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.

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53 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 4.7
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Lydia

    Lydia Ward · Getting married on 10/11/2020

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

    Absoultely breathtaking

    It was a very simple decision for my now-husband to make in deciding where our venue would be: hands down, The Bell Event Center!
    -the beauty of the building, the architecture, the amazing details, stain-glass from floor to ceiling, the lighting, etc.
    -the attention to every last detail from The Bell staff made me feel like my wedding was a fairytale. Shout-out to Lori Campbell for making sure all of my wishes came true and for keeping everything flowing perfectly (even when there was stress)
    -the food was amazing, the service was perfect, I could go on and on...
    -I wish I could relive this day over and over again
    -HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    Sent on 01/01/2020

    Bell Event Centre's reply:

    Thank you Lydia! We are so glad you chose The Bell Event Centre for your wedding. Thank you for letting us be a part of your day, congratulations!
  • Haley

    Haley Payne · Married on 05/29/2020

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

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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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  • 444 Reading Rd Cincinnati, OH, 45202 See on map
    513-457-5623 (Phone number)
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