A Luxurious Venue For Grand Weddings & Events

Have you ever considered having your luxury wedding within the beautiful surrounding of Istanbul? The Esma Sultan mansion is a simply inspiring venue, named after the daughter of one of the Ottoman rulers as a wedding gift when she married a powerful political figure at a young age. The stunning historic Turkish mansion was designed by a famed architect called Sarkis Balyan. Built and finished in 1875, the building is formed with a three-storey brick structure, full of romance and elegance; a truly exceptional venue to host traditional weddings, religious ones such as Arabic weddingsPersian weddings and fantastic parties.

Perfect Scenic Venue in Istanbul

Although The Esma Sultan Mansion has maintained its leading features, the building was recently renovated with large glass windows and has been modernised inside with a luxurious, chic and classy themed atmosphere. As you step outside, the mansion is surrounded by a charming and captivating botanical gardens. Today it is known as one of the high-class locations that now holds some of the most incredible grand events and weddings in Istanbul. Scarlet Events is no stranger to this venue and knows how to make the most of its unique setting, recently being part of a spectacular wedding at Esma Sultan for clients based in Dubai.

The magnificent palace is located on the lustrous shores of Bosphorus in North-western Turkey. Sheltered and over-topped by the Bosphorus Bridge, it sets a beautiful scenic view from a distance. One of its characters is having accessibility by boat from your private dock. It’s just one of those venues that possess some unique quirks to ensure your event brings excitement, adventure, and unforgettable memories. There are fabulous quality hotels close by such as the Four Seasons Bosphorus, Shangri-la and Kempinski, only a short 10 minutes from the Raffles.

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Why choose the Esma Sultan in Istanbul?

Scarlet Events have plenty of experience with weddings in exceptional locations worldwide. Esma Sultan serves the crème de la crème of the fashion and entertainment world. The award-winning Marmara group – parent company of Esma Sultan guarantees to cater the menu exactly to our client’s demands. So whatever theme you are after, Scarlet Events will excel in quality offering a remarkable location.

Esma Sultan has the option of a private pavilion for the bride and groom and last but not the least a complimentary night stay in the Marmara Taksim’s Honeymoon Suite, through ourselves. The Esma Sultan mansion is the perfect choice for all clients, and an ideal choice for Arabic weddings in Istanbul. Accessible from both Europe and the Middle East with short flight times, all your guest will find it a convenient and easy to get to location. As an alternative, you may choose to have your wedding at Ciragan Palace or even at Four Seasons Bosphorus.


The venue has no shortage of premium five-star hotels nearby including the world-famous Kempinski and Four Seasons Bosphorus, alongside the recently opened Shangri-La and soon to open Mandarin Oriental. Esma Sultan is conveniently located in between both airports (Ataturk and Sabiha), and allows exclusive use of the venue, an unbeatable view, plus indoor and outdoor use.

Scarlet have a great deal of experience in organising transportation in Istanbul for large scale weddings and parties including multiple airport transfers and transportation to and from the hotel to Esma Sultan. Our clients can rest assured in knowing that logistics will be fully coordinated and guests will receive the best 5-star hospitality throughout their stay for your event or wedding at Esma Sultan.

If you are looking for a truly unique wedding venue for your wedding or party, the Esma Sultan Mansion in Istanbul could be the place you have been looking for. For more information, contact us today.