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The Bell Tower on 34th

Houston , TX

LOCATION

901 West 34th St.
Houston, TX US 77018 (map)
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ABOUT US

Indoors or Outdoors, The Bell Tower on 34th is your oasis in the heart of Houston that transports your guests to another place in time. Whether you are planning a small intimate... Read more
Indoors or Outdoors, The Bell Tower on 34th is your oasis in the heart of Houston that transports your guests to another place in time. Whether you are planning a small intimate gathering in the wine cellar or an event of grandeur for hundreds, your event will excite even those guests with the most discerning tastes. Let us roll out the red carpet for you and your guests with impeccable service and outstanding cuisine. The Bell Tower's sophisticated and stunning event facility is like something straight out of the movies and offers elegant flexible space with unlimited configurations. The Bell Tower on 34th is where the most magical and chic events unfold. We are dedicated to delivering excellent events no one will ever forget! For more information such as links to PRICING you may TEXT belltower to 22828. Please call us at 713-868-2355 or visit us on our website at www.thebelltoweron34th.com You will be glad you did! Read less

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), British, Cajun, French, German, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Pan-Asian, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
The Bell Tower on 34th has an amazing culinary team. Tastings are held very often and made available to you to reaffirm your menu within 100 days of your event. 713-868-2355
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
See our Website for a list of Recommended Services for Cake Providers. If you are not getting GREAT SERVICE from any of our recommended services, we want to hear from you! www.thebelltoweron34th.com
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
There is never a cake cutting fee at The Bell Tower On 34th. 713-868-2355
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
The Bell Tower on 34th is TABC licensed and offers 5 levels of beverage packages from Non-Alcoholic, Beer Wine and Champagne, or our Silver, Gold, and Platinum options for your convenience. www.thebelltoweron34th.com
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
The Bell Tower on 34th allows you the option to ADD almost any wine in the world to your beverage package as an upgrade.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
Once you decide on your menu and ballroom, basic tables, mahogany chivari chairs, floor length linens and napkins (champagne or black), China, Silverware, and Stemware are included. Our designer collection is also available for all upgrades or you may bring your own provider. Call us to get started 713-868-2355
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
Complimentary Valet, All waitstaff, Chefs, Servers, Bartenders, Event Managers, Uniformed Security, set up and clean up are included at The Bell Tower on 34th. www.thebelltoweron34th.com
What is your maximum catering capacity?
500

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1836
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Country / Golf Club, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
800
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
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?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5748
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
100
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1836
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Country / Golf Club, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
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?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5748
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
100
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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tamara
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
This place was amazing! So beautiful!
This place was amazing! So beautiful!
This place was amazing! So beautiful! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
The best place to have a afternoon wedding :)
The best place to have a afternoon wedding :)
The best place to have a afternoon wedding :) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Cristi
Wedding:
7/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved everything about my experience with the Bell Tower. I had Vanessa as my day of coordinator and she really helped me throughout the process! But more importantly she was amazing on the day of my wedding! She made everything flow seamlessly! She made sure all of the staff was on point (and they were wonderful). I had drinks and snacks in my bridal suite and groom room which was a wonderful surprise! Plus the venue its self is just breath taking! I fell in love with the bell tower right away! If you want a classy and beautiful wedding or event, I highly recommend the Bell Tower on 34th. I couldn't be more happy!!!
I loved everything about my experience with the Bell Tower. I had Vanessa as my day of coordinator and she really helped Read more...
I loved everything about my experience with the Bell Tower. I had Vanessa as my day of coordinator and she really helped me throughout the process! But more importantly she was amazing on the day of my wedding! She made everything flow seamlessly! She made sure all of the staff was on point (and they were wonderful). I had drinks and snacks in my bridal suite and groom room which was a wonderful surprise! Plus the venue its self is just breath taking! I fell in love with the bell tower right away! If you want a classy and beautiful wedding or event, I highly recommend the Bell Tower on 34th. I couldn't be more happy!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Meagan
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
After seeing the Bell Tower I knew that was where we needed to have our wedding. The venue is just fabulous. Angie was our coordinator and she did an excellent job. I can't thank her enough for all the work she did to make my wedding run flawlessly. The food was great and the venue was very accommodating. We couldn't be happier that we chose The Bell Tower for our wedding. Special thanks to Angie for everything she did.
After seeing the Bell Tower I knew that was where we needed to have our wedding. The venue is just fabulous. Angie was our Read more...
After seeing the Bell Tower I knew that was where we needed to have our wedding. The venue is just fabulous. Angie was our coordinator and she did an excellent job. I can't thank her enough for all the work she did to make my wedding run flawlessly. The food was great and the venue was very accommodating. We couldn't be happier that we chose The Bell Tower for our wedding. Special thanks to Angie for everything she did. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
2/21/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband Seth and I were married at The Bell Tower on Feb 21. It was a dream come true! Had our first look by the water wall where we let balloons go on the count of 3. Jason, our videographer there, got everything and made the most beautiful video I've ever seen! Worth every penny! Everything in the bell tower was like a dream. I waited in the bridal room with my bridesmaids and mother to walk down the aisle. We hugged, cried, and shared a special prayer with the pastor. When everyone stands up and those HUGE wooden gorgeous doors open; it's overwhelmingly breathtaking. The setting is so romantic, with all the candles lit, we added the tea light package ... so worth it. We were married in the Chapel then our guests attended cocktail hour by the water wall while we finished up pictures. After that, everyone walked into the carillion ballroom! It was gorgeous! We were announced from the balcony where we did a royal wave and kiss, then everyone clapped as we came down the stairs. Several people told me hands down best wedding food ever! Lezlie Mahan was our planner, and she will not disappoint. She queued us on the spot for toasts, cake cutting, garter etc...I'm so glad I had her helping my mom and working with all my other vendors to make sure everything was in perfect place. As soon as I arrived, there was Jason filming and Sunshine taking pictures and Lezlie directing. I felt like a celebrity! It was the absolute happiest day of my life. All this is going on, and yet when we said our vows, I could only hear and see my husband. It was so beautiful. All of that was captured on our video, and I can relive it anytime I want. I can't thank Lezlie, Jason, and The Bell Tower enough for giving my husband and me the happiest day of our lives..... thank you bell tower, you make dreams come true.
My husband Seth and I were married at The Bell Tower on Feb 21. It was a dream come true! Had our first look by the water Read more...
My husband Seth and I were married at The Bell Tower on Feb 21. It was a dream come true! Had our first look by the water wall where we let balloons go on the count of 3. Jason, our videographer there, got everything and made the most beautiful video I've ever seen! Worth every penny! Everything in the bell tower was like a dream. I waited in the bridal room with my bridesmaids and mother to walk down the aisle. We hugged, cried, and shared a special prayer with the pastor. When everyone stands up and those HUGE wooden gorgeous doors open; it's overwhelmingly breathtaking. The setting is so romantic, with all the candles lit, we added the tea light package ... so worth it. We were married in the Chapel then our guests attended cocktail hour by the water wall while we finished up pictures. After that, everyone walked into the carillion ballroom! It was gorgeous! We were announced from the balcony where we did a royal wave and kiss, then everyone clapped as we came down the stairs. Several people told me hands down best wedding food ever! Lezlie Mahan was our planner, and she will not disappoint. She queued us on the spot for toasts, cake cutting, garter etc...I'm so glad I had her helping my mom and working with all my other vendors to make sure everything was in perfect place. As soon as I arrived, there was Jason filming and Sunshine taking pictures and Lezlie directing. I felt like a celebrity! It was the absolute happiest day of my life. All this is going on, and yet when we said our vows, I could only hear and see my husband. It was so beautiful. All of that was captured on our video, and I can relive it anytime I want. I can't thank Lezlie, Jason, and The Bell Tower enough for giving my husband and me the happiest day of our lives..... thank you bell tower, you make dreams come true. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Chelsea
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Annie was amazing. She was able to think of every detail that we did not. She was able to work with our budget and made our day a FAIRY TALE. We could not have asked or dreamed of a more beautiful day. The food was also AMAZING!!! Thank you to the Bell Tower Staff for making our dream wedding come true.
Annie was amazing. She was able to think of every detail that we did not. She was able to work with our budget and made Read more...
Annie was amazing. She was able to think of every detail that we did not. She was able to work with our budget and made our day a FAIRY TALE. We could not have asked or dreamed of a more beautiful day. The food was also AMAZING!!! Thank you to the Bell Tower Staff for making our dream wedding come true. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Natalia & Asim
Wedding:
11/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I had a fairy tale wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th. Everything was perfect and the venue has exceeded my expectations. First of all, when you walk into Bell Tower, you just can't walk out and go somewhere else. Because there is no other place that is as gorgeous as Bell Tower.
Angie Stubler was our wedding coordinator and she did an amazing job. We planned our wedding in just two months! I had no idea what to do and where to start. Angie guided me every step of the way. She recommended a florist and pastor to us, and they were so awesome, just like Angie said!
Angie was so responsive and answered to all of my requests and even made some last minute changes at my request (literally last minute!;). She saved our ceremony from disaster when she noticed two hours before the ceremony that I never brought candles for unity candle ceremony (so we had time to send someone to pick them up).
She also surprised me along with my florist with rose petals swirls design (it took them a long time to put those rose petals in swirls)!!! It was just gorgeous.
Food at the Bell Tower was super delicious too! All my guests were talking about it. Also, my guests said that everything was well coordinated (thank you to Angie) and it felt that they were a part of a dreamy fairy tale.
I can't say enough! The Bell Tower and Angie have exceeded all of my expectations, and I could not be happier!!!!
I had a fairy tale wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th. Everything was perfect and the venue has exceeded my expectations. Read more...
I had a fairy tale wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th. Everything was perfect and the venue has exceeded my expectations. First of all, when you walk into Bell Tower, you just can't walk out and go somewhere else. Because there is no other place that is as gorgeous as Bell Tower.
Angie Stubler was our wedding coordinator and she did an amazing job. We planned our wedding in just two months! I had no idea what to do and where to start. Angie guided me every step of the way. She recommended a florist and pastor to us, and they were so awesome, just like Angie said!
Angie was so responsive and answered to all of my requests and even made some last minute changes at my request (literally last minute!;). She saved our ceremony from disaster when she noticed two hours before the ceremony that I never brought candles for unity candle ceremony (so we had time to send someone to pick them up).
She also surprised me along with my florist with rose petals swirls design (it took them a long time to put those rose petals in swirls)!!! It was just gorgeous.
Food at the Bell Tower was super delicious too! All my guests were talking about it. Also, my guests said that everything was well coordinated (thank you to Angie) and it felt that they were a part of a dreamy fairy tale.
I can't say enough! The Bell Tower and Angie have exceeded all of my expectations, and I could not be happier!!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Bell Tower, and especially Leslie G. and Donna, did a wonderful job with my wedding last weekend. First of all, if you've already seen the place, you already know it's beautiful. I had my ceremony in the Candela room and reception in Chandelier ballroom. Due to rain, they had to make adjustments to my cocktail hour, which was held in the upstairs of the Chandelier ballroom instead of being outside. Leslie did a great job making this change, and there weren't any problems accommodating our musicians or guests in that location. When I was freaking out because family photos were taking too long, she made sure I stayed on schedule by letting the photographer know to take me aside later in the reception for more photos with my new husband. She kept everything on schedule the whole night since she knew that was very important to me. She even helped me dress in my reception dress when I was in a big hurry, and when she noticed I had missed part of one of my favorite songs while changing, she had the DJ play it over again! When the shuttle from our hotel mysteriously did not show up on time at the end of the night, she had the DJ continue to play while she sorted out the problem (and she thankfully did not tell me the full extent of the problem so I could continue enjoying myself). So, needless to say, I would highly recommend Leslie G. Donna was assisting her that night too, so I highly recommend her as well!

The Belltower itself as I said is so pretty, and I really liked the candle tealights they provided throughout both rooms and the uplighting. The food in our buffet and the passed apps was really tasty (I just wish I had time to eat more!), and I even saw people taking pictures of it since it even looked amazing. I can't say enough good things about this venue. It is definitely worth the price.
The Bell Tower, and especially Leslie G. and Donna, did a wonderful job with my wedding last weekend. First of all, if Read more...
The Bell Tower, and especially Leslie G. and Donna, did a wonderful job with my wedding last weekend. First of all, if you've already seen the place, you already know it's beautiful. I had my ceremony in the Candela room and reception in Chandelier ballroom. Due to rain, they had to make adjustments to my cocktail hour, which was held in the upstairs of the Chandelier ballroom instead of being outside. Leslie did a great job making this change, and there weren't any problems accommodating our musicians or guests in that location. When I was freaking out because family photos were taking too long, she made sure I stayed on schedule by letting the photographer know to take me aside later in the reception for more photos with my new husband. She kept everything on schedule the whole night since she knew that was very important to me. She even helped me dress in my reception dress when I was in a big hurry, and when she noticed I had missed part of one of my favorite songs while changing, she had the DJ play it over again! When the shuttle from our hotel mysteriously did not show up on time at the end of the night, she had the DJ continue to play while she sorted out the problem (and she thankfully did not tell me the full extent of the problem so I could continue enjoying myself). So, needless to say, I would highly recommend Leslie G. Donna was assisting her that night too, so I highly recommend her as well!

The Belltower itself as I said is so pretty, and I really liked the candle tealights they provided throughout both rooms and the uplighting. The food in our buffet and the passed apps was really tasty (I just wish I had time to eat more!), and I even saw people taking pictures of it since it even looked amazing. I can't say enough good things about this venue. It is definitely worth the price. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Bonnie
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
This was a beautiful venue!! The entire staff was awesome! We were very pleased with everything. The Food was great! Leslie G. was amazing - she handled anything and everything that came up last minute. Thank You for making my daughters wedding one to remember!!!
This was a beautiful venue!! The entire staff was awesome! We were very pleased with everything. The Food was great! Read more...
This was a beautiful venue!! The entire staff was awesome! We were very pleased with everything. The Food was great! Leslie G. was amazing - she handled anything and everything that came up last minute. Thank You for making my daughters wedding one to remember!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Just had my wedding at the bell tower! 9/1/13! Had a wonderful time and all my guest have been raving about the venue itself, food , and service! Leslie G was amazing at keeping everything running smooth and helped my family set up and break down the decor and fresh flowers!!! Absolutely the best day of my life!!!! In love with the bell tower!!!! I would recommend the bell tower to anyone who wants a beautiful wedding venue with impeccable staff with great service!!!!
Just had my wedding at the bell tower! 9/1/13! Had a wonderful time and all my guest have been raving about the venue Read more...
Just had my wedding at the bell tower! 9/1/13! Had a wonderful time and all my guest have been raving about the venue itself, food , and service! Leslie G was amazing at keeping everything running smooth and helped my family set up and break down the decor and fresh flowers!!! Absolutely the best day of my life!!!! In love with the bell tower!!!! I would recommend the bell tower to anyone who wants a beautiful wedding venue with impeccable staff with great service!!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Tiffany
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
I worked with Vanessa at the Bell Tower and she was amazing!! From the food, to the room setup she was knowledgeable and professional. This venue is one that is filled with character. Vanessa helped us to customize it to meet our needs as well as the needs of our guests.
I worked with Vanessa at the Bell Tower and she was amazing!! From the food, to the room setup she was knowledgeable and Read more...
I worked with Vanessa at the Bell Tower and she was amazing!! From the food, to the room setup she was knowledgeable and professional. This venue is one that is filled with character. Vanessa helped us to customize it to meet our needs as well as the needs of our guests. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Donna what can I say she is fabulous!! She made our wedding day flawless and flow seamlessly! Any one looking into this venue work with Donna you won't be disappointed not to mention the venue is gorgeous.
Donna what can I say she is fabulous!! She made our wedding day flawless and flow seamlessly! Any one looking into this Read more...
Donna what can I say she is fabulous!! She made our wedding day flawless and flow seamlessly! Any one looking into this venue work with Donna you won't be disappointed not to mention the venue is gorgeous. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Teri
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
The bell tower is not only the most beautiful venue in Houston, but the quality of service was amazing. Donna was our coordinator and I could not have asked for a sweeter person to do my daughters wedding. She is professional knowledgeable and such a warm young lady. I can't neglect to mention that their food was really delicious, which is usually not the case at a wedding. Anyone who books here will not be disappointed
The bell tower is not only the most beautiful venue in Houston, but the quality of service was amazing. Donna was our Read more...
The bell tower is not only the most beautiful venue in Houston, but the quality of service was amazing. Donna was our coordinator and I could not have asked for a sweeter person to do my daughters wedding. She is professional knowledgeable and such a warm young lady. I can't neglect to mention that their food was really delicious, which is usually not the case at a wedding. Anyone who books here will not be disappointed Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
AMAZING place and soooo beautiful.
AMAZING place and soooo beautiful.
AMAZING place and soooo beautiful. Read less
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S
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We worked with Donna Chun, and she was AMAZING!!! I am a very high-maintenance person and get snappy at the first sign of incompetence, but the Bell Tower completely fulfilled my standards, which is really saying something! Our ceremony was held in the Campanile chapel/Water Wall area, and our reception was in the Chandelier ballroom. These spaces were ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. Seriously, as soon as I saw this venue, I lost interest in looking anywhere else and knew this was the best I was going to get in Houston.

Donna was so supportive every step of the planning process. I had a lot of unique requests (having appetizers passed before the ceremony, doing a butterfly release, completely creating my own buffet selections instead of choosing from their menu) but Donna made everything happen. One thing that can be really stressful during the planning process is people who don't get back to you, but Donna never missed an email and never made me feel bad for all the questions I kept asking. Everything pretty much went off without a hitch the day of the wedding - the only thing I can remember was that the salad dressings weren't placed in an obvious area of the buffet so a lot of people passed them up completely and had dry salad - but if that's the worst thing that happened, that's not too bad.

I can't imagine having gotten married anywhere else - there is nothing like the architecture of this venue and the photo-ops it provides, the food was good, and our coordinator Donna was everything we could have asked for. While it was expensive, I think the cost was very reasonable considering what we got for it. For a Saturday daytime wedding, the ceremony and reception location rental was $3000, and then we had to spend at least $4500 more to meet a minimum - which we met with our custom food and drinks. We also got the string quartet and stretch limo through the Bell Tower, so overall our bill was about $10,000 (for anyone that wants price estimates!).
We worked with Donna Chun, and she was AMAZING!!! I am a very high-maintenance person and get snappy at the first sign of Read more...
We worked with Donna Chun, and she was AMAZING!!! I am a very high-maintenance person and get snappy at the first sign of incompetence, but the Bell Tower completely fulfilled my standards, which is really saying something! Our ceremony was held in the Campanile chapel/Water Wall area, and our reception was in the Chandelier ballroom. These spaces were ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. Seriously, as soon as I saw this venue, I lost interest in looking anywhere else and knew this was the best I was going to get in Houston.

Donna was so supportive every step of the planning process. I had a lot of unique requests (having appetizers passed before the ceremony, doing a butterfly release, completely creating my own buffet selections instead of choosing from their menu) but Donna made everything happen. One thing that can be really stressful during the planning process is people who don't get back to you, but Donna never missed an email and never made me feel bad for all the questions I kept asking. Everything pretty much went off without a hitch the day of the wedding - the only thing I can remember was that the salad dressings weren't placed in an obvious area of the buffet so a lot of people passed them up completely and had dry salad - but if that's the worst thing that happened, that's not too bad.

I can't imagine having gotten married anywhere else - there is nothing like the architecture of this venue and the photo-ops it provides, the food was good, and our coordinator Donna was everything we could have asked for. While it was expensive, I think the cost was very reasonable considering what we got for it. For a Saturday daytime wedding, the ceremony and reception location rental was $3000, and then we had to spend at least $4500 more to meet a minimum - which we met with our custom food and drinks. We also got the string quartet and stretch limo through the Bell Tower, so overall our bill was about $10,000 (for anyone that wants price estimates!). Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Belltower on 34th is absolutely gorgeous. You are immediately taken away by its beauty. You would never believe that you are still in Houston when you drive into the drive way. Our event planner, Donna, was fantastic. She listened to what we wanted and delivered. She was so nice and went above and beyond to meet our needs. She and the staff catered to our every need. The food was amazing. We could not get enough compliments from our guests. Absolutely delicious!!! I am so glad that we chose to have our wedding reception here. It will be talked about for years to come.
The Belltower on 34th is absolutely gorgeous. You are immediately taken away by its beauty. You would never believe that Read more...
The Belltower on 34th is absolutely gorgeous. You are immediately taken away by its beauty. You would never believe that you are still in Houston when you drive into the drive way. Our event planner, Donna, was fantastic. She listened to what we wanted and delivered. She was so nice and went above and beyond to meet our needs. She and the staff catered to our every need. The food was amazing. We could not get enough compliments from our guests. Absolutely delicious!!! I am so glad that we chose to have our wedding reception here. It will be talked about for years to come. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I love the Belltower. Everyone there is so friendly and helpful. They definitely go the extra mile to make your day extra special. During a portion of my wedding planning process, my wedding consultant was out on maternity leave, however, she always called/emailed me back in a timely manner. I would highly recommend them.
I love the Belltower. Everyone there is so friendly and helpful. They definitely go the extra mile to make your day extra Read more...
I love the Belltower. Everyone there is so friendly and helpful. They definitely go the extra mile to make your day extra special. During a portion of my wedding planning process, my wedding consultant was out on maternity leave, however, she always called/emailed me back in a timely manner. I would highly recommend them. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
2/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful wedding. Angie was great. everything went great. Couldnt be happier.
Beautiful wedding. Angie was great. everything went great. Couldnt be happier.
Beautiful wedding. Angie was great. everything went great. Couldnt be happier. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
THANK YOU DONNA for making our day so special. We really appreciate all the hard work you put into our day! You were awesome at Coordinating! Don't know what we would of done with out you. We heard SO many positive things. The place was absolutely beautiful and everyone loved the food! I wish it never had to end.
Thank you!
Justin and Tracy
THANK YOU DONNA for making our day so special. We really appreciate all the hard work you put into our day! You were Read more...
THANK YOU DONNA for making our day so special. We really appreciate all the hard work you put into our day! You were awesome at Coordinating! Don't know what we would of done with out you. We heard SO many positive things. The place was absolutely beautiful and everyone loved the food! I wish it never had to end.
Thank you!
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NICHOLE
Wedding:
10/21/2012
5.0/5.0
This venue is awesome. If you can get Angie as a coordinator everything will go smoothly and she will help you every step of the way. She does her job exceedingly well. Everyone is still talking about the Beauty of my wedding thanks to Angie and the bell tower. And everyone loved the food
This venue is awesome. If you can get Angie as a coordinator everything will go smoothly and she will help you every step Read more...
This venue is awesome. If you can get Angie as a coordinator everything will go smoothly and she will help you every step of the way. She does her job exceedingly well. Everyone is still talking about the Beauty of my wedding thanks to Angie and the bell tower. And everyone loved the food Read less
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Jihye
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Such a great venue for ceremony and reception! Donna Chun was our wedding coordinator and we were very, very, very satisfied with everything! The quality of service, food, value and everything else they offered is execellent!
Such a great venue for ceremony and reception! Donna Chun was our wedding coordinator and we were very, very, very Read more...
Such a great venue for ceremony and reception! Donna Chun was our wedding coordinator and we were very, very, very satisfied with everything! The quality of service, food, value and everything else they offered is execellent! Read less
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Anita
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
The Bell Tower on 34th was the perfect wedding venue - Lezlie Mahon is AMAZING! she is a pro and will go above and beyond to make sure your day is perfect. I have a pretty busy job and all of my family (including my husband) are out of state so i needed quick, efficient decision making and Lezlie was always up to task! Thank you guys SO MUCH for the amazing experience I would recommend anyone to Lezlie's very capable hands!
The Bell Tower on 34th was the perfect wedding venue - Lezlie Mahon is AMAZING! she is a pro and will go above and beyond Read more...
The Bell Tower on 34th was the perfect wedding venue - Lezlie Mahon is AMAZING! she is a pro and will go above and beyond to make sure your day is perfect. I have a pretty busy job and all of my family (including my husband) are out of state so i needed quick, efficient decision making and Lezlie was always up to task! Thank you guys SO MUCH for the amazing experience I would recommend anyone to Lezlie's very capable hands! Read less
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Lena
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
We have received nothing but positive raves about our wedding ceremony and reception venue since our wedding. We were over the top satisfied with with quality of service and professionalism of the staff (Or event coordinator was Donna Chun and the Event Manager Sherri) at the Bell Towers. They have a variety of rooms to chose from for your special event, and I think that's what we loved the most.

The food was awesome!!!! Everyone truly loved the pasta station and they have really set the bar high for what my husband now expects for meals ;-)!

I think you will not regret your decision to go with the Bell Tower for your venue for any occasion; we highly recommend them without any reservations.
We have received nothing but positive raves about our wedding ceremony and reception venue since our wedding. We were over Read more...
We have received nothing but positive raves about our wedding ceremony and reception venue since our wedding. We were over the top satisfied with with quality of service and professionalism of the staff (Or event coordinator was Donna Chun and the Event Manager Sherri) at the Bell Towers. They have a variety of rooms to chose from for your special event, and I think that's what we loved the most.

The food was awesome!!!! Everyone truly loved the pasta station and they have really set the bar high for what my husband now expects for meals ;-)!

I think you will not regret your decision to go with the Bell Tower for your venue for any occasion; we highly recommend them without any reservations. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing venue. Not only a beautiful place to get married, but they were so helpful along the way. We paid to get the extra "wedding consultant" Angie. She made the process so seamless and easy. I recommend getting one of their consultants if you use the Bell Tower. No complaints whatsoever. Oh, except for the lady who managed everything on the day of. I forget her name. I was told she was a little rude.
Amazing venue. Not only a beautiful place to get married, but they were so helpful along the way. We paid to get the extra Read more...
Amazing venue. Not only a beautiful place to get married, but they were so helpful along the way. We paid to get the extra "wedding consultant" Angie. She made the process so seamless and easy. I recommend getting one of their consultants if you use the Bell Tower. No complaints whatsoever. Oh, except for the lady who managed everything on the day of. I forget her name. I was told she was a little rude. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved everything about the Bell Tower. The service, the food and staff were amazing. We had so many of our guests comment how how wonderful everything was, especially the food and venue. Donna was our representative at the Bell Tower and was wonderful to work with. The staff on our wedding day was simply 'The Best' in being there for us and keeping things on track to ensure a smooth ceremony. I would highly recommend the Bell Tower, even if on a budget as we were. It's truly worth every penny!
We loved everything about the Bell Tower. The service, the food and staff were amazing. We had so many of our guests Read more...
We loved everything about the Bell Tower. The service, the food and staff were amazing. We had so many of our guests comment how how wonderful everything was, especially the food and venue. Donna was our representative at the Bell Tower and was wonderful to work with. The staff on our wedding day was simply 'The Best' in being there for us and keeping things on track to ensure a smooth ceremony. I would highly recommend the Bell Tower, even if on a budget as we were. It's truly worth every penny! Read less
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pam
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
We had my daughter\'s wedding at the Bell Tower last weekend (5/5/12) and couldn\'t be more pleased. Angie was our event producer and she was so amazing. She walked us through every aspect of planning the day, the taste testing, and the rehearsal. The day of the wedding she never left our side, seeing to the room set-up, placing center pieces, wrapping menus in napkins, overseeing staff. Her presence brought assurance to us that everything was being handled with grace and poise. She was absolutely amazing. The venue itself was breath taking; like stepping into a bride\'s dream. As a matter of fact, my daughter described The Bell Tower as her \"dream venue\". We felt like the entire day was out of a movie of perfection and beauty. The room and readying accomodations were outstanding and the staff was at our every need with a smile. The food was excellent. Our friends are still complementing the food a week later. The chef did an outstanding job in both taste and presentation. I can\'t say enough! It\'s a ten all the way!!
We had my daughter\'s wedding at the Bell Tower last weekend (5/5/12) and couldn\'t be more pleased. Angie was our event Read more...
We had my daughter\'s wedding at the Bell Tower last weekend (5/5/12) and couldn\'t be more pleased. Angie was our event producer and she was so amazing. She walked us through every aspect of planning the day, the taste testing, and the rehearsal. The day of the wedding she never left our side, seeing to the room set-up, placing center pieces, wrapping menus in napkins, overseeing staff. Her presence brought assurance to us that everything was being handled with grace and poise. She was absolutely amazing. The venue itself was breath taking; like stepping into a bride\'s dream. As a matter of fact, my daughter described The Bell Tower as her \"dream venue\". We felt like the entire day was out of a movie of perfection and beauty. The room and readying accomodations were outstanding and the staff was at our every need with a smile. The food was excellent. Our friends are still complementing the food a week later. The chef did an outstanding job in both taste and presentation. I can\'t say enough! It\'s a ten all the way!! Read less
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Sandy & Mandy
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
If you are lucky enough to have an event here then you will know what I am talking about. This place is amazing. The money was well worth it. Lezlie was the best. She made our wedding what it was and without her we would have been lost. She did an amazing job and I would recommend using her if you have the chance. What a time we had. Thank you guys for everything!!!
If you are lucky enough to have an event here then you will know what I am talking about. This place is amazing. The money Read more...
If you are lucky enough to have an event here then you will know what I am talking about. This place is amazing. The money was well worth it. Lezlie was the best. She made our wedding what it was and without her we would have been lost. She did an amazing job and I would recommend using her if you have the chance. What a time we had. Thank you guys for everything!!! Read less
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bellavu
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I went to so many venues, and after the Bell Tower I knew that this was the place. Throughout the entire planning process and even the day of our wedding Angie was so helpful, positive, available, and wonderful to work with. I was worried about a couple of things that I think a lot of brides go through when picking a venue i.e… if the multiple events going on would be a problem (was not an issue at all), if the venue will actually deliver what they promise (YES!), if the food is good (it was so good), if the $ is worth it (YES!).. etc etc…but the Bell Tower met our expectations and more.. I would recommend this place without any hesitation. I have only positive feelings when I think about our venue and how our reception turned out. Our guests were constantly telling us how grand and beautiful the wedding looked, how well it was organized, and how it was the best food they’ve had at a wedding. On the day of the wedding we enjoyed it so much and had a ton of fun; Angie and the Bell tower and the rest of our vendors didn’t really let us worry about anything. I can’t thank Angie and the Bell Tower staff enough for helping us have such a beautiful start to our marriage. All in all, an AMAZING venue.
I went to so many venues, and after the Bell Tower I knew that this was the place. Throughout the entire planning process Read more...
I went to so many venues, and after the Bell Tower I knew that this was the place. Throughout the entire planning process and even the day of our wedding Angie was so helpful, positive, available, and wonderful to work with. I was worried about a couple of things that I think a lot of brides go through when picking a venue i.e… if the multiple events going on would be a problem (was not an issue at all), if the venue will actually deliver what they promise (YES!), if the food is good (it was so good), if the $ is worth it (YES!).. etc etc…but the Bell Tower met our expectations and more.. I would recommend this place without any hesitation. I have only positive feelings when I think about our venue and how our reception turned out. Our guests were constantly telling us how grand and beautiful the wedding looked, how well it was organized, and how it was the best food they’ve had at a wedding. On the day of the wedding we enjoyed it so much and had a ton of fun; Angie and the Bell tower and the rest of our vendors didn’t really let us worry about anything. I can’t thank Angie and the Bell Tower staff enough for helping us have such a beautiful start to our marriage. All in all, an AMAZING venue. Read less
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Khristy
Wedding:
12/4/2011
5.0/5.0
HANDS DOWN- there is NOT another venue that can compete with this one in Houston, Texas. This place is beyond beautiful and it's just what I imagined for my wedding day. The staff were professional and attentive, and I can't imagine having my wedding anywhere else! Thank you guys for making The Garrett wedding on 12/04/11, a day to remember forever.
HANDS DOWN- there is NOT another venue that can compete with this one in Houston, Texas. This place is beyond beautiful Read more...
HANDS DOWN- there is NOT another venue that can compete with this one in Houston, Texas. This place is beyond beautiful and it's just what I imagined for my wedding day. The staff were professional and attentive, and I can't imagine having my wedding anywhere else! Thank you guys for making The Garrett wedding on 12/04/11, a day to remember forever. Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
7/15/2011
5.0/5.0
This place is amazing I had my wedding here and everything was perfect! I had a rough time at first with a woman named AVINA do not use her. I was then advised Lezlie Mayhan was my new planner and she was FANTASTIC! I loved her we were able to fix all of the mistakes that had been made previously. She made sure everything was taken care of and we were all where we needed to be. Anytime I had a question she had a great and quick answer. If you choose this venue please ask for her.
This place is amazing I had my wedding here and everything was perfect! I had a rough time at first with a woman named Read more...
This place is amazing I had my wedding here and everything was perfect! I had a rough time at first with a woman named AVINA do not use her. I was then advised Lezlie Mayhan was my new planner and she was FANTASTIC! I loved her we were able to fix all of the mistakes that had been made previously. She made sure everything was taken care of and we were all where we needed to be. Anytime I had a question she had a great and quick answer. If you choose this venue please ask for her. Read less
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Mary of Texas
Wedding:
5/20/2011
5.0/5.0
This place is AMAZING, I would definitely recommend this venue if it is in your budget, it's breath taking! The only thing I thought was weird was the sound in the venue, it doesn't absorb sound so music and speeches just echo throughout the place and no one can make out what is being said. Other than that... its great!
This place is AMAZING, I would definitely recommend this venue if it is in your budget, it's breath taking! The only thing Read more...
This place is AMAZING, I would definitely recommend this venue if it is in your budget, it's breath taking! The only thing I thought was weird was the sound in the venue, it doesn't absorb sound so music and speeches just echo throughout the place and no one can make out what is being said. Other than that... its great! Read less
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The Bell Tower on 34th responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your comments. Our goal is to deliver excellent events that no one will ever forget. Please use Bell Tower recommended services for your event DJ or sound requirements. If you do not receive excellent service from our recommendations, we want to hear directly from you. Kind Regards.
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Ray
Wedding:
4/10/2011
5.0/5.0
The Bell Tower is a full service venue that caterers to the wishes of their brides and grooms. Lezlie M. was our account manager and she was a dream. I wouldn't have managed without her. From the day we signed our contract, the Bell Tower's team were a pleasure to work with. The only complaint that I would have is that some guests complained about small portion servings at dinner. However, a few asked for seconds and were promptly given to them. Overall, the Bell Tower did a superior job.
The Bell Tower is a full service venue that caterers to the wishes of their brides and grooms. Lezlie M. was our account Read more...
The Bell Tower is a full service venue that caterers to the wishes of their brides and grooms. Lezlie M. was our account manager and she was a dream. I wouldn't have managed without her. From the day we signed our contract, the Bell Tower's team were a pleasure to work with. The only complaint that I would have is that some guests complained about small portion servings at dinner. However, a few asked for seconds and were promptly given to them. Overall, the Bell Tower did a superior job. Read less
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Sasha
Wedding:
2/7/2014
4.9/5.0
Our wedding was absolutely beautiful, and a lot of that had to do with The Bell Tower on 34th and Vanessa, our coordinator. As soon as I saw this venue I fell in love and nothing else could compare. The staff is great and Vanessa helped me a lot through the process. She was always easy to get in touch with when I needed her. The food is excellent. Quite a few of my guests said that they had the best "wedding food" they've ever had at my wedding. We had an amazing experience.
Our wedding was absolutely beautiful, and a lot of that had to do with The Bell Tower on 34th and Vanessa, our Read more...
Our wedding was absolutely beautiful, and a lot of that had to do with The Bell Tower on 34th and Vanessa, our coordinator. As soon as I saw this venue I fell in love and nothing else could compare. The staff is great and Vanessa helped me a lot through the process. She was always easy to get in touch with when I needed her. The food is excellent. Quite a few of my guests said that they had the best "wedding food" they've ever had at my wedding. We had an amazing experience. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/9/2013
4.9/5.0
Me and my wife were very pleased by the service of this vendor. There were no tricks or hidden costs, we knew exactly to the dime how much everything would cost and that took much of the stress out of the wedding planning.

From the consultation to the meetings prior to the event we were treated respectfully and professionally. The staff was always available to answer questions and always promptly responded to any concerns we had.

The day of the event the staff (Vanessa) was awesome at keeping us updated on the next task and took a lot of the stress of the event off of us. Our guests raved about how gorgeous the venue was and it truly was a sight to behold. The food was awesome; more than a couple of our guests went back for seconds.

All in all, we cannot recommend this venue enough. They were amazing from the start to the finish and truly helped make our day extra special.
Me and my wife were very pleased by the service of this vendor. There were no tricks or hidden costs, we knew exactly to Read more...
Me and my wife were very pleased by the service of this vendor. There were no tricks or hidden costs, we knew exactly to the dime how much everything would cost and that took much of the stress out of the wedding planning.

From the consultation to the meetings prior to the event we were treated respectfully and professionally. The staff was always available to answer questions and always promptly responded to any concerns we had.

The day of the event the staff (Vanessa) was awesome at keeping us updated on the next task and took a lot of the stress of the event off of us. Our guests raved about how gorgeous the venue was and it truly was a sight to behold. The food was awesome; more than a couple of our guests went back for seconds.

All in all, we cannot recommend this venue enough. They were amazing from the start to the finish and truly helped make our day extra special. Read less
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kristen
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.9/5.0
I loved my venue so much. It was expensive but worth it. I had to get married at The Bell Tower when I saw it and I dont even live in Houston. It was a little hard getting ahold of the venue but other than than it was perfect.
I loved my venue so much. It was expensive but worth it. I had to get married at The Bell Tower when I saw it and I dont Read more...
I loved my venue so much. It was expensive but worth it. I had to get married at The Bell Tower when I saw it and I dont even live in Houston. It was a little hard getting ahold of the venue but other than than it was perfect. Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
8/27/2011
4.9/5.0
The Bell Tower is a beautiful venue. They have the huge wall waterfall. They have a big venue with different rooms to choose from depending on your event and guest size. The food was delicious! Lezlie, my wedding coordinator from the Bell Tower, was a good help for me in guiding me in the wedding planning process.
The Bell Tower is a beautiful venue. They have the huge wall waterfall. They have a big venue with different rooms to Read more...
The Bell Tower is a beautiful venue. They have the huge wall waterfall. They have a big venue with different rooms to choose from depending on your event and guest size. The food was delicious! Lezlie, my wedding coordinator from the Bell Tower, was a good help for me in guiding me in the wedding planning process. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
7/10/2011
4.9/5.0
The Bell Tower was love at first sight! The venue is simply beautiful. My husband and I wouldn't have chosen another location. Everyone was very kind and great to work with. I love that they offer many things from uplighting to the dinner menu and if they don't have it they will surely point you in the right direction. I love the Bell Tower!!!
The Bell Tower was love at first sight! The venue is simply beautiful. My husband and I wouldn't have chosen another Read more...
The Bell Tower was love at first sight! The venue is simply beautiful. My husband and I wouldn't have chosen another location. Everyone was very kind and great to work with. I love that they offer many things from uplighting to the dinner menu and if they don't have it they will surely point you in the right direction. I love the Bell Tower!!! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
6/13/2010
4.9/5.0
Thank you so much Bell Tower staff and Leslie! my wedding was simply elegant and beautiful :-)
I went with a sunday brunch theme and everybody is still talking about how it was the best wedding they have ever attended.
I am so glad I found you all.
Thank you so much Bell Tower staff and Leslie! my wedding was simply elegant and beautiful :-)
I went with a sunday Read more...
Thank you so much Bell Tower staff and Leslie! my wedding was simply elegant and beautiful :-)
I went with a sunday brunch theme and everybody is still talking about how it was the best wedding they have ever attended.
I am so glad I found you all. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
AWESOME!!!
Great setting, great staff, great event coordinator.
AWESOME!!!
Great setting, great staff, great event coordinator.
AWESOME!!!
Great setting, great staff, great event coordinator. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.8/5.0
Had my wedding here and loved every minute of it. It's a little pricy, but in my opinion totally worth it. The food and drinks were awesome, and the venue is gorgeous. Donna was our amazing event coordinator there and I can't imagine having to put the whole thing together without her help. She was awesome! They're very helpful in bringing the vision for your wedding to life. Apparently there was another wedding going on in the room next door at the same time as mine, and neither I nor my guests heard or saw any of it. I didn't even know they were there! They're incredibly organized and helpful, and I'd highly recommend having your wedding here if you have the budget for it!
Had my wedding here and loved every minute of it. It's a little pricy, but in my opinion totally worth it. The food and Read more...
Had my wedding here and loved every minute of it. It's a little pricy, but in my opinion totally worth it. The food and drinks were awesome, and the venue is gorgeous. Donna was our amazing event coordinator there and I can't imagine having to put the whole thing together without her help. She was awesome! They're very helpful in bringing the vision for your wedding to life. Apparently there was another wedding going on in the room next door at the same time as mine, and neither I nor my guests heard or saw any of it. I didn't even know they were there! They're incredibly organized and helpful, and I'd highly recommend having your wedding here if you have the budget for it! Read less
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Tasha
Wedding:
5/20/2012
4.8/5.0
I love the Bell Tower! Not only was it the only place I wanted to have my wedding at because of its breath-taking Tuscan architecture, but the Bell Tower also has an incredible staff that went bove and beyond what I wanted. They set up tablecloths that I had bought on my own for me because I didn't have enough people to help me with that and for no extra charge. They also pampered me with a glass of much-needed champagne and catered to my every request. I want to get married all over again just so I can go back to the Bell Tower!
I love the Bell Tower! Not only was it the only place I wanted to have my wedding at because of its breath-taking Tuscan Read more...
I love the Bell Tower! Not only was it the only place I wanted to have my wedding at because of its breath-taking Tuscan architecture, but the Bell Tower also has an incredible staff that went bove and beyond what I wanted. They set up tablecloths that I had bought on my own for me because I didn't have enough people to help me with that and for no extra charge. They also pampered me with a glass of much-needed champagne and catered to my every request. I want to get married all over again just so I can go back to the Bell Tower! Read less
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jmontes
Wedding:
2/10/2012
4.8/5.0
Wow! This place was breathtaking the minute I walked in! I was in love!! After considering other venues we decided to go with the Bell Tower. It is not cheap by any means and it was pricey but I dont regret it one bit. I have seen many brides talk about how this place is a wedding factory and its not a personable place however be REAL! Of course there are many wedding here as well as other special events-it was made for this! I have also seen that its too expensive and that you have to use their vendors. I agree its on the higher side of the budget but there are ways to make it work. For instance, having your wedding or a Friday night and lowering your guest count and having a buffet vs. seated dinner. We cut corners that way and still had a BEAUTIFUl wedding that our guest continue to compliment us on. The only services we used through the Bell Tower was their catering and alcahol. Their food was AMAZING!!! LOVED it all. They offer tastings for your menu and its well worth it! I was allowed to bring in all the rest of my own vendors so I had no probelms with them being flexible.
Angie was our planner and did a great job! She listened to everything and executed every detail. As well as made sure we had a drink in hand all night. This place is so beautiful and I will always remember our wedding and how The Bell Tower on 34th St. made it so memorable and special. If you are set on this venue please talk to them and see if they can work with your budget..you wont regret it!

Jess
Wow! This place was breathtaking the minute I walked in! I was in love!! After considering other venues we decided to go Read more...
Wow! This place was breathtaking the minute I walked in! I was in love!! After considering other venues we decided to go with the Bell Tower. It is not cheap by any means and it was pricey but I dont regret it one bit. I have seen many brides talk about how this place is a wedding factory and its not a personable place however be REAL! Of course there are many wedding here as well as other special events-it was made for this! I have also seen that its too expensive and that you have to use their vendors. I agree its on the higher side of the budget but there are ways to make it work. For instance, having your wedding or a Friday night and lowering your guest count and having a buffet vs. seated dinner. We cut corners that way and still had a BEAUTIFUl wedding that our guest continue to compliment us on. The only services we used through the Bell Tower was their catering and alcahol. Their food was AMAZING!!! LOVED it all. They offer tastings for your menu and its well worth it! I was allowed to bring in all the rest of my own vendors so I had no probelms with them being flexible.
Angie was our planner and did a great job! She listened to everything and executed every detail. As well as made sure we had a drink in hand all night. This place is so beautiful and I will always remember our wedding and how The Bell Tower on 34th St. made it so memorable and special. If you are set on this venue please talk to them and see if they can work with your budget..you wont regret it!

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Mia
Wedding:
12/4/2011
4.8/5.0
I am extremely pleased with the service that I received from The Bell Tower on 34th! There is no denying, this place is awesomely beautiful!!! When I first visited The Bell Tower, I knew I had to have my wedding there! The Bell Tower is very much "by the book." This was a bit frustrating at times, considering other venues are more lenient about certain details. However, I can't complain because my wedding turned out beautifully and in the end, I got exactly what I wanted! Leslie G. was such a pleasure to work with! She is very kind and patient and she really looked out for me! I know for certain that my wedding wouldn't have turned out as wonderfully as it did, had it been anywhere else!
I am extremely pleased with the service that I received from The Bell Tower on 34th! There is no denying, this place is Read more...
I am extremely pleased with the service that I received from The Bell Tower on 34th! There is no denying, this place is awesomely beautiful!!! When I first visited The Bell Tower, I knew I had to have my wedding there! The Bell Tower is very much "by the book." This was a bit frustrating at times, considering other venues are more lenient about certain details. However, I can't complain because my wedding turned out beautifully and in the end, I got exactly what I wanted! Leslie G. was such a pleasure to work with! She is very kind and patient and she really looked out for me! I know for certain that my wedding wouldn't have turned out as wonderfully as it did, had it been anywhere else! Read less
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bridemg
Wedding:
12/3/2010
4.8/5.0
Avina was fantastic, she was very easy to work with, and never got upset when I changed my mind a million times. The ceremony and reception were amazingly beautiful with all the candles lit and the water wall shining. The venue is gorgeous although a little pricey well worth it. There is so much beauty in the space you can save on decorations that you would need for other venues. Gorgeous, great venue, the wedding went on without any flaws.
Avina was fantastic, she was very easy to work with, and never got upset when I changed my mind a million times. The Read more...
Avina was fantastic, she was very easy to work with, and never got upset when I changed my mind a million times. The ceremony and reception were amazingly beautiful with all the candles lit and the water wall shining. The venue is gorgeous although a little pricey well worth it. There is so much beauty in the space you can save on decorations that you would need for other venues. Gorgeous, great venue, the wedding went on without any flaws. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
This place is beautiful. The food is amazing. The staff is wonderful and very professional.
This place is beautiful. The food is amazing. The staff is wonderful and very professional.
This place is beautiful. The food is amazing. The staff is wonderful and very professional. Read less
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JW
Wedding:
11/6/2010
4.7/5.0
The Bell Tower was very great. The facility looked really nice for the wedding. Angela Igo spent many hours with me planning the details. She was very organized and supportive.
The Bell Tower was very great. The facility looked really nice for the wedding. Angela Igo spent many hours with me Read more...
The Bell Tower was very great. The facility looked really nice for the wedding. Angela Igo spent many hours with me planning the details. She was very organized and supportive. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.4/5.0
UPSIDES:
1. When we visited for the first time, we booked our wedding date on the spot. This is the most beautiful venue I have ever seen. Hands down.
2. Also, The food is shockingly DELICIOUS; not just "great, for wedding food," it's truly "great food."
3. The service is impeccable, too. Start to finish-- right down to every member of the serving staff!
DOWNSIDES:
1. They book up really fast!
2. They tend to “nickel and dime” you on the little stuff-- so don't lose sight of the little stuff, as you select your menu, services, etc.
3. I knocked off 1 star for quality because, during our reception, there was some issue with the air conditioning. (I am sure this is not a regular occurrence.) Our wedding guests (myself, bride, included!) ended up looking like we'd just left a rave or something, at the end of the night—super sweaty from dancing in that incredibly hot room! But, all in all, I remember our amazingly beautiful wedding (and the extra sweaty part just makes for a goofy/funny side of our story.)
UPSIDES:
1. When we visited for the first time, we booked our wedding date on the spot. This is the most beautiful Read more...
UPSIDES:
1. When we visited for the first time, we booked our wedding date on the spot. This is the most beautiful venue I have ever seen. Hands down.
2. Also, The food is shockingly DELICIOUS; not just "great, for wedding food," it's truly "great food."
3. The service is impeccable, too. Start to finish-- right down to every member of the serving staff!
DOWNSIDES:
1. They book up really fast!
2. They tend to “nickel and dime” you on the little stuff-- so don't lose sight of the little stuff, as you select your menu, services, etc.
3. I knocked off 1 star for quality because, during our reception, there was some issue with the air conditioning. (I am sure this is not a regular occurrence.) Our wedding guests (myself, bride, included!) ended up looking like we'd just left a rave or something, at the end of the night—super sweaty from dancing in that incredibly hot room! But, all in all, I remember our amazingly beautiful wedding (and the extra sweaty part just makes for a goofy/funny side of our story.) Read less
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Jonathan
Wedding:
11/10/2012
4.4/5.0
Amazing venue! We worked with Leslie G. and she's awesome. Always professional and responsive and most of all, always helpful! We had our wedding during the day on a Saturday because night wedding dates book up at least 14 months in advanced and we didn't want to wait that long. I thought having it during the day was a great idea plus everything is half off in price so it's a great way to stretch your budget! The food is good too and I would absolutely recommend this place for any party; wedding venue, company dinner or meeting, family reunion, etc. They do it all and it's centrally located plus they partner with tons of great vendors who we used also who also did an amazing job! My only semi-gripe is that they're not flexible when it comes to their tasting and rehearsal times but those are relatively minor in the whole grand scheme of things. Go there now but book them far in advanced!
Amazing venue! We worked with Leslie G. and she's awesome. Always professional and responsive and most of all, always Read more...
Amazing venue! We worked with Leslie G. and she's awesome. Always professional and responsive and most of all, always helpful! We had our wedding during the day on a Saturday because night wedding dates book up at least 14 months in advanced and we didn't want to wait that long. I thought having it during the day was a great idea plus everything is half off in price so it's a great way to stretch your budget! The food is good too and I would absolutely recommend this place for any party; wedding venue, company dinner or meeting, family reunion, etc. They do it all and it's centrally located plus they partner with tons of great vendors who we used also who also did an amazing job! My only semi-gripe is that they're not flexible when it comes to their tasting and rehearsal times but those are relatively minor in the whole grand scheme of things. Go there now but book them far in advanced! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
BEAUTIFUL VENUE, INSIDE AND OUT. I love my venue so much I wan to get married again just to go back. i liked going there just to get excited about the wedding, especially when things were tough. It made me feel better!! The water wall is by far the most beautiful thing you can get in houston. Especially at night when they turn the colored lights on. Your guests will be IMPRESSED with this venue, it makes people say DAMN! I used the carillion ballroom. loved it. I did brunch. YUM-MY. my guests loved it. Belgian waffle, eggs, bacon, sausage and crabcake with remoulade sauce and OJ. They worked with me on the menu. My only complaint is that my coordinator wasnt the most professional when it came to contracts. I like everything in writing and we had a misunderstanding about the quote she gave me from the very beginning. that was soemthing to get through but in the end they honored what I knew to be true. GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING AND CHANGE YOUR CONTRACT OFFICIALLY WHENEVER YOU MAKE THE SLIGHTEST CHANGE. love love love this venue!
BEAUTIFUL VENUE, INSIDE AND OUT. I love my venue so much I wan to get married again just to go back. i liked going there Read more...
BEAUTIFUL VENUE, INSIDE AND OUT. I love my venue so much I wan to get married again just to go back. i liked going there just to get excited about the wedding, especially when things were tough. It made me feel better!! The water wall is by far the most beautiful thing you can get in houston. Especially at night when they turn the colored lights on. Your guests will be IMPRESSED with this venue, it makes people say DAMN! I used the carillion ballroom. loved it. I did brunch. YUM-MY. my guests loved it. Belgian waffle, eggs, bacon, sausage and crabcake with remoulade sauce and OJ. They worked with me on the menu. My only complaint is that my coordinator wasnt the most professional when it came to contracts. I like everything in writing and we had a misunderstanding about the quote she gave me from the very beginning. that was soemthing to get through but in the end they honored what I knew to be true. GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING AND CHANGE YOUR CONTRACT OFFICIALLY WHENEVER YOU MAKE THE SLIGHTEST CHANGE. love love love this venue! Read less
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Nicole and Robbie
Wedding:
6/3/2011
4.4/5.0
Overall, great venue. It was the most beautiful place I found in Houston that met all my wedding needs. Rather new, and with all the details, it will truly make your day feel that much more special. The owner's wife, Angela, is great to work with. I was a picky bride who knew what I want, and she made it happen. The one down side is that you are required to do your catering through them (or pay an additional $8000 on top of your other catering) and the quality of food was just not there. The largest problem to me was that the food that I tasted during my tasting, did not look or taste like the food that came out on my wedding night. It was the classic banquet food with poor preparation. So that was a major let down, but oh well, the venue was great.
Overall, great venue. It was the most beautiful place I found in Houston that met all my wedding needs. Rather new, and Read more...
Overall, great venue. It was the most beautiful place I found in Houston that met all my wedding needs. Rather new, and with all the details, it will truly make your day feel that much more special. The owner's wife, Angela, is great to work with. I was a picky bride who knew what I want, and she made it happen. The one down side is that you are required to do your catering through them (or pay an additional $8000 on top of your other catering) and the quality of food was just not there. The largest problem to me was that the food that I tasted during my tasting, did not look or taste like the food that came out on my wedding night. It was the classic banquet food with poor preparation. So that was a major let down, but oh well, the venue was great. Read less
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Trisha
Wedding:
4/29/2011
4.2/5.0
Everything is stunning inside this venue. It is a truly beautiful venue. The food was absolutely great!! The lady I was working with through the Bell Tower was also great, Yvette. She worked with me on everything and was very professional yet personal. I, hands down, love the venue and cold not have asked more as the venue is stunning.

I had a few problems, some could have been helped and others couldn't.


I took my brials at the venue as well and had to do my hair, make-up, and first hour without electricity. I was sent to another part of the venue where they did have electricity and had to open the doors for outside light because it was a very dark room. Houston heat is hot if you can imagine.

ALSO, I signed a contract with the venue in May 2010. In this contract it listed all the liquor, beer, and wine, I'd get with my package. Well, come almost a year later they changed their liquor, the liquor I had changed to their GOLD package (I had the premium, one below GOLD). Needless to say I got the cheaper brands rather than what was in my contract and had already paid for. I had to ask the venue to keep the Johnny Walker Red and just let the rest go despite my contract. I had many people come internationally from Venezuela (where my Husband is from) and and they are huge Johnny Walker drinkers. I previously asked to upgrade just the JW Red to JW Black but was told no, I'd have to purchase the entire upgrade, which was an additional thousand dollar, which for the most part I had when I signed my contract excepted JW Black. So, after all of that we got the JW Red but all the others tequila, vodka, rum etc. was down graded when my contract stated otherwise. I even called and asked the Owner, Rodger, myself, he is the one that told me no.

I didn't understand that as I was willing to pay for the Johnny Walker Black upgrade... I should have gotten money back for downgrading my alcohol list.

Another small thing was they didn't give us the cake plateau back (which was an accident) so while in Hawaii on my honeymoon my cake people called and said I needed to return my plateau. I had to send emails to find it knowing I am being charged for not returning it in time. My mother went into the hospital the day after my wedding so she was unable to find it for me. That is a quick fix but still sucks I have to pay a fee. Just have someone picked out to ask for it at the end of the wedding when you get your cake...

I previously wrote a review for them that was not so great... I did this with an additional thing that went majorly wrong with my entrance, however, I spoke to that other vendor and they clearly stated it was their fault not the Bell Tower.
Everything is stunning inside this venue. It is a truly beautiful venue. The food was absolutely great!! The lady I was Read more...
Everything is stunning inside this venue. It is a truly beautiful venue. The food was absolutely great!! The lady I was working with through the Bell Tower was also great, Yvette. She worked with me on everything and was very professional yet personal. I, hands down, love the venue and cold not have asked more as the venue is stunning.

I had a few problems, some could have been helped and others couldn't.


I took my brials at the venue as well and had to do my hair, make-up, and first hour without electricity. I was sent to another part of the venue where they did have electricity and had to open the doors for outside light because it was a very dark room. Houston heat is hot if you can imagine.

ALSO, I signed a contract with the venue in May 2010. In this contract it listed all the liquor, beer, and wine, I'd get with my package. Well, come almost a year later they changed their liquor, the liquor I had changed to their GOLD package (I had the premium, one below GOLD). Needless to say I got the cheaper brands rather than what was in my contract and had already paid for. I had to ask the venue to keep the Johnny Walker Red and just let the rest go despite my contract. I had many people come internationally from Venezuela (where my Husband is from) and and they are huge Johnny Walker drinkers. I previously asked to upgrade just the JW Red to JW Black but was told no, I'd have to purchase the entire upgrade, which was an additional thousand dollar, which for the most part I had when I signed my contract excepted JW Black. So, after all of that we got the JW Red but all the others tequila, vodka, rum etc. was down graded when my contract stated otherwise. I even called and asked the Owner, Rodger, myself, he is the one that told me no.

I didn't understand that as I was willing to pay for the Johnny Walker Black upgrade... I should have gotten money back for downgrading my alcohol list.

Another small thing was they didn't give us the cake plateau back (which was an accident) so while in Hawaii on my honeymoon my cake people called and said I needed to return my plateau. I had to send emails to find it knowing I am being charged for not returning it in time. My mother went into the hospital the day after my wedding so she was unable to find it for me. That is a quick fix but still sucks I have to pay a fee. Just have someone picked out to ask for it at the end of the wedding when you get your cake...

I previously wrote a review for them that was not so great... I did this with an additional thing that went majorly wrong with my entrance, however, I spoke to that other vendor and they clearly stated it was their fault not the Bell Tower. Read less
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The Bell Tower on 34th responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind review. Our Goal is to deliver Excellent events no one will ever forget. We have taken your comments to the company administrators. Based on thier review of your event, policy changes have been implemented and your sales representative has been dismissed. We apologize for the power outage during your Bridal Portraits. At any time M-W 8a-12p or 1p-5p we welcome you back to retake your Bridal Portraits. Just call to schedule. Kind Regards.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.7/5.0
I was very nervous throughout the planning stages of my wedding. Everytime I came back to the Bell Tower to follow-up on something, my heart was at ease again. This place is wonderful and even if your decorator or lighting was so great, the beauty of all the details about this place would make your wedding beautiful. My one complaint would be the fact that the shades outside did not work. I wished that my event manager would have just told me it would not be fixed in time instead of giving me false hope. I wanted a dark, warm, candlelight ceremony, and would have modified my plans if she would have been honest with me about the shades not working. I do want to give recognition to Sherry for a superb job. She was nice to work with on the day of the event. She was responsive, understanding, and very helpful. I would definitely recommend the Bell Tower to every Bride. The place is truly magnificent.
I was very nervous throughout the planning stages of my wedding. Everytime I came back to the Bell Tower to follow-up on Read more...
I was very nervous throughout the planning stages of my wedding. Everytime I came back to the Bell Tower to follow-up on something, my heart was at ease again. This place is wonderful and even if your decorator or lighting was so great, the beauty of all the details about this place would make your wedding beautiful. My one complaint would be the fact that the shades outside did not work. I wished that my event manager would have just told me it would not be fixed in time instead of giving me false hope. I wanted a dark, warm, candlelight ceremony, and would have modified my plans if she would have been honest with me about the shades not working. I do want to give recognition to Sherry for a superb job. She was nice to work with on the day of the event. She was responsive, understanding, and very helpful. I would definitely recommend the Bell Tower to every Bride. The place is truly magnificent. Read less
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The Bell Tower on 34th responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind feedback. We have taken your comments to heart and now have a backup for all future brides who want to incorporate the automatic shades into their event. Thank you again! Your Wedding was truly amazing, no one will ever forget it!
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Ashley
Wedding:
11/20/2010
3.5/5.0
The wedding turned out great but I did have a hard time getting answers to my questions. I was worried many times through out the planning. You will have to hire a "day of person" to help stuff run well on the day of your wedding. YOur on your own the day of the wedding. Read the small print....everything adds up.
The wedding turned out great but I did have a hard time getting answers to my questions. I was worried many times through Read more...
The wedding turned out great but I did have a hard time getting answers to my questions. I was worried many times through out the planning. You will have to hire a "day of person" to help stuff run well on the day of your wedding. YOur on your own the day of the wedding. Read the small print....everything adds up. Read less
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The Bell Tower on 34th responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your feedback, Ashley. The Bell Tower now offers in house "DAY OF" Sevices for all future clients. Also, now more than ever, the Bell Tower on 34th Offer has never been more simple. Just pick your Event Space and Decide on a Menu. Our Event Producers make it easy for you! Thanks again!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/25/2013
3.3/5.0
The first time I visited the Bell Tower, I actually forgot I was in Houston until I was on a second floor balcony and looked out over the walls to the rest of the neighborhood. The place is gorgeous! The staff are incredibly professional, and the venue provides quite an array of services. The food was absolutely amazing and the grounds look impeccable. This last part was such a plus for us as we could not afford to have many ceremony flowers. We had our ceremony by the Water Wall which had greenery all around it.

I would say the biggest downside to the venue, as incredible as it is, is the fact that it is designed to get as many weddings in and out in a single day. Scheduling with them was a little difficult at times, and my coordinator more often than not was unavailable. During the wedding she was difficult to find, like when we were trying to find my throwaway bouquet. It took about 15min for the staff to find her. After the reception, which ended earlier than as stated in my contract due to problems with the DJ, the staff rushed to clear everything before the next wedding. My mother had difficulty trying to save things for me. I also had these question cards on all the tables for guests to answer about my husband and I (fun things like what should we name our kids, etc). My mom gathered them up, but when she got home with everything, they were no where to be found. We guessed that the cleanup crew threw them away as my mother was off trying to make sure they didn't throw something else away. It's understandable that they need to clean up and get ready for the next bride, but we finished EARLY. There should have been no reason that they rushed so much that some of my items my mom was trying to save were thrown away. This aspect of the venue made it feel impersonal and like my contract with them was not important. That being said, I am still glad I had my wedding there for the qualities stated above. It really was a beautiful wedding thanks to the Bell Tower.
The first time I visited the Bell Tower, I actually forgot I was in Houston until I was on a second floor balcony and Read more...
The first time I visited the Bell Tower, I actually forgot I was in Houston until I was on a second floor balcony and looked out over the walls to the rest of the neighborhood. The place is gorgeous! The staff are incredibly professional, and the venue provides quite an array of services. The food was absolutely amazing and the grounds look impeccable. This last part was such a plus for us as we could not afford to have many ceremony flowers. We had our ceremony by the Water Wall which had greenery all around it.

I would say the biggest downside to the venue, as incredible as it is, is the fact that it is designed to get as many weddings in and out in a single day. Scheduling with them was a little difficult at times, and my coordinator more often than not was unavailable. During the wedding she was difficult to find, like when we were trying to find my throwaway bouquet. It took about 15min for the staff to find her. After the reception, which ended earlier than as stated in my contract due to problems with the DJ, the staff rushed to clear everything before the next wedding. My mother had difficulty trying to save things for me. I also had these question cards on all the tables for guests to answer about my husband and I (fun things like what should we name our kids, etc). My mom gathered them up, but when she got home with everything, they were no where to be found. We guessed that the cleanup crew threw them away as my mother was off trying to make sure they didn't throw something else away. It's understandable that they need to clean up and get ready for the next bride, but we finished EARLY. There should have been no reason that they rushed so much that some of my items my mom was trying to save were thrown away. This aspect of the venue made it feel impersonal and like my contract with them was not important. That being said, I am still glad I had my wedding there for the qualities stated above. It really was a beautiful wedding thanks to the Bell Tower. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/12/2011
3.1/5.0
I am having quite a dilemma while reviewing the Bell Tower, just as I was confused by their behavior and service. Let's start by the positive points: the room that we rented (Chandelier Ballroom) was amazing at night, and just the right size for my 60 guests. The setting is very unique and makes a statement by itself. If you are looking at a beautiful place, then you probably want to check this one out. But before you do that make sure the read the remaining of that review! Our coordinator there was Lezlie Mahan, and she was great and helped a lot during the event. We had a lot of special requirements, especially regarding our first dance (We had a dance with lifts and dips in it and therefore I had to change my dress, and I didn't want people to know about it. Lezlie and our DJ were amazing in helping us disappear secretly and come back at the top of the stairs...) Also, Lezlie set up the chair sashes for free in the last minute because the florist decided she wouldn't do it after all. I am very thankful that she did this, as she wasn't obliged to... The staff was polite but unfortunately took forever to serve the wine and wasn't very responsive to our guests' requests. But let me tell you now about the negative points. Let's start with a rough truth: generally speaking everything went well, but don't you expect that when you pay $35,000 for a 60-guest wedding (I am talking about the whole wedding, not just the venue of course)? Well, I did, and I was a bit disappointed. First, I was 1 hour late for my ceremony at the church because of my hairdresser that didn't show up, and even though we caught up a little we were about 30 minutes late when we arrived at the venue. Well, we were told upon arrival at the Bell Tower that the kitchen were closing already and that it was not their problem if the food was cold (which is probably not what you want to hear when you are freaking out already)... I mean, we paid about $7,000 for the food only and extra money for late staff already, isn't it normal that they wait for everybody? I think it is! Also, even though the room was paid for until 2:00am, they started to take the flowers and the tableclothes off when some of my guests were still here, around 1:20am. This is just unacceptable to me, and I think it would upset most people. But the thing I am the most upset about is how unresponsive Lezlie was during all the preparation process. I am a very detailed-oriented person that always gets everything ready weeks, if not months in advance. I also knew from the beginning that I would not have any PTO from work the weeks before the wedding and needed to have everything ready asap. Well, I am not exaggerating when I say this: Lezlie took on average 3 WEEKS (yes, I am very serious...) to reply to an email in which we were asking her things as simple as to update the contract, or if she could do a few vegetarian meals. It also took forever to her to ask the kitchen staff if they could use our pi-shaped ice trays (how hard can it be to put water in a ice tray and serve the ice). We also send her our credit card information more than a week before payment was due, but she didn't process it and almost required late fees because of that. Let's also mention that it is impossible to have an appointment there other that between 11:00am and 2:00pm, which is terrible timing for a working bride! I literally had to take a PTO every time I went there! It was horribly stressful and complicated to prepare a wedding there, and even though everything was beautiful, never again!!! Also, the area of Houston they are located in is really a little freaky and I honestly was a bit ashamed to invite my CEO there (even though you won't notice it as soon as you are on the property). Generally speaking I am happy we chose them but let's be honest, it was VERY expensive, VERY stressful and probably not worth it, and I am a bit surprised I didn't see any other brides complain about their lack of responsiveness because that's a major issue. It is not because the place is gorgeous that you can't be objective! If you love to have things ready well in advance and think that when you are putting lots of efforts and money into something, it is normal that you have good service and return, then do yourself a favor and just don't use them.
I am having quite a dilemma while reviewing the Bell Tower, just as I was confused by their behavior and service. Let's Read more...
I am having quite a dilemma while reviewing the Bell Tower, just as I was confused by their behavior and service. Let's start by the positive points: the room that we rented (Chandelier Ballroom) was amazing at night, and just the right size for my 60 guests. The setting is very unique and makes a statement by itself. If you are looking at a beautiful place, then you probably want to check this one out. But before you do that make sure the read the remaining of that review! Our coordinator there was Lezlie Mahan, and she was great and helped a lot during the event. We had a lot of special requirements, especially regarding our first dance (We had a dance with lifts and dips in it and therefore I had to change my dress, and I didn't want people to know about it. Lezlie and our DJ were amazing in helping us disappear secretly and come back at the top of the stairs...) Also, Lezlie set up the chair sashes for free in the last minute because the florist decided she wouldn't do it after all. I am very thankful that she did this, as she wasn't obliged to... The staff was polite but unfortunately took forever to serve the wine and wasn't very responsive to our guests' requests. But let me tell you now about the negative points. Let's start with a rough truth: generally speaking everything went well, but don't you expect that when you pay $35,000 for a 60-guest wedding (I am talking about the whole wedding, not just the venue of course)? Well, I did, and I was a bit disappointed. First, I was 1 hour late for my ceremony at the church because of my hairdresser that didn't show up, and even though we caught up a little we were about 30 minutes late when we arrived at the venue. Well, we were told upon arrival at the Bell Tower that the kitchen were closing already and that it was not their problem if the food was cold (which is probably not what you want to hear when you are freaking out already)... I mean, we paid about $7,000 for the food only and extra money for late staff already, isn't it normal that they wait for everybody? I think it is! Also, even though the room was paid for until 2:00am, they started to take the flowers and the tableclothes off when some of my guests were still here, around 1:20am. This is just unacceptable to me, and I think it would upset most people. But the thing I am the most upset about is how unresponsive Lezlie was during all the preparation process. I am a very detailed-oriented person that always gets everything ready weeks, if not months in advance. I also knew from the beginning that I would not have any PTO from work the weeks before the wedding and needed to have everything ready asap. Well, I am not exaggerating when I say this: Lezlie took on average 3 WEEKS (yes, I am very serious...) to reply to an email in which we were asking her things as simple as to update the contract, or if she could do a few vegetarian meals. It also took forever to her to ask the kitchen staff if they could use our pi-shaped ice trays (how hard can it be to put water in a ice tray and serve the ice). We also send her our credit card information more than a week before payment was due, but she didn't process it and almost required late fees because of that. Let's also mention that it is impossible to have an appointment there other that between 11:00am and 2:00pm, which is terrible timing for a working bride! I literally had to take a PTO every time I went there! It was horribly stressful and complicated to prepare a wedding there, and even though everything was beautiful, never again!!! Also, the area of Houston they are located in is really a little freaky and I honestly was a bit ashamed to invite my CEO there (even though you won't notice it as soon as you are on the property). Generally speaking I am happy we chose them but let's be honest, it was VERY expensive, VERY stressful and probably not worth it, and I am a bit surprised I didn't see any other brides complain about their lack of responsiveness because that's a major issue. It is not because the place is gorgeous that you can't be objective! If you love to have things ready well in advance and think that when you are putting lots of efforts and money into something, it is normal that you have good service and return, then do yourself a favor and just don't use them. Read less
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The Bell Tower on 34th responded with the following comments:

Hi Jennifer, thank you for your kind words. As a reminder, we ask that if anything is not as planned on the evening of your event, to please notify us immediately. Lezlie Mahan worked very hard to make sure every detail of your event was wonderful. As everyone agrees, it was! Please study the email dates very closely. You will realize Lezlie was always very prompt. Additionally, only one of your 7 appointments was between the hours of 11:00a and 2:00 pm. We are very proud of Lezlie for being so accomodating, flexible, and delivering an excellent event. Just a few things we noticed after reviewing the tapes. It was your mother-in-law (or another guest that looked like her) who was removing the flowers and tablecloths way too early ~ 1:20am. She even recruited staff and other guests to help her. Of course your early guests were not offered wine until Event Start Time. We strictly do not open the bar Early unless specifically requested by the customer. Additionally, your guests and family members were getting very anxious and tired of waiting for you and the rest of your out of town family to arrive, it had been almost 2 hours of guests, kitchen, and staff waiting and finally, well after 9pm, in your absense, several family members and people in your wedding party agreed the meal should be served, including one guest who was pregnant. On the night of your wedding you thanked us and told us everything was absolutely wonderful, as it was absolutely wonderful!
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emma
Wedding:
3/1/2014
3.0/5.0
This place is so incredibly beautiful, I really enjoyed having our wedding at The Bell Tower. We did have a few issues. Our wedding coordinator, Angie seemed a little bit disorganized. There were limited times that we could schedule our tasting and it had to be booked in advance. We booked our tasting and when we went down to the venue our coordinator was meeting with another couple and the food took FOREVER to come out. My husband had to take his to go because it took so long and he had to go back to work.
We paid extra to book the venue for 4pm. We had to book out both the day time and evening time to have our event start at 4, When our florist tried to deliver flowers for our 4pm wedding, according to the florist, they were sent away and told our wedding did not start until 6, so they needed to leave and come back later since the linens were not yet down on the tables. Luckily we had a separate wedding planner who was not affiliated with the Bell Tower. She fixed this situation for us but if we had not had her our guests would have arrived to the Bell Tower with no centerpieces on the table.
Also you are charged a gratuity or service fee which is a percentage of your total bill at The Bell Tower, we booked the DJ they recommend, and they added it to our bill. We then we charged gratuity on that amount, although none of the gratuity went to the DJ. Because of this I recommend not booking anything extra through The Bell Tower. Book it separately so you can avoid the ridiculous service fee.
I loved our wedding and thankfully these issues did not ruin our day, however considering the price of this venue, I find these issues to be unacceptable.
This place is so incredibly beautiful, I really enjoyed having our wedding at The Bell Tower. We did have a few issues. Read more...
This place is so incredibly beautiful, I really enjoyed having our wedding at The Bell Tower. We did have a few issues. Our wedding coordinator, Angie seemed a little bit disorganized. There were limited times that we could schedule our tasting and it had to be booked in advance. We booked our tasting and when we went down to the venue our coordinator was meeting with another couple and the food took FOREVER to come out. My husband had to take his to go because it took so long and he had to go back to work.
We paid extra to book the venue for 4pm. We had to book out both the day time and evening time to have our event start at 4, When our florist tried to deliver flowers for our 4pm wedding, according to the florist, they were sent away and told our wedding did not start until 6, so they needed to leave and come back later since the linens were not yet down on the tables. Luckily we had a separate wedding planner who was not affiliated with the Bell Tower. She fixed this situation for us but if we had not had her our guests would have arrived to the Bell Tower with no centerpieces on the table.
Also you are charged a gratuity or service fee which is a percentage of your total bill at The Bell Tower, we booked the DJ they recommend, and they added it to our bill. We then we charged gratuity on that amount, although none of the gratuity went to the DJ. Because of this I recommend not booking anything extra through The Bell Tower. Book it separately so you can avoid the ridiculous service fee.
I loved our wedding and thankfully these issues did not ruin our day, however considering the price of this venue, I find these issues to be unacceptable. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
The Bell Tower on 34th responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the Great Review Emma. Your beautiful wedding started on time. Our job is to deliver excellent events. We do it very well. It makes us sad when behind the scenes non-sense (real or imagined) makes its way back to the client through unprofessional vendors. It ruins the magic of what we do as professionals. As the Bell Tower, we back Angie 100%. She's super organized and thorough. Don’t forget, Chef awarded you an additional tasting at a later date at no extra charge since your parents did not make the first tasting. Thank you Chef! Also, as a reminder, the price for including vendors through us, with our service fee, is still less than buying direct from the vendor. We insist on adding value for you, the client. Otherwise, why would you agree to it? (The service fee is not gratuity.) Remember, it’s not mandatory for our clients to only book vendors through The Bell Tower, it’s just a value option which saves you time and money. Thank you for providing this opportunity to clarify.
Sincerely,
The Bell Tower
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Blingchicky13
Wedding:
7/31/2011
2.7/5.0
The new lady who just took over right around my wedding in July is extremely rude and doesn't care even if it is the day of your wedding. They have a very strict rule your vendors can only have 2 hours to set up before your wedding which is not enough time for anyone. I had to pay extra for an extra hour to get ready because 2 hours was not enough for my girls and I to get ready. I heard from some of my vendors they will not be doing anymore weddings there because of their inflexibility and the new lady in charge and her attitude. They take forever to get back to you , charge you alot and make you wait arround for appointments. Though the place is beautiful it's not worth the staff.
The new lady who just took over right around my wedding in July is extremely rude and doesn't care even if it is the day Read more...
The new lady who just took over right around my wedding in July is extremely rude and doesn't care even if it is the day of your wedding. They have a very strict rule your vendors can only have 2 hours to set up before your wedding which is not enough time for anyone. I had to pay extra for an extra hour to get ready because 2 hours was not enough for my girls and I to get ready. I heard from some of my vendors they will not be doing anymore weddings there because of their inflexibility and the new lady in charge and her attitude. They take forever to get back to you , charge you alot and make you wait arround for appointments. Though the place is beautiful it's not worth the staff. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Bell Tower on 34th responded with the following comments:

Dear Heather Blingchicky13, you're right! Our goal is to deliver Excellent Events no one will ever forget. We got rid of that employee same day. I see by your file you acknowledged and agreed to our strict rules up front as evidenced by your initials and signature. We do not recommend the vendor you referenced, for the sake of all brides we are thrilled they will not be coming back. The Bell Tower recommends Excellent Vendors who are insured, professional and efficient. Good Luck and have a great day!

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