The Grand Californian Hotel is located in the Disneyland Resort. This is the only hotel on property that is semi-located within a park. A whole side of the hotel is attached to the Disney California Adventure Park. In fact many rooms of the hotel have a spectacular view of the park and some very lucky rooms have views facing the new World of Color show and the colorful Paradise Pier part of the park.
As much as I love the Disneyland Hotel because of its history and overall magical theme, the Grand Californian Hotel gives off a whole new level of elegance and whimsy, all on its own. The hotel is decorated in deep greens, browns and has a rustic, outdoorsy feel to the hotel. It is the perfect setting for a wedding that wants less "fantasy" and more elegance.
Entrance to the Grand Californian Hotel
The entrance to the hotel
The massive lobby of the hotel immediately gives off a different impression than the Disneyland Hotel. It is far more grand and has less Disney emphasis on its decor.
Such a beautiful lobby
Wedding aspect wise, this hotel is perfect for couples that are looking for a feel that is not overly Disney. I love how the Grand Californian ballrooms can be easily transformed into a beautiful reception space.
Grand Californian Ballroom set-up. Definitely a different feel than the Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom.
With simple decor, the ballroom transforms into an elegant space.
Overall, the Grand Californian ballroom venue is a nice alternative for couples seeking a more refined Disney location. The ballrooms at the Grand Californian have neutral color palates that aren't too bold and can carry many different types of wedding decor theming.