Bring your group down to the Louisville’s wharf for a river cruise experience like no other. Whether your group is exploring the sights or celebrating a special occasion, our Group Sales & Events team can plan the perfect experience to fit your needs, from a private charter of the riverboat to a catered meal to entertainment and more!
groups of 15+ guests
If you are organizing a group visit with 15 or more guests (such as summer programs, motor coach tours, college groups, etc.), your group will receive a discount. To insure you receive the group price, please contact our Group Sales team using the form below to book and receive your discounted ticket price.
Belle of Louisville Riverboats offers two charter options: a boat charter or a deck charter. A boat charter creates a private cruise for your group, whereas a deck charter reserves a private deck for your group on a public cruise.
No matter which option you pick, our team will help plan the journey, menu and special touches to make your event a unique and unforgettable experience. Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduation parties, reunions, business functions, you name it! The Belle of Louisville and Mary M. Miller can accommodate you and your guests in exclusive surroundings with beautiful views of the city and a riverboat experience like none other.
chartering the boat
The Belle of Louisville has a total capacity of 650 people and has an enclosed Ballroom Deck that can accommodate 230 guests in buffet-style seating. A charter on the Mary M. Miller can accommodate up to 300 guests.
Both vessels are climate-controlled on at least one deck, with the Belle of Louisville available April through October (depending on weather) and the Mary M. Miller available for charter year-round. We can also host dockside functions for your group.
chartering a private deck
In lieu of chartering an entire boat for your party, private deck charters are also available!
A charter of the Texas Deck on the Belle of Louisville can accommodate up to 50 people. A second deck charter on the Mary M. Miller can accommodate approximately 100 people. Contact the Group Sales office at 502-574-4125 for availability and pricing.
group & private events faqs
What if a cruise date my group wants is not available?
If a cruise date your group wants is not available, we can create a new public cruise date with a guaranteed minimum number of guests. For more information on the number of required guests, please contact our Group Sales Office at 502-574-4125. Alternatively, your group can charter the boat, which would provide a private river cruise experience for your group.
What does the process of chartering the boat look like?
A non-refundable deposit of a third of the charter rate is due within one week of booking to hold your date. You will then be provided with a payment plan. Proof of insurance and all signed contracts and agreements must be completed one month prior to your charter.
Can I charter the boat for a wedding or wedding-related event?
Absolutely! Our Wedding Coordinator—Diane Eisenback—has worked with countless couples over the years on a variety of wedding-related events on our riverboats, including wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners and more. Diane can be contacted in the form below, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 502-574-3027.
How do I arrange for catering?
Our Food & Beverage team can help coordinate your catering or you can arrange it yourself with any licensed caterer.
What if I want entertainment?
We are happy to arrange entertainment for you – from DJs to Bluegrass to disco. Alternatively, you can bring your own and we will provide expert sound hook-up assistance.