Recommended Vendors

Enhance Your Evening With These Recommended Vendors

Our 2018 season has come to a close, but our office is open year round! Contact us today to book your 2019 private charter. Our season opens March 30th.

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 boat party 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.

Get in touch to schedule your private event

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 interesting & memorable decor for your event. 
Contact: Kendell DeBoom
or: Jane McClenahan

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

Luxe Productions
Premier event lighting, projection, photobooth & DJ services.
Contact: Jamie Grossman 

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

Tamar Productions
For over 35 years, Tamar Productions, Inc. has been producing sophisticated and cutting edge events.

We strongly recommend you choose a DJ or band who has worked onboard our vessels previously. Their familiarity and reliability will help reduce the stress on your important day. If you choose a DJ/band who has not worked onboard before, we require they do a site visit in advance of your event. We strive for a perfect evening and ask all vendors to provide the highest standards and reliability.

Aloha Chicago
Greet your guests with leis, hula dancers, Polynesian fire dancers & more with Aloha Chicago.

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

DJ Dustin Harris
DJ for weddings, private parties and clubs.
Contact: DJ Dustin Harris

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

DJ Tess
DJ for private events.

Josh Holmes 
Guitar and Vocals. Watch the video to see Josh perform on Chicago's Classic Lady!
Contact: Mary Rothe

KIEFFER Photography & DJ Services
Ensure memorable photographs and enlivening music from one trusted vendor.

Mac Dralle
New aged folk Americana - guitar & vocals. 
Contact: Mac Dralle

Luxe Productions
Premier event lighting, projection, photobooth & DJ services.
Contact: Jamie Grossman

Paris Swing
Lively, elegant and fun swing band using 3 to 7 pieces for cocktails, dinner and dancing.
Contact: Eddie Harrison

Tamar Productions
For over 35 years, Tamar Productions, Inc. has been producing sophisticated and cutting edge events.

True Sounds Entertainment
We're an award winning DJ company on a mission to provide the best Wedding DJ service. We have one of the best looking DJ setups, are committed to using the best gear, always carry onsite backup gear and are continually improving and growing as a company.
Contact: DJ Sammy

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

Becky Brown Photography
A Chicago based wedding photographer who specializes in modern weddings. 

Dennis Lee Photography
A native Chicagoan with an eye for catching the moment that tells the story.

e3 Photography
e3 is a boutique photography studio with a global footprint specializing in shooting people, places + spaces.  We are high energy, super fun + capture great moments! 
Contact: Beth Hollander

Arrange a photobooth to let your guests take home a fun memento of your event.

Diallo Wilson
Chicago based photographer with a passion for capturing people in their purest form. 
Contact: Diallo Wilson

Fotio looks like a vintage camera and has a real time slideshow instead of print-outs.
Contact: Nick Harvey

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.

Jana Blue Photography
Intimate and minimalist style focusing on those subtle and mysterious elements that invoke feelings of magic and awe.

KIEFFER Photography & DJ Services
Beautiful photography that captures the unique moments of your cruise.

Luxe Productions
Premier event lighting, projection, photobooth & DJ services.
Contact: Jamie Grossman 

Nakai Photography
With personal attention, Kenny from Nakai photography captures your wedding day with creative, authentic and timelessly beautiful imagery

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 great discount if you book Photo and Video with us! 
Contact: Ty Acierto

Starbelly Studios
Chicago event, performance & theatre photography, head shots, and videography.
Contact: Timmy Samuel 

Ueda Photography
Fresh, discreet, photojournalistic coverage for your event.
Contact name: Romulo Ueda

Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.
Classic and festive transportation for weddings, parties and events with charismatic and professional guides.
Contact: Walt Chadick, Charter Sales Director

Mid-America Charters
Charter buses to transport your group safely and comfortably.
Contact: Rob & Kara Bingham

Ceremony Clergy

Rev. Dr. Christine Vogel

Rev. Daniel Harris

Wedding Coordinators

Backyard Soiree Weddings and Events
Serving the Midwest and beyond for 20+ years. We reverently promise a joyful journey to I Do and gladly guarantee your best day ever.
Contact: Kelly Delamater, Owner and Lead Planner, Designer

Crystal Williams
Day-of onsite wedding coordinator.

Wedding Cakes

Bittersweet Pastry Shop
Beautiful wedding cakes, as well as delicious sweet table options, with delivery available.
Contact: Nancy Drogosz
Office: 773-929-1131
Cell: 773-999-0303

Sweet Mandy B's
Delicious cakes, cupcakes & more available for pickup or delivery.