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Wishes Collection

Wishes Collection Wedding Questions
QWhat is the Wishes Collection and why should I choose it?
AThe Wishes Collection is our most popular collection. It provides a more traditional wedding experience for you and your guests. This option is truly customized from start to finish. You will work with your Disney Wedding Team to arrange details that meet your vision and event budget. There are two options within the Wishes Collection, the six hour experience which consists of a ceremony and a full reception and the four hour experience which consists of a ceremony and a catered meal event. For both, there are minimum expenditures required for food and beverage spending and enhancement spending. The specific requirements of both are explained here: https://www.disneyweddings.com/florida/pricing/wishes/
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 enhancement minimum expenditure?
AEnhancements are any additional event elements that you choose for Disney to provide for your wedding event. Enhancements can include things like entertainment, transportation, floral, décor, photography and videography. You will choose which elements are important to you and those element costs will go toward your enhancement requirement.
QIs there a fee for my ceremony?
AIf you choose to host your ceremony at the Walt Disney World Resort, your ceremony will have a ceremony fee. The Wedding Pavilion fee is $4,000 plus tax and all of our other locations are $3,500 plus tax. This fee does cover seating, music and sound for your ceremony. If you choose to not host a ceremony or host your ceremony at a local church, there is not a ceremony fee required. We also have the wonderful option of getting married in the Magic Kingdom Park which has a ceremony fee of $10,000 plus tax. Please contact your Wedding Consultant as dates are limited a specific restrictions 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 of $4,000. The second payment, which is the largest and is determined by your estimated guest count and enhancement requirement, 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.
QWhen can I book my event?
AOur Wishes Collection events are booked one year prior to your requested wedding date. You will work with your Wedding Consultant to determine the best time, date and location for your event prior to your one year mark. Your Consultant will take these, and two alternate choices, and prepare to request your event as soon as possible. Once your event is held, you will receive an email confirmation from your Consultant.
QCan I provide my own wedding services?
AOne of the best things about hosting your wedding here at Disney is that you can relax and let us take care of everything. If this is not the direction that is right for your wedding event, our ballroom locations do allow you to provide some of your own services. One thing to keep in mind is that all food and beverage (including wedding cake) must be provided by Disney. Also, you are able to bring in an outside photographer and/or videographer for your event at any location on property. If you choose to bring photo/video services in from an outside vendor please note that there are certain requirements required including a signed contract between your photographer and Disney and adequate proof of professional insurance. You will also be required to pay for a media guide to escort your photographer if they are shooting any of your events in one of our theme parks.
QHow is the planning done?
AWe hope you will take advantage and come to visit us for an in-person planning session and menu tasting. This one-day event typically takes place four to six months prior to your wedding date and allows you to personally see, touch and taste all of the wonderful options you have for your event. These pre-scheduled sessions take place Monday through Friday at Franck's Studio, which is located right next to the Wedding Pavilion. Do not worry if your schedule or budget does not allow for an in person planning session. Your Wedding Planner can expertly guide you through this process from afar.
QHow many rooms must I reserve to build a hotel room block?
AIf you would like to provide your guests with the ability to quickly and easily book rooms, consider reserving a hotel room block. A minimum commitment of 10 room nights is required, and with each purchased room block, the bride and the groom will receive a complimentary room night. Please talk to your Wedding Consultant to see if this option is right for you.
QHow long is the event?
AA Wishes Collection event lasts from four hours to six hours from the start of the ceremony. This length is determined by the day and time of your ceremony.
QWhen can I get married?
AWishes Collections events take place seven days a week and most days of the year. The only days we do not host wedding events are Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Ceremony times for most locations are 10:00am, 12:00noon, 2:30pm, 5:00pm and 7:30pm with the exception of our Epcot Ceremony option which begins at 9:00am.
Memories Collection Wedding Questions
QWhat is the Memories Collection and why should I choose it?
AThe Memories Collection is a ceremony and photography experience for up to 6 guests, including the couple. This event was designed for the couple who desires a beautiful ceremony with time to capture special memories with a Disney Fine Art Photographer. Our team has created a simple planning process, during which you can select your favorite floral, music, and photography elements from a specially designed planning kit.
QWhen are payments due?
AWhen you sign your Letter of Agreement, you will be required to place your event deposit of $500.00. Your final payment is required at least 30 days prior to your ceremony date. If your event is within 60 days of the execution of your contract, we will require a deposit equal to the Collection price.
QWhen can I book my event?
AThe Memories Collection events can be booked a maximum of six months from the requested ceremony date. Once your event is held, you will receive an email confirmation from your Coordinator.
QHow is the planning done?
AThe planning for your Memories Collection event is designed to be stress-free and easily completed electronically. Your Coordinator will be available to consult with you throughout the process and answer any questions you might have.
QCan I add to or change the inclusive elements of the Memories Collection?
AThe elements of the Collection cannot be changed or substituted, but you will have the chance to enhance certain Floral and Photography elements! Please note that Entertainment elements (Cinderella's Coach, characters, premium transportation, etc.) and Food & Beverage elements (cake, private catered meal, etc.) cannot be arranged with a Memories Collection event. If you are interested in these enhancements, please visit the Escape and Wishes Collection sections of the website.
QAre there a minimum number of resort rooms that must be booked to schedule my event?
AThe couple is required to stay for a total of two consecutive nights at any Disney owned and operated resort.
QHow long is the event experience?
AThe Memories Collection experience is up to one hour, including the ceremony and time with your Disney Fine Art Photographer.
QWhen can I schedule my Memories Collection event?
AMemories Collection events take place Monday through Friday at 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, or 3:00pm. Certain restrictions apply and subject to availability.
Escape Collection Wedding Questions
QWhat is the Escape Collection and why should a choose it?
AThe Escape Collection is a ceremony and cake cutting/champagne toast event for up to 20 guests, including the wedding couple. This package experience was built specifically for the couple that wants a beautiful ceremony and celebration with the simplicity of an event designed by Disney's wedding experts. Our team has created multiple cake styles and floral themes for you to select from. You can enjoy the simplicity of planning while still making it your own.
QWhen are the payments due?
AWhen you sign your letter of agreement, you will be required to place your event deposit of $1,000. Your balance (minus a portion of your deposit) is required at 30 days prior to your wedding events. We do not offer any financing of your event.
QWhen can I book my event?
AOur Escape Collection events are booked eight months prior to your requested wedding date. You will work with your Wedding Consultant to determine the best time, date and location for your event prior to your booking date. Your Consultant will take these, and two alternate choices, and prepare to request your event as soon as possible. Once your event is held, you will receive an email confirmation from your consultant.
QHow is the planning done?
AThe Escape Collection planning is worry free and can be all done electronically and/or on the phone. Your Wedding Coordinator will be there to consult you throughout the process and answer any questions you might have.
QCan I change or add to the package inclusions?
AThe elements in the collection cannot be changed or substituted. They can, however be personalized with alternate colors as in flowers or cake. Additional elements can be added to your event for an additional price. These elements can include anything from flowers to a private meal following your celebration. Your Wedding Coordinator will provide you with these options during the planning phase of your event.
QHow many nights must we reserve our room, and should I reserve a hotel room block?
AThe wedding couple is required to stay a total of 4 nights in a Disney-owned and Disney-operated Resort hotel. If you would like to provide your guests with the ability to quickly and easily book rooms, consider reserving a hotel room block. A minimum commitment of 10 room nights is required, and with each purchased room block, the bride and the groom will receive a complimentary room night. Please talk to your Wedding Consultant to see if this option is right for you.
QHow long is the event?
AOur Escape Collection event at the Wedding Pavilion last two hours and includes transportation time from the Wedding Pavilion to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. Our other locations have a one hour timeframe which includes the ceremony and celebration. Both locations include two hours of photography services.
QWhen can I get married?
AEscape Collection events take place Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Ceremony times for the Wedding Pavilion are 10:00am, 12:00noon, 2:30pm, 5:00pm Monday through Thursday and 10:00am and 12:00noon on Friday. Our other locations are 10:00am, 12:00noon, 2:30pm, and 5:00pm Monday through Friday except during daylight savings time when the 5:00pm ceremony time is not offered. We also have a wonderful option at the Canada Pavilion at Epcot which starts at 9:00am.
General Wedding Questions
QWhy should I host my wedding event at Disney?
AWhen it comes to your wedding event we are able to utilize all of Disney's resources 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 Collections from an intimate celebration for two to over three hundred. We have a variety of location options that can meet your needs.
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 Wedding Consultant can provide more details.
QDo my wedding guests receive specially priced 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 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.
QCan Disney provide all of the required services for my wedding event?
ACan Disney provide all of the required services for my wedding event? The 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?
AWhile Disney does provide complimentary transportation for your guests between the Orlando International Airport and their Disney resort hotel, as well as transportation between their Disney resort hotel and our Disney theme parks, transportation is not provided for your wedding events. We do recommend and can arrange for wedding event transportation to be one of the services provided for your events. 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. Please make sure to ask your Wedding Event Planner about these options.
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.
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. If you choose to bring these services in from an outside vendor please note that there are certain requirements required including a signed agreement between your photographer and Disney and adequate proof of professional insurance. You will also be required to pay for a media guide to escort your photographer and/or videographer if they are shooting any of your events in one of our theme parks.
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.