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Bell Event Centre

Cincinnati , OH
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444 Reading Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45202 US (map)

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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.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

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, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
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 Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Reh. Dinner Specific

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We LOVE the Bell Event Center! It was the perfect venue for us! Even though we live in Maryland and had to plan our wedding from afar they made everything so easy. Although you can spend a good chunk of change if you want a Saturday wedding here, they offer great deals for Friday/Sunday's and also winter specials. We had ours on a Sunday with the brunch menu. A lot of our guests complimented the food, who doesn't love brunch?! It is very convenient that the cost per person includes everything you need (the space itself, tables, chairs, coordinator, food, drinks, service, lighting, etc) and the space is already so beautiful you really don't need to spend much on extra decor. They even have some random odds and ends like table numbers, unity candle holders, cake cutting knife, and cupcake stands you can use for free. We had about a 100 guest wedding, and that filled the space well. Brooke C. was our coordinator and she was awesome!! She made everything go so smoothly, checked in with all my vendors the week of, ran the rehearsal, kept things on time, and just generally took care of everything without us even needing to say anything, she was so on top of it! She was also super responsive to all my emails, usually replying within 24hours. The only critique or surprises I would say I found when I first visited the space in person is that the layout of the space is a little weird. When guests enter into the space they enter at the alter area, so it's a little backwards, but this wasn't a big deal. Also I was worried the space was pretty dim when I visited, but the day of with all the extra lighting they had on and candles it wasn't an issue. And one thing to keep in mind/caused us some confusion is the cocktail hour (for changeover between ceremony and reception) counts as part of the allotted 4 hour reception time. Our cocktail time was more like thirty-ish minutes, and we didn't end up needing to add on more time, but you can add on more time if you want.
We LOVE the Bell Event Center! It was the perfect venue for us! Even though we live in Maryland and had to plan our Read more...
We LOVE the Bell Event Center! It was the perfect venue for us! Even though we live in Maryland and had to plan our wedding from afar they made everything so easy. Although you can spend a good chunk of change if you want a Saturday wedding here, they offer great deals for Friday/Sunday's and also winter specials. We had ours on a Sunday with the brunch menu. A lot of our guests complimented the food, who doesn't love brunch?! It is very convenient that the cost per person includes everything you need (the space itself, tables, chairs, coordinator, food, drinks, service, lighting, etc) and the space is already so beautiful you really don't need to spend much on extra decor. They even have some random odds and ends like table numbers, unity candle holders, cake cutting knife, and cupcake stands you can use for free. We had about a 100 guest wedding, and that filled the space well. Brooke C. was our coordinator and she was awesome!! She made everything go so smoothly, checked in with all my vendors the week of, ran the rehearsal, kept things on time, and just generally took care of everything without us even needing to say anything, she was so on top of it! She was also super responsive to all my emails, usually replying within 24hours. The only critique or surprises I would say I found when I first visited the space in person is that the layout of the space is a little weird. When guests enter into the space they enter at the alter area, so it's a little backwards, but this wasn't a big deal. Also I was worried the space was pretty dim when I visited, but the day of with all the extra lighting they had on and candles it wasn't an issue. And one thing to keep in mind/caused us some confusion is the cocktail hour (for changeover between ceremony and reception) counts as part of the allotted 4 hour reception time. Our cocktail time was more like thirty-ish minutes, and we didn't end up needing to add on more time, but you can add on more time if you want. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
1/16/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just had our winter wedding here and it was fantastic. They catered to my every need and were so friendly: they let us decorate the space personally on Thursday, Maddie our coordinator brought me food and drinks throughout the night- she even bustled my dress!! Wonderful experience!
My husband and I just had our winter wedding here and it was fantastic. They catered to my every need and were so Read more...
My husband and I just had our winter wedding here and it was fantastic. They catered to my every need and were so friendly: they let us decorate the space personally on Thursday, Maddie our coordinator brought me food and drinks throughout the night- she even bustled my dress!! Wonderful experience! Read less
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lauren
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at the Bell Event Centre and it couldn't have been more perfect. We had rave reviews by our guests on the beautiful location as well as the amazing food! Maddie was our coordinator on the day of our wedding and she went above and beyond what we could have expected. My dress was having bustle issues and she made sure I was happy and comfortable and bustled my dress many times during the event! During our many meetings at the Bell centre, we knew it was a beautiful old church but nothing compares to the day of the event when all the candles are lit, the lights are on, and the decorations in place. It is absolutely breathtaking!
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at the Bell Event Centre and it couldn't have been more perfect. We had Read more...
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at the Bell Event Centre and it couldn't have been more perfect. We had rave reviews by our guests on the beautiful location as well as the amazing food! Maddie was our coordinator on the day of our wedding and she went above and beyond what we could have expected. My dress was having bustle issues and she made sure I was happy and comfortable and bustled my dress many times during the event! During our many meetings at the Bell centre, we knew it was a beautiful old church but nothing compares to the day of the event when all the candles are lit, the lights are on, and the decorations in place. It is absolutely breathtaking! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
3/21/2015
5.0/5.0
I was recently married at The Bell Event Centre, and it surpassed every expectation for my wedding. Not only is it a beautiful setting, but the service and attention to detail from the staff were impeccable and made the entire night go better than I could have imagined. Our coordinator, Amy, was so helpful throughout the planning process and made our entire wedding and reception go smoothly. The food was delicious, and so many guests complimented it as well as the service. If you are looking for a beautiful venue where you are fully taken care of in pulling off your dream wedding, I highly recommend The Bell Event Centre.
I was recently married at The Bell Event Centre, and it surpassed every expectation for my wedding. Not only is it a Read more...
I was recently married at The Bell Event Centre, and it surpassed every expectation for my wedding. Not only is it a beautiful setting, but the service and attention to detail from the staff were impeccable and made the entire night go better than I could have imagined. Our coordinator, Amy, was so helpful throughout the planning process and made our entire wedding and reception go smoothly. The food was delicious, and so many guests complimented it as well as the service. If you are looking for a beautiful venue where you are fully taken care of in pulling off your dream wedding, I highly recommend The Bell Event Centre. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding here May 2nd, and couldn't wait to write a review for them! This venue was the BEST! The planner, Maddie, was so helpful in planning and during the reception. She helped keep everyone on track and I even had other planners but Maddie really stood out! She was so sweet and so helpful.
The venue was absolutely breathtaking. The food was a 10/10, everyone kept saying how good the food was. The cocktail hour was outside, and so worth the extra cost. I would highly recommend this venue to any bride in the area, it's such a great deal for all that you get and such high quality all around!! Thank you so much Bell Event Centre for the most beautiful wedding!
I had my wedding here May 2nd, and couldn't wait to write a review for them! This venue was the BEST! The planner, Maddie, Read more...
I had my wedding here May 2nd, and couldn't wait to write a review for them! This venue was the BEST! The planner, Maddie, was so helpful in planning and during the reception. She helped keep everyone on track and I even had other planners but Maddie really stood out! She was so sweet and so helpful.
The venue was absolutely breathtaking. The food was a 10/10, everyone kept saying how good the food was. The cocktail hour was outside, and so worth the extra cost. I would highly recommend this venue to any bride in the area, it's such a great deal for all that you get and such high quality all around!! Thank you so much Bell Event Centre for the most beautiful wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
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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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
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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