For a truly special one-of-a-kind event the Bell Event Centre offers a gorgeous building dominated by beautiful, stained-glass windows, vaulted ceilings, hand-painted murals, marble and terrazzo flooring.
Perfect for wedding ceremonies, receptions or corporate functions, the Bell Event Centre is located in the former St. Paul’s Church at 444 Reading Road in Cincinnati, across the street from Jack Cincinnati Casino. The church was originally built in 1850 and was restored by The Verdin Company, says Brooke Cafeo, operations manager of the Bell Event Centre.
In addition to the beautiful features of the building, the Bell Event Centre stands out in the crowded event-rental business through its focus on service and its outstanding food options, says Cafeo. “We strive to have the best service,” she says.
And the food offered at the facility is exceptional, says Cafeo. “Everyone that comes here says, ‘This is the best food we’ve ever had,’” she says.
The quality of the food is the direct result of employing an executive chef, says Cafeo. “We can do buffets, plated, station menus, but we can also customize and create menus as well,” says Cafeo. “We can accommodate anyone’s dietary request. That’s the perk of having an executive chef.”
Another perk for patrons is that the staff at Bell Event Centre handles everything in-house, says Cafeo. “We handle the set-up, tables, linens, chairs. It all comes included in the package,” she says. In addition, all service is provided with fine china, glassware and silverware, says Cafeo. Service staff includes chefs, carvers, captains, servers, bartenders and coat check.
Customers also get a day-of coordinator as part of the Bell Event Centre’s package, says Cafeo. Day-of coordination includes supervision and assistance for the set up, unlimited consultations through email or phone, assistance at a wedding rehearsal and a wedding day coordinator for up to eight hours, she says.
The facility can accommodate up to 300 people for a wedding reception and up to 250 people for a ceremony and reception. The facility also has a cobblestone courtyard with city view, as well as photography, she says.
The Bell Event Centre has free, on-site, secured parking, says Cafeo. Security is provided for the entire event and security personnel will help guests with parking and also will direct andhelp guests to the facility’s handicapped ramp.
The Bell Event Centre hosts about 130 events a year, says Cafeo. “I would say the majority is [wedding] ceremony and reception,” she says.
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