The most popular wedding venues in Slovenia

Slovenia has recently emerged as a hotspot wedding destination for couples from all over the globe. Discover this green country’s most popular wedding venues.
Karin, Lake Bled wedding planner
Karin ČemažarKarin, Lake Bled wedding planner
Published: April 30, 2020

Slovenia, a country in the heart of Europe, has recently emerged as a hotspot wedding destination for couples from all over the globe. This is due to its strategic central European location, breathtaking nature, romantic historical castles and other luxurious wedding venues, as well as financially more affordable wedding packages, compared to other countries. It is just a perfect scenery to say “I do”.

We prepared a list of the best and most unique venues for your dream wedding in Slovenia.

Lake Bled Castle

Lake Bled Castle wedding

The romantic Lake Bled with its fairytale scenery is certainly a top wedding destination, loved by foreign couples.

Lake Bled Castle is one of Slovenia's oldest castles, first mentioned already in the 11th century. It is situated at the top of a cliff from where it reigns over the stunningly beautiful Lake Bled with its gorgeous Lake Bled Island in the middle.

It is difficult not to be fascinated when looking at the castle on a massive white rock or when admiring the majestic view of the Alps surrounding it. This is the reason why many couples, on their first visit to Bled, decide to make the Lake Bled Castle their wedding venue.

The wedding ceremonies and receptions at the castle are colourful and different. The wedding celebration at the castle restaurant ends the special day in a perfect romantic atmosphere.

Ljubljana Castle

Capital of Slovenia Ljubljana with Castle on the hill
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, with its Castle on the hill

Slovenia's charming green capital city Ljubljana with its romantic vibrant centre along the river banks, a delightful blend of architecture and rich history, is one of the perfect choices for a wedding venue.

Ljubljana Castle, in the heart of the city, is a unique wedding venue with a stunning view overlooking the city. It is a popular wedding venue for the locals. A wedding at Ljubljana Castle will unite both a traditional and urban experience. With its sophisticated yet contemporary interiors, the castle will capture your most wonderful moments.

After the ceremony, you will have an opportunity to welcome your guests at one of the best hotels or restaurants for a reception. For example Grand Union Hotel, Strelec restaurant, As restaurant, and many others.

An attractive option to consider for your reception is also a boat party on the Ljubljanica river flowing through the centre of the city.

Otočec Castle

Otočeč Castle surrounded with river
Otočec Castle surrounded by Krka river

If you’ve always dreamed of a more traditional and ancient wedding location, then Otočec Castle, situated on an island in the middle of the river Krka, is one of the best venues to say your wedding vows.

The property, originating from the 13th century, belonged to numerous notable local figures including the Knights of Otočec, Bishops of Freising and noble families who were busy with redecorating their mansion up to their aesthetic preferences.

Otočec is quite distant from bigger towns compared to other Slovenian castles, perfect for couples looking for something more private. It’s been transformed into a luxury hotel offering modern conveniences and comforts for a wedding. You and your guests can celebrate the wedding ceremony, the reception, and stay overnight - all in the same location - which is wonderful and practical at the same time.

The castle in the middle of beautiful nature boasts of fortress walls, circular-shaped towers, and an inner courtyard which will make an ideal wedding reception location.

Gredič Castle in Goriška Brda vineyards

Gredič Castle and the vineyards of Goriška Brda

In the heart of Slovenian wine region in the west, close to the Italian border, you can find the area of Goriška Brda, also known as the Tuscany of Slovenia.

One of its jewels is a wonderful wedding location - the Gredič Castle. If you are planning a more intimate wedding with up to 70 guests, the romantic and dreamlike 16th-century Italian style castle will be the right place for you.

Behind the castle walls, there is a restaurant reigned by renowned chefs and a breathtakingly elegant wine cellar with its sparkling wine temple, which makes an appealing scenery for your wedding album. The idyllic venue for a civil ceremony here is a spacious terrace and lawn with a view of the endless vineyards and hills of Brda.

The accurately designed interiors of rooms and suites with a contemporary touch will offer you and your guests a luxurious experience at every step.

Kenda Manor in Idrija

Kendra Manor in Idrijca
Kendra Manor in Idrija

Kenda Manor, a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux hotel association, is surrounded by ancient apple trees and manicured gardens. The manor is located in Idrija area, the homeland of the Slovenian traditional handmade bobbin laces.

This sophisticated boutique hotel with eleven rooms and a traditional high-end restaurant is the perfect choice for your wedding venue if you dream of the most romantic and classy wedding. The wedding reception and dinner can be arranged and served in the stunningly romantic roses and hydrangeas garden

Kempinski Palace Hotel in Portorož

Kempanski Pacale Hotel in Portoroz
Kempinski Palace Hotel in Portorož

The Slovenian Adriatic seaside is a charming sun-kissed coastal region famous for its Mediterranean climate and Italian style architecture and culture.

Portorož is one of the top touristic riviera towns in Slovenian Istria with a row of luxurious hotels, casinos and restaurants. The most famous and elegant of them all is the Kempinski Palace Hotel, a true gem of the Slovenian coast, with a magical view of the Mediterranean Sea.

The luxurious hotel was built in 1910, in the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, when Portorož was one of the favourite seaside locations for the aristocracy and elite.

The hotel’s perfectionist staff with many years of experience will arrange everything necessary for your unique once-in-a-lifetime event. Your wedding ceremony and reception will be carried out up to the finest details and will create an unforgettable luxurious experience and fairytale-like moments while you’re celebrating your love.

Hotel's garden is a perfect setting for your dream Mediterranean wedding ceremony with an optional boat trip along the coast to the enchanting Venetian town of Piran.

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Karin Čemažar
I’m a passionate wedding planner with a Wedding Planning Academy certification. As a born and raised Bled local I'm absolutely in love with my romantic home town. Professionally, I’ve been sharing the wonder of Lake Bled with visitors from all over the world for over 10 years while I've been working in tourism and wedding planning.

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