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
847-987-1711
kendell@thefestivefrog.com
or: Jane McClenahan
847-769-4335
jane@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

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

Tamar Productions
For over 35 years, Tamar Productions, Inc. has been producing sophisticated and cutting edge events.
773-880-1000

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.
847-910-2254
alohachicagoe@yahoo.com

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

Tamar Productions
For over 35 years, Tamar Productions, Inc. has been producing sophisticated and cutting edge events.
773-880-1000

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
708-913-3115
DJ@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

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

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

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
773-321-6463
beth@photographye3.com

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

Diallo Wilson
Chicago based photographer with a passion for capturing people in their purest form. 
Contact: Diallo Wilson
773-520-9573
wilsondiallo27@gmail.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

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

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

KIEFFER Photography & DJ Services
Beautiful photography that captures the unique moments of your cruise.
312-543-3501
kiefferphotography@gmail.com

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

Nakai Photography
With personal attention, Kenny from Nakai photography captures your wedding day with creative, authentic and timelessly beautiful imagery
312-298-9721
info@nakaiphotography.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 great discount if you book Photo and Video with us! 
Contact: Ty Acierto
773-562-9476
tyroneacierto@gmail.com

Starbelly Studios
Chicago event, performance & theatre photography, head shots, and videography.
Contact: Timmy Samuel 
773-551-0018

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

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
773-648-5000
chicagotrolley-charter@coachusa.com

Mid-America Charters
Charter buses to transport your group safely and comfortably.
Contact: Rob & Kara Bingham
1-800-323-0312

Ceremony Clergy

Rev. Dr. Christine Vogel
773-318-1983
cvogel.vogel@gmail.com

Rev. Daniel Harris
chicagomarriage@gmail.com

Wedding Coordinator

Crystal Williams
Day-of onsite wedding coordinator.
708-674-2458
crystalwilliams072@gmail.com

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
nancy@bittersweetpastry.com

Sweet Mandy B's
Delicious cakes, cupcakes & more available for pickup or delivery.
773-244-1174