Disney wedding: how much it costs, how to do it and everything you need to know

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Written By Carlos Braga

Let's be honest: who hasn't dreamed of a Disney wedding?

Anyone who grew up in the 80s, 90s and 2000s has already imagined what the opportunity to say “I do” in one of the Disney parks.

Surely you've seen some people fulfilling this dream on Instagram or videos on YouTube.

But how to do it? And, more importantly, how much does it cost to get married at Disney?

Or rather: can you hold the ceremony there?

Let's find out!

Is it possible to get married at Disney?

First, let's go to the most common doubt! Is it possible to get married at Disney?

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wedding-in-the-castle-cinderella-disney-magic-kingdom

YES!

Not only can you, but Disney wants this and has created a specific company to help those interested in fulfilling their dream of getting married there.

By the way, Disney is not silly, right?

She knows that there is a huge demand from people who have the dream of a fairy tale wedding at Disney and, therefore, decided to formalize a way to make this wish come true.

The Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons (or just Disney Weddings to make it even easier) is a program that offers wedding and honeymoon service at Disney facilities.

You can get married in a few places: Disneyland, California; at the Disney World complex in Florida; in Hawaii and on the Disney cruises.

Basically anywhere your imagination (and your pocketbook) can take you!

How to make a wedding at Disney?

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wedding-disney-magic-kingdom-cinderella

Well, here comes the slightly more complicated part.

After all, each person has a different dream and Disney tried to organize things in some packages for those interested.

There are three packages available: Wishes, Escape and Memories.

Of course, each package has its own value and features! We'll go into a little more detail about each of the wedding packages below.

Disney Wedding Packages

Memories

The Memories package is the cheapest and simplest of all. It offers an experience of about an hour and, after the ceremony, you can take pictures at the venue.

  • Maximum number of guests: 4
  • Minimum spend: US$ 2,500.00
Disney Wedding Memories Package
Disney Wedding Memories Package

The package includes the following elements:

  • ceremony location;
  • bouquet of fresh flowers;
  • violinist for the ceremony;
  • 3 consecutive hours of a limousine to transport the bride and groom on their wedding day;
  • Disney photographer for 1 hour to take pictures of the ceremony;
  • 28 cm x 35 cm print;
  • disk with photos of the ceremony;
  • wedding coordinator to organize the ceremony.

The bride and groom can take up to 4 guests (in addition to the couple, of course) to attend the ceremony, which can be held from Monday to Friday, at the following times:

  • 9 am;
  • 11 a.m;
  • 1 pm;
  • 3 pm

The Memories package can only be purchased for those planning to get married at Disney World, Florida. The available locations are as follows:

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Escape Package - Wedding at the Canadian Pavilion at Walt Disney World
Escape Package – Wedding at the Canada Pavilion at Walt Disney World

The Escape package is a little more expensive (don't worry, we'll give you the prices below, just keep reading!) and offers many customization options.

  • Maximum number of guests: 18
  • Minimum spend: US$ 5,000.00

As you saw above, in Memories there aren't many opportunities to customize the wedding, but that changes here in Escape.

To start, you can select whether you want to get married in Disney World, Florida, Disneyland, California or Hawaii.

Each of these locations has its own specific wedding spaces, but the package includes the following items in all versions:

  • bouquet of fresh flowers and the groom's boutonnière;
  • violinist for the event;
  • Disney cake and champagne for the celebration;
  • 4 consecutive hours in a limousine to drive the bride and groom on the day of the ceremony;
  • a Disney Photographer to capture photos of the ceremony for 2 hours, plus an album with 20 photos 15 cm x 23 cm;
  • disk or pendrive with wedding photos in low resolution and resized to be posted on social networks;
  • wedding coordinator on site.

The bride and groom can take 18 guests to the event, which must be booked up to 10 months in advance. The available venues for the wedding are as follows:

  • Disney's Wedding Pavilion at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa;
  • Canada Terrace, in the Canada area in Epcot;
  • Sea Breeze Point at BoardWalk Inn Resort;
  • Wedding Gazebo at Yacht Club Resort;
  • Luau Pointe at the Polynesian Village Resort.
Escape Package - Wedding at the Canadian Pavilion at Epcot
Escape Package – Wedding at the Canada Pavilion at Epcot

In California, these are the options:

  • Wedding Garden at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa;
  • Breeze Courtyard at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa;
  • Adventure Lawn Gazebo at the Disneyland Hotel;
  • Parkview Terrace at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

In Hawaii, there are three options:

  • Alohi Point;
  • Kula Wai;
  • Sunset Alcove.

Wishes

The Wishes package is for those who want a complete Disney wedding.

The guests will be staying at Disney resorts and the ceremony will have everything you need: buffet, photographer, video camera, themed decor, photo booth, special lighting, entertainment option (you can put on a whole band), transportation and much more. most.

  • Minimum number of guests: 18
  • Minimum spend: US$ 12,000.00

Check out some of the options:

  • Photographer: are packages with 6, 8 or 10 hours of photographer and videographer services, in addition to specific packages of photo sessions in certain places of Disney;
  • Characters: it will be possible to count on some Disney themed characters, who will spend 30 minutes each at the event (depending on their availability);
  • Transportation: there are many options, such as Cinderella's glass carriage (with white ponies and costumed servants), normal carriage, vintage cars, tram or limousine;
  • Band: it is possible to hire a flutist, guitarist, harpist, pianist, violinist, vocalist, flute and violin duo, flute and harp, jazz trio, classical instrument trio and more options;
  • Thematic decoration: it is possible to close packages for a treatment on the ceiling and the ceremony room, special lighting and even a photo booth;
  • Buffet: the meal can be brunch, lunch or dinner, and it can also be taken at the train station Magic Kingdom or the East Plaza Garden.

The location of the ceremony can be the Wedding Pavilion or locations in theme parks or Disney hotels (either in Florida, California or Hawaii), but advance booking is required (up to 12 months) and the bride and groom must bring a minimum of 18 guests, with no maximum number.

See that I dream of a wedding right in front of the castle of Disneyland California.

Wishes Package - Disneyland California Wedding
Wishes Package – Disneyland California Wedding

How much does a Disney wedding cost?

Now that we understand the three main packages to get married at Disney, it's time to talk about prices. How much does it cost to hold this wedding?

The Memories package is the cheapest and the price starts at $$2,500, excluding taxes, additional fees or gratuities. On special dates, the value may increase.

As for the Escape package, prices started at around USD $7,000, excluding interest, fees and gratuities. The value can go up to $7,500 or $8,000 dollars depending on the chosen location.

The Whishes package works a little differently. It has a minimum spend of $12,000 USD and its value is calculated as follows:

  • Number of guests * Value per person + buffet;
  • Ceremony venue fee +
  • Custom Items

In other words: a dinner at the Wedding Pavilion for 60 people, without any extras, would cost $14,900 dollars.

Disney Wedding Proposal

Well, the vast majority of marriage proposals are made in front of the Castle in a place pre-planned by the groom.

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Exactly as was our case! We got engaged at Disney at a super special event after the Beauty and the Beast show that is mine favorite princess!

I was taken completely by surprise. It is worth remembering that this order is not part of any official Disney package, the Carlos managed through contacts and favors with Disney cast members.

You can see the full order on our youtube channel!

Places to Get Married at Disney

In the post we talk a lot about the places inside the Walt Disney World parks in Orlando.

But it is not only there where it is possible to have an official wedding organized by Disney.

As we quickly mentioned here in the post, you can also have your Disney wedding at Disneyland California, at the Aulani Resort in Hawaii or even on a Disney cruise or even on Disney's private island, Castaway Cay.

Let's quickly talk about some of these places where you can get married.

Disney Wedding - Where to Get Married at Disney
Disney Wedding – Where to Get Married at Disney

Places to Get Married on a Disney Cruise

Castaway Cay

Get married in a one-of-a-kind, postcard-perfect beach setting: Disney Castaway Cay is Disney's private-scale paradise, reserved only for Guests on Disney Cruise Line Bahamas and Caribbean cruise vacations.

There are 2 wedding venues on Castaway Cay, you can get married directly on the beach or at “The Wedding Pointe” an exclusive wedding venue on the island.

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cruise_venues_castaway | Credits: DisneyWedding

Deck 10 AFt OverLook

You can get married on Deck 2 of Disney's cruise ships, the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder.

It's a beautiful space with capacity for up to 18 guests (a keyboard player is already included in your package).

With this option, you can get married on the Deck of these Disney cruises overlooking Alaska, the Pacific Coast or Hawaii.

Deck 10 AFt OverLook - Disney Wedding
Deck 10 AFt OverLook – Disney Wedding | Credits: DisneyWedding

The Atrium

Here you have the option of getting married in the Atrium of some of the Disney cruises such as the Disney Dream, Wonder, Fantasy and Magic.

Just saying this might make you think this is an odd place to get married, but take a look at the image below to see if you change your mind! 🇧🇷

The Atrium - Where to Get Married on a Disney Cruise
The Atrium – Where to Get Married on a Disney Cruise

Meridian Patio

An open location on the side of some 2 of Disney's cruises the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream.

Perfect for those who want an open space with a good view.

Capacity here is also up to 18 seated guests.

Outlook

This elegant cocktail lounge on Deck 14, Midship features ocean views and contemporary decor that make it a charming and intimate venue for onboard weddings, vow renewals and engagements.

A beautiful lounge with a pianist included!

Outlook - Disney Wedding - Disney Cruise
Outlook – Disney Wedding – Disney Cruise

Disney Hawaii Wedding Venues

There are dozens of locations available for you to hold your Disney wedding in Hawaii of the most varied styles and prices.

Places to Get Married on Disney Hawaii
Places to Get Married in Disney Hawaii

We will list all currently available here.

There are several customization options ranging from flowers to the entertainment you want at your event.

Of course, these factors directly affect its value.

But on the official Disney Weddings website, you can see at least the minimum amount per person for the buffet only.

  • Lunch: from $125 per person
  • Dinner: from $175 per person

Available Hawaii Wedding locations are:

'Ama' Ama Patio

Imagine one of the world's most beautiful backdrops against the horizon of the Pacific Ocean as you exchange vows surrounded by friends and family. That and a little more you guarantee here.

The venue allows 60 chairs for your guests.

Of course, you can enhance your location with accessories, including a draped white tulle bridal arch, floral decor, and an aisle dotted with fresh petals or tall vases can be used to create a more intimate space and allow for an unobstructed view of the sea.

Ceremonies here can only be held at 10 am or 5 pm.

HalaWai Lawn

This beautiful lawn has a good capacity for up to 300 people.

It's open, airy and surrounded by trees and palms, making this Hawaiian paradise a perfect venue for those wanting a wedding with lots of family and friends.

HalaWai Lawn - Getting Married at Disney Hawaii's Aulani Resort
HalaWai Lawn – Getting Married at Disney Hawaii's Aulani Resort

Ceremonies here can only be held at 10 am or 5 pm.

Kaiona Ballroom

Another massive venue that also holds up to 300 guests.

It is a gorgeous hall that allows you to add your decor to make your dream wedding come true.

The Salon is available in 2 schedules, lunch from 11 am to 3 pm and for night parties from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Kaiona Ballroom - Wedding at Disney's Aulani Resort
Kaiona Ballroom – Wedding at Aulani Resort Disney

Ka'ala Ballroom

The space has the same specifications and is very similar to the space mentioned above, the Kaiona Ballroom.

Kipuka Courtyard

A modern space with capacity for up to 80 people.

Ceremonies here can only be held at 10 am or 5 pm.

Kipuka Lawn

A very cool open space in the Resort that can accommodate up to 300 guests.

Ceremonies here can only be held at 10 am or 5 pm. But they must finish by 22:00.

Kipuka Lawn - Wedding at Disney Aulani Resort Hawaii
Kipuka Lawn – Wedding at Disney Aulani Resort Hawaii

At Aulani Resort there are still several other options for locations to hold your Disney wedding in Hawaii. You can check the details of each one in the official site from Disney.

Are they:

  • Rainbow Reef Patio
  • Lanikuhonua
  • Aulani Beach
  • Wailana Pool
  • Alohi Point
  • Kula Wai
  • sunset Alcove
Aulani Resort Hawaii Wedding
Wedding in Hawaii Aulani Resort

Places to Get Married at Disneyland California

Even though the Disneyland Resort in California is much smaller than the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, that doesn't mean that there are few options for having your wedding at Disney.

In fact, on the contrary, you might even be surprised by the number of places available for you to get married at Disneyland.

Let's check out all currently available here.

Adventure Lawn Gazebo

An incredible location at Disney, almost a refuge with a gazebo surrounded by trees and palm trees.

A perfect location for those who want an open nature wedding at Disney.

This corner is located at the Disneyland Hotel and accommodates up to 18 guests.

Adventure Lawn Gazebo - Wedding at Disneyland California
Adventure Lawn Gazebo – Disneyland California Wedding (Credits: Disney Wedding)

Courtyard Breeze

Yet another getaway at a Disney hotel, this one more in the Disney style.

Have you ever imagined marrying a monorail passing right in the middle of your wedding? Here you can!

This location accommodates up to 100 guests and is located within Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

Courtyard Breeze - Wedding at Disneyland Hotel
Breeze Courtyard – Disneyland Hotel Wedding

Disney Animation Building

If you want a wedding surrounded by Disney animations like Cinderella, Nemo or even Mickey Mouse, this is the place for you!

It is a very private room that has capacity for up to 100 guests and is located in Disney California Adventure Park, being one of the options within the Disneyland parks.

Disney Animation Building - Where to get married at Disneyland California
Disney Animation Building – Where to get married in Disneyland California

Disney's Grand California Hotels & Spa Ballrooms

A location that combines natural elegance in a natural setting at Disney.

These giant ballrooms at Disney's Grand California Hotel & Spa can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 500 of your guests.

There are actually 2 different lounges that you can use.

  • Sequoia Ballroom: A grand square ballroom with high ceilings adorned with leaded glass light fixtures and wood beam accents, this 12,240 square foot space can accommodate up to 500 guests, but can be sectioned off for events with fewer than 200 or 300 guests. Wood paneling and a California floral pattern make it modern and timeless, spacious and intimate at the same time.
  • Trillium Room & Terrace: This 2,584-square-foot rectangular space can accommodate 120 guests and features a private terrace along the back wall that is all yours for the duration of your reception. The Trillium Room can also be subdivided for smaller events.
Disney's Grand California Hotels & Spa Ballrooms
Disney's Grand California Hotels & Spa Ballrooms

Disneyland Hotel Ballrooms

More lounges, but this time at the Disneyland Hotel. These are even bigger than the ones mentioned above and can accommodate up to 1000 guests!

There are also 2 party halls here, let's check both:

  • grand ballroom: The ability to host an event with up to 1,000 guests makes this ballroom crown jewel an ideal choice for the couple with a large guest list! With 18,000 square feet of space, a sunken dance floor and a fiber optic curtain stage that can be illuminated with beautiful twinkling lights, this venue can be set up in different configurations to host celebrations of up to 250 guests.
  • Magic Kingdom Ballroom: With high ceilings and 14,400 sq. The ballroom can be reconfigured in a variety of ways to suit the size of your event.
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Disneyland Hotel Ballrooms - Disneyland Wedding
Disneyland Hotel Ballrooms – Disneyland Wedding

The Sleeping Beauty Castle Forecourt

Probably the most famous place and dream of consumption for all those who wish to get married in Disneyland California.

That's right, the famous wedding in front of Sleeping Beauty's castle!

You can hold your wedding here in the morning with up to 50 guests or hold your wedding in the evening and it can hold up to 300 guests.

The morning option takes place at times before the park opens and reception is moved to the Disneyland Resort Hotel.

In the evening option, the ceremony takes place after the park closes and the ceremony also takes place inside the park, inside the Small World Mall!

The Sleeping Beauty Castle Forecourt - Wedding at Disneyland California
The Sleeping Beauty Castle Forecourt – Disneyland California Wedding

Small World Mall

Right after your ceremony in front of the castle, you can receive your guests inside one of the most classic Disney attractions!

Your guests will also enjoy festive beverages, a premium buffet dinner, champagne toasts, white chocolate wedding favors and, of course, the wedding cake.

Small World Mall - Disneyland Wedding
Small World Mall – Disneyland Wedding

In addition to the places mentioned above, there are still 4 more places to get married in Disneyland California and you can check the details of each one of them on the official Disney website if you wish.

Are they:

  • Parkview Terrace
  • Rose Court Garden
  • Sleeping Beauty Pavilion
  • wedding garden
Sleeping Beauty Pavilion
Sleeping Beauty Pavilion

Places to Get Married at Walt Disney World

Well, we've talked about several of these places throughout this post.

As there are many and we have already mentioned many here, we will list all the options here.

If you'd like us to go into detail about each of these options as we've done with the other Disney wedding venues, let us know in the comments and we'll be happy to update this post!

  • American Adventure Roundabout (American Adventure Pavilion)
  • Ariel's (Disney's Beach Club Resort)
  • Atlantic Dance Hall (Disney's Boardwalk Inn)
  • The Attic (Disney's Boardwalk Inn)
  • California Grill (Disney's Contemporary Resort)
  • Canada Terrace (Epcot)
  • Courtyard Casitas (Disney's Coronado Springs Resort)
  • China Courtyard (Epcot)
  • citrus (Disney's Grand Floridian)
  • Conch Key Marina (Disney's Grand Floridian)
  • Crescent Cove (Disney's Yacht & Beach Club)
  • Croquet Lawn (Disney's Boardwalk Inn)
  • Destination Plaza (Disney's Coronado Springs Resort)
  • Disney's Boardwalk Inn Ballrooms (Disney's Boardwalk Inn)
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort Ballrooms (Disney's Contemporary Resort)
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Ballrooms (Disney's Coronado Springs Resort)
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort (Disney's Grand Floridian Resort)
  • Disney's Wedding Pavilion (Disney's Grand Floridian Resort)
  • Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Ballrooms (Disney's Yacht & Beach Club)
  • Disney's Yacht Club Wedding Gazebo (Disney's Yacht Club Resort)
  • East Plaza Garden (Magic Kingdom Park)
  • Eau de France (Epcot)
  • Germany Courtyard (Epcot)
  • Great Hall of China (Epcot)
  • Harambe Street (Disney's Animal Kingdom park)
  • Italy Isola (Epcot)
  • Italy Plaza (Epcot)
  • Japan Courtyard (Epcot)
  • La Mesa Patio (Disney's Coronado Springs Resort)
  • lantana (Disney's Coronado Springs Resort)
  • Living Seas Salon (Epcot)
  • Luau Beach (Disney's Polynesian Village Resort)
  • Luau Pointe (Disney's Polynesian Village Resort)
  • Magic Kingdom Park Evening (Magic Kingdom Park)
  • Morocco (Epcot)
  • Napa and Sonoma Rooms at California Grill (Disney's Contemporary Resort)
  • Norway Loft (Epcot)
  • Oak Manor Lawn (Disney's Port Orleans Resort)
  • Pandora (Disney's Animal Kingdom)
  • Sago Cay (Disney's Grand Floridian Resort)
  • Sea Breeze Point (Disney's Boardwalk Inn)
  • shipwreck beach (Disney's Yacht & Beach Club)
  • Tamu Tamu Courtyard (Disney's Animal Kingdom park)
  • Terrace Des Fleurs (Epcot)
  • Tree of Life (Disney's Animal Kingdom park)
  • Tower of Terror Courtyard (Disney's Hollywood Studios)
  • United Kingdom Courtyard (Epcot)
  • United Kingdom Lochside (Epcot)
  • Walt Disney World Railroad Train Station (Magic Kingdom Park)

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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

Disney Weddings

I was always very curious to really see what some weddings were like at Disney.

We already see the classics, in front of the Castle or in the Wedding Pavilion of the Grand Floridian Resort. But I was always curious to know what other options could be achieved.

If you're like me, I have great news for you. On Disney Plus, they made an AMAZING documentary that shows several couples getting married at Disney.

And there is everything there, weddings that I never imagined are held there. There was even one that made a Happily Ever After just for the wedding guests. It's crying, right?

If you subscribe to Disney Plus, check out this series, it's called DIsney Fairy Tale Weddings!

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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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