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Price range: $10,200 - $13,950 Price range: $10,200 - $13,950
Couples usually spend $12,050 Couples usually spend $12,050
Reception
$1,000 starting price

About

On WeddingWire since 2008

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 250 guests.

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, 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
  • 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, 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, 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

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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Delaney
Delaney M. Sent on 12/19/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! They were so helpful, affordable, and blew us away with a wonderful experience.

I’m not exaggerating when I say I think everyone should have their wedding at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Our experience was worth way more than we paid. The food was excellent, the staff was overwhelmingly helpful and made us feel like royalty on the day of. Completely stress-free planning with the team. Our guests raved about the champagne and the experience. We wouldn’t change a thing!
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Dan A. Sent on 07/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful time, Beautiful venue, great parking, easy access, elegant

Meghan, Jackie, the wait staff, bartender, security and all of the other staff was very professional and took the time to help with every little detail to ensure the night was special. We really enjoyed the rooms for bridal suite, and groom suite and also the venue was beautiful. Highly recommend.
Iveri
Iveri W. Sent on 05/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Come True

We had our wedding here 5/13/23 and it was more than I dreamt it would be. You get top tier service from the moment you begin planning up until the end of your event. Megan was great with the details and responsiveness to my many emails. My only regret was that I did not have a day of coordinator to keep everything organized because there was no one to help us with the timeline after the ceremony and ensuring the toasts were done so it was a bit all over the place. I want to give a special shout out to Mary on their staff. Mary is an absolute angel and she made sure we had EVERYTHING we needed from drinks, to food, to grabbing my second dress for me to change into. There was not a second that her attitude was anything beyond pleasant. Thank you for doing all that you could to make sure our needs were met and they were thanks to you!!
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Ruth Eckerd Hall frequently asked questions

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
The space offered by Ruth Eckerd Hall for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
Ruth Eckerd Hall offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Ruth Eckerd Hall offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
Ruth Eckerd Hall offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
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
Ruth Eckerd Hall is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 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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