Ruth Eckerd Hall is a classic wedding venue located in Tampa, 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. Their experienced wedding planning team will work closely with you to ensure your vision for your wedding day becomes a reality.
Facilities and Capacity
Ruth Eckerd Hall offers both indoor and outdoor venue options for your ceremony and reception. Their indoor Margarete Heye Great Room features an elegant, classic-style interior with the ability to transform it into the atmosphere of your dreams, and enough space to host up to 350 guests. Their Freedom Boat Club Landing is available outside under a big oak tree if you would rather celebrate outdoors.
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 farwell brunches. The wedding services they provide include:
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. Their 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. The wedding catering services they offer include:
Ruth Eckerd Hall also provides many in-house bar services for your special day. The wedding bar services they offer include:
24 Reviews for Ruth Eckerd Hall
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Brittany Astourian · Married on 01/12/2020
Fantastic wedding reception location
The venue was beautiful, staff were all amazing, the food was phenomenal, and all for a very affordable price. Megan Gurba especially was exceptionally helpful throughout the process. She thought of just about every detail and helped coordinate the day of as well. Would absolutely recommend to friends and family.Sent on 01/21/2020
Whitney Kotwicki · Married on 11/09/2019
This was the wedding of my dreams. Megan Gurba and the staff was so friendly and helpful in making it a special day for us. None of the guests wanted to leave! Everything was perfect, the ceremony and reception was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the staff was accommodating and professional. I couldn't ask for more. All in all, I highly recommend Ruth Eckerd Hall for your next wedding or upcoming event.Sent on 11/14/2019
Christopher Kotwicki, Dc · Married on 11/09/2019
My wife and I had THE BEST DAY! They were so helpful with everything. Coordinating the colors, tasting and selecting the food (which had rave reviews by our guests), scheduling around our busy schedules, doing the rehearsal on short notice and helping pull it all together. Thank you for giving my wife a Grand Reveal during the ceremony they drew back the curtain and helped coordinate the music so she felt and looked like a princess. It was perfect. We all stayed to the very end nobody wanted to leave. I couldn't be more thankful to Megan Gurba. She was so accommodating and helpful. The staff helped me make the trellis the day of the wedding. My best man and i were sweating on the balcony the day of the ceremony and the staff came over to help us.
They let us take pictures in the theater and in front of the venue. It was perfect. The bartenders took great care of us. It was a night I'll never forget and a night i wish could have lasted forever.Sent on 11/14/2019