Known as the Windy City, Chicago is the third-largest city in the U.S. It is an impressive city noted for its spectacular modern architecture, wonderful food including deep dish pizza, museums galore, a great place for music and art, a haven for anyone who loves sports, and a city of romance. From intimate dinners to wonderful sunsets, Chicago is the perfect place for your Chicago wedding. And if you’re the bride, it’s the ultimate place to plan your bridal shower on the water.

As the bride-to-be, your special day before the wedding is all about celebrating you. According to Wedding Wire, “Traditionally, a bridal shower is an all-female celebration for the bride, her friends/bridesmaids, and close female relatives from both sides of the family, such as grandmothers, aunts, and cousins.” There is usually a meal involved, games, drinks, and sitting around for great conversation. The bride may even gather some important wedding and marriage tips before the big day.




Your Chicago Wedding Deserves a Bridal Shower on the Water

You have everything in place for that perfect wedding in the vibrant city of Chicago. So, make sure your bridal shower in Chicago is just as sweet by gathering with your besties and family on a City Cruises yacht venue. With everything going on for your wedding, you can be sure your bridal shower will come together without a hitch when you work with City Cruises and their Chicago Wedding Events team, where everything wedding and wedding-related come together.

When you plan your bridal shower on the water in Chicago, there are two options to choose from. You can pick to cruise on Lake Michigan with incredible views of the city’s iconic skyline, including Willis Tower and Navy Pier, or you can sail on the Chicago River where you will be up-close and personal with panoramic views of Chicago’s iconic architecture. Either one will take your breath away. It’s not just a cruise on the water, because City Cruises offers an experience with memories that will last a lifetime.


Bridal Shower Packages in Line with Your Style and Budget

group of women toasting on boatCity Cruises will help make your dream bridal shower on the water not only an event to remember, but it will fall in line with your vision and will match your budget. Whether you’re booking a section of tables on a yacht venue, a full deck, or a private charter, there’s a package option for all party sizes and budgets. Remember, there is an all-inclusive package for every bride-to-be. All you have to do is come aboard with your guests. With City Cruises, your bridal shower is not just any other wedding-related event, it’s an unforgettable adventure ready to set sail.

Everything will be taken care of when you choose one of our all-inclusive packages. That also includes the welcoming, kind, and helpful staff to ensure everything goes smoothly. Packages include two- or three-hour dining cruises; cash cocktail bar; plated, food station, or buffet menu; China, linens, glassware; service staff and bartenders; an in-office coordinator; and more.

We have creative chefs who will design a menu that speaks to the vision of your bridal shower. From the food to the drinks, City Cruises has you covered. Our chefs can even include special requests and prepare dishes for guests with dietary restrictions. Do you have a specialty cocktail in mind? We can help with that as well!


Cruise in Style with City Cruises Bridal Shower Yacht Venues in Chicago

chicagoYou can Explore Our Chicago City Fleet of venues to choose the yacht for your bridal shower on the water. Expert event managers, stewards, captains, and bartenders will be aboard to ensure smooth sailing for your special event. Our fleet has both climate-controlled interiors and open-air exterior decks. Also remember that customized décor, upgraded furniture, and entertainment options can easily be arranged to execute a specific event vision.

The largest of the fleet is the Odyssey Lake Michigan, a four-level dining vessel that features four outer decks and a rooftop observation deck. It’s sleek and contemporary style will bring elegance to your special bridal shower. Odyssey Chicago River is a single-level, glass-enclosed vessel that is climate-controlled. It cruises the Chicago River so you can take in the city’s landmark architecture up close and personal. The four-level Spirit of Chicago has three interior climate-controlled dining decks and two exterior observation decks. Lastly, the Spirit of Navy Pier is the newest four-level dining vessel in the fleet and has three interior dining decks and two exterior observation decks. No matter which vessel you choose, your bridal shower will be perfectly decorated for your special event. City Cruises’ team of experts can help with custom décor or even a themed bridal shower. The magic is in the details, and each of our venues offers an abundance of choices. Now all you have to do is choose one, which will probably be the most difficult part of planning your bridal shower.

And not to toot our own horn, but City Cruises Chicago has been selected as a 2024 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings. This accolade represents the top local wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples on The Knot, a digital wedding planning authority and one of the largest wedding Vendor Marketplaces in the US. This is the 5th year City Cruises Chicago has been named a winner of The Knot Best of Weddings awards.


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Book Your Chicago Bridal Shower on the Water with City Cruises!

Everything else is easy because our expert staff will help put it all together for you, allowing you to be stress-free come the day of your bridal shower. All you have to do is dress up and then show up for the special occasion. Then you and your guests will be ready for your special event like no other – an amazing pre-wedding party with breathtaking views and great food and drink. So, what are you waiting for? Book your bridal shower with City Cruises Chicago today! With loads of experience hosting events on the water, City Cruises is ready to help you plan a bridal shower that you will be reminiscing about for years to come. Simply contact City Cruises and fill out the form that tells us that you’re ready to plan your bridal shower and one of our event planners will contact you to get the fun started. We will see you soon!

FAQs – Chicago Bridal Shower Venue (2024 & 2025)

Why choose City Cruises for a bridal shower in Chicago?
City Cruises offers a unique and memorable bridal shower experience on the waters of Lake Michigan or the Chicago River. With breathtaking views of Chicago’s iconic skyline and architecture, it provides a perfect backdrop for celebrating this special occasion. City Cruises combines scenic beauty with exceptional service, making it an ideal choice for a bridal shower.

What options are available for bridal showers with City Cruises in Chicago?
City Cruises in Chicago offers a variety of options to fit different styles and budgets. Whether you prefer to cruise on Lake Michigan with its stunning skyline views or on the Chicago River for a closer look at the city’s architectural marvels, there are packages to accommodate all party sizes—from table bookings to full deck or private charter.

What do City Cruises bridal shower packages include?
Packages typically include two- or three-hour dining cruises with options for a cash cocktail bar, and a choice of plated, food station, or buffet menus. All packages come with China, linens, glassware, service staff, bartenders, and an in-office coordinator to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.

How can City Cruises help personalize a bridal shower in Chicago?
City Cruises offers customizable décor, upgraded furniture, and entertainment options to match your event vision. Whether you’re looking for a specific theme or custom decorations, the City Cruises team can help bring your ideas to life, ensuring your bridal shower is uniquely yours.

What types of yachts are available for a bridal shower with City Cruises in Chicago?
The fleet includes a variety of vessels, such as the elegant Odyssey Lake Michigan with its rooftop observation deck, the glass-enclosed, climate-controlled Odyssey Chicago River, the versatile Spirit of Chicago, and the newest addition, the Spirit of Navy Pier. Each offers a distinct experience, from climate-controlled interiors to open-air decks.