Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Chicago, IL

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Book Your Wedding with Chicago's First Lady Cruises


About Us

Celebrate your wedding while cruising on a luxury watercraft by using Chicago's First Lady Cruises in Chicago, Illinois, to venture out onto the water for unforgettable events. With a courteous crew and the breathtaking Chicago skyline as your event backdrop, your wedding can't help but be unforgettable. This all-inclusive venue will take you from pre-ceremony all the way to the end of your reception. Choose the vessel that fits your guest list size. Chicago's First Lady Cruises has boats large enough to accommodate 250 guests.

Chicago's Little Lady. This lovely, intimate vessel will accommodate up to 80 guests for a cocktail reception or 50 guests for a seated affair. Mahogany woodwork with brass touches give this boat a warm feel.

Chicago's Fair Lady. A roof deck for dancing with air-conditioned lower decks makes the Fair Lady a comfortable ride. This boat will accommodate up to 125 guests for a cocktail reception and 70 people for a seated dinner.

Chicago's First Lady. This luxury watercraft provides a roof deck for fresh air with climate-controlled lower decks for comfort. The enclosed deck is fully carpeted and tastefully appointed. The First Lady will accommodate up to 150 guests for a cocktail reception and 55 guests for a seated dinner.

Chicago's Leading Lady. This cruising yacht is a premiere vessel for gala events. An oversized bar, comfortable salon and spacious upper deck provide ample room for guests to spread out. This boat will accommodate up to 250 guests for a cocktail reception and 115 guests for a seated affair.

Chicago's Classic Lady. As the newest member of the fleet and the Leading Lady's sister ship, the Classic Lady is the vessel to choose for your wedding bash. Elegant decor and a sprawling upper deck set the stage for a night of dining and dancing. This boat will accommodate up to 250 guests for a cocktail reception and 115 guests for a seated dinner.


What You Should Know

The combination of cruising in a luxury yacht and the courteous, attentive crew could be just the amenities that send your wedding over the top. The event staff with Chicago's First Lady Cruises also does their part to ensure that your wedding is an unparalleled success.

You have your choice of a cruise on the Chicago River or Lake Michigan. Choose the time you want your cruise to begin as well as the duration. You and your guests will enjoy pick-up from the Riverside Gardens. Guests with limited mobility can receive dock-side pick-up and drop-off.

Chicago's First Lady Cruises partners with prestigious caterers and beverage companies in the Chicago area. These vendors offer a variety of reception menus and styles to enable you to select the service that matches your tastes and style. You can feel confident about choosing any of these vendors.

A variety of beverage options is also available. Packages range from soft drinks and juice to draft beer and wines all the way to the Admiral Package with premium spirits and cocktails. Create exactly the bar package you desire, working with the bar manager on staff.

Every vessel has a PA system, iPod connectivity and XM Radio digital sound systems. All boats except the First Lady have a DVD player and flat-screen televisions.

Chicago's First Lady Cruises provides couples with a list of preferred vendors for assorted wedding services. Choose your vendors for decorations, flowers, entertainment, photography, videography, transportation and more.


Extra Perks

The staff of Chicago's First Lady Cruises focuses intently on creating one-of-a-kind wedding celebrations aboard their fleet of vessels. The team welcomes your special requests and some enhancements are also available. You can also arrange a Chicago Architecture Foundation docent to join you for your cruise to provide a guided tour of the waterfront Chicago architecture.


From the Vendor

Chicago River and Lake Michigan Wedding Cruise

Don't be boxed in by four walls on your special day. Imagine a magnificent sunset against the Chicago skyline as the backdrop for your private Chicago River and Lake Michigan wedding cruise. Dance the night away on our floating rooftop as you toast under the city lights creating memories that last a lifetime. Consider one of our six luxury vessels for your engagement party, wedding shower, rehearsal, and ceremony/reception. Chicago's First Lady Cruises offers vessels with open-air exterior decks, climate-controlled interior salon and luxury amenities. Choose from our celebrated catering partners for a cocktail reception or a seated dinner. Full-service bar available. Perfect for groups of 2 - 200. Contact us at 847-358-1330 or visit for more information.

Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Not Covered

  • Reception Area

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Venue Capacity



Waterfront, Cruise

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering


Contact Info

112 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL (847) 358-1330

Reviewed on 1/21/2018 Grace H

I had my wedding reception on one of the First Lady cruise boats and it was amazing! It was so beautiful and they really worked with me so that everything went smoothly on my wedding day! They are very responsive when returning emails/phone calls and in answering ALL of your... Read More questions. In addition, the crew on the boat the day of our wedding was very helpful! It was a wonderful reception and every one of my guests enjoyed the cruise and the fireworks! I would definitely recommend this company!