Chicago River

Weddings that sail in Chicago

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If you are having trouble determining just the right location near the lakeshore for your wedding, perhaps charting a different course is in order.  With beautiful Lake Michigan at our doorstep, and the Chicago River running through the city, marina life is quite active and attractive for events in Chicago. 
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Along with the main ships at Navy Pier, there are several boats available for private events.  Here are several worth checking out that are available for weddings:

Entertainment Cruises
Odyssey – up to 200 guests
Spirit of Chicago – up to 200 guests
Mystic Blue – up to 145 guests
Located at Navy Pier

Kanan Cruise Ship
Up to 400 guests
Located at Navy Pier

Windy Tall Ship
Up to 150 guests
Located at Navy Pier

Red Witch Schooner
Up to 49 guests
Located at Navy Pier

Anita Dee I & II Yacht Charters
up to 149 and 400 guests respectively
Located at Navy Pier

Free Spirit Yacht
up to 120 guests
Located at Burnham Harbor

Valara VI Yacht
Up to 149 guests
Located at Burnham Harbor

Chicago Line Cruises
Ft. Dearborn – up to 200 guests
Innisfree – up to 90 guests
Located at North Pier Docs on Ogden Slip
behind River East Arts Center

Shoreline Charters
Celebration – up to 100 guests
Evening Star – up to 200 guests
Located on Ogden Slip in front of Navy Pier

Chicago’s First Lady
Up to 150 guests
Located at Riverside Gardens Dock
Michigan Avenue bridge at Wacker Drive

Then, there are private yacht clubs that are available for their members’ weddings:
Columbia Yacht Club
Belmont Yacht Club

Finally, if you are looking for an intimate locale to pop the question, many private charter companies also have smaller boats available that are perfect for that special romantic occasion. All aboard!