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    Guide to hosting brainstorming events in Istanbul

    We love how a good, creative get-together can bring about some sensational ideas. And, we’re super excited you’ve decided to host your brainstorming session in Istanbul. 

    It’s a city with a lot of soul and the stunning architecture and views at the venues here will make your brainstorming session better than you could ever imagine.

    So without further ado, we’re here to help you plan an event to remember. Read on for our handy guide on hosting a workshop for brainstorming in Istanbul. 

    We’ve covered all the main points such as where to host, how to get there, and catering but as always, if there’s something else we can help you with, please reach out to our local experts. They’ve got you covered!

    What Kind of Venues are There for Brainstorming Sessions in Istanbul

    We’ve already mentioned that Istanbul is a city with soul so don’t be surprised if you find some pretty cool and off-beat venues to host a brainstorming session in Istanbul.

    You’ll find venues that were once a 19th-century palace, venues overlooking the shimmering Bosphorus Sea, or a delightful bird’s eye view of the gorgeous minarets of the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. 

    There are also rooms for hire in charming cafes, art galleries, restaurants, and coffee shops to inspire some serious brainstorming in Istanbul. And, if you’re looking for something more conventional and intimate, the city also has several business hotels where you can host your event.

    Almost every brainstorming room in Istanbul is unique but if you’re looking for something really different, check out these 5 Unique Seminar Spaces in Istanbul.

    The Best Areas to find a Brainstorming Room in Istanbul

    If you’re looking for a creative breakthrough with your team, you’ve come to the right place. The neighbourhoods here are almost as inspiring as the venues in them. To make your job easier, we’ve compiled a list of a few of our favourite spots to host a brainstorming session in Istanbul.

    If you’re still looking for more ideas on which are the best areas to find a brainstorming room in Istanbul, check out our article on The 6 Best Areas in Istanbul for Hosting An Event.


    If you’d like to host your brainstorming session in Istanbul at a business hotel or one of the city’s most elegant restaurants, this is the area for you.

    Nişantaşi is one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city and is home to some of the swankiest hotel chains and haute couture boutiques. The vibe here is tasteful and you can be sure that any brainstorming session you host here will be stylish.

    And before we forget, if you would like an extra dose of inspiration, we recommend taking a walk at Maçka Park - one of the few parks you’ll find in central Istanbul.


    If your team is the kind of team that’s inspired by beauty and history, you need to check out the venues at Sultanahmet for your brainstorming session in Istanbul.

    This neighbourhood not only has some of the city’s most iconic monuments such as the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, but it also has some beautiful venues that give you gorgeous views of them.

    And, if you need more inspiration at any point during your brainstorming session, a quick walk around the bustling neighbourhood with Ottoman-era relics will do the trick!

    This neighbourhood is also ideal for afterworks post your event, there are several restaurants here that will give your attendees a chance to experience true Turkish hospitality.


    Now for inspiration with a more modern touch for your brainstorming session in Istanbul, you’ll have to check out Kadıkӧy.

    This neighbourhood is a hit with the locals and as soon as you get here, you’ll see why. The streets have some cool street graffiti and you can walk along the pier to experience a lovely sea breeze.

    Now coming to the venues here, there are plenty to choose from! This area has some of the city's trendiest bars, coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques- all of which would be ideal to host your brainstorming session in!


    Last but not least, we’ve got another funky neighbourhood for you to host your brainstorming session in Istanbul.

    This trendy harbourside area is a mix of old and new. Here, cool new cafes and cocktail bars stand side-by-side with traditional bakeries and family-run shops.

    The art scene is pretty heavy here and you’ll find several contemporary art studios, galleries, and boutiques to host a successful brainstorming session. 

    Getting to Your Brainstorming Session in Istanbul

    Transportation in Istanbul is a well-oiled machine. Getting around the city is easy, and convenient, and in more cases than not, it’s cheap! Learn more about how to get around the city with our Ultimate Guide to Getting Around Istanbul.

    We recommend getting the IstanbulKart card for public transport in Istanbul when you’re here. This smart card allows you to pay the fare on the metro, Marmaray, ferries, and city buses. 

    What to Cater When Brainstorming in Istanbul

    After all that brainpower work, you’ll need to fuel your attendees after your brainstorming session in Istanbul. Luckily, the city has several great event caterers who can create a delectable spread in a variety of cuisines.

    To help you narrow down your choice, read this article on The Best Event Caterers in Istanbul.

    When you’re deciding on the menu for your session, don’t forget that you’re in one of the best food capitals in the world. We highly recommend you add some local dishes to your list, or better yet give your attendees a taste of the city’s food truck culture by getting on our Top 5 Food Trucks in Istanbul to cater for your event.

    Bonus Tip

    There’s a lot you can achieve at a brainstorming session with a little planning. Read our 7 Tips for an Effective Virtual Brainstorming Session for some ideas you can convert to real life.

    A Guide to Hosting Brainstorming Sessions in Istanbul

    FAQ about Istanbul Brainstorming Spaces

    What kind of brainstorming sessions can I host in Istanbul?

    The city has an eclectic mix of people and interests. The MICE, blockchain, and crypto industries have shown a lot of promise recently but with the booming art and culture scene in the city, you’ll have a great audience no matter what kind of brainstorming session you host.

    How can I unwind with my team after brainstorming in Istanbul?

    There are plenty of restaurants and bars where you can host a fun afterworks but if you would really like to take your team bonding a step further, check out these 6 Unique Team Building Activities in Istanbul.

    Is Istanbul a conservative city?

    Istanbul strikes a balance between conservatism and open-mindedness. A welcoming city for both locals and tourists, there are certain areas (around religious monuments and the old town) that are more conservative than the rest of the city. That being said, Istanbul is a fairly developed city that is safe for travellers from all over the world.

    Is it common to tip in Istanbul?

    It’s normal to leave a 10% tip in restaurants, bars, and cafes in Istanbul. Taxi drivers do not usually expect a tip unless they have helped you with your luggage. For other services, tips are not usually expected but they are always appreciated!

    Which helpful apps should I download for Istanbul?
    • BiTaksi- a local taxi ordering app
    • Uber- international taxi ordering app
    • Trafi- live traffic updates
    • Moovit- transportation schedule app
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