LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The charm and romance of a Victorian summerhouse — steps away from flagship Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa — is the storybook setting of Disney’s Wedding Pavilion for couples to pledge their love at Walt Disney World Resort.
Built on an exclusive island surrounded by Seven Seas Lagoon, the elegant pavilion offers the quintessential fairy tale setting for the perfect union. Swaying palm trees and lush landscapes envelop the solarium, which offers a picturesque backdrop of Cinderella Castle.
Located south of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the 300-seat, non-denominational wedding pavilion can accommodate an intimate gathering of two to the grandest ball.
Traditionally recognized as a top-ranked wedding and honeymoon destination, Walt Disney World Resort is now a wedding destination with approximately 1,200 couples tying the knot each year. Beyond Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, nuptials at Walt Disney World Resort also take place in outdoor garden settings, gazebos and courtyards, as well as indoor resort locations. All told, more than 50,000 couples have married at Walt Disney World Resort.
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 high-tech planning studio is elegantly styled with French provincial furniture and antique portraits in gilt. Classical music plays quietly in the background. Franck’s has Disney wedding experts who custom-design each event. Brides-to-be can select all the elements that comprise a storybook wedding: music, entertainment, photography, candelabras, centerpieces, sample specialty linens, fresh floral arrangements, world-class cuisine, cakes and guest books.
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 Downtown Disney. Family members also can enjoy the excitement of staying at a Walt Disney World hotel with specially priced accommodations.
For information about Disney Fairy Tale Weddings, guests may visit disneyweddings.com or call 321/939-4623.