Reception in The Assembly
Photographer: Steph Keller Photography
Wedding Ceremony
Photographer: GoldShell Photography
Event in The Assembly
Photographer: Kortnee Kate Photography

The Assembly

The Assembly is the crown of this entire space. Its huge, high vaulted ceilings draped with large chandeliers are a remnant of this venue’s former life as an actual church assembly. Now transformed, it’s our largest space, yet it has the most hidden features, most of which you’d have to see in person to find!

Wedding reception in the assembly at the transept

Dream Event Space

Walk into this dream space through its private, grand staircase entrance right off of Elm Street and your eyes are immediately drawn to the dramatic, 170-year-old high-beamed ceilings draped in gorgeous, Gothic chandeliers. Underneath the peak of this large, restored venue space, the remaining features of The Assembly do not disappoint those looking for a spectacular, statement-ridden space filled with intricate details and clever amenities.

Stained glass windows in the Assembly at The Transept

Historic Elegance

As a two-story ballroom, The Assembly is as distinct as one can get in the up-and-coming OTR neighborhood in Cincinnati. Dressed in dozens of stained glass windows and meticulously detailed, this large venue space truly captures the elegance and atmosphere you would expect from such a well-restored Transept event venue. Hosts at The Assembly will also have use of the bell tower, often used as a bridal suite, whose details, ambiance and beauty are truly unrivaled in all of Cincinnati.

Band set up on the stage in The Assembly at The Transept

Planning at The Assembly

The striking setting of The Assembly is commonly called upon for wedding receptions and celebrations. As The Transept’s largest venue space within this Cincinnati building, and one with a fully restored and functional stage, we also frequently welcome music performances and corporate events. Its accommodations peak with use of the Bridal or Bell Tower—often our most talked about feature!

Chairs setup for a wedding ceremony at The Assembly


  • 220 seated guests
  • 400 standing guests
  • Bridal or Bell Tower access
  • Full-service bar
  • Tables, chairs, china, glassware included
  • High speed internet
  • ADA accessible

What Our Clients Say

“My husband and I held our wedding reception at The Transept in March and are so pleased with that decision! The bridesmaids and I had a blast getting ready in the beautiful bridal tower. DelightMore staff was wonderful, truly anticipating and accommodating all of our needs for the day. Our family and friends have all remarked on how beautiful the venue was, and we couldn't agree more. Our photos turned out beautifully, thanks to the gorgeous architecture and design, notably the lovely stained glass windows. This was the perfect space for our 150-guest reception, as it felt intimate, warm, and inviting.”
—Janet via Wedding Wire

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