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Disney's Shades of Green Resort

Orlando , FL

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Samantha
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are able to book your wedding and reception at Shades of Green on Walt Disney World Resort you must!
We got married outside on the gazebo and it so beautiful outside. The gazebo has ponds and beautiful plants and flowers on one side and a golf course on the other. We had our cocktail hour and reception inside in the Palm PreFunction and the ball room. This space is grand and so beautiful it needs no decoration other than what you do to your tables and lighting. Everyone we worked with at the resort was helpful and nice. We were treated like royalty the day of. The food at the reception was amazing. Our guests loved everything about the resort, esp the 24 hour pool! It has all the perks of being at Disney without being too Mickey Mouse.
The quality for the price is unbeatable. We got more than I could have hoped for. Affordability, grandness, great food, attentiveness, and professionalism. Shades of Green has it all and more!
If you are able to book your wedding and reception at Shades of Green on Walt Disney World Resort you must!
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If you are able to book your wedding and reception at Shades of Green on Walt Disney World Resort you must!
We got married outside on the gazebo and it so beautiful outside. The gazebo has ponds and beautiful plants and flowers on one side and a golf course on the other. We had our cocktail hour and reception inside in the Palm PreFunction and the ball room. This space is grand and so beautiful it needs no decoration other than what you do to your tables and lighting. Everyone we worked with at the resort was helpful and nice. We were treated like royalty the day of. The food at the reception was amazing. Our guests loved everything about the resort, esp the 24 hour pool! It has all the perks of being at Disney without being too Mickey Mouse.
The quality for the price is unbeatable. We got more than I could have hoped for. Affordability, grandness, great food, attentiveness, and professionalism. Shades of Green has it all and more! Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The staff and facilities here were amazing! They were great to work with and our wedding day was picture perfect!
The staff and facilities here were amazing! They were great to work with and our wedding day was picture perfect!
The staff and facilities here were amazing! They were great to work with and our wedding day was picture perfect! Read less
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Alyson
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
They made my wedding perfect! It was an absolutly beautiful venue!
They made my wedding perfect! It was an absolutly beautiful venue!
They made my wedding perfect! It was an absolutly beautiful venue! Read less
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Flahertycl
Wedding:
6/2/2012
3.2/5.0
My wedding at shades of green was wonderful. The food was delicious. The ballroom is a neutral background for any color scheme. The staff on site was attentive. The banquet services/sales dept is a little rigid and not willing to work with you on some items even though you are spending quite a bit of money. Because their rate are lower than most ballrooms in the area, and they are a military resort they were not as willing to assist. Also, attention to detail is a must. Follow up on your items to ensure they have on the contract correctly. They are great and friendly and complete everything with a smile on their face. I wouldn't change a thing....
My wedding at shades of green was wonderful. The food was delicious. The ballroom is a neutral background for any color Read more...
My wedding at shades of green was wonderful. The food was delicious. The ballroom is a neutral background for any color scheme. The staff on site was attentive. The banquet services/sales dept is a little rigid and not willing to work with you on some items even though you are spending quite a bit of money. Because their rate are lower than most ballrooms in the area, and they are a military resort they were not as willing to assist. Also, attention to detail is a must. Follow up on your items to ensure they have on the contract correctly. They are great and friendly and complete everything with a smile on their face. I wouldn't change a thing.... Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
The wedding team at Shades of Green made our wedding a night to remember. Every detail from planning the wedding to actually being in the moment was absolutely perfect. We chose to stay at Shades of Green for 3 nights. Our wedding was a destination wedding and included 90 guests. Teresa Richardson was our sales directors. She handled all of the details in the contract including the number of guests, our food options, the layout of our reception, and the placement and number every table. The banquet team was beyond amazing. They allowed us to bring our flowers from West Palm Beach and store them in the cooler until our wedding day. Every detail was handled perfectly and they spent a great deal of time helping us to organize and deal with any crisis' we encountered. The catering team was excellent. The food was to die for!! Mark, the lead caterer, made sure that my husband and I did not have to go to the bar. He brought us drinks, appetizers, and even offered to make us a plate of food from our buffet.

When you plan for a wedding you are told to plan for things to go wrong. However, the entire Shades of Green team made our experience so magical (it's Disney, so it has to be magical!) They did not allow for anything to go wrong. I could never say thank you enough to the whole Shades of Green crew. The venue was beautiful, but the people who make the event happen far out do the beauty of the venue.

We truly cannot say enough great things about Shades of Green and the members of the staff that make these kind of events possible.
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The wedding team at Shades of Green made our wedding a night to remember. Every detail from planning the wedding to actually being in the moment was absolutely perfect. We chose to stay at Shades of Green for 3 nights. Our wedding was a destination wedding and included 90 guests. Teresa Richardson was our sales directors. She handled all of the details in the contract including the number of guests, our food options, the layout of our reception, and the placement and number every table. The banquet team was beyond amazing. They allowed us to bring our flowers from West Palm Beach and store them in the cooler until our wedding day. Every detail was handled perfectly and they spent a great deal of time helping us to organize and deal with any crisis' we encountered. The catering team was excellent. The food was to die for!! Mark, the lead caterer, made sure that my husband and I did not have to go to the bar. He brought us drinks, appetizers, and even offered to make us a plate of food from our buffet.

When you plan for a wedding you are told to plan for things to go wrong. However, the entire Shades of Green team made our experience so magical (it's Disney, so it has to be magical!) They did not allow for anything to go wrong. I could never say thank you enough to the whole Shades of Green crew. The venue was beautiful, but the people who make the event happen far out do the beauty of the venue.

We truly cannot say enough great things about Shades of Green and the members of the staff that make these kind of events possible. Read less
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cjohnson
Wedding:
2/18/2012
3.6/5.0
Shades of Green is a fantastic venue but a little frusturating in the process. The day of the venu was extremely accomidating and they were organzied and flowed. Just wish there was not so much stress prior.
Shades of Green is a fantastic venue but a little frusturating in the process. The day of the venu was extremely Read more...
Shades of Green is a fantastic venue but a little frusturating in the process. The day of the venu was extremely accomidating and they were organzied and flowed. Just wish there was not so much stress prior. Read less
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Candace
Wedding:
1/15/2011
3.2/5.0
Let me start out by saying that Shades of Green is a beautiful resort. I started out working with a specific sales manager who was absolutly wonderful and so helpful. She helped me get everything for my wedding in order and I was feeling great. About 1 month before my wedding I was told she no longer worked for Shades of Green and a new sales manager would be taking over my wedding. It was a disaster. The new manager didn't know a single thing about my wedding. She didn't even know I was getting married at their indoor location instead of outside! I had to start from scratch with them and reset up everything for my entire wedding! This was WAY to much unneeded stress. On top of tryiing to get everything set up (again), I had a very hard time getting a timely response from anyone at Shades of Green. I was very uneasy going into my wedding day, I just knew something would go wrong since it felt like no one at Shades of Green cared about my wedding. I'd also arranged for my rehearsal dinner to take place at Shades of Green at the Garden Gallary. While the food was good, the service was awful. My group of 35 people had a room to ourselves. When we arrived the tables weren't set and we had no waiter. I actually had to track down a server and ask that they come get drinks for my group. I was so embarrased that no one was able to get drink refills or even some salt and pepper for their meal because Shades of Green hadn't arranged for anyone to tend to our group. It was very upsetting. The wedding day turned out well and things were great. Though I will say if I hadn't had a coordinator helping me keep Shades of Green straight there would have been many mistakes (the bar charging my guests for sodas when I'd specifically told them not to being one of them). Like I said at the beginning, Shades of Green is a beautiful resort and I think they do great weddings, just be careful who you're working with and be sure they plan to respond to you to help you with your wedding!
Let me start out by saying that Shades of Green is a beautiful resort. I started out working with a specific sales manager Read more...
Let me start out by saying that Shades of Green is a beautiful resort. I started out working with a specific sales manager who was absolutly wonderful and so helpful. She helped me get everything for my wedding in order and I was feeling great. About 1 month before my wedding I was told she no longer worked for Shades of Green and a new sales manager would be taking over my wedding. It was a disaster. The new manager didn't know a single thing about my wedding. She didn't even know I was getting married at their indoor location instead of outside! I had to start from scratch with them and reset up everything for my entire wedding! This was WAY to much unneeded stress. On top of tryiing to get everything set up (again), I had a very hard time getting a timely response from anyone at Shades of Green. I was very uneasy going into my wedding day, I just knew something would go wrong since it felt like no one at Shades of Green cared about my wedding. I'd also arranged for my rehearsal dinner to take place at Shades of Green at the Garden Gallary. While the food was good, the service was awful. My group of 35 people had a room to ourselves. When we arrived the tables weren't set and we had no waiter. I actually had to track down a server and ask that they come get drinks for my group. I was so embarrased that no one was able to get drink refills or even some salt and pepper for their meal because Shades of Green hadn't arranged for anyone to tend to our group. It was very upsetting. The wedding day turned out well and things were great. Though I will say if I hadn't had a coordinator helping me keep Shades of Green straight there would have been many mistakes (the bar charging my guests for sodas when I'd specifically told them not to being one of them). Like I said at the beginning, Shades of Green is a beautiful resort and I think they do great weddings, just be careful who you're working with and be sure they plan to respond to you to help you with your wedding! Read less
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rhonda
Wedding:
12/11/2010
1.1/5.0
The lady who was supposed to be working with me never answered my calls after the initial contract was signed until 3 days before my wedding. We never were able to meet her in person. Our rehearsal was outside and scheduled after dark and the gazeebo had no lights or power. The morning of my wedding was a walking fml post. I got a call a half hour before the wedding asking if someone was going to come and set il the linens we had rented for the reception that my coordinator had assured me they would set up as part of the rental fee. I was assured by the resort that they might be able to find someone to do that. Then we get there change in the bathroom and set up our decorations and we go to where we are supposed to wait for the wedding. Except the gazeebo still has no power and the people at the resort wont help us because we are supposed to have a coordinator. So the coordinator for the wedding after ours finally helped us because we were holding up the next wedding. Our music is finally able to start and we do the wedding and get to the ballroom. The rented linens were up. But there was confusion about our fruit and veggie trays and whether it was us or the next wedding that had an open bar. We did not want an open bar only open free sodas and 1 champagne toast. They also had issues letting my dj into the ballroom to get set up. Then we tried to pay the remainder of our bill before e left and no one there would take our payment. They said our coordinator was the one we were supposed to talk to about that. But again she never showed up. Sok tried to pay them by calling over the next few months and she never answered my calls and never called back. I then tried to fax in a credit card authorization to pay our remaining balance that way but it still never came out of my account. Then a year and a half later I get an email out of the blue saying I had to pay them 2500 dollars in 3 days or they would go to my command and report me to the military pay system for indebtedness. I am still waiting for a call back from a manager of sales because the woman on the phone couldn't do anything for me except demand half of the bill I have issues with and tell me she will have her manager call me.
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The lady who was supposed to be working with me never answered my calls after the initial contract was signed until 3 days before my wedding. We never were able to meet her in person. Our rehearsal was outside and scheduled after dark and the gazeebo had no lights or power. The morning of my wedding was a walking fml post. I got a call a half hour before the wedding asking if someone was going to come and set il the linens we had rented for the reception that my coordinator had assured me they would set up as part of the rental fee. I was assured by the resort that they might be able to find someone to do that. Then we get there change in the bathroom and set up our decorations and we go to where we are supposed to wait for the wedding. Except the gazeebo still has no power and the people at the resort wont help us because we are supposed to have a coordinator. So the coordinator for the wedding after ours finally helped us because we were holding up the next wedding. Our music is finally able to start and we do the wedding and get to the ballroom. The rented linens were up. But there was confusion about our fruit and veggie trays and whether it was us or the next wedding that had an open bar. We did not want an open bar only open free sodas and 1 champagne toast. They also had issues letting my dj into the ballroom to get set up. Then we tried to pay the remainder of our bill before e left and no one there would take our payment. They said our coordinator was the one we were supposed to talk to about that. But again she never showed up. Sok tried to pay them by calling over the next few months and she never answered my calls and never called back. I then tried to fax in a credit card authorization to pay our remaining balance that way but it still never came out of my account. Then a year and a half later I get an email out of the blue saying I had to pay them 2500 dollars in 3 days or they would go to my command and report me to the military pay system for indebtedness. I am still waiting for a call back from a manager of sales because the woman on the phone couldn't do anything for me except demand half of the bill I have issues with and tell me she will have her manager call me. Read less
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MNACassel
Wedding:
12/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Absolutely fantastic staff led by Bonny Bailey! She was phenomenal! Worked with me from overseas to created THE perfect wedding venue, exciting pre and post wedding events and the most gorgeous wedding ever! It was perfect! The staff was professional and catered to our ever need and request! We could not have asked for more!! Thank you, thank you!!
Absolutely fantastic staff led by Bonny Bailey! She was phenomenal! Worked with me from overseas to created THE perfect Read more...
Absolutely fantastic staff led by Bonny Bailey! She was phenomenal! Worked with me from overseas to created THE perfect wedding venue, exciting pre and post wedding events and the most gorgeous wedding ever! It was perfect! The staff was professional and catered to our ever need and request! We could not have asked for more!! Thank you, thank you!! Read less
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Yankeesclc
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
A Beautiful day for a Beautiful wedding! We held our wedding and reception at Shades of Green on 10/17/2009. The resort was amazing and the venue was magical. I was so happy with SOG and especially with Bonny Bailey,,she is a GEM! I enjoyed working with her so much we are still freinds and feel she and Deidra bring warmth and beauty to SOG for all brides and grooms. The location could not be more breathe taking and the food was beyond yummy. :} Even though it is a military resort, there is nothing but beauty and sophistication to the venue,,a perfect Disney Dream Wedding! Thank you Shades of Green for your part of my Special Day!
A Beautiful day for a Beautiful wedding! We held our wedding and reception at Shades of Green on 10/17/2009. The resort Read more...
A Beautiful day for a Beautiful wedding! We held our wedding and reception at Shades of Green on 10/17/2009. The resort was amazing and the venue was magical. I was so happy with SOG and especially with Bonny Bailey,,she is a GEM! I enjoyed working with her so much we are still freinds and feel she and Deidra bring warmth and beauty to SOG for all brides and grooms. The location could not be more breathe taking and the food was beyond yummy. :} Even though it is a military resort, there is nothing but beauty and sophistication to the venue,,a perfect Disney Dream Wedding! Thank you Shades of Green for your part of my Special Day! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/12/2007
4.6/5.0
I am happy to give a positive review for Shades of Green Resort. This is a military resort and you (in my case, my USMA-retired dad), will need an ID to stay there. (See SOG website for details.) My wedding was the most wonderful day of my life and SOG had so much to do with my smooth, hassle-free wedding day. I rented the entire Magnolia Ballroom, hosted my wedding party and families onsite in the hotel, used the catering and sound system, and held my wedding and reception there. The lady who helped us the day before and day of was incredibly helpful. She suggested ideas and helped us set up the room—even signed my guest book. :) The food and punch were excellent. SOG even created my punch using my own recipe. The facilities were beautiful—not overly crowded, plenty of parking and bathrooms, use of side rooms for photographers and ready rooms. I took all my wedding pictures on site, it is so lovely. There are pretty halls, lawns, and a gazebo we used as settings.

I had a very limited budget, as I am the oldest of 10 children and finances only stretch so far. I needed more flexibility than a bride usually does and SOG was very good about letting me bring in friends and relatives to help who were not official vendors.

The only notes I would add are these: SOG seems hard to find, so be sure to provide details driving directions for guests. We had folks who were lost. SOG also requires a list of vendors and guests' names and a count of how many will come. This is because they must issue parking passes. Be sure to let your guests know where to park, since not all parking will be available to them. The salesman I worked with in the months leading up to the wedding was helpful, but not exceptionally so. He got me confused with someone else and I ended up with needing to pay a large bill for the punch, because SOG would not let me bring in an outside vendor for that.

All in all, I had like a $10,000 wedding for about half that cost. SOG was amazing!
I am happy to give a positive review for Shades of Green Resort. This is a military resort and you (in my case, my Read more...
I am happy to give a positive review for Shades of Green Resort. This is a military resort and you (in my case, my USMA-retired dad), will need an ID to stay there. (See SOG website for details.) My wedding was the most wonderful day of my life and SOG had so much to do with my smooth, hassle-free wedding day. I rented the entire Magnolia Ballroom, hosted my wedding party and families onsite in the hotel, used the catering and sound system, and held my wedding and reception there. The lady who helped us the day before and day of was incredibly helpful. She suggested ideas and helped us set up the room—even signed my guest book. :) The food and punch were excellent. SOG even created my punch using my own recipe. The facilities were beautiful—not overly crowded, plenty of parking and bathrooms, use of side rooms for photographers and ready rooms. I took all my wedding pictures on site, it is so lovely. There are pretty halls, lawns, and a gazebo we used as settings.

I had a very limited budget, as I am the oldest of 10 children and finances only stretch so far. I needed more flexibility than a bride usually does and SOG was very good about letting me bring in friends and relatives to help who were not official vendors.

The only notes I would add are these: SOG seems hard to find, so be sure to provide details driving directions for guests. We had folks who were lost. SOG also requires a list of vendors and guests' names and a count of how many will come. This is because they must issue parking passes. Be sure to let your guests know where to park, since not all parking will be available to them. The salesman I worked with in the months leading up to the wedding was helpful, but not exceptionally so. He got me confused with someone else and I ended up with needing to pay a large bill for the punch, because SOG would not let me bring in an outside vendor for that.

All in all, I had like a $10,000 wedding for about half that cost. SOG was amazing! Read less
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Caryn
Wedding:
4/29/2007
4.2/5.0
Shades of Green was an excellent location for our wedding. It is a military resort owned by Disney World, Orlando, FL. It had beautiful scenery along with a great atmosphere and great food!!
Shades of Green was an excellent location for our wedding. It is a military resort owned by Disney World, Orlando, FL. It Read more...
Shades of Green was an excellent location for our wedding. It is a military resort owned by Disney World, Orlando, FL. It had beautiful scenery along with a great atmosphere and great food!! Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
2/9/2007
5.0/5.0
Wow wow wow, this is a hidden treasure if you are in the military. We had our wedding at the Gazebo on the lake for only $300. The pictures on the website do no justice to how amazing this hotel is. And with rates of $100 a night you can't beat it if you want your guests to stay there too. This location is just as good if not better than any of the other Disney resorts (and is a Disney resort). If you know anyone in the military you have got to try this place. Richard, the hotel event planner, was awesome too. Oh and for fun there are wild turkeys on the property that is bound to entertain guests :)
Wow wow wow, this is a hidden treasure if you are in the military. We had our wedding at the Gazebo on the lake for only Read more...
Wow wow wow, this is a hidden treasure if you are in the military. We had our wedding at the Gazebo on the lake for only $300. The pictures on the website do no justice to how amazing this hotel is. And with rates of $100 a night you can't beat it if you want your guests to stay there too. This location is just as good if not better than any of the other Disney resorts (and is a Disney resort). If you know anyone in the military you have got to try this place. Richard, the hotel event planner, was awesome too. Oh and for fun there are wild turkeys on the property that is bound to entertain guests :) Read less
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