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 2019 and 2020 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 $2,500.00 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.

Saturday events on the Madam Carroll book out about a year in advance. Below are the remaining days and dates available for the 2020 season.

April
Sunday 19th
Sunday 26th

May
Sunday 17th
Sunday 31st

June
Friday 12th
Sunday 28th

July
Sunday 19th
Friday 24th
Sunday 26th

August
Friday 7th
Sunday 9th
Friday 21st
Sunday 23rd
Sunday 30th

September
Friday 4th
Friday 11th
Sunday 27th

October
Sunday 11th
Sunday 18th
Sunday 25th
Friday 30th

November
Sunday 1st
Saturday 7th
Sunday 8th
Saturday 14th
Sunday 15th
Saturday 21st
Sunday 22nd
Saturday 28th
Sunday 29th

Should you elect to have catering included on your cruise, we charge a $250.00 catering fee. 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.

More Questions?:

Phone: (574) 583-3545
Email: PrivateCharters@madamcarroll.com
Online: Using the form below.