The Marcum Hotel & Conference Center

The Marcum Hotel & Conference Center

Uniquely Authentic, Uniquely Yours

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Family Reunions
  • Leisure Travel
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


At a Glance
The Marcum Hotel and Conference Center is located northwest of Cincinnati in Oxford, Ohio on the campus of Miami University. A blend of quiet elegance and contemporary touches creates a picturesque venue ideal for conferences, training, retreats, meetings, banquets, receptions, reunions and weddings. With year-round availability, The Marcum provides the flexible backdrop necessary for everything from effective work sessions to memorable social gatherings. Close proximity to the bustle of a Top-5 small college town provides well-rounded options for both conference and social visitors.
  • Conference Center highlighting both indoor and outdoor features
  • Variably sized conference rooms and ancillary meeting services
  • Complimentary on-site parking
  • High speed and wireless internet access throughout the center
  • Surrounding formal gardens and hiking trails
  • Daily university recreational center access for hotel guests
  • On-site catering with special diet menu availability
  • Service animals always welcome
  • Close proximity to university facilities including chapels, classrooms and auditoriums
  • Miami is a cashless campus
The Marcum Hotel and Conference Center offers a unique learning environment– full of amenities and free of distractions. With over 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and outdoor space to enjoy and refresh in, 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 and atop a bluff with direct access to the university’s 17 miles of wooded trails.Weddings and Micro-Ceremonies:
The Marcum Hotel & Conference Center provides a perfect location for both wedding receptions of up to 150 people and intimate enough for small gatherings of 20. Our banquet rooms are beautifully decorated, and provide an elegant and memorable setting for your very special event with a plethora of photo opportunities surrounding the location.
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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 150 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 120
  • Largest Theatre Style: 275
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 275
  • Largest Seated Reception: 160
  • Largest Standing Reception: 200
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
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.
  • 1680 Sq. Ft.
  • 48 dining rounds Banquet Style
  • 66 Classroom Style
  • 135 Theatre Style
  • 20 Conference Style
  • 40 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
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.
  • 1040 Sq. Ft.
  • 24 Banquet Style
  • NA Classroom Style
  • NA Theatre Style
  • 20 Conference Style
  • 16 Hollow Square Space Style
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
  • 360 Sq. Ft.
  • 15 Banquet Style
  • 18 Classroom Style
  • 30 Theatre Style
  • 12 Conference Style
  • 12 Hollow Square Space Style
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
  • 2457 Sq. Ft.
  • 120 Banquet Style
  • 120 Classroom Style
  • 275 Theatre Style
  • Floorplan Layout
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.
  • 2560 Sq. Ft.
  • 120 Banquet Style
  • 120 Classroom Style
  • 275 Theatre Style
  • 570 Sq. Ft.
  • 36 Banquet Style
  • 24 Classroom Style
  • 50 Theatre Style
  • 12 Conference Style
  • 20 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
  • 988 Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Banquet Style
  • 36 Classroom Style
  • 80 Theatre Style
  • 18 Conference Style
  • 28 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
  • 360 Sq. Ft.
  • 15 Banquet Style
  • 18 Classroom Style
  • 30 Theatre Style
  • 12 Conference Style
  • 12 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
  • 1400 Sq. Ft.
  • 120 Banquet Style
  • 60 Classroom Style
  • 120 Theatre Style
  • 18 Conference Style
  • 36 Hollow Square Space Style
  • Floorplan Layout
  • 1050 Sq. Ft.
  • 250 Banquet Style
  • 120 Classroom Style
  • 100 Theatre Style
  • 16 Conference Style
  • 26 Hollow Square Space Style
  • 2000 Sq. Ft.
  • 200 Banquet Style
  • 100 Classroom Style
  • 200 Theatre Style
  • 22 Conference Style
  • 48 Hollow Square Space Style
  • 1560 Sq. Ft.
  • 130 Banquet Style
  • 66 Classroom Style
  • 135 Theatre Style
  • 20 Conference Style
  • 40 Hollow Square Space Style
  • 1200 Sq. Ft.
  • 120 Banquet Style
  • 60 Classroom Style
  • 120 Theatre Style
  • 20 Conference Style
  • 36 Hollow Square Space Style
  • 800 Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Banquet Style
  • 36 Classroom Style
  • 80 Theatre Style
  • 18 Conference Style
  • 28 Hollow Square Space Style
  • 560 Sq. Ft.
  • 36 Banquet Style
  • 24 Classroom Style
  • 50 Theatre Style
  • 12 Conference Style
  • 20 Hollow Square Space Style

Food & Beverage Options

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 of our event 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) 224-5986
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
A variety of meal options are available for group events.  Check out our Catering options and speak with an event planner to plan meals to fit the needs of your group.

Catering options

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.



  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 55
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 55
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Complimentary
Overnight Room Attributes
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Business Services
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Television
  • Towels
  • WiFi


Marcum Guest Rooms
There are 55 guest rooms at The Marcum:
  • 4 King Suites
  • 9 Rooms with 2 Queen Beds
  • 42 Rooms with 1 King Bed
  • 55 Rooms
  • 64 Beds
All guest rooms are provided fully equipped with:

  • Complimentary REC pass for each day you stay!
  • Free parking
  • In-room coffeemaker
  • Free local, credit card, and 800 calls
  • Cable TV
  • Hair dryer, Iron and ironing board
  • Hi-speed and wireless internet access
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • iHome
  • Media hub
  • Laundry service available
  • Handicap accessible rooms available
  • Pet Policy: Only service animals permitted
  • Cancellation Policy: by 6:00pm 24-hours prior to arrival date
  • 55 Rooms
  • 64 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Handicap Accessible
  • In-House Catering
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


Miami University,
951 E Withrow St,
Oxford, Ohio 45056


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Cincinnati (CVG) - 55 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport - 60 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Cincinnati/Dayton – 40 | Columbus – 100 | Indianapolis – 100 | Louisville – 100

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: No
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


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.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Microphones
    • Sound System
    • Custom Lighting

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: No


"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.


Business Center
On-site assistance available for your business needs.
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
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

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

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.
Conference or Event Planning


A/V equipment available
Panasonic ceiling-mounted data projectors with built-in screens in 8 conference rooms, Wireless Microphones (lavaliere and hand-held styles,) Flipchart stands with self-stick paper pads, Conference Speaker Phones. Arrangements for laptop and/or other computer equipment may be made in advance. Ask our Conference Coordinator for information and pricing details. 
Internet connectivity
Wireless or ethernet available throughout the building.
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)