Plan Your Dream Wedding

Imagine exchanging vows with Lake Michigan or the Chicago River as your something blue. Dance under the iconic Chicago skyline aboard our unique floating venue as you embark on your dream wedding experience. City Cruises provides all-inclusive options tailored to your budget and style with chef-prepared menus, full bar packages, and customizable entertainment. Create unforgettable moments that you and your guests will treasure.

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Begin your happily ever after with Chicago’s cityscape as your backdrop. Picture your romantic rooftop ceremony, offering unparalleled views of Willis Tower and Navy Pier, followed by a lively reception indoors where dining and dancing await in our stunning interior space. Our all-inclusive packages cater to every budget and style, ensuring we transform your vision into reality. Come aboard and tie the knot with City Cruises.


Turn your dream wedding into an unforgettable celebration with breathtaking on-the-water views of the Willis Tower, Navy Pier, and more from Lake Michigan or the Chicago River. Our vessels offer an all-inclusive experience perfect for a rehearsal dinner, engagement party, bridal shower, brunch, and vow renewal. Delight in exceptional hospitality, ensuring your wedding-related event is unforgettable. Let our dedicated team expertly handle the planning, leaving you free to come aboard, raise a toast to your love, and revel in the joy of your union.

A Space for Every Occasion 

The magic is in the details, and each of our venues offers an abundance of choices. Take a visual tour of our Chicago fleet, offering both indoor and outdoor spaces, which boast unparalleled panoramic views from every direction. Our climate-controlled interiors and open-air exterior decks rank among the largest and most luxurious in their class. Consider our spaces as a blank canvas to bring your wedding dreams to life. Whether you’re planning an intimate event or a grand affair, there’s something tailored for every couple.


Our venues provide all the amenities and furniture necessary for your event. City Cruises all-inclusive wedding packages include the below among other offerings.

  • Two or three-hour dining cruise
  • Complimentary tasting cruise
  • Champagne toast
  • Cash cocktail bar
  • Plated, food station, or buffet menu
  • Dessert or wedding cake
  • Live DJ Entertainment
  • China, linens, glassware
  • Service staff & bartenders
  • Complementary cake cutting
  • In-office coordinator
  • One-year anniversary dinner


Envision your biggest dreams and let us turn them into reality-that’s our promise. While our venue provides a comprehensive package, our complimentary event planners are here to collaborate with the finest wedding partners in the Chicago area for personalized upgrades or enhancements you desire. Take advantage of our exclusive curated list of extraordinary vendors for enhancements.
  • Ceremony officiant
  • Live ceremony music
  • Live entertainment
  • Bar & menu upgrades
  • Dance floor
  • Videographer
  • Customized florals
  • Photographer
  • Specialty linens
  • Photo booths & more!

Your Wedding is Better on the Water 

Our wedding guide provides images, inspirations, packages, and enhancements to create your perfect day. Ready to tie the knot with City Cruises? Provide your email address below and download our free wedding guide.


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“We had the wedding of our dreams aboard the Chicago Elite. Every part from start to finish was pristine. We had the loveliest on-site coordinator, Becca, who made sure the day-of ran smoothly so I could relax and enjoy every minute. The food was tremendous but the best part of all was dancing underneath Navy Pier's fireworks with my closest friends and family. It's a day we will never forget, and we owe it all to the team aboard the Chicago Elite. If you're looking for a wedding people will talk about for years to come, look no further!”


“We absolutely LOVED having our wedding on the water! The venue and views spoke for itself. The staff and food helped enhance the experience. Ashley, our day of coordinator, could not have been more helpful in making our vision come to life. I wish I could re-live my wedding day over and over again!”


“Emma & Alberto, Derek the DJ, the crew, and, of course, the venue, exceeded all of our expectations. Our guests were beyond delighted to be aboard and raved about the food (kudos to the Chef!). HUGE thanks for being organized and responsive to countless emails and ensuring all went smoothly.”


“Simple but significant. It was everything we wanted it to be and more to host this special day in our lives with our family. The scenery the city offers on a beautiful summer day in August was spectacular and after every bridge was a new photo-op. The food was outstanding ranging from the Mini shrimp cocktails to the beef wellingtons, and the short rib was delicious. the bar package and selection accommodated all the different tastes of our guests while they soaked in the ambiance the Windy City has to offer. Many of our family members are still talking about the overall experience. We cannot thank City Cruises enough.”

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can go on a wedding cruise in Chicago?

City Cruises Chicago offers five different boats and capacities to fit your needs. The Chicago Elite for up to 150 guests, and the Odyssey Chicago River can hold up to 200 guests. And if you need a larger boat, the Spirit of Navy Pier is ready for a 500-guest party, while the Spirit of Chicago has a 600-guest capacity. The larger option is the Odyssey Lake Michigan, a boat for 749 guests.  

Does City Cruises offer all-inclusive weddings in Chicago?

All-inclusive weddings are one of our top services, with catering, full bar options, entertainment options, decorations, and a friendly staff to help with your needs. Your wedding will be a custom-made experience, where you decide which add-ons and extra services fit your budget and needs.  

How much do yacht weddings cost in Chicago?

The cost depends largely on the size of your wedding, the services you want to include, and the type of vessel you choose. All you need is to fill out the form hereor call our team at 800-459-8105. You can always contact us to get full information and pricing for your needs. 

What types of wedding packages does City Cruises offer in Chicago?

From all-inclusive to minimalistic experiences, we offer all you need to have a great time while sightseeing and saying I do. Perhaps you don’t need a bar service and wish to offer a delightful dinner with simple decorations, no problem; we can build a tailored experience just for you.  

Does City Cruises Chicago offer a coordinator for the wedding cruise?

Your wedding coordinator will oversee making your vision come true while taking care of timing and helping with any issue that might arise. Contact us to find out which of our wedding packages includes a coordinator. 

What sights can be seen on a boat wedding in Chicago?

 On the Odyssey Chicago River, you will cruise through the Chicago River, getting an up-close view of the stunning architecture of the city. All other vessels sail on Lake Michigan with spectacular views of the Chicago skyline including the iconic Sears Tower and Navy Pier. 

Will there be photo opportunities on a Chicago yacht wedding?

While you sail on a boat, photo opportunities are everywhere, from catching the details indoors to capturing the views and the skyline of Chicago as your backdrop. Your wedding photos and guests’ photos are going to be breathtaking.  

Where do wedding cruises depart in Chicago?

Pier Locations: 
  • Odyssey Chicago River: 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Chicago, IL 60611 
  • Navy Pier: 600 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611 

Since Chicago cruises depart from multiple piers, you can find the exact pier location for your cruise in your confirmation email. 

Does City Cruises Chicago provide a wedding vendor list?

We offer all you need on board, but if you wish, you can bring your cake and decorations if you comply with our policies. Find everything about them by contacting us hereor call our team at 800-459-8105.