In the off season when the Madam Carroll isn’t cruising, she is available for private dockside events on Saturdays and Sundays. The main cabin of the vessel (The Luse Lounge) is climate controlled and has adequate seating for up to 250 guests making it perhaps the most unique venue in Indiana for holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and more!
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 for some beautiful views!
We require a $250 nonrefundable deposit for rental of the Madam Carroll, dockside. The only other expense is a minimum on the bar tab of an additional $500. The bar tab can be met through your guests purchasing drinks or on a tab that you open yourself – or a combination of both.
The Madam Carroll does not have catering facilities, but the venue is certainly equipped to handle outside catering for your special event. You may elect to bring your own food onto the vessel, or select a caterer of your choice.
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. Staffing for the boat is included in your rental costs. During dockside events 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 $500.00 minimum charge for the bar on all dockside events. 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.