Special venues are slowly starting to reopen following the easing of restrictions related to COVID-19. Outstanding outdoor special venues will be the first to open, as they offer spacious terraces and relaxed atmospheres for events. The editorial board of Kongres Magazine have selected a list of 20 most recognisable outdoor special venues. Kongres Magazine’s venue finder is where you can find a complete selection of over 700 special venues from the Alpe Adria region.

The following Special Venues will be hotspots in 2021 and were among the most read articles on www.kongres-magazine.eu in the past year.


Diners CUBO golf course Ljubljana is situated within reach of the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, and presents an ideal location for prestigious sports, business and social events. The course with a view to the Alps is well known by its balanced combination of dynamic clearings, sand traps and huge green parklands.


The Brdo Estate near Kranj represents a unique study of history, culture, architecture and nature thanks to 500 years of uninterrupted development. Brdo Estate is one of the most popular Slovenian meeting venues and a relaxing getaway for nature lovers.


Območje 70 has been recently established as a new special venue, but it was closed for civilians for 160 years and was still producing gunpowder until recently. A part of the building, dating back to 1852, was kept untouched and is now a unique event space with an industrial look.


In the northern part of the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, a new and unique outdoor spa centre was opened in the Spring of 2013. Visitors are offered a special experience of traditional thalassotherapy in a unique natural environment amidst salt pans using natural products.


Walnut Grove is a unique event and education space in Ljubljana, specialized in hosting business events such as seminars and conferences, receptions, garden parties, team buildings and participatory conferences.

Photo credit: Visitljubljana


The Arboretum Volčji Potok is a public park extending over 85 hectares, making it the perfect location for outdoor events. The pleasant ambience of the park’s café is where visitors can take a break and soak up the lovely atmosphere.

Photo Credit: Arboretum Volčji Potok


Trnulja eco-friendly farm is located in Črna vas, Ljubljana marshes, just 7 km from the city centre. It offers a rustic and domestic ambient with a fireplace, where guests can sit down and enjoy the smoothing natural smells of wood and clay.


Only a shot away from the Krka River lies the Domačija Javornik. Not only does the Domačija offer an exceptional gastronomy offer, featuring fresh trout, but it also offers the possibility of catching fish, taking a walk on the wooden bridge over the Krka river or simply enjoying nature.


House of wine Doppler is located 380 meters above sea level. On arrival, guests can feel the richness of the history and tradition of family ties. The richness of the wine, its aroma and the flavour develop in one of the most modern wineries in Europe.

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Photo credit: Lina Kopše


Forest resort Blaguš is located right next to the Blaguš lake. Under the shadows of trees, you can find unique architecture, giving you a feeling of waking up in a fairytale. 16 glass-wooden houses for two persons will give you a chance to discover pristine nature.

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Like a rare selection of jewels, the Charming Slovenia resorts are placed into some of the most beautiful and untainted parts of Slovenia. Hidden to uninvited eyes, the exceptional and unique architecture unites luxury and nature into a well-rounded whole.


Lavender Hill is a unique special venue, suitable for organising business events or relaxing from everyday stress. The comfort and privacy of the spa offer everything you need to take a break from everyday stress and let your body and mind wander.


Established in 1810, the Ljubljana Botanical Garden is Slovenia’s oldest cultural, scientific and educational institution operating uninterruptedly since its foundation. The Garden contains more than 4,500 different species and subspecies. One-third of them are endemic to Slovenia.


Planica Nordic Centre offers you fun ways to spend time on hot summer days as well as in the chilliest winters. Various events can be carried out in Planica, and quality time spent in the wonderful valley under the Ponce. Planica offers a 566m long zipline.


In 2019, top chef Urh Kapelar took over running the kitchen at the Pule Estate and has poured his soul into the culinary experience, taking it to the next level. With its classical and carefully considered ambience, the Pule Estate cellar stores a rich variety of wines.


Šenk’s homestead is the pearl of the Alpine architecture and typical nucleated rural settlement of the area. At the Šenk’s Homestead, in addition to lodging, they also offer you a place to organize events for groups who wish to relax in unspoiled nature with accompanying activities.


The villa and park have their own entrances in the form of a path, which encircles the hill of Štanjel and ends with wrought iron gates embossed with the personalised logo of the owner. From the Ferrari Garden and the circular path, the visitor has beautiful views of the Branica Valley.


The former Podvin Estate Stables has a long reputation as an excellent restaurant offering accommodation. The original connection with the buildings of the estate still exist and the owners are keen on preserving it by using a horse silhouette in their emblem.


Boasting one of the most modern wineries in the Styria region, a Golf course and apartments in the Wine Growers’s Mansion from the 15th century, Zlati Grič is truly one of its hidden gems. The wonderful sight oF vineyards will enchant you in every season of the year.

Photo Credit: Skedenj


Skedenj is a unique wooden venue, serving as a perfect setting for events and conferences in the romantic countryside. Your business partners and friends will appreciate the natural charm of the venue, as well as excellent service. The venue is located in the direct vicinity of Ljubljana Airport.

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