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Weddings at Miami University


Weddings at Miami University
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Book a chapel

Contact Jane Gaitskill for information about chapel bookings and for other social event rates and details.
gaitsks@MiamiOH.edu (email)
513-529-8016 (voice)
513-529-5700 (fax)

Kumler Chapel

Located on the Western campus, Kumler Chapel is a very popular chapel for weddings. A beautiful Romanesque church built of stone with a warm wood interior and stunning arches, it has a wonderful array of stained glass windows.

Features: seats 235, aisle is 87', air conditioned, state-of-the-art sound system, piano available, small table with lectern for guest book, table in altar area for Unity candle, candles allowed only on the altar and in no-drip holders (customers must provide candelabras and candles).

Sesquicentennial Chapel

Another chapel on campus that is frequently booked for weddings is Sesquicentennial Chapel. Dedicated in 1959, it was built with contributions from alumni and friends as part of the University's 150th year celebration.

Features: seats 218, aisle is 56', is air conditioned, no sound system, piano available, basement area with restrooms for changing area, 2 floor candelabras (7-12" tapers), table in altar area for Unity candle. Candles only on the altar and in no-drip holders.

Booking Guidelines:

Both chapels are booked one year in advance; however, Miami mergers are allowed to book 13 months in advance. The charge for Kumler Chapel is $650 and Sesquicentennial is $600 (check/cash or valid credit card only). Payment is due 2 weeks after receiving the contract from our office. Refunds will be made for cancellations 120 days prior to the event.

The time block is 4 hours: 2 hours prior to the ceremony, for decorating and pictures, 1 hour for the ceremony and 1 hour after the ceremony for clean-up. The reservation also includes 1 hour the day before the ceremony for the rehearsal.

Chapel reservations accompanied by a banquet event on campus are eligible for a $100 discount. Discount applies to banquet invoice. Contact your event planner for details.

Weddings at The Marcum

The Marcum Hotel & Conference Center provides a perfect location for wedding receptions, and can accommodate up to 175 people. Our banquet rooms are beautifully decorated, and provide an elegant and memorable setting for your very special event.

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We have 55 comfortable hotel rooms to accommodate your guests, and we host many rehearsal dinners and brunches. Many wedding receptions become weekend-long reunions with family and friends!

Frequently asked questions:

How far in advance can I book the space for my wedding reception?
Six months in advance with no guest rooms; one year in advance with a guarantee of 20 guest rooms.

Is a deposit required to hold the reception space?
Yes. The deposit for the banquet and reception room, and a deposit to cover 20 guest rooms.

What is the capacity of your banquet rooms?
Our banquet rooms can accommodate up to 175 people for dining. The seating arrangement for this number of people would be using long rectangular tables. The largest number of people that we can seat using dining rounds, assuming that you will also have a head table, is 135.

Are alcoholic beverages permitted to be served?
Yes. The Marcum is licensed to sell alcohol by the State of Ohio and must comply with all laws & regulations. The Marcum is required to supply all alcohol for an event and bartender(s) are required for all alcohol service. If a full bar requested, a per person set-up fee is assessed to cover set-up and mixers. The lobby at The Marcum has a full service bar.

Do you have any sample wedding and reception photos on-line?
Yes. Take a look.

Contact Neila Hanges for booking information:
gaitsks@miamioh.edu (email)
513-529-4032 (voice)