Make it Memorable.
Celebrate your special occasion on Chicago’s most exclusive open-air venue—your own private Wendella boat. Take in skyline views as you cruise through the heart of the city on the Chicago River or out onto Lake Michigan. From a corporate outing to a cocktail party, a birthday to a private architecture tour, our event planners will help you customize your event to meet (and exceed) your expectations.
Two Unique Venues
We partner with several local restaurants and catering companies to provide you with the right menu for your event. You can also choose your own caterer, and we’ll help you coordinate.
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria is a family-owned company famous for deep dish pizza and staying true to the original Chicago-style pizza recipe. Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza history, each Lou Malnati’s pizza is handmade from scratch using the finest and freshest ingredients.
At Blackwood BBQ, we start with whole ingredients and prepare our provisions by hand. As a whole, we pride ourselves on going to great lengths to craft our food - sourcing meat from familiar farms, serving mac and cheese that takes four hours to make, using the finest spices, and so much more! Our knives cut meat and vegetables, never corners. We do it this way because we love it. We do it this way so that you will love it.
Harry Caray’s Catering & Events is pleased to provide full service catering for Wendella Special Event Charters. We will prepare a menu for your event that reflects the casual ease of a boat cruise, while maintaining the exceptional quality and beautiful presentation for which Harry Caray's is known.
Shaw's is proud to be an American Seafood iconic establishment whose 35 year reputation relies on quality ingredients prepared in a straight-forward style, with crisp, professional service. Our signature dishes include freshly shucked oysters, made to order inventive sushi, a fantastic selection of seasonal crab and signature Alaskan King Crab Legs. Check out Shaw's Chilled Raw Bar To Go for your next Wendella Event!
With over 25 years of service, Inspired Catering & Events (formerly Phil Stefani Signature Events) uses sustainable, local, and seasonal ingredients to provide the highest quality menu displays. As a woman owned and certified company, our experienced team is committed to delivering delicious food and creative results for you and your guests to enjoy.
Scratch bakery offering award winning fresh baked cupcakes, cheesecakes, cookies, cakes and goodies.
Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique bakes all cupcakes, cake pop and French macarons from scratch using only the highest quality, natural ingredients, such as European Cocoa, Nielsen Massey pure Madagascar Bourbon vanilla and real fruits. We also offer gluten free options.
Stan’s Chicago is serving up freshly made donuts and coffee of extraordinary flavors and textures. Try everything from glazed, old fashioned, cake, fritters, and our one of a kind pockets.