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.
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:
- Bridal suite
- Event planning
- Event rentals
- Liability insurance
- Wheelchair access
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:
- Cocktail reception
- Family style
- French service
- Hors d'oeuvres
- Outside cake
Ruth Eckerd Hall also provides many in-house bar services for your special day. The wedding bar services they offer include:
- Cash bar
- Champagne toast
- House beer
- House liquor
- House wine
- Limited bar
- Open bar
- Outside alcohol
- Premium liquor
- Signature drink
- Specialty beer
- Specialty wine
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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Ruth Eckerd Hall?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
What are the most important characteristics of Ruth Eckerd Hall in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Banquet Hall
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Ruth Eckerd Hall for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
What kind of wedding events does Ruth Eckerd Hall offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
What services does Ruth Eckerd Hall offer for wedding events?
- 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?
- Aisle Markers
- Aisle Runners
- Audio Equipment
- Chair Covers
- Dance Floor
- Photo booth
- Tent Accessories
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