Step into The Transept

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.

Event set up in The Assembly at the Transept

Four Unique Spaces

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.

Stain glass windows at The Transept

Historic Grandeur

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.

Bridal Suite at The Transept

Modern Convenience

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.

Browse Our Spaces

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.

What Our Clients Say

“My husband and I had our wedding here. It’s an absolutely gorgeous space. Every one of my guests commented on how beautiful the building is. The food is fantastic. Jennifer worked with me through every detail to make sure our wedding was beautiful. I could not have asked for a better venue, coordinator, or catering. I would recommend The Transept to anyone who wants an unforgettable wedding or event.”
—Jessica S. via Google

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We would love to welcome you to The Transept. Please call 513.841.9999 or click the button below to get in touch.

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