From family gatherings to social soirees, company celebrations and networking functions, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida can host a wide variety of private group events. But, did you know that groups can host a private breakfast event inside the World Showcase at Epcot? Our featured event venue, the Italy Pavilion, consists of multiple private group areas including Italy Isola, Italy Isola West Plaza, and Italy Plaza, which can accommodate up to 550 Guests total. 

Whether your attendees are meeting at Walt Disney World Resort for a corporate meeting or an incentive event, these private group venues offer endless possibilities to create magical moments for your attendees. Let’s explore what makes the Italy Pavilion at Epcot the perfect location for attendees to start their morning and enjoy colazione (breakfast):

Reminiscent of the Italian waterways of Venice, the combined Italy Isola and Italy Isola West Plaza venues border the World Showcase Lagoon, complete with gondolas docked alongside cheerfully-striped mooring poles. 

A grand staircase matching the pavilion’s beautiful architecture leads attendees to this private island for the ultimate, exclusive reception. The graceful, Venetian-style replicas of St. Mark's Campanile and the distinctive Doge's Palace provide the perfect backdrop for this breakfast event.

Located just beyond these architectural replicas and leading into another private dining area, Italy Plaza is inspired by the grand, world-famous architecture and history of Florence and Rome. Featuring Romanesque stone archways and columns, in addition to the magnificent replicas of Bernini’s Neptune Fountain and the Fountain of Trevi, attendees can enjoy a truly immersive experience in the center of the piazza (plaza). 

An elegant, stepped terrace in the middle of the plaza provides a stage, creating the perfect focal point for the group’s keynote speaker to welcome attendees or share important morning announcements. 

Of course, what is a breakfast event without a simply delizioso (delicious) breakfast menu? Event planners can team up with Disney’s award-winning culinary team to customize breakfast buffet selections for attendees. Popular options include seasonal fresh-cut fruit, pastries, smoked bacon, turkey sausage, seasonal vegetable frittata with tomato compote, an omelet/eggs station with a variety of toppings, and, an attendee favorite, Mickey waffles with maple syrup! 

As an added enhancement, planners can choose from a variety of entertainment options to spark interactive experiences with attendees during breakfast. Popular options include adding a Disney Characters “Meet & Greet” with Pinocchio, Gepetto, and Jiminy Cricket, or providing a warm welcome from Renaissance stilt walkers meandering through the streets of Italy.

This private group event space gives event planners the ability to adjust and arrange elements to fit their theme, timeline, and budget to keep attendees engaged and excited. Various elements of food and beverage, décor, and entertainment can be tailored to the group’s preferences. The possibilities are endless when your attendees #MeetAtDisney.

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