Walt Disney World Wedding Venue Photo Gallery

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  1. Hi Carrie!
    First, your venue photo gallery and entire blog are so incredibly helpful! My fiancé and I are planning a wishes wedding and are considering holding our reception at Italy Isola so that we can see fireworks without adding a fireworks dessert party. We’d like for a couple of our family members to be able to give speeches/toasts, but understand that amplification isn’t allowed in this location during park hours, and wondered if speeches can be heard with a group of 40-60 guests, with the ambient noise from park music and guests. Would you happen to know, or know of any couples who’ve attempted this?
    Thank you!! -Andrea

    1. Yes! Lots of couples do this for their receptions, and I’ve never heard of anyone running into problems with speeches being inaudible. I’ll bet they’d even set you up with a mic and speaker at a lower volume. The no-amplification rule is more about not blasting dance music while the park is still open to day guests.

    2. Hi Andrea,
      We actually had the exact situation happen to us at our Italy Isola reception. I thought that they’d give us a mic for speeches (understanding that we wouldn’t be able to project music, etc), especially as we had the whole Isola to ourselves. But we didn’t end up being able to use a mic at all, which made some our speeches hard to hear for tables in the back. I assumed we would have just been able to take our mics from the ceremony (also at Italy), but when I asked my planner on the day, she said no. So we had to kinda half-shout the speeches, unfortunately. So def ask your planner in advance!

    1. Hi Christine! Any sit-down meal at Disney is going to last at least 2 hours. And because the seating and buffet have to be set up during the ceremony, Disney will require you to use a separate venue for the ceremony. Some popular combinations would be Italy Courtyard for the ceremony and Italy Isola for the reception, or Japan/Morocco for the ceremony and Terrace des Fleurs for the reception. Basically, you can use any World Showcase venue for the ceremony, and then you can move to any indoor Epcot location OR any of the fireworks-viewing terraces around the lagoon for the reception. But you wouldn’t be able to have a reception in the main pavilion areas (Germany, Italy Courtyard, Morocco, etc.) following a morning wedding.

      1. Do you think they would allow a sit down breakfast at one of the dessert viewing areas during park hours? Like hypothetically following a 9am Epcot ceremony? No music or dancing just brunch?

  2. Hi Carrie,

    I downloaded your Fairytale Wedding guide and it has been very helpful to answer my questions! I do have a couple maybe you can answer? I am interested in having a Wishes reception with about 50-70 people. I was interested in American Rotunda but do you have to have a minimum of 85? If so, are there any other Epcot venues that would allow speeches/dancing/more traditional reception for that specific group size?

    Thank you!!

    1. Hi Sam! First, I want to make sure you have the most recent version of my guide, since you mentioned Wishes, which has been discontinued. Your copy should have “v2” in the PDF name. If you don’t, you can download the latest one for free following these instructions. Epcot is firm on the 85-guest minimum for American Adventure Rotunda because it is not worth it to them to close the pavilion for a smaller group. Great Hall of China and Norway Loft are good alternatives in World Showcase. Otherwise, any of the indoor locations in Future World would work: Living Seas Salon, GM Conference Center and Spaceship Earth Lounge. If you started late enough, you could use the DVC Lounge in the Imagination Pavilion. You could also ask about the Odyssey and of course World Showplace, but they have less character and charm.

    1. So far I haven’t been able to find anyone who’s actually had one of these! Even Disney doesn’t have photos of one. You could watch the Magic Kingdom weddings on the Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings TV show, but be aware that most of what you see is not actually available at real weddings.

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