Whitehall Room & Patio – Grand Floridian

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

11 thoughts on “Whitehall Room & Patio – Grand Floridian

  1. Looking for info on using the patio only for a bridal brunch or regular shower. Need cost and food spending requirements.

    1. Hi Shannon! The prices depend on whether you are already planning a Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding or you want to plan via Disney Meetings & Events. You can find them in Chapter 3 of my Fairytale Weddings Guide and some info about planning via DFTW vs. Disney Meetings & Events in this post.

  2. Is there a place for the bride to get ready if the ceremony is at grand Floridian or do you have to get ready at a hotel.

    1. You would need to either get ready in your hotel room or pay a $500 food and beverage minimum to reserve a ballroom in the GF convention center for getting ready. If you have a large group and were planning to feed them anyway, this is a good option. Otherwise, it may be cheaper to get an additional/larger hotel room, depending on where you’re staying.

  3. Planning on a Disney wedding in the next 2-3 years and Im trying to figure out top 3 locations for ceremony and top 3 for reception on a budget and I was curious if you can have your ceremony on the white hall patio with cocktail hr, then continue into the whitehall for the reception? Any ideas on expected cost for that as a ceremony fee being that its not listed from what I can see. Im starting to save up now for the next 2-3 years and want to prepare for costs before the planning actually begins.

    1. Hi Lyndsey! Ceremony Venue Fees and Event Minimums for Whitehall are on page 55 of Fairytale Weddings Guide! If you own an older version of the eBook, you can download the new one for FREE by following these steps. Disney will probably suggest that you have your cocktail hour elsewhere because they would need to be setting up for it during your ceremony on the patio, which could be disruptive. So you could do the ceremony on the patio, cocktail hour in another nearby ballroom, and then your reception in the Whitehall Room. Or you could follow the patio ceremony with a cocktail hour in the room and then your reception in another ballroom. OR you could follow my favorite plan, which is to eliminate the cocktail hour altogether by doing a first look. Then you’d save money on food and beverages, and you’d probably be able to go directly from the ceremony on the patio to the reception in the room.

      1. Thank you so much, this is definitely at the top of my list for our small 20 person wedding. I’m planning on getting the ebook soon.

  4. Hi Carrie, I have your guide and just want to make sure I am clear. There is no venue fee for this site, but is there a food and beverage minimum? I am wanting a champagne and cake reception with the basic dances, so i just want somewhere bright and happy that is shaded for my family as we will be getting married in the summer. It is between this and Sago Cay Point for my favorites.

    1. Yes, they have been quoting a $3,500 food and beverage minimum to use Whitehall lately. But check with them to see if it’s less for a walkaround reception like the cake & Champagne event than for a full meal.

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