How Much Does a Disney Wedding Cost?

There’s nothing quite as magical as your wedding day, except maybe getting married in the most magical place on Earth. If you’ve ever dreamed of a real “happily ever after,” you may be wondering what it would cost for a fairy tale wedding at Disney World. 

Weddings at Walt Disney World (FL) start at $7,500, and $10,000 at Disneyland (CA). Depending on the venue and date, minimums may be up to $50,000. Disney wedding experts can handle catering, flowers, and decor with food and beverage service ranging from $140 to $210 per guest plus tax and gratuity.

How Much Does a Disney Wedding Really Cost?

Having a fairy tale wedding doesn’t come cheap. You won’t find a wedding venue at Disney for under $7,500, but the true cost for the whole package will end up being much more than that. The price for the wedding is primarily based on the venue. 

Many people envision a wedding at Disney right in front of Cinderella’s castle, which Disney offers if you’re willing and able to pay the $50k minimum. Still, there are plenty of gorgeous venues all over the Walt Disney World Resort and parks to say “I do.” 

Cost for a Florida Disney Wedding Ceremony

If you’re getting married in Florida, Walt Disney World is a beautiful and magical place to tie the knot. Disney World weddings start at $7,500 for the venue, but range all the way up to $50,000. 

Let’s take a look at the different venue options and the pricing. Keep in mind that the pricing listed is just for the ceremony venue, and doesn’t include any extras like food, drinks, flowers, photography, etc. 

Venues with Event Minimums $7,500 to $10,000 (based on day of the week and time of day)

Conch Key Marina ($3,500) offers a waterside view of Cinderella’s Castle and is an elegant ceremony venue for up to 4 guests plus the couple. It’s located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

Crescent Cove ($3,500) offers a beachside wedding right on the shores of Crescent Lake. Located at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort, this venue is available for ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and farewell brunches. It can accommodate 10-38 guests, including the happy couple. 

Crescent Cove at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort

Marina Patio & Terrace ($3,500) is a romantic waterfront setting overlooking a classic marina and with views of Cinderella’s Castle. Located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the look here is elegant and timeless.

It’s perfect for hosting ceremonies, receptions, and dessert parties. This venue can accommodate up to 100 guests, including the couple, so it’s great for larger parties. 

Sago Cay ($3,500) is another waterfront venue with views of Cinderella’s Castle from across the Seven Seas Lagoon. Located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, this charming venue is surrounded by lush shade trees and immaculate landscaping.

It’s available for ceremonies only and can accommodate up to 30 guests plus the couple.  

Sago Cay at Disney’s Grand Floridian

Venues with Event Minimums $10,000 to $17,000 

If you want to get married inside one of the Disney parks, you’re going to be looking at a minimum spend of $10,000 to $17,000, depending on which day of the week your event is scheduled and the time of day or night. 

Let’s take a look at some of the different venues available within this price range so you can get a better idea of what to expect. Remember, the prices listed for each location are just the ceremony venue fees and do not include any additional services. 

Keep in mind these in-park venues within this price range may only be available for early morning ceremonies (before the park opens). Nighttime after-hours events are typically much more expensive.

Japan Courtyard Bonsai Promenade ($5,500) is elegant, tranquil, and truly unique. Located inside EPCOT, this venue can host your wedding ceremony and may accommodate 10-150 guests, in addition to the couple.

You and your guests will enjoy immaculate gardens, koi ponds, and bubbling streams as you say “I do.” 

Japan Courtyard Bonsai Promenade at EPCOT (Image source: Disneyweddings.com)

China ($5,500) is also located inside Disney’s EPCOT park. This venue displays stunning, bold colors and traditional Chinese architecture combined with tranquil gardens and lotus ponds.

It’s a one-of-a-kind spot to take your vows. The China pavilion can accommodate up to 58 guests, plus the couple, and is available for ceremonies only. 

Expanded France Pavilion at EPCOT

Germany Courtyard ($5,500)

located inside EPCOT, this Bavarian village will take you and your guests back to a lively medieval square straight out of a classic fairy tale. You’ll enjoy cobblestone streets, bright flower boxes, fountains, and quaint, colorful architecture. This ceremony venue can accommodate up to 50 guests, plus the couple.

Tamu Tamu ($5,500)

Tamu Tamu is an African village courtyard surrounded by romantic trees and an incredible wildlife preserve. Located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, this venue is available for ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. The location can accommodate 10-80 guests, including the couple.

Morocco ($5,500)

The Morocco Pavilion takes guests straight into the world of Aladdin’s homeland when they enter this exotic and mysterious pavilion. The Morocco pavilion is stunning, with authentic architecture, ornate details, and exotic trees and plants.

It’s one of the most authentic pavilions inside EPCOT’s World Showcase. This venue is available for ceremonies only and can accommodate 10-120 guests, plus the couple.

Venues with Event Minimums $10,000 to $20,000

These are some of the more romantic Walt Disney World Resort venues with event minimums ranging from $10k to $20k depending on the day of the week and time of day. 

These venues charge $5,000 just for the ceremony fee. 

VenueLocationEvent TypeGuest Count
Croquet LawnDisney’s BoardWalk InnCeremonies, Receptions10-200
Casitas CourtyardDisney’s Coronado Springs ResortCeremonies, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Farewell Brunches10-200
Destino PlazaDisney’s Coronado Springs ResortCeremonies, Receptions10-150
Wedding GazeboDisney’s Yacht Club ResortCeremoniesUp to 120
Oak ManorDisney’s Port Orleans Resort – RiversideCeremonies10-150
Sea Breeze PointDisney’s BoardWalk ResortCeremonies, ReceptionsUp to 68
Shipwreck BeachDisney’s Yacht & Beach Club ResortsCeremonies, Receptions,Rehearsal Dinners,Farewell BrunchesUp to 1,000

Venues with Event Minimums $15,000 to $25,000

To get married at one of the most iconic park locations, you’ll need to get your checkbook out and add at least three zeroes.

These venues have event minimums of $15k to $25k depending on the day of the week and time of your event. 

Locations With a $7,500 Venue Fee

Tower of Terror

This is a one-of-a-kind venue for your ceremony, taking place in the outdoor courtyard in front of the old Hollywood hotel. You’ll transport your guests back in time to the 1930’s for an immersive experience.

Ceremonies start 1.5 hours after the park closes, so you’ll get the VIP experience of being there with just your guests. This location can accommodate up to 100 guests. 

Tree of Life

This is the iconic centerpiece that you see when you enter Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. The incredible tree is sculpted with flawless detail and puts on an enthralling light display.

Ceremonies here take place in the evening after the park closes, and allows you to say your vows under the stars and surrounded by nature’s backdrop. The number of guests varies, so check with a Disney Wedding Consultant to find out more information. 

Pandora – the World of Avatar

For something truly unique, you can get married inside Disney’s Pandora located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This magical venue will transport you and your guests off-world, to a place filled with stunning plant life, lighting, and details straight out of the movie Avatar.

The stunning colors and scenery will give you and your guests something unique to remember for years to come. 

Disneyland California Wedding Cost 

The pricing for weddings at Disneyland California is close to what you find at Walt Disney World in Florida, but there are far fewer venues to choose from.

Their location minimums all start at $10,000, and any of the wedding services, elements, and ceremony venue fees can contribute to meeting the minimum spend. 

Disneyland Wedding Venues

VenueLocationEvent TypeGuest Count
Rose Court GardenDisneyland HotelCeremonies, Receptions2-350
Brisa CourtyardDisney’s Grand Californian Hotel & SpaCeremonies, Receptions2-100
Adventure Lawn GazeboDisneyland HotelCeremonies2-18
Parkview TerraceDisney’s Grand Californian Hotel & SpaCeremonies2-100
Wedding GardenDisney’s Grand Californian Hotel & SpaCeremonies2-80

How Much is a Disney Fairytale Wedding?

A Disney Fairytale Wedding may cost up to $50,000 depending on just how magical you want the event to be. 

However, not every fairytale wedding costs more than most Americans make in a year. It’s possible to host a Disney wedding for under $10,000 if you’re willing to do an early morning ceremony or get married on a weekday. 

Still, most people would consider a true “fairytale” wedding to include all the bells and whistles, like riding in Cinderella’s Coach and saying “I do” in front of the castle. 

The wedding that Disney calls their “real-life fairy tale” involves an exclusive after-hours ceremony in the park, right in front of the iconic castle. If you’ve never been on Disney’s Main Street after dark, it really is something special with all the lights and details. 

The bride rides down Main Street, U.S.A. in Cinderella’s Coach, and is assisted out of the carriage right at the foot of Cinderella’s Castle – just like a real Disney princess. 

The venue is available for both ceremonies and receptions, and can accommodate 10 to 300 guests. Plus, guests get to take in the sights and wonders of Disney’s Magic Kingdom park without all the crowds of tourists. 

How Much Does it Cost to Get Married at Cinderella’s Castle? 

Getting married at Cinderella’s Castle is one of the most expensive Disney weddings available. But, if you’re looking for a real life fairy tale, there’s really nothing else like it. The ceremony fee alone is $30,000 for this venue. Depending on the day and time, the event minimum could be up to $50,000.

A wedding in front of the iconic Cinderella Castle requires hosting your event after the park closes, making it all the more romantic under the night’s sky. 

However, you can get married in another venue with views of the Castle and save a little money.

For example, Magic Kingdom East Plaza has a ceremony venue fee of $25,000 (compared to $30k), and the Magic Kingdom Train Station is $15,000. Both of these have the opportunity to have the Castle in the backdrop for your event. 

Disney Wedding Cost with Fireworks

If you really want to go all-out for your fairytale wedding, you may want to include a fireworks show to celebrate the happy couple. Disney offers a private firework display (depending on the location), but it’s going to cost extra. 

Most couples add a Disney Dessert Party with fireworks to their wedding package, and these add-ons are available at different locations around the Walt Disney World Resort.

Keep in mind that while they’re called “dessert parties,” they can be any event where food and beverages are served, like a cocktail hour or dinner with drinks. 

You can host a dessert party in the park during the fireworks show at EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. For Magic Kingdom’s fireworks, you’ll host at Disney’s Grand Floridian Marina or the Contemporary Convention Center’s Porte Cochere. 

Typically, you’ll have to meet a minimum spend of $75 per person for food and beverage costs for the dessert party, plus any venue-specific minimums. 

Here’s an example: 

Happily Ever After Fireworks Show (located at the Contemporary)

  • $1,500 minimum or $75 per person at the West Rotunda
  • $2,500 minimum or $75 per person at Porte-Cochere
  • $1,452 for Happily Ever After soundtrack piped in for fireworks display

Disney Wedding Chapel Cost (Disney’s Wedding Pavilion)

Disney’s Wedding Pavilion is one of the most iconic and romantic venues to host a Disney wedding. It’s located right on the shores of Disney’s Seven Seas Lagoon on its own romantic private island. It’s what Disney refers to as their “premier wedding destination.”

Hosting a wedding ceremony at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion costs $6,000 just to use the venue for the ceremony. Then, you’ll have to meet an event minimum of $12,500 to $35,000 depending on the day of the week and time of day. 

Having your wedding on a weekend or holiday will cost closer to the top end of the price scale, while early mornings and weekdays will be on the lower end. 

The wedding chapel is located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and it can accommodate up to 250 guests. 

How Much is a Disney Wedding Per Person?

In addition to the ceremony venue fee, you also need to consider the costs for food and beverages for your guests. These costs can add up quickly, and it may cause you to think twice about inviting your mom’s friend’s cousin’s sister, after all. 

Food and beverage costs in Walt Disney World, Florida, range from $140 per person to $210 per person. At Disneyland California, the prices range from $145 per person to $190 per person. 

The prices vary depending on whether you’re serving brunch, lunch, or dinner. It may include pre-reception food and beverages (like a cocktail hour), cake service, or bar service. Depending on the day and time of your event, there could be a per person minimum that you’ll be required to meet. 

Venues offer plated menus, buffet-style menus, food stations, hosted bar services, cash bar services, dessert parties, cake service, and more. 

In addition to the per person rate, you also need to budget for sales tax and gratuity. 

At Disney World (FL), a 6.5% sales tax will be added to your total, along with a 25% labor and gratuity service charge. 

At Disneyland (CA), you’ll pay an extra 7.75% sales tax and 23% labor and gratuity service charge. 

The Bottom Line

Hosting a fairy tale wedding comes with a price tag that may feel less than magical. Still, for a couple that loves Disney, you really can’t put a value on the experience of saying “I do” in such a unique place. 

Weddings are the time for photos that will last a lifetime, good times with friends and family, and excellent food. You want your guests to have a fun and memorable experience, and you want to feel like you’re living in a real-life fairy tale. Disney weddings do all those things, and more. 

So, if you can find options that fit your budget, we say go for it! Plus, who wouldn’t want to get married in the happiest place on Earth? It’s the place where dreams really do come true, after all. 

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