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    Chicago’s Classic Lady

    • Holds up to 250 guests
    • $1200 - $1400/hour
    • Extra-large upper deck
    • Two full-service bars available
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    Chicago’s Leading Lady

    • Holds up to 250 guests
    • $1200 - $1400/hour
    • Extra-large upper deck
    • Two full-service bars available
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    Chicago’s First Lady

    • Holds up to 150 guests
    • $1100 - $1240/hour
    • Formal salon sitting area
    • Two full-service bars available
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    Chicago’s Fair Lady

    • Holds up to 125 guests
    • $1000 - $1200/hour
    • Upper deck perfect for dancing
    • Two full-service bars available
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    Chicago’s Little Lady

    • Holds up to 80 guests
    • $1000 to $1200/hour
    • Popular for intimate gatherings
    • Open-air upper deck
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    Lady Grebe

    • Holds up to 6 guests
    • $1550 for 2 hours
    • Premium beverages included
    • Perfect for VIP occasions
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    Beverage Options

    We carry a full premium bar and offer five bar packages with custom and upgrade beverage options to fit every need. Let us know how you envision your Chicago party cruise and our bar manager will help you craft an exceptional beverage package suited to your needs.

    • Steward Package$14 per person
    • Soft Drinks (Coca-Cola Products - Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite), Juices (Lemonade, Orange, Cranberry & Pineapple), Iced Tea

    • First Mate Package$31 per person
    • Soft Drinks, Juices, Iced Tea, Draft Beer (Miller Lite, Revolution Craft Beer), Summer Wines (Pinot Grigio, Rosé, Pinot Noir)

    • Captain Package$35 per person
    • Soft Drinks, Juices, Iced Tea, Draft Beer, Bottled Beer (Corona, Blue Moon, Coors Light, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Right Bee Cider), Summer Wines, House Vodka, Flavored Vodka, Gin, Rum, Coconut Rum, Tequila, Whiskey

    • Commodore Package$39 per person
    • Soft Drinks, Juices, Iced Tea, Draft Beer, Bottled Beer, Summer Wines, New Amsterdam Vodka, Tito’s Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Bacardi Rum, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Myers’s Dark Rum, Espolòn Tequila, Dewar’s Scotch, Jim Beam Bourbon, Templeton Rye Whiskey, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey

    • Admiral Package$45 per person
    • Soft Drinks, Juices, Iced Tea, Draft Beer, Bottled Beer, Wines (Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Noir, Merlot), Korbel Champagne, Grey Goose Vodka, Tito’s Vodka, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Hendrick's Gin, Bacardi Rum, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Myers’s Dark Rum, Don Julio Tequila Blanco, The Macallan Double Cask Scotch 12 Year, Maker's Mark Bourbon, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Templeton Rye Whiskey

    Bar Basics

    • One complimentary bartender included for up to 70 guests
    • Additional bartender fees apply based on guest count
    • One bartender maximum on Little Lady
    • Additional beverage options and enhancements available
    • Cash and consumption bars available on select days and times, please inquire
    • All packages provide open bar service

    Bar Info Sheet

    Beverage Options

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    Catering Options

    Excellence and experience

    We enjoy long-term relationships with acclaimed gourmet catering partners who are committed to crafting a menu inspired by you. French, Italian, Spanish, steakhouse or finger food - you choose the menu, knowing the results will always be delicious! Excellence and experience are the keys to our success—and the success of your event. We're one of the most unique Chicago private party locations, and we have the food and service to match.

    Catering Info Sheet

    Catering Options

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    Preferred Vendors

    Enhance Your Evening With These Recommended Vendors

    • Photo & Video
    • Becky Brown Photography
      A Chicago based wedding photographer who specializes in modern weddings.
      773-609-2778
      becky@beckybrownphotography.com
      beckybrownphotography.com

      Couple of Dudes Photography 
      A collective of like-minded creatives offering excellent photography and affable personalities at your event. It's like adding a friend to your guest list!
      Contact: Joe Tighe
      312-480-6956
      info@coupleofdudes.com
      coupleofdudes.com

      Dennis Lee Photography
      A native Chicagoan with an eye for catching the moment that tells the story.
      773-321-6463
      info@dennisleephoto.com
      dennisleephoto.com

      Fotio
      Fotio looks like a vintage camera and has a real-time slideshow instead of print-outs.
      Contact: Nick Harvey
      309-657-3674
      info@fotio.co
      fotio.co

      George Street Photo & Video
      Receive a photo and video package that will capture your memories forever. Contact for an exclusive George Street Photo & Video offer.
      866-831-4103
      info@georgestreetphoto.com
      georgestreetphoto.com

      Jana Blue Photography
      Intimate and minimalist style focusing on those subtle and mysterious elements that invoke feelings of magic and awe.
      224-489-2815
      janabluephotography@gmail.com
      janabluephotography.com

      MERLO MEDIA
      Arrange a photobooth to let your guests take home a fun memento of your event.
      773-859-9999
      dan@merlomedia.com
      merlomedia.com

      Prudence Photography
      Our vibrant work is a testament to our years of experience in capturing priceless moments that won't cost you an arm and a leg. We are very flexible with pricing and can offer a great discount when you book photo and video!
      Contact: Ty Acierto
      773-562-9476
      tyroneacierto@gmail.com
      prudencephotography.com

      Tamar Productions
      For over 35 years, Tamar Productions, Inc. has been producing sophisticated and cutting-edge events. A small selection of our services include: decor, corporate branding, portable photo booths, casino or lawn games, DJs/musicians, actors/greeters, Cirque performers, and more!
      Contact: Mackenzie Albertson
      773-880-1000
      mackenzie@tamarproductionsinc.com
      tamarproductionsinc.com

      Ueda Photography
      Fresh, discreet, photojournalistic coverage for your event.
      Contact name: Romulo Ueda
      608-228-7770
      click@uedaphotography.com
      uedaphotography.com

    • Decor & Flowers
    • Cattails Florist
      Contact: Lisa Atterberry
      773-486-1621
      cattailsflowers.com

      The Festive Frog
      The Festive Frog provides unique tabletop rental solutions, for an elevated aesthetic. Offerings including a vast array of fine china, flatware & gorgeous vintage barware. We like to think of our tabletop rentals not only as functional but also as exciting & memorable decor for your event.
      Contact: Kendell DeBoom
      847-987-1711
      kendell@thefestivefrog.com
      or: Jane McClenahan
      847-769-4335
      jane@thefestivefrog.com
      thefestivefrog.com

      Flowers for Dreams
      Wedding and event company that hand curates flowers at local markets each day to create fresh, unique bouquets and arrangements. Every purchase benefits a local charity.
      Contact: Michael Zucker
      312-620-1410
      michael@flowersfordreams.com
      flowersfordreams.com

      Luxe Productions
      Premier event lighting, projection, photobooth & DJ services.
      Contact: Jamie Grossman
      312-898-1752
      jamie@luxeproductions.com
      luxeproductions.com

      Mariano's (Lakeshore East) Florist Department
      Beautiful flower arrangements and event centerpieces for every budget, delivery available.
      312-228-1349
      333 E. Benton Place
      marianos.com

      Tamar Productions
      For over 35 years, Tamar Productions, Inc. has been producing sophisticated and cutting-edge events. A small selection of our services include: decor, corporate branding, portable photo booths, casino or lawn games, DJs/musicians, actors/greeters, Cirque performers, and more!
      Contact: Mackenzie Albertson
      773-880-1000
      mackenzie@tamarproductionsinc.com
      tamarproductionsinc.com

    • Entertainment
    • Aloha Chicago
      Greet your guests with leis, hula dancers, Polynesian fire dancers and more with Aloha Chicago.
      847-910-2254
      alohachicago@yahoo.com
      alohachicago.com

      Burke's Lakeside DJ Entertainment
      Engage a fun and skilled DJ to keep your event moving.
      708-828-4098

      A Couple of Clowns
      Clowns, balloon art & face painting. All you need for a fun kids' party!
      Contact: Suzy
      630-993-9545
      wsuzanne2@gmail.com
      acoupleofclowns.us

      DJ Dustin Harris
      DJ for weddings, private parties, and clubs.
      Contact: DJ Dustin Harris
      312-405-0323
      Dustinharris312@gmail.com
      dustinharris.biz

      DJ Greg Corner
      The Chicago-based DJ who played President Barack Obama’s 50th birthday party at the Aragon Ballroom.
      Contact: DJ Greg Corner
      djgregcorner@gmail.com
      greg-corner.com

      DJ Tess
      DJ for private events.
      djtess.com

      Felix and Fingers
      Dueling pianos bring the fun!
      (815) 245-3623
      info@felixandfingers.com
      felixandfingers.com

      Josh Holmes
      Guitar and Vocals. Watch the video to see Josh perform on Chicago's Classic Lady!
      Contact: Mary Rothe
      312-371-9001
      mary@artistsandevents.com

      KIEFFER Photography & DJ Services
      Ensure memorable photographs and enlivening music from one trusted vendor.
      312-543-3501
      kiefferphotography@gmail.com
      kiefferphotography.com

      Mac Dralle
      New aged folk Americana - guitar & vocals.
      Contact: Mac Dralle
      847-732-0922
      dralleaxis@gmail.com
      macdralle.com

      Luxe Productions
      Premier event lighting, projection, photobooth & DJ services.
      Contact: Jamie Grossman
      312-898-1752
      jamie@luxeproductions.com
      luxeproductions.com

      Paris Swing
      Lively, elegant and fun swing band using 3 to 7 pieces for cocktails, dinner, and dancing.
      Contact: Eddie Harrison
      708-218-4208
      eddie@jumpstars.com
      parisswing.net

      Tamar Productions
      For over 35 years, Tamar Productions, Inc. has been producing sophisticated and cutting-edge events. A small selection of our services include: decor, corporate branding, portable photo booths, casino or lawn games, DJs/musicians, actors/greeters, Cirque performers, and more!
      Contact: Mackenzie Albertson
      773-880-1000
      mackenzie@tamarproductionsinc.com
      tamarproductionsinc.com

      True Sounds Entertainment
      We're an award-winning DJ company on a mission to provide the best Wedding DJ service. We have an attractive DJ setup, are committed to using the highest quality gear, always carry onsite backup gear and are continually improving and growing as a company.
      Contact: DJ Sammy
      708-913-3115
      DJ@TrueSoundsEntertainment.com
      truesoundsentertainment.com

      U.S. Poker & Casino
      Casino night parties are a great way to entertain your employees, attendees, and guests for a fun night out they'll be sure to remember.
      Contact: Jeff Durocher
      888-525-7183
      jdurocher@uspokerseries.com
      uspokercasinoparties.com

    • Transportation
    • Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.
      Classic and festive transportation for weddings, parties, and events with charismatic and professional guides.
      Contact: Walt Chadick
      773-648-5000
      chicagotrolley-charter@coachusa.com
      coachusa.com/chicagotrolley/

      Mid-America Charters
      Charter buses to transport your group safely and comfortably.
      Contact: Rob & Kara Bingham
      800-323-0312
      bus-charter.com

    Our Recommendations

    Chicago's First Lady Cruises has long-term relationships with these excellent vendors as added options for your special private party cruise aboard our fleet. You don’t need to use these specialists to enhance your Chicago dinner cruise or private corporate event; however, we are familiar with their work and can recommend their services.

    Make part of your private party cruise a Chicago architecture tour when you add the insight of a certified volunteer docent of the Chicago Architecture Center to your evening for an additional donation.

    Preferred Vendors

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    Private Events
    "Our group absolutely loved the cruise! The vessel was so pristinely clean and polished, it felt like we were on a very elegant cruise line.”
    - Corporate Charter Client



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