The Bell Event Centre is a historic wedding venue in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. This former church brings with it all the ornate decor of a cathedral, although it has been renovated as an event venue. Couples can host their wedding in downtown Cincinnati, just five minutes from Washington Park.
Facilities and Capacity
Up to 300 guests can join couples at the Bell Event Centre. This wide open space is surrounded by stained-glass windows and fresco paintings on the walls and ceiling. Vaulted ceilings with golden accents rise overhead and a pipe organ sits on an ornately carved balcony. A brick exterior with a bell tower also makes this building beautiful for wedding photos. Uplighting and decor make this space consistent with a couple’s personal wedding style.
This venue’s owner has experience with the catering industry and helps couples determine the best menu items for their big day. In addition to catering advice, couples will find the following services at the Bell Event Centre:
Thanks to owner Christy Cafeo’s experience with catering, couples can find delectable dishes that meet any of their dietary needs, including gluten free, kosher, lactose free, no pork, nut free, organic, vegan or vegetarian. Bar services are also available for couples. Catering can be served in the following styles:
In addition to ceremonies and receptions, the venue is also available for engagement parties and rehearsal dinners. Rehearsal dinners offer exclusive venue use with custom or specific menus.
The venue was originally built in 1850 as St. Paul’s Church. After serving as a church for 125 years, the church was decommissioned in 1975 and stood abandoned for six years. It was purchased in 1981 by the Verdin Company, North America’s oldest bell and clock company. After a two-year renovation, the building reopened its doors as the Bell Event Centre.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Meg · Married on 10/07/2017
We loved our wedding at the Bell Event Center! It was elegant, classy and amazing! The food, service and value was amazing! Alexis was our coordinator and she was amazing! Lori also helped as well and was so incredibly attentive! We had so many of our guests RAVE about our wedding and they all said it was because of the venue. We had a stress free, gorgeous day because of the Bell! We did the cocktail hour, ceremony and reception there and it was perfect! I'd highly recommend the Bell Event Centre!Sent on 10/09/2017
Bell Event Centre's reply:Thanks Meg:)
Natalie · Married on 05/04/2019
May 4, 2019
Exceeded all expectations! We were planning from out of state and they made the process so easy for us! I can’t tell you how many compliments I received on how gorgeous it was! Tiffani, the wedding coordinator was outstanding. She was on top of everything and made sure everything ran perfectly. I would HIGHLY recommend this venue to anyone for a wedding!Sent on 05/06/2019
Megan · Married on 02/23/2019
This venue makes sure your day is special without the stressSent on 03/14/2019
Bell Event Centre's reply:Thank you Megan! Congratulations and thank you so much for choosing The Bell Event Centre for your wedding. I enjoyed being a part of your event.