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Room Rates Capacity Saturday Times Deposit Req.
Grand Kellersaal $1200 for 5 hrs 400 w/dance floor Call for availability
Upper Ballroom $1000 for 5 hrs 200 w/dance floor Call for availability
Damenverein Room $100 per hour 90 people seated Open $250
Willkie Blue Room $75 per hour 60 people seated Open $250
Max Kade Room $75 per hour 50 people seated Open $250
Veterans Room $40 per hour 40 people seated Open $250
Vonnegut Room $30 per hour 25 people seated Open $100
*Biergarten $600 for 5 hrs 500 people seated Not Available $600
Athenaeum Theater $2000 for 5 hrs 330 w/dance floor Open $2000
*Biergarten rental Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday only, and is subject to availability.

Adult minimum for rooms may apply.

Contracting Rates: Service ware necessary for a buffet style dinner, including china appetizer, salad, cake and dinner plates, basic flatware, water pitchers on the tables, and glass water goblets as well as tables, chairs, white table cloths, white linen napkins and set-up and cleaning fees. Additional charges may apply for dinner styles other than buffet.

Event Planning

The Rathskeller provides full event planning services to all of our clients at no additional charge. The event planning session includes determining the layout of the room, setting the agenda for the event, designing the food menu and selecting the beverages. A fully itemized event proposal will be made for you at this time.

We recommend scheduling your event planning session as soon as possible, as much useful information is learned during the planning process.

Decorations and Entertainment

All room decorations will be the responsibility of the client. We reserve the right to not allow certain types of decoration. Table confetti, bubbles and wall taping or nailing are prohibited. All candles are to be enclosed. We will be happy to assist you in recommending or arranging for event entertainment. Due to other business considerations, entertainment may have to be curtailed for periods of time.

Damage Deposit

The Rathskeller reserves the right to add a damage deposit of $250 to your final bill upon conclusion of your function. This deposit will be fully refundable within one week, once good condition of the facility has been verified.

Deposit and Payment Requirements

Contracts and Deposits are required to book spaces. Your room and date are not secured until a signed contract and full deposit has been paid. Fifty percent down is due upon acceptance of your proposal, or no later than 6 months prior to your event. Payment of the remaining balances for food, beverage and room services are due at the conclusion of the function. Payments will be accepted in cash, certified check or charge.

Food and Beverage Policies

Prices are based on a minimum order of $24.00 per person for food. The final bill will have 9% Indiana Sales Tax and 20% service charge added. All prices are subject to change. Buffet menu items are priced in an ala carte fashion per person and may not be split. Indiana State Board of Health dictates that the Rathskeller must dispose of all leftover food.

Final Guest Count

Client agrees to provide the Rathskeller with a guaranteed final guest count no later than the previously agreed upon date. The client will be billed for the actual number of meals served, which will be no less than the guaranteed final guest count.


Room deposits are non-refundable.

In the event of a cancellation, a full refund of food and beverage deposits will be made if the cancellation is made six months prior to the event.

If cancellation is made three to six months prior to the event, a fifty percent refund of food and beverage deposits will be given.

For cancellations made less than three months prior to the event, no refund of food and beverage deposits will be given.

If cancellation is made two weeks (or less) prior to the event, client is liable for entire proposed bill.