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Get-togethers, Welcome Parties and Rehearsal Dinners

If you want to follow tradition by arranging a rehearsal dinner, or want to organise a welcome party, bridesmaid's luncheon or any other special get-together, here are a few ideas.

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

It's time for a Hoe-down! Host a fun, relaxed "welcome party" at Disney's Fort Wilderness cookout pavilion. This pavilion can host groups sized from 25 people to 250 people and allows you and your guests the perfect setting to gather together the day before the wedding.

Mickey's Backyard BBQ

Another fun option in a casual setting is a cookout at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort - Cookout Pavilion. This venue is available March through November on Tuesday and Thursday nights. The dinner begins at 6:30pm. It includes a night of family fun with a live country band, line-dance instructor, and appearances by Disney Characters.

The California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort

The California Grill is an authentic "California Style" restaurant located at the top of Disney's Contemporary Resort. The Resort is one of the most accessible from the Wedding Pavilion, via float boat, monorail, or by car. The atmosphere is colorful, casual, and comfortable. The season and the market inspire the changing menu. There are two private rooms, which offer a magnificent view of the city of Orlando and Cinderella's Castle. The Napa room accommodates up to fifty (50) guests with a food & beverage minimum of $1,000++ for events ending prior to 4:00pm and $3,000++ after 6:00pm. The Sonoma room accommodates up to forty (40) guests with a Food & Beverage minimum of $1,000++ before 4:00pm and $2,000++ after 6:00pm. The following menu is a preview of the enticing menus offered by the chefs at the California Grill.

Hoop Dee Doo Dinner Show

Hilarious hoe-down style entertainment and all-you-can-eat country vittles make this a special evening at Pioneer Hall in Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds. The entertainment is a Western Style Vaudeville Show (no characters at this event). Start times are 5:00pm, 7:15pm and 9:30pm, seven days a week.

Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

The Aloha Spirit comes alive with authentic dances and enchanting music in the spectacular celebration of Polynesian Culture. Shows start at 5:15pm and 8:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday. The show is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes long. Located in Luau Cove at the Polynesian Resort.

An Italian Evening on the Italy Isola

On the shore of World Showcase Lagoon, Italy Isola is located on a beautiful bridged island, directly in front of the Italy Courtyard. Here your guests can gather for a private evening to view IllumiNations, a rhapsody of laser, lights, fountains, music, and fireworks, which encompasses all of the World Showcase Lagoon.

Dessert Party Under the Stars on the French Island

Your guests will be escorted to the French Island by Disney's host or hostess where they will be greeted by tuxedoed wait staff. They will marvel by the breathtaking views of the World Showcase and a replica of the Eiffel Tower. The French Island is located opposite the International Gateway, on a terraced island between the United Kingdom and France. There your guests can gather at a private dessert party location to view IllumiNations, a rhapsody of lasers, lights, fountains, music and fireworks, which encompasses all of World Showcase Lagoon.

Cocktails and Appetizers at the French Island

Your friends and family will enjoy an evening of cocktails and appetizers while overlooking the breathtaking views of the World Showcase at Epcot.

An Evening at the Living Seas

Surrounded by lush wood paneling, this two-level dining area faces four large windows with a spectacular view into the Living Seas' 5,112 million-gallon salt-water environment. Watch a variety of sea life from sharks and rays to parrot fish and tarpon while dining on special menus created by our chefs. The food & beverage minimum for the use of the Living Seas VIP Lounge is $55 per person for a reception only, $75 per person for dinner or reception and dinner, exclusive of gratuity and taxes with a minimum of thirty (30) guests. Please note, the fish tank lights turn off at 10:00pm nightly.

Illuminations Parties

Event Times - All IllumiNations parties start 30 minutes before show time and finish 30 minutes after the conclusion of the show. The IllumiNations show is 14 minutes long.

Seating - Certain locations allow for scattered cocktail tables. A set-up fee of $75 would apply for additional tables, chairs and standard linens.

Food & Beverage - A minimum of $18.50 per person is required for private use of any of our viewing locations.

Admission - A $12.50+ inclusive fee per person will be charged for viewing IllumiNations. Convention Guides must escort guests to and from the venue. The cost is $90+ per host for the entire function (based on a 3-hour function), and $20+ for each additional hour. A minimum of one host for every 50 guests is required. Disney charter buses are required to use all venues at Epcot.

Inclement Weather - In case of inclement weather, the client must decide three hours prior to the event whether to move the event indoors. The decision does not change the cancellation payment schedule.


Lower United Kingdom Terrace
Dessert Party/Reception Minimum - 20 guests; Maximum - 120 guests

Upper United Kingdom Terrace
Dessert Party/Reception Minimum - 20 guests; Maximum - 50 guests

Upper French Island
Dessert Party/Reception Minimum - 50 guests; Maximum - 350 guests

Lower French Island
Dessert Party/Reception Minimum - 50 guests; Maximum - 300 guests

French Island Arm
Dessert Party/Reception Minimum - 20 guests; Maximum - 100 guests

Italy Isola
Dessert Party/Reception Minimum - 100 guests; Maximum - 300 guests

For dinner capacities, additional menu options, bar packages and entertainment enhancements, please consult your Disney Event Manager

Dinner at the Bonnet Creek Golf Course

A country club-like setting overlooking the 18th holes of Eagle Pines and Osprey Ridge: two of Disney's Championship Golf Courses. This versatile setting can accommodate a casual buffet or a plated dinner. The venue includes a covered verandah accessible from the dining area. The Tournament Room can accommodate up to 100 guests.

Walt Disney World® Resort Events

You may decide to enjoy an evening at one of our award-winning resorts such as Disney's BoardWalk, capturing the Atlantic Seashore of circa 1940's, Disney's Yacht Club, recreating the essences of New England, or Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa with the grandeur of the 19th Century Victorian Era. These menus are offered at all these magnificent Resorts.

The Adventurers Club

Enjoy a wacky evening at the Adventurers Club at Pleasure Island with a cast of zany characters, set in a 1930's explorers club. The main salon accommodates 50 to 200 guests with a food & beverage minimum of $500++ before 5:00pm and $5,000++ after 5:00pm. The food and beverage per person minimum for this venue is $45. All events must end by 9:00pm. Plated dinners can accommodate up to 50 guests, reception style is up to 200. All of your guests can then continue the party at Pleasure Island with free admission!

The Adventurers Club -- The Schmooze Package

An interactive comedy with a cast of zany characters set in a 1930's explorers club. You're right in the middle of the fun as the show happens all around you! Chat with a talking mask, wonder at the floating genie ahead, and be sworn in (somewhat irreverently) as a new Club Member in the Main Salon.

Actors will enter one by one, every 10 to 15 minutes, starting at the beginning of the event. Schmoozing is performed best in the Club Salon where the following can be experienced:

  • Babylonia
  • The Colonel Critchlow Suchbench
  • The Yakoose
  • The Mask Room
  • The Treasure Room

The cast that will be interacting with your group includes:

  • Pamelia Perkins, the Club President
  • Otis T. Wren, the Club Treasurer and Ichthyologist (Fisherman)
  • Hathaway Brown, the Club Aviator

* The cost of the above package will total $1,800
* Actors will vary depending on availability.

NOTE: Please provide guest profiles so that the Cast may customize the show accordingly.

Bridal Teas

Begin your Fairy Tale event by hosting a party "just for the girls" at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa - Garden View Lounge. It is open daily for high-tea between 2:00pm and 6:00pm. Listen to the sounds of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra or a classical pianist playing your favorite Disney tunes and turn of the century Victorian music. Lobby entertainment begins daily at 4:00pm.

BoardWalk Resort Party

Disney's Boardwalk Resort is home of a location called "The Attic". You will feel like you stepped into Grandma's attic when you enter this location - decorated with over-stuffed chairs and couches, wicker furniture and pastel palettes. It is a comfortable and relaxing venue perfect for bridesmaid luncheons, farewell brunches and welcome receptions. The food and beverage minimum for this venue is $2,000++ prior to 5:00pm Sunday-Thursday. $2,500++ after 5:00pm Sunday-Thursday. $2,500++ all day Friday and Saturday. Existing seating is for 60 guests and cannot be changed. This venue is buffet style service only.

Themed Beach Party

Are you more the tropical shirt and Margarita kind of couple? Maybe a themed beach party at one of our resorts is more your style. We can assist you with creating a fun, tropical themed party that includes Tiki Torches, Key West Style musicians and Floribbean style menu's. Add a few drink umbrellas to the bar and you will be all set!

Under the Sea Party

Like the tropical theme but want an air-conditioned room? Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort is home to "Ariel's" - an "under-the-sea" decorated room that can accommodate parties up to 100 guests. You can even add Mickey, Minnie, Chip-N-Dale or your favorite Disney character all clad in their tropical attire. This venue works well for bridesmaid luncheons, welcome dinners and farewell brunches.

Circus Themed Party

At Epcot you can find a circus themed room called "The Wonders Lounge" where you can dine under the red and white striped big-top tent. We can add colorful linens and centerpieces from the Walt Disney World® Florist and add face painters, caricature artists, balloon artists and much more from Disney Entertainment to complete the theme! Vendors can give your guests cotton candy and Cracker Jacks as they enter into this private room. Get your ticket for a night of fun! Food and Beverage dinner minimums for this room are $50++ per person and require a minimum of 25 guests. Private transportation and Epcot guides are required for use of this venue. End your night with a bang at one of our outdoor IllumiNations viewing areas.

American Adventure

Maybe you would like to dine in old Americana style? The American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot is the home of a private 3rd floor lounge called the American Adventure Parlor. Your guests would begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Parlor and then move to the John Henry Room for dinner. Dinner minimums in this venue start at $85++ per person and can accommodate up to 60 guests. Minimum guest count for this room is at least 25 guests. Private transportation and Epcot guides are required for use of this venue.

Character Meals

Need a little more "character" in your dining experience? We have many restaurants open for breakfast and dinner that allow you to dine buffet style and visit with the characters at the same time! Ask your event manager for more details on times available for dining in these venues.

Grand Gatherings

How about hosting a "Grand Gathering"? These are special parties designed for groups at the Walt Disney World® Resort and include the following venues:

  • Magical Fireworks Voyage on the Seven Seas Lagoon
    Available on Monday and Saturday
  • Safari Celebration Dinner at Disney's Animal Kingdom
    Available on Sunday and Thursday
  • Good Morning Gathering at Tony's Town Square Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom
    Available on Tuesday and Saturday
  • International Dinner and Illuminations Dessert Reception at Epcot
    Available on Monday and Friday
All venues are subject to availability - there is limited seating for these events.
All guests must have their own tickets to enter the theme parks.

See your event manager for pricing and menu options.


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