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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
Recommended by 98% of couples
Meg · Married on 10/07/2017
We loved our wedding at the Bell Event Center! It was elegant, classy and amazing! The food, service and value was amazing! Alexis was our coordinator and she was amazing! Lori also helped as well and was so incredibly attentive! We had so many of our guests RAVE about our wedding and they all said it was because of the venue. We had a stress free, gorgeous day because of the Bell! We did the cocktail hour, ceremony and reception there and it was perfect! I'd highly recommend the Bell Event Centre!Sent on 10/09/2017
Bell Event Centre's reply:
Lattecia · Married on 05/25/2018
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!
Amanda · Married on 07/07/2017
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!