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Best Destination Weddings, Europe and the World: The Most Beautiful Location

Provence, Santorini, Lake Como – beautiful but they’ve been done so many times before. For the best destination weddings in Europe and the world now, Lake Bled in Slovenia is the place to go.

It’s fresh, exciting, dazzling, unique, atmospheric and so romantic.

Where else could you marry in a pretty, white ancient church which sits in the middle of a jewel-blue lake? Imagine a church on its own island blooming with botanicals, its dove grey stone steps rising from the waters – a thing of fairytales whether you wed, elope or propose. Lush green forests and parks encircle the lake, interspersed here and there with luxury destination wedding venues of every kind. Here you are cocooned in the type of alpine landscape that’s rich in fresh mountain air, rousing vistas and a serenity which can only come from being so close to water.

Yes truly, Conde Nast Traveller is never wrong. Conde Nast Traveller recently named Lake Bled in its famous list of best locations in the world for a destination wedding.


View on a Lake Bled Island from the Lake Bled Castle.

Ana Gregorič Photography

And it’s not the only global travel authority to take notice.

Both National Geographic and Lonely Planet have also recommended Slovenia in recent lists of top places in the world to visit. National Geographic highlights Slovenia as one of the most beautiful locations in the world, putting it in its list of top places in the world to visit for breathtaking landscapes and experiences. Lonely Planet has just featured Slovenia in its shortlist for best places to travel to and Lake Bled was in its previous list of ultimate locations to visit.


Groom hold his Bride up in the air at Lake Bled Island chapel near the 99 stairs.

Ana Gregorič Photography

Now Lake Bled is known as Slovenia’s crowning glory so when you get married in Lake Bled, you know you’re experiencing the very best Slovenia has to offer. And I’m here to help you ensure you do get exactly what you want for your destination wedding.

I’m a top Lake Bled destination wedding planner for couples planning luxury destination weddings from the UK, US and around the world. Extensive industry experience has made me a sought-after Lake Bled wedding planner. I have a network of top Lake Bled wedding suppliers ready to deliver all the wedding services you need. And beyond the lake?



Bride in an amazing snow white princess dress is looking from Bled Castle the Lake Bled Island and Bled town.

Ana Gregorič Photography

Best destination weddings, Europe and the World

Just beyond Lake Bled lie the Julian Alps. Its peaks carpeted in deep wildflower meadows so stunning they have their own festival, famous worldwide. Look further and you’ll find towering waterfalls, deep green valleys, craggy gorges, more alpine lakes and sweet wildlife. Such a romantic scene and only just across the water from Italy. One sprinkled too, with all the best elements which have made top European wedding destinations so popular worldwide. Costs too. Of course it’s so much cheaper to get married in Lake Bled.

Architecture, vistas, hillsides, Italian-style waterside villas, friendly people, glorious weather, Italian-style food – it’s all here. Plus there’s adventure sports for all ages, historical sites, museums, hiking, alpine wellness spas – there’s so much to see and do.



Elegant groom in a black suit and stunning bride in a princess wedding dress with swarovski tiara are kissing in the villa Bled garden during their summer wedding in villa.

Ana Gregorič Photography

Most beautiful destination wedding locations

Choose from exquisite lakeside churches, luxury spa hotels, Vila Bled (a grand Italian-style villa which once belonged to President Tito), Pension Berc (a rustic delight – perfect for fans of barn conversion wedding venues), boutique hotels and so much more. Up above, in the hills, medieval Bled Castle is perched on a ledge, offering unrivalled views across the landscape and a wedding day enriched with age-old traditions. Go higher and you’ll find Royal Golf Bled. A destination wedding at Royal Golf Bled rewards you with mountain-top vistas from day to night which will take your breath away each time you pause to take stock throughout the day. For each destination wedding venue it’s easy to have a stunning outdoor wedding by the lake if you choose.

Wed amongst this picturesque setting and you’ll find spectacular, unique destination wedding venues with waterfront terraces and grounds on the banks of the Lake. Your wow wedding backdrop this iconic setting, finishing each wedding photo from day to night with a world-famous scene that’s now a precious memento for you.


Lake Bled Castle on the hill.

Ana Gregorič Photography

Best destination wedding venues, Europe and the world

Alternatively, you could head further up into the alps in spring or summer, or the slopes in winter and exchange your vows in the midst of the serene Bohinj Valley or amongst its snow-topped peaks.

Unique experiences are in ready supply. Take a trip across Lake Bled in a wooden pletna boat with you and yours or your bridal party. Head to the church in the middle of the lake to ring the bell for good luck as is tradition or take a cruise around the lake. And that’s just the beginning because I’m here to help to plan it all for you – exactly as you want. Lake Bled has been a global destination for centuries. That’s why President Tito had his summer house here, hosting an endless stream of Hollywood greats and European royalty in Vila Bled.


Groom in blue suit and a bride in Pronovias lace dress with a train and veil are hugging on the Pavilion Belvedere stairs next to villa Bled and behind them is Lake Bled Island with a church.

Ana Gregorič Photography

25 of the world’s most beautiful places by CNN

CNN reporter Joe Minihane wrote the following in March 2023: “The glistening blue water. The soaring backdrop of the Julian Alps. The famous church perched on an island at its center. It’s no surprise that Lake Bled has developed into one of the hottest destinations in Europe in recent years. That means big crowds in summer, but don’t be put off. Ripe for hiking and swimming adventures, this is a corner of Slovenia that demands to be explored.”


… whatever your dream wedding is …

Together we’ll make it come true but even better than you imagined.





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