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Otočec Castle– a romantic wedding on a small island

Photos by Aperturia Weddings

The Otočec Castle is located close to Novo Mesto in the Dolenjska region and on one of the islands of the Krka river. Its image has been formed throughout the centuries. The name Otočec comes from the Freising bishops. The castle owners were called the De Werde Island Knights or Islanders. In the middle of the 14th century, the building was expanded and got its L shape. The castle had been additionally fortified after the Turkish pillaging in the year 1471. In the second half of the 16th century, it began to get its renaissance image. In the second half of the 17th century, the castle building, among other modifications, had arched hallways on the ground floor and both floors of the south wing added to it. During the 2nd world war, the partisans had burnt the castle and that is also when the priceless archive was burnt, one which hid many interesting stories from the rich history of this beautiful castle. The castle now hosts the luxurious Hotel Grad Otočec and the castle restaurant with a top of the line culinary offer.


Wedding Ceremony & Party

Could you wish more for your wedding day than a celebration among medieval walls, radiating the charm of modernity? And where the guests feel like royalty...

If you wish to feel like royalty on your wedding day, Otočec is an ideal spot for your royal, romantic and unforgettable wedding. For the first steps on your common life path to be truly unforgettable, you may chose among various wedding protocols.

  • 1Romantic wedding on the castle lawn with a greeting by the count and countess.
  • 2Knightly wedding in the company of knights and fanfare.
  • 3Unique wedding on the dreamy river Krka which flows around the castle.

Lately, outdoors picnic dinners under a tent in the castle park have been popular. The park is arranged as inspired by the English landscaping style. The oldest trees are over one hundred years old, while most were planted during the castle renovation in the 50s of the 20th century.

The opportunities when we may feel the spirit of the hidden past, subtly laced with the rhythm of the present, are rare. The island castle enables such moments – a wholesome experience of past times in the comfort of today.

The castle restaurant sits 50 guests, while the pleasant castle terrace within its walls accommodates 100. All are catered for by the best master chefs, led by chef Robert Gregorčič.