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For those of you that are planning on traveling from afar we hope that the following information will assist you with planning your trip.

Lodging

We have blocked rooms with two hotels in the medium price range. The first is definitely the more convenient option because the reception will take place in the same building. The second option is a chain-hotel and offers more amenities. Both are great hotels.

Indiana Memorial Union
Biddle Hotel and Conference Center
900 East 7th Street
812.856.6381 or 800.209.8145
check in: 4:00 pm* :: check out: 1:00 pm

The historic 186 room hotel is situated right in the heart of the Indiana University campus. It is within walking distance to the downtown square, which is full of local shops and restaurants. All rooms feature in-room complimentary coffee, in-room voicemail and an on-site fitness room. Guests will receive 10% off the room rental when they mention the Olsen-Chasey wedding for Friday and/or Saturday reservations.

The reception will take place in the Elizabethan-style Tudor Room, located on the first floor of the IMU. The church is about 5-7 minutes away from the hotel and reception.

*We realize that 4:00 pm may be cutting it close for everyone who is attending the wedding ceremony at 4:30 pm. We suggest that you arrive earlier at the hotel and inform the front desk of your arrival. The hotel staff will do their best to get you checked into your room earlier if possible. If not, the front desk will hold your luggage and bring it to your room when it becomes available. If you do not feel comfortable doing this, there will be some time between the ceremony and reception for you to check in and freshen up. Restrooms with nice mirrors are located on the Mezzanine level of the hotel, as well.

Courtyard by Marriott
310 South College Avenue
812.335.8000 or 800.321.2211
check in: 3:00 pm :: check out: 12:00 pm

Within walking distance of the IU campus (15 minute walk) and downtown (5 minute walk). The big features here are the indoor pool and whirlpool and breakfast restaurant. All rooms can be reserved for $99 for Saturday only.

The church and reception are both about 5-10 minutes away from the Courtyard (driving).

Note: Please remember to mention the Olsen-Chasey wedding when you make reservations in order to receive the special room price!


Airports

  1. Indianapolis International Airport (IND) Approximately 1 hour from Bloomington - this is the closest option. The most convenient way to get from the airport to Bloomington is the Bloomington Shuttle Service ($22 each way).
  2. Louisville International Airport (SDF) Approximately 2.5 hours from Bloomington.
  3. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) Not exactly the closest option, but still doable if you’re planning on renting a car for the weekend (Approximately 3 hours from Bloomington).
Sites for checking out flights: Yahoo! Travel, Expedia, Hotwire, Kayak, Orbitz.


Parking

Parking at the IMU is free for all hotel guests. If, however, you have opted to stay at the Courtyard or another hotel, parking will be discounted when you mention that you are attending the Olsen-Chasey wedding reception in the Tudor Room.


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