The Madam Carroll is arguably one of the most unique event locations in the Midwest for weddings, receptions, proms and special events. She is the largest boat in the state of Indiana with a cruising capacity of 500 guests.
The boat offers your event a large stage and dance floor to host live entertainment, climate controlled facilities, a full bar, and enough space to cater meals for your guests – and that’s just the 1st deck! Take in all 3 levels of the boat, exploring beautiful Lake Freeman during your excursion.
Private charters are available for cruises lasting between 3 to 6 hours based on the needs of your class reunion, corporate celebration or other special event. Reservations are now being taken for the coming season as the Madam Carroll will be operating for private events year-round. We recommend selecting an event date early!
Private charters on the Madam Carroll begin at $3,000.00 for a 3 hour excursion. A 3 hour trip allows the boat to cruise from the dock to the other end of Lake Freeman and back. This rate includes an hour of boarding time, prior to your cruise. Each additional hour of use cruising on the vessel is $500.00.
The Madam Carroll does not have catering facilities, but the venue is certainly equipped to handle outside catering for your special event. While the choice of caterer is yours, we HIGHLY recommend utilizing the Sportsman Inn for your event. The Sportsman is located directly across the street from the Madam Carroll. Their team has years of experience and a robust understanding of the challenges that come with serving guests on board a water vessel. For catering options and food pricing for your event, you can call the Sportsman Inn directly and ask to speak with a catering manger at this number: 574-583-5133.
The Madam Carroll is equipt with a full service bar and wait staff. During a private charter, we can operate as a cash bar, where your guests would pay for drinks as they go or we can operate as an open bar where the balance is paid by one individual following the cruise. There is a $750.00 minimum charge for the bar on all private charters. We have the facilities to take cash and all major credit cards on board the vessel.
Throughout the year, the Madam Carroll hosts a number of fundraising opportunities. By chartering the boat, your organization can sell tickets to a specific event that you host. We can assist by building an online portal through our website where tickets are sold electronically and funds are remitted back to you, following the event.
Phone: (574) 583-3545
Online: Using the form below.