This weeks Featured Venue post was written by Disneymooner Gina. Gina used White Hall Patio for her 2009 wedding reception. To read her recaps join the Disneymooner forums.
The White Hall Patio located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is a great choice for the bride and groom who want to celebrate outdoors. The patio area is attached to the Whitehall Room which can be used for cocktail hour or as backup in case of rain. You can comfortably host about 50 guests in the area and still have room for dancing. This area is also a popular location for pre-wedding events.
The patio is the perfect blank canvas to create the wedding decor of your dreams. On one side you have gorgeous french doors leading to the Whitehall Room/Grand Floridian conference area and a small covered area to set up your cake, buffet if you have one, and DJ.
On the other is a short brick wall which can be decorated with flowers, candles or whatever you dream up. In the distance is Cinderella’s Castle, reminding you that you’re in the happiest place on Earth! And up above… ohhhhhh up above is what makes this spot so special, it’s the MONORAIL! The monorail cruises through periodically adding a touch of Disney magic to your event that guests will talk about for years to come. In case you’re concerned, no, it’s not too loud, I promise!
This location lets your decor shine, so get creative with linens and centerpieces, there’s no need to match anything existing because it’s all so neutral.
My husband and I chose Whitehall because we love being outdoors. We were married in January and the weather was exceptional. On of the most unforgettable parts of our wedding was during out first dance when the monorail stopped and everyone on board waved to our guests. That moment made me feel like a true Disney princess!!
Here’s what Disneymooners are saying about White Hall Patio on our forums:
We chose the Whitehall Room and patio for the proximity to the Magic Kingdom. We used it for our Welcome Dessert party the night before the wedding. We wanted a place with options for A/C because it’s so hot in Aug and with a view of Wishes. I definitely thought it was a nice venue but brides should be aware that it is a very obstructed view of Wishes