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    Guide to hosting outdoor events in Istanbul

    Hello event planners! For today’s agenda, we’ve decided to take advantage of the glorious Istanbul weather to tell you all you need to know about hosting an outdoor event in Istanbul.

    Whether this is your first time in Istanbul or if you’re a novice to the city, we’re pretty sure you’ll find this concise little guide helpful. We’re covering everything from the types of outdoor venues in Istanbul, where to find them, how to get there, and more. 

    We’ve also included some tips on catering for your outdoor event in Istanbul and a little section on the weather so you can host an unforgettable event.

    And, if there’s anything we’ve missed, remember our local experts are always here to help you!

    Types of Outdoor Venues in Istanbul

    There is more to outdoor spaces than just pretty gardens and great weather. Istanbul is proof of that!

    There’s a whole variety of outdoor venues in Istanbul. For example, how about hosting your event at a historical venue with stunning neo-classical architecture from the 1920s?

    And, if that doesn’t impress you, there are also venues for outdoor events in Istanbul that offer killer views of the Bosphorus Sea or maybe even the beautiful minarets of old Istanbul. Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it?

    To get an idea of what we’re on about, check out this article highlighting some of the most unique event venues in Istanbul

    The Best Areas for Outdoor Venues in Istanbul

    We don’t have to tell you that Istanbul has some pretty cool neighbourhoods. It’s a city that treads the fine line between old and new. You’ll find outdoor venues in Istanbul nestled between cultural monuments and new-age cafes, historical parks, and gleaming contemporary towers. 

    But we can’t pick every neighbourhood in Istanbul for your event, so we’ve scoured the areas to bring you our top three areas for outdoor events in Istanbul.


    First up on our list of the best areas for outdoor venues in Istanbul is Sariyer. The beautiful neighbourhood is often favoured by the locals as a quick weekend getaway from the main city.

    We don’t blame them! Sariyer is literally a breath of fresh (sea) air. Its proximity to Black Sea beaches and the Belgrad Forest makes this one of the best parts of Istanbul to host an outdoor event.

    There are plenty of great restaurants here where you can cater for your event, a gorgeous view of the Bosphorus Sea, and venues that feel like you’re in the lap of nature. Check it out and we’re sure you’ll agree with us!

    Emirgan Park

    Now, if you’re looking for an outdoor venue in Istanbul that’s closer to the main city centre, we’d highly recommend you check out Emirgan Park.

    It’s quite literally the ‘lungs’ of Istanbul, and it’s easy to get lost in the beauty of nature here. And, if you think the park is lovely, wait till you see the outdoor venues near the park.

    They are spacious and well-decorated, with most of them offering captivating views of the Bosphorus strait from airy terraces.  


    The last neighbourhood on our list might not have all the modern flair of her peers but 

    Sütlüce is still a top contender for the best outdoor rooms in Istanbul.

    A fairly commercial area, it’s easy to get to Sütlüce from almost anywhere in Istanbul. That’s not all though, the neighbourhood also has a historical value - perfectly exemplified by the choice of outdoor venues here.

    In fact, it’s in Sütlüce that you’ll be able to host your outdoor event in a historical outdoor venue with incredible views of Istanbul. So, if you’re looking for an outdoor venue in Istanbul that really stands out, you know which neighbourhood to look in!

    How to Get to Your Outdoor Event in Istanbul

    We’ve created The Ultimate Guide to Getting Around Istanbul to help you navigate the city like a local. You’ll find everything you need to know about using Istanbul’s well-connected public transportation system there.

    We also recommend you get an IstanbulKart, especially if you plan on staying in Istanbul for a few days. These smart cards can be purchased at most convenience stores and newsstands in the city. They allow you to pay the fare on the metro, Marmaray, ferries, and city buses. 

    Taxis are also popular in Istanbul, and if you’d like to hire one, here are some helpful apps to download:

    • BiTaksi- a local taxi ordering app
    • Uber- international taxi ordering app
    • Trafi- live traffic updates
    • Moovit- transportation schedule app

    Catering For Your Outdoor Event in Istanbul

    There’s something extra nice about food when it’s eaten outdoors, isn’t there? And when the food is as nice as the local cuisine in Istanbul, you’re really in for a treat!

    Most outdoor event venues in Istanbul offer in-house catering services you can avail of at an extra cost, but if you fancy hiring your own catering service, check out this list of the Best Event Caterers in Istanbul.

    And if you really want to impress your guests, why not hire a food truck? Not only are they fun, but they’re also perfect in an outdoor setting. You can check out this list of the 5 Best Food Trucks in Istanbul for some ideas on what to expect.

    The Weather for Your Outdoor Event in Istanbul

    Last but not least, don’t let the weather play spoilsport to your outdoor event in Istanbul. While the weather in Istanbul is mostly mild, there are some months of the year when it’s more suited for outdoor events.

    Ideally, mid-April to June and September to October are the best times to host an outdoor event in Istanbul since the weather is pleasant.

    Mid-July to mid-August tends to be hot and humid and snowfall sometimes occurs in January and February, so if your event is scheduled around this time of the year, we’d advise to you check the weather report before booking your venue.

    A Guide to Hosting Outdoor Events in Istanbul

    FAQ about Istanbul Outdoor Venues

    What is the cancellation policy for outdoor venues in Istanbul?

    Most event venues in Istanbul do not return any money if you cancel less than 48 hours before your booking date. On the rare occasion that you may want to cancel your booking, your contract will have the details on the cancellation policy at your venue.

    What equipment is usually provided by outdoor rooms in Istanbul?

    Furniture, standard lighting, and the internet are usually provided as part of your booking amount. Other amenities such as catering, drinks, staff, and AV equipment can usually be availed at an extra charge.

    Is alcohol permitted at outdoor venues in Istanbul?

    Alcohol can be served at almost all venues in Istanbul as long as the venue has the necessary licensing to permit alcohol. If you’re unsure whether your venue allows alcohol, you can check with them or one of our local experts.

    Can I book an outdoor venue in Istanbul for more than a day?

    Yes, you can! You’ll be charged for the number of hours/days you book the venue. If you’re booking the venue for several days, you might even be able to get a discount on your booking. 

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