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  • On Apr 29, 2022
    Jennifer from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Looking to host a dinner celebration for my daughters sweet 16 next year and looking for a restaurant within Walt Disney world resort to accommodate a celebration for about 20-30 people. Any suggestions?

    Hiya Jennifer - welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and asking your very first question to our team of panelists! We're always here to help Guests just like you plan your very own magical Walt Disney World Resort vacations and celebrations.

    What a wonderful idea to celebrate your daughter's sweet 16 at Walt Disney World Resort! Make sure to stop by the Front Desk of your Disney Resorts Collection hotel, or at a Guest Relations location at a Theme Park or Disney Springs to get a celebratory button - you can even have it personalized for her by one of the talented artists at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe at Magic Kingdom Park, or Disney's Days of Christmas at Disney Springs! That way everyone will know she is celebrating, and there might even be some extra pixie dust floating her way!

    Dining with large groups is possible, but a party of your size is probably best handled by a restaurant with a large private dining or party room. While there are some restaurants where you might be able to split your party up into a few Advance Dining Reservations at about the same time, I'm guessing you'd want something a bit more formalized, especially because the restaurants wouldn't be able to guarantee each reservation could be seated next to the other.

    For that reason, if I were you, my first stop would be to contact some of the dining locations at Disney Springs. I know for a fact that several have private rooms available to host gatherings, and you can reach out to them directly to discuss your options. I know of friends who have had great experiences with large groups at Wine Bar George, Paddlefish, and The Edison, but other locations may also have great options.

    Depending on your budget you may also want to consider reaching out to Disney's Meetings & Events team. Their expert Cast Members are skilled at planning and hosting everything from small intimate gatherings all the way through conventions for thousands of people. It doesn't hurt to see if they have any options that would make for a magical birthday dinner for your daughter.

    I hope this information is helpful as you start planning for your celebration - please let me know if additional questions arise that we can help answer!

    Ryan J.
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Meet the Panelist: Ryan, Ohio

Hi, everyone! I’m Ryan from Ohio and am so happy that you’re here! By day (and most nights and weekends), I'm a business professor mentoring the next generation of leaders. In my free time I love outdoor activities and traveling with my family and friends, scarfing down ice cream, and, of course, all things Disney! I can’t wait to help your crew plan a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Ryan

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