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Anita Dee Yacht Charters

Chicago , IL

LOCATION

200 N. Breakwater Access, DuSable Harbor-Docked on the Chicago River at Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60601 US (map)

PHONE

312-379-3191

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Anita Dee Yacht Charters has specialized in customized, private, and exclusive wedding ceremonies and receptions for over 30 years for up to 400 guests aboard one of our two yacht... Read more
Anita Dee Yacht Charters has specialized in customized, private, and exclusive wedding ceremonies and receptions for over 30 years for up to 400 guests aboard one of our two yacht venues.

Enjoy the exclusivity of our New Private Docking Location which is perfect for amazing pictures prior to departure!

Imagine your special day aboard one of our unique and amazing venues with Chicago's breathtaking skyline as the backdrop. Anita Dee's sales and event coordination team will assist you in planning every detail of your dream event. Enjoy Vow Ceremonies at no additional charge, our private Bridal Suite and a complimentary champagne toast!

Our unique venues are also a perfect setting for other events such as bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, post wedding brunches and bachelor or bachelorette parties!

Call Marc today to begin discussing your Perfect Wedding Day at 312-379-3191

Email Marc at marc@anitadee.com to immediately receive information, pricing & pictures via email Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
5
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Boat / Yacht
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Nautical
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
5
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events

REVIEWS

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Brandi
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
I held my wedding reception on the Anita Dee II on June 27, 2015. My fiance and I looked at many different venues in both Michigan and in Chicago and could not be happier that we chose the Anita Dee II for our reception venue.

The Anita Dee Staff are wonderful. We first met the director of Marketing/Business Development back in September to discuss using the yacht as our wedding ceremony and reception venue. Marc was wonderful. He made sure that this venue would be perfect for what I wanted without pressuring me into a contract. I really liked this as many other venues tried to pressure me into signing a contract the day that I toured the venue. Marc held my date and made sure that I had time to make sure this was the perfect location for our venue. Marc was also very responsive to all of my questions and concerns. Marc provided me with a list of preferred vendors to use on the yacht and ALL of the recommendations were great. I liked that I did not have to use these vendors. However, almost all of my vendors were from the preferred vendor list provided by the Anita Dee II.

During my wedding planning process, I decided to just have my reception on the yacht and have my wedding in a nearby church as this was important to my family. The Anita Dee staff made this change very easy. As my wedding approached, I was contacted by my event coordinator from the yacht, Colleen. Colleen was AMAZING! She answered all of my questions and allowed me to the yacht numerous times prior to the wedding to go over the details of my wedding. On the day of the wedding she was right there making sure everything was perfect and did EVERYTHING that was asked of her. Whether it was for the yacht to change course or to assist me in the bridal suite, she was right there making sure things were perfect.

I would HIGHLY recommend the Anita Dee II for a wedding or any other type of event. The yacht is beautiful and the staff are great!
I held my wedding reception on the Anita Dee II on June 27, 2015. My fiance and I looked at many different venues in both Read more...
I held my wedding reception on the Anita Dee II on June 27, 2015. My fiance and I looked at many different venues in both Michigan and in Chicago and could not be happier that we chose the Anita Dee II for our reception venue.

The Anita Dee Staff are wonderful. We first met the director of Marketing/Business Development back in September to discuss using the yacht as our wedding ceremony and reception venue. Marc was wonderful. He made sure that this venue would be perfect for what I wanted without pressuring me into a contract. I really liked this as many other venues tried to pressure me into signing a contract the day that I toured the venue. Marc held my date and made sure that I had time to make sure this was the perfect location for our venue. Marc was also very responsive to all of my questions and concerns. Marc provided me with a list of preferred vendors to use on the yacht and ALL of the recommendations were great. I liked that I did not have to use these vendors. However, almost all of my vendors were from the preferred vendor list provided by the Anita Dee II.

During my wedding planning process, I decided to just have my reception on the yacht and have my wedding in a nearby church as this was important to my family. The Anita Dee staff made this change very easy. As my wedding approached, I was contacted by my event coordinator from the yacht, Colleen. Colleen was AMAZING! She answered all of my questions and allowed me to the yacht numerous times prior to the wedding to go over the details of my wedding. On the day of the wedding she was right there making sure everything was perfect and did EVERYTHING that was asked of her. Whether it was for the yacht to change course or to assist me in the bridal suite, she was right there making sure things were perfect.

I would HIGHLY recommend the Anita Dee II for a wedding or any other type of event. The yacht is beautiful and the staff are great! Read less
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Anita Dee Yacht Charters responded with the following comments:

Anita Dee Yacht Charters commented... posted 7/1/2015

Thank you so much Brandi & Spencer!
We pride ourselves in being fully invested in customizing every detail for every Wedding aboard our unique and amazing venue. We are very grateful that you chose us and we were able to be an important part of your BIG day! Our goal is to insure that the Wedding event aboard the yacht is magical and unforgettable! Colleen and I are very humbled to hear such and amazing review from you and thank you again for allowing us to participate in your Wedding!

Marc Barrile-COO & Director of Business Development & Marketing
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a beautiful day after wedding cruise. Everyone at Anita Dee was very helpful and the event as amazing.
We had a beautiful day after wedding cruise. Everyone at Anita Dee was very helpful and the event as amazing.
We had a beautiful day after wedding cruise. Everyone at Anita Dee was very helpful and the event as amazing. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Kathy
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
This was a unique and fun venue that our guests loved! My daughter's ceremony and reception were held on the Anita Dee II and we have had so many positive comments from everyone.
Working with Katherine and Colleen was wonderful and the staff were all very professional. We had a evening wedding and I was concerned because there was an afternoon wedding. However, the turnover was smooth. We were also very fortunate to have wonderful weather and Sat night fireworks which made the evening very special.
For a relaxing and unique summer wedding this is certainly a venue to consider.
This was a unique and fun venue that our guests loved! My daughter's ceremony and reception were held on the Anita Dee II Read more...
This was a unique and fun venue that our guests loved! My daughter's ceremony and reception were held on the Anita Dee II and we have had so many positive comments from everyone.
Working with Katherine and Colleen was wonderful and the staff were all very professional. We had a evening wedding and I was concerned because there was an afternoon wedding. However, the turnover was smooth. We were also very fortunate to have wonderful weather and Sat night fireworks which made the evening very special.
For a relaxing and unique summer wedding this is certainly a venue to consider. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
We really liked the idea of something unique for our wedding and the ceremony and reception aboard Anita Dee II was enjoyable for everyone!
I would say the only negative remarks are the coordinator could have done a better job of letting us and everyone know what was going on as some times there was lack of communication and the Captain had not practiced the ceremony so it was just read and not really rehearsed. That's probably our fault for not having a friend do the ceremony. It was always maybe in our best interest to have hired a day of wedding planner/coordinator, which we didn't and learned from. Also, there was another wedding earlier in the day so I was picking up a cigarette butt on the upper deck close to when I walked down the aisle.
Otherwise, the venue is a great choice if you are looking for a different option. The skyline views were incredible! I would definitely do my wedding again on the Anita Dee II :)
We really liked the idea of something unique for our wedding and the ceremony and reception aboard Anita Dee II was Read more...
We really liked the idea of something unique for our wedding and the ceremony and reception aboard Anita Dee II was enjoyable for everyone!
I would say the only negative remarks are the coordinator could have done a better job of letting us and everyone know what was going on as some times there was lack of communication and the Captain had not practiced the ceremony so it was just read and not really rehearsed. That's probably our fault for not having a friend do the ceremony. It was always maybe in our best interest to have hired a day of wedding planner/coordinator, which we didn't and learned from. Also, there was another wedding earlier in the day so I was picking up a cigarette butt on the upper deck close to when I walked down the aisle.
Otherwise, the venue is a great choice if you are looking for a different option. The skyline views were incredible! I would definitely do my wedding again on the Anita Dee II :) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

DEALS

50% Discount on 4th Hour
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Receive a 50% discount on the 4th hour of both the 4th hour yacht rental fee and the beverage and bar service for all guests!

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Receive a Free Final Hour!
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All Wedding events above 4 hours will receive a free final hour of both the hourly rental of the yacht venue and a free final hour of beverage and open bar service for all guests!

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Complimentary Vow Ceremony
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Promo Code: Wedding Wire   $3,000 Value
All vow ceremonies are offered and accommodated at no additional charge. Anita Dee provides a complimentary champagne toast for all wedding events!

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