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Bell Event Centre

Cincinnati , OH
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LOCATION

444 Reading Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45202 US (map)

PHONE

513-852-2787

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ABOUT US

Thank you for considering The Bell Event Centre for your special occasion. Our goal is simple: to pair exceptional service with a breathtaking facility for your event. We understand the... Read more
Thank you for considering The Bell Event Centre for your special occasion. Our goal is simple: to pair exceptional service with a breathtaking facility for your event. We understand the significance and importance of your function and we strive to exceed your expectations on all levels.

Owner Christy Cafeo and her team have a combined 60 years of experience within the restaurant and catering industry. Their experience has provided their foundation of exceptional service and elegant dining, guaranteeing your event is a truly unique experience.

Elegance with simplicity is our purpose. Simply choose the food and beverage package that best suits you and we will ensure the event you envision becomes a reality.

For more information call 513-852-2787 or http://www.belleventcentre.com/asp/contact.asp Read less

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1850
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
1
Number of suites
2
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
8000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1850
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
1
Number of suites
2
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
8000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Bell was my first and only option for an indoor venue. Its ambiance and beauty are one of kind. If you pick this venue you will have a memorable reception/wedding your guests will be forever talking about. I’m convinced there’s no other venue in Cincinnati that can top the Bell. It’s magical, mesmerizing, and like a dream. My guests couldn't stop complimenting me on my venue. If you want something that people will remember and be talking about forever- pick the Bell. If you want a venue that no other venue can top and any other wedding your guests go to can’t even compete- pick the Bell.

To me-this venue was reasonably priced, is worth every penny and could honestly run for a lot more. I don’t know why anyone would go to a standard event hall when there is the Bell. This venue is a gem! Something like this in a bigger city would be a fortune and we have it here in Cincinnati for a competitive price in my opinion.

Customer service- There were some bumps but the Bell fixed everything, which I very much appreciated. I felt they made it obvious I was annoying them during my “bridezilla” moments. The reception hall is the most expensive part of the wedding and I wish they were a bit more "warm/fuzzy" when dealing with their brides. It appears they are used to a certain type of clientele and if you don't fit that type of client they don't know how to deal with you in my opinion... I will say they are the only vendor I felt like this with. I went ahead and still gave them a high rating because they made things right and personally reached out to me in the end; I can't tell if it's because they knew I would raise hell if they didn't or it was sincere... but I guess it doesn't matter because business is business in the end and it is just a transaction. They delivered 100% for what I paid for.

Overall, my wedding reception was perfect and I don’t have any regrets about having it at the Bell.

Best part? The included wedding coordinator.
The Bell was my first and only option for an indoor venue. Its ambiance and beauty are one of kind. If you pick this venue Read more...
The Bell was my first and only option for an indoor venue. Its ambiance and beauty are one of kind. If you pick this venue you will have a memorable reception/wedding your guests will be forever talking about. I’m convinced there’s no other venue in Cincinnati that can top the Bell. It’s magical, mesmerizing, and like a dream. My guests couldn't stop complimenting me on my venue. If you want something that people will remember and be talking about forever- pick the Bell. If you want a venue that no other venue can top and any other wedding your guests go to can’t even compete- pick the Bell.

To me-this venue was reasonably priced, is worth every penny and could honestly run for a lot more. I don’t know why anyone would go to a standard event hall when there is the Bell. This venue is a gem! Something like this in a bigger city would be a fortune and we have it here in Cincinnati for a competitive price in my opinion.

Customer service- There were some bumps but the Bell fixed everything, which I very much appreciated. I felt they made it obvious I was annoying them during my “bridezilla” moments. The reception hall is the most expensive part of the wedding and I wish they were a bit more "warm/fuzzy" when dealing with their brides. It appears they are used to a certain type of clientele and if you don't fit that type of client they don't know how to deal with you in my opinion... I will say they are the only vendor I felt like this with. I went ahead and still gave them a high rating because they made things right and personally reached out to me in the end; I can't tell if it's because they knew I would raise hell if they didn't or it was sincere... but I guess it doesn't matter because business is business in the end and it is just a transaction. They delivered 100% for what I paid for.

Overall, my wedding reception was perfect and I don’t have any regrets about having it at the Bell.

Best part? The included wedding coordinator. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
11/14/2014
5.0/5.0
The Bell Event Centre is, in my opinion, the best place to have your wedding reception. This place is absolutely gorgeous inside! We recently had our reception there on November 14th and I could not have been happier. This was the first and only place we looked at, and we booked it immediately. Our coordinator was Amy and she was so helpful! I didn't have to worry about anything, I knew it would be taken care of. The lighting package here is amazing! Between the lighting on the alter and pillars, the spotlight on each centerpiece, and the lighting on the stained glass windows, it is absolutely breathtaking. We also received so many compliments on the food! This place is absolutely gorgeous, there is really nothing like it! Highly Recommended!
The Bell Event Centre is, in my opinion, the best place to have your wedding reception. This place is absolutely gorgeous Read more...
The Bell Event Centre is, in my opinion, the best place to have your wedding reception. This place is absolutely gorgeous inside! We recently had our reception there on November 14th and I could not have been happier. This was the first and only place we looked at, and we booked it immediately. Our coordinator was Amy and she was so helpful! I didn't have to worry about anything, I knew it would be taken care of. The lighting package here is amazing! Between the lighting on the alter and pillars, the spotlight on each centerpiece, and the lighting on the stained glass windows, it is absolutely breathtaking. We also received so many compliments on the food! This place is absolutely gorgeous, there is really nothing like it! Highly Recommended! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Bell Centre was absolutely perfect for our wedding last month. When I saw it for the first time, I knew it was where I wanted our reception to be! The space is incredible, but the staff is also amazing! They are so helpful and flexible. Our wedding coordinator was Maddie and she was awesome! We didn't have to worry about a thing--the night went so smoothly! The food was so delicious--everyone was blown away by the dinner and we also had great appetizers and late-night bites.
The Bell Centre was absolutely perfect for our wedding last month. When I saw it for the first time, I knew it was where I Read more...
The Bell Centre was absolutely perfect for our wedding last month. When I saw it for the first time, I knew it was where I wanted our reception to be! The space is incredible, but the staff is also amazing! They are so helpful and flexible. Our wedding coordinator was Maddie and she was awesome! We didn't have to worry about a thing--the night went so smoothly! The food was so delicious--everyone was blown away by the dinner and we also had great appetizers and late-night bites. Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We worked with Amy at The Bell Event Centre. She was so professional and flexible. She never complained about one request that we made. She made the whole evening worry free and enjoyable. The Bell is a great place because they do provide so many services included in the total price of the evening. It is a BEAUTIFUL place! The whole evening felt so special just because we were in that beautiful old church.
We worked with Amy at The Bell Event Centre. She was so professional and flexible. She never complained about one request Read more...
We worked with Amy at The Bell Event Centre. She was so professional and flexible. She never complained about one request that we made. She made the whole evening worry free and enjoyable. The Bell is a great place because they do provide so many services included in the total price of the evening. It is a BEAUTIFUL place! The whole evening felt so special just because we were in that beautiful old church. Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I saw pictures of someone's wedding reception at the Bell before I ever met my now husband and I knew it was where I wanted to have my wedding reception someday. I had never even step foot through the door! As soon as we got engaged I sent messages to a few acquaintances who had their receptions there to get feedback - positive, glowing reviews after positive, glowing reviews. Not one negative thing! So - I scheduled my own visit and as soon as I walked through the door, I knew it was going to be perfect for our special day.

It started with incredible communication and customer service from day #1. I asked a million questions and no one batted an eye. They were quick to respond, offered great ideas and solutions and made me feel valued and special all along the journey. Everyone was an absolute DREAM to work with during the planning process. I would fire off random e-mails day after day as things would come to mind and the girls would respond right away. They shared ideas, suggested vendors and were always willing to work with me on changes. Truly top notch customer service!

And then there was the wedding day... The entire team was calm, organized and in control the entire day and everything truly went off without a hitch. Maddie and the crew treated us like a King and Queen the entire night. Our drink glasses were full and we hardly had to lift a finger.

I cannot tell you how many compliments we got from our guests on the Bell Centre - from the BEAUTIFUL venue and incredibly accommodating staff to the AMAZING food (who knew "wedding food" could actually taste THAT good?!?).

Our wedding day was an absolute dream come true and the Bell Centre was a HUGE part of that. They are truly second to none. I cannot say enough great things about the Bell and all of their staff. I would choose them over and over and over again if I had the chance. The best of the best!
I saw pictures of someone's wedding reception at the Bell before I ever met my now husband and I knew it was where I Read more...
I saw pictures of someone's wedding reception at the Bell before I ever met my now husband and I knew it was where I wanted to have my wedding reception someday. I had never even step foot through the door! As soon as we got engaged I sent messages to a few acquaintances who had their receptions there to get feedback - positive, glowing reviews after positive, glowing reviews. Not one negative thing! So - I scheduled my own visit and as soon as I walked through the door, I knew it was going to be perfect for our special day.

It started with incredible communication and customer service from day #1. I asked a million questions and no one batted an eye. They were quick to respond, offered great ideas and solutions and made me feel valued and special all along the journey. Everyone was an absolute DREAM to work with during the planning process. I would fire off random e-mails day after day as things would come to mind and the girls would respond right away. They shared ideas, suggested vendors and were always willing to work with me on changes. Truly top notch customer service!

And then there was the wedding day... The entire team was calm, organized and in control the entire day and everything truly went off without a hitch. Maddie and the crew treated us like a King and Queen the entire night. Our drink glasses were full and we hardly had to lift a finger.

I cannot tell you how many compliments we got from our guests on the Bell Centre - from the BEAUTIFUL venue and incredibly accommodating staff to the AMAZING food (who knew "wedding food" could actually taste THAT good?!?).

Our wedding day was an absolute dream come true and the Bell Centre was a HUGE part of that. They are truly second to none. I cannot say enough great things about the Bell and all of their staff. I would choose them over and over and over again if I had the chance. The best of the best! Read less
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Rachael
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
The second we walked into the Bell Event Centre we knew we had found the perfect venue for our wedding reception. The building, an old church restored as a full service event center, has stunning architecture, gorgeous stained glass and an amazing mural/mosaic ceiling that is simply breathtaking. The kind of venue that needs very little additional decoration -- flowers and votive candles set a romantic and timeless tone for our amazing wedding day. Our guests were in awe of the beauty of the venue saying they had never seen anything like it.
The staff at the Bell Event Centre was super responsive and helpful. Amy managed the day-of coordination on site -- and everything went flawlessly. She was extremely helpful with ideas and answering questions ahead of time and took care of every last detail of the day. Everything was set up perfectly. The staff was extremely helpful -- they took care of everything, leaving nothing to do/worry about for us/our families other than enjoying our time. The food was phenomenal. So many people commented on how much they loved all the food saying it was the best they ever had. The staff even took care of catering in late night Skyline for our guests.
I highly recommend The Bell Event Centre--it was perfect and I can't thank Amy, Brooke and team for everything!
The second we walked into the Bell Event Centre we knew we had found the perfect venue for our wedding reception. The Read more...
The second we walked into the Bell Event Centre we knew we had found the perfect venue for our wedding reception. The building, an old church restored as a full service event center, has stunning architecture, gorgeous stained glass and an amazing mural/mosaic ceiling that is simply breathtaking. The kind of venue that needs very little additional decoration -- flowers and votive candles set a romantic and timeless tone for our amazing wedding day. Our guests were in awe of the beauty of the venue saying they had never seen anything like it.
The staff at the Bell Event Centre was super responsive and helpful. Amy managed the day-of coordination on site -- and everything went flawlessly. She was extremely helpful with ideas and answering questions ahead of time and took care of every last detail of the day. Everything was set up perfectly. The staff was extremely helpful -- they took care of everything, leaving nothing to do/worry about for us/our families other than enjoying our time. The food was phenomenal. So many people commented on how much they loved all the food saying it was the best they ever had. The staff even took care of catering in late night Skyline for our guests.
I highly recommend The Bell Event Centre--it was perfect and I can't thank Amy, Brooke and team for everything! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
2/1/2014
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough about how well our wedding was coordinated! We did not have a wedding coordinator, but you would NEVER know. Amy Nobbe worked with all our vendors to make our big day absolutely seamless. Her positive attitude and calm demeanor was exactly what is needed the day of your wedding. All of the decorations and details were perfectly displayed as directed, and the food was phenomenal. All of our guests had nothing but compliments to share about the venue. It is absolutely beautiful and I would HIGHLY recommend the Bell to all brides.
I can not say enough about how well our wedding was coordinated! We did not have a wedding coordinator, but you would Read more...
I can not say enough about how well our wedding was coordinated! We did not have a wedding coordinator, but you would NEVER know. Amy Nobbe worked with all our vendors to make our big day absolutely seamless. Her positive attitude and calm demeanor was exactly what is needed the day of your wedding. All of the decorations and details were perfectly displayed as directed, and the food was phenomenal. All of our guests had nothing but compliments to share about the venue. It is absolutely beautiful and I would HIGHLY recommend the Bell to all brides. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about The Bell Event Centre. Our guests were wowed with the venue, the FOOD, and everything about our night! Maddie handled working with all the vendors (which is a huge stress reliever!), and besides one very slight mishap on when to send the groom down the isle, everything went off without a hitch. I have a little trouble relinquishing control to others, but the staff at The Bell made sure everything was done to my liking. Everything was gorgeous and it was definitely a night to remember. Thank you staff at The Bell Event Centre!
I cannot say enough about The Bell Event Centre. Our guests were wowed with the venue, the FOOD, and everything about our Read more...
I cannot say enough about The Bell Event Centre. Our guests were wowed with the venue, the FOOD, and everything about our night! Maddie handled working with all the vendors (which is a huge stress reliever!), and besides one very slight mishap on when to send the groom down the isle, everything went off without a hitch. I have a little trouble relinquishing control to others, but the staff at The Bell made sure everything was done to my liking. Everything was gorgeous and it was definitely a night to remember. Thank you staff at The Bell Event Centre! Read less
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Celia
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We cant give Bell Event Center enough credit for making our wedding perfect! Maddie and the rest of the staff thought of everything and kept the night running smoothly from beginning to end. They coordinated with other vendors and put my mind at ease. The service was incredible and the venue is absolutely beautiful.
We cant give Bell Event Center enough credit for making our wedding perfect! Maddie and the rest of the staff thought of Read more...
We cant give Bell Event Center enough credit for making our wedding perfect! Maddie and the rest of the staff thought of everything and kept the night running smoothly from beginning to end. They coordinated with other vendors and put my mind at ease. The service was incredible and the venue is absolutely beautiful. Read less
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Abria
Wedding:
8/25/2013
5.0/5.0
If I had to do it again I would choose the Bell over and over again. we were so impressed since the day we walked into the building. Our guests were floored!! Maddie was so helpful and accommodating. The staff was excellent...the food...OMG...to die for. Last but not least the venue was amazingly beautiful!!! The murals, stained glass windows, the courtyard, custom lighting...everything was perfectly detailed down to the restrooms!!!
If I had to do it again I would choose the Bell over and over again. we were so impressed since the day we walked into the Read more...
If I had to do it again I would choose the Bell over and over again. we were so impressed since the day we walked into the building. Our guests were floored!! Maddie was so helpful and accommodating. The staff was excellent...the food...OMG...to die for. Last but not least the venue was amazingly beautiful!!! The murals, stained glass windows, the courtyard, custom lighting...everything was perfectly detailed down to the restrooms!!! Read less
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