Aiola im Schloss a wedding story about Nina and Maximilian

Once again we photographed a wedding at Aiola im Schloss, in Graz. Just a day before we attended a wedding in Slovenia at Brdo, a beautiful Slovenian wedding venue. We only slept for two hours before we were, heading towards new challenges. This time accompanied by Nina and Maximilian, who found us through wedding photography that we took at Brdo last year, that delighted them. With confidence, they shared their wishes and dreams with us to turn into a reality. Which wedding photographer anywhere, not just in Graz, could turn that down?

The summer was slowly waving goodbye, and the fall had started to offer the warmth of its colors. Thus our lens helped us catch a thread of warm brown tones, with a cute palette of events, meetings, and hugs from that day. Even before the stunning bride in white arrived at the scene, we played with the raw squares, cold beams and the austerity of the brick walls, twinning them with high ceilings and arches to give just enough space to the light. The bride’s elegant minimalist styling further enhanced contrast and romance.

We accompanied the future Mrs. on the streets of Graz, where shadows and reflections met, then on to a hotel nearby for a brilliant time of socializing for the bridal party. We eagerly awaited the magnificence of the ceremony in the church, that didn’t take away the warmth of colors due to its spaciousness and the light playfully shone through the colorful stained glass adding a touch of magic to the ritual “I do!”. The icing on the cake came straight after, in the garden, between arches semi-covered in darkness.

Aiola im Schloss Wedding


The celebration then continued in  Aiola im Schloss, Graz. We were surprised by a fantastic dark and square (not sure what you mean by square here) ambiance, interspersed with hanging lights and warm, passionate shades of red. Dim lighting helped to create a pleasant atmosphere, enriched by the bride and groom, whose warmth and kindness shone into the hearts of their guests (and didn’t escape the sharp eye of a Graz wedding photographer either!) Fantastically different with a thick thread of warmth!

All of that is proof that even two sleepless nights in a row and many, many hours work don’t prevent you from creating a remarkable wedding story, with an eye constantly on the lookout to capture moments before they happened.

Why choose Aiola im Schloss as a wedding venue?

Aiola im Schloss is a pretty, sought-after castle wedding venue high in the hills of northern Graz. Situated in beautiful, green grounds, this stunning 19th-century castle location boasts tons of space and wonderful views across the Graz countryside – perfect for an outdoor wedding with spectacular wedding photography.

There is access to two spacious and bright floors for your wedding, featuring floor to ceiling windows, exquisite decor, and picturesque views. Aiola im Schloss has much to offer including gorgeous preparation suites for the bride, groom and bridal party, two garden terraces overlooking the breathtaking, lush Graz countryside, an open-air bar, lots of outdoor seating, room for up to 110 wedding guests and plenty of space for the day’s festivities.

This elegant venue has a number of wedding packages available, as well as your own dedicated wedding planner. Aiola im Schloss can supply all the extras that you need for your special day, from wedding flowers to sweet stands and wedding venue decorations.

With award-winning, locally sourced traditional and contemporary Austrian food to choose from, you can create your own delicious wedding menu or select from one of the numerous menu options available.

For your guests at, there are plenty of grounds to explore and 150 parking spaces on site. A brilliant venue for an unforgettable destination wedding with spectacular wedding photography.

Why choose Graz, Austria for a destination wedding in Europe?

Graz is a top destination and Austria’s second largest city. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, its roots go all the way back to Roman times and it is one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.

The River Mur is the beating heart of the city, perfect for plenty of relaxing riverside cafe culture. This beautiful city of red roofs and white finished buildings boasts impressive architecture spanning everything from Renaissance to  Baroque and modern styling. Rolling emerald hills on all sides make dazzling views easy to find and countless opportunities for magnificent wedding photography.

Steeped in history, there is so much to see here. From its 34 museums to its castles, the largest collection of armor in the world and cathedral – Graz has lots to offer. Take a trip to see the astonishing Eggenberg Palace with its mathematical features, including 365 windows, 31 rooms, splendid peacocks and resplendent grounds.

For a 360 degree view of the city in all its splendor, climb Schlossberg to see Graz at its best. Uhrturm, Graz’s historic 28 meter-high clocktower is the last vestige of Graz castle and well worth a visit. 

Graz is renowned for its fresh cuisine and was recognized as a City of Culinary Delights in 2008. From Kaiser Josef Farmer’s Market to its many restaurants, bars, and cafes, there is enough to impress even the most seasoned foodie.

Not to be missed is the fine treat that awaits at the top of Sporgasse. Ascend the pretty cobbled street with its charming colorful buildings to reach Hofbackerei, the former imperial bakery that is still turning out baked goodies fit for a king.

For more about getting married in Austria visit: Austria Info

Thinking about getting married in Aiola im Schloss or somewhere else in the world? Give us a call, or use the enquiry form below! We love capturing all of the magical moments for your wedding day naturally  – without intruding or staging fake poses. We shoot destination weddings across Slovenia, Europe, and the world. Based in Slovenia,  we know all of the top Slovenian wedding destinations inside out, follow the links below to find out more!

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