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Frequently Asked Questions

FLORIDA WEDDINGS

General Wedding Questions
QWhy should I host my wedding event at Walt Disney World Resort?
AWhen it comes to your wedding event we are able to utilize all of Disney Wedding Services to provide you with a worry free planning experience. With experts in food and beverage, entertainment, floral and décor and transportation, we leave no area unchecked. Because we offer all of the resources for your wedding, the planning process is easy and much less cumbersome than the traditional wedding planning experience. Your Wedding Event Planner is included and is your main point of contact in the process. On the day of your wedding, your Wedding Event Planner will orchestrate the team of Disney experts so that the two of you and your wedding guests can relax and enjoy your special day.
QHow many people can I host at my wedding event?
AWe offer experiences that range from an intimate celebration for 2 to grand celebrations for over 300. We have a variety of location options that can meet your needs.
QWhen can I get married?
ADays
Events can take place 7 days a week and most days of the year. The only days we do not host wedding events are Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Time
Ceremony times for most locations are 9:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

Our theme park weddings take place at different times. Please check with your Disney Wedding Consultant for more details.
QWill I be able to tour my venues?
AYes! We invite you to schedule an in-person site visit with your Disney Wedding Consultant. Additionally, some of our venues are also open to the public and you can visit at your leisure.
QWhen can I book my event?
AYou can start working with your Disney Wedding Consultant 16 months prior to your wedding to determine the best date, time and location for your event. Ceremony and full reception events can be booked up to one year prior to your requested wedding date. All other wedding events can be booked up to 10 months prior to your requested wedding date.
QCan Disney provide all of the required services for my wedding event?
AThe experts at Disney can provide the majority of your services for your wedding ceremony and reception. Some things that we do not provide are listed below:
  • Wedding officiant
  • Hair and makeup services
  • Wedding attire
  • Marriage license
  • Wedding insurance
  • Invitations
  • Save the Date Announcements
  • Wedding Website
QIs childcare provided during my ceremony and reception?
AYou will have the option to provide childcare services for your guests. This can range from in-room babysitting to fully themed children's parties. If you are not planning to provide these services, there are many options available to your guests to arrange on their own. Your Wedding Event Planner will be happy to provide you with the options.
QIs transportation provided for my wedding events?
ATransportation for you and your guests during the wedding event can be applied towards your event minimum. Options range from chartered motor coaches to specialty cars for the wedding couple. If you choose to host any part of your wedding event in one of our theme parks, you will be required to provide transportation for you and your guests.

Disney’s Magical Express is available to provide complimentary transportation for your guests between the Orlando International Airport and their Disney Resort hotel. Complimentary transportation is also available between all Disney Resort hotels and Disney theme parks.
QHow do I plan the menu for my wedding event?
AFor your reception food and beverage, your Disney Wedding Planner will work with you to schedule an in-person menu tasting, which allows you to personally see, touch and taste all of the wonderful options available for your event.

You may schedule your menu tasting with your Disney Wedding Planner.

If you are not available for an in-person menu tasting, your Wedding Planner can expertly guide you through this process via phone appointments and email.

Please keep in mind that all food and beverage, including the wedding cake, must be provided by Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.
QCan I have a religious ceremony?
AAll of our ceremony locations were designed as non-denominational ceremony options. The content of your ceremony is determined by you and your officiant. You are welcome to contact and arrange for the officiant of your choice.
QCan I provide my own wedding services?
AOne of the best things about hosting your wedding at Disney is that you can relax and let us take care of everything. If this is not right for your wedding event, our ballroom locations do allow you to bring in some additional services.
PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY QUESTIONS
QWhat is the best way to arrange for Photography and Videography services for my wedding events?
ADisney's Fine Art Photography will be thrilled to work with you on documenting your events while you are here for your wedding. Our professional team of photographers know the best locations here on property.
QCan I take photos in the theme parks?
AYou can arrange for a Portrait Session with our Disney Fine Art Photography team. This option is for the wedding couple only and is an additional cost. The sessions are offered in all of our parks and take place prior to the park opening. Please note the sessions in the Magic Kingdom Park can be very limited during certain times of the year.
QMay I use an outside photographer/videographer?
AYou are able to bring in an outside photographer and/or videographer for your event at any location on property, except Magic Kingdom park. If you choose to bring photo/video services from an outside vendor, please note:
  • An agreement must be signed between your photographer/videographer and Disney.
  • Your photographer/videographer will have to present adequate proof of insurance.
  • You will also be required to pay for a media guide to escort your photographer if they are capturing any of your events in one of our theme parks.
Additional requirements may be necessary.
PRICING QUESTIONS
QHow do I calculate the cost of my wedding?
APrices for weddings at Walt Disney World Resort are based on overall event minimums, inclusive of the ceremony venue fee and any combination of Disney Wedding Services. Your event minimum will vary by day of week, time of day and venue.

Visit the pricing page for more details. Contact us to speak with a Disney Wedding Consultant and get custom pricing for your event.
QWhat elements go toward meeting my food and beverage minimum expenditure?
AAnything you choose to provide to your guests to eat or drink at your event will have a cost and this cost will go toward meeting your food and beverage minimum. These elements can include things like drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), cocktail hour food, plated or buffet dinner, wedding cake and champagne toast.
QWhat elements go toward meeting my minimum expenditure?
ADisney Wedding Services are any additional event elements that you choose for Disney to provide for your wedding event. These services can include things like entertainment, transportation, floral, décor, photography and videography. Your Disney Wedding Planner will help you choose which elements are important to you and those element costs will go toward your event minimum requirement.
QIs there a fee for my ceremony?
AIf you choose to host your ceremony at the Walt Disney World Resort, there will be applicable fees covering seating, music and sound for your ceremony. If you choose to not host a ceremony at Walt Disney World Resort, these fees will not apply.
QWhen are the payments due?
AThe first payment required is when you sign your letter of agreement. At this time, you will be required to place a non-refundable event deposit, which is determined by your event minimum. The second payment, which is the largest and is determined by your estimated guest count and Disney Wedding Services, is required at 90 days prior to your wedding events. Your final payment is due 30 days prior to your wedding event date. Payments can be made via credit card payments or wire transfer. We do not offer any financing of your event.
WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT AND DISNEY RESORT HOTEL ROOM QUESTIONS
QAre guests required to stay at the Walt Disney World Resort?
AGuests are not required to stay at the Walt Disney World Resort. Although most of our wedding guests take advantage of the proximity, varied selection and uniqueness of our resorts, guests can choose to stay where they would like. We do offer many different price points for our resort guests and there is an option for almost everyone. We also offer Disney's Magical Express for guests staying at our Disney owned and operated resorts. This service provides complimentary transportation from Orlando International Airport directly to your resort.
QIs booking a hotel room block for my wedding guests an option?
AYes. We do offer the option to build a room block for your guests. To secure a hotel room block, you must commit to a minimum of 10 room nights. Your Disney Wedding Consultant can provide more details.
QAm I expected to pay for my guest's hotel rooms?
AMost of our couples have their guests select, reserve and pay for rooms on their own however, if you would like to provide rooms for your guests we can assist with this as well.
QDo my wedding guests receive specially prices theme park tickets?
AIf your guests are staying in a hotel room block, they can purchase specially priced theme park tickets. To purchase a hotel room block, you must commit to a minimum of 10 room nights. Your Disney Wedding Consultant can provide more details.
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