Chicago's First Lady Cruises

112 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Chicago's First Lady Cruises provides couples with a unique wedding venue in the Chicago area. Choose to spend your wedding in a nontraditional way. Be married and sail along the Chicago River as your guests enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime event. Couples will love the views of the city and enjoy the luxurious amenities Chicago's First Lady Cruises has to offer.

Facilities and Capacity
With six different vessels to choose from, couples can entertain groups of all sizes. Enjoy an open-air deck at the top of each vessel. The deck provides the perfect opportunity to have a ceremony that overlooks the water and picturesque Chicago skyline. Hold your reception and cocktail hour in the climate-controlled interior.

Services Offered
Chicago's First Lady Cruises allows outside vendors and provides in-house catering. Enjoy lighting and sound capabilities for the ease of your entertainment.

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Interior bar
Interior bar
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Photo: Kat Donovan Photography
Photo: Kat Donovan Photography
Photo: Kat Donovan Photography
Photo: Kat Donovan Photography
Photo: UEDA Photography
Photo: UEDA Photography
Photo: George Street Photo & Video
Photo: George Street Photo & Video
Photo: Cloud Photo
Photo: Cloud Photo
Photo: Jana Blue Photography
Photo: Jana Blue Photography
Chicago's Classic Lady, one of our largest vessels with a comfortable capacity of 200. Each boat...
Chicago's Classic Lady, one of our largest vessels with a comfortable capacity of 200. Each boat...
Open air upper deck set up for ceremony with aisle runner atop raised skylight of Chicago's First...
Open air upper deck set up for ceremony with aisle runner atop raised skylight of Chicago's First...
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Photo: Denver Smith
Photo: Denver Smith
Photo: George Street Photo & Video
Photo: George Street Photo & Video
Photo: Angela Renee Photography
Photo: Angela Renee Photography
Photo: Ku Masomere
Photo: Ku Masomere
Photo: Angela Rene Photography
Photo: Angela Rene Photography
Photo: Jana Blue Photography
Photo: Jana Blue Photography
Photo: Jana Blue Photography
Photo: Jana Blue Photography
Saturday evening and Wednesday evening fireworks are the grand finale to private wedding cruise...
Saturday evening and Wednesday evening fireworks are the grand finale to private wedding cruise...
Photo: Angela Renee Photography
Photo: Angela Renee Photography
Full service bar packages with custom and high-end beverage options. Outdoor and indoor bars.
Full service bar packages with custom and high-end beverage options. Outdoor and indoor bars.
Photo: Becky Brown Photography (photographed aboard vintage yacht Lady Grebe)
Photo: Becky Brown Photography (photographed aboard vintage yacht Lady Grebe)
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Photo: Greenkey Photography
Photo: Greenkey Photography
Photo: Jana Blue Photography
Photo: Jana Blue Photography
Photo: George Street Photo & Video
Photo: George Street Photo & Video
Photo: Greenkey Photography
Photo: Greenkey Photography
Vintage yacht Lady Grebe. For 6 or fewer guests.
Vintage yacht Lady Grebe. For 6 or fewer guests.
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Warm, inviting, climate-controlled interior space with luxurious mahogany and gold accents.
Warm, inviting, climate-controlled interior space with luxurious mahogany and gold accents.
Photo: George Street Photo & Video
Photo: George Street Photo & Video
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Chicago's First Lady Cruises
Celebrated catering partners for plated dinner, buffet or cocktail reception. Work with caterers for...
Celebrated catering partners for plated dinner, buffet or cocktail reception. Work with caterers for...
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Two identical vessels: Chicago's Leading Lady and Chicago's Classic Lady. Wedding capacity: 200.
Two identical vessels: Chicago's Leading Lady and Chicago's Classic Lady. Wedding capacity: 200.
Namesake vessel, Chicago's First Lady. Wedding capacity: 120
Namesake vessel, Chicago's First Lady. Wedding capacity: 120
Chicago's Fair Lady. Wedding capacity: 125
Chicago's Fair Lady. Wedding capacity: 125
Chicago's Little Lady. Wedding capacity: 80
Chicago's Little Lady. Wedding capacity: 80
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Jaw dropping skyline views
Jaw dropping skyline views
Imagine being surrounded by Chicago's architectural greats - stunning!
Imagine being surrounded by Chicago's architectural greats - stunning!
Expansive evening skyline vistas
Expansive evening skyline vistas
Climate-controlled, warm interior
Climate-controlled, warm interior
Comfortable interior with round tables and upholstered chairs
Comfortable interior with round tables and upholstered chairs
Tons of room for dancing under the city lights!
Tons of room for dancing under the city lights!
Upper deck with exterior seating, high boy tables, bar
Upper deck with exterior seating, high boy tables, bar
Full-service upper deck bar
Full-service upper deck bar
Cruise with a live band, DJ or plug in your ipod
Cruise with a live band, DJ or plug in your ipod
Decoration on upper deck
Decoration on upper deck
View of vessel from above
View of vessel from above
Dessert from our caterer
Dessert from our caterer
Dessert from our caterer
Dessert from our caterer
Bartender serving drinks
Bartender serving drinks
Bartender making a drink
Bartender making a drink
The band plays on board
The band plays on board
Decoration on the upper deck
Decoration on the upper deck
Group listens to the speaker
Group listens to the speaker
Having fun dancing
Having fun dancing
Plenty of dancing room
Plenty of dancing room
Couple's first dance
Couple's first dance
Wedding dancing
Wedding dancing
Fireworks during wedding
Fireworks during wedding
Bartender pours champagne
Bartender pours champagne
View of vessel on the water
View of vessel on the water
View of docked vessel
View of docked vessel
Food from our caterer
Food from our caterer
Decoration in interior
Decoration in interior
Sushi from our caterer
Sushi from our caterer
Sushi from our caterer
Sushi from our caterer
View of Lady Grebe
View of Lady Grebe
Interior design
Interior design
Interior bar
Interior bar
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Photo: Kat Donovan Photography
Photo: Kat Donovan Photography

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5 Reviews for Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Recommended by 92% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.5
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    Peter · Married on 08/02/2014

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!

    Sent on 08/13/2014
  • User4000392 · 2+ years ago

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!

    Sent on 09/07/2014

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Chicago's First Lady Cruises FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Tables
  • 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? 6
  • Describe your venue: Boat/Yacht
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • 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? Catering Services, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

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  • 112 E. Wacker Drive Chicago, 60601 See on map
    847-242-8652 (Phone number)

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