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Gaylord Palms Resort is a premier Central Florida wedding venue. Located in Kissimmee, Fla., just minutes from the area’s world-famous theme parks, the resort features one-of-a-kind event spaces and a dedicated team of wedding experts. Gaylord Palms can handle it all – from overall planning and dining to specialized spa packages and the ultimate in guest service. Gaylord Palms takes the worry out of the wedding planning process. Working side-by-side with the couple, Gaylord Palms specialists help create wedding memories that last a lifetime.

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Gaylord Palms Resort has an experienced team of wedding specialists to assist couples with every stage of the planning process. From vendor recommendations to hassle-free set-up and tear-down services, the team does not rest until each couple has everything they need for their special day. Catering packages of all sizes are available and managed in-house by the Gaylord Palms expert culinary team. The resort’s mixologists offer a wide array of creative beverages. Custom menus are available, including dishes for guests with special dietary needs. In addition, the resort’s luxurious spa creates special wedding packages with treatments and therapies designed just for the occasion, and a full menu of hair, nail and make-up services.


Gaylord Palms Resort features 1,718 guest rooms and suites, with many available for block bookings. Ideal for destination weddings and guests traveling to the area, these well-appointed luxury rooms and suites are available with a variety of views – including rooms with balconies that overlook the resort’s 4.5-acre garden atrium. Guests staying at the resort also have access to Cypress Springs Water Park, a 3-acre water wonderland with two pools, seven waterslides, a children’s water playground, an action river attraction and private, poolside cabanas.


Conveniently located in Central Florida, Gaylord Palms Resort is just a few miles away from the area’s world-famous theme parks. In addition to the on-site fun and entertainment at the resort, guests can enjoy the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld theme parks, as well as other local attractions. For golfers, Gaylord Palms is an official club partner for the Celebration Golf Club. Located minutes from the resort in the town of Celebration, Celebration Golf Club is the final course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr. Featuring native trees and framed by the natural wetlands, the 18-hole course was designed to challenge every skill level.

Outdoor Lawns:

Outings under the sun or stars are always a big hit in the Sunshine State. Gaylord Palms features two expansive outdoor lawns, both centrally located so your guests can enjoy all the resort has to offer. Both areas can be tented and configured into an array of setups.

Surrounded by tall palm trees, Coquina Lawn has 9,000 square feet of artificial grass, with an additional 5,000 square feet available on the surrounding paved walkway area. Gently nestled between the hotel’s garden atrium and the convention center, this outdoor spot also features three fireplaces to provide a glow of ambiance and additional space for gatherings.

Mangrove Lawn opened in 2021 and is a prime choice for any special event. Named for the trees that thrive in Florida’s coastal areas, the multi-purpose tract features 10,000 square feet of artificial turf (13,000 square feet when including the lawn’s paved perimeter). Located just steps away from the excitement of Cypress Springs Water Park, Mangrove Lawn also features fireplaces that provide comfortable conversation spots on crisp Florida evenings.

Escambia Ballroom:

With dramatic, arch-shaped windows that overlook the scenic Florida landscape that surrounds Gaylord Palms, the 2,897-square-foot Escambia Room combines modern design with old-world style – featuring large, ring-shaped chandeliers and Edison-style bulbs. Attention to detail is can even be spotted in the room’s carpet, with an homage to Florida’s famous coastline. The carpet recalls a Florida seashore, as rich hues of sea foam green transition into tan and beach-inspired sandy brown near the entrance doors.

Sun & Coastal Ballrooms:

Two favorite ballrooms – the Sun Ballroom and the Coastal Ballroom – bring distinctive styles and functionality to your special event.

The Sun Ballroom has be easily divided to provide you the flexibility to create a great space for your reception. Your guests can mingle and enjoy cocktail hours in the pre-function area that overlooks the pool.

Equally as flexible is the Coastal Ballroom, which also can be divided to create endless space configurations for your guests. The custom-molded ceiling, modeled after an ornate dining room ceiling spotted by designers in a Palm Beach, Fla. estate, is fitted with state-of-the-art LED lighting that can be programmed to match the color of the fashion, flowers or other décor to create and accentuate your very own personal and seamless theme.

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Leslie T. Sent on 04/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect and Beautiful Emerald Bay Wedding

I began helping to plan my daughter's wedding over two years ago. We ended up booking a venue that we thought was perfect not only for the location, but also largely based on the fact that we 'clicked' with the event manager that we met and she made us feel that she was going to make our wedding perfect. Without going into a lot of detail, I can tell you that our event manager left that venue prior to our wedding and as we continued to work with that venue and the new event coordinators, we knew something wasn't right. After a number of issues, we felt we needed to search for a new venue and decided to take a look at the Gaylord Palms. While we have lived in Orlando for nearly 21 years, we had never taken the time to go out and view the resort. As we started to investigate, we found that the event manager we clicked so great with was now working at the Gaylord Palms. To me - that showed me that things were meant to be and we selected the Emerald Bay Plaza at the Gaylord to be our venue. From that moment on, we were so impressed with not only the most professional staff, but the caring and attention that they give to make sure your event was perfect. They offered a variety of options for not only the ceremony venue, but also the cocktail hour and the reception locations. Some of the decisions were so hard to make because every option they gave was phenomenal.

The ceremony in the Emerald Bay couldn't have been more perfect and our guests absolutely loved the cocktail hour in the Fort. By far though my favorite part was walking into the Osceola ballroom and seeing how beautiful the reception hall had been set up. Everyone at the Gaylord Palms made us feel like royalty, from the valet team, to the front desk personnel, the wait staff at the Wreckers sports bar and all of the servers at both the cocktail hour and in the reception, but it was Jessica Arnold and her event staff that made this an event of a lifetime for us.

As exhausting as it was to plan and execute this perfect wedding, I am sad that it is over because working with Jessica and her team has been such a big part of our lives for the past year. I can't recommend this team and this venue any higher than 5 STARS but if I could, I would. They are simply the best.
Lisa D. Sent on 09/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning Venue and First Class Custom Experience

This is a stunning and elegant venue with multiple options. The photos of it really don't do it justice. Go and see it! Our wedding guests were WOWED by it. It has the unique advantage more than any other venue I've seen in that its lush landscape with waterfalls, caves, and gorgeous greenery gives the look and feel of being outdoors. Yet, you are inside under a beautiful glass atrium so all the natural light can come in. You don't have to be worried about weather or heat issues here because you're inside. If you visit their spaces, you will fall in love with them and see how amazing they are. We worked with Nina and Jessica. Both of them worked tirelessly and were very professional. They were attentive to our every need and gave us a beautiful first class custome experience. I really cannot say enough good words about them because they met my very high standard and expectations! I researched many options in this area. There are none who can match the beauty and first class service this one offers.
Danielle Sent on 12/27/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Words cannot describe my happiness!

Where to start. Gaylord Palms is such a beautiful venue. Since everything is inside, you don't have to worry about weather at all! They provide so many different options for ceremony locations and cocktail hour. We had our ceremony in the Wedding Pavilion and our Cocktail Hour in the Fort. We then chose the Orange Blossom Ballroom for our Reception. The ballroom has gorgeous stained glass ceiling lights and looks amazing all done up.

Every staff member was amazing. From our initial contact, to touring the venue, and planning with Liz; it was all so effortless. Liz was a godsend for me! She went way above and beyond anything I could have imagined. She was always there to answer ALL of my questions and liaise with other departments onsite to get me answers.

Our wedding was EXACTLY how I imagined it and everything went off without any problems. I'm so happy we chose Gaylord Palms for our special day!
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