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Chicago's First Lady Cruises
  • 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 chartersales@cruisechicago.com to inquire about your next event!
    Certifications / Ratings
    • Green Seal Certified:
    Facility Amenities
    • Box Lunches Available:
    • Entertainment:
    • Group Breakfast Available:
    • Group Menu:
    • Max Restaurant Capacity: 299
    • Private Dining Available:
    General Facility Details
    • ADA Compliant:
    • Airport(s) Served: ORD & MDW
    • Bar/Lounge:
    • Concierge Service:
    • Family-friendly:
    • Food On-site: OTHER
    • Hours of Operation: 10am-10pm
    • Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate: 20
    • Open Seasonally:
    • Reservations Accepted:
    • Special Interest Tours Offered:
    • Student Group Friendly:
    Location Information
    • Miles from McCormick Place: 2
    • Miles from Midway Airport: 15
    • Miles from Navy Pier: 1
    • Miles from O'Hare Airport: 15
    Payment Method(s) Accepted
    • Discover:
    • MasterCard:
    • Visa:
    Group Amenities
    • Average Visit/Tour Length: varies
    • Complimentary Policy: Please inquire
    • Group Capacity: 250
    • Group Discounts Available:
    • Group Policy:
    • Maximum Group Number: 250
    • Minimum Group Number: 20
    • Motorcoach Parking: On-site
    Services Offered
    • Group Charter/Sightseeing:
    • Incentive Programs:
    • Motorcoach:
    • Specialty Markets: Association, Convention, Corporate, Financial, GLBT, Incentive, Leisure, Management, Medical, Meetings, Pharmaceutical, Sport, Reunion, Student
    • Step On Guides:
    • Student Tours:
    • Technical Tours:
    • Wheelchair Accessible:
  • Facility Meeting Space Details
    • Preferred Catering Providers:
    • Complete Buy-out Available:
    • In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s):
    • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 125
    • Max Capacity, Classroom Style: 125
    • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 250
    • Max Capacity, Theater Style: 250
    • Max Venue Capacity: 850
    • Number of Meeting Rooms: 5
    • On-Site Catering:
    • Outside Reception Space Available:
    • Private Meeting Space Available:
    • Total Square Footage of Exhibit Space: 400
    • Total Square Footage of Meeting Space: 400
    Largest Meeting Room Details
    • Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated): 125
    • Largest Room, Classroom Capacity: 250
    • Largest Room, Max Capacity: 250
    • Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing): 250
    • Largest Room, Theater Capacity: 250