Get pampered with culinary delicacies at your corporate event
“And just because he's a human, a man would like a little bite to eat; He wants no bull and a lot of talk, that gives no bread or meat.” What Bertolt Brecht once so precisely put in a nutshell is quoted in the menu of many event locations in Austria. Are you looking for an event location for your MICE project that not only fulfils all spatial and technical requirements for meetings, seminars, congresses, corporate celebrations and the like, but also pampers you with culinary delights? A wealth of culinary pleasures for your personal wellbeing awaits you here.
Should you find yourself in the western part of our country for your upcoming corporate event, the Bregenzer Salon is the place to be for a memorable stay. The historic town house combines French, Belgian and local hospitality and provides three elegant meeting rooms for 40 people in a space of 120 square metres. At the very latest when your stomach starts to growl after the meetings, is when you will find out what makes this location so special. On the ground floor of the building, the Brasserie Petrus welcomes you and your team with Belgian-French delicacies. Traditional mussels with homemade French fries and in-house pasta creations are some of the recommended culinary delights here. While you are being spoilt by the gourmet cuisine, enjoy the wonderful views of the medieval Old Town of Bregenz including the Church of Herz Jesu.
Already more than 250 years old, this estate in Burgenland was converted into a modern event centre in 2015. Since then, the location in the midst of endless vineyards has served as a centre of attraction for a wide variety of events in the MICE sector. The uniquely historic ambience of the Kalandahaus at the Weingut Esterházy not only allows you to hold workshops, meetings or presentations in two spacious rooms for 200 guests, but hybrid events can be held in the large hall, too. If you would like to celebrate your corporate event as an elegant gala dinner, the venue offers in-house catering with delicacies made by neighbouring businesses. During meetings, the Kalandahaus will of course also spoil you with sandwiches, Danish pastries and hot drinks. If, in addition to tea and coffee, you would like to taste a more refined drop in the evening, you can enjoy exquisite creations from the region. Feel like teasing your taste buds? Guided cellar tours with wine tastings at the Esterházy winery are also available at this location.
In the middle of the green heart of Austria lies an event jewel that will for sure make you come back again after your stay. This refers to the hotel
"Das Weitzer" in Graz. In the city's largest conference hotel, you will find ten excellently equipped meeting rooms for a maximum of 300 people, as well as many additional highlights. The rooftop sauna with a view over the red roofs of the historic Old Town centre invites you to relax after intensive brainstorming sessions. Something just as beneficial for your wellbeing, is good food. Gourmets are in the best of hands at the Weitzer and can enjoy excellent local cuisine right around the corner in the restaurant "Der Steirer." Besides genuine classics such as fried chicken or boiled beef, Styrian tapas are also sometimes served. During an afternoon break, make yourself comfortable in Café Weitzer with Turkish coffee and homemade apple and cream cheese strudel. Or spend your coffee break in the hotel with savoury and sweet snacks before enjoying a three-course menu in the evening.
We come back to the east of Austria and once again find ourselves in a magnificent winery, Eichenwald Weine, this time among vines in the central area of Burgenland. The 696-square-metre meeting room, consisting of two barrique halls, accommodates up to 600 people at a time and facilitates conferences, corporate celebrations, trade fairs and incentives as well as hybrid events. Your guests will certainly remember product presentations on wine barrels or events in the spacious outdoor area with a terrace overlooking endless rows of vines. Hunger pangs already sneaking in between brainstorming sessions and seminars? A professional catering partner from the region will take care of your culinary wishes with coffee, tea, non-alcoholic drinks and a tasty snack at any time during your breaks to help invigorate you. And if you have been inspired by the atmosphere between vines and far-reaching views of hilly landscapes, nothing stands in the way of a wine tasting after all the hard work is done.
A special event venue is hidden away in the Tirolean Alps: ice Q lies on the Gaislachkogel between the mountain peaks at 3,000 metres above sea level. As secluded and difficult to access as this event location may seem, the premises behind the glass façades are just as famous. Not only did ice Q serve as the filming location for the James Bond film "Spectre," the restaurant in the Ötztal was also awarded two toques in the Gault-Millau Guide 2022. This makes it the highest-situated award-winning restaurant in Austria, and it pampers you and your team to at least the same high standards. Grey cells are guaranteed a boost for the next meeting after relishing the excellent breakfasts, lunches and dinners that are made up of several menu variations and international dishes. Surrounded by over 250 three-thousand-metre peaks, convene in the two seminar rooms here, that hold up to 200 persons for promotional events, symposia, conferences or workshops. Fancy a sip of wine at a late hour? At the end of the day treat yourself to some PINO 3000, a 3-country blend of wines, and toast to all your successes above the clouds.
If you decide to have your corporate event in the Austrian capital, you can’t avoid the Grand Hotel Wien. That is firstly because sooner or later you will pass it along the famous Ringstrasse boulevard anyway, and secondly because of the extensive MICE offerings available for holding excellent events. Lying in the heart of the metropolis, the hotel can accommodate up to 500 people during international conferences and meetings in 11 elegant meeting rooms plus the grand ballroom. It is not only the flexible premises of high quality that make an impression, but also the culinary highlights: Awarded one toque and 14 points from Gault-Millau, the “UNKAI” spoils you with traditional Japanese delicacies. In the associated "UNKAI Bar & Sushi" on the ground floor, you can enjoy sushi creations in casual atmosphere. Austrian cuisine, such as that from the lobby bar "Rosengarten" with its idyllic “Schanigarten,” (the Austrian-style outdoor terrace restaurant) is guaranteed to pamper your palate just as much after a hard day’s work. In addition to its excellent service and long tradition, the Grand Hotel Wien was named the best MICE hotel in Austria by the World MICE Awards in 2021 for its outstanding gourmet cuisine.
Not only Burgenland has idyllic hilly landscapes with grapevines. Also, in the south of Austria, exactly in the middle of the vineyards of St. Veit an der Glan, lies a gem of a location perfect for your next corporate event: the Weingut Taggenbrunn. With a modern hotel, a renovated granary dating back to 1503 and a wine tavern, the estate and its historic castle fulfil all dreams of what an event venue should be. In the five rooms, you can organise inspiring seminars, trade fairs, team-building and hybrid events as well as corporate celebrations for 1,000 guests, right in the middle of nature. Take an outdoor breather during event breaks and fortify yourself in between with light cuisine that is included in the full and half-day packages. As a member of the Genussland and Marktplatz Mittelkärnten associations, the Riedl family will also treat you to regional delicacies in the evening or a delicious breakfast in the cosy atmosphere of the Taggenbrunn wine tavern. You and your team shouldn’t leave before you have savoured at least a few sips of wine from the winery. Chardonnay, Riesling and Zweigelt vines have been cultivated here for 20 years already – try some at a wine tasting.