Disney’s Wedding Pavilion

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a fairy tale wedding at the most magical place on Earth, look no further than Disney’s Wedding Pavilion. This gorgeous Victorian wedding chapel truly is something out of a fairy tale. Located on Grand Floridian property, the Wedding Pavilion is situated on Seven Seas Lagoon with beautiful views of Cinderella Castle.


Disney parks have been hosting weddings since September of 1991, with Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons creation in 1992. Due to its immense popularity, Disney created a division that would allow them to help you plan your wedding. By October 1992, they had already facilitated 200 weddings! Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, a gorgeous Victorian wedding chapel, opened in 1995. The first wedding at the pavilion was actually featured on the television show Weddings of a Lifetime.

Event Minimums

If you are engaged or are planning a vow renewal, you can contact a wedding planner on the Disney weddings website to get started on your magical journey. Like some wedding venues, the wedding events require an event minimum expenditure. This price is determined by the ceremony venue, day of the week and time of day that you choose to have the event. The ceremony venue fee can go towards the event minimum price.


Food and Beverage

You may add food & beverage services to your pre-reception, reception and/or cake and bar service. However, with this service you must meet a per person minimum based on your event timeline. Brunch starts at $140 per person, lunch starts at $175 per person and dinner starts at $210 per person. In addition to this, there is a 6.5% sales tax, plus 25% labor and gratuity charge, that will be added to the cost that does not count towards the minimum expenditure.


Disney offers a gorgeous selection of flowers and floral arrangements for your special day. To assist with the decision making process, you will be assigned an expert floral-designer. You can add your own special touch to each floral piece and customize it with your wedding theme/color. Your floral designer will help to create boutonnieres, corsages, and bouquets for you and your wedding party. The floral designer will also help you pick out the arrangements that will best compliment your ceremony and reception.


Décor is always a fun element of a wedding. It allowed you to add your own personal and creative touches to make your wedding unique. You can choose from items to enhance your ceremony décor, reception décor and/or themed room décor. Your personal wedding planner will help you choose the best possible creative touches that will make your special day even more magical. 


Your wedding day seems to go by in the blink of an eye, and what better way to capture the moment than with photo and video services. Everybody wants to capture the magic of their special day so that they can look back on the cherished moments forever. You may take pictures at the ceremony inside the wedding pavilion as well as book a photo session at your favorite resort or park for an additional fee! Each photography package includes a skilled photographer that will help capture the special moments throughout the day. Some photo packages have the option to include a second photographer. In addition to photos, video packages are also available and will showcase the magic of your special day from start to finish. Booking a photo session is also highly recommended.

Imagine walking through Magic Kingdom as newlyweds with a stunning backdrop of Cinderella Castle! Breathtaking! You may also book sessions at Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and the Disney World Resorts. 


You can choose to have live music at your wedding including classical musicians, bands and/or DJs. For your ceremony, you can book a flutist, violinist, guitarist, vocalist, harpist, or any combination of the two. When it come to the reception, you can book a string quartet, live band, big-band orchestra, contemporary dance band, country and western band, Mariachi Cobre band, a DJ, bagpiper, or a Key West-style guitarist. There are many musical options dependent on what you like.

Themed Entertainment

Want to add some extra fun to your wedding? You may add a themed entertainment package to keep the party going! Some fun extras include private fireworks and confetti cannons, and you may also choose to have some royally themed characters at your wedding. This can include Major Domo from Cinderella, an English butler, Herald Trumpeter, or a Herald Trumpeter Duo. In addition to these Disney-themed characters, there are also “Tacky Tourists” (funny Disney fanatics that will come around to entertain your guests with all things Disney), and “uninvited wedding guests” (improv duo that are ‘wedding crashers’).

Disney Characters

For an extra fee, you can also have Mickey and Minnie or other famous Disney characters of your choosing at your ceremony. You may choose up to two characters and they can be booked in 30-minute increments only.


Making a big entrance at your wedding is something that you or your guests will never forget. What better way to pull up to your ceremony or reception than in Cinderella’s Coach, a Horse-Drawn Landau Coach, or various luxury motorcars! Another great addition, guest transportation is provided too. Not only will they pick your guests up at designated locations on Walt Disney World property, but they will take them to your wedding events and drop them back off too!


Disney’s Wedding Pavilion is sure to dazzle and delight you in every imaginable way. Not only will your wedding be unforgettable to you and your spouse, but it will be unforgettable to everyone that attends as well. Disney wedding experts make the whole experience magical, stress-free, and unforgettable. From pulling up to your wedding in Cinderella’s Coach to having stunning views of Cinderella Castle as you exchange your vows, to even having Mickey and Minnie in attendance with a private fireworks show afterwards, this is a must do for any Disney-loving couple looking to get married.

To learn more, visit the Disney Weddings website. Have you or anyone you know had their wedding at the Wedding Pavilion at Walt Disney World?

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