Istanbul has always been an attractive city for tourists and couples getting married. No matter which part of the world you come from, it will always have something to appeal to you. Istanbul’s qualities position it as one of the most popular tourist cities in the world and make it an increasingly desired wedding destination.
There are so many wonderful wedding venues in Istanbul for your wedding, we previously shared: "Top 6 Luxury Wedding Venues in Istanbul".
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There are many reasons for choosing this fascinating city as your wedding destination, here are 6 reasons that make an Istanbul wedding destination a memorable experience:
1) East Meets West
Istanbul boasts the best of the East and the West; unique and historical Islamic architecture and heritage along with beautiful churches and synagogues. Istanbul gives you the grand feeling of Ottoman Empire times, yet at the same time it presents you with a very modern and luxury lifestyle.
By looking through the breathtaking Bosphorus and the bridges which bring two continents together, Asia and Europe, Istanbul offers you a lot of of culture and tradition, and provides you with a unique history of the world. It is also a center for art, shopping, history and nature.
2) Istanbul is Easily Accessible
Istanbul is easily accessible from the the Middle East, the GCC, Europe, and is an 8 hour flight from America. Couples and their families and friends could all reunite for a destination wedding in Istanbul with ease.
Turkish Airlines operates direct flights to many parts of the world. There are many other airlines that fly in and out of Istanbul’s airports.
3) Istanbul Offers Luxury Venues & Great Hospitality
Istanbul offers luxury hospitality and a wide range of glamorous wedding venues. When it comes to the quality of hospitality, food and service, there are very few destinations around the world that match Istanbul.
Istanbul has one of the biggest luxury brand hotels in the world, in addition to many historical venues from the Ottoman century located along the Bosphorus which are open for weddings and special events.
The diversity of the cuisines in Istanbul has no limits making it attractive for international destination weddings, be it Indians, Middle Easterners or Europeans.
4) The Four Seasons in One City
Istanbul enjoys the four seasons; it is beautiful in every season of the year, but summer is the most popular wedding season in the city. Its moderate climate with no humidity make it a great destination for outdoor weddings in the summer. The breathtaking backdrop of the Bosphorus add a magical charm to summer weddings in Istanbul.
The ideal months for outdoor weddings in Istanbul are from June till the end of September.
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5) Great Entertainment for Everyone
Istanbul is always full of activities to keep your wedding guests entertained either before the wedding or after.
This vibrant city offers many different kinds of activities including spa treatments at the historical hamams; a nightlife full of entertainment; dinners at luxury restaurants; classical and popular concerts; boat trips in the Bosphorus, and a wide range of historical tours. Istanbul is also, of course, a big attraction for shopping.
6) Professional Wedding Planners & Suppliers
To insure a smooth and meticulous wedding planning, which is highly needed in destination weddings, Istanbul has many professional wedding planners who can speak good English (and in some cases Arabic as well).
KM Events is one of them; the competent team at KM Events has been creating dream destination weddings for over 25 years. From Russia to Azerbaijan, İran to UK, Australia to South Africa and from America to Saudi Arabia, Istanbul has witnessed many love stories, and welcomed many different cultures and nationalities throughout the years. KM Events has had the privilage to work with many couples from around the world and turn their dreams into reality.
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Article contributed by KM Events