Charming Tales of the Past
The Strmol Castle, one of the oldest and best preserved Slovenian castles is becoming an increasingly popular MICE destination, tempted by the fairytale-esque setting and works of art left behind by its last residents.
The Strmol Castle reigns over a romantic little lake on the outskirts of the Mansion Hill, not far from Ljubljana’s international airport. Renowned for its beautiful park, it ranks among the oldest and best preserved castles in Slovenia. In 2014, it joined the prestigious selection of castle hotels and mansions Schlosshotels und Herrenhäuser.
The castle’s former owners, Ksenija and Rado Hribar, once used it as a place for social gatherings between eminent members of Slovenian and European society. The Hribars owned the successful companies, candy factory Šumi and weaver factory Pletenina, the key players in their respective markets in former Yugoslavia. Additionally, Rado Hribar was a banker and arts collector. In 2004, the castle was proclaimed a cultural monument of national importance.
Between 2010 – 2012 it was restored to its current illustrious shape, ideal for the organization of boutique events. In addition to the historically styled chambers and salons, events can be organized in the conference facilities or on the castle grounds. Both locations are suitable for corporate events. The conference facilities comprise three halls for up to 50 delegates, while the castle offers eleven smaller salons and a garden terrace.
“The bulk of the mansion overnighters come from abroad, and domestic visitors are not falling behind in numbers, while they mostly opt to attend one of the many meetings held in the mansion.”, Jagodic said for the STA.
The Strmol Castle truly is one of the special venue gems in Slovenia that awaits to be discovered.
More info: www.brdo.si/en/strmol-castle