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Our Top 5 Wedding Venues in Carinthia and Styria 2019

5. Gipfelhaus Magdalensberg in Carinthia

Located in Carinthia roughly 20 minutes away from Klagenfurt. The Gipfelhaus Magdalensberg is the perfect venue for you if you are having a smaller wedding or looking for a venue with an amazing 360° view.  This venue offers a panoramic view of the Carinthian mountains, a small chapel, an outdoor ceremony location and several different reception rooms for you to choose from.

The food and service are absolutely amazing plus there are hotel rooms available for you on-site making it easy for your guests to stay after your party.  An adorable highlight is the so called “Troadkasten”, which is a small cosy cabin right next to the venue, exclusively for the wedding couple to sleep in. It comes with a whirlpool and sauna and breakfast delivered to your bed! From the living room you can enjoy a spectacular view to the Karawanken.

There are several location options for group and family photos as well as for your couple portraits ensuring that your photographer will have no problem finding locations for your wedding pictures.

Fun Fact: Betti and I actually had our wedding ceremony and reception at Gipfelhaus Magdalensberg with our immediate family and friends and we couldn’t have been happier. We highly recommend it.


4. Maria Wörth Chapel in Carinthia

If getting married in a church is your thing, then look no further than historic Maria Wörth.  The picturesque Maria Wörth is located on the southern shore of the Lake Wörthersee and has one of the loveliest views of the landscape of what is Carinthia.

The historic and charming church offers you and your wedding guests not only spectacular views but is also the perfect place for a cocktail hour after you say your I DO’s!

While the church does not offer any on-site areas for your reception, there are endless options for you to choose from around the lake such as the magnificent Five-Star Schlosshotel Seefels, the Werzer’s Badehaus in Pörtschach or the Kropfitschbad in Krumpendorf. We have photographed and filmed weddings in all three of these locations and can recommend every single one of them.

While your guests drive to the reception location of your choice either by car or a rented Oldtimer Bus, you and your partner can enjoy a romantic boat ride across the lake and get some incredible couple portraits.


3. Weingartenhotel Harkamp in Southern Styria

Next up on our list of wedding venues is the Weingartenhotel Harkamp in Southern Styria. This winery and hotel offers a truly atmospheric setting for your wedding – it is surrounded by gorgeous hills of vineyards and has a spectacular view in three directions. This informal yet festive location is perfect for the wedding couple looking to have everything needed at one location.

The Harkamp offers a spectacular outdoor ceremony location with a view of the surrounding vineyards, a spacious and decorative area for your cocktail hour and a covered area for your reception and party.

Hotel rooms are located on-site for you and your guests making it easy to stay either the night before or after your wedding day.  And best of all, since the Harkamp is an actual winery they offer incredible wine for your wedding date and the opportunity for your guests to purchase some fantastic wines to bring home with them afterwards.

We found this wedding location perfect in just about every way imaginable and highly recommend it if you are looking for something a little less informal but spectacular at the same time.


2. Schloss Maria Loretto in Klagenfurt at Lake Wörthersee

Returning again from our top wedding venue’s from 2018 blogpost is Schloss Maria Loretto at Lake Wörthersee in Carinthia.

Located directly on the eastern shore of Lake Wörthersee, this wedding venue offers you exclusivity to the entire venue with a magnificent view of Lake Wörthersee and the surrounding mountains.  Add to this an incredible outdoor space for your ceremony/agape large interior rooms for your reception/party and you have yourself a perfect all in one wedding venue.

This venue won 1st Place for Catering and 2nd Place for Best Venue at the Austrian Wedding Award in 2018. So you know with this venue exactly what you are getting:  Great quality food, an incredible venue and spectacular service.  We are lucky enough to live near this incredible wedding venue and always look forward to going back and working there.


1. Aiola at Schloss Sankt Veit in Graz

Where to start with this extraordinary wedding venue?  How about the unique charm of 12th century castle? That it is located only a 12 minute drive away from the city center of Graz? The picturesque and well decorated grounds?  How about the attached newer built restaurant/reception area offering some of the most incredible food your tastebuds will encounter?  How about the spacious and well decorated his/her bridal suits to get ready in before you say I DO?  All of these amazing features you will only find at Aiola im Schloss Sankt Veit.

If you are looking for a venue that knows exactly how to host a wedding and excels in every way imaginable then you may want to consider having your wedding there.  This wedding venue offers everything you are looking for in a dream wedding venue and more.  Top it all off with exceptional customer service. Although the castle itself does not offer hotel rooms, simply take a taxi to their partner hotel Aiola Living Boutique Hotel in Graz and enjoy an exquisite stay.

It is a popular destination for both summer and winter weddings as they offer large spacious indoor rooms for winter wedding ceremony’s and a large open garden area for outdoor summer ceremony’s. Check out our blogpost “Winter Wedding in Austria“, where we feature the castle as well.

We loved this wedding venue so much and we are proud to announce it as our #1 pick for 2019.


Thank you so much for reading, we hope you found our Top 5 Wedding Venues in Carinthia and Styria for 2019 helpful in your search for your wedding venue.

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All the best,

Ryan from Surfin Birds

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