Chicago's First Lady Cruises




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 you and your guests will remember for a lifetime. Wednesday and Saturday evening fireworks from Lake Michigan add the perfect pop to your incredible day.

Consider chartering one of our luxury vessels for your evening engagement party, wedding shower, rehearsal dinner, or wedding ceremony and/or reception. Chicago's First Lady Cruises' fleet offers six classic vessels to choose from, all complete 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.

Venue Style

Cruise Ship/Yacht, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Event time varies depending on vessel availability and how many hours vessel is contracted.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,600 to $3,750 for ceremony and reception and includes 3 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee to have a wedding ceremony performed dockside is $250. Additional hours can be arranged.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Chicago's First Lady Cruises is estimated at between $9,975 and $23,816 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Champagne toast
Kitchen for prep only
Public garage

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight