46 Reviews
20-300
Guest Capacity
Indoor/Outdoor
Venue Setting

About Bell Event Centre

The Bell Event Centre specializes in weddings and is the perfect venue for your event!

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.

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: Cincinnati

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46 Reviews for Bell Event Centre

4.8
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5.0

The venue itself is outstanding with it's old church restoration. Everyone who worked there was friendly and helpful. Whenever I had a random question about the contract, the decorations, timelines; you name it, they were happily there willing to help get all your questions answered immediately. My wedding day coordinator was Lori and she was amazing. She was always there asking if there was anything we needed all while ensuring the night stays on the timeline. She not only checked on the bride and groom, but she also checked in with our entire bridal party and parents to help get them whatever they needed to ensure they had the best time they could. She was always so calm which was a major help when all of our emotions were heightened. The rest of the staff worked so efficiently, you couldn't even notice there workers/servers/bussers walking around.

The food was absolutely amazing. We had guests say that this was the best wedding food they had ever had. We had the ziti bolegnese, airline chicken, green beans and fingerling potatoes with salad and rolls. Everything was so flavorful. My favorite were the snappy garlic green beans! All the appetizers were delicious as well. The chef and kitchen staff did a great job and seemed to feed a large crowd (160) without any issue.

We would recommend the Bell Event Centre to anyone looking for a venue for one of their events. You can trust that the event will go as planned, on time, with delicious food all while you enjoy the event yourself, worry-free!

Profile Picture Amanda, 7/7/17, 6 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location
Services Used: Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting/Sound, Set Up, Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access, Indoor, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables, Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
5.0

We loved everything about our ceremony and wedding at the Bell. The venue is beautiful, the food was delicious, and the staff is incredible. Lori, our wedding coordinator from the Bell, was so helpful!!! Especially the day of the wedding, she helped us with everything we needed and made sure everything went as smoothly as possible. We got married on a Friday and only had beer/wine - so that helped a great deal with cost. Would highly recommend this venue to anyone!

Profile Picture Katrina, 9/2/16, 4 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Clean Up, Set Up, Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'Oeuvres, Server(s), Tastings, Parking, Wheelchair Access, Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Liquor License, Indoor, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables, Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

Bell Event Centre Pricing

Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Server(s)

Bell Event Centre FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
300
Guest Minimum
20
Event Spaces
1
Type
Historic
Style
City, Classic, Vintage
Setting
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
300
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
20
Setting, Rehearsal Dinner
Indoor
Ceremony
Engagement Party
Reception
Bridal Shower
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Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
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Limited Bar
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444 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45202   See On Map
513-852-2787 (phone)
Bell Event Centre is a wedding venue from Cincinnati, Ohio servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Columbus, Dayton, and Northern Kentucky. Bell Event Centre is a professional event venue that has been part of the Cincinnati wedding industry since 1998 specializing in weddings.