The medieval Ljubljana Castle has served to many different purposes in the past – it was first a fortress, then residence to the provincial governor, a barracks and even a prison. In newer times, we can add to its many roles that of a major tourist attraction and city landmark.
The exterior shell, as it now appears, is predominantly from the mid-16th and the following century. The extensive renovation over the more recent years, which is now being concluded, has provided this splendid location with modern and multifunctional meeting and banqueting facilities, thus transforming it into a unique venue for business gatherings and social functions alike. New programme contents to enhance the visitors’ experience have been created, and some further space developments are also planned in 2012 and 2013.
A number of different-sized indoor function rooms are complemented by the spacious courtyard, which can welcome up to 800 guests at a reception or up to 1,000 (seated) for a cultural event. These abound throughout the year, but are especially attractive during the warmer months.
The Castle is also the main venue for civil wedding ceremonies in Ljubljana. A fast access to the premises is provided by a funicular railway, which departs from the Krekov trg square in the Old Town.