Grand Viglas Castle

Grand Vígľaš Castle

Grand Vígľaš: Where History and Romance Await in Middle Slovakia


Nestled amidst the serene woods of Middle Slovakia, between the towns of Banska Bystrica and Zvolen, Grand Vígľaš Castle beckons with its enchanting blend of old Gothic charm and Renaissance elegance. With its sprawling castle grounds and a myriad of catering and accommodation options, it provides an idyllic setting for weddings and events, where every moment is imbued with timeless allure.

Why opt for this venue:
Medieval Elegance: Grand Viglas, with its unique castle fortress ambiance, is the perfect setting for hosting medieval-themed celebrations, adding a touch of historic grandeur to your event.

Venue Overview:

Type of Venue and Suitability

Grand Vígľaš Castle, steeped in history and adorned with diverse room styles and sizes, caters to events ranging from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations for up to 150 guests. From engagements and wedding ceremonies to private and corporate events, its historic ambiance lends an air of sophistication to every occasion.

Location and Accessibility

Strategically located in the heart of Slovakia, Grand Vígľaš Castle is easily accessible from major airports, including Bratislava, Vienna, and Budapest. With its proximity to these airports, guests can easily reach the castle to partake in the festivities and revel in its majestic surroundings.

Tower of Medieval Castle Grand Viglas in Slovakia

Advantages of Choosing Grand Vígľaš

Historical Beauty

Grand Vígľaš Castle, originally built in the 13th century, has undergone significant transformations over the centuries. From Gothic foundations to Renaissance embellishments, its rich history is steeped in royal intrigue and architectural splendor. Once a symbol of power and nobility, the castle now stands as a meticulously restored four-star hotel, offering a perfect blend of past and present for weddings, family gatherings, and conferences alike.


Grand Vígľaš Castle boasts a range of exquisite venues to accommodate events of varying sizes and styles:

  • Anjou Court Restaurant: With seating for up to 110 guests and a spacious dance floor, this majestic restaurant exudes romance and grandeur, ideal for gourmet wedding feasts.
  • Ava Simone Restaurant: Perfect for smaller groups, with seating for 20-56 guests, this historical restaurant offers a cozy ambiance and a delectable à la carte menu.
  • King Sigismund’s Congress Hall: A modern venue for corporate events and wedding feasts, accommodating up to 150 guests in a contemporary glass hall nestled within the castle’s rock.
  • Inner Courtyard: An ideal outdoor space for wedding marquees, providing a charming backdrop for al fresco celebrations under the open sky, surrounded by the castle’s historic ambiance.

Versatility for Different Events:

Grand Vígľaš Castle offers a diverse range of spaces to suit various event sizes and styles. Whether hosting a civil ceremony in the Big Knight’s Hall, exchanging vows on the terrace or courtyard, or enjoying a religious ceremony in the castle chapel, each venue offers a unique ambiance and atmosphere.

Event Possibilities

Marriage Ceremonies:

  • Civil ceremonies: Available in various indoor and outdoor spaces, including the Big Knight’s Hall, terrace, and courtyard, offering flexibility and charm for couples to say “I do.”
  • Religious ceremonies: Held in the castle chapel, enhancing the solemnity and significance of the occasion with its historic ambiance and ecumenical atmosphere.


Grand Vígľaš Castle offers 55 exceptional rooms and suites in various categories, ensuring a comfortable and luxurious stay for wedding guests. From Classic to Deluxe rooms and suites, each accommodation option boasts unique charm and amenities, providing a regal experience fit for kings and queens.

Catering Services

Gastronomy takes center stage at Grand Vígľaš Castle, where culinary artistry meets heartfelt hospitality. Whether savoring á la carte specialties, seasonal delights, or gourmet wedding feasts, guests are treated to a culinary journey that delights the senses and leaves a lasting impression.

Wellness Amenities

The castle’s wellness center, nestled in its underground enclave, offers a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation. From a 10-meter swimming pool and jacuzzi to saunas, massage rooms, and outdoor terraces, guests can indulge in a range of wellness procedures and unwind amidst the castle’s historic charm and natural beauty.


Grand Vígľaš Castle stands as a timeless testament to Slovakia’s rich heritage, offering an enchanting backdrop for weddings, events, and leisure getaways. With its historical allure, luxurious amenities, and unparalleled hospitality, it ensures that every moment spent within its walls is nothing short of magical.

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