• Elena Cawley

Bell Buckle Banquet Hall offers elegant and rustic space for concerts, weddings, seminars

In addition to charm, hospitality and history, you will find elegance and music entertainment in Bell Buckle. The historical buildings and the rolling hills will bring beauty to your eyes, and Bell Buckle’s residents and business owners will charm you with friendliness and entertain you with tales of the old days and stories of the day. One of the establishments in the town of 500 is Bell Buckle Banquet Hall and Event Center, which offers a beautiful space for weddings, seminars, banquets and concerts.


The Bell Buckle Banquet Hall is “an elegantly rustic event venue located in charmingly quirky historic Bell Buckle,” according to Heather Williams, event coordinator.

“We offer an all-inclusive package and will customize an event that fits your needs and will help make your vision come true,” Williams said. “We host a multitude of events. We do a lot of weddings, and we do reunions, banquets, seminars. Occasionally, we do concerts, as well.”

The center offers shows throughout the year.


“We work with On Fire Concerts – they are the promoters, and we are just the host,” Williams said.


Upcoming events

One of the upcoming events is set for July 8, when Billy Dean will bring his musical talent to Bell Buckle. Over the course of his career of more than 25 years, he has released 11 albums and has received numerous awards and nominations. In 1992, he was nominated for a Grammy for Song of the Year for “Somewhere in My Broken Heart,” which won Song of the Year at the American Country Music Awards. In 1996, he won a Grammy for Amazing Grace, A Country Tribute to Gospel, an album featuring music stars, including Martina McBride, Allison Krauss and the Charlie Daniels Band. In 2017, he was inducted as a member of the Florida Artist Hall of Fame, according to www.billydean.com.


Saturday Night Live star Victoria Jackson will take the stage at Bell Buckle Banquet Hall and Event Center on Aug. 6. Her career took off when Johnny Carson noticed her stand-up routine and invited her to The Tonight Show, where she performed many times. After that, she starred in movies and TV shows, and six seasons on Saturday Night Live.



Excellent service and delicious food

When you attend an event at Bell Buckle Banquet Hall and Event Center, you can expect delicious food, with catering provided by Bell Buckle Café.

“We cater and the food is from Bell Buckle Café,” Williams said. “We are the same team, and we use Bell Buckle Café recipes, so the food is the same.”


When you hold an event at Bell Buckle Banquet and Event Center, the center’s team will ensure your experience is enjoyable and memorable for you and your guests. Hall rental includes ceremony area and day-of coordinator; tables, chairs, plates, glasses; a variety of centerpieces and decorations; table linens, a selection of table overlays, runners and centerpieces; photo booth area with props; professional staff for food service, cake cutting and general assistance.


“We are all inclusive – we try to make the process as easy as we possibly can,” Williams said. “We include everything we can. We do full-service staff. We always guarantee a great meal. It’s an all-inclusive package and that’s great. We always tell the brides, ‘You will love us the most about 11 p.m., when you don’t have to tear everything down, clean it up, and haul it away.’ We offer both ceremony and reception space. We have a bridal suite and a groom room.”


In addition to providing space for concerts and private events, Bell Buckle Banquet Hall and Event Center, invites guests to enjoy tasty food.



“We do three large buffet events – for Easter, Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving Day – and they are huge,” Williams said. “It’s a buffet-style (meal), and we usually serve about 500 guests in four hours.”


Bell Buckle Banquet Hall and Event Center is at 27 Railroad Sq., Bell Buckle.

For more information, visit bellbucklebanquethall.com or call 931-389-0223.


While you’re in the area, visit the shops in Bell Buckle. Have a cup of coffee at Bell Buckle Coffee Shop and Book Swap, find gifts at Arlet’s Joy, try the ice cream at Bluebird Antiques and Ice Cream Parlor and find antique treasures at Phillips General Store.

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