Guarantees and Bookings
We require a 48-hour advance guarantee of the number of people attending all food functions. You will be charged for your guaranteed guest count, or actual guest attendance, whichever is greater. If you do not provide a guarantee, the original number provided of persons attending, or the actual attendance, whichever is greater, will be the final guarantee.
Tax & Service Charge
All prices are subject to 7% Indiana State Sales Tax and 20% service charge.
Deposits for Exclusive Events (Buy-Outs) – A deposit of 10% of the estimated charges is due to confirm the date. The second deposit of 40% of estimated charges is due 30 days prior to the event and the balance due 1 week prior to the event. Any additional charges will be due at the end of the event.
Cancellation – Ninety days for exclusive events – initial deposit is refundable. Thirty days for non-exclusive events – initial deposit is refundable. Seven days or less prior to the group reservation, 50% of all deposits received will be forfeited. Within 48 hours, 100% of all deposit amounts will be forfeited.
Outside Vendors/Contracted Services
All outside contracted services are subject to approval by our management prior to the event and will be required to submit proof of liability insurance naming Portage House as an additional insured on their policy.
In order to respect the dining experience of our customers and neighbors, we reserve the right to monitor the volume of entertainment and all entertainers are required to follow Portage House guidelines. If a sound check is needed, please coordinate this with the restaurant Manager. Any sound checks must be done before 4:00pm.
Please Contact Us About Additional Services
Music & Entertainment
We have 3 private rooms available for you to book.
The upstairs river view room seats 30 people with large windows and great views of the Ohio river. It is our most popular space.
The downstairs river view room seats up to 20 people and has large windows for a great river view and easy access to our downstairs bar. It is also accessible for anyone with mobility issues.
The upstairs back room seats up to 30 people and has a great coziness that makes you feel warm and welcome.
Our minimum for booking these rooms for your private event is $800 and all food and beverage purchased will go towards that minimum.