Vecauce Castle was built (1841 – 1845) in the Anglo-Saxon or pseudo-Gothic style for Count Medems, whose family owned Vecauce Castle from 1760 to the beginning of the 20th century. The author of the project was German architect Friedrich Stieler.
During the revolts of 1905, the castle was partially burnt down, but it was again restored in 1907. In 1921 a study and research farm for students of agriculture of the University of Latvia was set up in the castle, which is still functioning.
A 13 ha large landscape park surrounds the castle which is popular among the locals and has several ponds, exotic trees and bushes, paths for walking, and monuments – to the first head of the study and research farm “Vecauce” Jānis Bergs and professor Jānis Apsītis, as well as a cemetery of German and Russian soldiers killed during World War I.
At present, Vecauce Castle houses a tourist and culture centre and a hotel; conferences, seminars, banquets and weddings are held here. The castle is managed by the study and research centre “Vecauce” of the Latvian University of Agriculture.
The offer: a conference hall, seating up to 150; a banquet hall, seating up to 100, a room for seminars and festivities with up to 40 seats, a fire-place hall with up to 20 seats, exhibition premises in the castle tower, an art gallery. The castle offers accommodation in 20 double rooms. Catering for weddings and banquets is provided by the castle kitchen.