Nestled in the OTR neighborhood of Cincinnati, what appears to be a gorgeous German gothic church on the outside has been transformed into an amazing, unique and historic Cincinnati event venue on the inside.
From the largest and most prominent venue—The Assembly room—to the smallest nook—The Bridal Tower—and all the unique spaces in between, The Transept is full of surprising comfort, remarkable quality and inviting details.
Formerly Old St. John’s Church, the first German-American church in Cincinnati, this fully restored building is now a proud feature of Washington Park in OTR. The Transept’s interior is rich with history, grand staircases, hugely unique features and standout characteristics, such as a 50-ft. vaulted ceiling with original wood beams, giant chandeliers, exposed brick, private entrances, ornate windows and stained glass.
Hidden amongst the historic grandeur are numerous modern elements, such as built-in sound systems, TVs, media features, specialty lighting and more. Though the building itself is over 150 years old, it has been restored with all walks of life in mind; therefore, it is accommodating to all. And with special spaces like the Bridal Tower, today’s bride can enjoy private moments before, during, and after a wedding celebration with close family and friends while also enjoying the dramatic setting of The Assembly.
From large wedding celebrations, ceremonies, and parties to milestones, board meetings, happy hours and everything worth celebrating in between, The Transept’s diverse settings will transport your guests back to the beauty of the 1800s—but with contemporary expectations.
A pre-function lounge that is perfect for cocktails, meetings and entire events.
The largest event space, formerly a church assembly and the crown of The Transept.
Perfect for smaller events or as a cocktail hour space for those celebrating in our larger rooms.
An entrancing, intimate chic, modish space made for gathering.
Service excellence and culinary delight are more than promises, they’re part of who we are. Founded in 2022 by Michael “Funky” Forgus and Don Vonderhaar, DelightMore brings a combined 70 years of care and experience to your table. At our venues or yours, we’d love for you and your guests—to be our guest.