For the past 20 years Austria Direct has been the main source for arranging weddings in every part of Austria for couples worldwide. Unlike our competitors, we only offer Austria, because that is the country we know thoroughly, and with the benefit of personal wedding planners, most of whom are 'locals', in every area, we hope our coverage is both full and comprehensive, even to those who have never been there. No matter where in the world you come from, our specialists will have the answers to your questions.
With local English speaking wedding planners in many of our resorts, we can offer the various services and facilities, including some only usually available to local couples, to give you the wedding of YOUR choice and to suit YOUR pocket!
For weddings throughout the Tirol Region of Austria, we have the services, if required, of Susanne Parth-Blackmann as an officiant/celebrant for Hochzeitsredner Tirol. This makes available the opportunity for those who want to make a public declaration of their love for each other in beautiful locations like castles, gardens, mountains - and even a few churches. This will be of attraction to those who prefer to have their civil ceremony in their own Country just before they depart for Austria and can take their Marriage Certificate with them! Local Registrars in Austria are then not involved,the 'legal side' having been 'dealt with' before the event! These ceremonies can be as formal or informal as the couple desire. Every wedding is unique and customized to the couple's desires. Symbolic gestures such as lighting of a candle, releasing of doves etc. may be incorporated.
We can assist with accommodation at all grades, from the best 5 star hotel to the smallest Pension. In many resorts, self catering accommodation is also available for those staying for a complete week or more.
Local florists, photographers, providers of horse and carriage transport, are all known personally to our wedding planners. They often know hoteliers well enough to obtain that extra special wish – or at least request it ! On most occasions, they are with the bride – and even the groom – in the hours leading up to the ceremony, and invariably attend the ceremony too. If required, they will also act as one of the two witnesses required to attend the civil ceremony under Austrian law. All this is part of their service, the cost of which is included in the very basic " package ", which covers just the cost of the civil ceremony. Everything else is ' tailor-made' to your own specific requirement and availability of funds ! For this reason, we do not supply brochures, but most things can be seen by means of photographs supplied by the wedding planners, and sent to the interested parties by e-mail. Our wedding planners frequently use Skype to ' meet and talk with ' the couple whilst they plan their wedding – frequently before a date or firm arrangement is fixed. Those who wish to visit the proposed resort before making a decision, are warmly welcomed, and guided round the various facilities available.
Whilst we do not become involved with flight bookings, we are happy to arrange airport to resort transfers, be it by road or rail. Rail travel to, from, and within Austria , is handled through our rail experts, TRAXEUROPE of March, Cambs.
Holiday visits to follow or precede weddings, be it for couples or their guests, within Austria or across the German border, are always possible, due to our long association with local tourist offices, and with the Austrian National Tourist Office in London, whose support has always been of paramount importance.