Have your wedding in Turkey – where East meets West.
Turkey is a truly fascinating country and if you’re looking for a wedding destination with a difference I couldn’t recommend Turkey strongly enough.
Straddling two continents, Turkey is a unique blend of European and Asian influences. It has a diverse landscape of unparallel beauty. From the romantic city of Istanbul, steeped in history with its myriad of lanes and the amazing Blue Mosque, to the stunning beach of Olu Deniz, the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia and the truly amazing natural wonder that is Pammukale – a wedding in Turkey is certain to be a wedding with a difference!
For the adventurous at heart, if you get married in Turkey you need not limit your celebrations to land. You can take to the air in a hot air balloon or sail the azures waters of the Aegean or Mediterranean in a Gulet (a traditional sailing boat). Provided your chosen location is not a place of cultural heritage or a religious site, you can get married just about anywhere in Turkey, making this an ideal wedding destination for those who wish to break with tradition.
Whether you choose to have a civil or religious ceremony or simply a blessing, Turkey offers both you and your guests an exotic, vibrant and truly stunning backdrop for an unforgettable wedding experience.
Tips & Advice for Getting Married in Turkey
The following information has been designed to provide guidance on all aspects of planning a wedding in Turkey.
The following links will take you to the Destination Wedding Directory where you will find a full listing of Wedding Suppliers who will help you plan your dream wedding in Turkey.
Special thanks to Hayden Phoenix for the above images.
Top Tips from Turkey wedding experts
Use a professional wedding planner. They will have experience of the local area, suppliers, speak the language and know the customs of the country. All of which ensures you stay calm and stress free to enjoy a day you will always remember.
You can’t beat a local well established company with its local contacts who can coordinate all the components to ensure you have a stress free experience.
There is no minimum term of residency requirement for getting married in Turkey so booking a suitable date for the wedding is usually pretty easy, however, where possible, make sure you arrange a date for the wedding before booking your flights as availability may be limited in the high season. Also, make sure you take into account that government offices do not work on weekends and public holidays, some of which can be up to 5 days long.
Real Experiences – Why did you choose Turkey?
We wanted a wedding destination that would cater for our wide range of guests, we had 18 year olds right up to 70 year olds. Turkey is a fantastic county with so much to see and do for all age groups. The Turkish people are among the friendliest people in the world. Our wedding was magical, and I would recommend turkey as a wedding destination in a heartbeat.
We visited Turkey last year and there was no doubt that the bright blue sea and stunning mountains would make an amazing backdrop for our wedding. We wanted pure 5 star luxury without the UK price tag…Turkey was our perfect choice!
Claire, United Kingdom
My mother has a villa in Turkey and we have been going there for a few years now. It’s just a beautiful country, great people, nice weather and we have fallen in love with it so couldn’t think of a better place to get married. The cost of weddings here in the UK are way too high plus we would like a small wedding so going away seems the best option.
Joanne, United Kingdom