UNUSUAL VENUES IN THE ALPE ADRIA REGION, VOTED BY READERS OF KONGRES MAGAZINE
1. Ethno Village Stanišić, Bijelina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Stanišić Ethno Village is a village of some 20 authentic wooden houses, including a milk house, a smithy, an “ambar” (a wooden structure for storing grain), old houses and a large guesthouse, all of them brought there from villages of the Vares Municipality and villages of Mount Zvijezda and Mount Romanija.
2. Kalemegdan Fortress, Belgrade, Serbia
Kalemegdan Fortress was one of the most powerful military strongholds in Europe. Belgrade Fortress today is a cultural property of great importance, and a venue for frequent cultural, artistic and entertainment events.
3. Aman Sveti Stefan, Budva, Montenegro
The island, with its Villa Miločer, is closed to the public, however events can be organised on it directly through the chain. Aman Sveti Stefan offers venues for every occasion and event experts to ensure every detail is unique.
4. Lady of the rock Island, Perast, Montenegro
The island was built artificially by scuttling old ships and depositing stones around a small crag. Today the small island acts for public gatherings.
5. Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
The Kunsthaus floats like a mysterious blue balloon between the roofs of the historic city centre. The Kunsthaus Graz functions as a multifunctional exhibition and events space for contemporary art, new media and photography, with no depot or permanent collection of its own.
6. St. Michael’s Fortress, Šibenik, Croatia
The fortress of St. Michael rises above the city as a particularly attractive monument and a unique stage with a perfect atmosphere for concerts and many other stage events. The fortress has become an indispensable historical, cultural and geographical landmark of the town of Šibenik and a venue of top cultural events.
7. Skybar Graz, Graz, Austria
At the second floor of the Schlossberg is the Skybar Graz at 464 metres altitude and with an open air terrace and breathtaking view over all of the city. From gala dinners or business events to press conferences, Christmas parties, weddings or clubbings with the best view over Graz, it is ideal.
8. Porto Montenegro, Tivat, Montenegro
The Mediterranean’s leading luxury yacht homeport and marina village, Porto Montenegro welcomes groups of every kind – from large scale business and incentive programmes to smaller VIP groups.
9. Bled Castle, Bled, Slovenia
Bled Castle is undoubtedly the symbol of Bled and Slovenia. It is a remarkable venue for protocol events, ceremonial receptions and anniversaries. The image of the castle set above the lake with a romantic island in the middle is one of the most recognised in the world.
10. Garden of Hotel Europe, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
After it’s last makeover the building now has a heavenly garden, which has peerless because of the views over Baščaršija and the melange of church belfries lying below. It is a popular congress location in Sarajevo and is loved by congress organisers, also because it offers very good technical support.
11. Postojna Cave, Postojna, Slovenia
The world-renowned Postojna Cave is a natural phenomenon and one of the most unusual locations for organising events. The experiential value of the cave itself is complemented by the quality congress infrastructure of Mansion Jamski dvorec. This makes Postojna Cave one of the most unique and special congress venues in the world.
12. Čatovića mlini Tavern, Morinj, Montenegro
With a stone structure, refined wood and the soul of the builder, picturesque nature, cold water, a flock of ducks, peacocks and luxurious terraces, a very special atmosphere has been created. The interior of the tavern, which is made of stone and wood, is perfect for all types of events.
13. Meneghetti Estate, Bale, Croatia
Whether it is a business deal struck over delicious food and good wine, a meeting of board members or a corporate event for clients, colleagues and shareholders, with its luxurious accommodation, superb chefs and impeccable service Villa Meneghetti is able to meet all of your needs.
14. Šipčanik Wine Cellar, Podgorica, Montenegro
The tasting room has a 50-seat capacity and is technologically fully equipped, thus being an ideal venue for meetings, seminars and conferences. In addition to conferences and presentations it is also possible to organise buffet cocktails in the cellar.
15. Morića Han, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Morića Han is the only surviving hotel of the Ottoman era and was turned into restaurants with various offers. Its beautiful cobbled courtyard is surrounded by old stables, storehouses and lodging rooms upstairs resting on large wooden pillars.
16. Citadela Fortress, Budva, Montenegro
During the tourist season fine art exhibitions, concerts and museum presentations are organised and the space of the Citadela is also available for the projects of the Budva festival, Grad Teatar Budva – Theatre City.
17. Herbal Glamping Resort Ljubno, Ljubno ob Savi, Slovenia
A luxurious environment set in an oasis of peace and surrounded by wonderful nature, this is the ideal location to make your business ideas and social goals come true.
18. Wooden Town, Mokra Gora Mountain, Serbia
In the fabulous wooden town is possible to organise an event for up to 250 participants. The atmosphere and comfort of the place can be appreciated in the 77 rooms and 6 suites, offering an amazing, relaxing and unique mountain experience.
19. Finkenstein Castle Arena, Villach, Austria
The Finkenstein Castle Arena (open air) provides space for 1,150 people and is an attractive venue for concerts, comedy, presentations and events. To ensure events don’t get cancelled or postponed because of bad weather, a music and event hall with excellent acoustics at the foot of the castle is also available.
20. Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ljubljana Castle is the symbol and most recognisable feature of Ljubljana. The 11th century castle is an important event venue and most of the events take place in its Stanovska Hall, although smaller halls are also available. For protocol receptions the castle is one of the most attractive points set in a picturesque environment.