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5 Reasons to Book Your Next Corporate Event on a Boat

Posted on March 30, 2017

It’s never too soon to think about planning your next fabulous party. Chicago’s First Lady Cruises specializes in unique, exclusive events that leave guests saying, “Wow!” If an affordable, memorable and rewarding next event is your goal, consider a cruise with Chicago’s First Lady Cruises to truly impress your guests.

See below for five reasons to book your next corporate event on a boat:

1. The city is your entertainment.
What other venue gives you continuous, 360-degree, ever-changing views? Your guests will never get bored having the next magnificent skyscraper or gorgeous city skyline view to look forward to and keep them entertained. Enhance your festive cruise with a live band or DJ, or add a fun photo booth in the interior salon.

2. Triple threat venue.
Need to host a meeting? But you also want some entertainment (hint: architecture tour)? And you want to finish the evening with a heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails? You don’t need to go to three locations – or even two – to achieve all this! Get your staff, team or board of directors out of the office and into an inspiring and refreshing venue space. Start in the interior boat salon for your meeting, followed by a 60-minute fascinating architecture river tour on the upper deck led by a Chicago Architecture Foundation docent, culminating in a river and lake cocktail cruise. Why waste time traveling from location to location when you can have it all in one versatile and exciting space? 

3. The ultimate Chicago sightseeing experience.
Seeing Chicago from the unique perspective of the river and lake is the best way to experience Chicago. Impress your corporate VIP clients and special guests with the most unique city sightseeing experience that will have them talking long after the festivities end. Add some cocktails and delicious bites – could the night get any better?

4. Five-star service paired with premium food.
Our catering partners are known in Chicago for their exceptional cuisine. Your options are endless with diverse, creative menu ideas from Entertaining Co., Café Ba-ba-reeba (LEYE), Mon Ami Gabi (LEYE) and Harry Caray’s. Whether you want passed hors d’oeuvers or stations, an international menu or classic Chicago fare, any of our caterers will not only meet, but exceed your expectations. Our attentive captain and crew are the icing on the cake of our five-star service.

5. Awesome location.
Simply put, we think our location is amazing. We love being docked along the beautiful Chicago Riverwalk! Located in the heart of the city, situated between Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and the Loop and within walking distance (or a short cab ride) from most hotels, descend below the hustle and bustle of the busy Chicago streets to the tranquil setting of our Riverside Gardens. Our dock features a convenient drop-off for buses/cars/cabs at Riverwalk level and scenic boarding from our five Riverwalk docks. Bask in the towering beauty of the Wrigley Building, Trump Tower and Tribune Tower as you get ready to depart on your journey through Chicago.

Contact us now for more information and to get a quote for your next event!