People often overlook this European country, Slovenia. However, this is a huge mistake – especially if you’re looking for the perfect locale to host a destination wedding. Not only is Slovenia abounding with natural beauty, but it’s one of the least expensive countries in the region. For a memorable celebration that won’t break the bank, consider any one of the most breathtaking wedding venues in Slovenia below!
Live your wildest Disney princess dreams with a wedding at Bled Castle. Bled Castle is set on Bled Lake, one of the most scenic lakes in all of Europe, known for its magnificent turquoise blue waters and the dramatic Alps that surround it. Bled Castle overlooks this picture-perfect lake and mountains, providing the ultimate backdrop for couples as they say “I do.” The castle itself dates back to the 12th century, making it the oldest castle in the country. Event spaces include the scenic pavilion on the terrace (the ideal spot for ceremonies), as well as the medieval Knight’s Hall, suited for receptions of all sizes. Finally, don’t forget to take some couple’s portraits on the castle’s courtyard, which is also a great spot for cocktails.
Kempinski Palace Portoroz
Your dream wedding awaits at the lavish Kempinski Palace. This Slovenian palace meets 5-star hotel is located in the resort town of Portoroz on the Adriatic Sea. This ornate palatial building was once frequented by royals. Today, it has been transformed into one of the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous hotels and event spaces in Slovenia. Exchange vows on the idyllic 5th-floor rooftop terrace, before making your way into the Crystal Hall Ballroom (pictured above) for your glamorous reception.
For another fairytale venue in Slovenia, look no further than Ljubljana Castle. This capital city event space is one of the country’s most historic, with the castle having been constructed in the 12th century. The castle is located in downtown Ljubljana, which means guests flying in from out of town won’t have to travel far upon arrival. Ljubljana Castle is situated on a hilltop and boasts stunning views of the vibrant city down below. When it comes to your wedding, this Slovenian venue has its own chapel, St. George’s Chapel, as well as many banquet halls like the Palatium, and the medieval Frederik’s Tower.
The Pule Estate
If a rustic chic wedding is more your style, then The Pule Estate will be right up your alley. This pastoral venue is tucked into the Trebelno countryside in eastern Slovenia. Although it’s only one hour by car from the capital of Ljubljana, it feels like a whole different world. Time slows down in this charming region, allowing you and your guests to savour every aspect of your destination wedding. The estate boasts oak tree forests, a 17th-century homestead, and most importantly, endless serenity. Ceremonies can be held on the lawn beneath the property’s ancient apple tree, while receptions are perfectly suited to the outdoor courtyard. Traditional regional cuisine and quaint yet luxury accommodation complete this breathtaking Slovenian wedding venue.
From the fairytale-Esque Bled Castle to the rural Pule Estate, Slovenia is bursting with gorgeous venues for your destination wedding.
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