the components, as we built them
there's more to tell when you visit
ruby room & courtyard
You can also call it our private green/dressing room and courtyard. One accesses the other through a wall of glass doors. Full bathroom with shower and other necessary prepatory accoutrements. Often difficult to leave its simple comfort. Adjoining service galley with ice maker and commercial sink.
The front plaza is a split-level entry and functional area. Frequently a site for a red carpet and photographer, guest check-in and wedding send-off. The front vestibule/ hallway accesses four private baths and two coat areas/ seating alcoves that double as window displays for creatives.
We don't call it the back courtyard as the name is unworthy of its beauty. Lit in a perfectly dappled sort of way that you have to experience to appreciate. Surrounded by the park and our black bamboo and cypresses. Stone slabs support the frequent food truck. Connects to the Side Deck for a change of scenery.
Running the full length of the main room, the deck is accessible through four custom 12-foot mahogany doors. Buffered by maples and tall grasses, it is a prime cocktail reception or dining spot. Brick wall uplights standard. Throw decorative lighting on the side of the building and you really have something.
Everything revolves around the main room, a hub-and-spoke layout that favors those who don't like to be trapped in one space. Park views in all directions and as much natural light during daylight hours as desired. The main room retains its soaring industrial wood and steel truss ceilings, hardwood floors and masonry construction. Enhanced with true plaster walls, and slick audio, video and decorative lighting.
One of three outdoor areas that surround the building, which in turn are surrounded by Dragon Park. The front courtyard may be the most dramatic. It's where one can see, but not be seen (too much) with its elevation and tree canopy. From the courtyard, you look upon the front facade of Ruby with its 15-foot doors. Covered for sun and rain and walled in winter for year around use. String lighting standard.
in short, it all depends
Our minimum. Takes at least 2 to tango.
Our maximum. Manageable with reception style and use of outdoor spaces.
130 / 200
inside / inside + outside.
75 - 225
Typical Ruby size, hard to go astray.
200 / 75
Maximum indoor ceremony or theater / maximum outdoor (non-park) ceremony.