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2023 Disneyland Weddings Showcase Recap

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Woman wearing black shirt and jeans stands on the steps of the Rose Court Garden gazebo

The Disneyland Weddings Showcase took place in early March 2023, highlighting some of the venues and amenities available if you choose to get married at Disneyland!

This year, the Showcase took place at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and their gorgeous Sequoia Ballroom. Guests of the Showcase were also treated to a sample food menu, cake flavors, and entertainment.

Disneyland Weddings Showcase at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel

The Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings team really goes all out for the Showcase! There’s so much to see that it’s tough to squeeze everything in to the two hour timeslot. There are some sections I missed, but I’ll try to fill in any gaps from other photos in my collection.

Woman in black shirt poses with Donald wearing a tuxedo in front of blue background

Disneyland Wedding Venues

One of the perks of attending the Disneyland Weddings Showcase is to see a few of their lovely venues in person. And, many of the venues were set up for a wedding, which shows off how the team at Disney Weddings can decorate for your event!

Sequoia Ballroom

The 12,240 square foot space is the largest of all the event spaces at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, and can accommodate up to 500 guests. The Sequoia ballroom can also be sectioned off into smaller rooms. You can see one of the dividers using white draping in the photo below.

Beauty and the Beast themed wedding reception set up at Sequoia Ballroom at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel.

Trillium Ballroom

This lovely ballroom is 2,584 square feet and can comfortably accommodate up to 120 guests for a reception. It can also be sectioned off into smaller rooms.

Amanda and Sara's Adventureland Themed Wedding at Disneyland
From a 2019 wedding

Sorrel Room

A smaller ballroom that can accommodate up to 60 guests. The Sorrel room is no frills but looks really elegant with wall draping, as seen in the background of this photo.

Table set up for a wedding reception in Sorrel Room at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

Wisteria Room

The Wisteria is a charming and unique ballroom option for a wedding reception or even a ceremony. The room is perfect for a small event, under 40 guests (although 30 guests would be a more comfortable experience). It has its own private terrace where the bar and buffet trays can go to save space in the ballroom. I really love this room!

Wisteria Room set up for a wedding reception with Roman table and rustic wood chairs
Balcony of Wisteria Room showing hi and low cocktail tables with light purple linens

Brisa Courtyard

Brisa is a lovely outdoor event space at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, near the entrance to Downtown Disney District.

Brisa actually consists of three separate but connected spaces. Brisa 1 is a large circular sunken area, and is perfect for both ceremonies and receptions. For the showcase it was set up for a ceremony. The smaller Brisa 2 was set up for a pre-reception. Brisa 3 is not in use for events right now.

A large floral display in the same of a ring with white and pink roses
Floral arrangements with light pink, white, and caramel colored long stem roses arranged in a moss covered dome
Cocktail table with white linen and dark wood chairs at Brisa Courtyard

Wedding Garden

The Wedding Garden is a popular ceremony spot for small events. It’s also a good location for a welcome reception or farewell brunch. Unfortunately I didn’t get a photo of this location during the showcase but below is a photo from a wedding ceremony.

Wedding Garden at Disney's Grand Californian decorated for a ceremony, with wood chairs and yellow roses
© White Rabbit Photo Boutique

Rose Court Garden

Moving over to the Disneyland Hotel, the Rose Court Garden is the most popular ceremony venue in the entire Resort, by far. For the showcase it was decorated with beautiful pink, purple, and white florals and a subtle The Little Mermaid theme. The acrylic chiavari chairs looked lovely in this location.

Rose Court Garden at Disneyland Hotel set up for a wedding ceremony

Sleeping Beauty Pavilion

This unique ballroom pairs well with a Rose Court Garden Ceremony. And good news, the room recently received a makeover with new carpet! This spot can hold up to 120 Guests and has an 80 person minimum. The draping, chairs, linens, and white circular dance floor come with an upcharge.

Wedding reception set up in Sleeping Beauty Pavilion
Sleeping Beauty Pavilion showing a sweetheart table with white linens and two chiavari chairs

Adventure Lawn

The spacious Adventure Lawn is named for the adjacent Adventure Tower of the Disneyland Hotel. This spot can be used for just about anything – ceremony, pre-reception, reception, or any other type of gathering. For the showcase it was set up with a few cocktail tables.

A pre-reception set up at the Disneyland Hotel with purple tablecloths and white chairs
Small bouquet of peach and yellow flowers in a blue vase, sitting on a table with a light purple tablecloth
Adventure Lawn from the south, showing large expanse of turf and Disneyland Hotel towers in the distance


Disneyland Wedding Floral & Decor

I just want to spotlight some of the decor details because it’s just so pretty! All the decor was themed after Disney Princesses, including Ariel, Belle, and Rapunzel. Take a look at some of the details!

Close up of wedding reception table showing sequin table cloth and white plate on top of gold charger

Wedding reception table with light blue table cloth and beach and white floral centerpiece

Wedding reception table with bronze tablecloth and purple and red floral centerpiece

Wedding reception table with whitewash wooden chairs and light blue tablecloth

Sweeheart table at wedding reception with faux greenery hedge behind it

Close up of wedding reception table showing several high glass candle holders as centerpieces

Close up of table setting showing dark purple napkin sitting on top of a white dinner menu

Wedding reception table with a centerpiece made from lanterns, candles, and greenery, and white linens

Close up of wedding floral displays along the ceremony aisle, made from pink, purple, and white flowers and white candles


Disneyland Wedding Food & Drinks

This year, all the food was buffet style. They offered a look at a cheese and crackers appetizer, which would be great for pre-reception. There also was a mac and cheese bar with two different types of cheese sauce and a variety of toppings. They also had two of their most popular cake flavors to try – Pineapple Whip Cake and Churro Crunch Cake.

Cheese and crackers appetizer buffet

Plate of two kinds of mac and cheese and toppings

White bowls full of various toppings for mac and cheese bar

Three tier dessert tray holding shooter glasses of cake

White four tier wedding cake decorated with toffee colored roses and greenery


Disneyland Wedding Showcase Miscellaneous Details

Guests of the Showcase were also able to get an up close look at some of the new 2023 Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding gowns, and a look at some of the concept art for the new Crystal Carriage that will be debuting at Disneyland Hotel later this year.

White wedding ballgown on mannequin in front of a faux hedge backdrop

Two mannequins with white wedding dresses stand on a white carpet platform with white draping behind them

Two mannequins wearing white wedding gowns with a sign on an easel placed between them

Large print of concept art of gold carriage surrounded by floral arrangements


There’s also a new character meet & greet backdrop available! I was told this is a Disneyland Resort exclusive!

Backdrop showing a drawing of a pink and blue castle with ivory curtains


Guests were also able to try out the Magic Mirror photo booth, which is really cool! The camera is inside the mirror, so you literally just pose while looking in the mirror! You get three poses, and they are printed out for you right there! 

Magic Mirror photo booth on display next to table of props

Close up of photobooth print out, showing three images of a woman in a black shirt and Minnie ears headband

Finally, an event at Disney wouldn’t be complete without characters! Guests were able to pose with Donald or Daisy, in one of their formal outfits. 

Woman in black shirt poses with Daisy Duck wearing a purple dress and hairbow in front of a blue backdrop

I hope you enjoyed this recap of the 2023 Disneyland Wedding Showcase! I’ll see you again in 2024!

Two white macrons with Disney wedding images on them, inside a blue organza bag

Outfit Details:

“The Shoe Fit” Shirt: RedBubble
Carriage Belt: Buckle-Down

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About Mindy

Mindy Marzec is a life-long Disney fan who grew up in Los Angeles. She started This Fairy Tale Life to share Disneyland travel tips for adults. When not at Disneyland, you can find Mindy at home snuggling with her cats and re-watching Thor: Ragnarok for the billionth time.