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Cape Cod

Celebrate New Year's Eve in the exquisite Cape Cod Room. Enjoy Executive Chef Herve's special prix-fixe menu featuring traditional holiday favorites and a toast to new beginnings.

New Year's Eve
December 31, 2015  5-10 p.m.
Prix Fixe Menu to include (1) toast of champagne
$125 per person

Please click the menu on the right for more details.

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Palm Court

Rejoice with a festive twist on traditional Afternoon Tea with Holiday Tea in the decorated Winter Wonderland and bring in the New Year with Chef's specialty menu and live entertainment that'll leave you on your feet all night long.

Holiday Tea

Continuing its longstanding tradition of afternoon tea, Palm Court will reinstate Holiday Tea from Friday, November 20, 2015 until Sunday, January 3, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The Drake's Palm Court will introduce festive holiday pastries, a harpist will play daily, and for "The 12 Days of Christmas" Carolers will serenade guests in the magnificently decorated winter wonderland. 

Adults: $45
Children: $22


New Year's Eve Black-Tie Affair

On December 31, 2015, celebrate Palm Court's New Year's Eve Black Tie Affair in Chicago's regal Drake Hotel. This event costs $195 per person including Chef's small plates and food stations with a bar package included. 

One seating at 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Please click the menu on the right for full details.

Eventbrite - New Year's Eve Black Tie Affair

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Holiday Parties

Our spectacular event venues and creative culinary masters are the reasons The Drake is the ideal setting to throw your party of the season. Choose from a variety of packages guaranteed to satisfy any palate this holiday.


Deck The Drake

‘Tis the Season to start planning your year-end holiday parties and new year business.  Take advantage of  our holiday savings by booking and holding your event by March 31, 2016.  

In consideration of the commitment and the guest attendance for ballroom events, The Drake will provide the following as special concessions based on availability:

  • Upgrade to Bangeline Linens
  • Upgrade to Chivari Chairs 
  • Complimentary Gold Coast Suite
  • Complimentary two (2) Junior Suite upgrades
  • Discounted guest room rates for attendees
  • Discounted valet parking for attendees
  • Earn HHonors Bonus Points as a member of the Hilton HHonors® Event Planner Bonus Program

In consideration of the commitment that Encore is the contracted in-house event technology provider, the following concession(s) will apply based on availability:

  • Complimentary steel gobo for reception or meeting (charges will apply for lighting fixture, truss, and set-up labor)
  • Automatic 35% discount on groups under 25 people
  • Complimentary lighting (10 color chargers) and background music for welcome receptions followed with meetings
  • Complimentary lighting (10 color chargers) for meetings or reception

Offer is not valid on pre-existing events and cannot be combined with any other offer and is subject to event space availability.  Based on availability for events booked and held by March 31, 2016.  A food and beverage minimum is required. Upgrades and complimentary accommodations for event planner is subject to the hotel availability. Special guestroom rates for event attendees are subject to availability.


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 glamor and sophistication of this ballroom is synonymous with Chicago's Gold Coast. 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.

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Chicago Scene New Year's Eve Party

Ring-in the New Year at The Drake Hotel with the Chicago Scene's 16th Annual New Year’s Eve Party. Join over 2,500 guests as they celebrate in-style througout four ballrooms and Chicago DJ’s spinning the latest tunes all night long. Voted ‘Best Chicago New Year’s Eve Party’ for 16 years, this event includes an incredible balloon drop, midnight champagne toast, premium top shelf spirits and drinks, with over 35 fully staffed bars, and Chef’s Selection of hors d'oeuvres and buffet.

For more details or to purchase tickets please visit the Chicago Scene website or call 312-587-3474.