There are many expenses involved in a magical wedding at Walt Disney World Resort, including the venue, catering, photographer, decorations, entertainment, and more. But, how much does a Disney wedding cost when all is said and done? Here’s everything you need to know about Disney Fairy Tale Weddings and what you can expect to pay.

What are Disney Fairy Tale Weddings?

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons is a program that offers wedding and honeymoon services at Walt Disney World Resort. Whatever your dream wedding venue is, they have it, from outdoor gardens to waterside vistas to castle backdrops. Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings will help you fulfill your dreams of getting married at Disney World.

You can contact them directly or connect with an experienced Disney vacation planner to help you plan and book every aspect of your Disney World wedding at no cost. We recommend the Disney experts at The Vacationeer. Find out more about Disney weddings and get a free quote HERE!

What is the Minimum Cost of a Disney Wedding?

If you’re planning on tying the knot at Disney World, you may wonder how much it will cost.

Disney World’s minimum wedding event fee starts at $7,500 and reaches $50,000 depending on the venue, day of the week, and event time. For example, if you want to get married at Magic Kingdom on a Saturday evening, the minimum spend will be much higher than if you choose to get married at a Disney resort on a Wednesday morning.

The cost of a Disney wedding will also depend on how many guests you invite, taxes, gratuities, and other factors — but the lowest base price will cost at least $7,500.

Of course, there are ways to save money on your Disney wedding. You can opt for a less popular venue or time slot, invite fewer people, or choose to have your reception off-site. No matter your budget, there’s sure to be a Disney wedding perfect for you.

What is the Average Cost of a Disney World Wedding?

Walt Disney World Resort weddings range between $7,500 and $100,000, but the average cost of a Disney wedding is around $30,000.

Costs of Disney weddings depend on a variety of factors. A comprehensive wedding package involving a premier venue, peak date and time, catering, flowers, music, entertainment, transportation, and many guests can cost more than twice as much as the average. On the other hand, an off-peak wedding without many extras can be considerably less expensive than the average.

What is the Cost Structure of a Disney Fairy Tale Wedding?

For Walt Disney World, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings has a unique pricing structure. Essentially, the team at Disney Weddings will set an event minimum expenditure limit that you must meet. That event minimum is determined by the ceremony venue you want to use, the day of the week, and the time of day you want to get married. 

Generally, lower minimums apply to weekdays, while higher minimums apply to holidays and weekends.

Besides the cost of your Disney wedding venue, Disney Wedding Services can help you meet your minimum event budget. Food and beverage, photography, floral arrangement, decor, transportation, and entertainment are all Disney Wedding Services that you may use to satisfy your event minimum expenditure. Below we will discuss these topics in greater detail.

Event Minimums at Disney Wedding Venues

Different venues have different event minimums. The least expensive venues have event minimums between $7,500 and $10,000 (with ceremony venue fees of $3,500). These include Conch Key Marina and Crescent Cove.

The majority of Disney World’s wedding venues have an event minimum of between $10,000 and $20,000. Venues in this tier include locations throughout the park and in Epcot’s World Showcase.

At Disney’s Yacht Club Resort’s Shipwrecked Bay (along Crescent Lake), for example, there is an event minimum of $10,000 to $20,000, depending on the wedding date (which includes a $5,000 venue fee).

On the higher end, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion has a $6,000 wedding venue fee with an event minimum of $12,500 to $35,000.

Some theme park locations are available, such as Tower of Terror, Tree of Life, and Pandora, with minimums of between $15,000 and $25,000.

The three most expensive wedding venues are at Magic Kingdom, with ceremony fees ranging from $15,000 to $30,000 and event minimums ranging from $20,000 to $50,000.

It is crucial to remember that your event minimum can include many costs. For example, if you want to get married in the Magic Kingdom East Plaza, the event minimum would range between $20,000 and $50,000 depending on the time of day you get married, the date you want to get married, and other factors. The event minimum will include the $25,000 venue fee and any additional expenses you decide to add, such as food, decorations, flowers, and entertainment.

With that overview, let’s look at the wedding venue locations in more detail.

Locations and Costs of Disney World Wedding Venues

Walt Disney World Resort offers more than two dozen wedding venues. Below we list the locations you can choose from, as well as the event minimum range, ceremony venue fee, and a short description of the actual wedding location.

Magic Kingdom Wedding

Almost anything is possible, including getting married in front of Cinderella Castle | Image © Disney

Event Minimums from $7,500 – $10,000

Conch Key Marina

  • A pathway near the marina
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $3,500

Crescent Cove

  • A beach near a lighthouse with two sections of chairs
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $3,500

Marina Patio & Terrace

  • A wedding arch graces the patio of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa overlooking the marina
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $3,500

Sago Cay

  • With an old-fashioned streetlamp and cast iron guardrail, a shady brick path leads to the Seven Seas Lagoon and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $3,500

Event Minimums from $10,000 – $17,000

Japan Courtyard Bonsai Promenade

  • Maples surround a serene courtyard at Epcot’s Japan Pavilion
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,500

 China

  • The China Pavilion is decorated for a wedding ceremony with candles and rose petals.
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,500

Germany Courtyard

  • In the Germany Pavilion, two sections of chairs face tall buildings
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,500

 Italy Isola

  • Tables are set up in a courtyard next to World Showcase Lagoon
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,500

Italy Plaza

  • Courtyard with a long aisle leading to a raised platform
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,500

Morocco

  • There is a grand archway in a flower-filled courtyard
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,500

Place de Remy

  • The courtyard venue features a bubbling fountain and vignettes themed after Paris
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,500

Tamu Tamu

  • A centerpiece of tall candlesticks adorns round tables
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,500

Terrace des Fleurs

  • Stunning upper terrace near Seine-inspired waterways
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,500

UK Courtyard

  • A lawn with chairs, a hedge, and a canopy decorated for a ceremony
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,500

Event Minimums from $10,000 – $20,000

Casitas Courtyard

  • A large water fountain in a courtyard with rose petals leads to a semicircle of chairs at Disney’s Coronado Springs
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,000

Croquet Lawn

  • An aisle leads to a small round table on a lawn surrounded by trees at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,000

Destino Plaza

  • Arrangement of lawn chairs facing a large building and nearby the shimmering lake at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,000

Wedding Gazebo

  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort has two sections of chairs facing a gazebo
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,000

Oak Manor

  • On the lawn at Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside, an oak tree and fountain set the scene for an outdoor wedding.
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,000

Sea Breeze Point

  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn has a large gazebo with an altar and rows of chairs
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,000

Shipwreck Beach

  • In this Disney’s Yacht Club and Disney’s Beach Club location, a round table sits on a beach with a view of the water and Disney’s BoardWalk on the opposite shore of Crescent Lake.
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $5,000

Event Minimums from $12,500 – $35,000

Disney’s Wedding Pavilion

  • Romantic archways and stunning views of Seven Seas Lagoon set the scene at this Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa wedding chapel
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $6,000

From an intimate gathering to a grand affair, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion is surrounded by beautiful scenes of nature, making it the perfect spot for any event.

 

Event Minimums from $15,000 – $25,000

Tower of Terror

  • An altar, chairs, and flowers are set up in front of the Hollywood Tower Hotel!
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $7,500

Tree of Life

  • Candles and flowers adorn two rows of benches that lead to this iconic illuminated tree.
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $7,500

Pandora – The World of Avatar 

  • The World of Avatar’s Pandora The World of Avatar wedding space features a waterfall coming from a floating mountain
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $7,500

Event Minimums from $20,000 – $50,000

Magic Kingdom East Plaza

  • An outdoor wedding venue set with floral arrangements and chairs features Cinderella Castle as a backdrop!
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $25,000

Magic Kingdom Train Station

  • Cinderella Castle and a train station provide beautiful backdrops for a wedding ceremony.
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $15,000

Magic Kingdom After Hours

  • With rows of chairs and flowers, an enchanting castle is the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony.
  • Ceremony Venue Fee: $30,000

Remember that different venues can accommodate varying numbers of guests. Some venues can only host ceremonies, while others can only host receptions or ceremonies.

How much does a Disney wedding cost at any one of these venues when you include dining, decor, and other magical elements? Are there any questions you would like to ask about these venues?

Contact The Vacationeer for a free, no-obligation price quote and have all your questions answered by a Disney expert. With their help, you can plan and book your magical Disney wedding and save time and money in the process.

How Much Does Food Cost at a Disney Wedding?

The Food & Beverage Services wedding package can include any combination of pre-reception, reception, cake, and bar service. A per-person minimum is required for this service.

Disney currently imposes per-person minimums for brunch, lunch, and dinner based on the event time. The base prices can increase as you add more features.

Disney wedding food and beverage minimums are as follows:

  • $140 per person for brunch
  • $175 per person for lunch
  • $210 per person for dinner

You’ll also need to account for the 6.5% sales tax and 25% labor/gratuity service charge.

Food and beverage options for Disney weddings include:

  • Plated Menus:  You can serve your wedding guests various delicious courses at their table with this traditional dining option.
  • Buffet and Food Station Menus:  Guests can enjoy various sumptuous flavors and tasty treats with buffets and food stations.
  • Beverage Service Options:  Various beverage service options are available for your event, including hosted bar packages, hosted bars, and cash bars.
  • Desserts:  You can enhance your event with specialty sweets or a dessert party featuring menus inspired by the magical setting.
  • Cakes:  Choose one of the specialty cakes or have a design created just for you to sweeten your celebration.

What Does a Disney Wedding Include?

A Disney wedding requires a minimum expenditure amount. There are separate fees for every aspect of a Disney wedding, but you can combine these fees to reach your minimum spending requirement.

Because everything is paid separately, Disney weddings technically do not include anything. Everything you add to your wedding package will count towards meeting your event minimum, but it’s not included and will cost you. It is necessary to pay a venue fee for the ceremony, as well as a food minimum per guest, but Disney Wedding Services are added at your discretion.

It’s Disney, so you can arrange for Mickey and Minnie (or other Disney characters) to visit your wedding or arrange for Cinderella’s coach to arrive at your ceremony. Additionally, you can add themed decor for the ceremony and reception, arrange for a private fireworks display, hire entertainers for the event, arrange for special portrait sessions, etc.

Disney doesn’t list prices online for many of its special extras, so you’ll have to speak with a Disney specialist about them. Contact The Vacationeer to start planning your Disney wedding today.

What Elements Can You Add to a Disney Wedding?

A Disney wedding can include a variety of features, depending on what you and your fiancé want. You can add special touches to your wedding day with a horse-drawn carriage ride, a fireworks display, or even a visit from some of your favorite Disney characters.

As part of your Disney Weddings minimum expenditure, you can use the Ceremony Venue Fee as well as any or all of the following Disney Weddings Service elements:

Dining

Food & Beverage Services are subject to a minimum order per person based on the time of the event, which includes pre-reception, reception, cake, and bar service. A minimum of $140 per person is required for brunch, $175 for lunch, and $210 for dinner.

Photo and Video

Skilled photographers and videographers will capture every magical moment at your Disney wedding. Specialty portrait sessions are also available. Prices vary depending on the services provided.

Floral

Choose the bouquets and embellishments that will best reflect your wedding theme. Let Disney’s floral designers create boutonnieres, corsages, and bouquets for your bridesmaids. The price of wedding flowers varies according to the package you select.

Entertainment

Whether you want classical music, lively bands, or a modern DJ, you will find the music to make your Disney wedding magical.

Also available are comedic and theatrical actors and fun enhancements like private fireworks and confetti cannons!

For an additional fee and extra Disney magic, you can invite Mickey, Minnie, and other Disney characters to your wedding reception, which is sure to delight guests of all ages.

Transportation

Live out the fairytale by arriving at your wedding in Cinderella’s coach, pulled by stately ponies. If you prefer, a Landau coach drawn by a quarter horse and chauffeured by a man in a formal morning coat can transport you to your wedding ceremony.

If you prefer something with an engine, you can rent a vintage Rolls-Royce, a Ford Model A, or a limousine for your wedding. For larger wedding parties, you can rent motorcoaches to shuttle guests between resorts and the wedding venue.

Costs vary based on the services provided.

Remember, the add-on costs listed above will count toward your Disney World wedding minimum fee. Whatever you choose, a Disney wedding is sure to be an unforgettable event!

How Far Out Can You Book a Disney Wedding?

The answer to this question depends on several factors, including which Disney Wedding venue you select and whether or not you are booking a peak season date.

You can book your Disney World wedding ceremony and full reception up to one year in advance. It is possible to book other wedding events up to 10 months in advance.

Early booking will ensure you have the best choice of dates and venues.

This content aims to be informative and helpful in planning your dream Disney wedding. For more specific information about booking a Disney wedding, don’t hesitate to contact The Vacationeer. They will be able to provide you with tailored information and assistance based on your individual needs and preferences.

How Much Does It Cost to Get Married in Front of Cinderella Castle?

A wedding in front of Cinderella Castle is a Disney fan’s dream come true. You have several options if you want to get married near this iconic Walt Disney World location, but it will cost you a pretty penny.  Event minimums range from $20,000 – $50,000 depending on the location, date, and time of day.

The three Magic Kingdom wedding venues for Disney Fairy Tale Weddings are:

  • Located in Magic Kingdom East Plaza, this outdoor wedding venue features floral arrangements and chairs with Cinderella Castle as a backdrop. The Ceremony Venue Fee is $25,000.
  • At the Magic Kingdom Train Station, Cinderella Castle and train station combine to create an idyllic fairytale wedding setting. The Ceremony Venue Fee is $15,000.
  • Weddings at Magic Kingdom After Hours are private and magical, with rows of chairs and flowers and, of course, the Castle as a background. The Ceremony Venue Fee is $30,000.

If your dream is to marry at the most magical place on earth, it may be worth the splurge.

Can You Secretly Get Married at Disney World?

While it might technically be possible to have a secret wedding at Disney World, it’s unlikely to be permitted so we don’t recommend it. Anything that draws attention runs the risk of being shut down, and nobody wants their Disney wedding interrupted by Security! Disney World is considered private property, and blatant rule violations can result in ejection from the parks and even criminal trespass warnings.

Engagements, on the other hand, are fair game. They happen often all around Disney World, usually without any prior coordination with Disney. For example, several people spontaneously pop the question each day in front of Cinderella Castle. Of course, if you want to do something really special, there are plenty of options, from organizing something ahead of time at restaurants to paying for “enchanting extras.” Note that Disney characters will not participate in the “asking” portion of a marriage proposal, but for a price they can certainly help celebrate after the proposal is accepted.

How Much Is It to Rent Out Disney for a Day?

Guests cannot rent out Walt Disney World Resort in its entirety. There would be significant disruption to how travelers book and plan their trips if the resort was closed for a day.

How Can You Save Money on a Disney Wedding?

The cost of your Disney World wedding will depend on factors like the venue, the time of year you choose to get married, and how many guests you plan on inviting. If you’re looking to save money, opt for an off-season wedding or book your event mid-week when crowds are smaller, and prices are lower.

You can also save money by DIYing some decorations and using cheaper alternatives to traditional wedding items. Check with Disney or The Vacationeer to confirm what you can and cannot bring into the park.

Overall, it is possible to have a beautiful and magical Disney World wedding without breaking the bank. No matter what options and pricing you decide, a Disney wedding will be an unforgettable experience for you and your guests!

The cost of honeymoons at Disney is significantly lower than that of weddings, so you may want to consider getting married somewhere else and then spending your first week as newlyweds at Walt Disney World. There are plenty of romantic Disney resorts for couples and fun and free things to do for adults.

Are There Other Disney Wedding options besides Disney World?

Of course! You can get married at other Disney destinations, such as having a wedding at Disneyland in California, Aulani in Hawaii, and even getting married onboard a Disney Cruise. Reach out to your Disney travel provider for all the options and learn how to start your own fairy tale today!.

Disney Cruise Castaway Cay Wedding

A beautiful backdrop for your wedding at Disney's Castaway Cay

How Much Will Your Disney Wedding Package Cost?

Working with experienced Disney travel agents like those at The Vacationeer will ensure you receive the most magical wedding possible. Their services can assist you in planning and booking everything related to your wedding, regardless of whether you want a simple or lavish affair.

Every Disney wedding is unique, so it’s impossible to guess the cost of a fairytale Disney wedding. We recommend giving your requirements to The Vacationeer, and from there, they can provide you with an accurate Disney wedding package estimate. Click HERE to get started!

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