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Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Chicago Wedding Venue
Michigan Avenue & Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Contact: Charter Sales
Phone: 847/358-1330

Why We Like This Place

  • Nighttime wedding cruises are unforgettable: There’s nothing like celebrating on the water against a backdrop of the Chicago skyline, as a gorgeous sunset transitions into a tapestry of glittering city lights.
  • There’s a boat that’s just right for you: Six unique vessels accommodate parties from 2 to 200, and you can get married dockside or anywhere you like on Chicago’s waterways. Then dance the night away on a floating rooftop deck—the place to be during a grand finale of summer fireworks.
  • They take care of all the details: From creating a personalized cocktail to serving a dinner matched to your tastes, First Lady’s catering partners will customize your reception.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 120
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 200

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 100
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 100
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 140
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 200


  • Max. Seated: 120

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A $1,000 deposit is required to reserve your date. 50% of the total event cost is due 90 days prior to the event, and the balance is due 5 days prior. The rental fee starts at $1,600 for a 2-hour minimum cruise. The fee varies depending on the day and time of the event, and the vessel rented.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Venue Views

Fountain/Water Feature
Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Waterfront/Beach Location

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