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The Ruth – Charlotte Wedding Venue Spotlight

February 18, 2022

The Ruth is the newest addition to the Beau Monde portfolio here in Charlotte. I was already really excited about it because I’m obsessed with The Collectors Room in Southend…but after the venue tour I took this week, I’m even more ready for weddings at The Ruth. UPDATED because now I’ve actually photographed several weddings at The Ruth and it’s such a dream- it’s the modern, clean wedding venue that Charlotte has been missing.

The Vibes

The Ruth is an aesthetic dream. huge floor to ceiling windows along with multiple skylights mean the lighting inside is stunning (hello amazing portraits) and paired with the statement bar and feature wall, it’s an incredibly beautiful and intentional space. The Ruth is beautiful by itself so you don’t have to add a ton of decor if you don’t want to, but it is a blank enough canvas to make your wedding whatever you want it to be. Anna and Katie (the lovely site managers) emphasized several times just how important it was to them that The Ruth was a warm, inviting space, and it absolutely is.

The Details + Features

along with a dedicated dance floor, wrap around patio (aka: best cocktail hour space ever) and two spaces for getting ready, The Ruth features an expansive outdoor space- something super rare for a venue in Charlotte proper! the outdoor space is lovely, with lounge areas and market lights. The Ruth can house 350 guests, and more intimate weddings (120 guests or less) will have the option to have their ceremony outside. and the bar! let’s talk about the bar. it’s maybe my favorite aspect of the entire venue. Beau Monde is going to have a dedicated bar program for their couples, including having the option for signature drinks. so we can take some fun couples portraits there, and then you can have a rad cocktail. let’s gooo. also- maybe the best part- there is ample parking available!

Let’s Talk Photographs

there are SO many spaces for couples portraits! the floor to ceiling windows, the stunning bar, the outdoor spaces- we’ll be able to create a ton of variety in your wedding photos. if you’re interested in doing a first look, the garden area or the front of the building would be perfect.

From Beau Monde:

“the Beau Monde team is available to help our clients plan the event of their dreams; our basic planning services will help guide you seamlessly through the experience. Beau Monde’s preferred catering team will create a menu that suits your special night. our service staff is here for you: each event will have an event manager, servers, bartenders, and chefs on site preparing your food. we are here to make it simple, elegant, comfortable, and most of all- a memorable time for you and your guests.”

let’s party at The Ruth together

if you’re looking for an amazing modern wedding venue, this is it. the Beau Monde team is welcoming and dedicated to you having the BEST experience, so if you have any questions or want to talk about booking The Ruth for your wedding- click here for their contact form. and when you’ve booked your venue and want to talk about photographs- click here to inquire with me! keep scrolling to see more photographs from this beautiful wedding day.

  1. Katelyn,
    Thank you for this wonderful write-up! We appreciate you coming for the vendor tour and are looking forward to you shooting the September 30th wedding! With our opening around the corner, we would love to promote this blog post across our platforms. Host you at Bar Beau Monde and The Ruth soon for a cocktail!

    • Katelyn says:

      hi Marysue!

      thank you so much! I absolutely can’t wait for the opening (and a cocktail at Bar Beau Monde- yes please!) and you can absolutely promote with this blog post- if you share on Instagram, I’d love to be tagged @thehazelclubphoto so I can re-share! 🙂


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