Cemile Sultan Korusu, named after the daughter of the Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid, is an ideal setting for day and night functions with its combination of history and nature and its view over the Bosphorus. Princess Cemile had a mansion constructed on the seashore here, as well as a lodge with a pool on the hillside for use in winter months. The original lodge collapsed as the result of a series of natural disasters and was rebuilt.
After being abandoned to its fate for many years, it was taken over by the İstanbul Chamber of Commerce (ICOC). Thanks to the efforts of the ICOC, one of the supporters of the Istanbul Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the park was declared a conservation area. Dozens of trees which were in danger of dying were rescued, and some 2,000 new trees were planted. This attractive 25 acre park is a habitat for the diverse flora of the Bosphorus.
Cemile Sultan Korusu offers various options for different types of events. Koru Restaurant overlooking Bebek Bay on the Bosphorus features French cuisine and seats 250 people. In addition it has a cafe and a meeting room. Sultan Köşk is a kebab restaurant seating 100, and in the same building there are two meeting rooms with 30 person capacity. Hünkar Köşk is another restaurant seating 140 people. In the same building, there is a meeting room with 25 person capacity.
There are two other areas which can be use for large functions. Şehzade is the garden with a pool and waterfall. Kır Tepe is the area with Bosphorus view, seating 300 people. As outdoor activities, there are mini golf, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, a semi-olimpic size swimming pool and a children playground.