How We Met
  The Proposal
  Michelle's Short Bio
  Edward's Short Bio
  The Wedding Party
  The Ceremony
  Wedding Shower
  Rehearsal Dinner

  The Rings
  Dresses, Tuxes & Flowers
  Gift Registry
  Wedding Pics
  There are numerous place to stay within a few miles of the Ceremony. Be forewarned: this is the week leading up to Graduation at The Academy! As such, there will be thousands of people from families all over the U.S. in town to see their Cadet graduate. We will be setting aside a few blocks of rooms in local hotels in order to be sure everyone can get a place to stay. If you're like us and like to get a jump on everyone else, take a look below for some suggestions and RESERVE EARLY!

The Griswold Inn

We've reserved a block of rooms at the Griswold, which is approximately 20 minutes from the Reception site, but is also the location for the Rehearsal Dinner - nice and close! Rooms there run from $110 to $160 per night. Space is limited, so call early! Rooms reverted to the general public on 15 April 99. When we stopped by on the 16th, they had about six rooms left.

36 Main Street
Essex, CT
860-767-1776, major cards.

The Griswold Inn is America's oldest continually operating inn (since 1776). Some guest room floors have a "port or starboard list," a few are quite small. Riverboat decor, furnished with antiques. 27 rooms w/private baths. No TV, but classical music is piped in (with volume control, we checked). Restaurant, lounge, entertainment.

We talked to The New London Radisson Hotel, which is two blocks from the New London - Orient Point Ferry Terminal. There have been a few reports of the Radisson being completely sold out. If this affected you, please try again now, as the other blocks of rooms should have opened up. The manager, Ty Coleman said they could not book another block of rooms for us, but if our guests called 800-333-3333 and asked for the Super Saver Discount, they would be able to book one of the remaining rooms for $99 per night (normally $129). You need to ask for the Super Saver to get the discount, and it may not be available closer to the date. Some people actually got a $69 price quote! The Radisson's main desk number is 860-443-7000. This is probably the most convenient for those coming from Long Island via the Ferry. Ferry Information. ~ Radisson Web Site.

As of 23 February 98, we had 25 rooms held under "Boullianne/Beale wedding" at The New London Red Roof Inn. There are 15 rooms with two double beds, 5 large rooms with a King size bed and 5 smaller rooms with a King size bed being held. Call 800-843-7663 and use Group Reservation Number B145000498. Rooms reverted to the general public on 23 April 99! Red Roof main desk number is 860-444-0001. This is (almost - about 0.5 mi) within walking distance of CGA.

  Business Name Address City Phone Miles**
Red Roof Inn  707 Colman St  New London, CT  (860) 444-0001  0.5 
Queen Anne Inn  265 Williams St  New London, CT  (860) 447-2600  0.6 
Radisson Hotel  35 Governor Winthrop Blvd  New London, CT  (860) 443-7000  1.0 
Palmer Inn  25 Church St  Groton, CT  (860) 572-9000  1.4 
  Thames Harbour Inn  193 Thames St  Groton, CT  (860) 445-8111  1.4 
Holiday Inn  Ih 95 & N Frontage Rd  New London, CT  (860) 442-0631  1.4 
  New London Lodgings  Ih 95 Ext Frontage Rd  New London, CT  (860) 443-3440  1.4 
  Navy Lodge  77 Dewey Ave  Groton, CT  (860) 446-1160  1.4 
  New London Lodge  14 Colman St  New London, CT  (860) 439-0681  1.6 
Olympic Inn  360 Route 12  Groton, CT  (860) 445-8000  1.7 
  Super 8 Motel  173 Route 12  Groton, CT  (860) 448-2818  1.9 
Quality Inn  404 Bridge St  Groton, CT  (860) 445-8141  1.9 
  Groton Inn & Suites  99 Gold Star Hwy  Groton, CT  (860) 445-9784  1.9 
  Econo Lodge  425 Bridge St  Groton, CT  (860) 445-6550  1.9 
  Morgan Inn & Suites  135 Route 184  Groton, CT  (860) 448-3000  2.0 
Clarion Inn  156 Kings Hwy  Groton, CT  (860) 446-0660  2.2 
  Susse Chalet Navy Hotel  Lagarto Ave Bldg 532  Groton, CT  (860) 445-6699  2.3 
  Windsor Motel  345 Gold Star Hwy  Groton, CT  (860) 445-7474  2.3 
  Benham Motel  107 Benham Rd  Groton, CT  (860) 449-5700  2.4 
  Flagship Motel  470 Gold Star Hwy  Groton, CT  (860) 445-7458  2.5 
* Listing has more information
**Distances are in miles from The Coast Guard Academy.
For further information on accommodations and tourism in Connecticut, contact or call 800-282-6863.

Other Accommodations in the area include:

Days Inn

52 units (6 suites w/whirlpool or sauna), TV, indoor pool, roof-top sun deck.
1430 Boston Post Rd. (Rte. 1)
Old Saybrook
(1-95 Ex. 66)
Moderate. Major cards. Senior citizen rates.

Comfort Inn

124 units, TV, sauna, indoor pool. 100 Essex Rd.
Old Saybrook
(1-95 Ex. 69)
Moderate. Major cards.

Old Saybrook Motor Hotel

24 units, TV, indoor pool. 7 N. Main St.
Old Saybrook
(1-95 Ex. 67N/68S)
Inexpensive. Major cards.

Best Western Olympic Inn

104 units (2 suites), restaurant, lounge, TV, health club, sauna.
360 Rte. 12
(1-95 Ex. 86)
Expensive. Major cards. Senior citizen rates.
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