Saturday, July 20, 2013

Happy Birthday to Disney's Wedding Pavilion!

Here is a rendering of the Wedding Pavilion before it opened.
Happy 18th
 Birthday to Disney’s Wedding Pavilion!  This week marks the first time it officially opened its doors back in 1995.

The Wedding Pavilion after it first opened.  It has the old arch that was replaced by the hedge archway.
Disney's Wedding Pavilion is on a private island in the Seven Seas Lagoon at Walt Disney World.  It is considered part of the Grand Floridian Resort property.  The pavilion is a non-denominational chapel with space for up to 300 guests and an aisle that is 75 feet long.  

The Wedding Pavilion looks great with our custom aisle runner! 
The Disney Imagineers designed the site so that Cinderella Castle is framed in two views: through a window behind the indoor altar and through a hedge arch outside the chapel.

The Wedding Pavilion got some TLC in the summer of 2012, in between our wedding planning session and our wedding day.  Disney added new stained glass windows, carpet and also reupholstered the pews.  It was cool to see it before and after.  I love the new stained glass windows with Cinderella’s Coach designed on them!

The Wedding Pavilion holds a very special place in my heart since it’s where Eliot and I got married 10 months ago today!  I cannot imagine a more perfect place to get married.  The location is incredible.  We chose it for is beauty, privacy and most importantly: the view of Cinderella Castle behind the altar!!!  J

Melissa and Eliot- September 20, 2012

Disney wrote a fun article about the Wedding Pavilion on their blog this week as well!  Check it out hereºoº


  1. The detailing on the pavilion is amazing. I think I took more pictures of the pavilion than anything else.

    1. Yes they are! I didn't get a chance to get pictures of the details during our wedding week. I'll have to see if I can get copies of your pictures sometime! Eliot and I did take a few pictures when we went back for our honeymoon in March. I wanted some detailed photos of the interior! :o)

  2. I love how the photos came out! It definitely was an amazing spot for a wedding :o)