A Unique Corporate Event Venue in Chicago imageWhether planning a business luncheon for 50 or a client appreciation for 400, finding a corporate event venue that aligns with your objectives is essential.

In Chicago, yachts offer a distinctive setting and experience that will elevate your corporate event. Anita Dee Yacht Charters combines a unique ambiance with practical features to create unforgettable corporate gatherings. The versatility of hosting your event on an Anita Dee yacht makes it a corporate event venue that can meet the demands of your corporate occasion.

Key Takeaways

  • Host an unforgettable Chicago corporate event on a yacht with stunning city views from the Chicago River or the Great Lake Michigan.
  • Fully-equipped, luxurious yachts with state-of-the-art facilities, customizable catering and entertainment, and more.
  • Create your perfect corporate event for team building, client entertainment, corporate anniversaries, product launches and more.
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    Why Make Your Next Corporate Event Venue a Chicago Yacht?

    Known for its beauty, history, and bustling corporate commerce, Chicago is a sought-after location for corporate events. Hosting your corporate event in Chicago on a yacht charter offers a unique event space that lets your guests enjoy scenic views from the Chicago River or the Great Lake Michigan. Anita Dee Yacht Charters, with more than a million satisfied guests since 1973, offers a unique and extraordinary experience onboard its two private exclusive Chicago cruises, the Anita Dee I and the Anita Dee II.

    The Anita Dee I & Anita Dee II

    Chicago yacht charters Anita Dee I and Anita Dee II on the water against the skyline.The Anita Dee I and Anita Dee II are two truly stunning yachts that are regularly docked at Dusable Harbor on the Chicago River.

    Anita Dee I

    The Anita Dee I is a resplendent 90-foot yacht with two floors. This exquisite yacht can accommodate up to 127 passengers, ensuring an intimate yet expansive experience. The first-floor salon deck boasts a refined ambiance, featuring a bar, a spacious dance floor, a gourmet galley, and an array of seating options for unparalleled comfort. On the second-floor observation deck, your party can take in the sights of the water, the busy coastline, the Chicago skyline, and more. Depending on the time of day and season, there may even be a fireworks display!

    Anita Dee II

    Step aboard the grandeur of the Anita Dee II, our esteemed flagship yacht measuring a remarkable 140 feet and designed to host up to 400 guests. Embark on a multi-level odyssey, reveling in this magnificent vessel’s expansive space and opulent amenities. The salon deck on the first floor exudes sophistication with its elegant piano lounge and inviting bar. On the second-floor dining deck there is an additional bar, a spacious dance floor, and ample seating in the dining area. The observation deck offers panoramic views of the waterways, Chicago coastline, and Chicago skyline.

    Docking Locations

    The Anita Dee I and Anita Dee II yachts dock in various places, including downtown Chicago.  We regularly dock at Dusable Harbor, McCormick Place, the Sheraton Hotel, and River Roast. In addition, we can offer custom routes and other docking locations throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

    Planning Your Next Corporate Event on a Yacht

    When planning a corporate event on a yacht, it’s important to consider a venue that aligns with the event’s objectives. Both the atmosphere and activities can be curated to the event’s goals and the organization’s identity. Anita Dee Yacht Charters is at your service to design unforgettable Chicago experiences for your corporate events. With the top priority of making every detail of the event as close to perfection as possible, they offer exclusive private yacht charters with customizable dates and times for various types of cruises, ensuring a successful event.

    The Art of Choosing the Perfect Corporate Event Venue

    Choosing the perfect corporate event venue requires considering the following factors:

    • The size and accommodation capacity of the venue to fit the number of attendees
    • Seating, tables, and additional event equipment
    • Good acoustics to ensure sound carries well during presentations and speeches
    • Parking situation at the venue to maintain attendees’ positive experience

    Our Yachts Have All the Amenities of Other Corporate Event Venues

    Anita Dee Yacht Charters ensures nothing is overlooked, from the elegant decor to the exquisite cuisine, providing all the amenities of traditional corporate event venues on its luxurious yachts. Whether you want to host a formal corporate meeting or an informal team-building event, Anita Dee Yacht Charters offers two private, exclusive Chicago cruises with flexible charter times to cater to all your needs.

    Must-Have Amenities for Successful Events

    Successful corporate events require comprehensive event spaces to accommodate groups, including reception events. Corporate event planning involves considering the following aspects:

    • Full catering services that are flexible with dietary restrictions
    • Coat checks
    • On-site restrooms
    • Stages
    • Breakout rooms
    • Outdoor spaces that provide a comfortable and engaging experience to the attendees.

    Anita Dee Yacht Charters ensures these necessities are met and also provides an onboard event coordinator ready to assist charter clients with all the details for private boat charters, making it an ideal choice for your next event.

    Catering for Corporate Events

    Catering on Anita Dee Chicago yacht charter.Anita Dee Yacht Charters offers hand-selected Chicago catering options, ensuring outstanding service and a perfect event. Whether you’re looking for a casual buffet or a formal multi-course meal, we have catering options at the ready. Our vessels are equipped with a full-service galley, offering endless cuisine possibilities.

    For an additional fee, we can accommodate any licensed and insured caterer not listed. We want to help you make your corporate event your own, especially since your attendees will no doubt be excited and curious about what will be served!


    Jazzy band playing on Anita Dee yacht in Chicago.Entertainment is a crucial element of any event, and Anita Dee Yacht Charters ensures top-notch entertainment for your corporate event. Equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems, the yachts provide music throughout the vessel for a lively atmosphere.

    Additionally, our onboard coordinator can suggest live music acts. We can also organize with you to accommodate any insured entertainer not listed below for an additional fee.

    Photography and Videography

    Anita Dee Yacht under LaSalle Street bridgeCapture the memorable moments of your corporate event with Anita Dee’s carefully chosen preferred photography or videography companies. These professionals are familiar with the layouts of the yachts and their rooms and can set them up in advance to capture the best shots for your event.

    Of course, our team will also work with any licensed and insured photography or videography professionals you prefer as the client.

    Barrier-Free for Inclusive Corporate Events

    Working dog on Anita Dee Chicago yacht charter.Inclusivity is a vital factor when planning corporate events. Venues should be accessible to all attendees, including those with mobility challenges, ensuring everyone can participate.

    Anita Dee Yacht Charters dock and board at various locations on the Chicago coast; finding, parking, and boarding our charter yachts can be convenient and inclusive for all guests.


    Supplied Audio, Visual & Technical Equipment

    State-of-the-art sound systems equip Anita Dee yachts to provide music throughout the vessel, ensuring a lively atmosphere. Reliable WiFi and audiovisual equipment are fundamental components that serve as the backbone for successful presentations and connectivity during corporate events. So, be it an award ceremony or a product launch, the technical setup on the yachts has got you covered!

    Decor & Floral

    Pink roses and green foliage on the Anita Dee yacht charter in Chicago.Enhance the ambiance of your corporate event with elegant decor and floral arrangements. Anita Dee Yacht Charters works with talented hand-picked florists, offering the utmost level of service and satisfaction.

    From the elegant decor to the exquisite floral arrangements, every detail is taken care of to ensure a memorable private event in our private dining rooms.

    Types of Corporate Events to Host on a Yacht

    Yachts offer a unique and versatile venue for various types of corporate events, including corporate functions and business meetings. Some examples include:

    Anita Dee Yacht Charters offers a unique and luxurious venue for all types of corporate events, including private dining experiences. Let’s delve into the variety of corporate events you can host on a yacht.

    Corporate Client Entertainment on a Yacht

    Imagine hosting your clients aboard a luxurious yacht, cruising along the Chicago River or on the Great Michigan Lake, with the stunning city skyline as a backdrop. Anita Dee Yacht Charters can help you host a client entertainment event that is both unique and memorable, offering a luxurious venue that aligns with the event’s objectives.

    Convention or Tradeshow on a Yacht

    A convention or tradeshow on a yacht can be a refreshing change from the usual conference halls. Anita Dee Yacht Charters specializes in planning and hosting unique corporate events aboard luxury yachts. The Anita Dee I and Anita Dee II can accommodate a variety of event sizes, making them perfect for hosting conventions or tradeshows.

    Corporate Anniversary

    Celebrate your corporate milestones in style on a Chicago yacht. Anita Dee Yacht Charters offers a unique and customized venue for corporate anniversary parties. With the ability to accommodate up to 400 guests and a family-owned business ethos, they ensure a memorable celebration.

    Corporate Product Launch

    A product launch on a yacht is a surefire way to create buzz. Anita Dee Yacht Charters partners with clients to handle every aspect of the product launch, providing a unique and exciting venue that emphasizes the product being launched.

    The team at Anita Dee Yacht Charters is dedicated to providing each client with the best possible experience for their event.

    Corporate Networking

    Networking is a crucial element of corporate events, and a yacht provides a unique and interactive setting for it. Anita Dee Yacht Charters is known as Chicago’s premier private yacht company for corporate events and can accommodate networking events.

    The latest audio and visual technology fully equip the yachts, making them ideal for hosting corporate networking events.

    Award Recognition

    Recognize and celebrate your team’s achievements with an award ceremony aboard a yacht. With a vibrant city view as a backdrop, featuring iconic landmarks such as the Willis Tower and Navy Pier, an award ceremony on a yacht offers a unique and memorable experience.

    Team Building

    Team building activities on a yacht boost engagement and productivity and provide a unique and exciting experience. From sailboat racing to creative problem-solving and teamwork challenges, Anita Dee Yacht Charters offers a variety of team-building activities that can be tailored to improve team weaknesses and deepen understanding among team members.

    Corporate Holiday Parties

    Celebrate the festive season with your team on a yacht. Corporate holiday parties and birthday parties on a yacht offer a vibrant city view as a backdrop, and Anita Dee Yacht Charters provides a variety of dining options and entertainment for a memorable corporate party celebration.

    Breakfast Meeting

    Start your day with a breakfast meeting on a yacht. Anita Dee Yacht Charters offers the option to charter a private yacht for a breakfast meeting, creating a luxurious and unique experience. Our team can provide suggestions on menus and offer catering services with whom we regularly work. Conversely, we can work with any licensed and insured caterer not listed below for an additional fee.

    Make a Yacht Your Next Corporate Event Venue in Chicago

    Hosting a corporate event on a Chicago yacht is a unique and memorable way to engage your attendees. With various amenities, flexible scheduling, and the ability to host different events, a yacht can provide an extraordinary experience. Why not make your next corporate event unforgettable? Trust Anita Dee Yacht Charters to help impress your attendees with a luxurious and memorable experience.

    Our Chicago yacht charters are available all year-round! Call us at (312) 379-3191 or click here to book now!

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