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Polish Wedding Venue near Krakow


vjmehra
3 Jul 2012  #1
Any good suggestions?

We are not Catholic, which rules out a few nice places (such as Wawel Castle) as they only perform religious ceremonies.

Also, we need somewhere with accommodation for approx 100 people, so preferably somewhere out of town, ideally no more than 1 hour away (otherwise we may as well go the extra distance and head straight for Zakopane).

Obviously we would love a traditional castle-like place that allows us to bring our own alcohol (it seems a decent number of venues do allow this which is good), but right now we are struggling to find anything as most places are too small :-(
Nickidewbear 23 | 569
3 Jul 2012  #2
We are not Catholic, which rules out a few nice places (such as Wawel Castle) as they only perform religious ceremonies.

How about a Messianic synagogue? And they'd allow alcohol.
vjmehra 16 | 80
3 Jul 2012  #3
Would they do non-religious ceremonies (I'm guessing probably not)?
pgtx 29 | 3,159
3 Jul 2012  #4
How about Willa Decjusza?

willadecjusza.pl/index.php?pl=strony&nrstr=11&lang=e
willadecjusza.pl/index.php?pl=galerie&lang=e
Nickidewbear 23 | 569
3 Jul 2012  #5
Would they do non-religious ceremonies (I'm guessing probably not)?

I'm guessing that they might if they're nice and respectful enough.
vjmehra 16 | 80
3 Jul 2012  #6
When we asked about a civil ceremony at Wawel they told us they do not agree with that type of marriage and that was that (not saying of course that will be the response elsewhere)!

Willa Decjusza looks lovely, but they don't seem to have much accomodation, so will get in touch and see what they recommend...
Nickidewbear 23 | 569
3 Jul 2012  #7
Are they a Messianic synagogue? They'd probably be very helpful, then. They probably have Reform (Progressive, Liberal) seekers and ex-Reform members who come in all the time asking about civil ceremonies.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
3 Jul 2012  #8
There are now numerous domy weselne (wedding houses) around Poland, many of which can accommodate 100 guests. And BYOB is accepted there. Dunno if registrar officials are allowed ot perform civil ceremeoneis at venues outside their USC (urzędy stanu cywilnego)..
Hipis - | 227
3 Jul 2012  #9
There's plenty of accomodation to be found in Kraków, does it really have to be all in the same place?
pgtx 29 | 3,159
3 Jul 2012  #10
Advice: don't do it at Dom Weselny. It's country-like, not castle-like.

Try Castle in Przegorzaly. Beautiful place.
uziyada.krakow.pl/pl/wesela
vjmehra 16 | 80
3 Jul 2012  #11
We actually had a look at U Ziyada this weekend, its on the maybe list, however although the views are great I wasn't massively impressed with the inside. Also the hotel accomodation (although cheap and clean) isn't the most appealing (the main building itself only has very limited accomodation).

Hipis- The ceremony doesn't have to be in the same place as the reception, but obviously closer is preferable. However the accomodation has to be in the same place as the reception, otherwise people won't be so likely to stick around til the early hours...
Hipis - | 227
4 Jul 2012  #12
So ideally you need to find a hotel with space for 100 with a function room but the ceremony could be anywhere with a traditional Polish "feel" about it but with a nice dash of romance for such a special occasion? Does it have to be in the Kraków area? Have you looked at Wieliczka salt mine? I know there's a few chapels there and I know they do weddings but not sure if they'd do a civil ceremony.
vjmehra 16 | 80
4 Jul 2012  #13
Yep thats exactly it!

She was born in Krakow so she would definitely prefer it to be near Krakow.

Yes good point, we'll check out the salt mine.
Hipis - | 227
4 Jul 2012  #14
Also, does it have to be a non religious ceremony/venue? There are other churches which aren't Catholic. krakow-info/religie.htm
vjmehra 16 | 80
4 Jul 2012  #15
We have no religious beliefs and would feel a bit uncomfortable in a religious venue, so we would definitely prefer the non-religious option if possible.
Hipis - | 227
4 Jul 2012  #16
weddingsinpoland.co.uk/weddingvenues.html
vjmehra 16 | 80
4 Jul 2012  #17
Have been working through that list, unfortunately the castle's are all out due to accomodation issues / they won't do non-catholic ceremonies / too far from Krakow.

Paszkowka Palace & Villa Decius we're speaking to, just waiting for responses to our questions.

The Salt Mines we're going to ask, was really hoping for a castle/palace, but will try anyway...

Will check out the other two!

Still struggling here! There are a few venues big enough, but they all seem to be booked up :-(
inkrakow 1 | 98
7 Jul 2012  #18
Try the Palac pod Baranami on the Rynek - they have gorgeous function rooms.
poland_
7 Jul 2012  #19
Still struggling here! There are a few venues big enough, but they all seem to be booked up :-(

What about 360cities.net/image/sandomierz-royal-castle#31.10,1.70,81.5

There are plenty of good hotels within walking distance and a beautiful square. I have seen events taking place there.

You could also contact sarp.org.pl
they are responsible for some historical building/Hotels/Palaces known as DOM ARCHITEKTA "SARP" or the Polish Historical society who ca put you in contact with the owners.

Polskie Towarzystwo Historyczne,
AllieCat86 - | 1
7 Sep 2012  #20
Merged: Wedding Venues in or around Krakow?(smallish venue)

Czesc!!

My future husband and I are looking to get married in Poland and are looking for some help in finding a venue. We are trying to find somewhere in or around Krakow as this is where my partners family is based.

Our main problem is that Polish weddings are usually a big family affair but as our families are quite small we need to find a smallish venue or venues for our ceremony and reception.

Any ideas or even previous wedding venue experiences would be gratefully welcome.

Dziekuje!
PIETB56 - | 1
23 Feb 2015  #21
Merged: Wedding in Krakow area or Tatras mountains

Good morning :)

I will marry my lovely Polish fiancee next year... and we would like to organize weeding in Krakow area or more south in mountains.
Could you share some ideas about the best wedding venues...and any great advices in regard of wedding organisation in this area ?

Thank you for your help !

P.
vjmehra 16 | 80
23 Feb 2015  #22
For the ceremony we eventually went for Willa Decjusza, which was great, no complaints there.

For the reception we went for the Crown Piast, basically because of the size. On the day they were fine, but the amount of arguments and frankly poor service with/by the staff (mainly caused by management to be fair) during the organisation and build up would make me hesitant in recommending them. Check out my trip advisor review for loads more detail if you were thinking of there.


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