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The Marcum Hotel & Conference Center

Miami University
951 E Withrow St

Oxford, Ohio 45056

140Largest Group
10Meeting Rooms
55Overnight Guests
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At a Glance
The Marcum Hotel and Conference Center is located northwest of Cincinnati in Oxford, Ohio on the campus of Miami University. If you're looking for a picturesque venue near you, the Marcum Hotel and Conference Center has it all. It is a beautiful wooded, retreat environment, upscale conference facility open year-round. The Marcum Hotel and Conference is a non-traditional venue for conferences, training, retreats, meetings, banquets, receptions, reunions and weddings. As one of the best Oxford, Ohio wedding venues, The Marcum Hotel and Conference Center is within walking distance of all University facilities and uptown Oxford.
  • Facilities and Services
  • Colonial-style conference center with courtyard and gazebo
  • Formal gardens and hiking trails around facility
  • Daily recreational sports facility pass included with reservation
  • High and low ropes courses
  • Executive chef
  • High-speed and wireless internet access
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • Pet policy: only service animals permitted
  • On-campus chapels

Are you looking for the best Oxford, Ohio wedding venue? The Marcum Hotel & Conference Center provides a perfect location for wedding receptions accommodating up to 175 people. Our banquet rooms are beautifully decorated, and provide an elegant and memorable setting for your very special event.

The Marcum Hotel & Conference Center offers a unique learning environment– full of amenities and free of distractions. With over 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, we can accommodate groups up to 275.

Located on a quiet corner of campus, visitors enjoy our 55 elegant guest rooms and the individual attention from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. The Marcum is situated next to the Formal Gardens.
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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Cincinnati/Dayton - 40
Columbus - 100
Indianapolis - 100
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Cincinnati (CVG) / 55
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Parking Onsite:
The Marcum facilities are typically available 12 months per year.
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Wireless internet access in meeting and guest rooms. 42" flat screen TVs with media hubs in guest rooms, ceiling mounted projectors and screens in event spaces. On-site audio visual equipment.
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Food & Beverage:
The Marcum Hotel is proud to present an executive chef and catering staff to exceed your culinary needs. They offer exceptional service, presentation and value. Chef-inspired menu items utilize local Oxford, Ohio food options whenever possible.
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Special Rates and Packages:
Day Meeting Package

Price quote is based on event details as discussed.
Day Package Plan:
• One General Session Room
• Break-Out Rooms
• Lunch
• Chef Inspired Morning and Afternoon Snack Breaks
• All Day Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Tea, Juices, and Soft Drinks
• Audio-Visual Equipment and Meeting Supplies
• Post-It flipchart paper & markers
• LCD Ceiling Mounted Projectors
• Microphone (lapel or handheld)
• Conference Phone
• Simulcast
• Additional Items Available Upon Request
• Free local, 800 number, and credit card phone calls
• Complimentary Wireless Internet (100 Mb)
• Complimentary On-Site Parking

Conference Package Plan:
• Supreme Guest Room
• One General Session Room
• All Break-Out Rooms
• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
• Chef Inspired Morning and Afternoon Snack Breaks
• All Day Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Tea, Juices, and Soft Drinks
• Audio-Visual Equipment and Meeting Supplies
• Post-It flipchart paper & markers
• LCD Ceiling Mounted Projectors
• Microphone (lapel or handheld)
• Conference Phone
• Simulcast
• Additional Items Available Upon Request
• Free local, 800 number, and credit card phone calls
• Complimentary Wireless Internet (100 Mb)
• Complimentary On-Site Parking

For more information about our Team Building Programs:
Rental Policies:
Ideal for groups of 150 or less for multi-day meetings.
Event Space Available:
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Room 108/110 A flat surfaced conference room divisible into two spaces with a portable wall provides great flexibility and function. Large windows, ceiling mounted projectors and screens and ample open space make it flexible for social or meeting events.



Room 112 Mixture of soft furniture and moveable tables and chairs, bar, sound system and large TV provide casual setting for pre- and post-dinner receptions and small dinners. Can be reserved for private events and is used for many of The Marcum promotional events.

Room 124/126 When The Marcum was built, two spaces were to be specifically dedicated to one educator and to one military representative: Robert Sinclair, a Miami graduate and professor of 30+ years; and General Hull, a 1917 Miami alum involved in three wars are honored. - Medals, awards, honors, and memorabilia are on display from ceiling to floor - Perfect for small intimate dinners or closed interviews


Rooms 154-158 Updated wall coverings, ceiling mounted projectors and screens for large event space usage. Two spaces are created with a portable wall for smaller events. Highly functional space for social events and meetings



Rooms 180-184-186 Our largest combined space is perfect for large meetings, lectures, banquets and receptions. Three spaces are created with portable walls for small break-outs, making the space highly functional for a variety of uses. Ceiling mounted projectors and screens available in each divided space.








Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
All guest rooms are provided fully equipped with: Hotel Private yes
Marcum Guest Rooms 55 60 Hotel-Like Private yes


  • The Marcum Hotel & Conference Center - Miami Catering

    Miami Catering
    Let us cater to your planning and event needs!

    As the sole provider of catering services at Miami University, we have the experience and knowledge to handle planning your event from large-scale gatherings to intimate dinners. Our award winning chefs trained at some of the finest culinary schools in the world and have designed menu options sure to dazzle! We offer full-service catering and drop-off catering services that can meet your event needs. Whether your event needs full service, or simply drop-off service, we have a menu for you!

    Best Unique & Locally-Sourced Food:
    Miami Catering’s award-winning cuisine provides customers with exclusive, organic, and fresh produce from the university-owned 35-acre farm, located right outside campus. The farm capitalizes on Miami’s rural setting and land assets, provides a space for hands-on learning and research, while enhancing the university’s commitment to providing a sustainable food source for students and catering customers.

    Miami grows several ingredients including lettuce, herbs, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, and fruits, while beef and chicken are supplied by nearby farms. Miami Catering prides itself on providing fresh food products that support inner community while strengthening its students, administration, and customers. Rather than outsourcing for all products like many other catering companies, Miami Catering continues to be the superior source for local and organic food, proven by our returning satisfied customers.


    >>> menu (PDF)


  • Dining
    We will design a variety of dining experiences just for your group - whether it is a grill-out or casual lunch in the Courtyard, a picnic at the Gazebo, or a formal dinner or wedding reception in our beautiful facility. All of our 13,000 square feet of space can be converted to accommodate your event. Come dine with us and make some memories of your own!
    Visit to view full menus and options.

    Contact a Catering Planner:
    (513) 529-3770
  • Gazebo
    The park like setting of the Gazebo is the perfect setting for a retreat lunch or evening welcome reception. It is especially picturesque in the fall and spring.
  • Continental Breakfast
    Local seasonal fruits, house-baked pastries and muffins, make-your-own waffles, chef's choice of quiche and a healthy selection of cereals and oatmeal with accompaniments are complimentary for a night's stay.


Conference or Event Planning Talk to a Planner:

Miami University’s Office of Conference and Event Services is your one-stop source for securing campus facilities and the services needed to deliver something worthy of your guests! Our planning staff has a collective century of experience designing and executing top notch events. Allow us to suggest the best event space, most comfortable accommodations, delicious dining options and unique recreational opportunities to create effective yet affordable events and conferences.

Business Center A fully staffed business center providing support and administrative services.

Conference Services A Team of Professional Conference Coordinators available to coordinate every aspect of your meeting or event.

Visit: for more information!

Group Opportunities And Leadership The service-oriented and flexible staff at the Recreational Sports Center offer the G.O.A.L. Program (Group Opportunities And Leadership) in which they individually design activities and scenarios to promote communication, trust, teamwork, risk-taking and leadership through the use of the campus's 18-element low ropes course. The trained facilitators can custom design other experiential activities to meet the specific needs of your group as well.

Recreational Sports Center Complimentary day passes and group activities are available at our impressive 159,000 sq. ft. Recreational Sports Center on campus, which is open seven days a week and offers: Low and High Ropes Courses Olympic-size pool Indoor running track Fitness Center 40 ft indoor climbing wall

Golf Two professional golf courses are minutes away, including the one at Hueston Woods State Park. The Park also offers hiking, biking, horseback riding, sailing.

Kumler Chapel | Weddings at Miami University Kumler Chapel
Located on the Western campus, Kumler Chapel is a very popular chapel for weddings. A beautiful Roman-esque 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).

Visit for photos and more information!

Wedding Chapel The Sesquicentennial Chapel is centrally located on the Miami University campus. It seats 218 people. This chapel was completely redecorated in 2008.


Software MS Windows XP LANDesk Client Manager Software v6.1 MS Office 2007 Adobe Reader FireFox (web browser) IE (web browser) Netscape (web browser) Quicktime Host Explorer (SSH/Telnet Client) WS_FTP95 (FTP Client) DARS (Degree Audit Reporting Software)

Portable A/V equipment available Panasonic ceiling-mounted data projectors in 7 conference rooms 2 portable Sharp Projectors that support up to 1024X768 resolution Wireless Microphones (lavaliere and hand-held styles) Arrangements for laptop and/or other computer equipment may be made in advance. Ask our Conference Coordinator for information and pricing details. Flipcharts stands with self-stick paper pads Overhead Projectors TV and VCR/DVD Combo Conference Speaker Phone

Internet connectivity Each room is equipped with Telephone (Modem) and 10Mb or 100Mb Data (network/ethernet/RJ45) and Wireless connections Modems: ISP software is required for connections Dial 81 then the number for long distance connections Dial 88 then the number for local connections Speed: up to 56k Use the T1 port (RJ11/RJ12) for modem connections Ethernet: Configure your computer for DHCP Speed: 10/100 Use the D1 port (RJ45, the orange colored jack) for network connections Miami University has an on-line Knowledge Base that can also be used for computer trouble-shooting.

Tech Support Our Conference Staff has knowledge of basic troubleshooting for audiovisual set-ups/questions. Arrangements for a support technician may be requested at least 2 weeks prior to the conference. (Additional charge will apply)

Area Attractions

William Holmes McGuffey Museum The second oldest building on Miami's campus, this national historic landmark is the former home of William Holmes McGuffey, former Miami professor and author of the McGuffey Eclectic Reader series.

Jungle Jim's International Market (Fairfield) Jungle Jim's International Market is described as a theme park for foodies.

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum (Hamilton) Located in Southwestern Ohio, overlooking the Great Miami River, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum is a 265 acre sculpture park and outdoor museum combining the lure of nature with the dynamic presence of monumental art.

Waynesville, Ohio, Older than the state of Ohio, the village of Waynesville offers a fascinating combination of history and culture as it developed in southwestern Ohio. This "Antiques Capital of the Midwest s" is a microcosm of our American heritage with its dreams and accomplishments.

Metamora, Ind., 1838 canal town Enjoy a leisurely horse drawn buggy ride, feed the ducks, shop in the unique specialty stores and enjoy the experience of a day out in the distinctive town of Metamora.

Hueston Woods State Park (Oxford) Hueston Woods State Park, located in Butler and Preble counties, is nearly 3,000 acres of natural resources for outdoor recreation, such as hiking, fishing, canoeing, and unique to this region -- fossil hunting.

Perfect North Slopes, Ind. Perfect North Slopes Ski Area is located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, with 22 ski trails, served by 11 lifts.

National Museum of the United States Air Force (Fairborn) The NMUSAF is the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum with more than 400 aircraft and missiles on display, most of them indoors. Admission is free.

Paramount's Kings Island (Mason) 364-acre theme and water park featuring more than 80 world-class rides, shows and attractions including 14 roller coasters, and a 15-acres Australian-themed water park.

Arc of Appalachia Wilderness: Highlands Nature Sanctuary Approximately two hours from Oxford, Arc of Appalachia region, a 90-mile crescent of land lying along the western Appalachian Front, bordered on the east by the great Scioto River, and on the south by the Ohio River.


  • "I want to commend the entire Marcum staff for making our high school Teacher Academy an overwhelming success. All members of the staff, media personnel, coordinators, dining service were all so warm, friendly, and inviting. They helped us with a number of glitches that we caused, always very quickly and with most pleasant attitudes. They are all the best."


    Ray T. of Miami University

  • "We had a tremendous conference that would not have been as successful without the hard work from you all at Miami. Your attention to detail was tremendous and I know that our staff appreciated the responsiveness of everyone throughout the weekend.

    To give you a perspective on the success of the conference, let me share with you one number. The first question on our evaluations is “What is your overall rating of the Emerging Leaders Institute?” with 5 being Excellent and 1 being Very Poor. In 2008, that average score was 4.54, in 2009, 4.55, and in 2010, 4.68. That says a lot about everyone who was involved!"

    Steve of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

  • "I just wanted you to know what a wonderful evening we had celebrating the wedding of our son and new daughter-in-law. I also wanted the Marcum Center staff to know what a wonderful job they did with preparing the room, presenting the wonderful meal, and serving the guests with style. I really think the Marcum Center is a area facility that most people do not know about, kind of one of those best kept secrets. I know our guests were surprised with how truly elegant the facility was and I am sure will spread the work about what you have to offer."

    Sandy S.

  • "Everything was beautiful, the service was great and the food was very delicious. We
    had an amazing time and were very impressed with Miami University."

    Judy & Jim T.

  • "Thank you for making our 50th Anniversary a memorable occasion. The Marcum staff was especially congenial and we received many complimentary remarks from our guests."

    Jim & Teresa

  • Incredible renovation! One of the nicest rooms I've ever stayed in - and I stay in hotels for a living!
    Christopher B.

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110