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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47 Reviews for Bell Event Centre

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 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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    Lattecia · Married on 05/25/2018

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    This was the greatest investment of my wedding budget. The Bell Event Centre provided top level customer and event services. My wedding was absolutely stunning and with so smoothly. I couldn't have dreamed of a better experience. My coordinator Tiffani was the best. She execute my every wish perfectly and timily. I also was blown away by the food. The biggest compliment we received was about the food tasting amazing and the decor. I can honestly say I had my dream wedding and it was definitely because of the Bell Event Centre!

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    Amanda · Married on 07/07/2017

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    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!

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Bell Event Centre FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • 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
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 20
  • 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
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

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
    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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