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Palais Coburg Vienna is one of Austria’s dream wedding venues. The piano nobile, with the Mirror Hall and Blue, Yellow and Family Salons, provides a magnificent setting for up to 40 people in a single room. Or, if you are looking for a smaller, more intimate ceremony, the suites offer an almost endless range of possibilities. For anyone who would prefer to tie the knot in an open-air ceremony, the Terrace, private garden and the terrace of one of the suites all provide a magical back-drop. Deep underground, the atmospheric rooms that once formed part of the old medieval city walls are an ideal choice for couples interested in a more unusual setting.

Between 1840 and 1845, Palais Coburg Vienna was built by Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha atop the Braunbastei (Brown Bastion), a part of the Vienna city defences dating to 1555.

Key Facts

Ideal For
  • elopements with a legal or symbolic ceremony
  • small weddings with up to 50 guests, with a legal or symbolic ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and party, taking place in different event spaces, if all guests should be seated in the same room for dinner.
  • surprise marriage proposals
  • welcome dinners or after-wedding brunches, birthday parties, baptisms, or any celebration for up to 50 guests, or even up to 100 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*S luxury hotel in a 19th century historical palace with gilded baroque and classical elements, antique furniture, crystal chandeliers and hand-carved statues. Combines historical architecture with modern and luxurious comfort. Offers very diverse event spaces: baroque state rooms, medieval casemates, terrace and gardens and 2 restaurants.

  • Open all year for accommodation, dining and events.
  • Since there are several indoor options for any event parts planned outside, 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 churches nearby
  • symbolic on the property
Event Spaces
  • 6 indoor state rooms, at the first floor of the hotel, that can be booked only as a whole
    • Mirror Hall – Dinner 56 / Standing 85 / Ceremony 60
    • Yellow Salon – Dinner 40 / Standing 50 / Ceremony 40
    • Family Salon – Dinner 16 / Standing 40 / Ceremony 30
    • Blue Salon – Dinner 16 / Standing 40 / Ceremony 30
    • Marie Antoinette Salon – Standing 50
    • Johann Strauss Concert Hall – Standing 116 / Ceremony 11
  • Grand Staircase – Standing 110 (steps)
  • Vienna Mosaic Hall (with a map of Vienna from 1850) – Dinner 80 / Standing 200 / Ceremony 150
  • Underground
    • High Casemate – Dinner 90 / Standing 130 / Ceremony 120
    • Long Casemate – Dinner 100 / Standing 230 / Ceremony 230
    • Haram – Standing 30
  • Outdoor spaces, adjacent to the state rooms:
    • Private garden
    • Terrace – Standing 70
  • Silvio Nickol Gourmet Restaurant – 2 Michelin stars
    • Veranda – Dinner 22 (imperial table)
  • Clementine im Glashaus Restaurant – greenhouse and terrace

35 suites of 4 categories fit for royalty, accommodating 70+ guests

  • In-house catering of the 2 restaurants
  • No pastry chef available, an external cake designer is to be hired
Event Timing and Technical Conditions
  • Timing
    • State rooms can be used until maximum 22:00
    • Casemates have no time restriction
  • Music and noise limitations – keep volume in the state rooms within reasonable limits
  • Dancing – allowed in all event rooms
  • Dance floor – not mandatory
  • Smoking indoor – not allowed
  • Real candles – allowed
  • Confetti – only artificial petals allowed (indoor)
Booking Options
  • partial rental – event spaces can be booked separately, as needed
  • exclusive rental – to be discussed
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) – 1 or 2 floors – for 10 hours
    • First floor 8640
  • The cost of an event here can comprise the following cost categories:
  • Rental fee of the chosen event space(s) – usually including basic furniture, linens and tableware
    • State rooms – 8340 EUR per full day
    • Casemates 2340 EUR when booked in combination with the state rooms
    • Veranda of the Silvio Nickol Gourmet Restaurant 1080 EUR
  • Furniture when booking the casemates
  • Staff
  • Catering cost between 300-500 EUR per person, referring to:
    • pre-dinner snacks and drinks
    • dinner menu and drinks
    • after-dinner snacks and drinks
Palais Coburg Vienna Blue Salon

Blue Salon

Surface – 50 m2

Maximum capacity

  • 40 standing
  • 18 banquet
  • 30 ceremony

Can be rented only together with the other state rooms for ceremony only, half day, or full day

Photo by Tina Herzl for Palais Coburg

Palais Coburg Vienna Yellow Salon

Yellow Salon

Surface – 80 m2

Maximum capacity

  • 50 standing
  • 40 banquet
  • 40 ceremony

Can be rented only together with the other state rooms for ceremony only, half day, or full day

Photo by Tina Herzl for Palais Coburg

Palais Coburg Vienna High Casemate

High Casemate

Surface – 175 m2

Maximum capacity

  • 130 standing
  • 90 banquet
  • 120 ceremony

Rental fee 3540 EUR exclusively, or 2340 EUR when rented together with the state rooms

Photo by Tina Herzl for Palais Coburg

This is a very generic minimum budget recommendation for a wedding day at Palais Coburg 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 25.000

20 Guests

Minimum total wedding budget from 70.000

50 Guests

Minimum total wedding budget from 100.000


Vienna city center, Austria

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

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

Already dreaming of a wedding at Palais Coburg Vienna?

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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