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Chicago's First Lady

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Up to 200 guests

Your wedding is the start of your lifelong journey together, so begin that journey in a truly memorable way - with a cruise on the Chicago River & Lake Michigan aboard your own private yacht for the night!

Imagine your wedding unfolding alongside magical views of the city’s iconic skyline. Dance the night away as glittering skyscrapers glide by. And enjoy fireworks over Lake Michigan if you cruise Memorial Day through Labor Day. A wedding aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises is a night you and your guests won’t soon forget!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$34

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

Bartender(s)
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Beach
Boat/Yacht
Cruise Ship
Historic Building
Marina
Rooftop
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

April
October
November
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Recommended by 92% of couples
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    Jim A. Married on 07/20/2013
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    We had our wedding and reception on 'Chicago's Little Lady." It was the greatest day ever. The entire team of people, from the office staff to the crew, helped to make our day what it was. The advice everyone had was priceless,. Thank you all!

    Chicago's First Lady's reply:

    Jim and Debbie - thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share about your experience cruising with us on Chicago's Little Lady! We are honored we could share such an important and special day with you and your loved ones. Congratulations again!
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    Peter Married on 08/02/2014
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    We choose the First Lady for our wedding reception - and it was absolutely perfect! Working with Max during the planning stages was flawless. So helpful, especially since we had to plan our entire wedding remotely from another country. The staff and boat itself are great - our guests had the best afternoon/evening ever. No better to celebrate in Chicago. Thanks to all!
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    This was the perfect place to have a small wedding. a wedding on a boat is a memorable event that every will be talking about for years to come. The crew at Chicago First Lady was absolutely wonderful. My guests were very happy!

Awards

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Team

Clare Agra
Clare Agra
Director of Charter Sales

I've been with Chicago's First Lady for seven years and helping couples celebrate their union is my favorite part. Whether you're looking for an elopement for just the two of you or a large reception with up to 200 guests, we've got a boat for you! Our seven vessels vary in size so we can find the perfect boat for your event. We'd love to host your family & friends on the water, with Chicago's world renowned skyline as your backdrop!

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112 E Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL, 60601
8473581330
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