Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a guest of the Buena Vista Palace to get married there?

No, you do not have to be a guest staying at the resort. However, it is more convenient and less stressful for the bride to be in one location on the wedding day.
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f I book a wedding, do I have to book a reception at the hotel?

No, you may have just your ceremony at the hotel without being required to book any kind of reception, although the Buena Vista Palace offers many post-ceremony and reception dining options.
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Is there a limit to the number of guests we can invite?

No, we do not limit the number of wedding guests you are allowed.
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Is there a fee for parking?

No, the Buena Vista Palace kindly offers complementary self-parking to you and your guests.
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How much advance notice is needed for booking a wedding ceremony or reception at the Buena Vista Palace?

We recommend a one week minimum for Intimate Weddings and a two month minimum for Receptions. We are capable of handling last-minute
requests, subject to space and staff availability. Holidays and weekends may be difficult to accommodate without sufficient notice.
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What is the best time of day for a ceremony?

The best time of day to hold a ceremony is early to mid-morning and late afternoon to sunset. However, we will be happy to accommodate any time preference (based on availability).
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Will there be an area to get dressed on the day of the wedding? Is there a charge?

The hotel strives to provide our brides and grooms with a complimentary dressing room for on-site weddings, based on availability. These rooms are usually hospitality suites which include a full-length mirror and private bathroom. Rooms must be requested at the time of booking.
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What if it rains?

For all outdoor ceremonies, we secure a backup event space inside the resort to accommodate your wedding and guests.
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Is a deposit required?

For a ceremony-only package, a 50% deposit due to Just Marry! is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due 45 days prior to your ceremony. We accept payment via major credit card or, given enough time, personal check or money order.
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Are there discounted room rates for members of the wedding party and guests if they want to stay at the Buena Vista Palace?

Yes. However, room rates will depend on availability, as well as seasonality. Room blocks and special rates can be arranged for 10 guest rooms or more. All hotel rooms, room blocks, and discounts must be arranged directly through the hotel.
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Are discount tickets to the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks included?

No, tickets and discounts for admission to any of the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and attractions are not included in the wedding packages.
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Do we need a marriage license?

Yes. Florida law dictates the conditions for marriage license issuance and the fees. The Clerk of Courts provides an information sheet to help you understand the requirements of the law and to answer questions which are frequently asked.
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