Anita Dee Yacht Charters

Chicago, IL View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   11 reviews
$8k - $14k For 100 Guests


$8k - $14k For 100 Guests

Anita Dee Yacht Charters is an elegant wedding venue docked in Chicago, Illinois. This exclusive yacht specializes in custom and private weddings. Anita Dee Yacht Charters includes an amazing coordination team that will assist you with any needs.

Facilities and Capacity
Anita Dee Yacht Charters can accommodate up to 400 guests on their yacht. The yacht includes a bridal suite. Ceremonies and receptions can be held on this yacht. Outside of the ship, there is a private docking location which is perfect for pictures.

Services Offered
Anita Dee Yacht Charters offers the following services:

  • Accommodations
  • Event rentals
  • Event planning
  • In-house bar

This venue offers a variety of catering and bar options including a buffet and specialty wines. They are also willing to accommodate dietary needs. They offer the following cuisine styles:

  • American
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mexican
  • Southern
  • Thai

Other Services
Anita Dee Yacht Charters offers the following event items:

  • Audio equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dancefloor
  • Tables

Anita Dee Yacht Charters is located in the DuSable Harbor, which is docked in the Chicago River. They can provide views of the Chicago skyline for your wedding day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Cruise Ship

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?


What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?


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    Andrew G. Married on 07/31/2021
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    Unforgettable Venue

    My husband and I booked Anita Dee II for our wedding in July 2021. We are so impressed with this company and the entire crew aboard the Anita Dee 2. We would recommend them to anybody! We worked with Colleen and John over the course of two years and they were such a pleasure to work with. On our wedding day, the captain and crew went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. We really couldn’t be happier. All of our guests were raving about how it was a night they will never forget. Note: When COVID hit, they were accommodating to help us move the wedding to a new date without issue.
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    Amber J. Married on 09/30/2019
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    Absolutely Beautiful Venue!

    My fiance and I were looking for a wedding venue that was unique and really showed off our love of Chicago. My favorite thing to do is the architecture cruises, so this seemed like a perfect idea for our wedding reception. We looked at a handful of boat companies but right away, Anita Dee stood out with their customer service. John was super awesome and answered all my questions (phone and email) in a very prompt manner, and scheduled a site visit for us. After we booked the Anita Dee 1, Colleen took over as our "day of" person and was equally amazing. We did another site visit to confirm last minute details and make sure everything was covered, including a back up plan in case of rainy weather. She coordinated with our vendors to make sure they could find and access the yacht for set up, etc. She also worked with our wedding coordinator to set up our party decorations before the wedding party arrived. They also let us drop decorations ahead of time so we didn't have to lug them around with us earlier in the day. The staff during the cruise was great and we couldn't have been happier. We had the most beautiful weather and a gorgeous sunset out on the lake, and then the DJ lit up the top deck dance floor as we cruised the Chicago River. It was definitely an unforgettable experience for us and our guests!
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    Joe Married on 09/30/2017
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    We couldn't be happier after the wedding was all said and done. We reserved the Anita Dee II for an evening charter for our wedding ceremony and reception. The staff did an amazing job turning over the boat after a large charter went on in the afternoon in time to have the boat cleaned and decorated for the wedding before guest arrived. Throughout the night and week, we received many complements from friends and family that our wedding was the best they have ever attended. Our attendance was around 150 which created a high energy and fun atmosphere all night between the two interior decks and top exposed deck. Special thanks to AMP DJ services and Smoke Daddy Catering and Colleen of Anita Dee on making this the most special night of our lives.


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Catered by Design Catered by Design Wedding Caterers

Beautiful DuSable Harbor location & yacht! Great for any occasion.

Windy City Mix Windy City Mix Wedding DJs

I've worked many times at the Anita Dee Yachts as a DJ and I must say that the staff is incredibly amazing. Always focused on the client's needs and vendors as well. That goes a long way when being stressed in choosing a nice location for your next corporate event, wedding or just a plain fun party! Staff is amazing, yacht is very well kept and clean! The staff has many ideas as to planning your event as well, which helps alot. 3 floors with so many options! Definitely a yacht that I would continue to work with and use for future cruises!

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200 N Breakwater Access, DuSable Harbor-Docked on the Chicago River at Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL, 60601

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