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Magical Lake Bled and Bled Island in the winter surrounded by the forest-covered by snow and Bled town.

Winter Wedding in Lake Bled

A  different kind of Magic

Have you considered a winter wedding, proposal, or vow renewal in Lake Bled? The shimmering jewel-blue of Lake Bled, encircled by forest-covered hilltops and peaks, each sprinkled with twinkling white snow, makes for the most dazzling, romantic setting in winter.

The town of Bled is quieter in winter, though still bursting with brilliant things to do and see. From skiing to spas, sledding, and winter festivals, you and your loved ones will be spoilt for choice.


Winter Wedding in Lake Bled

Best of all, Lake Bled’s top winter wedding venues and suppliers have more availability so you can get the exact date, venue, and supplier you want for your winter wedding, proposal, or renewal in magical Lake Bled.

And the benefits don’t just stop there.

As a top Lake Bled wedding planner, I adore this place in winter. Let me tell you the top 5 reasons why Lake Bled is the best place in the world for a winter wedding or proposal.

Top 5 reasons why Lake Bled is magical in winter

The guy is kissing his girlfriend with a red roses bouquet after she said yes in a beautiful romantic setting with red balloons and candles at Lake Bled Castle.

Mitja Resnik Photography

1. Magnificent lake Bled winter wedding venues

From historic castles to divine stately homes, rustic settings, breathtaking outdoor locations, and sublime contemporary hotels, Lake Bled is home to an impressive range of spectacular wedding venues perfect for winter.

In Slovenia it’s possible to get married anywhere, so whatever your dream location, we can make it happen.

Medieval Bled Castle is sensational in winter, delivering one of the best viewpoints across Lake Bled and out to the beautiful peaks of the Julian Alps. Whether you propose on the terrace with the phenomenal vista as your backdrop or take a special dance on it during your wedding reception, just the two of you – a winter wedding at Bled Castle is guaranteed to be incredible.

For stately homes turned hotels with acres of lush parkland, Vila Bled is the place to go. Elegant, luxurious, and positioned on the shores of Lake Bled, Vila Bled is a venue that was once a magnet for Hollywood, European monarchs, and other top glitterati.

Today, the former summer home of President Tito is a stunning lakeside hotel and a top Lake Bled wedding venue, you’ll adore. More beautiful hotels of every size, are scattered around the perimeters of the lake, such as the Bled Rose Hotel, Vila Adora, and Grand Hotel Toplice. (more about Lake Bled venues)

A little further back, closer to the hills, is Pension Berc, a favorite for those wanting a rustic location in a rural setting. Meanwhile, high in the hills, Royal Golf, crowns the mountains with sky-high vistas that will take your breath away.

Beautiful Ski Resort Vogel in Bohinj (Slovenia) in a snow covered mountain.

A little further over, in the forest-covered hillsides of Triglav National Park, Bohinj is a dream setting for a winter wedding or proposal by Lake Bohinj. From Sunrose 7 to Hotel Bohinj, Hotel Majerca, and Vogel, there’s so much choice! (more about Lake Bohinj venues)

And still, there’s more, because in the middle of Lake Bled sits the most divine church wedding venue in the world – the Church of the Assumption. This ancient site is home to a legendary church that will set your Instagram alight! Climb the 99 steps to the picturesque Church of the Assumption, in the arms of the one you love.

Legend says your loved one must lift you up the steps so you can ring the bell inside together three times and make a wish. The ornately decorated interior, pretty facade, and jaw-dropping views mean the Church of the Assumption is a world-class venue, whether you choose to propose on the terrace or get married inside.


2. Glorious Insta-Worthy scenery

Destinations are all about the scenery and the already wow setting of Lake Bled is amplified even further when winter arrives, between November and March.

From sublime national parks rich with ancient forests to waterfalls, glacial lakes, thermal waters, underground caves, and gorges, you’ll find yourself torn between wanting to gaze at the spellbinding setting and rushing to get immersed in it.

That’s because the area in and around Lake Bled is full of award-winning UNESCO World Heritage Sites so you can expect unique, unforgettable scenes that will satisfy both the culture, history, and nature enthusiasts in your group.

A woman holding hand with an engagement ring with a frozen Lake Bled and Lake Bled Castle under a cloudy sky in Slovenia in the background.


3. Top winter activities

Unlike some winter locations, Lake Bled isn’t limited to things to do in winter. Instead, a visit to Lake Bled in winter is packed with thrilling activities and things to see.

For winter sports, Lake Bled and the surrounding areas offer a huge range of unique, memorable, and fun experiences, perfect for a wedding getaway.

If you enjoy skiing or snowboarding or want to learn, Lake Bled has its little ski area, Strgza, where you’ll find 2 runs and fantastic tobogganing! For the best skiing, head to the top European ski resort of Vogel, just a short distance away.

Here you’ll find a superb ski resort in the mountains – you can even get married in the heights of Mount Vogel if you wish.

At a slightly slower pace, there’s trekking across the beautiful winter terrain via snowshoeing, on horseback or sled. There’s also ice climbing, paragliding, and every other type of winter sport to enjoy.

Breathtaking view of a Lake Bled surrounded by beautiful snow-covered mountains and a snowy medial Lake Bled Castle.

Mitja Resnik Photography


4. Stunning winter walks and views

Take things at a leisurely pace and drink in the views whilst reclining in one of Lake Bled’s many spas and wellness centers. From thermal pools to glorious massages and outdoor swimming, Bled’s spas are the perfect place to unwind and reset with organic alpine treatments to soothe away troubles.

For light activities, nothing beats a stroll around Lake Bled or the magical outdoor ice skating rink located right beside it. Whether day, sunset, or sunrise, for a heart-stopping proposal, head up to the sensational viewpoint of Ostrica, for the best scenes across Lake Bled and the perfect place to propose.

Couple in love have fun and playing snowball in a snowy Lake Bled Castle.

Mitja Resnik Photography


5. Unique winter festivals

Slovenia is a place where hospitality is legendary so you can look forward to plenty of warm, fun winter festivals. There are New Year’s Eve fireworks over the lake, complete with a bonfire at the water’s edge.

Or the super romantic 25th of December bell retrieval ceremony in the waters of Lake Bled, to mark the romantic story behind the bell in the Church of the Assumption.

For a sensory treat, Bled’s Christmas markets will fill your nose and mouth with the delicious, warming spicy scent of Slovenian mulled wine, Kranjska sausage, potica, and lots more.

Across Bled’s Christmas markets, you’ll find all sorts of artisan crafts, regional specialties, sweet Christmas gifts, handcrafted toys, and Christmas decorations.

A happy smiling woman says yes at Lake Bled Castle and shows her engagement ring on her finger on a hot air balloon over Lake Bled with her boyfriend.

For more about a winter wedding, proposal, or renewal in Lake Bled, get in touch with me today. I’m a top Slovenian wedding planner with lots of stunning winter Lake Bled weddings, proposals, and renewals in my portfolio. I’d love to hear your ideas for your day.




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