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The Top 6 Walt Disney World Wedding Locations to Say “I Do”

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Most people know that you can get married on Disney property. But did you know that Walt Disney World has over 35 wedding locations to choose from or that they all offer very unique features and atmospheres? With so many options scattered over 40 square miles of magic, it’s easy to get lost in the details. Fortunately, presented to you in no particular order, are the top 6 locations to get married in Walt Disney World and each of their pros and cons.

1.  Disney’s Wedding Pavilion – Grand Floridian Resort & Spa 

Disney's Wedding Pavilion

Image: Disney

When people think about Disney Weddings, the first image that usually pops into their heads is that of the Disney Wedding Pavilion. Most will recall having heard of the wedding pavilion while riding the monorail, which proudly boasts that “couples may exchange vows in a fairy tale setting.”

Located at the luxurious Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the Disney Wedding Pavilion is the happiest little chapel on earth and it is, by far, the most popular location to hold a wedding in Disney property. With a beautiful location on the Seven Seas Lagoon and a view of Cinderella’s Castle (Oh, really? Oh, yes!) it’s hard to imagine a wedding day being less than perfect at the Disney Wedding Pavilion.

Pros:

Available for Escape and Wishes wedding packages

Indoors

Incredible views

Live-streaming video capabilities

Organ music

Comfortable seating

Cons:

Popularity makes venue difficult to book

Added fee for Escape wedding package

2.  Wedding Gazebo – Yacht Club Resort 

Disney's Wedding Gazebo

Image: Disney

Located at the Yacht Club Resort, the little white Wedding Gazebo is one of Disney Wedding’s best hidden gems. This quaint locale is situated in a small rose garden just before the bridge over to the Swan and Dolphin Hotels and the Boardwalk Inn. In fact, if you didn’t know it was there, you just might miss it.

One of the best things about the Wedding Gazebo (aside from it’s sweeping views and perfectly trimmed hedges) is the interaction from guests at the resort. The Yacht Club’s balconies face the rose garden and often you will hear guests who oh, ah, and cheer at the weddings below, adding a touch you can only get at a location like this.

Oh, and one last thing; if you plan it right, you can have your reception on the beach and watch the Illuminations fireworks. Just a little added bonus.

Pros:

Available for Escape and Wishes wedding packages

Convenient location

Quaint Disney feel

Incredible views

Outside guests often watch ceremony from resort balconies

Cons:            

Outdoors

Partially obstructed view of the ceremony

Additional lighting required after sunset

3.  Italy Plaza – Italy Pavilion, Epcot 

Italy Pavilion

Image: Disney

Ti amo! That’s how you say, “I love you” in Italian and you’ll definitely be saying it to this wedding location. Believe it or not, you can get married in Italy and Disney World at the same time. All you have to do is say “I do” to the Italy Pavilion in Epcot.

This is a location that’s hard to beat and hundreds of couples every year exchange vows in this breathtaking setting. Though you can get married in other World Showcase pavilions, what makes the Italy Pavilion so special is the fact that it is built around a raised platform, giving off the illusion that the facades are there as a backdrop to the ceremony. No other pavilion showcases a couple quite like Italy.

Pros:

Get married in Italy without actually paying to go to Italy

Raised platform makes ceremony easy to see

Access to Epcot for portrait and group photos

An Italian-themed reception sounds pretty delicious

Cons:

Only available for Wishes wedding package

Outdoors

Morning weddings only

Additional fee for guest transport into park

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I attended a wedding at Sea Breeze Point. It was beautiful and really romantic with the violin player.

My wife and I really want to renew our vows at some stage at Disney. We just got married last year, so this is a long way off, but it holds a very special place in our hearts. Grand Floridian is the overwhelming favourite. Stunning venue.

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