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Chicago’s Skyline as your Wedding Backdrop

Celebrate on the water aboard Odyssey, Chicago’s most unique and elegant wedding venue. Now offering TWO breathtaking bakground options - Chicago's skyline from Lake Michigan or the cityscape from the Chicago River - Odyssey boasts exceptional service, fine dining and customizable décor and entertainment. Complimentary event planners allow you to relax, so you can enjoy having Chicago’s skyline or cityscape as the backdrop to your big day. From an exquisite wedding reception to an elegant bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, engagement party or post-wedding brunch, the event of your dreams is waiting on the water.

With two stunning vessels to offer - Odyssey Lake Michigan and Odysey Chicago River (new in Fall 2018!) - we're excited to bring your unique wedding vision to life.

There's something in our fleet that's perfect for you and your special day. Odyssey Lake Michigan and Odyssey Chicago River's sister ships include Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue and Chicago Elite, an innovative and accommodating private charter yacht.

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?

$5,000

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

$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?

$1,800

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Boat/Yacht
Restaurant

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

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September

17 Reviews

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Recommended by 85% of couples
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    Super helpful coordinator. Took care of everything. Really willing to work with our budget
  • User1632655 2+ years ago
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    Their food are great. Staff are nice and helpful (thanks Ashley our wonderful wedding planner, Susan, our account manager, Tyler, our service manager and many others). After our wedding on May 18, 2014, our guests commented on how wonderful our wedding was and how they enjoyed every minute on the cruise. Given the guaranteed high quality of their professional service, it seemed to me the only variable key factor to a perfect wedding with Odyssey cruise is whether the weather is good since the ceremony will be held on the observation deck. We were very lucky to have a gorgeous wedding day with the most amazing Chicago skyline and breathtaking Michigan lake.
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    Meghan Married on 11/02/2013
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    We got married on the Mystic Blue in November. We couldn't have been happier with our choice in venues. We had a small wedding ( 60 guests), we had both our ceremony and reception on board the cruise ship. Our wedding planner, Joe, was amazing. He answered close to 100 emails over the course of the planning process and was there the day of the wedding to ensure things went fabulous. The entire staff was very accommodating and willing to go the extra mile to make my husband and I's vision a reality.

    We had a lunch reception, the food was amazing, as was the DJ.
    We had our ceremony outside (in the cold!) and I couldn't imagined having it inside - the views were amazing, everything went great!



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Your rehearsal dinner is a chance to pause, connect and celebrate with those who matter most before your big day. The package includes: passed hors d’oeuvres, house beer and wine, plated salad, two entrée choices, and a dessert station as well as an onboard DJ or emcee. $120 per person (plus taxes and fees). Package available on Fridays only.

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Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Ave., 600 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL, 60611
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City Cruises - Chicago frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of City Cruises - Chicago in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by City Cruises - Chicago for wedding events is known for:
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at City Cruises - Chicago for wedding events?

City Cruises - Chicago offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does City Cruises - Chicago offer?

City Cruises - Chicago offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does City Cruises - Chicago offer for wedding events?

City Cruises - Chicago offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What percentage of users recommend City Cruises - Chicago and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

City Cruises - Chicago is recommended by 82% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.2 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.5 in average response time, 4.3 in quality of service, 4.2 in flexibility, 4.2 in professionalism and 4 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does City Cruises - Chicago offer?

City Cruises - Chicago currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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