Getting to Princeton:We appreciate the great distance many of you will travel and hope that this information will smooth the ride.
By Air:We have made arrangements with Continental Airlines for group rate airfares. The discounts are 5% on excursion, 10% on unrestricted coach, and 45% on first class or full-price coach. To get these fares, call (800) 468-7022 and mention bid reference code NW3JXP.
Newark, NJ Airport:Located approximately one hour north of Princeton, Newark is the larger and more convenient of the two nearby airports. The Princeton Airporter (609) 587-6600 provides service between Newark and any of the Princeton area hotels. If you rent a car at Newark, get on the NJ Turnpike South and follow the directions From the North.
Philadelphia Airport:Also within an hour of Princeton is Philadelphia airport, to the south. If you fly into Philadelphia, you will need to rent a car and get on either I-95 or 295 North and follow the directions From the South #2.
By Train:The Princeton Campus has its own New Jersey Transit stop, which connects to the Northeast Corridor line at Princeton Junction via a small train affectionately known as the "Dinky."
Both Amtrak and New Jersey Transit trains stop at Princeton Junction. The Hyatt will pick up guests from Princeton Junction, just call (609) 987-1234. The Nassau Inn is a ten-minute walk from the Dinky stop.
By Car:Major roads in New Jersey do not permit left turns. Instead, drivers must get into the rightmost lane and follow the "jug handles" around to the left.
The Nassau Inn, Hyatt, Chapel, and Prospect House are within a short drive of each other. Instead of giving detailed instructions to each one from various directions, we will provide directions to the University area from various starting points, and a map. The main thoroughfares of interest encircle the main campus. They are: Nassau Street (also Route 206 and Route 27), Washington Road (also Route 571), Route 1, Alexander Road, and University Place.
From the North:Take the NJ Turnpike South to exit 9 (New Brunswick). Immediately after the toll booth, turn Right onto Route 18 North. Soon after, bear Left at the fork in the road, past the Bennigan's, staying in the right lane. Immediately bear Right for an obscured exit to Route 1 South (toward Trenton). Follow Route 1 about 18 miles to the exit at Route 571 (Washington Road).
From the South #1:Follow the NJ Turnpike North and take exit 8 (Hightstown). Turn Left onto Route 33 and follow signs for Route 571 (Washington Road). Turn Left onto Washington Road (Route 571)--in order to make that Left, you must enter a traffic circle on the right--and continue for approximately 12 miles, across Route 1 and into Princeton.
From the South #2:Take either I-95 or 295 North (295 turns into I-95 just past exit 60). Stay in one of the left lanes. Take I-95 North to Route 1 North (exit 67). Proceed to Alexander Road.
From points West:Pick up I-78 East until you reach Route 206. Turn South and follow 206 into Princeton--206 South becomes Bayard Lane. You will reach a three-way intersection of Bayard Lane, Nassau Street, and 206 South. Turn Left onto Nassau Street.
From the East:Follow the directions From the South #1, starting with Route 33.
Accommodations:There are numerous hotels in the Princeton area. We have reserved blocks of rooms at two.
The Nassau Inn:This 200+ year old hotel is within easy walking distance of the Chapel and Prospect House. A $115 per room per night rate has been reserved until early April. Mention the wedding party. Address: 10 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542. Phone: (800) 8-NASSAU or (609) 921-7500. Fax: (609) 921-9385.
Hyatt Regency:A more modern hotel, the Hyatt provides amenities such as a fitness center and free shuttle service to the University, which will be coordinated with the wedding. They are offering a rate of $79 per room per night for a Friday and Saturday night stay. The rate is $99 for Saturday night only. These rates must be reserved by April 24th with a mention of the wedding party. Address: 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ 08540. Phone: (609) 987-1234.
Other Hotels and Motels:Forrestal (609) 452-7800, Holiday Inn (609) 452-2400, Marriott (800) 228-9290, McIntosh Inn (609) 896-3700, Novotel (609) 520-1200, Palmer Inn (609) 452-2500.
Ceremony and Reception:The ceremony begins at 4 PM in the Chapel, followed by the reception at Prospect House.
The Princeton University Chapel:Located near the corner of Nassau St. and Washington Rd., the Chapel looks like a cathedral. Throwing rice, birdseed, etc. is prohibited.
Prospect House:A driveway leads about 100 yards south from the Chapel to Prospect House, the faculty club. Hors d'oeuvre, drinks, dinner, and dancing will ensue. If you have dietary restrictions, please indicate on the response card.
Sunday Brunch:Thornton and Sherry Smith, Heather's great-uncle and great-aunt, are hosting a casual brunch on Sunday morning for all wedding guests planning to stay over Saturday night. The brunch will be held from 9 to 11 AM at the Nassau Inn. Please indicate on the response card if you plan to attend.
Saturday Activities:Alex's brother, Fred is organizing a pre-nuptial ultimate frisbee game on Saturday morning. If you are interested, you can indicate on the response card or call Fred at (516) 747-8981.
The Orange Key Guide Service leads campus tours. They are located in Maclean House, across from Palmer Square. Call (609) 258-3603 for times.
The Art Museum is located just West of Prospect House. The phone number is (609) 258-3787.
The University Store is at 36 University Place.
World Wide Web:Those with access to the world wide web might be interested in visiting URL
If you get lost on campus, the students should be able to direct you to the Chapel. Alternately, you can head toward the intersection of Washington Rd. and Nassau St. The library is on this corner and the Chapel is across the courtyard. There are two staffed security kiosks: one off Nassau St. across from Palmer Square, and the other off Faculty Rd. at the bottom of Campus. Also, detailed campus maps are available from the Orange Key Guide Service in Maclean House, across from Palmer Square.
We look forward to seeing you at the wedding.