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Chicago’s First Lady Cruises

Chicago’s First Lady Cruises


  • Dine-in
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Patio


112 E. Wacker Dr. on Chicago’s Riverwalk, Chicago IL 60601

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Chicago’s First Lady Cruises is the ultimate choice for private, upscale river and lakefront dining for your group outing. Available for private party rentals from April – November, yachts range in size to accommodate groups of 2-250. All vessels feature open-air upper decks, interior climate-controlled salons and full bars. Choose from creative and delectable menu offerings customized for your event from any one of our five professional caterers.

Impress guests with spectacular, ever-changing views from Chicago’s intimate riverfront and expansive lakefront. Take in a gorgeous sunset from the lake, revel in summer fireworks bursting against Chicago’s twinkling skyline and gape at larger-than-life skyscrapers towering above you. For an extra special experience, consider including a private docent from the Chicago Architecture Foundation to provide architectural commentary for the river portion of your event.

Private charter rentals available nightly and on select weekday mornings/afternoons. All yachts depart from Chicago’s Riverwalk. Contact our Charter Sales department at 847-358-1330 or to inquire about your next event!

Health and Safety

Single Use Menus

Health & Safety Policy URL View Policy

Health Screening Required-Staff

Masks Required-Guest

Masks Required-Staff

CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures

Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations

Mobile Payments Accepted

Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced

No Contact Services

Wheelchair Accessible


Student Tours

Technical Tours

Incentive Programs

Step On Guides

Group Charter/Sightseeing

Complimentary Policy Please inquire

Motorcoach Parking On-site

Group Policy

Average Visit/Tour Length varies

Group Capacity 250

Minimum Group Number 2

Maximum Group Number 250

Group Discounts Available

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 20

Miles from O'Hare Airport 17.0

Miles from Midway Airport 12.0

Miles from Navy Pier

Miles from McCormick Place 2.0



American Express

Late Night





Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Reservations Accepted


Concierge Service

ADA Compliant

Food On-site OTHER

Airport(s) Served ORD & MDW

Open Seasonally


Buy-out Max Capacity 250

Preferred Catering Providers

Number of Meeting Rooms 5

Largest Room, Theater Capacity 250

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 250

Largest Room, Classroom Capacity 250

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 125

Largest Room, Max Capacity 250

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style 250

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 250

Max Capacity, Classroom Style 125

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 125

Max Venue Capacity 850

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Restaurant Capacity 250

Private Dining Available

Group Menu

Group Breakfast Available


Box Lunches Available

Green Seal Certified

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