriage proposals
  • welcome dinners or after-wedding brunches, birthday parties, baptisms, or any celebration for up to 50 guests, or even up to 70 guests, depending on the desired setup and event flow
  • accommodation and getting-ready photos for couples having their wedding at this or another venue
Venue Type and Aesthetics

Romantic 5* luxury hotel in a 19th century historical palace with gilded baroque elements and antique furniture, marble elements, crystal chandeliers and hand-carved statues


Since the venue only offers indoor event spaces – all climatized (+ an outdoor inner courtyard) – an event here is possible anytime, regardless of weather conditions.

  • Barrier-free access
  • Parking available only at external garage
  • Easy to reach by taxi, metro, tram, horse carriage
  • legal on the property
  • religious at one of the nearby churches
  • symbolic on the property
Event Spaces
  • 5 indoor event rooms, at the ground floor of the hotel
    • Marble Hall – Dinner 70 / Cocktail 110
    • Festive Hall – Dinner 88 / Cocktail 100 / Theatre 110
    • Ringstrassen Salon – Dinner 56 / Cocktail 60 / Theatre 48
    • Salon Imperial – Dinner 64 / Theatre 50
    • Salon Maria Theresia – Dinner 30 / Theatre 32
  • Small dinners with up to 20 guests can also take place in the Royal Suite
  • 76 rooms and 62 suites fit for royalty
  • special group rates available for bookings of minimum 10 rooms
  • in-house catering 5* service
  • their signature Imperial Torte can be prepared as wedding cake (limited design options). For any other composition and design, an external cake designer is to be hired
Event Timing and Technical Conditions
  • Timing – flexible
  • Music and noise limitations – no time limit, but keep volume within reasonable limits
  • Dancing – allowed in all event rooms
  • Dance floor – not mandatory
  • Smoking indoor – not allowed
  • Real candles – allowed
  • Confetti – not allowed
Booking Options
  • partial rental – event spaces can be booked separately, as needed
Pricing Structure

The cost of an event here can comprise the following cost categories (prices 2023 in EUR, including VAT):

  • Rental fee of the chosen event space(s) – usually including basic furniture, linens, tableware and staff until midnight
    • Marble Hall / Festive Hall – 890 EUR
    • Ringstrassensalon / Salon Imperial / Salon Maria Theresia – 620 EUR
  • Catering cost – 150-250 EUR/person referring to:
    • pre-dinner snacks and drinks
    • dinner menu and drinks
    • after-dinner snacks and drinks
    • wedding cake, in case their signature Imperial Torte is desired
    • any additional staff and equipment costs, as needed
Marble Hall at Vienna wedding venue Hotel Imperial

Marble Hall

Surface – 105 m2

Maximum capacity

  • 110 standing
  • 70 banquet
  • 20 ceremony

Rental fee per day including VAT – 890 EUR

Photo Nikol Bodnarova Photography

This is a very generic minimum budget recommendation for one wedding day at Hotel Imperial Vienna. For more accurate cost estimations matching your requirements, get in touch to discuss your particular needs.

The amounts mentioned here are in EURO, including VAT, and can include some or all of the following cost categories. Actual costs will vary depending on quantity and quality of chosen services, equipment, food and drinks, and duration of the event.

  • venue and catering budget including basic furniture, linens, tableware, staff, welcome drinks and canapes, 3-4 course dinner menu, basic beverage package during dinner, basic open bar package, simple wedding cake
  • wedding vendor budget = minimum recommended spend for all other vendor categories: photo, video, entertainment, decoration, stationery, make-up and hair, local wedding day transportation, planning, design and coordination by High Emotion Weddings
elopement for 2

Minimum total wedding budget from 20.000

20 Guests

Minimum total wedding budget from 40.000

50 Guests

Minimum total wedding budget from 75.000


Vienna city center, Austria

Vienna International Aiport (VIE): 30 minutes drive (20 km/12.4 miles)

Close to renowned sightseeing spots, like Hofburg, Rathaus, Volksgarten, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, State Opera House, Belvedere Museum.

Already dreaming of a wedding at this Viennese palace hotel?

We can’t wait to hear all about your vision and discuss options. We’ll be happy to come up with a custom cost estimation once we know more about you and your wedding. Fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you in no time!


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