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If you dream of a magical wedding straight out of a fairy tale, look no further than Disney. You can be a princess for a day with an intimate ceremony or grand celebration with Mickey on the guest list, Cinderella’s Castle as your backdrop, and the crystal coach as your getaway car. You can make your wedding an immersive, destination event in a European courtyard, tropical forest, or a postcard-worthy beach.
Disney Fairy Tale Weddings has four destinations on both coasts—including one on the water. You may wed at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Resort California, on a white-sand Hawaiian beach at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, or sail the high seas on the luxurious Disney Cruise Line.
Plus, Disney parks and resorts have entire teams dedicated to making your dreams a reality with planners, fantasy cake makers, and even a dress collection. Here’s what you need to know about the cost of a once-in-a-lifetime Disney wedding.
Walt Disney World Florida Pricing
Pricing at Walt Disney World is based on overall event minimums and includes your ceremony venue fee. Event minimums start at $5,000 and this is determined by the chosen venue, day of the week, and time of the day. The most affordable venues are the Conch Key Marina, Luau Beach, Luau Pointe, and Sago Cay, which have $5,000 - $15,000 event minimums.
The next bracket of venues with event minimums of between $7,000 and $17,000 is the German Courtyard, Italy Isola, Italy Plaza, UK Courtyard, Tamu Tamu, Morocco, China, Canada Terrace, Eau de France, Terrace de Fleur, and Japan Courtyard Bonsai Promenade. Stunning venues with $8,000 – $20,000 event minimums include the Croquet Lawn, Oak Manor, Destino Plaza, the Casitas Courtyard, Sea Breeze Point, the Wedding Gazebo, or Shipwreck Beach.
On an enchanting private island, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon is available with a $10,000 - $35,000 event minimum and Magic Kingdom will put the largest dent in your wallet. A majestic ceremony around Main Street, USA with perfect views of Cinderella’s Castle will set you back between $20,000 and $50,000.
Venue fees and any additional service elements like entertainment, food, décor, photography, and transportation, can be used towards your event minimum. A day-of coordinator is always included in the price of your event at Disney World and all Disney wedding locations.
Disneyland California Pricing
For a West Coast Disney wedding, Disneyland also offers ceremonies based on minimum expenditures starting at $3,325. Your ceremony fee depends on your venue and the day of the week you choose. Food and beverage minimums are also determined by the time of day you choose (brunch, lunch, or dinner) and your venue.
Brunch costs $145 per person, lunch is $165 and dinner is $190 per person. An additional 7.75% sales tax and a 25% labor and gratuity service charge will also apply. Foodservice must meet a per person minimum based on the time of your ceremony. Additional services you can add to spruce up your dream event include a string trio, Disney characters, floral enhancements, carriages, and a crystal coach with a driver and two footmen dressed to the nines in full regalia.
Walk down the aisle amidst more than 500 rose blooms at Disneyland Resort’s premier wedding location, the Rose Court Garden. This picturesque and private location has a white gazebo and feels like a fairy tale in every sense. It accommodates two to 350 guests and has a ceremony fee of between $4,000 and $10,000.
More modest rates of $3,000 - $8,000 are on offer at Parkview Terrace, Brisa Courtyard, or the Magic Kingdom Lawn for a beautiful outdoor ceremony under the California sun. Wedding Garden and Adventure Lawn Gazebo are perfect for more intimate weddings and have ceremony fees of between $2,600 and $6,000.
Aulani Hawaii Pricing
Nothing says romantic paradise like Hawaii. Enjoy the logic-defying beauty of the Pacific Ocean at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa on O’ahu. There are two packages available for your paradise nuptials: the Pilialoha Package and the Lōkahi Package.
The Pilialoha Package caters to intimate destination wedding ceremonies of up to 18 guests in addition to the couple. This includes white garden chairs to complement the ocean backdrop, up to an hour of photography, and a wedding officiant. Splendid settings available with this package are Alohi Point, Sunset Alcove, and Kula Wai, O’ahu’s only hydrotherapy garden. Pilialoha celebrations start at $5,400. You can then enhance your experience with Hawaiian entertainment, live music, leis, tropical bouquets, and more.
The Lōkahi Package offers a completely customizable wedding experience starting at $10,600. This includes a one-hour ceremony, officiant and ceremony rehearsal, a white wedding arch and white garden chairs, a citrus water station for guests, an indoor ballroom reception, and up to two hours of professional photography.
Eight different locations are available to choose from with this package, all with ravishing, romantic vistas. A poolside soiree alongside towering palm trees is yours at the Wailana Pool, which accommodates up to 150 guests. You can dine right on the sand at Aulani Beach, or have a dinner reception at the string-lit Rainbow Reef Patio, which overlooks a 3,800 square foot snorkeling lagoon with tropical Hawaiian fish. There are indoor ballrooms, too.
Disney Cruise Line Pricing
Note: Due to COVID-19, all Disney Cruise Line departures are suspended until at least December 6, 2020.
Enjoy multiple destinations with a Disney Cruise Line wedding. There are four majestic ships to choose from: Disney Wonder, Disney Magic, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy. Or, you have a gloriously golden outdoor ceremony on Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in The Bahamas.
Disney Cruise Line weddings are designed for 18 people including the couple (with the option to add more guests at $20 per person). Onboard ceremonies start at $3,500 and Disney Castaway Cay Ceremonies start at $4,500. All packages include an officiant and a solo musician, steaming for the couple’s attire, and a cake and Champagne celebration.
The cost of a wedding celebration will be added to the cost of your cruise vacation reservation. Note that guests must also have a cruise reservation booked. The cost of your wedding does not include your guest’s room and board.