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Ruth Eckerd Hall

Clearwater, Florida View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
37 reviews
$9k - $13k For 100 Guests
Up to 100 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$9k - $13k For 100 Guests
Up to 100 guests

Ruth Eckerd Hall is a classic wedding venue located in Clearwater, Florida. Designed by the prestigious Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, this elegant venue is a 73,000-square-foot facility that features a 2,180-seat auditorium, outdoor space, and a spacious indoor ballroom, including a beautifully lit outside balcony. This elegant venue recently underwent an $11 million dollar renovation that includes a stunning three-story, floor-to-ceiling windowed expansion and amazing new 6,000 square foot Grand Lobby. An experienced wedding planning team will work closely with you to ensure your vision for your wedding day becomes a magical reality.

Facilities and Capacity

Ruth Eckerd Hall offers both indoor and outdoor venue options for your ceremony and reception. The indoor Margarete Heye Great Room features an elegant, classic-style interior also recently remodeled with new stunning décor and lighting features with the ability to transform it into the atmosphere of your dreams, and enough space to host up to 350 guests. The East Landing is available outside under a big oak tree if you would rather celebrate outdoors during some of those beautiful Florida fall nights under the stars.

Services Offered

Ruth Eckerd Hall offers many services to make your wedding experience stress-free and memorable. They have many event rentals available for you to use, including tables, chairs, decor, lighting, dance floor, photo booth, tent and accessories, centerpieces, altars and arches, aisle runners, and more. The venue is also available to host engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and farewell brunches. The wedding services they provide include:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting/sound
  • Setup
  • Parking
  • Valet
  • Wheelchair access

Cuisine

Ruth Eckerd Hall provides the convenience of in-house catering, and can accommodate guests with gluten free, kosher, lactose free, no pork, nut free, organic, vegan, and vegetarian dietary restrictions. The experienced staff and on-site Catering and Sales Manager will assist you with everything from decorations and table settings to specialty cocktails and delicious menus prepared on site, and even mouth-watering desserts. They will also provide all needed barware, china, a chocolate fountain, flatware, glassware, and linens in an array of colors to match your wedding theme. The wedding catering services they offer include:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • French service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Other Services

Ruth Eckerd Hall also provides many in-house bar services for your special day. The wedding bar services they offer include:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash bar
  • Champagne toast
  • House beer
  • House liquor
  • House wine
  • Limited bar
  • Open bar
  • Outside alcohol
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer
  • Specialty wine

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

100

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
October
November
December

37 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Alana L. Married on 01/30/2022
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    Megan Gurba made the ENTIRE experience!!!

    10/10 recommend Ruth Eckerd Hall. My wedding reception was held at Ruth Eckerd Hall and it was everything I could've imagined and so much more. It would not have been possible without our AMAZING coordinator, Megan. Not only did she put up with my EXCESSIVE amounts of e-mails and questions but she took the time to respond immediately to each and every one of them. She never complained or made me feel as though I was bothering her. Honestly, it felt as though my wedding was the only one going on! (Which I know is not true.) In addition, my vendors had nothing but great things to say about her as well. This includes my photographers, DJ, and bakers. Megan took the time to make my vision come to life! There was a wedding the day before mine so I couldn't set up my centerpieces. However, Megan set them all up for me the day of. The day of was beautiful. The entire Ruth Eckerd Hall staff was very attentive and helpful to my needs. The staff even brought me new plates of food when I was too busy talking! My food got cold and without hesitation, they brought me more. (Which was absolutely delicious btw!) Beautiful venue, reasonable prices, extensive options for food, and staff that made the entire experience wonderful.
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    Jolene J. Married on 01/07/2022
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    The first wedding during COVID

    Planned and rescheduled twice, the day went off almost without a hitch. The only 'hitch' was a little bit of rain. After all the planning and adjusting due to COVID regulations, Megan, Jackie, Chef, Karen and the entire team made it the perfect day and night to remember. From the bridal party accommodations to get ready day-of to handling our guests and our other vendor partners, plus the unusual circumstances, we can't speak highly enough of this venue. Communication about the rules that kept moving due to Covid was exceptional and we worked together to adjust as needed. The security team was welcoming and efficient and every guest was screened, temperature-checked and hosted with the highest discretion. Not a single guest encountered any illness as a result of attending our event. The bartenders, servers, support staff and decor, lighting, and overall atmosphere were exactly as we had hoped. The food was exceptional - nothing really more to say there - and special dietary requests, personalized cocktails and lighting and decor requests were met and exceeded in every case. In the few weeks since the wedding, our guests have shared with us how much they enjoyed not only the food but the whole evening. MANY have said it was the best wedding they had ever attended. And the bride and groom (as well as the mother and father of the bride) enjoyed the evening with family and friends instead of worrying about the first detail. Megan, Jackie, Karen and the team thought of everything. Highly recommend without pause for any event.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner

Map

1111 N McMullen Rd Clearwater, Florida, 33759
7277122768
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Ruth Eckerd Hall frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Ruth Eckerd Hall?

Ruth Eckerd Hall includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Ruth Eckerd Hall in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Ruth Eckerd Hall for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Ruth Eckerd Hall for wedding events?

Ruth Eckerd Hall offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Ruth Eckerd Hall offer?

Ruth Eckerd Hall offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Ruth Eckerd Hall offer for wedding events?

Ruth Eckerd Hall offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Ruth Eckerd Hall have available for wedding events?

Ruth Eckerd Hall offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Ruth Eckerd Hall and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Ruth Eckerd Hall is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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