Chicago’s First Lady Cruises

Chicago’s First Lady Cruises



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!

Certifications / Ratings

Green Seal Certified

Box Lunches Available


Group Breakfast Available

Group Menu

Private Dining Available

Max Restaurant Capacity 250

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Venue Capacity 850

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space 400

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 125

Max Capacity, Classroom Style 125

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 250

Max Capacity, Theater Style 250

Complete Buy-out Available

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

On-Site Catering

Largest Room, Max Capacity 250

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 125

Largest Room, Classroom Capacity 250

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 250

Largest Room, Theater Capacity 250

Number of Meeting Rooms 5

Total Square Footage of Exhibit Space 400

Preferred Catering Providers


Hours of Operation 10am-10pm

Open Seasonally

ADA Compliant

Concierge Service


Reservations Accepted

Special Interest Tours Offered

Student Group Friendly




Miles from McCormick Place 2.0

Miles from Navy Pier

Miles from Midway Airport 15.0

Miles from O'Hare Airport 15.0

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 20

Group Discounts Available

Maximum Group Number 250

Minimum Group Number 20

Group Capacity 250

Group Policy

Group Charter/Sightseeing

Step On Guides

Incentive Programs

Technical Tours

Student Tours


Wheelchair Accessible

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