Rooms in the Orangery
Baroque festivities and horticultural splendour
The culture of courtly festivities in the Orangery
During the Baroque period the Orangery was not only the housing for rare and exotic plants; it also played an important part in the culture of courtly festivities. Built in the mid-eighteenth century, the Orangery was the setting in the reign of Joseph II for countless receptions, banquets and theatre performances. It was the stage for the famous musical contest between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri; it was the ballroom where the Congress of Vienna danced. The plants in the Orangery alongside the Orangery garden – used as pleasure and kitchen garden – were important properties in the staging of these events.
Your event with wow-effect!
Within this tradition, the Orangery offers an imposing setting for your events. Your guests will be thrilled at the direct connection between the Orangery garden and the banqueting hall.
The Orangery and the adjacent facilities in the Apothekertrakt comprise the ideal spatial combination for large-scale events.