Engagements & Weddings in Orlando
Kara Killen, April 11, 2018
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Without a doubt, we are an entertainment capital with our world-class theme parks, water rides and other unique activities, but Orlando is much more than fun in the sun. We are romance under the moon, as well. What with balmy nights, swaying palms and stars that sparkle like diamonds, there is plenty to love (and express your love with) in The City Beautiful.
Romance and Fun Commingle
There are so many spectacular venues where you can tie the knot in Central Florida, from verdant parks and exotic gardens to chapels (classy or quickie) and private grand mansions a "tent-for-rent."
If you are leaning towards the ever-popular beach wedding, Orlando is deliciously sandwiched between two beautiful coastlines. Make long stretches of golden sand along the Atlantic Ocean your aisle, or exchange vows as the sun melts into the calm, clear water of the Gulf of Mexico. Both shorelines make stunning backdrops for your unforgettable big day.
Or opt for a theme-park wedding. Both Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort offer wedding packages but you can't just show up and get hitched. Tolling bells at Hogwarts Castle? Why not? A wedding march at Walt Disney World Resort? Sure thing. Hey, where do you think Mickey and Minnie got hitched? Trivia: According to Walt himself, Mick and Min have been married since the early 1930s.
Pop the Question
Not quite ready to marry but prepared to crank the relationship up a notch? In these times of social media, how and where you propose marriage is just as important (and showy) as the wedding itself. Take your pick, plan something extra special and make your own magic happen right here in Orlando. Choose a state park, a "who dunnit" mystery dinner theater, skydiving, upside down on a hyper coaster (just hold on tight to the ring), in front of a classic Edsel at Old Town, at Cinderella's Castle, in a hot air balloon, on a swan-shaped paddle boat, or strolling around the world at Epcot. Or privately, poolside at your luxury vacation villa. Orlando is the perfect place to mix romance and fun. Where else can you propose marriage with Spiderman or Betty Boop as a witness and then celebrate your engagement all day in supreme theme park style?
Head in the Clouds
Become betrothed (or exchange vows) in a place where love is literally in the air... 400 feet up in the air to be exact, on the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, the tallest observation wheel on the East Coast. Each fully enclosed, air-conditioned capsule can accommodate up to 15 people. During daylight rides, you can see theme parks, lakes and lush landscape, plus on a clear day, views of Cape Canaveral. Or, choose a sunset or night wedding in the capsule and, if timed right, enjoy dazzling views of local fireworks and the Orlando skyline.
If you want to make your engagement a truly special, once-in-a-lifetime event, celebrate the occasion with a Tailored Package at Discovery Cove. Enjoy the day in a breathtaking tropical atmosphere and experience up-close encounters with marine life. And, believe it or not, you can actually have a dolphin deliver the proposal to your beloved via buoy!
Now there's a story to tell your future kids.