Character Dining; Couple; AA; Minnie Mouse; Topolino's Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera
  • On Mar 1, 2024
    Heather from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you elope at Disney World? Like just two people and an officiant?

    Hi there Heather, wishing you a warm wedding welcome to planDisney!

    It looks like you might've seen my big day featured by Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings, or have read the countless bits of nuptial knowledge that I've bestowed upon fellow Disney couples online who are also planning their own Disney Wedding here at Walt Disney World Resort. Now when I first started researching the process of getting married in true Disney fashion it was in fact several years ago when specific packages existed that were targeted to much smaller, intimate celebrations like an elopement. When we first looked into an option like this, the choices of where and when we could tie the knot were quite limited (and even included venues that currently no longer exist, like Luau Pointe)!

    You'll be happy to hear that you can elope and have an intimate wedding celebration since they are currently all planned the same way regardless of your guest count - allowing couples to have the freedom to choose from so many more venues - just as long as you're willing to pay for the Event Minimum Expenditure required for each one. 

    It's important to bear in mind that all ceremonies and wedding events that take place at the theme parks or Disney Resort Hotels must be planned through Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings team. (Some nearby exceptions include tying the knot up on the open decks of Paddlefish located in Disney Springs or even the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels that have their own events teams.) The reason why so many fellow Disney couples choose to have a Disney Wedding like we did, along with fellow planDisney Panelists Kay, Tracie and Kaitlin is that we all were able to take advantage of having some exclusive experiences only available to Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings couples like Cinderella's Carriage, Character Appearances or a Theme Park Portrait Session that cannot be booked any other way at the current time. 

    I highly recommend following Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings on social media, engaging with DisBrides planning groups to hear the stories and experiences from fellow elopements on the Ever After Blog and the Disney Wedding Podcast to be inspired and see how other real Disney couples have been able to achieve their wedding day dreams! In the meantime, don't hesitate to come back to ask me directly for any other Princely pointers, tips or tricks to tying the know here at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

    Here's to stepping into your Happily Ever After together!

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Meet the Panelist: Prince, Ontario

Hello, Bonjour, Aloha and Ahoy there! As a performer and world explorer who's been to all of the Disney theme parks around the globe, I'm always happy to provide my best adventuring advice and knowledge to navigate your way to all of the greatest snacks, attractions and entertainment on land and at sea. Find me featured on the planDisney Podcast and on the Disney Parks Blog, discussing Disney Eats at festivals and beyond, holiday events at Walt Disney World Resort and planning my Disney Fairy Tale Wedding! Learn More About Prince

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