Gorgeous mountain views like you know them from the Dolomites, snowy landscapes while skiing up and down the hills, romantic lavender fields that remind you of the French Provence, turquoise lakes, waterfalls, vivid and stylish cities or the styrian Tuscany - Austria has it all. Austria encompasses a variety of attractions, making it an ideal destination for adventurous couples seeking a remarkable and awe-inspiring elopement. Austria is an ideal elopement location for folks who love the mountains, lakes, vine regions & co. but want to do something different than Switzerland, the Dolomites or Tuscany (side note: Austria is also cheaper). The country offers an abundance of outdoor activities, ranging from summer hikes to winter skiing trips, providing the perfect backdrop for couples in search of adventure on their intimate celebration day.

Beyond its adventurous appeal, Austria is renowned for its breathtaking views and surprisingly varied landscapes. Looking for adventure? Craving beautiful scenery? Love distinctive seasons? Want to do something different? Austria might be the perfect place for you and your love to commit your lives to each other. 

Here, you’ll find some amazing places & ideas to elope in Austria. And I as your Austrian photographer am here for you with all my knowledge you need to decide if this epic and beautiful country is perfect for your wildly different wedding experience.

The Austrian Alps

Nestled within the breathtaking Alpine landscapes, Austria provides an enchanting backdrop for couples seeking a mountain elopement that transcends ordinary celebrations. Imagine exchanging vows amidst the majestic peaks, where the air is crisp, and the scenery is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

A mountain elopement in Austria offers an unparalleled blend of romance and adventure. Picture saying "I do" against the backdrop of snow-covered summits in winter or amidst vibrant alpine meadows adorned with wildflowers during the warmer months. Austria's mountainous regions cater to all preferences, whether you envision an intimate ceremony at a high-altitude alpine hut, skiing down the snowy hills with your loved one or a scenic exchange of vows overlooking pristine lakes, the options for a mountain elopement in Austria are as diverse as the landscapes themselves.

Mountain scenery of the Austrian Alps in Salzburg during Wedding at Jufenalm balcony
Wedding Couple reading their vows on their elopement day in the Mountain Alps, Jufenalm Boho Hotel
Wedding Couple feeding deer on their elopement day at Jufenalm in Salzburg, Austria
The back of a bride while holding her boho dried flower bridal bouquet in a winter scenery in Austria
One bride throwing her bridal bouquet to the other bride amidst winter scenery in Austria
Bride wearing a boho dress and enjoying the sun behind her on her Winter elopement day in Austria

Winter Elopement in the Austrian Alps

Styrian Tuscany

Much like the renowned landscapes of Tuscany, Styria boasts captivating vistas with vineyard-covered hills that stretch as far as the eye can see. Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by lush greenery and the vibrant hues of summer or autumn, when the region comes alive with vivid colors. It's a visual symphony that mirrors the warmth of the Italian countryside.

Styrian Tuscany is renowned for its exceptional wine, adding a touch of sophistication to your elopement experience. The region's vineyards produce world-class wines, creating an opportunity for couples to savor the finest vintages amidst the very vines that yield this liquid gold. Picture toasting to your love as the sun sets over the picturesque vineyards, creating a magical atmosphere that lingers in the memory.

The summer and autumn months emerge as the prime time for an elopement in Styrian Tuscany. During these seasons, the landscape comes alive with vibrant greenery, and the vineyards are at their most lush and bountiful. Whether you opt for a sunlit ceremony amidst the rolling hills or an intimate gathering in a vineyard, the vivid and green backdrop of Styrian Tuscany sets the stage for a truly enchanting celebration of your union. It's an invitation to immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings and create everlasting memories in this Austrian gem that mirrors the charm of its Italian inspiration.

Bride and Groom exchanging their rings on their Elopement day in the Styrian Tuscany at Sunset
Bride cuddling into her grooms shoulders during their Elopement in the Austrian "Tuscany"
Wedding Couple strolling through the Austrian Vineyards on their wedding day, looking at each other

Elopement in the Styrian Tuscany, Austria

Provence-like Lavender Fields

Loving lavender and romantic fields? Indulge in the romance of an elopement amidst the lavender fields of Austria, reminiscent of the enchanting landscapes found in the French Provence. Picture a scene where vibrant hues of purple stretch across the countryside, creating a dreamlike atmosphere that sets the stage for an intimate and picturesque celebration of love. Much like the Provencal charm, the lavender fields in Austria offer a serene and aromatic backdrop for exchanging vows. As you stand amidst the fragrant blooms, the air filled with the soothing scent of lavender, you'll feel transported to a realm of tranquility and natural beauty.

One of the enchanting features of an elopement in these lavender fields is the opportunity for a romantic picnic. Imagine spreading a blanket amidst the lavender blooms, surrounded by the vibrant colors of the fields, and indulging in a delightful feast as the sun begins its descent.

The lavender fields in Austria offer a unique and evocative setting, allowing couples to escape into a world that mirrors the charm of the renowned French Provence. Whether you choose to exchange vows in the midst of the lavender blooms or bask in the glow of the sunset during a romantic picnic (or even both!), this idyllic location promises a truly unforgettable elopement experience that combines the allure of nature with the intimacy of your love story.

Drone shot of purple lavender field in Austria during sunset, while elopement couple is standing in the field
Elopement picnic in lavender field with cake, baguette, wine and Co. in Austria
Elopement couple standing in Lavender field in Austria, Groom is lifting the brides and kissing her deeply

Forrest Elopement

Do you get a lot of energy from the forrest and its trees? Then a forrest elopement could be something for you. With over 4 million hectares of forrest, Austria is the perfect place for this occasion. Imagine a secluded clearing surrounded by towering trees, providing a natural cathedral for your vows. The forest, with its ancient trees and soft, mossy ground, offers a tranquil and romantic backdrop, allowing you and your partner to exchange vows in harmony with the rhythmic sounds of nature. Whether it's the whispering breeze or the song of birds above, a forest elopement invites you to connect with each other and the timeless beauty of the outdoors, creating a truly magical beginning to your journey together.

Same sex wedding couple kissing after wedding ceremony in Barcelona, the guests are clapping
Two brides sitting on boho couch on their wedding day during Forrest Ceremony near Barcelona at Can Riera de la Pineda
Ceremony location at Forrest wedding at Can Riera de la Pineda in Barcelona

Micro Wedding with a Forrest Ceremony

City Elopement

Embark on an urban love story with a city elopement in Austria's vibrant locales, such as Vienna, Graz, or Salzburg. These cities, known for their cultural richness and architectural splendor, offer a unique backdrop for couples seeking an intimate and sophisticated celebration.

  • Vienna, consistently ranked Nr. 1 as the most livable city in the world (yeah you read that right), exudes a timeless elegance. Imagine exchanging vows against the backdrop of imperial palaces, historic landmarks, and charming cobblestone streets. The city's sublimity adds a touch of regality to your intimate union, creating a romantic atmosphere that transcends time.
  • Graz, with its UNESCO-listed Old Town, provides a charming and intimate setting for a city elopement. Cobblestone alleys, medieval architecture, and the iconic Schlossberg create a picturesque backdrop for your vows. The blend of history and modernity makes Graz an ideal choice for couples seeking a romantic yet contemporary urban experience.
  • Salzburg, nestled against the backdrop of the Alps, combines architectural splendor with natural beauty. The city's baroque charm, Mozart's heritage, and the Salzach River provide an enchanting setting for a city elopement. Picture saying "I do" in the heart of this musical city, surrounded by the melodies of your love story.

A city elopement in Austria is not just a celebration of love; it's an immersion into the cultural richness and sophistication that these cities offer. Whether it's the imperial majesty of Vienna, the historic allure of Graz, or the musical charm of Salzburg, each city provides a unique canvas for your urban love tale.

Elopement und Hochzeitslocation Salzburger Dom in Österreich
Elopement und Hochzeitslocation Stephansdom Wien
Grazer Uhrturm Elopement Location in Österreich

Salzburg, Vienna, Graz - City Elopement Locations in Austria

Austria is undoubtedly a true paradise for elopements. The country has so much to offer that couples are spoiled for choice to make the most beautiful day of their life perfect. As your elopement photographer, I look forward to help you choose your perfect elopement location, help you plan & capturing your unique day in your dream location for you forever. In my elopement reportages, I accompany you individually and in such a way that you can be completely yourselves - however you imagine your perfect day. The most important thing is that you enjoy your big day and every moment. If you want to see more, you can find my elopement photos reportages here.

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Groom picking up bride on their city elopement day in Vienna, Austria
Groom holding his bride on the neck and kissing her on the cheek while she smiles during their elopement day
Elopement Couple looking into the distance, standing in between the styrian Tuscany in Austria