We understand you may have questions as you consider Cliff Bell’s for your private event. Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions about hosting events at Cliff Bell’s.

What is your capacity?

We can accommodate up to 108 for plated dinners in our dining room and an additional 20 at the bar.  For strolling events we can accommodate up to 220.  For standing room performances we can accommodate 275.  Our legal capacity is 318.

Can you rearrange the space for our event?

Yes. Most of the furniture in the dining room can be moved including some of the large banquette seating. We can arrange long dining tables or remove the tables and set up high top tables and stations for cocktail events.

We’d like to have live music for our event. Can you help with booking and production?

We work with many local musicians, mostly jazz artists, and can make recommendations and assist with booking.  We have a complete in-house PA, including mics and stands, built in speakers, mixing console, lighting rig with spots, etc.  We coordinate with the performers and arrange load in, sound check and engineering.   Our stage is equipped with a Steinway Model B grand piano, Yamaha drum kit, Hammond B-3 organ and Fender Rhodes electric piano. 

Do you have a dance floor?

When music is provided by a DJ, the large round stage becomes the dance floor.  When dancing begins we install a rail across the front of the stage for added safety. 

Do you allow decorations?

For private events we allow balloons, table decorations, poster boards, banners, floral, etc.  We do not allow open flame candles, fog machines, tape on the walls, confetti or glitter.

We would like to present a show and sell tickets for the event. Do you allow this?

While we often host fundraisers for non-profit, political campaigns, etc., we generally do not allow outside promoters to sell tickets to the general public. 

We would like to have speeches and a presentation. Do you have AV capabilities?

Yes. We have wireless mics, podiums, a projector and an 8’ drop down screen.

Do you offer coat check?

Yes. We have a coat room onsite.

We would like to close the street during our event for presentation space. Is it possible?

Yes.  We can work with the City to secure the necessary permitting.

We’d like to have our wedding ceremony on site. Is it possible?

We do not have a separate room for ceremonies but we can accommodate a ceremony on our stage before or during the event. 

Where do people park?

We do not have a parking lot of our own.  There are several surface lots in the immediate area including a lot with parking for 80 vehicles directly across the street.  We are located three blocks from the Fox Theater garage.  If you wish to reserve parking for your guests we work with several surface lots in the area. 

Do you allow outside catering?

Generally not, but we have made exceptions in the past under certain circumstances.  We allow outside desserts, wedding cakes, etc. 

We want to have some items delivered to the venue the day before the event. Do you have storage space?

Yes.  We have dry storage and cold storage on site and can accept delivery in the days leading up to your event. 

We’d like to access the venue prior to the event to set up and decorate. What time can we get in?

It depends.  In most cases we can accommodate access anytime on the day of the event but there may be some limitations.

We've got you covered.

Corporate or Personal, Cliff Bell's is the place for your event.

We specialize in corporate events, weddings, rehearsal dinners, brunches/luncheons, happy hours and memorial services. We welcome the opportunity to provide a proposal for your event.


Make a Reservation

For Parties of 5 or more, call for reservations: 313.961.2543

Open Hours

Mon – Tue: CLOSED
Wed – Thur: 5 PM – 11 PM
Fri – Sat: 5 PM – 12 AM
Sun: 4 PM – 9 PM