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Walt Disney World Weddings

Traditionally recognized as a top-ranked wedding and honeymoon destination, Walt Disney World Resort is now a wedding destination with approximately 1,600 couples tying the knot each year. Nuptials at Walt Disney World Resort take place in outdoor garden settings and courtyards, in addition to resort locations and theme parks. All told, more than 30,000 couples have married at Walt Disney World Resort.

How much will it cost? Disney weddings allows you to customize your event, with event minimum pricing based on ceremony location. Base price minimum event cost is $15,000. There are dozens of ceremony and reception locations located throughout Walt Disney World.

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Magic and Matrimony Join Together at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion

Couples looking to put an extra touch of magic and romance into their wedding vows can make that dream come true at Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is the storybook setting for couples to pledge their love at Walt Disney World Resort. Just south of the Grand Floridian is the non-denominational Disney Wedding Pavilion. Surrounded by Seven Seas Lagoon, the elegant pavilion is a glass-enclosed enclave fashioned after a grand Victorian summer house. It houses a picturesque backdrop of Cinderella Castle. The Wedding Pavilion continues to be one of the most popular ceremony venues on Walt Disney World property.

Franck’s, a re-creation of Franck’s studio from the hit Touchstone movie “Father of the Bride”, showcases all of Disney’s wedding offerings. The planning studio is elegantly styled with French provincial furniture and classical music plays quietly in the background. Franck’s has Disney wedding experts who custom-design each event. Brides can select everything for their storybook wedding: music, entertainment, photography, centerpieces, fresh floral arrangements, world-class cuisine, and cakes.

The pavilion also provides planning rooms and private dressing rooms for the bridal party. Wedding-related merchandise is available for purchase a short stroll away at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. A variety of fantasy receptions can be planned at one of Disney’s luxurious resorts — Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s BoardWalk, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. The sky is the limit with themes from an Animal Kingdom Safari reception to an ultimate Cinderella ball where the bride arrives in Cinderella’s glass carriage drawn by white ponies.

Fun-filled memories await couples and their guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In the evening, couples can choose from exciting dinner shows and romantic candlelit dinners, or a night of fun at Disney Springs. Family members also can enjoy the excitement of staying at a Walt Disney World hotel with specially priced accommodations.


Disney Adds Extra Touch With Themed In-Park Weddings

While more than 1,600 couples march to matrimony every year at Walt Disney World Resort, ceremonies traditionally have taken place in venues outside the theme parks.  For example, indoor and outdoor settings including gazebos, gardens, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion and elegant resort locations.

The sky is the limit for couples looking to stage unique, memorable weddings through Disney’s popular Theme Park Weddings — and all in the privacy of a park setting open only to the couple and their guests. Weddings at Walt Disney World Resort’s most famous venues are limited only by the imagination of the couples. Here are several possibilities:

Magic Kingdom

The romance of the fairy tale is captured as a bride, dressed in a specially designed Cinderella gown, arrives in a horse-drawn carriage. A fairy tale major domo carries the wedding rings in a glass slipper, a trumpeter heralds the bride’s entrance with favorite Disney fanfare and an elegant string quartet sets the scene. Couples exchange vows at the Rose Garden with Cinderella Castle as the backdrop.


Couples can choose from several venues around World Showcase — The American Adventure, United Kingdom, France or Italy — for an international festival featuring specialized food and entertainment. At The Seas with Nemo & Friends, a 5.7-million-gallon tank featuring more than 200 varieties of sea life is the backdrop for couples.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Screaming fans and autograph hounds set the scene. The bride arrives in a star motorcade down Hollywood Boulevard for an official handprint ceremony at the Chinese Theater. A reception follows in Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad attraction. The evening can end with fireworks featuring a personalized pyro show. Couples can even “take the plunge” — literally and figuratively — on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Weddings are exotic at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. For instance, couples can take their guests on an adventure into the wild with a safari-themed reception. Imagine African music, food and décor to inspire a beautiful African celebration.

Disney wedding specialists incorporate all the elements that go into creating a fairy tale wedding — floral, ceremony, entertainment, cuisine, audiovisuals, photography, accommodations and theme park tickets.

For more information on Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, visit disneyweddings.com or contact a Disney Specialized Travel Agency.

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Amazing Cakes


Disney-themed wedding cakes can come in a variety of styles, from classic to whimsical. Above is a sampling of offers available through Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings. The Mad Hatter Cake comes in a variety of color combinations.  Consequently, this adds a touch of whimsy to a wedding! More traditional brides can take their fairy tale to new heights with the Castle Cake, a 6 tier cake complete with an edible replica of Cinderella Castle on top. It’s perfect for a princess on her wedding day!  Additionally, it is large enough to feed her prince and entire royal court!

Walt Disney World Resort for Couples Renewing Wedding Vows

Lovers can say “I do” all over again at one of the most romantic places on earth, making that happily-ever-after a reinforced reality.

With vow renewals introduced by Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, couples can declare true love on a palm-fringed hillside or pledge vows in Victorian splendor with Cinderella Castle in the background. Couples can enhance the special day with a ride in Cinderella’s glass coach, a private fireworks show, or even a visit from Disney characters.

Walt Disney World Resort offers customized of vow renewals.  These can be an intimate escape for two or an elaborate event involving the entire family. Imagine festivities including a private party at The Haunted Mansion in Magic Kingdom, the famous “Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue,” or a VIP viewing of Epcot’s fireworks. Culminate the event with a traditional candlelight ceremony at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion.

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Fast Facts

Now more than 1,600 couples tie the knot each year at Walt Disney World Resort. Since September 1991, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings has hosted some 30,000 weddings.

Couples travel from every state and from international locations around the world to get married at Walt Disney World.

Some brides and grooms choose non-traditional methods of transportation to arrive to the ceremony. These can include horseback, Cinderella’s glass coach, a horse-drawn carriage or vintage automobile.

According to wedding industry experts, Walt Disney World Resort is recognized as a top-ranked honeymoon destination and destination weddings venue.

The Wedding Pavilion can host up to six weddings per day.  Simultaneously, up to 12 weddings can occur each day at various locations onWalt Disney World property.

June 18, 1995 is the date of the first wedding at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion. It aired on Lifetime Television as part of its “Weddings of a Lifetime” series.

A Magic Kingdom wedding for the 10th anniversary of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” was a star-studded affair. Specifically, Celine Dion, Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle performed.

Couples have stopped mid-race to get married in front of Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom at least two times during the Walt Disney World Marathon.

A couple took the plunge, literally, on The Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios while they tied the knot.

Disney’s Honeymoon Registry, which launched Feb. 14, 2007, is a complimentary online gift registry service. It allows couples to create a honeymoon registry for Disney destinations around the world.

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