A beautiful country steeped in culture, the birthplace of Mozart, waltz, Habsburg palaces, schnitzel, the famous chocolate cake called Sachertorte, with breathtaking sights and landscapes, it’s a lesser known option for a wedding abroad, but well worth considering! Hold your wedding in gorgeous capital city of Vienna (considered by many to be the most beautiful capital city in Europe), or Salzburg – the birthplace of Mozart, or for a more rural choice, head to the mountains or the countryside, famous for lush forests and spectacular landscapes – there is so much to do for both urban and country activities, you’ll be simply spoiled for choice.
Top Tips for Wedding in Austria:
The official language is German, with English widely spoken in major cities and tourist destinations. It is advisable, although not necessary, to have a wedding planner to help with the arrangements. All documents necessary for marriage must be officially translated into German.
The currency is the Euro.
British citizens do not require a visa for a stay of up to 3 months, your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.
July and August are the hottest, busiest and most expensive months, however Austria is a perfect destination for a wedding all year round, with snowy winters and hot summers. Top recommended months to visit are May to September, with April and October also lovely but with changeable weather.
Only civil marriages are legally recognised in Austria, with religious ceremonies also available but not recognised by law. The earliest you can reserve a date for your civil ceremony is 6 months in advance. If both parties to the marriage are neither Austrians nor residents, the application must be filed at the Standesamt for the First District of Vienna.