The Transept was once a German Gothic church and has since been absolutely transformed into a historic landmark and standout in the Cincinnati OTR neighborhood.

From large wedding celebrations, ceremonies and parties to milestone, 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.

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.

Originally built in 1868, this building was once St. John’s Unitarian Church and was the first German-American Evangelical and Reformed Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. This fully restored building is now a proud feature of Washington Park in OTR. Today, guests, hosts, visitors and bar patrons enjoy the rich history of this very beautiful, very typical German Gothic design—full of stained glass windows, huge vaulted ceilings and ornate details around every corner.

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.

The Transept is a proud operation of Funky’s Catering Events, Cincinnati’s premier hospitality company. As a part of Funky’s Catering Events hospitality, The Transept clients and guests enjoy the Funky’s mission and values, which put your experience at the very top, alongside such important concepts as servant leadership, continuous learning and absolute perfection in quality and service.

Come visit us at the southwest corner of Washington Park in OTR, Cincinnati. Have a craft beer or cocktail at The Vestry bar, or schedule a tour of the venue’s magnificent event spaces, culminating in our beautiful bridal tower, tucked away at the very top of the steeple.



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