The Drake Hotel

Award winner, Rentals included, Valet parking

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Starting at $11,190 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $11k for 50 Guests
Starting at $11k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 500

Starting price

11K$ to start


Gold Coast Ballroom
Grand Ballroom
French Ballroom
Gold Coast Ballroom
Grand Ballroom
French Ballroom


Historic/Landmark Building
Ocean/Waterfront View
City/Skyline View
Award 2016


A lakeshore landmark on East Walton Place in Chicago, The Drake Hotel rises from the tree line streets of the city as a classic urban venue for a swanky wedding and reception. Steeped in early 19th century historical charm, the Hotel creatively merges the past with the present with upgraded furnishings and decor. Designed with three unique spaces to tie the knot and celebrate, this venue can easily accommodate a substantial or limited guest list. The largest space available within the Hotel, the Gold Coast Room, is comparable in size to the ballroom within the Buckingham Palace and features majestic views of Lake Michigan. An equally splendid space with a view of historic Walton Street, the Grand Ballroom features long reception tables and comfortable seating that frames an intimate ceremony space. For a sense of Chicago culture, select the French Room, which is beautifully covered in elegant wall molding that draws your eyes up to chandelier lighting. Regardless of which romantic space you choose, The Drake Hotel presents a style that is as timeless as your love.

Venue Notes

There is no rental fee for the reception but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all Saturday events. The venue allows for 8 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged. Please inquire with venue wedding coordinator for more details.

Amenities And Requirements


A private reception room for the cocktail hour
Award-winning wedding cake by CAKE
Bride's dressing area
Champagne toast
Coat check room
Cocktail & Wine service during cocktail hour and at dinner
Complimentary bridal suite
Dance floor
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Groom's dressing area
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Overnight accommodations available
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Upgraded chairs
Valet or public parking for a fee
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles


- Alcohol must be provided by venue- All food and beverage handled by venue- Amplified music OK indoors only- Catering provided by venue- Food & beverage minimum- Music must end by 2:00AM- No smoking- Venue must approve all decorations