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Mystical wedding at Otočec Castle PDF Print E-mail

grad_otocec_slovenia_wedding_europaOtočec castle is a jewel rising from the mists of river Krka. It is the only castle on water in Slovenia. It is situated on one of the islands of river Krka. Its foundations were set in the Middle age while its image was designed throughout the Renaissance. Nearby lies another Slovene jewel – Kostanjevica na Krki, town also called 'the Venice of Slovenia'.

 

If you’ve always dreamed of a wedding in Europe, this is the best place for a romantic ceremony!

 

Hotel Grad situated in the castle itself lies on an island in the middle of river Krka. Its breathtaking beauty has been inspiring visitors for eight centuries. Today a hotel of high-class category preserves past beauties combining them with superb contemporary tourist offer. Romantic dinner, served by the staff dressed in castle garments is an unforgettable experience.

 

 

Ceremony description    

married_in_slovenia_evropaWedding protocol typically starts at the left bank of river Krka where the bridesmaid and a senior greet the newlyweds and their witnesses, parents and guests. They take them over the bridge to the courtyard. Castle clerk asks them, how sure they are about this important decision. In case of any doubts they can still return to the other bank or jump into the cold river!

 

A castle coin is thrown into the river for good fortune and the protocol can continue.

 

Many couples decide to enrich their wedding ceremony with reception at the Count of the island. He greets the newlyweds and their guests in the inner courtyard and offers them cake and vine. He then takes them to Viteški saloon or under the flower arch, accompanied by the music of piano player all the time. After the ceremony the count blesses the newlyweds and presents his gift. A toast at the terrace of Viteški salon or in the vicinity of the castle follows. This is also a nice photo opportunity. 

 

Mystical wedding in torch- and candlelight at Otočec Castle, Slovenia. The package includes:

  • reception by the Count and Countess,
  • welcome by the violin player on the bridge, decorated with torches ,
  • wedding ceremony in Viteški saloon,
  • piano and violin player,
  • symbolic lighting of a candle for a happy marriage,
  • guest’s procession with torches,
  • civil marriage,
  • symbolic gift for the newlyweds,
  • state tax for the register,
  • taking care of and translating all the documents (including legalization),
  • translation fee,
  • coordination services in Slovenia,
  • postal taxes for sending the marriage certificate, photos and video material.

 

Outdoor wedding at Otočec Castle, Slovenia. The package includes:

  • reception and welcome speeches by the Count and Countess,
  • official wedding ceremony,
  • pianist accompaniment,
  • sound system,
  • verdant arch,
  • tent with table and flower decoration,
  • address by the Count,
  • state tax for the register,
  • taking care of and translating all the documents (including legalization),
  • translation fee,
  • coordination services in Slovenia,
  • postal taxes for sending the marriage certificate, photos and video material.

 

 Chivalrous wedding at Otočec Castle, Slovenia. The package includes:

  • reception by the fanfare players across the bridge, 
  • address by the bridesmaid and senior, accompanied by knights,
  • soul cleaning with washing hands in vine and drinking the potion of reborn,
  • three tests before entering a life as a couple (book, silver coin, bread), 
  • bridesmaid’s performance with lute in the courtyard,
  • handing over the marriage certificate,
  • rank of knights and guests,
  • civil marriage on the island,
  • the arch, 
  • loudspeakers equipment,
  • symbolic gift for the newlyweds,
  • state tax for the register,
  • taking care of and translating all the documents (including legalization),
  • translation fee,
  • coordination services in Slovenia,
  • postal taxes for sending the marriage certificate, photos and video material.

 

Wedding on the dreamy Krka at Otočec Castle, Slovenia. The package includes:

  • reception by the Count on the left bank of river Krka or in front of the Castle,
  • boat ride to the location of the outdoor wedding,
  • the Count takes guests over the courtyard to the chosen spot,
  • piano player,
  • loudspeakers equipment,
  • flower arch,
  • tent with a table and flower decoration,
  • ceremonial welcome on the island for the newlyweds,
  • rank of guests for the newlyweds,
  • state tax for the register,
  • taking care of and translating all the documents (including legalization),
  • translation fee,
  • coordination services in Slovenia,
  • postal taxes for sending the marriage certificate, photos and video material.

 

Wedding at Otočec Castle, Slovenia. The package includes:

  • reception of the newlyweds by the godfather and godmother of the wedding in the carriage,
  • rank of guests in front of the Castle,
  • trumpet announcement of the arriving carriage,
  • the story of three flowers (rose, carnation and 13 daisies or violets) in the courtyard,
  • test at the well – intercession of the young,
  • companiment of the young to the civil marriage by the music of trumpets,
  • wedding ceremony at the Viteški saloon or outdoors (additional payment),
  • ceremonial vow of the young,
  • song by the godmother in honor of the newlyweds,
  • ceremonial greeting of the newlyweds,
  • state tax for the register,
  • taking care of and translating all the documents (including legalization),
  • translation fee,
  • coordination services in Slovenia,
  • postal taxes for sending the marriage certificate, photos and video material.

 

 

Not included in the price:

  • airline ticket,
  • visa,
  • accommodation.

 

Extra services in the Wedding “A mystical wedding at Otočec Castle”

Weddings are usually very innovative and we have almost never had two identical weddings taking place. That is why we offer you extra services that help you completely change and adapt your wedding program in Slovenia according to your needs and desires.

 

Additional services for civil ceremony             

 

Vocalist (solo) Ave Maria (during the ceremony) 

Jump by  parachutists bringing the rings

Carriage ride (before or after the ceremony)

Carriage transport for 4 persons

Medieval music band performance

Boating 15 minutes around the island with photographer, except in winter  

A bottle of champagne in a restaurant in the castle

 

Wedding decoration             

 

Car decoration (flowers) 

Wedding bouquet 

Wedding corsage for the groom 

Decoration of the honeymoon sweet (flowers, champagne, flower leafs, fruits, etc.) 

Decoration of the location (paper and balloons) 

Basket of flower leafs 

Flower decoration of the table for the guests

 

Wedding photography and video recording                  

 

150-200 photographs on a disk, photographing up to the point of entering the restaurant, travel costs, producing the disc, producing the photo album 

50 photographs (20x20cm) + photo album of the wedding ceremony and of the festivities 

CD with 50 photographs 

Supplement on speedy delivery 

Unedited video 

Every extra hour 

Editing and producing a CD disk 

Whole-day video shooting including editing (filming at the restaurant included) 

Travel costs for the cameraman 

 

Wedding animation 

 

An airplane with three hearts and “For ever” sign attached to it circling over the castle 

Lampions - M package (22 lanterns) 

Fireworks  (2,5 minutes)

Coordinator/organizer of the wedding 

Live music at dinner 

Live music at the ceremony 

DJ 

Animator 

DJ & animator 

Children animation 

 

Additional wedding services                    

 

Providing two witnesses 

If the wedding takes place at days other than Wednesday and Saturday there is an extra surcharge on all the offers 

Express taking care of all the documents (less than 30 days prior to the wedding) 

Transfer (max 4 persons) from the airport to the hotel and back 

Sending the marriage certificate, voucher, CD with photographs and video

Renting a limousine

Renting an Oldsmobile super 88 (starting fee + min. 3 hours) 

Wedding cake

Dinner for one, no drinks included 

Srebrna penina sparkling wine

Make-up artist (one trial make-up included) 

Hair artist 

 

Wedding fashion for the bridge                   

 

Wedding dress 

Wedding shoes 

Wedding purse 

Wedding rings 

Necklace, earrings, bracelet 

Diadem 

Veil 

Gloves, hat 

Bolero 

Scarf 

Cushion for the rings 

 

Wedding fashion for the groom                   

 

Wedding dress 

Wedding shoes 

Wedding ring 

Belt 

Shirt, plastone and other accessories 

 

 

If you have any questions please contact us. If you wish complete a form request quote please click here.