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Bell Event Centre

$10k - $13k For 100 Guests
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The Bell Event Centre is a historic wedding venue in Cincinnati, Ohio. A former church reinvented as an event venue, it has all the ornate beauty of a cathedral. It鈥檚 also conveniently located in downtown Cincinnati, just five minutes from Washington Park.

Facilities and Capacity
The Bell Event Centre can hold up to 250 guests for ceremonies and 300 for receptions. This spacious venue features stained-glass windows, fresco paintings, vaulted ceilings with gold accents, and a beautiful pipe organ on an ornately carved balcony. The brick exterior features a bell tower, which makes a wonderful backdrop for photos. Couples can make the space their own with uplighting and d茅cor items. There鈥檚 also a get-ready room where couples can prepare for the day.

Services Offered
The Bell Event Centre鈥檚 friendly and efficient staff will be at your service throughout your event. Their team includes chefs, servers, bartenders, carvers, and more. Overnight accommodations are available at the property, along with a shuttle to help your guests get around. As well as ceremonies and receptions, the venue is also available for engagement parties and rehearsal dinners. Other services and amenities include:

  • Chairs
  • Centerpieces
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Event planning services
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting and sound equipment
  • A photobooth


Cuisine
Owner Christy Cafeo is experienced in catering and can provide a wide range of delicious dinner choices, including gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan, vegetarian, kosher, and organic options. The Bell Centre offers buffet or plated dinners, as well as hors d鈥檕euvres, brunch, and rehearsal dinner menus. They can also provide bar services and cater for cocktail receptions. Tastings are available so couples can sample their delicious food in advance.






  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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)

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
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly
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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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Brandon H. Married on 01/16/2022
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    Incredible

    We absolutely adore this place. From the building, to the people, to the food. Everything here was amazing. We had originally booked January 2021 but moved it a year due to covid. The team at The Bell was extremely helpful in getting all of this figured out for us and keeping us in the loop. They had great ideas and thought provoking questions that helped my husband and I figure out what we wanted to do. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and was everything we wanted and more. Having our wedding at The Bell was the best thing we ever did. We are so happy!
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    Megan F. Married on 11/05/2021
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    Best venue ever

    Our family and friends cannot get over how beautiful this venue was it was perfect in every way!!

    Bell Event Centre's reply:

    Thank you Megan, we are so glad you chose The Bell Event Centre for your big day. Congratulations to you both!
  • Sloane
    Sloane M. Married on 10/01/2021
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    Stunning venue and amazing experience!

    We cannot recommend the Bell Event Centre enough after hosting our wedding there! We fell in love with the venue because it is just absolutely stunning. But I was slightly hesitant about the in-house catering. I never should have been though, as the food was fantastic and we received so many compliments from our guest saying the food was the best wedding food they have had! The staff and coordinators made the planning process so smooth and easy, and that is coming from a very Type A and easily stressed bride! Their attention to detail is amazing, and they were very flexible and easy to work with! Could not have had a better wedding experience!

    Bell Event Centre's reply:

    Thank you for the review Sloane, we are so happy you had a great experience with us! Congratulations to you!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Sarah Babcock Studio 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 Photography PhotoInk Photography Wedding Photographers

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

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444 Reading Rd Cincinnati, OH, 45202
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Bell Event Centre frequently asked questions

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
Bell Event Centre includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The space offered by Bell Event Centre for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
Bell Event Centre offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Bell Event Centre offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Bell Event Centre offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
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
Bell Event Centre is recommended by 97% 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.

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