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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.