Church weddings

Pro amore vitae meae – You are the love of my life

In addition to a wedding ceremony with a registrar, especially the wedding ceremony in the church is of great emotional significance for many bridal couples. The residence-owned chapel is the baroque highlight at the Palais Niederösterreich when it comes to church weddings. The chapel was consecrated by suffragan bishop Dr. Franz Kamprath and offers with 60 seats the right size for your church wedding.

Civil ceremonies

Exchange the vows – stylish and completely private at the Palais Niederösterreich! This way, your wedding will not only be an unforgettable event, but the most beautiful day of your life.

In addition to the opportunity to perform church weddings, you also have the opportunity to realize a civil ceremony in one of our 4 historic state rooms. In fair weather, you can celebrate your wedding ceremony in our stately courtyard, shaded by the hustle and bustle of downtown Vienna. In bad weather, our historic state rooms invite you and your guests to your wedding ceremony.


When planning your wedding, many questions usually come up. We have summarized the most common questions below. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call us on +43 2236 710872 or send us an e-mail to

General questions about wedding ceremonies

When are wedding ceremonies possible at the Palais Niederösterreich?

You can celebrate your wedding ceremony in Palais Niederösterreich from Monday to Sunday.

A church wedding can only take place in conjunction with a wedding party. In our download area you will find our wedding folder with further information.

Where can we celebrate our agape?

Your agape, if desired, will be held in our courtyard or alternatively in one of our historic premises.

Can rose petals or rice be thrown?

Rose petals and rice may not be thrown. Excluded are rose petals made of plastic

Church weddings

What do we have to consider for a church wedding?

During a Catholic wedding, in contrast to a civil or Protestant wedding, two witnesses must be present. The witnesses themselves do not have to be Catholic.

What do we need for a church wedding?

As with a civil marriage, the following is needed by the couple:

  • Identity card or passport
  • Parent of both partners or birth certificate
  • Residence certificate (if available)
  • Certificate of marriage (for non-Austrians)

Is it possible to perform a Protestant wedding?

A purely Protestant wedding is not possible, this can be done in the Lutheran Church.

Is a wedding possible between confessional different partners?

Yes, this is possible if one of the partners is Catholic. The marriage ceremony itself is then performed according to Catholic rite. This means, among other things, that the Protestant partner cannot promise to raise the children Catholic, but in the Christian faith. The wedding itself is performed by a Catholic pastor with the help of a Protestant pastor.

May we marry without having received the Sacrament of Confirmation?

Yes, one may be married ecclesiastically, even if one is not confirmed.

Civil weddings

What do I need for a civil marriage?

For the civil wedding the registrars of the Vienna registry office are at your disposal. You can also book your marriage in Vienna online. You will receive a confirmation by e-mail, fax or via regular mail after your reservation. The appointment will be reserved for you for 14 days. Within these 14 days, you must register in person and with the necessary documents for the proposed marriage or justification of a registered partnership at a registry office. Only then the appointment will be fixed.

Are witnesses required?

Groomsmen are no longer a legal obligation for civil ceremonies. However, as they have a traditional meaning, you can name one or two witnesses on the day of the marriage. Please assure that they have a valid personal or passport.

Where can we arrange a civil marriage?

Depending on the number of guests, we can offer you one of our 4 historic state rooms.