Disney World has previously restricted Magic Kingdom weddings to the train station at the base of Main Street U.S.A. Though the train station has a view of the coveted Cinderella’s castle, it is hardly considered a castle-side location as Cinderella’s not-so-humble abode is dwarfed in the distance. However, Disney’s “bridal division” has revealed that brides-to-be hoping for the full Cinderella treatment will now be open to a whole new world of wedding possibilities thanks to Disney’s new in-park wedding venue options. In fact, Disney will be opening up the East Plaza Garden, which is situated in front of the famous castle in the heart of the Magic Kingdom, for weddings of up to 100 guests. However, there is a catch for brides hoping to tie the knot at the princess-worthy location.
The Daily Mail reports that couples hoping for a magical wedding at the “happiest place on earth” can now exchange vows in front of Cinderella’s Castle in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Prior to the “Weddings” division’s updated venue list, brides wanting to tie the knot at Magic Kingdom were sent to the train station at the base of Main Street U.S.A. However, now brides hoping for a venue a little closer to Cinderella’s Castle will be able to have their ceremony at the coveted East Plaza Garden location. However, weddings at this prized location don’t come cheap. A bride can expect a hefty price tag with Disney Weddings charging $25,000 for the most basic package at this castle-side location.
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The $25,000 price tag, though pricey, does not include the “extra” princess add-ons that are available through the Disney wedding division such as the horse-drawn carriage entrance or arrival in Cinderella’s glass coach. It also does not include food or the reception location which can be selected from a list of 35 different Disney venues. The castle-side wedding is also only available during one time slot, 9:30 a.m. Therefore, brides hoping to get married by the famous castle will be required to rise early for their big day.
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So exactly how much can a bride-to-be expect to pay for a wedding at Magic Kingdom complete with all the bells and whistles? For about $75,000 you could have a wedding with custom floral arrangements, a grand entrance in Cinderella’s coach, a view of the castle, custom photography, and a variety of other Disney magic touches that will make your big day one to remember.
If Cinderella’s castle isn’t your style, Disney Weddings is now offering 35 different Disney World venues. From a wedding over a lotus-filled Lilly pond in Epcot’s China courtyard to an English garden inspired wedding on the croquet lawn of Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, brides can choose from a variety of unique locations starting at $2,500 for a standalone ceremony package. The venues are also available for those hoping to renew their wedding vows with the magic of Disney all around them. Regardless of the location you choose for your venue, whether it be the exclusive castle-side garden or a more casual setting, the Disney wedding team will provide you with your very own Disney Wedding Planner to ensure everything goes off without a hitch.
For those wanting to get married at Disneyland in California, Disney Weddings has 12 different locations to choose from that includes an option to get married in the Sleeping Beauty Castle Forecourt. The Sleeping Beauty Castle wedding can be performed before park opening or after park closing which allows an option that Magic Kingdom does not, a night wedding. Weddings at Magic Kingdom in Disneyland begin at $5,000 or $12,000 for the Sleeping Beauty’s Castle venue.
What do you think of Disney expanding their wedding venue offerings? Would you pay $25,000 to get married in front of Cinderella’s Castle?
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