Schedule

All events will be held at the Loeks Retreat Center at Camp Blodgett.

Friday

4:00 pm Rehearsal for the wedding party

7:30 pm S’mores, bonfire and Karaoke for everyone!

Saturday

2:30 pm 1st shuttle from Holiday Inn Express Holland

3:00 pm Extended family photos

3:20 pm 2nd shuttle from Holiday Inn Express Holland

4:00 pm Wedding ceremony

5:00 pm Cocktail hour with appetizers

6:00 pm Dinner (buffet style)
Salad: Baby Farm Greens Salad
Entrees: Grilled Caprese Chicken
Carved Dijon Pork Loin
Sides: Roasted Fingerling & Asparagus Hash
Wild Mushroom & Leek Farro Risotto

7:30 pm Dancing

9:30 pm 1st shuttle

11:00 pm 2nd shuttle | End of the night

Sunday

10:30 am - 1:00 pm Drop by to say goodbye and for bagels, muffins and coffee


Weather

So far the weather outlook is pretty good. There’s an average high of 60 and a low of 40. The lodge is climate controlled. For the deck, we have a tent with optional sides, as well as heaters and blankets. The Lake Michigan temperature is going to be CHILLY!

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Lodging

We've reserved blocks of rooms at two nearby hotels. Please book prior to March 26th, after which the rooms will no longer be held. 

Hampton Inn Holland

112427 Felch St.
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 399-8500

Holiday Inn Express Holland

12381 Felch St.
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 738-2800

There are numerous other options nearby including:

Best Western Plus Holland Inn & Suites

2888 West Shore Drive
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 994-0400

The Pigeon Creek Inn

13433 Bingham Street.
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 836-4088


Transportation to Camp

Drive yourself

You're also welcome to drive to the venue if you choose. There will be parking available. See the camp map on the venue page for how to find the location and where to park. 

Shuttle bus

There will be transportation to and from the Camp Blodgett on the day of the wedding by bus. It will depart from and return to the Holiday Inn Express Holland (next door to the Hampton Inn).

Shuttle bus times:
Depart: 2:30pm and 3:20pm
Return: 9:30pm and 11:00pm


Transportation to Michigan

Train

The Amtrak Pere Marquette line which connects Chicago to Grand Rapids stops in Holland, MI.

car

2.75 hours from Chicago and 2.5 hours from Ann Arbor. Google maps exist, and apparently so does mapquest. There are more detailed camp maps on the venue page

Boat

The Lake Ferry runs from Milwaukee, WI to Muskegon, MI.

Bus

Indian Trails Bus Company runs a route from Chicago to Holland, Michigan. 

Plane

The nearest airport is Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, a 40 minute drive from the Holiday Inn Express Holland and 51 minutes away from Camp Blodgett.