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Slovenia: 5th Best wedding destination in the world 2022: Why visit Lonely Planet’s No.5?

Sitting just under Mauritius and Belize, Slovenia (Lake Bled) was awarded the 5th position on Lonely Planet’s best destinations to visit for 2022.

The selection criteria used by Lonely Planet, the world’s authority on global travel, included:

  • wow factor
  • long term commitment to sustainable travel
  • unique experiences
  • a destination with the capacity to ‘inspire’ and ‘excite’

With all that in mind, it’s fair to say, Slovenia should definitely be on your destination wedding shortlist.

Why go?

No.5 best place to visit for 2022 – make your Lake Bled destination wedding dreams a reality

Heart-stopping landscape vineyards at the wine region called Brda in Slovenia are always a fairytale.

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Slovenia: ‘literally and figuratively ‘green’’ (Best in Travel 2022, Lonely Planet)

Tom Hall, Lonely Planet’s Vice President of Travel says the annual best in travel lists are intended to ’celebrate the world in all its wonderful enticing variety’ so for a sensational destination wedding to remember you can guarantee Slovenia will deliver.

Slovenia is a place where nature’s capacity to take our breath away is truly set free. You can look forward to heart-stopping vistas for landscapes of every kind, always of the go-hard or go-home variety.

Spellbinding alpine hilltops covered in green, just part of the blanket of over 60% of ancient forest which covers the country’s terrain. Lush green peaks are beautifully complemented by jagged mountains and clifftops, with much-lauded heights from peaks such as the Julian Alps and Triglav Mountains, providing record-breaking activities and stupendous views from every angle.

Perfect ceremony flower arch, amazing flower arrangements, white chairs, and stunning vineyard views at an outdoor wedding ceremony in Slovenia.

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5th best wedding destination in the world 2022

Down below, meadowed valleys carpeted in beautiful alpine flora sit in a wondrous patchwork of alpine plateaus and deep forests, littered with majestic waterfalls, deep gorges, rushing rivers, charming traditional villages, majestic lakes, salt plains, healing thermal springs, glacial valleys, and ancient underground caves, always ending in the picturesque coastline, statuesque mountains of pretty medieval towns, buzzing with life and laughter.

This is a place that reverberates with life, from the legendary Slovenian hospitality, which Steve Fallon writing for the UK’s Daily Telegraph summed up as ‘the country’s greatest single attribute’, to the outdoor lifestyle and incredible gastronomy, you’ll feel enlivened, awakened and utterly refreshed.

There’s every type of exhilarating sport to enjoy whilst you revel in nature, from hiking to horse riding, watersports, skydiving, cycling, and mountain climbing, it’s no surprise this thrilling country has won countless global green awards.

Each moment, the choice whether to drink in the views whilst active or relaxing, you’ll discover luxe natural spa resorts everywhere, each brimming with pampering activities for both adults and children to unwind in the country’s warm healing thermal waters. You’ll revel in natural spa treatments using organic local ingredients, alpine massage, thermal pools, and thermal waterparks with fun for all the family

Happy kissing groom and bride stand on Slovenia Adriatic sea coastline in sunset light. Romantic wedding on beach island with dreamy sky background.

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Back outside there are fascinating museums, UNESCO World Heritage sites for biosphere reserves, historical wonders, and cultural treasures. National festivals fill the calendar and the Arts encompass both respected artisan crafts, executed today as carefully as they were in the past, plus a tantalizing range of entertainment that’s world-class.

Wine tours in the hills will introduce you to Slovenia’s legendary ancient vines whilst the country’s reputation for delicious, locally-sourced Mediterranean-style food, is guaranteed to leave you hankering for more. From the mouthwatering traditional fare served up in local taverna-style restaurants to the contemporary twists in the many Michelin-starred restaurants, you’ll find every dish treat.

A stunning bride in a white lace wedding dress sets on a decorated pletna boat with white flowers and looking to the Lake Bled Island.

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Where best to experience it all for your destination wedding?

Head straight to Lake Bled. The country’s premier destination crowned the 7th wonder of the modern world.

Here you’ll find the most dazzling lakeside setting, in a valley on the edge of the Bohinj National Forest, bordered by the Triglav Mountains with the Julian Alps in view beyond. The jaw-dropping setting is hands down the most romantic backdrop on the planet and Slovenia’s prized gem.

The sensational resort has long been a destination for holidaymakers across the world and even won its own place on Lonely Planet’s best of in the past. Phenomenal, unique wedding venues are here in spades, from medieval Bled Castle perched on the hillside overlooking Lake Bled, to Vila Bled which sits on the banks of the lake, a former stately home now a luxury boutique hotel with dazzling grounds and private access to Lake Bled, then there’s the Church of the Assumption on its own isle in the middle of the lake.

Take a romantic pletna ride, a 16th-century boat manned by an oarsman out to the lake, or begin with a traditional fljaker, a horse-drawn carriage ride to the water’s edge.

And that’s just the beginning…

More on Lonely Planet:

Lake Bled among Lonely Planet’s top 10 destinations 

Lonely Planet, a leading publisher of tourist guide books, has selected Bled, Slovenia’s Alpine town with a picturesque lake and island, among the top 10 destinations which offer unique and memorable experiences.

 

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Petra

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