Best Ideas for Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties in Chicago

Now that bachelor and bachelorette parties have become socially accepted, they are an essential part of marriage ceremonies. While bachelor parties have been around for hundreds of years, bachelorette parties didn’t start happening until the 1960’s. Over time these events evolved from simple dinner parties into full-fledged celebrations. Boasting a slew of amenities, today these parties fuel a huge industry in America. Over 35% of tourists in Las Vegas are there to celebrate a bachelor or bachelorette party. This surprising figure showcases how massive the national demand is for these parties. 

Even though Las Vegas is a hub for multiple aspects of marriage, it’s far from the only city that’s hosting countless bachelor/bachelorette parties. Ranking fourth in the nation, Chicago has one of the biggest bachelor/bachelorette party industries in America. Given its long list of attractions, this trend is far from surprising. Visitors in Chicago enjoy access to everything from high-end nightclubs to Michelin star restaurants. While these venues are impressive, they fail to provide the freedom that’s enjoyed on private yachts. 

Faced with the many advantages, more bachelors and bachelorettes are choosing yachts for the final celebration before their wedding. At Adeline’s Sea Moose, bachelor and bachelorette parties are constantly being scheduled. Through years of experience, we have discovered exactly what it takes to create an epic bachelor and bachelorette party. To showcase what makes these parties unforgettable, we compiled this checklist. Use these industry-insider tips to create an epic farewell to being single!


Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Checklist

Tip #1: Pick A Fun Theme 

Unlike the wedding, bachelor/bachelorette parties are the perfect opportunity to deviate from formality. Break free from tradition by picking a wild theme for the décor and drinks. This can play off the soon-to-be bride/groom’s interests or highlight inside jokes. Don’t be afraid to push the envelope, since this decision will set the tone for the entire night. The more outlandish the better, so go all-out with your theme.

Adeline’s Sea Moose provides multiple customization options that make each party personal. Our yacht can be transformed to highlight the perfect theme for any guest. From the cocktail menu to the food, every aspect can be personalized for this special event. These customizations can be as extravagant as you want, so explore the possibilities by consulting our knowledgeable staff.

Tip #2: Don’t Skip Brunch

Brunches were made for allowing wild nights to continue into daytime, so don’t hesitate to incorporate them in your party. By scheduling a bachelorette brunch on our yacht, guests get to recant the highlights of their night in style. There’s nothing better than going over last night’s antics while sipping mimosas on the open water. 

We offer a wide variety of catering options and private chefs, so brunch can be tailored to accommodate the most refined palates. Waffle bars, omelets stations and fruit salad bars can all be set up in our elegant Galley Area. This diverse culinary selection is complemented by a white linen fine dining setup that creates a truly breathtaking impression. There’s no reason for the night to end abruptly, so regroup in the morning for the brunch of a lifetime!

Tip #3: Select a Unique Venue

When planning a bachelor/bachelorette party, versatility is key. These parties revolve around celebrating freedom, and incorporating private yachts into the itinerary embodies this mission. Our guests get direct access to a quick escape that’s nestled right next to downtown Chicago. This allows partygoers to explore everything the city has to offer without worrying about accommodations. There’s nothing worse than getting stuck at an overhyped venue, so choose the freedom of the open water!

Tip #4: Visit a Casino

When it comes to bachelor and bachelorette parties, one of our most requested options is the Casino Night and Lake Crossings specialty cruise. This all-day charter provides a welcome break from the usual venues that most tourists in Chicago get funneled into. After sailing from Burnham Harbor to Indiana, guests get dropped off at the Ameristar Casino. Their 56,000-square-foot game-floor boasts over 1,900 slot machines and 40 table games. After indulging in everything the casino has to offer, guests are chartered back to Chicago. Most companies don’t have access to this caliber of entertainment, so add this delightfully unique option to your itinerary!