After months stuck indoors, there’s no doubt that everyone is eager to get outside and safely enjoy the magic of summertime in Chicago!
While we can’t yet gather in big groups, it is exciting to safely be out and about within smaller groups of friends and family. Our vintage yacht, Lady Grebe (pronounced Gree-be), offers a great alternative to larger-scale events and outings! With a perfectly preserved, open-air, mahogany deck and comfortable seating for up to 6 guests, this is the perfect way to safely enjoy time with others and not miss out on summer fun. With one of our incredible captains at the helm, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the cruise! Read on to discover just some of the reasons to come aboard Lady Grebe this summer!
Due to COVID-19, many couples have had to cancel or postpone their big day scheduled for summer 2020. While we know that canceling or changing the date of your wedding isn’t ideal, Lady Grebe is a great option if you’d still like to tie the knot on your original date, or anytime this summer! Whether you’d like to say “I do” now and still have a big celebration later, or if you’d just like to change your plans entirely to have an intimate wedding instead of a big bash, you won’t regret making your union official with our beautiful city as your backdrop. You, your partner, a select few of the people closest to you and Chicago’s skyline - what more could you ask for? Find out more about planning your wedding aboard Lady Grebe today!
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Summer is full of fun holidays like the Fourth of July and Labor Day and, while celebrations on those days might look different this year, there’s no reason not to safely get out and enjoy the day in style! Bring your own picnic basket and cruise up and down the river and lakefront with a few of your favorite people, or enjoy a meal from one of our premium caterers. Lady Grebe makes any holiday extra special and one you won’t forget!
Sometimes, the best reason to do something is simply because you want to! With having to stay indoors for so long, we could all use a little bit of fun and relaxing outdoor time during Chicago’s best season. With a capacity limited to you and up to 5 other guests and fresh, open-air, this is a safe way to spend your time. So soak up the sun, take in Chicago’s famous skyline and get that perfect Instagram shot - because sometimes that’s just what we need!
Few ways to seal a deal are as sophisticated yet fun as crossing the “T’s” and dotting the “I’s” on Lady Grebe. Treat your clients or business associates with a private cruise and take your professional relationships to the next level! Are your clients architecture lovers? Make the day even more memorable with an expertly-trained and ever-knowledgeable docent from the Chicago Architecture Center to give you and your group the inside scoop on Chicago and its famous architecture!
Picture this: you and the person you love most with a glass of champagne on a gorgeous vintage yacht, gently cruising on the water while the sun sets and Chicago’s beautiful architecture sparkles around you - we can’t think of a better way to celebrate a milestone of your relationship! Any anniversary, from first to fiftieth, is sure to be made into a beautiful memory you’ll never forget aboard Lady Grebe. Whether during the daytime or evening, being surrounded by Chicago’s landscape will set the scene for the perfect outing. Pro-tip: Turn the event into a surprise outing for your partner to make the occasion even more romantic!
Whether altering the plans of an event that was already in the works before shelter-in-place began, or planning something completely new for summer 2020, our caring and creative team is ready to help you plan a fun, sophisticated and safe outing you’ll never forget! You can book a 90-minute cruise on Lady Grebe here or personalize the experience with food, a longer cruising time, or any other details by contacting Clare Agra at (847) 358-1330. We can’t wait to cruise with you!
Please note that CDC guidelines must be followed for the health and safety of our guests and staff. To read more about what Chicago’s First Lady is doing to ensure our guests and crew remain safe, click here.