Disney Wedding Series: Best reception sites at Disney World

There are many locations available for a Disney World wedding reception. Like the ceremonies, they can be as small or large, unique or classic as you wish. Here are a few of our favorite picks for reception locations at Walt Disney World.

Ballroom and banquet receptions

Grand Floridian Resort. Two different grand ballrooms at your disposal -- the larger Grand Floridian Ballroom and the more intimate St. Augustine Hall. Romantic, magical and Victorian is the theme here.

Contemporary Resort. Choose from four ballrooms ranging in size -- the Fantasia, the Ballroom of the Americas, the Nutcracker and the Grand Republic. Many options here for an elegant, stylish, modern wedding reception.

Theme park receptions

Italy Isola at Epcot. This outdoor plaza is essentially a private island overlooking World Showcase Lagoon. It's themed as Venice, Italy, complete with gondolas and mooring poles. Have an reception overlooking IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

The Great Movie Ride at Hollywood Studios. Movie lover? Set up a reception your guests won't forget right inside the scenes of the ride. Check out this vow renewal spotlight with reception inside the ride.

Restaurant receptions

Narcoossee's. Located on the water at the Grand Floridian Resort, Narcoossee's is a great location for a reception overlooking Seven Seas Lagoon. The restaurant, full of light and built in the round, is available until 3 p.m. daily, so no Wishes viewing is available, but it would make a great lunchtime reception following a wedding at the Grand Floridian.


California Grill
including Napa & Sonoma rooms. The California Grill at the Contemporary Resort is also available until 3 p.m. daily. It's a sophisticated choice for a modern wedding reception overlooking the Magic Kingdom.

Specialty venue receptions

Atlantic Dance Hall at The BoardWalk. Ready to dance and wow your guests with a unique location? Then the Atlantic Dance Hall is where it's at. With a great location on the BoardWalk and unique decor and bright colors inside, it will be a reception you won't forget.

The Attic at the BoardWalk. Want an intimate reception in a unique, tucked-away location? The Attic at the BoardWalk boasts a cozy turn-of-the-century charm that can't be beat.

Ariel's at Yacht & Beach Club. Want to go Under the Sea? Ariel's at the Beach Club is a bright and light mid-sized reception location for those who love the sea.

Have you attended any Disney World wedding receptions? Where was it held, and wat did you think of it? Leave your comments below!

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