So, you want to plan a corporate event in Chicago and don’t know where to begin. The most important decision you will make is where to host the event. Luckily for you, City Cruises has you covered offering more than just a venue but an experience like no other that will leave your guests with cherished memories for years to come with incredible architectural views of Chicago’s famous skyline and unmatched hospitality.

City Cruises offers all-inclusive packages, and entertainment customized to fit your needs, all with picturesque scenery from our climate-controlled interior and open-air outdoor decks. Whether it’s tours and experiences, client entertainment, or holidays, it’s better on the water!

Chicago River with boats and a bridge

Chicago is known for its unique and daring architecture and design with 100-year-old Art Deco, Gothic Towers, Neo-Classical design, and some of the tallest skyscrapers. Chicago is also home to two major waterways, the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, both with amazing views offering year-round beauty and enjoyment to all. The Chicago River is a system of canals and rivers with a combined length of 156 miles that runs through the city of Chicago and is a backbone to forest preserves, parks, industry, skyscrapers, and historic bridges full of character and beauty. Lake Michigan, sometimes known as the “third coast” of the United States due to its massive size, is the only Great Lake that is completely within the boundaries of the United States, making it the largest lake in the country at 307 miles long and 118 miles wide and boasts sparkling waters and breathtaking views.

Hosting a corporate event along the water to provide training, improve company culture, or foster a feeling of “unity” amongst the team under the open sky offers a chance to get away from the typical venue and experience the perfect setting for your gathering in the Windy City. Let’s explore why you should choose City Cruises as an ideal partner for hosting your corporate event in Chicago.


What Sets City Cruises Apart

Our impressive Chicago Fleet featuring the Spirit of Chicago, The Odyssey Lake Michigan, Odyssey Chicago River, the Spirit of Navy Pier, Chicago Elite, and Seadog stands out from the crowd with luxurious and unparalleled amenities to meet your needs no matter what size and budget demands. We can accommodate up to 749 passengers or tailor your event for a more intimate gathering. The one thing in common will be sweeping Chicago skyline views creating the perfect backdrop to your event. Our team of dedicated professionals can help you customize your event making any idea a reality for a successful get-together with flexible packages, comprehensive amenities, and customizable options to suit your party size. Our goal is to partner with you to create a successful corporate event that is a standout success.



Event Offerings

City Cruises can offer a variety of group and private events to accommodate your needs, each providing stunning architectural and city views. We offer the following:

  • Employee Outings: Looking for a unique way to boost morale and team spirit? Our cruises provide the perfect setting for employee outings, helping to foster better relationships and create lasting memories.
  • Client Entertainment: Impress your clients with an exclusive cruise down the Chicago River. It’s a fantastic opportunity to create deeper relationships in a relaxed setting.
  • Corporate Meetings: Break free from the monotony of office conference rooms. Host your meetings on our boats for a refreshing change of scenery and a boost in creativity.
  • Special Events: Product launches, company anniversaries, or award ceremonies – no matter the event, we provide a distinct and stylish venue.
  • Celebrate the holidays in style with our festive cruises. Enjoy the city’s skyline while feasting on our chef-prepared menus.

Extraordinary Amenities

Chicago City Cruises Spirit of Chicago boat with skyline in background
City Cruises provides a world where business meets pleasure and every event becomes a cherished memory. Along with our incredible venue, we offer chef-prepared menu options, a full bar service, and climate-controlled interiors for ultimate comfort. Our open-air outdoor decks allow guests to enjoy the fresh air and stunning Chicago views.

Do you need entertainment? We have that as well with a variety of onboard activities, live music, and options to keep your guests engaged and ensure a lively and fun-filled atmosphere.


Choosing City Cruises

City Cruises will tailor packages to your budget while still providing exceptional service for the ultimate guest experience, without compromising quality. Our reputation for outstanding hospitality from the planning stages to your event will ensure that everything runs smoothly. Your guests will leave feeling appreciated with an unforgettable experience of leaving the ballroom and boardroom behind while out on the calming waters. Take your event to the next level along the calming waters of Lake Michigan or the Chicago River and let the beauty of the architectural views of Chicago’s amazing skyline become your background. City Cruises is ready to make your next corporate event in Chicago a success. If you’re planning a holiday party, employee outing, teambuilding experience, entertaining clients, or a corporate event, contact City Cruises today by simply filling out this form to plan your next event and make it a success.