Bell Event Centre

444 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Bell Event Centre

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Parking
  • Photo booth
  • Lighting/sound
  • Setup
  • Shuttle


Cuisine
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:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings


Other Services
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.

History
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.

  • Woman-owned
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54 Reviews for Bell Event Centre

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Marybeth

    Marybeth D. · Married on 04/12/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    A perfect spot for a wedding reception

    Our experience for our daughter's December 28th wedding was simply outstanding! One year prior - almost to the eventual wedding day - we visited the center (very impromptu and were warmly welcomed) and saw the Bell Centre then in its Christmas decor and dress. It was obvious from the moment we saw the facility that this was to be the location for our daughter's Christmas wedding. Through a year of planning, the staff responded always in a timely and well-informed fashion. Tiffani (our event coordinator) was very detail-oriented and remembered and recorded everything. She has an incredible talent for the trickle-down effect of decisions and how one step affects another. The staff worked very well with all of our vendors, coordinating details up until the very last minute. By the day of the wedding, I knew we were in very capable hands. We received multiple compliments on the beauty of the facility and its unique presentation. I would highly recommend this facility for a wedding reception or another large-scale event. Our family was beyond pleased!

    Sent on 01/01/2020

    Bell Event Centre's reply:

    Thank you Marybeth! Thank you so much for choosing The Bell Event Centre for your daughter's wedding, we are so glad you have an enjoyable experience.
  • Haley

    Haley P. · Married on 05/29/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Responsive & Detailed Tour

    We toured the Bell Event Centre on a Saturday morning with a lovely lady named Lori. Lori was extremely helpful and answered all of our questions. The tour was of course breathtaking because the venue is beautiful and one of a kind, but Tori herself was extremely helpful. After the tour, Lori followed up and quickly responded to our emails. She never made us feel rushed or like our specific date was going to be given away.

    Sent on 12/05/2019

    Bell Event Centre's reply:

    Thank you Haley! Congratulations and thank you so much for choosing The Bell Event Centre for your wedding. We are happy you had a great experience booking with us.

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Bell Event Centre FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • 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
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    300
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Plated
    Server(s)
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    November
    December

1 Real Wedding

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Sarah Babcock Studio Wedding Photographers

    The Bell Event Centre is a stunning location for weddings in the Cincinnati area! It's so sophisticated and glamorous!

  • PhotoInk Wedding Photographers

    What a beautiful location. The Catholic Church Romanesque grandeur for anyone!

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Bell Event Centre frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Bell Event Centre?

Bell Event Centre 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

At Bell Event Centre, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Bell Event Centre includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Bell Event Centre in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Bell Event Centre for wedding events is known for:

  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Bell Event Centre for wedding events?

Bell Event Centre offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Bell Event Centre offer?

Bell Event Centre offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Bell Event Centre offer for wedding events?

Bell Event Centre offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Bell Event Centre have available for wedding events?

Bell Event Centre offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Bell Event Centre and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Bell Event Centre is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.