Palais Events

One-stop shop for professional events.

Four top locations in the Inner City of Vienna make up the Palais Events portfolio: Café Central, the exclusive town palaces Ferstel and Daun-Kinsky, and the elegant Börsensäle, the former Viennese stock exchange, on the Ringstraße. Catering and event locations from a single provider plus the city’s best in-house patisserie all make sure that outstanding events run without a hitch.


Record-breaking 2018

2018 was the best-ever financial year in the history of Palais Events: 326 events with a total of 72,000 guests generated revenues of €4.1 million at the event locations. 568,000 guests at Café Central accounted for an 11.3% increase in revenues to €7.0 million. The positive customer feedback was also outstanding: 88.57% of all customers at events were “very satisfied” and Café Central received an excellent average rating of 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor. Café Central plays a particularly important role as a tourism flagship in Vienna. The frequency of guests has increased by 62%in the past eight years. We continuously invest in our products in order to maintain this quality level. A recent example of this was the introduction of a new breakfast menu with numerous organic products and a focus on local food producers.  Also, in order to attract a larger number of Viennese guests, a series of readings “Da Capo – Literatur im Café Central” was launched in cooperation with the Austrian Literary Society. 

Our vision

As a flagship of the event and catering sector, Palais Events stands out due to its one-stop-shop concept accompanied by outstanding advice and event management. Our competitive strategy is a blend of cost leadership due to the volume of revenue combined with high quality standards and product leadership in our patisserie. An increased focus was placed on new business areas and market segments in 2018. This included boosting rental revenues from the media and film industries as well as breaking into new market segments such as premium leisure groups. 

“Café Central and the palais event locations act as lighthouses within our group. This is where we organize perfect events in wonderful settings and offer our guests coffee house culture on an unparalleled level. Our customers expect the exceptional. That’s why we constantly invest in the quality of our services rather than resting on our laurels.

Martin Winkler
Martin Winkler - 2019