PHOTO - Disney planning a new look for the Wedding Pavilion

Aug 16, 2016 in "Disney Fairy Tale Weddings"

Posted: Tuesday August 16, 2016 11:29am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Wedding Pavilion will have a brand new interior look in 2017.

The rendering above offers a first look at the new interior. According to Disney, the new décor will feature an elegant, neutral color palette and shimmering crystal chandeliers. Brand new furnishings, wall coverings, and carpeting round out the enhancements and bring new life into the interior.

More details will be unveiled mid January 2017.

Located on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon near to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, the Wedding Pavilion accommodates up to 250 guests, complete with a leaded arched window behind the alter giving views of Cinderella Castle.

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wdwmagicDec 21, 2016

I'm not aware of any.

Princess LeiaDec 21, 2016

Do you know if they're planning on refurbishing any of the other wedding areas?

djkidkazSep 01, 2016

Does anyone know if they ever removed the "stained glass" that was on the windows to hide the construction of GF DVC? I assumed it was just a film and not an actual new window.

hokielutzAug 18, 2016

There are an uncountable number of brides & couples that will disagree with you... have you not seen Bridezillas?

Monorail_OrangeAug 17, 2016

Many weddings at WDW are done on weekdays, with guests scheduling arrivals before and often staying for a few days after the wedding. Not sure about now, but 10 years ago, for the budget-conscious bride and groom, there was an incentive to try to schedule your wedding during the week as your minimum required "spend" was far less if the wedding was on Monday through Thursday compared to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. So unless this has changed, which I doubt, it did have the effect to spread the weddings pretty evenly overall.

melflip8Aug 17, 2016

Thanks so much! I hope her dream comes true, it was my dream as well. :)

BocabearAug 17, 2016

but the plussing is really so will barely notice in person...the crystal chandeliers will look more elegant in the space, and quite frankly that room should have had them all along. The benches will be a different color, but again,a minimal change and all for the best... That Golden Girls era pickled wood look is WAY out... It will look like the same space but refreshed... it is not going to be a huge dramatic difference

CanadianGordonAug 17, 2016

On the fence about this. I rather liked the simple design the pavilion had. And I was there last year for a wedding. Guess they felt the need to "plus" it up a bit.

Cartoons626Aug 17, 2016

It kind of reminds me of the church from Shrek where Lord Farquaad and Fiona were going to get married o_O

CaptainAmericaAug 17, 2016

Normally I'd agree, but hotel occupancy is remarkably high right now (90%) and wedding guests skew heavily to the weekends, as opposed to convention guests. It's most likely that those folks are filling rooms that would be occupied anyways.

Goofnut1980Aug 17, 2016

Ok.. for my two cents worth... I like how the rendering has a MEGA castle in the leaded arched window. Why so much detail that it's a leaded arched window. Can we just say in the background? But in all of the real life pics, you can barely see the castle. Not to mention the over-grown trees that they fail to trim. I work in the wedding business and I agree with @wdwmagic, some people are SOOOOO picky about things. I do, on average, 3 weddings on a Saturday with my staff. I have seen it all. I had a bride cry because the periwinkle NAPKIN color wasn't the exact shade of blue she wanted. Her fiance picked it out. First off, periwinkle is purple, not blue so good try! But calming her down as she was about to walk down the aisle was nothing short of a feat. People lose it over the simplest of things.Needless to say, I looked her in the eye and said, did your guests know the exact color shade the napkin, that they will wipe their face with, will be? She said nope. I told her, see, nothing to even worry about. :)

COProgressFanAug 17, 2016

True, but like conventions, teams, school bands, etc. the ancillary income is decent. It's not just food/bev/venue fees for wedding events themselves, but all the income that comes with your 50 plus guests who otherwise would not have been on WDW property, staying in resort rooms, buying food and merch. It creates a new stream of guests.

DisneyDebRobAug 16, 2016

Beautiful pics, congrats!:)