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DisneyBride11
07-11-2009, 02:32 PM
My future husband and I are having an escape wedding and after our mini-reception (as I call it...it's really cake and champagne) we are planning on going to a restaurant afterwards. The only problem is that we don't know what restaurant to go to that is kid friendly (we'll have our 5 year old ringbearer with us) and that is sophisticated enough for the adults. (Everyone, inluding me and my fiance, will still have on our wedding day attire). Since we are not allowed into the parks with our formal attire on the restaurant has to be in one of the resorts or in downtown disney. If you can give me any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

jandj524
07-11-2009, 03:52 PM
Congratulations! My husband and I were married in Disney 13 years ago--it truly was magical--enjoy!!!

Our rehearsal dinner was at California Grill, my niece (4 at the time) was with us and enjoyed herself. We did time dinner to take advantage viewing the fireworks.

Again, congratulations!

disneybride96
07-11-2009, 04:20 PM
Congratulations! My husband and I were married in Disney 13 years ago--it truly was magical--enjoy!!!


Us too! 13 years in November! We were married at the Yacht Club...our wedding day lunch was at Beaches and Cream! lol.

DB11...where are you getting married. Is the escape wedding what they used to call the intimate wedding?

jen2207
07-11-2009, 04:29 PM
I think Citricos is a great place to go for a special meal. Citricos in the GF gets overlooked. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere is nice but still seemed casual enough that I didn't hesitate to bring my ds8 and dd6 last year. But afterall - this is Disney, most any restaurant is going to be comfortable to accomodate children. Congratulations and have a great time!! :lovestruc

LittleStinkerbelle
07-11-2009, 05:19 PM
I was going to suggest California Grill as well.

CharacterFan
07-11-2009, 05:23 PM
I would also suggest California Grill.

Cheshire Figment
07-11-2009, 08:02 PM
I think either Citrico's or Jiko. Personally I think the CG is highly overrated. But actually the best you could do might be put her in the child care center at either your Resort or the GF and go to Victoria and Albert's.

Pumbaa_
07-11-2009, 08:05 PM
Where are you getting married and how many people? do you have easy transportation?

purpliequeen
07-11-2009, 08:30 PM
Cali Grill as well. Congrats! :thumbsup2

Lynn5700
07-11-2009, 08:39 PM
Hi! I was an escape bride as well. We had a luncheon at Grand Floridian Cafe, and it was horrid. So don't go there. Trust me. I would go with places like...

Narcoossees- Nice atmosphere for a wedding
Ohana- Would be a lot of fun
Jiko
Citricos

Where are you getting married at?

DisneyBride11
07-11-2009, 08:39 PM
Where are you getting married and how many people? do you have easy transportation?

We are getting married at the Yacht Club Rose Garden Wedding Gazebo and we'll have 20 people.

DisneyBride11
07-11-2009, 08:43 PM
Us too! 13 years in November! We were married at the Yacht Club...our wedding day lunch was at Beaches and Cream! lol.

DB11...where are you getting married. Is the escape wedding what they used to call the intimate wedding?

Yes the escape is now what they used to call the intimate wedding. We were thinking about beaches & Cream too! lol We weren't looking for anything too fancy because we will have a 5 year old boy with us but at the same time we don't want anything too kid oriented either. We're still trying to decide. Thanks for the help though!

Lynn5700
07-11-2009, 08:46 PM
Aww that will be so nice. We were married at SBP.

Ok since you are in that area, I would go with Yachtsman Steak House. To be honest with you, I wish I would have eaten somewhere around the boardwalk area. Would have been more convenient.

DisneyBride11
07-11-2009, 08:47 PM
Hi! I was an escape bride as well. We had a luncheon at Grand Floridian Cafe, and it was horrid. So don't go there. Trust me. I would go with places like...

Narcoossees- Nice atmosphere for a wedding
Ohana- Would be a lot of fun
Jiko
Citricos

Where are you getting married at?

We are getting married at the Yacht Club rose garden wedding gazebo. Where did you get married at?

DisneyBride11
07-11-2009, 08:50 PM
Aww that will be so nice. We were married at SBP.

Ok since you are in that area, I would go with Yachtsman Steak House. To be honest with you, I wish I would have eaten somewhere around the boardwalk area. Would have been more convenient.

Awww I wanted to get married at the wedding pavilion but my fiance hated the idea so that idea went out the window lol. Have you eaten at the YSH? If you have how is the quality? My fiance and I love steak and only want the best for our wedding day lol

Lynn5700
07-11-2009, 08:59 PM
OOOh if you all love steak DEF go to Yachtsman!!!! We are going to be trying it in Jan, we have not been yet. Umm but there are awesome reviews on Yachtsman. I hear they have the best steaks.

pixie08
07-11-2009, 09:35 PM
Congratulations! I too am a past Disney bride. Disney will take care of you and your day will be magical. Bt the way check out the Disney weddings forums on disboards because there are so many other brides who can help (like Lynn;))

Lynn is tright...stay near the BC/YC/BW area.The travel will make it nuts. I would say Yachtsmen (if want something more refined...and yes it is yummy and beautiful inside) or how about Captains Grill? I think that would be a little nicer than Beaches but not as expensive or upscale as Yachstmen. I never ate there though so look for some reviews.

JUJU814
07-11-2009, 10:06 PM
I think either Citrico's or Jiko. Personally I think the CG is highly overrated. But actually the best you could do might be put her in the child care center at either your Resort or the GF and go to Victoria and Albert's.

Jiko is lovely...very sophisticated and yet you could still bring a child there easily.

The child is in their wedding, they're not going to stick him in a child care center! That would be mean.:confused3

Citrico's or Narcooses would be other lovely choices. The nice thing about Narcooses is it is a nice atmosphere and you may be able to get seated by the window (probably, especially if they know it's your wedding!) and you can see the MK fireworks and such!

JUJU814
07-11-2009, 10:10 PM
My future husband and I are having an escape wedding and after our mini-reception (as I call it...it's really cake and champagne) we are planning on going to a restaurant afterwards. The only problem is that we don't know what restaurant to go to that is kid friendly (we'll have our 5 year old ringbearer with us) and that is sophisticated enough for the adults. (Everyone, inluding me and my fiance, will still have on our wedding day attire). Since we are not allowed into the parks with our formal attire on the restaurant has to be in one of the resorts or in downtown disney. If you can give me any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

FYI, Last August we were at Disney and there was a bridal party walking around Epcot in the evening in their formal attire. There were these people surrounding them with flags, or lights or something..but it was a small party of 10 or so people, definitely a wedding party, and she was in her gown. They had just come from Coral Reef restaurant. We had seen her earlier that day getting her pics taken at GF. Are you sure you are not allowed in any of the parks in your formal attire?

Lynn5700
07-11-2009, 11:20 PM
FYI, Last August we were at Disney and there was a bridal party walking around Epcot in the evening in their formal attire. There were these people surrounding them with flags, or lights or something..but it was a small party of 10 or so people, definitely a wedding party, and she was in her gown. They had just come from Coral Reef restaurant. We had seen her earlier that day getting her pics taken at GF. Are you sure you are not allowed in any of the parks in your formal attire?

They were probably being escorted to their dessert party, or wedding reception. You can only go in with your wedding attire if you have one of those booked.

I agree with you Mary. The traveling all over the place on your wedding day does drive you a little nuts.

TinkerbellinLouisian
07-11-2009, 11:28 PM
Married at Poly - 08/2002! At the point near the water....it was wonderful...I believe it was the "intimate" wedding package...We had our "New" family of 5 (Me, then DS 10, DH and his DD9, DD8).....plus my family (DM, DSFam of 4, DDwith DSM) and DH had his DM/DD, DB with 3 kids)

We had the reception at the Poly which was wonderful...and we used the limo from the package to transport the family to the Contemporary to what was then the Concourse(?) Steak Restaurant....

It was all perfect and lovely...and I would say that if I had to do it again...I would love to plan it with a restaurant at the Contemporary...since the limo rides and getting to the Concourse was such a HIT with the kids...most had never been in a limo...and the CR was like HOllywood all the bright lights and the limo drivers helping us out like we were movie stars...the dinner was great ...but the choices like THe Wave are probably even better now.....

Congratulations...and have a Magical Visit!

Mary

ElizabethB
07-12-2009, 06:27 AM
I would pick a restaurant that will let you use their private dining room, or seat your party in a separate area by yourselves.

Jiko has the wine room. That would be nice for a party of 20, if they'll let you have it to yourselves. The food is delicious there.

CG has a great private room (not the wine room) that has a first rate view of the fireworks. It's fairly large, however, and you may need more than 20 to book it. If they require more people for the private room, perhaps they'd book the wine room for you (no fireworks view though).

I don't know if Yachtsman has a private room. The food is good there. Citrico's has an area toward the back, looking over the marina, which also has a view of the fireworks. Although not a private room, your party would be in the corner, a bit by yourselves.

V&A has an area that can be closed off for a private party. Frankly, V&A would be my choice for a wedding dinner. Very fancy, quite pricey. But, by far the most memorable food, wine and service anywhere on Disney property. Not at all stuffy service -- but rather service that is warm, welcoming and perfect. Nothing else comes close. No children under 10 allowed, but they might make an exception for a private party in the closed off area.

Artist Point is nice and although I'm not aware of a private room there, they have an alcove area where they could put your party.

Other possibilities for dinner in the Epcot area (I'd check and see if they have private dining areas). Flying Fish Cafe (has a wine room). Shula's (great steaks and service -- not sure if they have a private room). Blue Zoo (haven't eaten there but looks great if there is a private room).

I would avoid any restaurant that is a 1 table service credit restaurant. The quality of food and service has declined so much at those restaurants that you could not be assured of a nice dinner (IMO).

gemmybear83
07-12-2009, 06:34 AM
I'm getting married (fingers crossed!) at the Yact Club Gazebo next December :goodvibes Like others I would suggest somewhere around the boardwalk would be handy. Were thinking of the Wave at the Contemporary for ours - but that does involved travelling time :thumbsup2

Here are some of the ones we thought of:
California Grill
Artist Point
Yachtsman Steakhouse
Flying Fish Cafe
Jiko
Citricos

You can't make reservations for Beaches and Cream so personally I wouldnt got there as it would stress me out!

Have a look on the wedding board on here there are lots of helpful disney brides on there :bride:

pantherlj
07-12-2009, 06:50 AM
Jiko is lovely...very sophisticated and yet you could still bring a child there easily.

The child is in their wedding, they're not going to stick him in a child care center! That would be mean.:confused3

Citrico's or Narcooses would be other lovely choices. The nice thing about Narcooses is it is a nice atmosphere and you may be able to get seated by the window (probably, especially if they know it's your wedding!) and you can see the MK fireworks and such!

Depending on the child, it might not be mean at all - it might be a treat. My girls loved the onsite child care at the Poly. The child could have a lot more fun playing video games than being the only child at a dinner with a bunch of adults :)