Istanbul is a unique city in the world with so many legends, secrets, impressive history and beautiful sights. No wonder it is among the most romantic and heavenly cities in the world.
Start by deciding whether you would like an indoor wedding or an outdoor wedding, and then see your options to pick the most convenient venue to you.
Here you will find the most sophisticated hotels to organize your wedding in İstanbul. Let your dream came true in this charming city!
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1. Ciragan Palace Kempinski
If we were to choose only one word to define celebrations at Ciragan, it would be "majestic". Ciragan Palace is the only building as a "palace-hotel" by the Bosphorus reflecting the charm of an Ottoman palace. There is no doubt that you'll feel like a Sultan on your special day in Ciragan with its charming historical texture, respectfull and qualified service and excellent menus.
Location: Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is located between Beşiktaş and Ortaköy, by the sea. It is impossible not to be impressed by seeing the splendor of the palace while taking a Bosphorus tour.
The experienced team of Ciragan are ready to help you prepare special menus with the couples. First step is to ask for a detailed price quote with the services and check out the wedding packages of Ciragan Palace Kempinski.
Tip: We would like to remind you that, due to the high demand reservations might need to be made as early as possible.
Capacity: Even if the demand for spring and summer weddings are higher, Ciragan Palace is suitable for weddings at all seasons. With a total guest capacity of 2500 people, it is suitable for hosting large number of guests without any sacrifice from quality.
Saray Terrace: Saray Terrace is a unique venue with the romantic view of the Bosphorus combined with the lights of the night. If you have a big guest list, Saray Terrace will cover you with it's great size and unique scenery.
Sultan Terrace: Sultan Terrace has maximum 200 people guest capacity.
2. Esma Sultan Mansion
Esma Sultan Mansion is among the most symbolic and fascinating structures of Ortaköy district.
Esma Sultan was once the richest princess in Istanbul. The mansion was given to Esma Sultan, the daughter of Ottoman Sultan Abdulaziz, as a wedding present and takes its name from here.
It is possible to plan the wedding of your dreams in this romantic building, which holds countless stories from the past.
Want to make an impressive entrance? There is a pier in front of the venue which allows bride and groom comes from the sea.
Location: Located on the shores of the Bosphorus, Esma Sultan Mansion offers its guests a wonderful view under the lights of the bridge.
Discussing the details of the wedding packages with the experts is the first step. They will take care of everything from the menus and wedding cake, preparation rooms for the bride and groom and many other. The Marmara Esma Sultan offers the couples free accommodation in The Marmara Taksim honeymoon suite on the wedding night.
Outdoor Capacity: 1000 people round table dinner / 3000 people Cocktail
Indoor - Upper Floor Capacity: 336 pax round table dinner / 600 pax Cocktail
Indoor Capacity - Ground Floor: 180 pax round table dinner / 300 pax Cocktail
3. Sumahan on the Water
Sumahan on Water has a fantastic view where you can see the historical buildings on the European side like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace from the Asian side of the city. The building was used as a distillery. It was converted into a modern hotel where you can organize an unforgetable wedding either by the sea or indoors.
Sumahan's outside terrace is just perfect venue for outdoor weddings where your guests can see the best sunset of İstanbul.
In addition to the "World's Best Historical Hotel", "World's Most Luxury Hotel" awards, Sumahan Hotel received the "The Most Excellent Hotel by the Seaside" award recently.
Location: Sumahan On The Water is standing in Cengelköy district on the Asian side by the Bosphorus. It is very close to Arnavutköy Pier and the Bosphorus Bridge.
Indoor capacity: 200
Outdoor capacity: 200
4. Swiss Hotel Bosphorus
Swiss Hotel Bosphorus offers amazing panaromic view of the Bosphorus, the Asian side and old Istanbul.
Find the best harmony of elegance and naturalness Swiss Hotel Bosphorus. You may have a rustic theme or a sparkling ballroom theme in your mind as for the decoration. You can organize your special day in Sultan Park among the trees or in the ballrooms that fascinate with its splendor. The experienced planners will be in your service to makeyour special day become unforgettable. You may choose one of the services Swiss Hotel team offers you, as coctail and dinner. Either way, leave the rest to the expert chefs with a peace of mind.
The special preperation suites for the bride and groom and their families will be presented on the wedding day with the best view of Bosphorus. Two butlers will be provided to support all the needs all day.
Swiss Hotel makes it possible to keep the entertainment to the most with specially designed after-party areas till the late hours.
Swiss Hotel Bosphorus offers valet service, wedding photographer, menu options and food service for the couples.
Indoor capacity: 750 - 1000
Outdoor capacity: 750 - 1000
5. A'jia Hotel Istanbul
A'jia Hotel is an elegant Ottoman mansion that has hosted countless weddings in İstanbul. It was choosen as "the most charming hotel in Europe" by Condé Nast Johansens.
Ahmet Rasim Pasha Mansion is reflecting the nostalgia of the 1800's, standing in a quiet location by the sea, away from the noisy centers of Istanbul.
Ahmet Rasim Pasha Mansion is a mansion that you can invite to every season of the year. Since it is historical, it is inevitable to see the inspirations of history in the architecture of the hall.
A'jia Hotel is a unique place for memorable weddings with its spacious venue that can serve for large number of guests. (Up to 300 people for dinner).
A'jia team also gives consultancy about the menus, music and decoration arrangements to create the dream weddings. Another advantage is the presence of an activity area for children. Guests with children are thus comfortable throughout the night.
Location: A'jia Hotel is a historical mansion that was later converted into a hotel, located in the calm Beykoz district of Istanbul.
Capacity: It is possible to organize an indoor wedding or outdoor wedding in a beautiful garden.
Outside capacity: In summer, the garden with a view of the Bosphorus is very popular. A dinner for 300 people and a cocktail for 600 people can be organized here.
Indoor capacity: The indoor area is preferred mostly for winter weddings. Here, up to 70 guests can be served with a dinner and up to 150 guests with a cocktail concept.
6. Ritz Carlton Istanbul
Ensure your wedding day to be perfect and glorious with Ritz Carlton, as one of the most luxurious hotel chains with the best service quality all over the world.
During the pre-wedding planning, the couples get a chance to put their preferances for the decorations and for the menu that will be prepared by the expert chefs with the consultancy of an experienced planner.
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom is renewed to host weddings with large number of guests with a capacity of 550 people. This room with mahogany walls and crystal chandeliers is more than enough to create a dreamy atmosphere.
After party organizations can continue in the hall where the wedding takes place in order to continue the entertainment. However, different venue alternatives can be choosen like other invitation halls or the terrace bar.
Location: Ritz Carlton is located in Suzer Plaza building in busy Sisli district.
Cocktail Capacity: 700
Dinner Capacity: 550
7. Conrad Hotel Istanbul
Conrad Hotel is the right place for the couples seeking for elegance and prestige. You may want an intimate celebration with a chic coctail or planning a grand celebration with many people. Conrad Hotel covers you with 4 different size wedding venues each with excellent features. Check out two majestic ballrooms for the indoor weddings. Grand Ballroom gives a fairy tale feeling with large crystal chandeliers where you can host up to 750 guests at with the top service quality.
Say yes to the journey of becoming a family with the unique view of the Bosphorus, accompanied by the view of the Maiden's Tower and the Historical Peninsula. Every detail is thought of with the finest elegance in Bosphorus Lounge and Panaromic Terrace of Conrad Hotel.
Some advantages Conrad provides for the couples are; Suite room with Bosphorus view for bride and groom along with a room for parents for the preparations, personal butler service ,special treats for the friends (up to 10 people) and pre-wedding dinner for the couple in the honeymoon suite.
The experienced team will introduce the best vendors and solutions to arrange everything from decoration to music ,wedding cake to photographer.
After Party: You can keep having a blast till the 01.30 at night.
Location: Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus is located in Besiktas district of Istanbul.
Outdoor Capacity: 100
Grand Ballroom Capacity: 750
Junior Ballroom Capacity: 250 - 300
Cocktail Capacity: 850
8. Shangri-La Bosphorus
Located right next to the Beşiktaş ferry port, Shangri La is the address of the most elegant weddings in İstanbul with its magnificent ballrooms.
Shangri La's fairy-tale high-ceiling ballrooms create an enchanting atmosphere with the giant crystal chandeliers and dazzling lighting.
Dinner and cocktail menus are prepared by the hotel's master chefs. The gourmet flavors of Turkish and world cuisine make up the menu. It is possible to organize both wedding ceremonies and after-party in the foyer area and the ballroom on the same floor.
The hotel's orchestra entertains guests throughout the night. It is also possible to extend the fun until 3 am with the After party package, with various treats and coctails.
Accommodation in a honeymoon suite for couples, a preparation room for families, discounted accommodation for guests, private wedding organizer, breakfast, Rolls Royce bridal car, massage and special anniversary dinner are among the facilities offered.
Location: Shangri-La Hotel is located a stone throw away with Besiktas ferry station.
Cocktail Capacity: 750 - 1000
Dinner Capacity: 500 - 700
9. Fairmont Quasar Istanbul
Fairmont, which has hosted magnificent invitations and unforgettable weddings all over the world for more than a century, is now serving in Istanbul.
The walls of the Luna Ballroom are adorned with Palissandro marbles, oil lamps and magnificent mother-of-pearl doors where you can host up to 600 guests.
If you are planning to get married at summer months, make sure to see "Ukiyo" on the fifth floor with the infinity pool. The word "Ukiyo" means “floating world” in Japanese. A perfect pastoral venue for poolside weddings.
There is no wonder about the ceremony will turn into a feast with the most delicious menus prepared by the Fairmont Quasar Istanbul chefs. The planning and menu tastings of the cocktail and wedding dinner will be decided with the participation of Fairmont's chefs.
Take the advantage of after-party. Music keeps playing until the 3 o'clock.
Accommodation in the suite on the wedding night, preparation room for families and a special dinner for the first anniversary are among the privileges offered by Fairmont Quasar Istanbul.
Location: Fairmont Quasar Hotel is located in Mecidiyeköy, one of Istanbul's busiest districts.
Capacity: Luna Ballroom - 600
10. Grand Tarabya Hotel Istanbul
Grand Tarabya Hotel is located in Tarabya Bay, one of the most decent and chic districts of İstanbul right next to the Bosphorus. Just an excellent location to say "yes" to eternal happiness.
Let's take a look at 3 different wedding venues at the hotel;
The Grand Ballroom: The Grand Ballroom is a perfect venue for weddings with a large number of guests. The grandiose ballroom has a capacity of holding up to 1000 guests.
Poolside Venue: The poolside area with the splendid view of Bosphorus are preferred especially for summer weddings.
Panorama Terrace: You and your guests will be amazed by the elegant style of Panaroma Terrace with glass windows from the floor to the ceiling. It is a dreamy place for winter weddings with stunning view of the Bosphorus.
For the wedding day, suite rooms with magnificent Bosphorus view are allocated to the couples and their families to get ready. Grand Tarabya Hotel hosts the couple in the suite room on the wedding night as well.
The couples can relax at Istanbul's largest spa with Bosphorus view before the wedding. It is also possible to organize a bridal bath here.
Capacity: 750 - 1000