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ama4889
07-15-2008, 06:22 PM
So,

I was reviewing our Disney calendar, and we still don't have an ADR for our wedding night :lmao: which is August 15th. We are having lunch with guests (just parents) that afternoon, so dinner that night will just be the happy and very worn out couple.

It's a Disney wedding, and our planner specifically instructed us to go through her for our ressies that night, so I'm -hoping- that means we have a little extra wiggle room as far as availability.

I'm considering 'Ohana - we already have breakfast there one day, but 'Ohana is a very prominent concept in our relationship :lovestruc and Lilo and Stitch is one of my favorites. I'm not sure what to expect there though.

Also considering (and planner suggested) California Grill.

DH-to-be did manage to get CRT breakfast ressies for the next morning!

Belle5
07-15-2008, 06:26 PM
'Ohana is not very romantic and not very relaxing. I would go for somewhere very low-key like Artist Pointe.

mikoiv
07-15-2008, 07:04 PM
I tend to agree about Ohana, Artist Point is an excellent choice. Where are you staying? That might help with some ideas.

DizneeMommy
07-15-2008, 07:19 PM
Hmmmm--for the wedding night I'd see if I could do room service and have a special private meal just for the two of us if I were you!

ama4889
07-15-2008, 07:30 PM
Thanks for the suggestions thus far - I'll look into Artist Point, is it hard to get to?

We are staying at Coronado Springs and then switching to an AKV studio on Sunday.

tarheelmjfan
07-15-2008, 07:58 PM
I would plan to eat at your resort. We've never eaten at Maya Grill, so I don't know how it is. I doubt you'll want to go out, when the time comes though.

DiznyDi
07-15-2008, 09:41 PM
Room Service would be my first choice.:hug:
Artist's Point would follow close behind.:love:

Best Wishes on your approaching marriage! party:

undertheseas
07-15-2008, 10:33 PM
Narcoosse's! Leave Ohana for a few years down the road when you have kids....unless you want birth control because all those kids running around will do it for ya! :lmao:

Kidoctr
07-15-2008, 10:47 PM
Congrats on your wedding! For super-romantic: Victoria and Albert's at the Grand Floridian. That's our most favorite restaurant on the planet!! :thumbsup2 DH and I had our 10th wedding anniversary dinner there and again for our 14th (but with my sister and brother-in-law). Any excuse to eat there!! :goodvibes

Belle5
07-15-2008, 10:59 PM
Congrats on your wedding! For super-romantic: Victoria and Albert's at the Grand Floridian. That's our most favorite restaurant on the planet!! :thumbsup2 DH and I had our 10th wedding anniversary dinner there and again for our 14th (but with my sister and brother-in-law). Any excuse to eat there!! :goodvibes

Of course, V&A is the nicest place--but I don't think it is where I would want to go given the OP's particular circumstance.

audisight
07-16-2008, 12:00 AM
Cali Grill is a wonderful place to eat. The food is fantastic and the view is amazing! That's where DF and I are eating the night after the wedding, it will be our first meal as husband and wife without other family members. Congrats on your wedding :goodvibes

Jubilee
07-16-2008, 02:19 AM
Cali Grill vote here instead...I would say V&A if you could swing it, but if not, CG is a less stuffy option with good food and an amazing view!

wdwrich
07-16-2008, 06:41 AM
Already having lunch out with parents? Tired/happy couple? Wedding night?
To me, that all adds up to room service. JMHO.

ama4889
07-16-2008, 08:35 AM
Thank you all...

DF and I have no idea if we're going to be exhausted, or endlessly excited from Disney magic.

A lot of you seem to think we will be tired :lmao:

I did like the room service idea, but the menu I saw for CSR menu was terrible! Fried chicken bucket? Do they allow flexibility? Could we order something from Maya Grill instead? It's a shame because our AKV room service menu is nice...

Otherwise, now I'm down to either Cali Grill, Maya Grill (I saw some great reviews here, but I had ruled it out earlier because I am very picky with southwestern food), or Narcoosee's...

Again, thank you all :cloud9:

Disney-Bride2005
07-16-2008, 08:51 AM
Hi there:

After my intimate wedding, I had my wedding dinner at Ohana's. I thought it was very relaxing and romantic. We had 15 people in our dinner party. I loved it and it was my first time there. All the little girls kept following me and thought I was cinderella.
Everyone was happy with the food and embiance.
Hope that helps.
Congrats!
Gabrielle

Kidoctr
07-16-2008, 08:59 AM
Of course, V&A is the nicest place--but I don't think it is where I would want to go given the OP's particular circumstance.

"Particular circumstance"? Did I miss something? :confused: DH and I honeymooned at WDW and, if I had to do it again, would've had dinner at V&A had we known about it. Of course back then, there was no internet..... ;)

bytheblood
07-16-2008, 09:09 AM
So,

I was reviewing our Disney calendar, and we still don't have an ADR for our wedding night :lmao: which is August 15th. We are having lunch with guests (just parents) that afternoon, so dinner that night will just be the happy and very worn out couple.

A lot of you seem to think we will be tired :lmao: I


I think people are just going off your original post. ;)


I would suggest California Grill, Narcoosees or Artist Point. If you are picky about Mexican/Southwestern food, I would be willing to bet that you will not like Maya Grill. Being a Texan and having Mexican in-laws, I can tell you that what they serve in all of Disney property as Mexican food is nothing close to the sort.

kelleigh1
07-16-2008, 10:03 AM
Me personally, I'd be going with Narcoossee's for a nice romantic wedding night dinner. We went this past November and the whole atmosphere was just incredible. And if you time your dinner right, you can see the fireworks at MK and the electrical water pageant in the lagoon.

disneypolybride2008
07-16-2008, 10:15 AM
I would suggest Ohana, just ask for a table by the window, we did and it was very nice...last time however, the table for us two was RIGHT next to the walkway and got crazy when the kids did the hula parade plus parents were literally leaning on us trying to get pics of their kid. One kid bumped into our salad bowl! NOT FUN> especially since we dont have kids. Now i know to sit by the window. Other than that Ohana has always been great!

Narcoossee is one of our fancy dinners for the trip, it looks romantic too.

BellaSoleil
07-16-2008, 10:24 AM
We ate at Cali Grill and thought it was the most romantic part of our Honeymoon. Dinner and then a viewing of Wishes from the top of the CR. It was so special!

In-room dining sounds very romantic, as well. ;)

Belle5
07-16-2008, 12:23 PM
"Particular circumstance"? Did I miss something? :confused: DH and I honeymooned at WDW and, if I had to do it again, would've had dinner at V&A had we known about it. Of course back then, there was no internet..... ;)

Yeah...I was suggesting that maybe you overlooked the fact that it was not just their honeymoon, but their wedding night and the OP said they would be "worn out". I think V&A would be FANTASTIC on a honeymoon. But a three hour meal (that is not laid back by any stretch of the imagination) on a night when you are worn out would not be what I would recommend to anyone. I would want to save it for a night when I had the energy to savor it.

bumbershoot
07-16-2008, 01:42 PM
Thank you all...

DF and I have no idea if we're going to be exhausted, or endlessly excited from Disney magic.

A lot of you seem to think we will be tired :lmao:

I did like the room service idea, but the menu I saw for CSR menu was terrible! Fried chicken bucket? Do they allow flexibility? Could we order something from Maya Grill instead? It's a shame because our AKV room service menu is nice...


We got married on August 17! 5 years ago in August. It was in Oregon, but the temperature was pushing 100 that day. So, I'd say, similar to WDW in mid-August. :)

Although I was up early and didn't nap and we were the last to leave our reception (I just had to walk barefoot in the dewy grass), and although we went back to the suite I had been staying at to grab some things, and although we ended up sticking around for about an hour to listen to my family members be silly and have heavy discussions (I let my aunt have my suite that night) before heading over to OUR hotel for that night...we were absolutely exhausted. DS is a wedding night baby, but let's just say someone had to wake someone else up out of a dead sleep to cause that to happen. :upsidedow :rolleyes1

You'll be tired.

As for breakfast reservations, well, since I think you have to pay for those reservations ahead of time I assume you'll make it, but I doubt you'll be happy to do so! I think we slept until noon the day after our wedding, and we were still yawning while driving back to the other hotel to pack up and go home (honeymoon was a cruise the next week).


About room service...I wonder, if you let your coordinator know that you'd prefer room service, if she could arrange something from another resort? Or maybe you can get something "to go" from another place and bring it back?

A meal you *want* without having to be dressed up, with a nice bottle of wine or champagne, or even a beer, or just water, whatever you want, in the privacy of your own room might well be MUCH nicer than any restaurant that night.

PrincessBride07
07-16-2008, 01:58 PM
Artist Point is a very nice place to eat. It was quiet and relaxing. DH and I ate their on our honeymoon, and there was a couple that was having their reception dinner there at the same time.

There are number of brides that have their reception at Ohana's, but most of them have their wedding guests dining with them.

Their is a couple on the wedding boards that had their wedding dinner at V&A. She goes into great detail about the meal, and seems to have had a wonderful time.

Are you planning on wearing your wedding attire? Just so you know, you won't be able to wear your dress into a park.

I think any of the signiture restaurants would be a good recommendation (personally my fav is Jiko). I think that you may be able to arrange private dining at the GF, and if planned right you can have it during Wishes.

lsytman
07-16-2008, 03:17 PM
My vote, California Grill all the way.....

Harambe
07-16-2008, 07:13 PM
Splurge on a taxi to bring you to AKL for a wonderful dinner at JIKO! Superb food, exotic setting, great wines. Stroll around the resort, then take a taxi back to CSR. The ride shouldn't be long at all.

I know you're going to AKL later in the week, but JIKO is so nice, romantic lighting and relatively quiet, it would make a lovely - and memorable - wedding night dinner.

Oh, and congrats!!!!

Clotho
07-16-2008, 07:14 PM
I will also vote for doing something very low-key on your wedding night. You will be exhausted, guaranteed. There were no wedding night babies in our future, I can tell you that! There was nobody awake to wake anybody else up! Heehee :P I was so tired, and my head was reeling with all the people and responsibilities and joy and everything, I barely remember a lot of that evening. Especially after all the socializing was over, and it was just us, and I was coming down off the adrenaline high that sustains you all day... It's a bit blurry. And I barely was hungry as a result of all the emotional stuff--you know how it is, that extreme happy (or sad) can spoil your need to eat? Why waste a great meal on a night when you will barely remember it or fully enjoy it?

Anyway, may I make an alternate suggestion? Do something really low key and simple that night...then make a reservation for the next night, just the two of you, to celebrate your "first full day as a married couple"! Get a good night's sleep, have a fun relaxing day, then really do the meal up in style, and create a great memory, too.

I vote Narcoossee's for quieter and romantic (and great view of the MK and Wishes).
I also vote Narcoossee's for food. Delicious.
I vote California Grill for something a little more lively, but still pretty romantic. It's a loud restaurant, bustling, so not as quiet as Narcoossee's. You get a unique view of the MK and Wishes here as well.

Paul in CT
07-16-2008, 07:30 PM
Me personally, I'd be going with Narcoossee's for a nice romantic wedding night dinner. We went this past November and the whole atmosphere was just incredible. And if you time your dinner right, you can see the fireworks at MK and the electrical water pageant in the lagoon.

Another vote for Narcoossees! I suggest you ask your wedding coordinator to get you a room at the GF so that you can just crash after the meal and won't need a taxi or a long ride. As kelleigh says the view from there is wonderful especially if Wishes is on that evening. The food, service and atmosphere are outstanding, far more romantic IMHO than CG and less noisy. Wherever you decide, be sure that the restaurant knows it is your wedding night. It is a favorite of my DW and me. Our anniversary is August 14, but I won't say how many years ago. ;)

Best wishes on your wedding!

DISNEY1975
07-16-2008, 07:40 PM
So,

I was reviewing our Disney calendar, and we still don't have an ADR for our wedding night :lmao: which is August 15th. We are having lunch with guests (just parents) that afternoon, so dinner that night will just be the happy and very worn out couple.

It's a Disney wedding, and our planner specifically instructed us to go through her for our ressies that night, so I'm -hoping- that means we have a little extra wiggle room as far as availability.

I'm considering 'Ohana - we already have breakfast there one day, but 'Ohana is a very prominent concept in our relationship :lovestruc and Lilo and Stitch is one of my favorites. I'm not sure what to expect there though.

Also considering (and planner suggested) California Grill.

DH-to-be did manage to get CRT breakfast ressies for the next morning!


ROOM SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:love: :hug:

maj42169
07-16-2008, 09:15 PM
Me personally, I'd be going with Narcoossee's for a nice romantic wedding night dinner. We went this past November and the whole atmosphere was just incredible. And if you time your dinner right, you can see the fireworks at MK and the electrical water pageant in the lagoon.

Exactly my thoughts as well!! I think this would be a wonderful, romantic, and relalxing dinner for a wedding night!

Kidoctr
07-16-2008, 10:07 PM
Yeah...I was suggesting that maybe you overlooked the fact that it was not just their honeymoon, but their wedding night and the OP said they would be "worn out". I think V&A would be FANTASTIC on a honeymoon. But a three hour meal (that is not laid back by any stretch of the imagination) on a night when you are worn out would not be what I would recommend to anyone. I would want to save it for a night when I had the energy to savor it.

Gee, I guess our traditional, 5-course, sit down, Chinese dinner on our wedding night at the reception (yes, for well over 3 hours) completely jaded me into "overlooking" that fact. Thanks. V&A would have been LOADS more laid back than what we did on our wedding night (not a complaint, just an observation). I don't see how you can get more laid back than having your own Victoria and Albert serve you dinner and take care of your every need for the evening. Good grief, it was just a suggestion and I would have done it in a heartbeat - wedding night, honeymoon, date night, whatever - any excuse to eat there. Sheesh. :(

pixie08
07-16-2008, 10:13 PM
I would say

1. cali Grill
2. narcossee's
3. Artist Point
4. jiko

I think it also depends on what type of food you like. At Cali grill and narcoosee's you bhave a view of the castle and wishes:love:

A.Mickey
07-16-2008, 11:30 PM
I would suggest you do Cali Grill, but ask to sit in the private dining area, it is very quiet and romantic back there, where the rest of the dining room is loud and bustling. The only downfall is it over looks the water looking toward Wilderness Lodge, but the water pagent parade can be seen from there, and you can always go on the catwalk to view Wishes. Artist Point is fairly expensive and I wasnt to impressed with the selection of food there, I would rather spend the money and go to V&A's. My husband and I went there for our 1st wedding anniversary and it was magical. It was soooo worth the money! If it was 700 dollars it would still be worth it!!! If you don't do V&A this time, definitley give it a try, so many people don't go because they think its too expensive, but it is soooo worth every penny!

Belle5
07-17-2008, 12:44 AM
Gee, I guess our traditional, 5-course, sit down, Chinese dinner on our wedding night at the reception (yes, for well over 3 hours) completely jaded me into "overlooking" that fact. Thanks. V&A would have been LOADS more laid back than what we did on our wedding night (not a complaint, just an observation). I don't see how you can get more laid back than having your own Victoria and Albert serve you dinner and take care of your every need for the evening. Good grief, it was just a suggestion and I would have done it in a heartbeat - wedding night, honeymoon, date night, whatever - any excuse to eat there. Sheesh. :(
:confused3

Jubilee
07-17-2008, 12:50 AM
Gee, I guess our traditional, 5-course, sit down, Chinese dinner on our wedding night at the reception (yes, for well over 3 hours) completely jaded me into "overlooking" that fact. Thanks. V&A would have been LOADS more laid back than what we did on our wedding night (not a complaint, just an observation). I don't see how you can get more laid back than having your own Victoria and Albert serve you dinner and take care of your every need for the evening. Good grief, it was just a suggestion and I would have done it in a heartbeat - wedding night, honeymoon, date night, whatever - any excuse to eat there. Sheesh. :(
Just a difference of opinion. I think Belle was just saying it wasn't her idea of relaxing... and maybe it's your idea of relaxing. That's OK-everyone is different. There are good and bad reviews for every restaurant for that reason. :hippie:

Kidoctr
07-17-2008, 09:31 AM
Just a difference of opinion. I think Belle was just saying it wasn't her idea of relaxing... and maybe it's your idea of relaxing. That's OK-everyone is different. There are good and bad reviews for every restaurant for that reason. :hippie:

No problem with differences in opinion here but also no need for those posts to be condescending. If you have a different opinion than I do, I wouldn't presume that you "overlooked" something. KWIM? :rolleyes:

Personally, I've never been to Cali grill or Narcoosee's or Jiko or some of the other suggestions in this thread but I'm sure willing to try them out (not on my wedding night - don't plan to do that again!). DH and I are conservative that way - we've found a restaurant that we've fallen in love with and stick with it each time we visit WDW and I wanted to share that - not get criticized for my suggestion.

whogirl'smom
07-17-2008, 10:25 AM
I would vote for Narcoossee's.

Could you stay at a different resort for your wedding night, or is there a particular reason you're at CS the first night? If you were at Wilderness Lodge you could do Artist Pointe easily or room service. It would be great to be at Grand Floridian that night (that's just me, though ;) ) but I know it's pricey. I didn't realize the moderates even had room service--maybe another moderate hotel whose restaurant has a menu that appeals to you more?

Congratulations on your Disney wedding!:lovestruc

whogirl'smom
07-17-2008, 10:32 AM
Well, I just noticed that Aug. 15 is a Friday, so that would mean two days somewhere else. I thought it was a Sat., so I guess my suggestion above doesn't work unless you'd change the first two nights reservation. Hmmm. Sorry.

You could do O'hana's like you wanted, and see if they'd box your dessert to take out on the beach with you. (I'll bet they would, being that you would be newlyweds!) Then you could watch the fireworks from the beach and have a little peace and relaxation. Or eat at Narcoossee's and have them box the dessert--I know they will here. Then on to whichever beach!

shaun&miranda
07-17-2008, 10:55 AM
I would give some thought as to what you are likely to want to eat.

I got married at Disney last year, and had a lunch reception at the California Grill for us and our 20 guests. We had a huge meal, followed by loads of wedding cake.

In the evening, we just had a dessert party at EPCOT with the fireworks and I couldn't even find room to eat a dessert!

It would be a shame to go somewhere as gorgeous as Cali Grill or Narcoossee's (my 2 favourite restaurants in WDW) and not have an appetite to really enjoy the food!

Some other ideas I haven't seen anyone suggest so far:

If the room service menu doesn't appeal to you, get a service like the garden grocer to deliver a bag of stuff to your room to graze on that night, and just spend it in (or out!) of your PJs

Order a hamper from Disney florist for an in-room picnic

Go to your favourite park that night to watch their fireworks, just you and your new husband, and graze on some snacks as you just walk around taking your time. (If you're in Epcot, have some cocktails in France from the vendor stalls there and eat french pancakes by the side of the lagoon.)

If you do think you will be hungry enough to eat a full meal, I would choose Narcoossees as it is lit so beautifully, the atmosphere is very romantic and the food is outstanding. The Cali Grill is lit to be brighter, it is much larger in feel, and can be a bit noisy.

I do love Jiko, but they have an annoying tendency of putting tables of 2 very close together. The last time we went there, we ended up talking to the people either side of us as much as each other, as we continually had them dropping napkins by our feet, knocking our table when they went to the restroom etc. It didn't spoil our meal at all, but it would not be what I wanted on my wedding night. Any other night, it's gorgeous and we got a free pistachio creme brulee for being on our honeymoon here too (all the tables got them in our ranks of couples!)

If I was in your shoes, I think the thing I would most love would be putting on my flip flops, a pair of shorts and a vest, and going to watch some amazing fireworks in Magic Kingdom (my fave park), having a snack at Main St Bakery, and then coming back to my room to find a bottle of champagne and some chocolate dipped strawberries (you can get these delivered through your wedding co-ordinator) and staying in with my new husband.

SO, I would consider how much you plan to eat at lunchtime, how much cake you plan to eat in the afternoon, how hungry you are likely to feel, and whether you want a "fun" night (go to Ohana - it's awesome but loud), or a quiet romantic one (fireworks/picnic/Narcoossees).

I'm sure whatever you choose you'll have an amazing time!

Miranda

futreWDI
07-17-2008, 11:01 AM
Splurge on a taxi to bring you to AKL for a wonderful dinner at JIKO! Superb food, exotic setting, great wines. Stroll around the resort, then take a taxi back to CSR. The ride shouldn't be long at all.

I know you're going to AKL later in the week, but JIKO is so nice, romantic lighting and relatively quiet, it would make a lovely - and memorable - wedding night dinner.

Oh, and congrats!!!!

Probably not much of a splurge since it is pretty much across the street.

bumbershoot
07-17-2008, 11:43 AM
Gee, I guess our traditional, 5-course, sit down, Chinese dinner on our wedding night at the reception (yes, for well over 3 hours) completely jaded me into "overlooking" that fact. Thanks. V&A would have been LOADS more laid back than what we did on our wedding night (not a complaint, just an observation). I don't see how you can get more laid back than having your own Victoria and Albert serve you dinner and take care of your every need for the evening. Good grief, it was just a suggestion and I would have done it in a heartbeat - wedding night, honeymoon, date night, whatever - any excuse to eat there. Sheesh. :(

The difference is that was your wedding reception. Not a dinner AFTER your wedding and reception.

I'm not sure of the OP's particulars, I don't nkow what time she's getting married that day, but she's having a Disney wedding that day, she says she's having lunch with parents, AND she's talking about having a dinner out that night. That's a LOT of stuff in one day.

I actually personally don't even know why they'll be eating; I am biased b/c I was a bride who did actually eat all she wanted on her wedding day...big meal, a bunch of our insanely good cake, and a few glasses of the terrific beer made at the place we had the wedding and reception. :) So at the end of the night I was NOT hungry. But I also know that not every bride is as focused on food as I was, LOL. I had planned that thing for 2 years, making everything as perfect as possible, and there was no way in heck I wasn't eating everything I wanted to. :goodvibes


I suppose if the OP isn't having a reception with food and guests, then it's all different, and in that case, the OP should pick the place that sounds the best! I just didn't know that Disneyworld did that sort of wedding! :goodvibes

Kidoctr
07-18-2008, 12:33 PM
We're definitely focused on eating too - I guess we're considered "foodies". :) Now that I'm thinking about it, I'm not sure I remember how much I ate on our wedding night - we were up and mingling and posing for pictures, smiling until my face hurt. I think the OP said that they were just having lunch with parents - not a huge reception, and suggested that they really wouldn't be all that tired in the evening. I really loved our reception (except for the heavy snowfall - some guests had to leave a little early) - it wasn't the typical Western reception - but it was exhausting. A dinner at V&A's would have been WONDERFUL but we wouldn't even come close to being able to afford a reception there with friends/family and we wanted to share our evening with them. ;)

psutim
07-18-2008, 02:45 PM
I'd go to Shula's at the Dolphin Hotel! It is not on the dining plan, but it is a great atmosphere...my DW and I go almost once a month!

disneybridetobe
07-18-2008, 04:29 PM
We had dinner at 'Ohana after our Disney Wedding (Intimate/Escape) in 2006, and we loved it, and would do it over again. It was fun, they had a dance for the newlyweds, made a big fuss, etc. (Didnt hurt that I was still in my dress!)

I say go for it, it's very fun and energetic, and you can go for a nice walk up to the Wedding Paviliion like we did... very romantic. :cloud9:

Tink3Bell
07-18-2008, 05:07 PM
California grill has my vote.

Angel16
07-18-2008, 05:16 PM
Well, you certainly have gotten many wonderful suggestions. You are going to have a magical day and evening with family and friends you love. Come evening to steal away just the two of you. Ahhh heaven. :hug:

From our experience we were so exhusted and we kept pushing to "enjoy every minute and not miss anything". If we were to do it over again....I would do the evening BIG wedding dinner a day or two after the wedding. When we had relaxed, rested and could really enjoy our time. I would suggest that the two of you sit down and talk about what you both would really like to do, discussing how you think you will be feeling and if the heat of August in Florida will zap you. Whatever you deceide will be Perfect for You. Sending you warm wishes for many, many years of happiness. :bride: :groom: pixiedust:

Angel

BriarRosie
07-18-2008, 05:58 PM
Personally, I've never been to Cali grill or Narcoosee's or Jiko or some of the other suggestions in this thread but I'm sure willing to try them out (not on my wedding night - don't plan to do that again!). DH and I are conservative that way - we've found a restaurant that we've fallen in love with and stick with it each time we visit WDW and I wanted to share that - not get criticized for my suggestion.[/SIZE][/FONT]

I've been to all of those places. And of all the choices, I still think Victoria and Albert's would be a great idea. I think California Grill, Jiko, and Artist Point are up there in terms of food or ambience. California Grill can be very noisy, though.

I'd want my wedding dinner to be at Victoria and Albert's, if I had a Disney wedding in the works. One of the best things is that the menus are personalized and dated, and they would also make a nice keepsake.

ama4889
07-19-2008, 08:25 PM
Oh my gosh, thank you for all of these wonderful responses!

Our wedding is more of a weddingmoon - so after the guests leave, we're there together on honeymoon for 2 weeks. I did add Jiko for later in the stay. V&A, while I'm sure is lovely, is a little too much and too upscale for us, we are pretty laid back. We do love our disney dining though...so, another trip maybe.

I think 'Ohana might be pushed to the next trip (February, we're thinkin' - have to make use of those complementary annual passes!)

As for staying at a different resort...we're in CSR on the annual pass discount. Originally the wedding was not a Disney wedding, and was just a honeymoon with the 2 weeks in AKL. We decided to go all the way and splurge on having the wedding there too, since Chicago didn't seem to offer anything nearly as magical ;)

Previous lunch and everything will not be too big. The whole thing is a very small event, more of a planned, very expensive elopement with our parents present. I wasn't too impressed with the Artist Point menu, honestly. So...I do think it's going to be Narcoosee's, assuming we can get in. We'll try to ask for a good spot to view the fireworks...:lovestruc

Thank you all so much!

ROEDISNEY
07-19-2008, 09:19 PM
California Grill, Cirtico's or Narcoossee's

johnsonet
07-19-2008, 09:23 PM
Oh my gosh, thank you for all of these wonderful responses!

Our wedding is more of a weddingmoon - so after the guests leave, we're there together on honeymoon for 2 weeks. I did add Jiko for later in the stay. V&A, while I'm sure is lovely, is a little too much and too upscale for us, we are pretty laid back. We do love our disney dining though...so, another trip maybe.

I think 'Ohana might be pushed to the next trip (February, we're thinkin' - have to make use of those complementary annual passes!)

As for staying at a different resort...we're in CSR on the annual pass discount. Originally the wedding was not a Disney wedding, and was just a honeymoon with the 2 weeks in AKL. We decided to go all the way and splurge on having the wedding there too, since Chicago didn't seem to offer anything nearly as magical ;)

Previous lunch and everything will not be too big. The whole thing is a very small event, more of a planned, very expensive elopement with our parents present. I wasn't too impressed with the Artist Point menu, honestly. So...I do think it's going to be Narcoosee's, assuming we can get in. We'll try to ask for a good spot to view the fireworks...:lovestruc

Thank you all so much!

If you're at CSR then AKL is close by and Jiko is a very attractive, adult atmosphere in general but not outrageously expensive. May I just suggest something really special there is to sit at the "bar" - the Cooking Place where they prep a lot of the first courses - would be a unique Disney dinner for you b/c you would be in the incredible atmosphere of the place, INCREDIBLE, interesting food, the buzz of the chefs behind the counter, who would answer any questions you may have but NEVER infringe on your privacy and you would get wonderful service. A sommelier will help you choose a wine if you're interested... at Jiko your server could easily be a sommelier himself :thumbsup2
If it were your wedding night I'm sure they would make it extra special :wizard: If you're laid back, I think this would be an excellent spot for you two :cloud9: Also, checking in at Jiko isn't a madhouse (well, not usually!) as it certainly seems to be at 'Ohana :scared1:

Congratulations and best wishes, regardless of where you dine~

Mickey_Man
07-19-2008, 10:24 PM
DW & I went to Narcoossee's for the first time this past trip, and I think it will be perfect for what you want. We also got married in WDW, and we did Portobello Yacht Club at DTD as our wedding reception and V&As as our first dinner the next night. I don't think we would have wanted V&As the actual night of our wedding - we would have been too tired to have to be that formal. Narcoossee's is a great meal, outstanding view/location, and more relaxed. Excellent choice!

Merriwind
07-19-2008, 10:36 PM
We have always enjoyed Narcoossee's. The food, the service, the view. Enjoy!

Harambe
07-20-2008, 08:41 AM
Probably not much of a splurge since it is pretty much across the street.

Forgive me if "splurge" is the wrong word. I was just suggesting that they could skip the WDW bus and make the trip a little more special.

Or am I supposed to be AWED at your knowledge of WDW geography?

ElizabethB
07-21-2008, 05:36 AM
If you are really tired and want to stay at your resort, Maya Grill is a nice choice. It's not Nuevo Latino cuisine anymore (much to DH's and my disappointment). It's steaks and chops, basically. The creative dishes are the appetizers and desserts (which is what DH and I have when we go). But, there are lots of plain American dishes now -- it's basically a steakhouse. The atmosphere is nice, rather romantic, and, unless there is a noisy convention crowd, relatively quiet.

While I would rank it below some of the dining suggestions other posters have made, there is something to be said for dinner at your resort after a huge day.

Whatever you decide, enjoy!

dmslush
07-21-2008, 07:08 AM
Oh my gosh, thank you for all of these wonderful responses!

Our wedding is more of a weddingmoon - so after the guests leave, we're there together on honeymoon for 2 weeks. I did add Jiko for later in the stay. V&A, while I'm sure is lovely, is a little too much and too upscale for us, we are pretty laid back. We do love our disney dining though...so, another trip maybe.

I think 'Ohana might be pushed to the next trip (February, we're thinkin' - have to make use of those complementary annual passes!)

As for staying at a different resort...we're in CSR on the annual pass discount. Originally the wedding was not a Disney wedding, and was just a honeymoon with the 2 weeks in AKL. We decided to go all the way and splurge on having the wedding there too, since Chicago didn't seem to offer anything nearly as magical ;)

Previous lunch and everything will not be too big. The whole thing is a very small event, more of a planned, very expensive elopement with our parents present. I wasn't too impressed with the Artist Point menu, honestly. So...I do think it's going to be Narcoosee's, assuming we can get in. We'll try to ask for a good spot to view the fireworks...:lovestruc

Thank you all so much!



If Ohana is special to you and he, then do it! We were married in January at disney, and ended up going to 1900 Park Fare. I've had so many people just shake their head at me when I told them where we went because it is a 'noisy restaurant and is not romantic'. But, it fit our personalities. I wanted a picture of us in her wedding clothes with cinderella and prince charming. I wanted buffet so that our picky daughter could get whatever she wanted. I wanted fun, and laid back. Heck, I don't need romance at disney, I need fun and characters LOL