Thinking of a Disney Wedding? If we never had to worry about the cost, most of us Disney fans would probably be getting married at a dream Disney destination, like Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom, the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the World Showcase at EPCOT, or Disney’s stunning resort in Hawaii, Aulani. We all know that Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings can be pretty pricey.
But how much is a Disney wedding? If you are planning a Disney destination wedding or honeymoon, we can help. Here’s a price breakdown of how much a Disney wedding really costs and what you can expect to pay depending on where you want to have your special day. A Disney destination wedding can be held at a number of locations around the world, but for our purposes, we’ve sorted the most popular options.
The options we go over in this article include Disney Fairy Tale Weddings at Disneyland in California, Walt Disney World in Florida, Disney Cruise Line ships and Castaway Cay, and Aulani in Hawaii.
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings
The official Disney Fairy Tale Weddings website shares the following description in order to get brides and grooms excited for their magical event:
Memories to cherish forever are about to be made. Each Disney wedding destination offers something unique, something any couple can get excited about and something all your guests can enjoy. World-famous theme parks, award-winning Resort hotels and luxury ocean liners can’t help but make your celebration magical and the perfect prelude to the rest of your lives together. Decide where your fairy tale will begin.
Disney’s team of wedding specialists truly makes it their mission to give you and your other half the ultimate Best Day Ever. Your wedding planner can find something in your budget spanning from an entire wedding inspired by Cinderella or you want more subtle touches of Disney magic, Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding planners will make it happen for you and your Disney groom or Disney bride.
But a wedding at a Disney destination doesn’t have to be out of reach. Disney offers a wide variety of pricing and venue options in order to make sure that Disney fans of all ages and budgets can afford a special day. You can spend tens of thousands of dollars on a wedding at Magic Kingdom, or you can spend a few thousand dollars to have a small ceremony on a Disney Cruise ship. Whatever you choose, your day is sure to be magical, thanks to your Disney wedding planner that can help every step of the way.
Weddings at Walt Disney World
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings offers several price tiers depending on what your wedding budget is and where on Disney World property you would prefer to tie the knot. The prices vary depending on the size of the venue and how many guests can be accommodated. Some venues will accommodate less than 10 guests while others will allow for dozens. You can find a full list of pricing for Disney weddings at Disney World in Florida online here. But to give you an idea of what you can expect to pay, here’s a breakdown.
Because Disney World is massive and hosts a variety of options when it comes to ceremony and reception venues, Disney sorts the locations into different categories based on price minimums. Below are the different wedding package price options that vary based on location:
- Locations with event minimums $5,000-$15,000, such as Luau Beach at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort or Conch Key Marina at the Grand Floridian
- Locations with event minimums $7,000-$17,000, such as the China Pavilion, the France Pavilion, or other pavilions in the World Showcase at EPCOT
- Locations with event minimums $8,000-$20,000, such as the Wedding Gazebo at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort or Destino Plaza at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
- Locations with event minimums $10,000-$35,000, such as Disney’s Wedding Pavilion
- Locations with event minimums $15,000-$25,000, such as the Hollywood Tower of Terror or the Tree of Life
- Locations with event minimums $25,000-$50,000, such as the Magic Kingdom Train Station, Magic Kingdom After Hours, or Cinderella Castle
Weddings at Disneyland
Disneyland is the Disney Park that started it all. So why wouldn’t you want to get married at the Happiest Place on Earth if you’re a massive Disney fan? Depending on your budget and where exactly on Disneyland Resort property you would prefer to celebrate your love, you can find a wedding ceremony and reception location that’s right for you. Just like at Disney World, wedding venues can range in how many guests they are able to accommodate, so keep that in mind.
Click here for a full list of pricing for Disneyland weddings, or read a breakdown of what you can expect to pay below:
- Locations with ceremony fees $2,600-$6,000, such as the Wedding Garden at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa
- Locations with ceremony fees $3,000-$8,000, such as the Magic Kingdom Lawn at the Disneyland Hotel
- Locations with ceremony fees $4,000-$10,000, such as the Rose Court Garden at the Disneyland Hotel
Weddings aboard Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line is such a unique type of Disney Fairy Tale Wedding! Not everyone wants to get married in a theme park — maybe you’re a Disney bride or groom who wants a wedding ceremony at sea. From a ceremony in the atrium of the Disney Dream to the shores of Castaway Cay, there is truly something for every Disney lover. We can’t imagine anything better than celebrating love on Disney’s private island in the Bahamas and dancing the night away on one of the most magical cruise ships in the world.
Read more information about pricing here. Below are some minimum costs and venues to give you an idea of what you would pay:
- Onboard celebrations start at $3,500 and can include venues such as the Atrium or an overlook at the aft of Deck 10
- Offboard celebrations start at $4,500 and can include stunning spots on Castaway Cay
Weddings at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa
Is getting married in Hawaii a dream for you? What about at Disney’s Aulani resort in Hawaii? Personally, a wedding or honeymoon at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa would be my absolute dream come true. Combine Disney elegance with tropical paradise and I am there! Just like all the other wedding options from Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, the venues at Aulani vary depending on what you are looking for in terms of the number of guests and the environment.
Click here for more information on the pricing of Aulani celebrations, or read the minimum costs below:
- Lōkahi celebrations starting at $10,600, such as ‘Ama’Ama Patio or Aulani Beach
- Pilialoha celebrations starting at $5,400, such as Kula Wai or Sunset Alcove
Book a Disney vacation to check out a potential Disney wedding venue!
If you think you might want to get married at a Disney destination, it’s a great idea to book a Disney trip so you can check out your potential wedding venues. Whether you know exactly what you want or you’re still deciding what will work for you and your other half, there are so many options to choose from when it comes to Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings. You can reach out to a Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings specialist here for more information, and click here to book a Disney vacation with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner at Academy Travel if you’re just getting started in the wedding planning process and you want to take a Disney trip to get more inspiration before you settle on the setting of your Best Day Ever.
Where would your Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding be? Do you envision your wedding day at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, or maybe in a rose garden at the Disneyland Hotel? In front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom or Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland? On Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay? Or overlooking the stunning Pacific Ocean at Aulani in Hawaii? Let us know your dream Disney wedding in the comments!
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