Walt Disney World Resort Weddings

Cinderella’s Wedding Coach [© Disney. All rights reserved]
Cinderella’s Wedding Coach [© Disney. All rights reserved]

A lot of people get engaged or honeymoon at Walt Disney World but you can also get married on Disney property. You can choose between one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, one of their Disney Cruise ships or actually in one of the theme parks.

Disney has a website dedicated to weddings (link at the bottom of the page) and you can choose between three different packages. There is also a questionnaire you can fill in to get a rough idea of costs.

Included in the options is being married in the fairy-tale Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, having Cinderella’s coach to take you from your dressing room to the venue and special viewing areas for the evening fireworks.

Disney has split their offerings into three distinct Collections, namely Memories, Escape and Wishes. Both Memories and Escape are pre-selected options with some add-ons whereas Wishes is a fully customisable experience.

The prices stated here are as of November 2016 and are subject to change. Prices vary by location and also by season and day of the week.

Disney Memories Collection

Disney Memories is the cheapest package with prices starting at $2,495 excluding taxes and gratuities. It is an intimate package for the bride and groom and up to 4 additional guests and can be booked for specified times Monday through Friday.

The Memories package is pre-selected and includes the actual ceremony, a wedding day coordinator, a musician, floral bouquet for the bride, professional photography package and either limousine transportation or an in-room romantic celebration.

There are a number of add-ons including a rose boutonniere for the groom and bridesmaid bouquets and photography/video package enhancements.

Locations are at:

  • Conch Key Marina at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Sago Cay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Luau Beach and Pointe at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The bride and groom are required to book a two night stay at one of the Disney owned and operated resort hotels.

Disney Escape Collection

The Disney Escape Collection is designed for small families and caters for the bride and groom and up to 18 additional guests. Prices start at $5,000 excluding taxes and gratuities and can be booked for specified times Monday through Friday.

The Escape package is pre-selected and includes the actual ceremony, a wedding day coordinator, musicians, floral bouquet for the bride, professional photography package, a two-tier wedding cake and champagne reception and limousine transportation.

Transportation can be selected from:

  • Cinderella’s Coach pulled by six ponies with driver and two footman
  • Horse-drawn Landau Coach with driver
  • Vintage cars such as a Ford Model A or Rolls-Royce

There are a number of add-ons including a boutonniere for the groom, bridesmaid bouquets, corsages and photography/video package enhancements. You can also have an English butler or a Renaissance Major Domo (footman) as the ring bearer and a Disney character to join you after the ceremony.

Locations are at:

  • Disney’s Wedding Pavilion next to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • The Canada Terrace at Disney’s Epcot
  • Sea Breeze Point at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort
  • Wedding Gazebo at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

The bride and groom are required to book a four night stay at one of the Disney owned and operated resort hotels.

Disney Wishes Collection

The Disney Wishes Collection is the ultimate one-of-a-kind Disney wedding for a minimum of 18 guests and up to 300 guests. Prices start at $12,000 excluding taxes and gratuities. Wedding can be arranged for any day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

The Wishes package is fully customisable and includes the actual ceremony, a wedding planner, musicians, floral bouquet for the bride, professional photography package, a reception and limousine transportation, planning services for all aspects of the wedding and a ceremony rehearsal.

Unlike the other two Collections, the Wishes collection gives you the opportunity to get married in either Disney’s Magic Kingdom or Epcot as well as a number of Disney Resort Hotels and Restaurants.

Transportation can be selected from:

  • Cinderella’s Coach pulled by six white ponies with driver and two footman
  • Horse-drawn Landau Coach with driver
  • Vintage cars such as a Ford Model A or Rolls-Royce
  • Motor Coaches to pick-up/drop off guests within the Walt Disney World Resort

There are a number of add-ons including a boutonniere for the groom, bridesmaid bouquets, corsages, a wedding cake, a range of menus, orchestras/bands and photography/video and portrait package enhancements. You can also have an English butler or a Renaissance Major Domo (footman) as the ring bearer and a Disney character to join you after the ceremony.

There are around 36 locations available including:

  • Disney’s Wedding Pavilion next to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Magic Kingdom Park After Hours at Disney’s Magic Kingdom
  • East Plaza Gardens at Disney’s Magic Kingdom
  • Walt Disney World Railroad Station at Disney’s Magic Kingdom
  • Various locations at Disney’s Epcot (see below)
  • California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Napa and Sonoma Rooms at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • The Attic at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Ariel’s at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Shipwreck Beach at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort
  • Crescent Cove at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort
  • Croquet Lawn at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Sea Breeze Pointe at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Wedding Gazebo at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Locations inside Epcot include the Canada Terrace, China Courtyard, Great Hall of China, Eau De France, Terrace Des Fleurs, Germany Courtyard, Italy Plaza, Italy Isola West Plaza, Italy Isola, Japan Courtyard, Morocco, United Kingdom Courtyard, United Kingdom Lochside, United Kingdom Terrace, American Adventure Parlor, American Adventure Rotunda and the Living Seas Salon.

Epcot location weddings take place at 9:00 a.m. before the World Showcase opens.

You can also get married in one of the ballrooms at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn or the Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.

Magic Kingdom Weddings

For some people the ultimate place to get married is actually inside the Magic Kingdom.

Disney offer three locations as part of their Wishes Collection. The newest option, “Magic Kingdom Park After Hours” was announced in October 2016.

The Walt Disney World Railroad Station wedding takes place early morning before the park opens at the station at the end of Main Street with views of Cinderella Castle. Limited to 48 guests.

East Plaza Gardens wedding located at the end of Main Street also takes place in the morning at 9:30 a.m. and offers great views of Cinderella Castle. Limited to 100 guests.

Magic Kingdom Park After Hours wedding is the most exclusive ceremony and takes place after the Magic Kingdom closes right in front of Cinderella Castle followed by a reception in Fantasyland. Limited to 300 guests. Prices start at a mouth-watering $180,000.

Disney Wedding Site

For further information and to get an estimate of costs, go to the official Disney Weddings site (opens in a new window).

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