Traunsee

Seeschloss OrtWeddings are based either at the lakeside village of Altmunster or in the main town on the Traunsee – Gmunden, with the civil ceremony being held at Seeschloss Ort, in the beautiful "Trauungsaal" – the official Registry Salon. The "castle " Ort is set on a promontory into the lake, and is approached across the wooden drawbridge.

The celebratory drinks which follow, are often served in the courtyard, whilst light lunch facilities are available both here and in the nearby Toscana Park and Villa.

Church services or blessings ( any denomination ), with an English speaking priest, are available at Traunkirchen further down the lake, where the  'Fishermans Altar' is a huge tourist attraction. Traunkirchen may be approached by road or by boat direct from Seeschloss Ort.

Alpen HotelTravel from the hotel where the couple are based, to the wedding venue, may be by horse drawn carriage or by vintage motor car – or both ! A choice of musical accompaniment is available for the civil ceremony, or bring your own pre-recorded music. Music is also available on the boat, particularly if this is used for a post-nuptial cruise as opposed to a means of transport to the church.

An Austrian tradition is the evening Wedding Gala Dinner, which may be followed by various forms of musical entertainment and dancing according to choice, and, as with every Austrian wedding, can continue into the early hours if required. A novelty of the Region is to break into the evening festivities, with the "Feuerzauber" ceremony, with sparkling balloons floating into the night sky (weather permitting).

The Aplenhotel at Altmunster and the Best Western Hotel Schwann in Gmunden are our first choice wedding hotels on Traunsee, but there are other smaller hotels for the guests in both places if required.

GmundenGabi Socher and Petra Bergant are the top wedding planners for the whole of the Region of Salzkammergut, and we have been associated with Gabi since we first started arranging Traunsee weddings, and she can now offer her services for the other lakes in the Region as well as in the Region's capital Bad Ischl.

The nearest airport is Salzburg, from where transfers are available by road or rail. Similarly Munich may be used for this area, though the transfers are longer, and therefore more expensive.