Ruth Eckerd Hall

1111 N McMullen Rd, Clearwater, FL 33759 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Ruth Eckerd Hall

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
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Ruth Eckerd Hall
Building Exterior
Building Exterior
Grand Lobby
Grand Lobby
Performing Arts Theatre
Performing Arts Theatre
Margarete Heye Great Room
Margarete Heye Great Room
Wedding Layout with Dancefloor
Wedding Layout with Dancefloor
Hunter Green and Ivory Wedding
Hunter Green and Ivory Wedding
Wedding Head Table
Wedding Head Table
Bar Lighting
Bar Lighting
Guest Tables
Guest Tables
Wedding
Wedding
Table Setting
Table Setting
Table Setting
Table Setting
Candlelight
Candlelight
Guest Tables
Guest Tables
Napkin Fold
Napkin Fold
Sweetheart Table
Sweetheart Table
Antique Furniture Decor
Antique Furniture Decor
Placeard Table
Placeard Table
Raised floral centerpiece
Raised floral centerpiece
Reception menu
Reception menu
Outdoor reception
Outdoor reception
Outdoor reception space
Outdoor reception space
Cocktail and lounge area
Cocktail and lounge area
Outdoor dining
Outdoor dining
Self Serve Buffet Style
Self Serve Buffet Style
Plated Meal
Plated Meal
Cheese and Fruit Display
Cheese and Fruit Display
Hors d'oeuvre - Coconut Shrimp
Hors d'oeuvre - Coconut Shrimp
Carving Station
Carving Station
Carving Station
Carving Station
Desserts
Desserts
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Ruth Eckerd Hall
Building Exterior
Building Exterior

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29 Reviews for Ruth Eckerd Hall

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Jolene J. · Getting married on 01/07/2022

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 09/01/2020
  • Dominic

    Dominic C. · Married on 10/16/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Helpful. Reliable. Amazing

    From start to finish, everyone at Ruth Eckerd Hall went above and beyond even with the sudden changed caused by COVID-19. Whether it was just questions on what’s allowed to changes in policy due to the virus, Megan was extremely helpful and responded (when we emailed) faster than texts I get back from my own family.

    We absolutely loved our wedding there and couldn’t have picked a better venue. We believe it’s the best bang for your buck!

    Sent on 10/30/2020

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Ruth Eckerd Hall FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 1000
  • 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
  • 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

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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 90% 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 4.8 in value.