An ambience worth remembering: Event venues with exceptional flair

Your guests will remember these unique venues for a long time to come.

Are you looking for a very special setting for your conferences, workshops, congresses or corporate celebrations? Then you will certainly find some options here. From cosmopolitan Vienna to peaceful Mellau in Vorarlberg, Austria excels with MICE locations that are as outstanding as they are exclusive. Whether a unique architectural gem or a spectacularly located mountain station, whether a baroque monastery or a modern factory complex – these event locations leave absolutely nothing to be desired.

Tempel 74

Temple 74 in the idyllic village of Mellau in the Bregenz Forest is a true attraction: The unusual event location stands out with its unique architectural design. Two new buildings and the large lounge area lying in between them blend the tradition of regional construction culture with contemporary architectural trends. In Temple 74, modern design meets local charm rooted in tradition, which manifests itself in the classic diamond-shaped windows or the round shingles made from local types of wood. It is no wonder, then, that the architecturally outstanding complex has already won several awards, including the Iconic Award 2021 and the Novum Design Award 2021.

The location is not only visually appealing, but it also promises innovative meetings with a particularly cosy atmosphere in the large lounge area that makes up the meeting room. For multi-day events, the compound

Göttweig Abbey

Few event locations in Austria are as spectacularly situated as the Benedictine monastery of Göttweig Abbey, founded in 1083. The baroque complex towers majestically above the Danube Valley and offers exclusive views of the river and the world-famous vineyards of the Wachau. This special location makes Göttweig the ideal place to develop innovative ideas and to regain energy and strength. An absolute highlight is the restaurant housed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the large terrace said to be the most beautiful in the entire Wachau, you can relish the sensational views over a glass of Grüner Veltliner and some apricot dumplings.

In this location steeped in history a total of seven historic meeting rooms of different sizes are available for exciting seminars and workshops, and for corporate celebrations and incentives. The abbey can hold up to 750 guests, with outdoor events even catering for up to 4,500 persons.

Inselhotel Faaker See

Your guests will probably remember this event location for a long time still to come. Like the name suggests, the Inselhotel Faaker See is located on an island in one of the most beautiful and warmest lakes in Carinthia. To reach this exceptional oasis take one of the water taxis from the free car park at the waterfront and arrive directly at the 4-star event hotel. The fare naturally includes the wonderful view of the lake’s shimmering water.

Austria's only hotel on an island is a truly extraordinary venue, perfect for outdoor events far away from the hectic pace of everyday routine. With its inviting atmosphere, the meeting room can accommodate up to 70 people; hybrid meetings can also be arranged. In addition, the lush grounds outdoors are ideal for elegant corporate dinners right by the water. The sauna in the historic bathhouse provides for relaxation during or after meetings.

Seminar rooms on the Patscherkofel

In the fantastic mountain range south of Innsbruck lies an event location in a category of its own. Just by virtue of its location – 1,965 metres above sea level and with breathtaking summits all around – the top station on the Patscherkofel, Innsbruck’s local mountain, guarantees a successful event. The panoramic windows of both seminar rooms, which can hold a total of 34 people, offer stunning views of the natural alpine paradise, Innsbruck and the Inn and Stubaital Valleys. On top of that, the unrivalled backdrop provides for adequate inspiration. Workshops, meetings or incentives at such lofty heights are a remarkable experience.

Plan ample time for your event on the Patscherkofel, because the wonderful landscape around the mountain station beckons you to partake in some outdoor activities like hiking or e-bike riding. Regardless of the impressive altitudes, no one has to do without their comfort or their food, as delicious Tirolean delicacies are served in the restaurant “Das Kofel” at the station.

Austrian National Library

With its historically significant event rooms and opulent interior, the Austrian National Library is ideally suited for hosting exclusive events. Do you want your guests to be blown away? Then organise congresses, conferences or seminars in the baroque State Hall, which was formerly Prince Eugene’s private library. The Sala Terrena, the Atrium or the unrivalled Augustinian Reading Room, where you can dine exquisitely at historical reading tables, also provide an atmosphere that is as elegant as it is marvellous.

Up to 1,300 guests can gather in the National Library for innovative events with a glamorous atmosphere. In spite of the venerable age of the building, hybrid events can also be held without any problems. Another advantage is its location in Vienna's city centre, because in addition to the excellent transport connections, hotels, restaurants and attractions are easy to reach on foot.

Seifenfabrik Veranstaltungszentrum

Directly south of the city centre in Graz, the Seifenfabrik event centre promises extraordinary events. Built in 1872, the red-brick complex was completely renovated in 2003 and ever since has been a hotspot for exclusive large-scale events. The inner area can accommodate up to 1,200 guests in five multifunctional halls and seminar rooms of different sizes. In the spacious gardens with direct access to the river Mur, the possible number of participants increases to 2,400. For outdoor events, the location offers special complete packages for unforgettable barbecue evenings.

Thanks to the impressive capacities that can be accommodated in the historic soap factory building, not only conferences and seminars, but also congresses, larger team-building events or opulent corporate celebrations can take place here, too. And by the way, travelling there by public transport is a good option. The Seifenfabrik is well-connected to the transport network and can even be comfortably reached by bicycle from Graz.

You would rather fancy something totally traditional? In this article you’ll find event locations with a typical Austrian ambience. And an overview of all event locations can be found here.