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Say “I Do” with a View CRUISE THROUGH AN UNFORGETTABLE WEDDING Imagine your outdoor wedding ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner unfolding before a magical Chicago skyline with sunset views and glittering skyscrapers. Then dance the night away on our floating rooftop as you toast under the city lights, followed by a grand finale of summer fireworks. A cruise along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan is uniquely Chicago and a once- in-a-lifetime celebration you and your guests will talk about for years to come. Your wedding is the start of your lifelong journey together, so begin that journey in a truly memorable way! Reserve your date now, call 847-358-1330 or visit CruiseChicago.com/weddings.
A CELEBRATION AS UNIQUE AS YOU Whether you’d like an intimate ceremony or a large-scale celebration, our seven unique vessels, acommodating 2 to 200 guests, allow you to customize an event that best fits you. • Private yacht exclusively yours • Perform your ceremony dockside or choose the perfect city backdrop to • Mahogany and brass tone finishes say “I do” • Climate-controlled interior salon • Summer evening fireworks on • Open-air upper deck Wednesdays & Saturdays • Cruise the river and/or lakefront • Departing from the center of the city along Chicago’s beautiful Riverwalk
Choose Your Private Yacht CHIC C HIC AOG’ SOL’ EA AG S LDEI NAGDLIADY, NG C L LAASS D YI C&L A CDY L A&S SE ME I C RALD LADYLADY Wedding Capacity: 200 Sunday - Tuesday: $1200 / hr. Wednesday: $1400 / hr. Thursday - Friday: $1240 / hr. Saturday: $1400 / hr. Custom-designed luxury cruise vessels offer elegantly appointed interior salons with mahogany and brass tones, a full bar, spacious open-air decks, plus two flat screen TVs with DVD player and a Mac Mini computer. C HIC AG O ’ S F I RST L A DY Wedding Capacity: 100 Sunday - Tuesday: $1100 / hr. Wednesday: $1240 / hr. Thursday - Friday: $1140 / hr. Saturday: $1240 / hr. Elegantly appointed in mahogany and brass tones, this yacht features an open-air upper deck and a fully enclosed temperature-controlled carpetedmain salon. Amenities include a full bar, raised skylight, marble and granite restrooms. C HIC AG O ’ S FA I R L A DY Wedding Capacity: 100 Sunday - Tuesday: $1000 / hr. Wednesday: $1200 / hr. Thursday - Friday: $1100 / hr. Saturday: $1200 / hr. CHICAGO’S FIRST LADY Chicago’s Fair Lady’s interior salon features mahogany paneling, large panoramic windows, spacious bar area, flat screen TV with DVD player, tables and chairs, as well as a spectacular open-air upper deck perfect for dancing under the stars. Listed capacity is for reception-style dining, please call for seated capacity. Prices do not include food & beverage, taxes or fees. Minimum cruise times apply. Cruises aboard Lady Grebe include premium beverages.
Whether you’re celebrating with two guests or 200 guests, choose your perfectly sized ship for a private and luxurious cruise. CHIC C HIC AOG’ SOL’ IST TFLA AG E ILRA DY LADY Wedding Capacity: 60 Sunday - Tuesday: $1000 / hr. Wednesday: $1200 / hr. Thursday - Friday: $1100 / hr. Saturday: $1200 / hr. Chicago’s Little Lady is a favorite CHICAGO’S LITTLE LADY choice for more intimate gatherings. Choose a single large dining table or flexible arrangements with our round dining tables and chairs. Amenities include a spacious bar, flat screen TV and luxury restrooms. L A DY G REBE Capacity: 6 maximum 2-Hour Cruise: $1550 Additional Hours: $500 / hr. Designed in the style and luxury of the golden era of yachting, Lady Grebe (Gree-be) is perfect for important CHICAGO’S FIRST LADY but small outings. A 48-foot, vintage mahogany yacht built in 1961, she is perfectly preserved for a wedding proposal, intimate ceremony or anniversary cruise. For more information about our vessels, visit CruiseChicago.com/fleet.
Select your Bar Service Our five bar packages and premium upgrade options are designed to fit the unique needs of your event. STEWARD Soft drinks, iced tea and juices $12 per person FIRST MATE Soft drinks, iced tea, juices, summer wines and draft beer $26 per person CAPTAIN Soft drinks, iced tea, juices, summer wines, draft beer, bottled $30 per person beer, craft beer and house cocktails COMMODORE Soft drinks, iced tea, juices, summer wines, draft beer, bottled $34 per person beer, craft beer and call brand cocktails ADMIRAL Soft drinks, iced tea, juices, summer wines, draft beer, bottled $40 per person beer, craft beer, premium cocktails and champagne BAR BASICS • All packages provide open bar service • Cash and consumption bars available on select days and times • Upgrade options & reserve wine list available upon request • Prices based on a 2-hour cruise • One bartender included for up to 70 • Coffee and tea service provided by guests your caterer • Additional bartender fees apply based • Brands subject to change based on on guest count product availability For additional package upgrades and information visit CruiseChicago.com/weddings. One bartender maximum on Little Lady. Prices do not include service fee or sales tax.
Select a Premier Caterer Choose from one of our six acclaimed and unique gourmet catering partners. EntertainingCompany.com SummerHouseSM.com GinosEast.com Denise Robinette | 312-406-9757 Helen Tsilora | 773-634-4100 Madeleine Olson | 312-266-3337 CafeBaBaReeba.com MonAmiGabi.com HarryCaraysCatering.com Emily McCauley | 773-935-5000 Katie Lamb | 773-935-5000 Nicole Irsuto | 312-595-2206 CATERING BASICS Cruising aboard a Chicago’s First • Cocktail reception with passed hors d’oeuvres Lady vessel allows you to offer your • Hearty buffet stations guests creative and fresh menus designed just for you by any one • Seated multi-course dinner of our six professional caterers, all • Diverse, cultural menu options offering delectable options. Your guests will rave for years to come! • Breakfast and lunchtime options For more information about catering visit CruiseChicago.com/catering.
Unmatched Amenities YOUR PRIVATE YACHT is meticulously polished just prior to boarding to shine on your special day. Vessel features include: • Elegant interiors • White aisle runner for your ceremony • Open-air upper deck with 360-degree • Tables and chairs views • Sirius XM Radio, auxiliary cable for • Enclosed, climate controlled main deck phone/MP3 player hook-up • Staffed, full-service bar(s) • Flat screen televisions with AV capabilities and/or a DVD player • Marble and granite restrooms (excludes First Lady)
Five-Star Service OUR EXPERIENCED CHARTER TEAM will guide you in planning a celebration that is uniquely you. From selecting the perfect beverage package, to recommending tried- and-true vendors, we know the ropes when it comes to fabulous events on the water. OUR BEST-IN-CLASS, U.S. Coast Guard certified captains and crew are at your service to help create a welcoming, safe and memorable voyage. Prime Location OUR DOCK ALONG THE CHICAGO RIVERWALK is conveniently located in the heart of the city at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive. • Walking distance from many downtown • Dedicated pre-cruise boarding area hotels • Dockside drop-off location for vendors • Beautiful Chicago Riverwalk location and guests with limited mobility
Rehearsals and More CELEBRATE ALL YOUR WEDDING MILESTONES Gather your loved ones for a toast to you! Plan an engagement party for the ages aboard our open-air cruisers, or get intimate with a surprise anniversary cruise on our vintage yacht. No matter why, how or with whom you choose to celebrate, it will be an occasion you’ll cherish forever. • Pop the question or return for an • Showcase Chicago to your guests with a anniversary cruise aboard our vintage memorable rehearsal dinner cruise six-person yacht Lady Grebe • Enjoy a group architecture cruise the • Celebrate with friends and family on a day after your wedding aboard our #1 fun engagement cruise rated tour (group rates available)
Choose to Cruise Chicago’s First Lady Cruises is the perfect choice for rehearsals, engagement parties, showers and more! Contact our experienced private events team to learn more. CruiseChicago.com/weddings | 847.358.1330 OHIO STREET LOCATED ON CHICAGO W CHICAGO CHICAGO’S RIVERWALK MARRIOTT LAKESHORE DOWNTOWN GRAND AVENUE Chicago’s First Lady Cruises’ dock HOTEL PALOMAR THE GWEN is located on the Chicago Riverwalk. INTERCONTINENTAL CHICAGO Enter at the southeast corner of the ILLINOIS STREET Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive. STATE STREET WABASH AVENUE MICHIGAN AVENUE COLUMBUS DRIVE LAKE SHORE DRIVE For GPS purposes, use 112 E. Wacker Drive, LAKE Chicago, IL 60601. HOTEL LOEWS MICHIGAN CHICAGO CHICAGO HOTEL Public parking available TRUMP SHERATON CHICAGO across the street at LANGHAM HOTEL & Illinois Center (111 E. WESTIN TOWER HOTEL TOWERS IVER RIVER R NORTH AGO Wacker Drive). CHIC CHICAGO’S FIRST LADY FLEET LAKE SHORE DRIVE TO WACKER WACKER DRIVE River level drop-off for LONDONHOUSE HYATT SWISSOTEL limos, motorcoaches, RENAISSANCE CHICAGO REGENCY HOTEL CHICAGO staging and limited CHICAGO HOTEL HOTEL mobility access available MONACO on Lower-Lower Wacker VIRGIN HOTELS HARD ROCK THE FAIRMONT RADISSON BLU AQUA Drive. CHICAGO HOTEL HOTEL HOTEL Map is not to scale, approximate locations shown. Location details and accessibility information: CruiseChicago.com/Location SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY We are committed to strictly following all health and safety guidelines as mandated by the State of Illinois, and are confident in our ability to keep our guests, staff and crew safe by closely monitoring and adhering to all regulations. Here are some of the additional things you can expect when hosting an event aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises: • Completely outdoor and open-air decks • Thorough cleaning and sanitization right before and after each event • Plenty of space for any necessary social distancing • A private vessel exclusive for you and your guests • Increased air-flow throughout all interior salons For our most recent health and safety updates, visit CruiseChicago.com. Photo Credits: Cover, p.2 (top), p.6 (right), p.7, p.8 (bottom left & right), p.10 (top, bottom left) © Dennis Lee Photography. P.2 (bottom right) © Brooke Miller Photography. P.2 (bottom left) © Couple of Dudes Photography. P.3 (top) © Stephanie Maurie Photography. P.3 (bottom left) © Denver Smith Photography. P.3 (bottom right), p.5 (bottom left), p.6 (left) © Sara Johnson Photography. P.5 (bottom right) © Becky Brown Photography. P.8 (top) © Barry Butler Photography. P.10 (bottom right) © UEDA Photography. Back cover © Prudence Photography. Cover, p.2 (top): Florals & Decor by Debbi Lilly. Bridal Gowns by Victoria Sdoukos Couture. Suits by Formally Modern Tuxedo. Chicago’s First Lady Cruises is a registered trademark.
DEPARTING FROM MICHIGAN AVENUE & WACKER DRIVE, CHICAGO, IL CruiseChicago.com | 847-358-1330
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