Cocktail reception

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Cocktail reception

Post by mpeacock » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:15 am

Hi I wonder if anyone can help me.

I have to host a reception for 125 people in Istanbul in October. I am looking for somewhere with a great ambience , fantastic service and great views. This is an event hosted in different cities every year and usually we do it in a luxury hotel. I just wondered if anyone had any great suggestions for a venue in Istanbul?

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Re: Cocktail reception

Post by Zeynep » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:53 am

Kempinski Ciragan would be an excellent choice. It would be my first choice.

I attended a cocktail reception there 3 years ago and the ambiance is great (right on the Bosphorus). Another thought that comes to mind: Chartering a yacht and doing a tour of the Bosphorus. Not sure if there's a boat that can hold 125 people, but I think that would be a very memorable experience, too.

If the Kempinski is not available, there are also several places that rent out for receptions:

> Esma Sultan Yalisi (in Ortakoy)
> There is a place in Yenikoy that is used for cocktail/wedding receptions...I forgot the name, maybe someone knows? It opened 2 years ago.
> Cubuklu 29 (on the Asian side of the Bosphorus)

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