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Chicago Wedding Cruises

Say I Do on the Water

Imagine the Chicago skyline or riverfront as the backdrop to your special day. With spectacular views and unique venues, we’re here to bring your wedding dreams to life. 

Plan your ceremony or reception on any Hornblower boat and enjoy flexible options and elevated enhancements your guests will remember long after the last dance. 
 

4 unique venues
Custom packages
Iconic skyline views
Enhancements
Contact a Wedding Planner

Our Wedding Venues

Select a venue below

An Odyssey River Venue

Picture perfect inside and out. Our new glass-enclosed boat adds elegance to any celebration, plus our climate-controlled decks ensure you can celebrate on the water any time of year. 
 

200 guests
Upscale DJ
2-course plated meal

An Odyssey River Venue

Picture perfect inside and out. Our new glass-enclosed boat adds elegance to any celebration, plus our climate-controlled decks ensure you can celebrate on the water any time of year. 
 

200 guests
Upscale DJ
2-course plated meal
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All About Odyssey Chicago River

All About Odyssey Chicago River

Find directions, parking information, as well as more photos and virtual tours.

Ship Details

Wedding Packages Aboard Odyssey Chicago River

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All Receptions

  • Professional event coordinator
  • Two-course plated dinner with passed hors d'oeuvres
  • Professional DJ & dance floor
  • Table linens, napkins, votive candles, & orchid flowers at every table
  • Complimentary tasting cruise & anniversary cruise
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 New York Manhattan Elite Wedding Venue 11

Premier Receptions

Include all reception items plus:

  • Platinum open bar & champagne toast
  • Custom wedding cake
  • Photo favor
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Chicago Wedding Venue 6

Ceremony Packages

  • One-hour private dockside event with picture-perfect skyline views
  • Professional ceremony coordinator
  • Ceremony music
  • Sound system & microphone
  • Tech assistant
  • Ceremony chairs
Sample Menu for Odyssey Chicago River

Our freshly prepared passed hors d'oeuvres and two-course plated dinner menu are included in all reception packages. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions—just inform your wedding planner. Menu items subject to change.

Core Odyssey 2020 Dinner Plated

Our freshly prepared, three-course plated dinner menu is included in the base ticket price for all standard dinner cruises. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your server onboard. Menu items subject to change.

Choice of one

 

Caesar Salad
Buttermilk Caesar Dressing | Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese | Herb Croutons | Italian Parsley

Lobster Bisque
Rock Shrimp | Brioche Croutons | Scallions

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Bourbon Cocktail Sauce
Available for an additional price

Seafood Tower
Maine Lobster | Alaskan King Crab | Jumbo Shrimp | Bay Scallop Ceviche | Bourbon Cocktail Sauce | Parsley Aioli
Available for an additional price

2.5oz 1/2 Lobster Tail
Available for an additional price

Choice of one

Jumbo Forest Mushroom Ravioli
Spanish Red Lentils & Sage | Arugula | Shallots | Toasted Walnuts | Basil Pesto Oven

Roasted Frenched Chicken Breast with Rosemary & Thyme
Warm Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Scallions | Haricot Verts | Creamy Cremini Mushroom Sauce

Broiled Fresh Salmon Filet
Roasted Yukon Potatoes | Steamed Bok Choi | Micro Arugula & Pickled Sweet Ginger | Creamy Vegetable & Fresh Herb Sauce

Braised Beef Short Rib
Idaho Potato & Horseradish Mash | Baby Carrots | Pearl Onions & English Peas Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce

Pan-Seared Fresh Pacific Cod
Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce | Baby Spinach & Potato Mash | Steamed Rock Shrimp 

8 oz USDA Choice Filet Mignon
Potato & Horseradish Mash | Steamed Romanesco | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce
Available for an additional price

18 oz USDA Prime Striploin
Potatoes & Horseradish Mash | Steamed Romanesco | Café de Paris Butter
Available for an additional price

Two 5 oz Broiled Maine Lobster Tails 
Truffle Potatoes | Celery & Apple Slaw | Corn on the Cob | Drawn Butter
Available for an additional price

Choice of one

Eli's New York Style Cheesecake
Strawberry Compote

Triple Chocolate Mud Pie
Orange & Ginger Preserves | White Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Duo of Sorbet
Seasonal Sorbet | Fresh Cut Fruit

Freshly Cut Fruit & Fresh Strawberries
Madagascar Vanilla & Orange Custard | Fresh Mint  

Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Blackberry Sauce

Included In Your Ticket
Coffee | Hot Tea | Iced Tea | Water

Craft Cocktails, Beer & Wine
Available to purchase onboard

Chicago River Dinner Cruise Route

Chicago River Esplenade

Ships departing from this dock

Chicago River Esplanade, right in front of NBC Tower on the River (north side)

Address

455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr

Breathtaking Skyline Views

Space for you and 749 of your closest friends and family. Host your celebration or ceremony any time of year framed by Chicago’s iconic skyline.
 

749 guests
Upscale DJ
2-course plated meal

Breathtaking Skyline Views

Space for you and 749 of your closest friends and family. Host your celebration or ceremony any time of year framed by Chicago’s iconic skyline.
 

749 guests
Upscale DJ
2-course plated meal
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All About Odyssey Lake Michigan

All About Odyssey Lake Michigan

Find directions, parking information, as well as more photos and virtual tours.

Ship Details

Wedding Packages Aboard Odyssey Lake Michigan

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All Receptions

  • Professional event coordinator
  • Two-course plated dinner with passed hors d'oeuvres
  • Professional DJ & dance floor
  • Table linens, napkins, votive candles, & orchid flowers at every table
  • Complimentary tasting cruise & anniversary cruise
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 New York Manhattan Elite Wedding Venue 11

Premier Receptions

Include all reception items plus:

  • Platinum open bar & champagne toast
  • Custom wedding cake
  • Photo favor
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Chicago Wedding Venue 6

Ceremony Packages

  • One-hour private dockside event with picture-perfect skyline views
  • Professional ceremony coordinator
  • Ceremony music
  • Sound system & microphone
  • Tech assistant
  • Ceremony chairs
Sample Menu for Odyssey Lake Michigan

Our freshly prepared passed hors d'oeuvres and two-course plated dinner menu are included in all reception packages. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions—just inform your wedding planner. Menu items subject to change.

Core Odyssey 2020 Dinner Plated

Our freshly prepared, three-course plated dinner menu is included in the base ticket price for all standard dinner cruises. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your server onboard. Menu items subject to change.

Choice of one

 

Caesar Salad
Buttermilk Caesar Dressing | Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese | Herb Croutons | Italian Parsley

Lobster Bisque
Rock Shrimp | Brioche Croutons | Scallions

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Bourbon Cocktail Sauce
Available for an additional price

Seafood Tower
Maine Lobster | Alaskan King Crab | Jumbo Shrimp | Bay Scallop Ceviche | Bourbon Cocktail Sauce | Parsley Aioli
Available for an additional price

2.5oz 1/2 Lobster Tail
Available for an additional price

Choice of one

Jumbo Forest Mushroom Ravioli
Spanish Red Lentils & Sage | Arugula | Shallots | Toasted Walnuts | Basil Pesto Oven

Roasted Frenched Chicken Breast with Rosemary & Thyme
Warm Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Scallions | Haricot Verts | Creamy Cremini Mushroom Sauce

Broiled Fresh Salmon Filet
Roasted Yukon Potatoes | Steamed Bok Choi | Micro Arugula & Pickled Sweet Ginger | Creamy Vegetable & Fresh Herb Sauce

Braised Beef Short Rib
Idaho Potato & Horseradish Mash | Baby Carrots | Pearl Onions & English Peas Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce

Pan-Seared Fresh Pacific Cod
Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce | Baby Spinach & Potato Mash | Steamed Rock Shrimp 

8 oz USDA Choice Filet Mignon
Potato & Horseradish Mash | Steamed Romanesco | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce
Available for an additional price

18 oz USDA Prime Striploin
Potatoes & Horseradish Mash | Steamed Romanesco | Café de Paris Butter
Available for an additional price

Two 5 oz Broiled Maine Lobster Tails 
Truffle Potatoes | Celery & Apple Slaw | Corn on the Cob | Drawn Butter
Available for an additional price

Choice of one

Eli's New York Style Cheesecake
Strawberry Compote

Triple Chocolate Mud Pie
Orange & Ginger Preserves | White Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Duo of Sorbet
Seasonal Sorbet | Fresh Cut Fruit

Freshly Cut Fruit & Fresh Strawberries
Madagascar Vanilla & Orange Custard | Fresh Mint  

Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Blackberry Sauce

Included In Your Ticket
Coffee | Hot Tea | Iced Tea | Water

Craft Cocktails, Beer & Wine
Available to purchase onboard

Lake Michigan Dining Cruise Route

Navy Pier - Odyssey Lake Michigan

Address

Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Energy and Excitement on Lake Michigan

Cruise along the Chicago lakefront as you host your bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner, reception or more at a truly unique venue.
 

600 guests
Live DJ
Multi-course buffet

Energy and Excitement on Lake Michigan

Cruise along the Chicago lakefront as you host your bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner, reception or more at a truly unique venue.
 

600 guests
Live DJ
Multi-course buffet
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All About Spirit of Chicago

All About Spirit of Chicago

Find directions, parking information, as well as more photos and virtual tours.

Ship Details

Wedding Packages Aboard Spirit of Chicago

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All Receptions

  • Professional event coordinator
  • Two-course plated dinner with passed hors d'oeuvres
  • Professional DJ & dance floor
  • Table linens, napkins, & votive candles at every table
  • Complimentary tasting cruise & anniversary cruise
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 New York Manhattan Elite Wedding Venue 11

Premier Receptions

Include all reception items plus:

  • Platinum open bar & champagne toast
  • Custom wedding cake
  • Photo favor
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Chicago Wedding Venue 6

Ceremony Packages

  • One-hour private dockside event with picture-perfect skyline views
  • Professional ceremony coordinator
  • Ceremony music
  • Sound system & microphone
  • Tech assistant
  • Ceremony chairs
Sample Menu for Spirit of Chicago

Core Spirit 2020 Lunch Buffet (POST COVID)

Freshly prepared and seasonally inspired, our onboard buffet-style menu is the perfect sampling of flavors to satisfy all tastes. Our signature menu is included in the base ticket price for all standard dining cruises.

Caesar Salad
Romain Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Croutons

Bow Tie Pasta Salad 
Scallions | English Cucumbers | Roma Tomatoes | Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette

Roasted Broccoli Florets
Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes

Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
Green Chilies | Scallions | Fresh Cilantro

Mashed Potatoes
Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic

Oven Baked Flounder Filet
Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce

Baked Ziti Pasta
Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella | Cheese Spinach Sauce

Honey & Sesame Chicken
Scallions | Fresno Chilies

Italian Beef Meatballs
Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Italian Parsley

Spirit Seasonal Dessert Display 

Included in Your Ticket
Coffee | Hot Tea | Iced Tea

Craft Cocktails, Beer & Wine
Available to purchase onboard

Lake Michigan Dining Cruise Route

Navy Pier - Odyssey Lake Michigan

Address

Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Private, Sophisticated Celebrations

An innovative and accommodating wedding venue, Chicago Elite private yacht charters will impress your guests at every turn with elegant decor, custom menus, and standout service. 
 

150 guests
Light background music
Custom menus

Private, Sophisticated Celebrations

An innovative and accommodating wedding venue, Chicago Elite private yacht charters will impress your guests at every turn with elegant decor, custom menus, and standout service. 
 

150 guests
Light background music
Custom menus
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All About Chicago Elite

All About Chicago Elite

Find directions, parking information, as well as more photos and virtual tours.

Ship Details

Wedding Packages Aboard Chicago Elite

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All Receptions

  • Professional event coordinator
  • Two-course plated dinner with passed hors d'oeuvres
  • Professional DJ & dance floor
  • Table linens, napkins, votive candles, & orchid flowers at every table
  • Complimentary tasting cruise & anniversary cruise
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 New York Manhattan Elite Wedding Venue 11

Premier Receptions

Include all reception items plus:

  • Platinum open bar & champagne toast
  • Custom wedding cake
  • Photo favor
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Chicago Wedding Venue 6

Ceremony Packages

  • One-hour private dockside event with picture-perfect skyline views
  • Professional ceremony coordinator
  • Ceremony music
  • Sound system & microphone
  • Tech assistant
  • Ceremony chairs
Sample Menu for Chicago Elite

Chicago Elite Dinner Buffet

(Pre-select 1) 
All salads accompanied by fresh breads and butter

Caesar Salad 
Crisp Romaine Hearts | Homemade Focaccia Croutons | Caesar Dressing

Spinach Salad 
Baby Spinach | Bacon | Red Onions | Sautéed Mushrooms | Bacon Ranch Dressing

Chicago Chop 
Iceberg Lettuce | Roasted Chicken | Roma Tomatoes | Scallions | Avocado | Bacon | Oven-Baked Tortilla Strips | Whole Grain Honey Dijon Dressing

Carving Station

(Pre-select 1)

Garlic-Roasted Prime Rib 
Au Jus | Horseradish Cream

Black Peppercorn Encrusted Tenderloin 
Cabernet Demi-Glace | Horseradish Cream

Chicken

(Pre-select 1)

Chicken ala Vesuvio 
Boneless Breast | Fresh Lemon and Italian Herbs

Prosciutto Topped Chicken Breast 
Stuffed with Mozzarella and Basil | Tomato and Shallot White Wine Sauce

Salmon

(Pre-select 1)

Atlantic Salmon Filet 
Buerre Blanc

Cajun Crusted Salmon Fillet 
Tomato Etouffee

Pasta

(Pre-select 1)

Spinach Ravioli 
Julienne Vegetables | Pomodoro Sauce

Eggplant Parmesan 
Monterey Jack Cheese | Marinara Sauce

Seasonal Roasted Vegetables

(Pre-select 1)

Mediterranean Rice Pilaf

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Heirloom Potatoes

Assorted Cakes | Mini Pastries | Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Lake Michigan Dining Cruise Route

Navy Pier - Odyssey Lake Michigan

Address

Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Available Enhancements

Photo Packages

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Photo favors, photo booth with props, roaming photographer

Entertainment Enhancements

Odyssey Boston - Live DJ

Live band, rooftop DJ

Custom Décor

Chicago Wedding Venue 6

Custom florals, ice sculptures, and more

Bar Packages

Chicago Wedding Cruise 34

Juice & soda, beer & wine, premium and platinum packages, signature cocktails, outdoor bar

Menu Enhancements

Odyssey Dining 30

Passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty menus.

And Much More

Spirit of Chicago Wedding Venue 2

Party favors, flexible boarding and cruising times, transportation and more—just ask!

Wedding Related Events

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All Kinds of Events

We also host rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal luncheons, and bachelor & bachelorette parties

 

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Enhancements

Casino games, captain's hats, party favors, signature drinks and more

How It Works

Many guests hosting a wedding-related event (like a bachelor or bachelorette party) join us on one of our regularly scheduled dinner, lunch, or brunch cruises. If your party is cruising with fewer than 20 guests, you can always book directly online! If you're more than 20, please contact an event planner.

Contact a Wedding Planner

Real Weddings

Tara & Jim

June 6, 2015 | Odyssey Lake Michigan

"Our wedding on the Odyssey was perfect. The city skyline was the most gorgeous backdrop for our ceremony. The team took care of all the details and make our wedding day special and stress-free. I highly recommend the Odyssey as a fun and unique way to get married and celebrate with friend and family."

Photos by Millicent Wong Photography

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Meet Our Fleet

Find the perfect fit for your Chicago wedding experience with the nation’s largest dining and sightseeing cruise company.

Contact a Wedding Planner

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes to my reservation? +

For changes to your order, you must contact our customer service center at (888) 957-2634.

How do you accommodate for food allergies? +

Our vessels do not permit any outside food, however, for specific dietary requests, please call us to ensure we are able to accommodate your concerns.

While we do our best by trying to offer gluten and allergy free products as well as gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products.

How does the charter process work? +

Great question! Check out our "New to Event Planning" page for full details. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Is my boat wheelchair accessible? +

The majority of our fleet decks and restrooms are able to accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. We ask that for specific accessibility concerns you please call the local Hornblower number and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.

Will I have cell service onboard? +

Most cellular services are available on the water as we do not cruise beyond one mile off shore.

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Review

Excellent service. The food was good, great music. Excellent staff. My wife and I were celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary and she loved the attention she received from the staff. The roses were fresh and the table was laid out to her approval.

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brancheolatunde95
Location
Houston, TX
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