A historic landmark for your special event

In 1981, Verdin, America’s oldest bell and clock company, purchased the historic St. Paul’s Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Built in 1850, St. Paul’s had been decommissioned in 1975 and stood empty for six years. When The Verdin Company bought the building it was in extreme disrepair: the restoration work climbed to $1.5 million. After the two-year work was completed, the building housed The Verdin Company corporate headquarters and the Verdin Bell and Clock Museum.

The Verdin Company was started in 1842 in Cincinnati, and has been guided by six generations of Verdins. During these years the company collected a trove of historic items associated with the bell and clock business. The Bell Event Center, located in the recently restored Old St. Paul’s Church, was a natural way to present the collections to the public.


Today, small and large groups rent the building for private functions. The rich beauty of the vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows, hand-painted murals, marble, and terrazzo flooring is a perfect setting for the antique clocks, bells and bell-ringing equipment that tell the story of a unique Cincinnati business.

Planning a party or other social gathering? Consider The Bell Event Centre located inside the Verdin Bell and Clock Museum. Specializing in wedding receptions, corporate, and social events, it’s the ideal location for your elegant affair. To reserve The Bell Event Centre, call 513-852-2787.

Create an unforgettable experience for your wedding or corporate event!