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Same-Sex Weddings In Slovenia – an LGBTQ+ Wedding

I’m so happy to say it’s now legal for same sex couples to get married in Slovenia!

So whether you’re and planning a same-sex destination wedding, beautiful Lake Bled is now an option for you. Lake Bled is ranked amongst the best places in the world for a destination wedding. Indeed, Slovenia as a whole is a top global location, renowned for unrivalled scenery and endless unique experiences. It has all the elements you want for an unforgettable same sex wedding abroad.

From Lonely Planet to National Geographic and Conde Nast Traveller, the travel industry recommendations keep coming. Why?


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Best Places For Gay or Lesbian Weddings Abroad

Situated just a hop across the water from Italy, Lake Bled offers the same blend of: picturesque scenery, delicious fresh food, stunning wedding venues, pretty architecture and tons of things to do which have made over-done wedding locations, such as Italy, Spain, Canada and France, so popular.

The difference in Lake Bled is that it hasn’t been done by just about everyone. A same sex wedding in Lake Bled delivers the fresh experience you want a destination wedding – an event that’s memorable and exciting for everyone. It’s also really easy to get to!

I’m an experienced Lake Bled wedding planner and I can’t wait to welcome you here.



Newlywed lesbian couple dancing while being surrounded by their guests at vila Bled.

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Europe’s Top LGBTQ+ Destination Wedding Location

From a medieval castle perched on a cliff overlooking the lake, to an ancient church on an isle in the middle of the lake, the former summer house of President Tito and so much more, let me tell you all you need to know about gay weddings in Lake Bled. Here’s how same sex marriages work in Slovenia plus the best gay & lesbian wedding venues in Lake Bled and lots more. Let’s make this a celebration to remember!


Same Sex Weddings In Slovenia: A Guide


Gay couple holding hands on their wedding day in Slovenia.

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How do gay weddings in Slovenia work?


In October 2022, the Slovenian parliament passed an amendment which meant it is now fully legal for same sex couples to get married in Slovenia. This process began earlier in the year and was formalised in July. Finally, full legal clearance was set in law in October.

Whether gay or straight, any wedding in Slovenia has to be carried out via a civil ceremony for it to be legal. That doesn’t mean you have to get married in a registry office. Like most countries in the world, civil ceremonies can also be carried out in licensed wedding venues. Some couples choose to have a quick civil ceremony in their country of residence a few days before their wedding then have a symbolic ceremony for their wedding day.

Gay couple dancing on their wedding day in Slovenia.

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Symbolic weddings are a contemporary update on traditional civil ceremonies. Symbolic weddings are not legal so you have to have a civil ceremony first. Also known as humanist weddings, symbolic wedding ceremonies are conducted by a celebrant.

The celebrant will work with you to create a completely personalised wedding which only has all the elements you want in it. Keep or remove vows, add a hand tying ceremony (known as handfasting), poetry, a sand ceremony – whatever you and your partner want. …more about symbolic weddings



Whether you choose a civil or symbolic wedding ceremony, I’m here to help you create the unforgettable day you have in mind. I know a fantastic, highly-experienced celebrant and lots of top, sought-after wedding suppliers, I can bring on board to create your dream day. You don’t have to be in the country, I’ll organise it all from here in Lake Bled.

You will have to be in Lake Bled at least 4 days before your wedding day but prior to that we can organise everything over Zoom, WhatsApp or email and more.

Let’s take a look at the top same sex wedding venues in Lake Bled. From historic castles, to vintage-style mansion villas, contemporary hotels and luxury rustic locations, there’s something for everyone in this stunning lakeside setting.


Best Same Sex Wedding Venues in Lake Bled, Europe

Lake Bled in Slovenia is a new wedding place for same-sex weddings.

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BLED CASTLE (Historic)

If you want a gay wedding venue in Europe that’s completely unique with instant wow factor, Bled Castle is ideal. At almost 1000 years old, Slovenia’s most historic castle sits high amongst the hills overlooking Lake Bled. Rousing vistas across Lake Bled and out to the Julian Alps, a range of fantastic wedding spaces plus unique events throughout the day, make a wedding at Bled Castle sensational.

Imagine entering the castle through its traditional drawbridge, exchanging your vows with a sublime alpine scene as your backdrop and taking your first dance under the night sky on the terrace overlooking the lake.

VILA BLED (Stately Home)

If a grand stately home is more in tune with your vision, Vila Bled will suit you best. Lake Bled’s most prestigious property is the former summer home of President Tito.  Having once played host to European royalty, Hollywood stars and legendary musicians, including Paul McCartney, this grand Italian-style mansion villa is now a luxury hotel and top same sex wedding venue.



Amidst Vila Bled’s glorious surroundings on the banks of Lake Bled, you’ll find acres of parkland, a private jetty, a terrace overlooking the lake, a range of wedding spaces and lots more.


The Rose Hotel Bled is Lake Bled’s premier contemporary hotel. In addition to green grounds, The Rose serves up a tantalising variety of wedding spaces as well as luxury spa facilities and more.

VILA ZLATOROG (Luxury Rustic)

Got something a little more rustic in mind? Vila Zlatorog could be just the thing – in fact, it’s pretty hard not to fall head over heels for it instantly.

Almost located in the lake itself, Vila Zlatorog sits right on the edge of Lake Bled. Its traditional wooden frontage blends seamlessly into the forest which surrounds. Hidden amongst the lush green landscape Lake Bled is so famous for, Vila Zlatorog is a serene same sex wedding venue. Hop into the heated pool or take a boat ride across the lake to fully unwind in this dreamy idyll.

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Lake Bled’s foremost hotel is Grand Hotel Toplice. This legendary Slovenian hotel can accommodate groups of any size and offers everything from a luxurious spa to a beautiful lakeside terrace.

BLED CITY HALL (Registry Office)

You may want to skip the formalities altogether and exchange your vows in Bled registry office (called Lake Bled City Hall). However, like the other buildings in Lake Bled, Lake Bled City Hall is a pretty structure built to complement its picturesque location. Fronted by green grounds with charming architectural details, Bled Town Hall is located close to Lake Bled, making it much more special than the average registry office. 


Whatever type of wedding venue and ceremony you have in mind – together we’ll create your dream wedding – even better than you imagined.






I’m here for you.

Wherever you are in the world, if you are planning a same-sex destination wedding and you’d like expert support by your side – I’m here for you. I can give you comprehensive guidance, or just peace of mind on the certain elements you need help with. To get in touch, you can fill out my contact form, message me on WhatsApp or just email me at