We've compiled answers to commonly asked questions.  If we haven’t covered what you want to know, contact our sales staff and we’ll answer any and all of your questions.  

Why should I work with Visit Bloomington when researching a meeting location or venue?

We are here to make your job easier. Working with Visit Bloomington will make planning and implementing your meeting less time-consuming and more streamlined. We will work to accommodate your needs and budget. We will objectively direct you to hotels, meeting facilities, attractions, restaurants and service providers that can help you achieve your meeting goals and feed your quest for a productive event.

Visit Bloomington will help you work with area hotels, meeting facilities, restaurants, attractions and more. We can even help you fill out your meeting schedule with fun and educational off-site activities, including spousal tours, pre- and post-conference tours.

Visit Bloomington will act as a mediator for you, matching your unique meeting needs to the appropriate products, services and speakers available in our community. 

Is my group too small to use your services?

No group is too small to receive our assistance. Whether you're planning an intimate board retreat for five or a state-wide convention for 500, we are here to help.

What does Visit Bloomington charge for its convention services?

Zip. Zero. Zilch. Nada.  They’re free.  You can find our detailed list of conference services here.

What size meetings can Bloomington accommodate?

Mid-sized groups who like the idea of a big city, but crave a small town feel are a perfect fit for Bloomington.  We can accommodate a group ranging from 5 attendees to over 7,000.

Are there any renovations or new development happening in Bloomington?

Yes!  In 2016 the Courtyard by Marriott underwent a total renovation of its 117 guest rooms. 

In 2018, downtown Bloomington will welcome The Graduate, a dynamic boutique hotel that can only be found in college towns. This will add approximately 175 rooms for a total of 775 rooms in downtown Bloomington. 

Also happening in 2018: the Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel will complete its guest room renovations.