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Magnificent Weddings and Parties at Ciragan Palace.

If you are looking for ultimate exclusivity and luxury for your wedding or special party or event, look no further than Kempinski’s Ciragan palace, situated on the edge of the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, Turkey. Perhaps the most sought after wedding venue in the region, the history of the palace dates back 150 years to the Ottoman Empire. After the building was nearly completely destroyed by fire in 1910, the outer shell stood for decades until in 1989 the palace was purchased and restored to its former glory.

A glamorous Istanbul venue

Today the majestuous palace serves as the luxury suites for the Kempinski hotel complex, built adjacent to the palace itself and is renowned for its celebrity clientele such as Robert de Niro, Donna Karan and many more. Since its restoration a few years back, Ciragan Palace has been host to the most opulent of weddings and celebrations ever to be held in the country, from steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal’s niece’s wedding to a party thrown by Oprah Winfrey for her staff. Have you dreamed of a magical palace wedding? The Ciragan Palace is the perfect venue for your special day.

Walk down the Palace’s red carpet towards the romantic wedding terrace, where your guests all await your grand entrance in the warm summer breeze. Let yourself be greeted and cherished by your loved ones, to then lead the way to the fairy-tale like ballroom featuring breathtaking views of Bosphorus. Accommodating exclusive parties as well as opulent dinner receptions for hundreds of guests, Ciragan Palace will leave all whom attend speechless. 

Ciragan Palace Wedding by Scarlet Events

A grand celebration

Ciragan Palace weddings have great flexibility, the Palace has two terraces for outdoor celebrations including the Bosphorus Pier Lounge which can comfortably hold 200 or the magnificent Palace Terrace to hold 1200 seated. If you prefer an indoor celebration then why not consider the Enderun Ballroom for 250 or the flagship Ciragan Ballroom which can hold 850 guests seated for a dinner.

Embracing cultures from around the world

Whether you are celebrating a beautiful Persian marriage or an extravagant Indian wedding, Ciragan Palace is ideal for events and especially weddings with cultural requirements. Recently there has been a large influx of authentic Arabic and Persian or Iranian weddings at Ciragan Palace, including Saudi weddings, Emirati weddings and Qatari weddings due to the short distance from the Gulf. Luxury is the sole purpose of this beautiful venue with almost every type of cuisine caterer for by the hotels chefs and private butlers to wait on you hand and foot. The palace is also available for exclusive hire, should you wish to accommodate your immediate guests in the private residences and the remainder in the 5 star hotel complex next door. Arrival by helicopter or yacht, dinner outside on the incredible terrace and fireworks fired from across the river are just one of the many luxuries and entertainment options available for your party or wedding.

Planning the wedding of your dreams

There is no limit to lighting, production or decoration either as all is available in the region. Our specialist wedding and party planners will organise every detail of your event at the Ciragan Palace. If you have pre and post event celebrations we can accommodate these at nearby venues such as the Four Seasons Bosphorus, Shangri-La or even the Esma Sultan Mansion, so your main celebration is the most unique and dazzling one at the palace itself.

If you are looking for the most exclusive entertainment such as J-Lo, Andrea Bocelli or John Legend, we will fly them in and arrange the lighting and production for a unique once in a lifetime performance. Our team will manage and co-ordinate the event from start to absolute finish, from the booking of the venue to serving the last crumb of cake – all whilst you enjoy your special event with your loved ones.

Looking after the smaller details

If you are wondering how will you organise the logistics of 250+ guests getting to the venue on time? It’s rather simple… you won’t because we will! If the guests are staying elsewhere then we will co-ordinate the ground operations and luxury transport to have them picked up and taken to the Palace on time. This is on top of coordinating all of the airport transfers from Ataturk or Sabiha airports to the guest’s respective hotels.

Scarlet Events are Luxury Desination Wedding Planners who specialise in bespoke events across the world. For more information about our services, contact our party planners on +44 (0) 203 589 4780 or by email to