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Joe
9/30/17
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We couldn't be happier after the wedding was all said and done. We reserved the Anita Dee II for an evening charter for our wedding ceremony and reception. The staff did an amazing job turning over the boat after a large charter went on in the afternoon in time to have the boat cleaned and decorated for the wedding before guest arrived. Throughout the night and week, we received many complements from friends and family that our wedding was the best they have ever attended. Our attendance was around 150 which created a high energy and fun atmosphere all night between the two interior decks and top exposed deck. Special thanks to AMP DJ services and Smoke Daddy Catering and Colleen of Anita Dee on making this the most special night of our lives.
Natalie
9/6/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We are so glad we chose Anita Dee for our wedding on 7/1/17! We had originally booked Chicago's First Lady but switched to Anita Dee I (the smaller boat) about a year out. Their communication, flexibility, and attention to detail were far superior. Colleen, in particular, was just wonderful to work with! She was very accommodating, and we had complete confidence that everything would run smoothly. For our wedding, she was on the boat the entire time to coordinate, and the day was perfect. All of the Anita Dee staff were amazing. Our guests are still raving about how gorgeous and special our wedding was!
Alex
9/3/16
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We were blown away by the customer service of the Anita Dee staff. From Colleen responding so quickly to every email and providing us with whatever we needed to the First Mate clearing the downstairs for the Bride to walk through and updating us on every move the boat was making, everything went perfectly! The whole night was smooth sailing (literally and figuratively) and our guests were stunned by the views of the city. We are still receiving messages about how this wedding was the best wedding they've ever been to. My aunt says it ranked up there with her trip to the Grand Canyon, that's how incredible the views were. The price was one of the most reasonable we came across in Chicago and well worth every penny. We couldn't have picked a better weekend and better company to work with. Unlike so many other weddings where people say it was whirlwind and they can't remember what happened, this night is still fresh in our minds and will be for many years to come.
Anita Dee Yacht Charters responded with the following comments:
Thank you Alex for the amazing review and we are very grateful that you chose our venue for the Big day and Celebration. We all work very hard to insure that not only the Bride & Groom experience an unforgettable cruise but that each of your guests enjoy the same experience. If we hear our clients say, "this was the most amazing Wedding we've ever attended", then we've accomplished our goal! Best Wishes to an amazing marriage and life together! The Anita Dee Team
Brandi
6/27/15
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 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!
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
User4560848

Categories: Catering, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had a beautiful day after wedding cruise. Everyone at Anita Dee was very helpful and the event as amazing.
Kathy
6/22/13
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 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.
Lisa
7/16/16
Categories:
4.7
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.5
Professionalism: 4.5
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 4.5
We had a magical Saturday evening wedding on an amazing yacht with a beautiful sunset, gorgeous views of the city most haven't seen that way before, spectacular fireworks display and some of the best crew possible. The coordinator Colleen is absolutely fantastic and attentive, bartenders were fantastic. So many guests said this was the best wedding they had ever been to, and genuinely meant it! If you want to have an evening of fun that no one will ever forget or top, this is your venue! (We were on the Anita Dee II - the larger, 3 level yacht, which goes on the lake front, not the river).
User2654618

Categories: Venues
4.0
Quality of Service: 4.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 4.0
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 :)
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Venues
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:
Boat / Yacht, Marina
Describe the style of your venue
City, Eclectic, Glamorous
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, Bridal Suite, Event Planning, Event Rentals
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking
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 types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
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
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