Chicago Elite




Looking for that once-in-a-lifetime wedding venue? Showcasing world-famous skyline views and an exclusive atmosphere, the Chicago Elite offers outstanding cruises of Lake Michigan that provides couples with a singular setting for uniting their lives together. These distinguished yachts are nothing short of impressive, creating not just a beautiful space, but also a true experience for you and your guests. Begin your big day by boarding the vessel at Navy Pier, enjoying stunning views of a Windy City landmark before setting sail. Imagine exchanging your “I do’s” on the roof deck of a sleek ship, with the sparkling lake waters creating a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your first kiss as spouses! No matter what time of day – whether you’re hosting a sunset occasion or evening cruise – you’re sure to have unforgettable scenery for your wedding photos! The yacht’s luxurious interiors are ideal for hosting first class receptions with the help of the outstanding catering team and talented event planners. From the finely crafted vessels to the breathtaking views, you are sure to create memories that last a lifetime when you host your wedding with Chicago Elite!

Venue Style

Ocean/Waterfront View, Cruise Ship/Yacht, City/Skyline View, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 11:30PM. Events must end by 11:00PM. Lunch events are only available on Saturday and Sunday. No weekday availability.

Rental Fees

There is no rental fee for the reception but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all peak season events. The venue allows 3 hours of evening event time and 2 hours of daytime event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a wedding ceremony is $1,800 with reception rental or $3,000 for a ceremony-only wedding with no reception and includes an additional hour of event time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $1,196.59/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Chicago Elite is estimated at between $13,244 and $32,723 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Public parking
Dance area provided
Floral centerpieces
Ceremony music/DJ
Sound system for ceremony

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 11:00PM
Rose petals permitted
Food and beverage minimum during peak season