Plan a Small Private Event at Walt Disney World
There are a couple of ways to set up a small private event at Walt Disney World. For an event at the Grand Floridian, call Private Dining at the Grand Floridian (407-824-2474). For an event anywhere else on property, call Disney Catered Events (firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-939-7278).
Grand Floridian Private Dining: 407-824-2474
You can work with Private Dining (a.k.a., room service) at the Grand Floridian to arrange dinner somewhere in the hotel or at the Marina during Wishes. The cost is $95/person plus 18% service charge and 6.5% sales tax. There’s also a $75 charge for the services of the butler who meets you in the lobby and serves you at your table. If you need more than 2 hours of butler service, additional hours are billed at $25 each. You will be sent a standard menu to make choices from, but you can also request food from any of the resort’s restaurants for a hefty surcharge.
Disney Catered Events: email@example.com or 321-939-7278
To plan a private catered event anywhere else on property, including the theme parks, you’ll need to work with Disney Catered Events. They tend to tell you that you must have at least 10 people to book an event, but once you get past the person who answers the phone and start working with an event planner, there should be no problem if you have fewer than 10. The only requirement is that you be staying at a Disney-owned resort.
Now that I’ve done four of these, I’ve split the first two out into their own pages, complete with detailed planning info and picture-packed recaps of each event. I’ll be adding the most recent one when I get my photos back!