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Venues in Clearwater, Florida,
(727) 712-2768

About Us

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


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

Jolene J.

5 out of 5
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  • 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 r... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


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

    $ 1,000.00

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


    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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