Spanish Riding School – Lipizzaner Stud Piber

Baroque castle with stud farm as a unique event location

In the MICE industry, the Lipizzaner Stud Farm Piber is still considered an absolute insider tip as a venue for events. In a quiet location a good 30 minutes from Graz, the baroque castle sits enthroned on a hill and welcomes all types of events. This is where the world-famous white horses of the Spanish Riding School are bred. The unique stud farm, the stately ceremonial halls, the carriage museum and the historic riding hall invite you and your team to the “green heart of Austria.” If you want to come up with the brightest ideas during your business workshops in the countryside, you are definitely in the best of hands cloaked in this extraordinary ambience in western Styria.

A venue with space for everyone

As inviting as the castle location on the green hill with all its white horses and dark foals looks from the outside, the interior of the complex is just as impressive. Five elegantly designed rooms including an open-air area offer plenty of space for seminars, meetings, dinners, team-building events and incentives. Product presentations and press conferences can also easily be staged here. Whether you use the gracefully arcaded courtyard, the magnificent backdrop of the arena or the historic carriage house – this location ensures glamour and atmosphere absolutely everywhere. The ceremonial halls have a combined capacity to cater for up to 260 persons. In the 93-square-metre state room Pluto, 96 guests have space standing and also in cinema and cocktail-style seating. The banquet layout variation seats 60 persons. And using the classroom-style and U-shaped table-style, you can accommodate 54 participants. If you prefer to plan your event outdoors, use the roofed grandstand where 1,500 seats are available.

Curious yet? Then take a 360° look around the indoor and outdoor facilities of the Lipizzaner Stud Piber.

Click through the seminar options on a three-dimensional virtual tour of this unique event location in Styria.

Modern equipment for every event

As extensive as the seminar options at the Lipizzaner Stud Piber are, as diversified is the range of equipment from which you can choose for your event: Flip charts with presentation cases serve as aids for every kind of smaller seminar. With a projector, screen, microphone and sound system, you can reach a larger number of participants. And when you stand on the stage or podium, your presentation will even be understood in the very back rows. And if hunger strikes during your business meetings, book your breaks with coffee and cake or book an entire on-site seminar catering service. Even if you can actually take care of your own catering, it might be wiser to cross it off your to-do list and leave your culinary wellbeing to the in-house kitchen team. That’s because you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Café Restaurant. And if you would like to spend the night in the countryside, you will find cosy accommodation at the Thermenhotel Nova in neighbouring Köflach.

Between a haven of peace and equine bliss

If you are looking for an unusual location for your corporate event in order to harvest ingenious ideas in a secluded setting, the Lipizzaner Stud Farm Piber is your place to work. Enjoy the sanctuary of this listed site in the midst of totally tranquil meadows and forests. In the presence of the many horses all around, you are guaranteed to find your inner centre and restore your inner balance. The breeding of horses started here 400 years ago, whereas Lipizzaner horses have been bred in Piber since 1920 – so for roughly a hundred years now. By the way: The foals are not born with their famous white coat, they are born black or brown. Only in the following few years do they get their typical white colour. The best place to see the young horses during the summer months is at the Stubalm at 1,600 metres above sea level. This location is about a 40-minute drive from the 500-car parking lot here and is perfect for picnics. And if you are already sitting in the car and are in the mood for an excursion after your meeting, then side trips to the glass museum as well as to the church in Bärnbach designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser provide for some cultural balance.

After this event location, a simple seminar room in a classic hotel is no longer exceptional enough for you? Then these architecturally special event venues are just right for your plans. And if you want to relax after your on-site meetings, you will find wellness and recreation in nature at these Austrian retreats.

1.    News: Please pay attention to the current regulations concerning the Coronavirus situation in Austria.

2.    Special features:

       -    Technical equipment: Projector, screen, microphone, Wi-Fi, sound system.

       -    Presentation equipment: Flip chart with presentation case, stage, podium

       -    Largest room in square metres: 93

3.    Especially suitable for:

       -    Seminars and workshops

       -    Conferences

       -    Team-building events

       -    Dinners

       -    Incentives

       -    Product presentations

       -    Press conferences

4.    Contact person: Mr. Sascha Koszednar, Event Management | | 0043 3144 3323