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Holiday Happenings

Celebrate the holiday season at the legendary Drake Hotel

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Gold Coast Ballroom

Take part in a timeless tradition in the opulent setting of the Gold Coast Ballroom with Thanksgiving at The Drake Hotel. Indulge in an array of plentiful entrée stations conceptualized by Executive Chef Herve including a salad, sushi, mashed potato bar, and charcuterie stations alongside fall favored fixings such as butternut squash bisque, roasted turkey, and pumpkin creme brulee. Available for the younger members of the family will be a children’s room complete with a craft station, caricaturist, face painter and balloon twister. 

Thursday, November 26th
​11AM – 5PM, with seatings every half hour
Adults 109++ | Children 30++

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Holiday Parties

Our exquisite venues with stunning lakeviews and enormous windows overlooking Michigan Avenue are the perfect place to host your holiday party. Choose from a variety of packages guaranteed to satisfy any palate this holiday season.


Packages

 

Reception Package I: $69 per person

  • Four passed hors d'oeuvres per guest
  • Vegetable crudites station or international cheese display
  • Two-hour deluxe premium bar package

Reception Package II: $89 per person

  • Four passed hors d'oeuvres per guest
  • Vegetable crudites station or international cheese display
  • Glazed ham or smoked turkey carving station
  • Holiday sweets table
  • Two-hour premium bar package

Reception Package III: $109 per person

  • Four passed hors d'oeuvres per guest
  • Two hors d'oeuvre stations
  • Deluxe coffee station Holiday sweets table
  • Three-hour deluxe brand bar package

Plated Dinner Package I: $119 per person

  • Four passed hors d'oeuvres per guest served during your cocktail hour
  • Three course dinner offering a fish or chicken entree
  • ​Artisan rolls and butter
  • Coffee served tableside
  • ​Two-hour deluxe brand bar package
  • Wine service at dinner

Plated Dinner Package II: $135 per person

  • Four passed hors d'oeuvres per guest served during your cocktail hour
  • Three course dinner offering a fish, chicken, or beef entree
  • Artisan rolls and butter
  • Coffee served tableside and a deluxe coffee station
  • Three-hour deluxe brand bar package
  • Wine service at dinner

Plated Dinner Package III: $149 per person

  • Four passed hors d'oeuvres per guest served during your cocktail hour
  • Holiday dinner buffet (including soup, salad, two entrees, accompaniments, and dessert)
  • Artisan rolls and butter
  • Coffee served tableside and a deluxe coffee station
  • Three-hour deluxe brand bar package
  • Wine service at dinner


Prices do not include tax or service charge.


Venues
 

Gold Coast Ballroom
The glamorous confidence of this ballroom embodies the essence of Chicago. Cream columns with hand-painted gold vines evoke the pure Italian Renaissance that transports celebrants to a place of grand elegance.
Reception: 900 | Capacity with round tables: 510

Grand Ballroom
Stunning wall sconces and eight dazzling crystal chandeliers illuminate the Georgian style of this luxurious room. Rich colors of red and blue create an alluring and cozy space for holiday parties.
Reception: 500 | Capacity with round tables: 360

French Room
A traditional choice, this room features opulent columns that suggest a Victorian style influence. Gorgeous lakeview windows allow the room to have an open atmosphere, while the quaint colors create an environment for grand style.
Reception: 350 | Capacity with round tables: 260

Club International
A classic reproduction of Haddon Hall, one of England's most noted medieval residence, the exclusiveness of this private dining room cloaks guests in a warm patina of oak and offers a grand, open-faced fireplace.
Reception: 250 | Capacity with round tables: 180

Palm Court
The uniqueness and beauty of this room centers around a gorgeous limestone fountain with a giant urn dating back 275 years.
Reception: 350 | Capacity with round tables: 270

Parkside and Venetian
These exquisite dining rooms showcase the best views Chicago has to offer. Enormous windows overlook Lake Michigan and the decor allows for personalization in lighting and fabrics.
Reception: 125 | Capacity with round tables: 100


Other banquet space available including Executive Lounge, Lakeshore boardroom, Drake Room, Astor Room, Erie Room, Huron Room, Michigan Room, Ontario Room, Superior Room, Tudor Room, Florentine Room, Georgian Room, and more. Please inquire with Catering Manager for more information.