Turkey – The Ideal Wedding Venue
Long hot days under clear blue skies, warm balmy moonlight filled nights, unbelievable red sunsets as the sun dips below one of the offshore islands, magnificent dawns. This is Turkey the land of beauty, the land of romance, the land of Aphrodite the goddess of love. The history and archaeology of Turkey is littered with references and monuments to Aphrodite and perhaps the best known of these is the ancient city of Aphrodisias, which was built to honour the goddess some 5,000 years ago and whose ruins are located about 150km
from Kusadasi. Little wonder then that Turkey has become so popular as a wedding venue for couples looking for a special place to mark the most important day of their lives together.
Apart from its romantic appeal Turkey has also much more to offer as an ideal wedding venue. Compared to Ireland costs are relatively cheap and of course all your family, friends and guests can share your special day by combining your wedding with a great value holiday in one of our selected properties.
Travel4U Wedding Services
Travel4U is a handling agent in Turkey for Tour Operators and a sister company of the Palmin Hotel Group which owns Palmin Hotel,
Sea Pearl Hotel and Palmin Sunset Plaza Hotel.
They can Organize all the administrative and legal aspects of civil marriages of foreigners in Turkey as well as wedding receptions in our own hotels.
Legal and Administrative Formalities and Civil WeddingTravel4U can assist couples who wish to arrange a civil wedding in Turkey including arranging medicals and blood tests, obtaining necessary permissions from Turkish authorities, arranging services of official registrar, translation of documents, notary services etc. Couples will themselves need to make the necessary applications to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin and obtain the necessary approvals for the issue of letters of freedom by the Irish Embassy in Ankara and Travel4U will be able to arrange for the collection of these documents on their behalf [non Irish nationals will need to consult their own government or diplomatic authorities about the applicable procedures].
For 2016 we have set a fixed fee of €1,800 per wedding for these services including the registrar’s fee and expenses, the cost of the necessary medical and blood tests, necessary translation of documents, collection of documents from Ankara, attendance of an official translator at the actual wedding ceremony and any necessary ancillary services.
Palmin Hotels Group Wedding Packages
Fixed charge & Per Person Charge
There is a fixed charge of €500 to cover the cost of restaurant decoration, table decoration including flowers, gold and white chair covers, live music [up to midnight] and preparation of champagne reception venue, if required.
Prices per Adult and Child are available on request and will depend on agreed menu and number of guests attending the reception.
A typical menu would be
Fan of melon
Roast beef or chicken or vegetarian dish
Mashed potato and chips
Selection of fresh vegetables
Profiterole or tiramisu
Please note however we can cater for almost
any menu requirement the couple may require
and any cost variation will be discussed and
agreed in advance.
A complimentary 3 tier wedding cake
Appropriate to the number of guests
attending is provided by the hotel.
The champagne reception, if required, is usually arranged in a separate area from the main reception and the necessary preparation and decoration is included in the fixed charge. We just charge for the actual number of bottles of champagne actually ordered or used and allow a discount of 20% from our normal wine list prices. The bride and groom will be asked in advance to choose the actual champagne brand from the selection available which range from very reasonable priced Turkish champagnes to very expensive imported champagnes.
There is a professional photography company which operates inside our hotels and provides a full photography and video service for all our weddings. Their current charges are as follows subject to a minimum charge of €300 excluding video.
Video recording - Supplied on DVD
3 HOURS - €250
6 HOURS - €350
9 HOURS - €500
13cm x 18cm - €4.00 each
15cm x 21cm - €5.00 each
20cm x 30cm - €15.00 each
30cm x 40cm - €20.00 each
Upon purchase of photos of any size clients will also receive a Data CD with the pictures you have chosen
Prices valid at May 2013
and subject to change and confirmation at time of booking.FloristHere in Turkey floral arrangements, bouquets etc can be arranged at short notice and we generally advise our couples to wait until they are in Kusadasi to make their selection in conjunction with one of our recommended florists. It is not possible to give any accurate information on cost as the range and choice varies so much. However purely as a budgetary indicator we estimate the average spend of our most recent couples would have been in the region of €850Hair dressing and make-upWe have professional hairdressers and health and beauty centres within each of our hotels. For special occasions such as weddings they can draft in extra personnel from other hotels and so can cater for fairly large numbers. While it is not practicable here to give full price lists for all their services the following current prices may give an indication of the general rangeManicure €12Pedicure €16Wash and blow dry €14Wash, cut and blow dry €22Bride’s hair arrangement [full trial run 1 or 2 days before and actual wedding hairdo] €50Bridesmaid’s hair €30Bride’s face makeup €20TransportWe can arrange car, taxi, minibus and full coach hire as required.Contact us