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Odyssey Cruises

Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

Navy Pier , 600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL US 60611 (map)

PHONE

312-396-2226

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ABOUT US

Have an Odyssey Wedding.

The day of your dreams. Planned to perfection. From an exquisite wedding reception to an elegant bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, engagement party or... Read more
Have an Odyssey Wedding.

The day of your dreams. Planned to perfection. From an exquisite wedding reception to an elegant bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, engagement party or post-wedding brunch. Make unforgettable memories with up to 700 of your friends and family aboard the elegant Odyssey as you start your new life together. Enjoy distinctive cuisine prepared fresh onboard daily. Flowers. Champagne. Music. Dancing. Attentive service. Spectacular skyline views. And a talented wedding planner to help you create a completely customized event. Magnificent, truly.

Call 312.396.2226 or visit us at www.OdysseyWedding.com to learn about our brunch, lunch and dinner reception packages. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Their food are great. Staff are nice and helpful (thanks Ashley our wonderful wedding planner, Susan, our account manager, Tyler, our service manager and many others). After our wedding on May 18, 2014, our guests commented on how wonderful our wedding was and how they enjoyed every minute on the cruise. Given the guaranteed high quality of their professional service, it seemed to me the only variable key factor to a perfect wedding with Odyssey cruise is whether the weather is good since the ceremony will be held on the observation deck. We were very lucky to have a gorgeous wedding day with the most amazing Chicago skyline and breathtaking Michigan lake.
Their food are great. Staff are nice and helpful (thanks Ashley our wonderful wedding planner, Susan, our account manager, Read more...
Their food are great. Staff are nice and helpful (thanks Ashley our wonderful wedding planner, Susan, our account manager, Tyler, our service manager and many others). After our wedding on May 18, 2014, our guests commented on how wonderful our wedding was and how they enjoyed every minute on the cruise. Given the guaranteed high quality of their professional service, it seemed to me the only variable key factor to a perfect wedding with Odyssey cruise is whether the weather is good since the ceremony will be held on the observation deck. We were very lucky to have a gorgeous wedding day with the most amazing Chicago skyline and breathtaking Michigan lake. Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
12/28/2013
4.4/5.0
A wonderful experience and a truly memorable evening. Everyone loved it. I would highly recommend. My score reflects only the fact that there is no bargain, but everything was easy and I don't regret a dime spent.
A wonderful experience and a truly memorable evening. Everyone loved it. I would highly recommend. My score reflects only Read more...
A wonderful experience and a truly memorable evening. Everyone loved it. I would highly recommend. My score reflects only the fact that there is no bargain, but everything was easy and I don't regret a dime spent. Read less
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jackie
Wedding:
9/12/2010
3.6/5.0
Overall, the Odyssey was an excellent choice for our wedding ceremony and reception.

The sales associate I worked with, Ms. Tiffany Weinstein, was excellent from start to finish and very responsive and warm. If you are looking to check out Odyssey we would recommend that you work with Tiffany.

Overall, the service was acceptable, our deck beautifully decorated and the views terrific! The food was great and we recommend choosing a buffet style. We were lucky and the weather cooperated as well.

On the actual wedding day, there were a few problems which were minor.

The wedding party boarding, which was supposed to go smoothly (and quickly so we could start our ceremony on time), was halted because of some Odyssey team members on a power trip. The photography team on the boat insisted on taking pictures of our wedding party with the cheesy "Odyssey" life ring (even though we had our VERY EXPENSIVE PHOTOGRAPHER WITH US) and had to be asked to stop and then tried to explain why we should have the pictures taken after I explained that we DID NOT WANT their pictures. Private parties (with private boarding for a wedding ceremony) should have quick boarding and I did NOT want photos SOLD to my guests as they boarded the boat for my wedding. So cheesy.

The "day of" wedding coordinator was frequently missing from our deck and instead, other team members had to "sub in" for him--there was always a staff member nearby and our needs were met but I was lead to believe that he was the one who would be available to us which is why I did so much communicating with him in advance. He was nice to work with and the set-up of the deck was what we had discussed but I was disappointed that he was so difficult to find during the event.

Additionally, the bartender gave a few members of our wedding party (in their THIRTIES) an issue about showing ID to drink on board but did not consistently card other guests (we did not invite any underage guests except for two who were accompanied by their parents). Thankfully, this matter was handled quickly by the wedding coordinator (which we were grateful for) and smoothed over by an excellent waiter.

The DJ, despite being provided with an extensive list with a note to NOT TAKE REQUESTS and a do not play list, took requests and we had to ask him to stop so that he could get through OUR PLAYLIST requests on our somewhat short reception cruise. He also was asking about certain songs which were clearly marked on our request page. Even though the names were spelled phonetically on his information sheet he still had issues.

Overall all of these were small matters in the grand scheme of things but I found myself becoming very frustrated with these issues which should have never come up.
Overall, the Odyssey was an excellent choice for our wedding ceremony and reception.

The sales associate I worked Read more...
Overall, the Odyssey was an excellent choice for our wedding ceremony and reception.

The sales associate I worked with, Ms. Tiffany Weinstein, was excellent from start to finish and very responsive and warm. If you are looking to check out Odyssey we would recommend that you work with Tiffany.

Overall, the service was acceptable, our deck beautifully decorated and the views terrific! The food was great and we recommend choosing a buffet style. We were lucky and the weather cooperated as well.

On the actual wedding day, there were a few problems which were minor.

The wedding party boarding, which was supposed to go smoothly (and quickly so we could start our ceremony on time), was halted because of some Odyssey team members on a power trip. The photography team on the boat insisted on taking pictures of our wedding party with the cheesy "Odyssey" life ring (even though we had our VERY EXPENSIVE PHOTOGRAPHER WITH US) and had to be asked to stop and then tried to explain why we should have the pictures taken after I explained that we DID NOT WANT their pictures. Private parties (with private boarding for a wedding ceremony) should have quick boarding and I did NOT want photos SOLD to my guests as they boarded the boat for my wedding. So cheesy.

The "day of" wedding coordinator was frequently missing from our deck and instead, other team members had to "sub in" for him--there was always a staff member nearby and our needs were met but I was lead to believe that he was the one who would be available to us which is why I did so much communicating with him in advance. He was nice to work with and the set-up of the deck was what we had discussed but I was disappointed that he was so difficult to find during the event.

Additionally, the bartender gave a few members of our wedding party (in their THIRTIES) an issue about showing ID to drink on board but did not consistently card other guests (we did not invite any underage guests except for two who were accompanied by their parents). Thankfully, this matter was handled quickly by the wedding coordinator (which we were grateful for) and smoothed over by an excellent waiter.

The DJ, despite being provided with an extensive list with a note to NOT TAKE REQUESTS and a do not play list, took requests and we had to ask him to stop so that he could get through OUR PLAYLIST requests on our somewhat short reception cruise. He also was asking about certain songs which were clearly marked on our request page. Even though the names were spelled phonetically on his information sheet he still had issues.

Overall all of these were small matters in the grand scheme of things but I found myself becoming very frustrated with these issues which should have never come up. Read less
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Wedding:
7/4/2008
4.3/5.0
We wish we could do it all over again! Very professional and good service. My guests have told me it was the best wedding they've ever been too. I love the fact that we could go inside or outside. I'm so glad that it's the venue, catering, DJ and flowers all in one! It made things easier!

There are no refunds so make sure you have a final guest count. In fact, you could go a little under and pay for the remaining guest at the week of your reception because there are bound to be people who cancel the day before! That way you won't get flustered at them for doing this at the last minute or have to scramble to find someone to fill the spots.
We wish we could do it all over again! Very professional and good service. My guests have told me it was the best wedding Read more...
We wish we could do it all over again! Very professional and good service. My guests have told me it was the best wedding they've ever been too. I love the fact that we could go inside or outside. I'm so glad that it's the venue, catering, DJ and flowers all in one! It made things easier!

There are no refunds so make sure you have a final guest count. In fact, you could go a little under and pay for the remaining guest at the week of your reception because there are bound to be people who cancel the day before! That way you won't get flustered at them for doing this at the last minute or have to scramble to find someone to fill the spots. Read less
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