Best Hotels and Venues in Istanbul and Wedding tips for Destination Weddings in Turkey


Hello everyone!

It is so interesting to see so many foreigner couples getting married in Turkey in the recent years. Plus many of them are visiting Turkey for their honeymoons. and they all want to be photographed :)

There are many reasons for “why Turkey?”, that I heard from the couples I photographed during their weddings:

-One of the very reason is (for mixed couples), like Iranian-Canadian / Azerbaijan & American, Bosnian & American, Indian & English etc. Turkey is geographically in the middle and there is no Visa issue for both sides (easier to travel for guests).

-Legislation is told to be shorter and less costy than nearby countries like Greece.

-Great natural and historical places.

-Superb fun night-outs, (Drink responsibly, especially at weddings).

Turkey in general, is a touristic country both for great summer towns and also thousand years of history. Each city has unique areas being visited by millions of people every year. This leads to increased quality of service at the specially 5 star hotels. I have been almost all around the world, beleive me Turkish 5 star hotels have the best service.

Here are some 5 star hotels in Istanbul to consider for your most important day; your wedding! The below list is not just listing the 5 star hotels, but also the ones which are good at weddings, with great views of this magnificant city of over thousand years.

Just don’t forget, guests are also significant part of your wedding. When you have your guests feel they have an “experience”; then your wedding will unforgettable. I could have written Hilton Istanbul,  Continental Istanbul, Sheraton Hotel Istanbul, Divan Hotel, Crown Plaza for your weddings, they are all 5 stars and as expensive; however not providing the requirements of a ” perfect wedding”. You should think about the touristic spots, city life, history, entertainment and night life.

Wouldn’t it be great, groom and his team having great time on the boat, while the bride is getting ready :)

Ciragan Palace Kempinski

Ciragan Palace is one of the most prestigous Hotel’s in the towm with great view right by Bosphorus and the Bridge (the bridge is lit during the nights), hotel has perfect service, with delicious food. It is an old Ottoman Palace, welcomed presidents, kinds, famous people in the past.

-Great spots for couple and wedding shots.

-Right by Bosphorus and the Bridge  (the sea).

-The Palace itself is worth visiting. And you’ll have Bosphorus View, as well as a Palace with

marble stairs, grat interiors and big doors.

-Your guests will experience Istanbul at its best. “a WOW Effect” is guaranteed.

Four Seasons Bosphorus

Right next to Ciragan, smaller than Ciragan; great service, great place. But no historical back ground.

-The garden area is superb if you are considering a summer wedding.

-Right by Bosphorus and the Bridge  (the sea).

-“Wow Effect” is also guaranteed.

Four Seasons Sultanahmet

Stephanie  &  Henry

Wedding in Four Seasons Sultanahmet, Istanbul Turkey

English Couple's Wedding in Four Seasons Sultanahmet Istanbul Turkey. The hotel has a great view, superb rooms and terrace for your weddings and coctails.

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Fou Seasons Sultanahmet is at the heart of the Historical part of the old city.

-Walking distance to Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Haghia Sophia and many other spot o the Ottoman History.

Also walking distance to Tram, so will easily tranport around.

-Service and the Ball room is great.

-Right by the Ball room, with spiral marble stairs, they have a nice area for typical English/Christian wedding ceremonies.

-Four Seasons has a terrace, when you can arrange your wedding coctails, or wedding receptions. The terrace has a great view of the Haghia Sophia Museum.

House Hotel Bosphorus Ortakoy

Bosphorus Palace Hotel

Note:

I will keep on writing new Venues and comments on this post, so keep following. And if you have any questions about your wedding in Istanbul/Turkey, just drop me a message.

Note:

I suggest, you make sure the wedding venue let’s you choose your own photogpher and videographer.

Good Luck,

Serkan


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