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Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center
302 S College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47403
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venue type: CVB / Convention Center / Expo Hall
venue style: Classic / Traditional
catering: Onsite Catering (Restricted Vendor Selection)
max venue capacity: 800
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Venue Description

The Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center is located in a place that has been said to have “the soul of a big city but the heart of a small town.” And, if you’re considering group excursions or how your guests will spend their free time, we’re an easy stroll to Bloomington’s unique shops and cultural events, or a short drive to Lake Monroe and area wineries.
Not only does the Convention Center provide exceptional meeting space, our professional staff will assist you with the planning of your entire event. We will coordinate the details of your event with our in-house catering and audio-visual companies as well as other rental providers. Whether the event is a large trade show or an intimate wedding reception, our staff will add a professional touch to your event.
Conveniently located just two blocks south of the courthouse square in beautiful downtown Bloomington, the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center is within easy walking distance of Indiana University campus, more than 90 restaurants and over 100 interesting and unique shops. Connected to the 117-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel, the Bloomington Convention Center offers 21,800 sq. ft. of meeting space with 10 spacious, private meeting rooms and banquet facilities for groups of up to 800.
Feel free to learn more about the capabilities of each of our unique event spaces at the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center including:
The on-site presence of a professional caterer and audio-visual services from Markey's will ensure the success of your event. An information and message center is conveniently located on-site and support services offered included photocopies, fax, and free wireless internet access. The experienced and professional staff will be on hand to assist with the details of your event. Conventions, trade shows, meetings, banquets, and receptions of various sizes are easily accommodated by the ample and flexible facilities of the Bloomington Convention Center.

Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center is the perfect venue for your:
  • Meeting
  • Retreat
  • Birthday Party
  • Anniversary Party
  • Reunion
  • Trade Show
  • Convention
  • Banquet
  • Seminar
  • Wedding Ceremony
  • Wedding Reception
  • Conference
  • Prom
  • Team Dinner

Venue Specifications

Outdoor Space No
Handicap Accessible Yes
Smoking No
Liquor License Yes
Insurance Yes
Vendor Requirements Partial
Food & Beverage Minimum No
Tables & Chairs Provided
Tables & Chairs No Rental Fee
Linens Provided
Linens No Rental Fee
Silverware Provided
Silverware No Rental Fee
Glassware Provided
Glassware No Rental Fee
Parking Options Free Parking, Onsite Parking, Parking Lot, Street Parking
Distance From Airport 47
Support Personnel
Onsite Planning Consultant Yes
Venue Support Staff Yes
Venue Cleaning Staff Yes
Venue Security Staff Yes
Attendee Age
Attendee Age All Ages

Preferred Partners

Venue Amenities

Facility Information
Onsite Catering
Wheelchair Accessibility
Room Features and Guest Services
Business Services
Audio/Video Capabilites
Business Center
Video Conferencing
VIP Services
Venue Accessible By
Equipment Available
Dance Floors

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Map and Directions

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Entrance for parking is south of the Courtyard by Marriott

From the North:

  • (Bloomington is 50 miles south of Indianapolis)
  • Take Highway 37 South to the College Avenue Exit
  • Take College Avenue to 3rd and College
  • Continue straight through the intersection-- the Convention Center is the on the right

From the South:

  • Take Highway 37 North to the 3rd St exit
  • Turn right onto 3rd street-- it will become 5th street
  • Follow 5th street until you reach College Avenue
  • Turn right on College Avenue until you reach 3rd and College
  • Go straight through the intersection-- the Convention Center is on the right
From the East:
  • Enter Bloomington on Highway 46 (going west)-- this highway turns into 3rd Street
  • Follow 3rd until you reach College Avenue
  • Turn left onto College Avenue, the Convention Center is on the right

From the West

  • From Highway 45 (Bloomfield), take Highway 37 North to the 3rd Street exit, turn right onto 3rd Street
  • From Highway 46 (Ellettsville), take highway 37 South to the 3rd Street exit, turn left onto 3rd Street
  • Highway 48 (Whitehall) enters Bloomington and becomes 3rd Street; stay on this street
  • As you enter Bloomington, 3rd Street will become 5th Street-- Follow 5th Street until reach College Avenue
  • Turn right onto College Avenue and continue down College until you reach 3rd Street
  • Go straight through the intersection-- the Convention Center is on the right