Type: Venue Review
Overview: Hilton Bonnet Creek has primarily taken over as the go to event venue at Disney.
Ballrooms: There are two very large ballroom spaces. The Bonnet Creek Ballroom and the Floridian Ballroom. Both ballrooms share a side foyer so there needs to be attention given to audience flow if you have the Floridian Ballroom. When we have worked in the entire Floridian, we have used the side foyer for entrances which works out well. Some clients have used the connected foyer as an audience lounge area or vendor booths.
Event Space: Multiple breakout rooms are directly below the ballrooms and the dock is workable but is a shared space so coordination is key. The hotel is connected to the Waldorf Astoria which also has ballroom and breakout space.
Challenge: The walk to the Floridian ballroom is a little far from the attendee elevators and you pass through the Bonnet Creek foyer.
Solution: We have done some interesting displays (demonstrated above) to brand the Floridian space which we would be happy to share.
Producer’s Notes: Bonnet Creek is definitely a hotel that should be on your site visit list for larger events in Orlando.