Considering a Disneyland Wedding?

 

Considering a wedding at Disneyland but not sure where to start? Let me help you!

Years ago, before I even met my now husband, I dreamed of getting married at Disneyland. It started when I saw a bride and groom in full wedding attire on the Monorail when I was a kid. I thought … wow, Disneyland is my favorite place AND you can have a wedding here?!? Amazing! I kept that dream with me over the years, and was so excited when we started planning and found a Disneyland wedding could be a reality for us.

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If you are dreaming of a Disneyland wedding, keep reading! This guide will teach you how to get started with planning your most magical day ever.

How to Plan a Wedding at Disneyland

The absolute best place to start is to call the Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings office at the Disneyland Resort.  Their number is (714) 520-7005.  Here is how my experience went down (keep in mind this was 2011 and is subject to change):

1. I called the number and told the receptionist I was recently engaged and would like to find out more information about weddings at the Disneyland Resort.  She took my email address and said she would email me a PDF brochure with some basic package and pricing information.  She told me that if we were still interested in more information after reviewing the brochure, to call back and she would connect me to a Sales Coordinator. I received the PDF via email within minutes of hanging up the phone.

2.  After reviewing the PDF, we decided a Disneyland wedding could be a possibility for us.  I called back and told the receptionist that we had reviewed the brochure and would like additional information.  I was told the next step would be to speak with a Sales Coordinator, but no one was available at the time.  I would be placed into someone’s voicemail and I was warned it could be a couple days before I received a call back.

3.  Within a couple hours, I received a call from Traci, who ended up being our assigned Sales Coordinator and Planner.  We discussed the various package options listed in the brochure, and scheduled a site visit so we could meet Traci and look at the various ceremony and reception sites.

The next place to look is the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings website.  The website offers pictures of the various ceremony locations, as well as decor samples.  The website also offers some basic pricing information.

Considering a Disneyland Wedding

If you were anything like me, you may be worried about the costs involved with a Disneyland wedding.  Here is a quick run down of pricing offered by Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings at the Disneyland Resort. (Prices effective January 2020.  I highly recommend calling and speaking to the receptionist OR checking the DFTW website to obtain current pricing information.)

The price of a Disneyland wedding depends on many factors, including (but not limited to) ceremony venue, day of the week, reception venue food & beverage minimum, and guest count.

In a nutshell, the Ceremony Fee + Reception Food & Beverage Minimum = Overall Minimum.

After that, any additional elements you would like, such as entertainment, transportation vehicles, or character visits are an additional fee.

Note: For several years, Disneyland offered two different wedding packages: Escape and Wishes. These packages are not being offered anymore. All wedding options are now “a la carte” and customized for your exact needs and budget.

Current Disneyland Wedding Pricing
(as of January 7, 2020 and subject to change)

Ceremony Venue Fees for Hotel Locations

Monday through Thursday: $2,600 – $4,000
Sunday and Friday: $2,800 – $4,500
Saturday: $3,000 – $5,000
Holiday: $6,000 – $10,000

Reception Food & Beverage Minimums

Brunch: $145* per person
Lunch: $165* per person
Dinner: $190* per person

*Plus 22% service charge and 7.75% sales tax

In-Park Weddings:

Disneyland does offer in-park weddings at Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure; however, these packages are highly customized and unique, and no specific pricing is available.  In-park weddings are held before or after the park’s scheduled operating hours.

Still have questions about getting Disneyland weddings? Feel free to join our Weddings at Disneyland Facebook group!

If you are getting some resistance from your family and friends about having a wedding at the Disneyland Resort, perhaps have them read over my post Myths About Disneyland Weddings. The post includes responses to some of the common questions I got about our own Disneyland wedding, and also includes some pretty pictures to show how beautiful a Disneyland Resort wedding can be.

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