Events & Celebrations
Whether it’s private or business: the festive baroque rooms, the cozy parlors and the impressive Hofwirtsaal are ideal places for event and celebrations of all kinds. On sunny days, the sun terraces and the stylish gazebo in the backyard can also be used for receptions.
Weddings at Hofwirt
An old saying asks “why look far into the distance if there is so much to enjoy right here?” And no-where is this more true than at Hotel Hofwirt in Styrian Seckau! Close your eyes and imagine spending the best day of your life in a Baroque atmosphere. In an elegant setting that is nevertheless characterised by that down-to-earth warmth Styrian hosts are famous for.
Complete with a garden with a romantic gazebo, a large bridal suite, cozy parlors and many more spaces & facilities, we are fully equipped to ensure an intimate and unforgettable wedding party. We would also be happy to decorate our ballroom according to your wishes and if you’re interested in a church wedding, the Hofwirt is also in close proximity to a beautiful Benedictine abbey.
Hofwirt whose parlours have once regularly hosted Arch Duke Johann wants to be one thing above all: An inn that celebrates and maintains rural life of bygone days. It welcomes everybody and strives to fulfil every wish.
The former Klosterstube parlour retains its character to this day but has been stylishly renovated. The timber panelling on the walls is original and its wooden tables and chairs invite the guests to enjoy its upscale yet rustic atmosphere! Parties with up to 40 people are also popularly held here. And not infrequently, the tables are put together to form one large one, as was once customary. By the way: The ceilings play a big role all throughout Hofwirt. Klosterstube parlour’s is painted in white and blue featuring ornaments.
With the obligatory regulars’ table Schankstube parlour tells its own story. Moreover there’s always an accordion on the bar, waiting for jovial musicians to strike a note. In general, this venue is all about coming in, playing games and making music, chatting, eating and drinking at a high level. Here in Schankstube parlour, the old local principle of Professor gibt´s keinen, hier sind alle Doktor (‘there are no professors here, we are all doctors’) still applies. And thus the Church Choir or regional musicians often meet here to stage a spontaneous concert. Back to the ceilings: Contrary to Klosterstube parlour with its quieter ambience this one’s old but lovingly restored timber ceiling provides excellent acoustics.
Directly adjacent, the small Gewölbestube parlour with its vaulted ceiling, is a popular venue for up to 20 people to celebrate family parties as well as for guests to exchange thoughts on their experience-rich or tranquil day in the Murtal region.
Alas Hofwirt also has a modern side – modern in the sense of its architecture for traditional warmth is home-made and its overarching principle. We are talking about the large Hofwirtsaal ballroom. All year round, thanks to the continuous glass façades in the middle of the garden, people celebrate, marry, dance and meet here. The reasons to gather here range from births to diamond wedding. It is not unusual for married couples to get married again after 60 years in the Monastery and celebrate a long life together with their loved ones. Directly from Hofwirtsaal whose glass fronts can be fully opened in the summer, one can reach the garden with its pavilion.
In front of the door…
The garden with its pavilion: Hofwirt has many sides, one of its most beautiful being its large garden with its pavilion. It’s the perfect spot for evenings of music, jazz brunches, civil ceremonies or small parties with up to 15 people – in the middle of Hofwirt yet in total privacy.
In the summer months most of the parlours are quiet. The reason for this is that the open-air dining area is all the more busy. The first guests arrive shortly before midday to watch the town square from the shade provided by three ancient chestnut trees or to enjoy views of the Abbey, Seckauer Tauern mountains, the playground and the green lawn to the side of Hofwirt. This is seamlessly followed by snack time and the warm evening hours...
...which often end in the oldest part of the house, the wine cellar. It’s snug and rustically cosy down here. The focus is on Austria wines and one award-winning drop is stored next to the other. Private tastings can be staged upon request.
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