High above the Bosphorus sits one of the finest and most luxurious hotels in Istanbul where an exceptional experience awaits for your wedding & honeymoon – Fairmont Quasar Istanbul.
Silhouetted against the modern skyline of Istanbul and located in the heart of the main business district Mecidiyeköy is Fairmont Quasar Istanbul. The striking two 41-storey towers houses sophisticated wedding venues, luxurious suites, a diverse selection of restaurants and bars, and a full suite of posh amenities. Its award-winning interiors are inspired by two different metropoles – New York and Paris, which gives rise to an elegant blend of modern classicism. On top of being a place to relax and revitalize amid a view of the city skyline, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul is an ideal pick for lavish weddings and special occasions. Read on to discover more.
6 Reasons to have your wedding & honeymoon at Fairmont Quasar Istanbul
1. A refined venue for high society weddings
With over 2,000 sqm of space (that’s 21,520 sq ft!) dedicated to celebrations and events, whether you are planning on hosting a lavish high-society wedding or an intimate occasion, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul has just the perfect space for you.
Its grand Luna Ballroom makes a statement about hosting sophisticated events in a superior setting. With an ability to host up to 600 of your valued guests, its flexible architecture also gives you versatility in terms of arrangement and layout. Striking pearls line the doors that welcome you into this charming space. Instead of typical chandeliers, the ballroom is decorated with a modern hexagon ceiling that references Turkish architecture. At the end of each ballroom, you will find a feature wall clad with blue Palissandro marble that pays homage to the flowing waters of the Bosphorus. The luxe and refined atmosphere make this an elegant space for your celebration.
2. Classy venues for intimate celebrations
For cosier celebrations, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul has other event rooms that can be easily transformed into a romantic space. For a unique wedding venue and setting, you can choose to host your celebration in their diverse selection of restaurants too. The chic ambience and authentic Turkish cuisine at Aila will delight your loved ones.
Aila has a garden courtyard that presents a romantic alfresco setting for your solemnization or reception. For an exclusive setting, Aila has its own private dining room that comes equipped with its own grill. Aila has a Spice Library that carries a full panoply of colourful spices from the Spice Bazaar, adding an interesting touch to your event.
3. Summer poolside weddings at Ukiyo
In summer, the poolside wedding venue at Ukiyo opens up to you. Ukiyo, which means “floating world” in Japanese, is a poolside paradise perfect for an idyllic afternoon of celebration and cheers.
At the lawn area in front of the pool, you can exchange your vows with a backdrop of the infinity pool staring out into the city skyline. Relax under the summer sun with a special brunch menu of exquisite bites and refreshing cocktails. The indoor lounge area next to it has plush seating, striking furnishings and intricate decor by designer Marcel Wanders. Your guests can enjoy the treats and funky atmosphere all while relaxing their eyes on the view.
4. Enjoy luxurious accommodations with stunning Bosphorus views
We were blown away by the gorgeous interiors the moment we stepped foot into Fairmont Quasar Istanbul. Consistent throughout the property you will find elegant infrastructure, posh design and classy ambiences. Fairmont Quasar Istanbul houses 209 luxury guest rooms that include 25 Suites and 40 Gold Rooms, each offering exclusive touches and private indulgences such as your own balcony, private Turkish bath, and mesmerizing Bosphorus views.
During our stay, we were so lucky to be upgraded to the Fairmont Signature Terrace Suite! This luxurious One-Bedroom Suite measures 120 sqm (1,292 sq ft), making it as big as an apartment! With its generous amount of space, the suite is roomy enough to house a party of guests. Stately furnished, the suite comes with a large dining area, two living room areas, a guest bathroom, a roomy bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. The hallmark of the suite was, of course, the beautiful signature terrace overlooking panoramic views of the Bosphorus.
The terrace was so huge I initially thought this was to be shared with all the guests on the floor, only to realise that it was a private space for us to enjoy exclusively! We had the entire terrace and stunning view to ourselves! The floor to ceiling glass windows envelopes the suite in mesmerizing views of the city skyline, making every morning a delight to wake up to.
5. Experience unparalleled comforts and warm hospitality
Staying at Fairmont Quasar Istanbul was an incredible experience. The level of comfort and luxury was unparalleled and impressive. Every intricate detail was paid close attention to. As we checked in to our suite, a bottle of red wine and a selection of nuts were placed on the dining table awaiting our arrival. Even the toiletries came labelled with our names! That was something I had not experienced before. You will certainly be feeling pampered and special during your honeymoon.
It was our first time staying at one of the Fairmont hotels, and it left us with a very memorable feeling. The luxury brand sure lives to its name, providing guests with true comfort and warm hospitality. From the moment we were picked up at the airport, to when we checked out, the service staff at Fairmont Quasar Istanbul were always so friendly and approachable. Our first time in Turkey led us to the concierge to ask for information and we were warmly greeted by their staff, who told us everything we needed to know about exploring the city. Their staff speaks of Istanbul with much passion and vibrancy, leaving us extremely excited to explore the city.
Fairmont Quasar Istanbul’s central location also makes it an ideal base for you experience the best of Istanbul during your honeymoon. City icons such as the Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque are only 20 minutes by metro or a half-hour ride away. Uber in Istanbul makes it extremely easy for you to get transported, and the vehicles are all large 9-seaters that can accommodate big families. The Bosphorus Strait, just a 15-minute ride from the hotel is lined with fashionable nightclubs and quaint historic villages. Soak in the city’s dazzling cultural mosaic and millennia of history.
6. Head to The Willow Stream Spa for the Ultimate Pampering Experience
After a long day, head to The Willow Stream Spa for a sensorial and relaxing massage. Escape the fast-paced city lifestyle and be transported into a quiet sanctuary. Here, you are offered signature treatments inspired by local traditions, plants, and herbs. Turkey itself is renowned for its centuries-old spa culture and the tradition of the Turkish bath, with a history that dates all the way back to the Roman era. It was interesting to experience a modern version of these traditional methods.
The 2,000 sqm Spa also provides authentic “Hamam Treatments” that is refreshingly combined with latest wellness trends. After an energizing treatment at the spa, head to the gym or their indoor pool that allows you to take a dip even on cold days.
Our adventure to the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, where East meets West, was further enhanced by Fairmont Quasar Istanbul. If you are in search of a sophisticated, charming venue for your wedding and honeymoon in Istanbul, be sure to check out Fairmont Quasar Istanbul.
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