GM Lounge – EPCOT

Complete details on this venue, including pricing and capacity, may be found in Carrie Hayward’s Fairytale Weddings Guide.

25 thoughts on “GM Lounge – EPCOT

  1. Hi!
    Just wondering how many this venue holds with Dancing? I purchased the book which says it can hold 120 guests but Disney states 80? Is it 80 with dancing?

  2. For this venue can you just leave a space of wood floor open as your “dance floor” or is a portable dance floor set up like these pictures required? I think the specific dance floor makes the space for dancing seem very small

    1. Yes, you can go without a dance floor in any venue, even one with carpet (and people do dance on Disney’s carpet!). However, GM Lounge just got new floors to replace the wood. They are supposedly terrazzo, though they appear in photos to be terrazzo-look vinyl. I’ve added photos of them in a new tab at the top of this page called “New Floors.”

    1. I don’t see why not! They wouldn’t let you have a reception in the same place unless you all moved elsewhere during the cocktail hour, but I can’t think of a reason they wouldn’t let you do a ceremony there.

  3. Hi Carrie!

    I bought your guide as well! Are any furniture rentals included with the venue fee?

    Thank you!

    1. Awesome! You get basic banquet tables and chairs, but if you want upgraded chairs, benches, etc. you will have to pay extra for those.

  4. Can you do a reception here during the fireworks? Also, would you be able to see fireworks or no because of the way the building faces?

    1. There is no cut-off time when you have to leave the venue, but you cannot see fireworks from this location because it faces the wrong way.

  5. Where would you hold your pre-reception if your reception is at GM conference center? Wedding is at Wedding Pavilion. Ideas? Thanks!

    1. There is an area in the Conference Center outside the main room where you can do your pre-reception. It’s just hard to get photos of it because usually the photographers are with the couple and not shooting the pre-reception! You could also do your pre-reception at the Grand Floridian, but you would need to meet a separate food and beverage minimum for the location you chose. Alternatively, I always recommend doing a first look so that you can shoot all your couple photos before the ceremony and eliminate the expense and delay of the pre-reception altogether!

    2. Also, if you click the “New Floors” tab on this page, you can see a couple of shots of the anteroom where a pre-reception would be held.

  6. Sorry, one more question. If you use the pre-reception area, would they block off the reception area for guests the couple arrives? And then would you pay for high tops for the cocktail hour or would they provide something standard over there? Thanks!!

    1. Yes, they don’t let guests into the reception area until you arrive. They will bring in whatever you need for the pre-reception, table-wise, at no extra charge. That’s all part of the venue fee.

      1. How much would the event minimum be for this location if you have ceremony here would it be the one listed in the guide for Epcot ceremonies?

  7. Hello! Do you know if this location would be considered a “ballroom” for the purposes of bringing in DIY Decorations to the tables?

    1. Hi! The only locations considered ballrooms are those located inside one of Disney’s convention centers at the resorts. You can always check which category a venue falls into by which section of Chapter 3 in the Fairytale Weddings Guide contains its description. Ballrooms are listed on pp. 69—70.

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