Easy Wildflower Wedding at the Stadtflucht Bergmühle

Simple vases with flowers from nearby fields and wild growing shrubs are perfect to create an easy relaxed atmosphere. The wildflower wedding at Stadtflucht Bergmühle also boasted glorious weather, divine food and love in the air. In these days, when we all crave togetherness and ease of flow, the gentle slope and lake are the real bonus of this place.

Flowers are an important factor of any sustainable wedding. Exotic flowers transported from relatively far away can result in a higher level of CO2 emissions. And the use of potentially harmful chemical fertilisers can pollute the soil. While that might come as a bit of a surprise, please don’t worry, because we got you covered!
Just follow our quick guide to seasonal flowers below.

Quick guide to seasonal flowers for your wedding decor at the Stadtflucht

The wedding season at the Stadtflucht starts from early spring. While it may be a little cold, still, Tulips are starting to show their beautifully coloured heads. Commonly seen in blue, Hyacinths have a lovely scent and are a beautiful addition for wedding florals. Evergreens, like Eucalyptus and Baby’s Breath all begin to appear now, too.

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By March/April my personal favourites, Ranunculi, and Freesias broaden the palette of flowers available as well as the colours you can use. Some of the flowers couples can use for their wedding at Stadtflucht Bergmühle Floral Designs at this time of year are our Roses, Hydrangeas, Coneflowers and Chrysanthemums. For weddings around Easter, daffodils are often used and create a happy vibe here.

May and June see another favourite – not only of mine – come into bloom. The Peony Rose with her gentle, sweet smell, luscious blossoms and gorgeous colours is the star for our bridal arch and bridal bouquets. Magnificent Gladiolas and Hydrangea Shrubs brighten up the Stadtflucht Bergmühle from July.

Sunflower arrangements make stunning table centrepieces and are perfect for weddings in August/September. The greek word for ‘Star’ gave the Aster her name and this hardy flower with gorgeous blooms lends colour to a wedding design, when other flowers fade.

For October and November weddings the pretty Gerbera daisy and some types of Hydrangeas work well and create a warm autumny feel at your event. As do Chrysanthemums who are available in a wide variety of colours, shapes and sizes. We also love to use Goldenrods and Daisies that grow naturally at the location.

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5 Ways How to Guarantee Awesome Wedding Music Entertainment

The biggest news about wedding music entertainment, we have to say, is that there is actual news about wedding music entertainment. Though still uncertain, we use this upturn to update you on the trends, shifts and adjustments of the Austrian wedding event and entertainment industry. A longing to connect with people and sharing a physical space again has led to changes in wedding event concepts.

A survey by MICA, the Austrian professional society for music artists in Austria shows this trend very well. While there currently is a certain “run” on digital replacement formats, it can be difficult to transfer weddings and other events to the digital world in a satisfactory way. If so, then perhaps more as a symbolic act since many events depend on guests sharing a physical space with each other and thus also a sensual experience.

DJs never grow old

DJs are artists but are not officially recognized as such. Austrian DJs during COVID-19 lockdown(s) made the move to unite and forge a trade union to combat professional issues such as these, made even more apparent by the pandemic. One DJ who has been active since the 90s is ELECTRIC INDIGO aka Susanne Kirchmayr. The DJ work comes in various forms. While in the Club scene the term DJ refers to an artist using tracks to mix sounds – often live – on stage, this is different for e.g. weddings. Here, the style is selected by the couple, for instance Jazz, or Pop or Rock’n Roll. As a wedding planner I have trusted and tried DJs I would use again and again. Alternatively, there are countless websites offering DJ services, such as Rent-a-DJ or Eventzone.

DJ live acts – mixing musical genres successfully

A very cool way of elaborating on the whole DJ idea, and particularly interesting if you really love the live music feel, are DJ live acts. It’s really fun to combine a Saxophonist or Percussions and/or Vocals with the beat produced by the DJ. No one will be able to resist the pull to the dance floor!

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Think Soloists for wedding music that feels intimate

Pintimate weddings – referring to a cross-over between personal and intimate weddings – took place more and more often even before the pandemic hit. And this has now become a firm trend and favorite with couples all over the world. Setting the scene musically often works best with a solo act, such as a beautiful vocal artist or violinist. We love the personality, spirit and sheer musical prowess of the Irish soloist Karen Murray, who, luckily, decided to stay in Austria. Listen to her rendition of ‘Danny boy‘ from 7′:55” approx. if you want. But for a melody, that you may have not heard yet and that will surely bring tears to your eyes, go to 14’:30”!

Karen Murray (Violin), Edwin Vanecek (Cello) ©Karen Murray, Vienna

Live Bands – read about the new darlings of the Austrian musical entertainment scene

The Austrian live music scene has everything on offer, from laid back sounds like the Indierockband ‘Banki Moon‘ to lively Bluegrass with ‘Nugget‘ or Schrammelmusik by ‘SchrammelBach‘. The talents at Music Austria have put together a vast database of Austrian music artists and provide listening examples for most of their listings.

Feel good song ‘Summer’ by Banki Moon ©Banki Moon

Collaborate on a playlist

And what if you are not into live-music, don’t want to deal with potential drama of anyone falling ill or coming late or YOU being late and then the band having to leave. Well, now there is a really easy answer and one that on top of it, allows you to invite anyone you want to collaborate and add their favorites to the list – SPOTIFY.

Yes, you got this right, if you want to have a truly diverse range of songs that is sure to make your guests head for the dance floor, it’s a collaborative public playlist. A really nice explanation, including do’s and don’ts and upsides and downsides can be found here.

Big but small – is that even possible?

What if – I want those intimate wedding venues for 2 but in a really grand location?

Today, I want to look into something, every couple that wants to plan their wedding, will go through, at some point. It’s the “I’d like this but not like that” moment, when it’s hard to put a finger on exactly what I have in mind for the perfect day.
What if – I long for a big venue but don’t want to sell my left kidney to make it happen?
What if – I want a string quartet yet a party where me and my guests dance all night?

Big but small – it doesn’t really sound like that is possible. And to be honest, no one, absolutely nobody, can create miracles, as much as we’d all like to sell you one :). But fear not! Here at Wolkenkuckuck we have found some solid solutions. We will give you the tools to get what you want. So let’s start with the last of the three conundrums mentioned earlier: You want a look at intimate wedding venues for 2 in a really grand location.

This is a question I get quite often asked by couples. So please remember, you are absolutely not alone with this. Now, let’s say you are contemplating a destination wedding in Austria. You are on our site, so that means, you probably are. Chances are you going to come across these classic locations first:

Schönbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Mirabell Palace and Castle Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Melk Abbey in Lower Austria and Hallstatt in Tyrol.

The first hurdle for all of these Austrian dream locations will be to overcome the crowds. In a “normal” year, large hoards of tourists roll over each of them, almost(!) constantly. But here is the thing, all of them can be booked outside opening times. The obvious exception is Hallstatt in Tyrol. Belvedere palace even offers exclusive guided tours. A photo opp in front of The Kiss, the famous masterpiece of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt is a must. This is particularly sweet for an engagement proposal, too!

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You can request a photo permission directly from the Belvedere palace to take pictures in front of The Kiss when you purchase tickets for the exhibition. While you will visit the palace during busy opening hours this is more than offset by the fact that since you purchased tickets to go see an exhibition, your partner will never see the proposal coming!

Royal Splendour for your wedding in Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Palace

Royal fans couples may delight over a new attraction in Vienna – the Schönbrunn Palace Grand Suite. Couples can rent the 167 m2 Grand Suite from €599,- per Person per night. The suite is directly located in the east wing of the royal residence .

In Schönbrunn, it’s easy to get carried away by all the grandeur. While the gentle quiet surroundings of the Orangerie gardens provide a welcome relief from the crowds, the hedges and rows of beautiful flowers create a stunning counterbalance to the lavish architecture around you.

Schloss Schönbrunn Grand Suite: Übernachten Sie im Schloss in Wien

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Wedding packages in Schönbrunn Palace include a new and affordable outdoor option in their Orangerie gardens. This offers an intimate setting during the summer months (bad weather option available at no extra charge). Empress Maria Theresia favoured this area of her palace grounds. The grand Orangerie used to house a large collection of exquisite fruit trees.

It is easy to fall in love with Austrian wedding locations and I am sure that you will find what you need. For now, this is enough information to digest, I would say. Why don’t you sit back and relax for a moment, with a glass of wine, bubbly or a nice hot cup of coffee or tea and think about what it is exactly, that would make all the difference to you at your wedding.

Next time I will be in Schloss Leopoldskron and will bring you information such as maximum and minimum numbers, special deals and unique opportunities. Until then, Take care and stay safe!

Wo die Seelen lümmeln und die Feen schmatzen

Trotz größter Bemühungen gibt es bei der Planung und Umsetzung der Hochzeit meist Stress. Es lohnt sich also, bei der Locationsuche darauf zu achten, dass die Wahl auf einen Ort fällt, der möglichst alle Bedingungen, wie Catering, Übernachtungs- oder Parkmöglichkeit, Barrierefreiheit, usw gleichzeitig erfüllt.

Ist Übernachtungsmöglichkeit ein wichtiger Punkt, fällt die Wahl vermutlich auf eines der wunderbaren Hotels, wie das Grand Ferdinand in Wien oder die St. Martins Therme im Seewinkel, im Burgenland.

Charmanter Eingangsbereich © www.refugiumbergmuehle.at

Aber wenn ihr das wirklich Märchenhafte, das Besondere sucht, dann wählt ihr bestimmt das Refugium Bergmühle.

Dies ist wirklich eine ganz besondere Location, denn: So etwas, wie das Refugium Bergmühle, gibt es eigentlich nur im Märchen.

Gemütlich und elegant zugleich bietet das Refugium einen passenden Rahmen für eure Hochzeitsfeier. Entspannt entstehen am riesigen Tisch gemeinsame Erinnerungen von euch und euren Freunden und Familien, an diesem wichtigsten Tag.

In jedem Detail wird deutlich, dass dieses Haus als Familiendomizil geplant wurde – praktisch und wohnlich bietet es den aufgewühlten Gefühlen von Gästen und Brautpaar einen wunderbaren Rückhalt.

Direkt vom Biobauernhof auf dem Anwesen stammt der Großteil der Zutaten für das Catering-Angebot, und das nahegelegene Gestüt kann für Abwechslung im Programm sorgen.

Die liebevoll und individuell gestalteten Zimmer sind hell und freundlich.

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Refugium Bergmühle
Rohla Vermietungs OG
Am Rußbach 3
AT-2123 Kronberg
+43 681 10 20 34 34
refugium@bergmuehle.at
www.refugiumbergmuehle.at

Ein Palast für eine Prinzessin?

Im Palais Niederösterreich herrscht ein königliches Flair. Die historischen Räumlichkeiten, ausgestattet mit prachtvollem Stuckmarmor und beeindruckenden Deckenfresken verzaubern eure Gäste ganz bestimmt und ermöglichen märchenhafte Fotos:

Landtagsaal

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Der Landtagsaal des Palais Niederösterreich ist mit dem größten durchgängigen Deckenfresko Österreichs verziert. Aufgrund seiner eleganten Wölbung umfasst das Deckengemälde eine Fläche von 472,14 m².
Der 346m² große Raum eignet sich ideal für große, prunkvolle Feiern mit bis zu 220 Gästen.

Rittersaal

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Das dunkle Holz des Rittersaals kombiniert mit goldenen Highlights ergibt einen sehr edlen Hintergrund, der das Augenmerk auf das Brautpaar und dessen schöne Gäste lenkt. Hier haben 100 Menschen Platz, aber auch für eine kleine private Feier mit ca 40 Gästen eignet sich dieser Raum ganz wunderbar. Eine lange Tafel wirkt hier genauso majestätisch wie ein lockereres Layout von Kapitänstischen.

Innenhof

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Der 600m² Innenhof steht ebenfalls für verschiedene Nutzungen zur Verfügung. Hierher kann das Brautpaar standesgemäß, beispielsweise mit der Kutsche, ein-, und/oder auch in die Flitterwochen abreisen. Das Areal eignet sich aber auch bestens für Trauungen, Empfänge oder die Agape.
Auch eine zusätzliche Bühne lässt sich perfekt einbinden.

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Das besondere am Palais Niederösterreich ist die Trauung, die direkt vor Ort sowohl standesamtlich als auch kirchlich in der Landhauskapelle im Palais stattfinden kann (katholisch, bis zu 50 Personen). Größere katholische Trauungen können beispielsweise sowohl in der naheliegenden Kirche des Schottenstiftes als auch in der Minoritenkirche (beide ca 3 Minuten Fußweg entfernt) abgehalten werden. Für Evangelische Trauungen ist die Lutherische Stadtkirche (7 Minuten Gehweg, 9 Minuten mit dem Auto) bestens gelegen. 

Um das leibliche Wohl sorgen sich fünf Cateringpartner des Palais Niederösterreich: Adventure Catering, Motto Catering, Gerstner Catering, Trabitsch Catering und Mörwald Catering. Auf Wunsch kann jedoch auch ein individueller Caterer für die Hochzeitsfeier beauftragt werden. 

Es gibt zahlreiche Hotels in der Nähe, die Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten für alle Gäste bieten.

Das Palais Niederösterreich bietet verschiedene Preispakete an, die allesamt die Raummiete beinhalten. Preise beginnen ab 1470€. 

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1010 Wien

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