Photo credit: GR - Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre


In 1960 the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre hosted a car Exhibition and for the occasion decided to expand their facilities by building a new pavilion, designed by the Slovenian architect Mako Šlajmer. Amongst locals, the pavilion quickly adopted a special, cute nickname – “Jurček” (deriving from the Slovenian expression for mushroom, jurček – Boletus edulis) – due to its specific architecture with a circular floor plan and mushroom-like construction, with the central pillar-shaped gutter. The pavilion is fully enclosed by glass with the use of an aluminum profile and the installation of the facility truly looks like a grand showcase that harmoniously coexists with its lively surroundings. Furthermore, it is marked out by a notable tower that is set amidst the trees in its direct vicinity. This circular space is extremely suitable for events and exhibitions of all kinds and has gained a special place in the hearts and minds of event organisers.

The ground floor of the Jurček pavilion is multifunctional and operates on a daily basis as a coffee shop, a reception area for events and event space. The multifunctional shape and organisation of space are precisely what makes it attractive for events that do not want a classic arrangement, for example, Pecha Kucha evenings and other similar events of a more open format. In the basement area of the former wine cellar, there is a ballroom that can accommodate up to 100 guests and connects with a restaurant area. Space is ideal for special events and parties, and during major holidays you will definitely need to book early enough to secure it.

After numerous gourmet hospitality experiments in the Jurček pavilion, today the Brewery Pavilion (Pivnica Paviljon) welcomes its guests at the premises of their successful restaurant and brewery. The whole area is divided into two sections: in the basement section lovers of nostalgia and familiarity get their space and it here that you can hide away from the curious views while enjoying some socializing with food and beverages, sampling various wines and a wide selection of domestic and foreign types of beer. In the upper space section of the Brewery Pavilion, it is designed more for those who enjoy having a coffee and listening to some lounge music.

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Dunajska cesta 18, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Phone: 051 261 118