The Drake Hotel 140 East Walton Place • Chicago • Illinois 60611

The Drake Hotel

140 East Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • This 1920 Beaux Arts beauty is a Chicago icon that's been named one of the Historic Hotels of America. An opulent landmark that's attracted a who's who from around the world, it continues to be the pinnacle of luxury for a dream wedding.
  • You'll find stunning design flourishes like hand-crafted ceilings, columns, and crystal chandeliers in the Grand Ballroom and other event spaces. Plus, the views of Lake Michigan and Oak Street Beach are fabulous.
  • Enjoy high tea at the Palm Court, first-class accommodations, and designer shops. And you're not the only one getting excellent service—your Very Important Pet is pampered with a goody bag, walks, and even a nanny if requested.


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Prices: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $200–280/person
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen
  • Wedding packages can include:

    • Hors d'oeuvres & four–five courses
    • Butler-passed white wine & sparkling water
    • Award-winning wedding cake
    • Drake selection of red & wine, platinum spirits, and imported & domestic beer
    • A personally tailored duet
    • Refreshing fruits, berries, and sauces
    • Silver samovar coffee
    • And more!


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 495 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 900 0
Reception Seated 500 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 495.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music



Year-round, daily, anytime.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Ballroom
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Hotel

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Lake


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