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OST WITH THE MOST LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN’S TRENDY EAST VILLAGE, THE BOND EVENT CENTER AWAITS TO WOW YOUR ATTENDEES. IF ITS SLEEK AND SOPHISTICATED INTERIOR DOESN’T GRAB YOUR ATTENTION, THE CULINARY PROWESS THAT THIS SPACE OFFERS UNDOUBTEDLY WILL. BY MICHELE CHIAPPETTA PHOTOS BY SARAH ELIZA ROBERTS

Looking for a downtown spot to host a wedding, anniversary party, corporate event, or fundraiser? Thinking big, or maybe you want something more intimate? Check out the attractive Bond Center in downtown Tulsa’s trendy East Village neighborhood. You’ll love the options that The Bond makes available to you, as well as the superb catering and event planning services they offer. The art deco style building that currently houses The Bond has a storied history. In the 1920s, it was home to Bond Baking Company. When the McNellie’s Group bought it, there was some renovating and repurposing to do. The current design of the revamped space allows for large events, while also keeping to the historic nature and feel of the architecture. “We have tried to preserve the history of the space,” explains Tiffany Turner-Coats, a partner of the McNellie’s Group and director of catering and events. Guests at The Bond will enjoy a charming, refreshingly open atmosphere. The original tin ceilings, tiles, wood floor, and brick walls have all been preserved and restored. The large,

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sunny windows bring in ample light. The 16-foot ceilings create a sense of elegance. It all adds up to a lovely space for any activity. The Bond features two event spaces — the sizable Main Space that lends itself nicely to large events; and the more intimate Annex, ideal for cozy parties. Both are beautiful, and both can be transformed to meet the needs of any event you may want to host. “The Bond is unique,” says Turner-Coats. “In the Main Space, it’s completely open, with 12,000 square feet to work with. It’s incredible how transformative it can be once it has been set up for different events.” The Main Space seats 300 and can accommodate 405 people standing. The Main Space has an incredibly open floor plan, which allows for significant creativity in designing the room. “There are so many options,” says Turner-Coats. “We’ve done everything in the space.” And when she says “everything,” she means it. The Bond has hosted

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Where to Dine. What to Do. Where to Find It. When It's Happening. Preview 918 A regional magazine of national stature, Preview 918 has rema...