Destination Wedding Venues: Istanbul

BY Sara AlHumiri / Nov 13 2019 / 13:00 PM

In the heart of Istanbul Turkey, you'll find picturesque wedding venues that will take your breath away...

Destination Wedding Venues: Istanbul

The Bosphorus in Turkey is the renowned waterway that resides right in the middle of the busy city in Istanbul. Amongst the hustle and bustle that comes along with the capital of Turkey, this river brings in a surprising sense of serenity. Surrounded by old houses, cobblestone pathways, remnants of the great Ottoman empire and modern skyscrapers, the Bosphorus is an integral part of Istanbul

With a temperate seasonal climate,  mouth-watering food and world class five-star hospitality, any wedding in the capital of Turkey is certain to be one that will forever be remembered. 

As part of the second curated series of Destination Wedding VenuesBAZAAR has picked out the best hotels and venues to host your dream destination wedding at in the city that lies between the Asian and European continents. Scroll through to take a look at these luxury locations for your wedding planning preps... 


A'jia Hotel

"A wedding to remember forever is awaiting you at A’jia Hotel, located along the Bosphorus and dazzling with its distinguished architecture." 

The A'jia Hotel is the first of many that falls on the borders of the Bosphorus, it's also renowned for hosting special events and occasions. As the hotel is in cooperation with private wedding agencies and organisators, the opportunity for you to smoothly plan your own wedding with music, menus and decor arrangements in mind is possible. 

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The Marmara Esma Sultan

"The Marmara Esma Sultan, seated proudly along the shores of the glistening Bosphorus, sheltered under the towering Bosphorus Bridge above, brings a unique vibrancy and unforgettable quality to each wedding with its chic and stylish atmosphere, first-rate cuisine and professional service team."

This four-star wedding venue is especially popular during the summer time. It's accessible by boat as the mansion has it's own private dock, they also provide private consultancy for wedding planning. The Marmara Esma Sultan also assigns a "designated bridesmaid" from their own staff to assist the couple's on their big day.

Their wedding package includes full access to the mansion, a 4-course menu, wedding cake, a special private pavilion in the mansion gardens for the bride and groom to prepare, and a complimentary night’s stay in The Marmara Taksim’s Honeymoon Suite. 

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Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at The Bosphorus

The five-star Four Seasons is known for its hospitality and luxury globally. Their hotel in Istanbul is a restored 19th-century Ottoman palace that brings together "Istanbul’s ancient architecture, warm Turkish hospitality and contemporary accommodations." Not only do they have accommodation for the wedding guests, but they also offer the options of hosting your wedding reception on an open-terrace or elegant ballroom fit for royalty

This location in Istanbul along the Bosphorus is an enchanting setting, perfect for a 'story-book' wedding.

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Sait Halim Pasa Mansion

Sait Halim Pasa is another 19th century restored mansion located on the Bosphorus and is popular amongst wedding venues. Its location, similar to the other wedding venues, looks out at the Turkish sea-front (perfect for photo-ops). This elegant and opulent venue offers complimentary honeymoon suites for the couple and it's estimated price per head ranges from Dhs459 - Dhs569. It seats up to 900 guests organises a specialised team for your big day so that the bride and groom have little to no concerns.  

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Ciragan Palace Kempinski

"Do you dream of getting married in a genuine palace?

A host of fairy tale weddings for many years, Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul can make your dreams come true!"

The Ciragan Palace Kempinski is one of the best wedding venues and hotels in Istanbul. Its spacious and romantic wedding terrace has seen many happy couples waving down at their loved ones, it also makes for the most beautiful photographs. This Kempinski hotel offers plenty of packages tailor-made to suit the bride and groom; from complimetary breakfasts to henna nights - this wedding venue has it all.

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