Getting Married in Dürnstein

Many couples come to Dürnstein to get married at the registry office. Not only is the romantic scenery in Dürnstein ideal for an unforgettable wedding day, but the picturesque Town Hall also adds a magical flair to the event.   

Marriage ceremonies are held in the registry office at the Town Hall from Monday to Saturday, between 10:00am and 3:00pm (except on holidays). 


Marriage ceremonies outside of the Dürnstein Town Hall are generally possible, but need to be arranged in cooperation with the local registrar. Weddings are also possible at the following places:     

  • On the terrace or within the Kellerschlössels (wine cellar) of Domäne Wachau (The Domain Wachau).
  • In the library and the "Küfferkeller" at the Hotel Schloss Dürnstein.
  • In the Festival Room or the Artist Room at the Dürnstein Abbey (Booking at the registry office)
  • In the Apricot Garden at the danube (Contact registry office)
  • At the Cottage house "Heudürr" with marvellous view over the Wachau - Requests at Weingut Holzapfel
  • At the ship on the danube:
    Brandner Schifffahrt

Organisational issues concerning a wedding should be arranged directly with the owners or the managers of the relevant location of the ceremony.  


For an appointment for your wedding outside of the Town Hall, please contact the local registrar of Dürnstein as well as the owner or leaseholder of the preferred location.

We are sorry and request your understanding when reservations for weddings outside of Town Hall are rejected due to appointment bottlenecks. Compliance with the decree of the Office of the Lower Austrian Government from 8 March 2007 is required for a wedding outside of the Town Hall.  


You can reserve your wedding appointment by phone at +43-2711-219-11 or for further information regarding your marriage ceremony contact Ms. Koller from Monday to Friday between 08.00am and 12.00pm. You can also send an inquiry to standesamt(at)

You can find out which documents you will need to provide in this Short guide for marriage ceremonies as a PDF Download

Special offers for weddings:

Hotel - Restaurant Schloss Dürnstein

Domäne Wachau im Kellerschlössel

Hotel - Restaurant Richard Löwenherz

Gartenhotel & Weingut Pfeffel

Restaurant Loibnerhof

Live wedding music:
Voice & piano Bernadette Seitner
Reinhard Reiter / Guitar and vocals 0650/243 243 5

Wedding photography and videos:
Wedding photographer "Alexander Pfeffel"



We wish you all the best for your upcoming event!

Weddings in the Dürnstein Abbey Church

Dürnstein is a popular wedding location. Couples from all over the world come here to celebrate. Valuable information regarding your celebration at the Abbey can be found here on the website Dürnstein Abbey. From there, you have the possibility to get in touch with the resident Pastor Hugo Raphael De Vlaminck to make an appointment for your wedding ceremony.