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Private Events

Columbia Yacht Club is an incredibly unique place, and hosting an event aboard our Club Ship makes any special occasion extraordinary. The Club Ship provides views and spaces unlike any other available in Chicago. Our catering and culinary staff specializes in custom events and we pride ourselves in your delight.

Please note that a Member Sponsor or Host is required for all events

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Columbia Yacht Club provides a wide variety of options for catering. General Manager Nick Philp and the Galley Crew not only offer tantalizing menus, but also delight in creating custom events to suite your every want and need. Club members enjoy a significant price break and other amenities. If you are not a member, you must be sponsored by a member to gain access to the most unique venue in the city. Enjoy!


Columbia Yacht Club provides one of the most unique and captivating facilities in Chicago for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Club Ship Abegweit is a gorgeous 372' vessel at the foot of Randolph Street in the heart of downtown Chicago. With panoramic views of the skyline, museum campus, Lake Michigan, Navy Pier and more, your special day will be picture perfect aboard the Abby. The Galley Crew specialize in family-style and custom events. Our culinary and catering team truly enjoy making your event remarkable, and Columbia's event staff is second to none in friendly and professional service.


Columbia Yacht Club offers some of the best meeting and event spaces in Chicago. Whether you are looking for a intimate evening or a business meeting from small to large, our Club Ship is a truly unique venue. 

Corporate Events

Holding off-site corporate events can be vital to the productivity and morale of most companies. Columbia Yacht Club provides facilities and catering to suit all corporate event needs. The Club Ship has large event spaces, break-away meeting spaces, audio visual equipment, conference calling, free Wi-Fi, and much more. When companies need great catering, Columbia's staff has it covered. Whether you're working with themes, budgets, dietary needs, or special clients, we can customize a menu to satisfy everyone.