The old town of Radovljica, merely 7km from Bled, seems steeped in ancient time. Medieval houses line its pedestrianised core, and the main square is proudly overlooked by the magnificent Radovljica Mansion, which boasts an opulent 18th century façade.
The mansion houses the remarkable apicultural museum, showcasing the rich tradition of beekeeping in Slovenia, and plays host to numerous temporary exhibitions and concerts. Its grand double staircase lends the palace an air of sophistication, while the jewel in its crown is the high-ceilinged light and airy Baroque Hall, which makes a unique setting for receptions and gala dinners. The hall can accommodate up to 120 guests at round tables and can be joined to the adjacent frescoed Dance Hall to seat an additional 80.
With two of the most famous traditional Slovenian inns just a stone’s throw away, excellent catering services are always on hand. The glass-covered atrium, foyer, outdoor terrace and square in front of the mansion are also suitable for receptions, which may be enriched with elements from the local heritage, such as folklore dancing and a presentation of the making of honey-bread hearts. This traditional Slovenian craft has been recently revived at the Lectar Inn and Museum, where gingerbread products were first made as long ago as 1766.