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Royal Celebrations


The Drake, a Hilton Hotel in Chicago may seem like an unlikely place for a royal wedding celebration, but the hotel has some royal ties that most hotels — even in the UK — don't: Princess Diana stayed here in early June of 1996.


Royal Wedding Screening Party, Grand Ballroom

Saturday, May 19th 
Seating between 11:00am & 11:30am, prompt
VIP Package: $100 per adult or child
General Seating: $80 per adult or child

May 19th is quickly approaching and if you haven’t received your invitation to the royal wedding, fear not. The Drake, a Hilton Hotel will be hosting a swanky luncheon screening soiree to toast the royal duo complete with all the illustrious glamour and embellishments indicative of the royal family. The luncheon will feature coverage of the royal wedding festivities and for the first time, our culinary team will recreate the exact luncheon menu served to Princess Diana during her visit to the hotel in 1996.

Reservations are required due to the popularity of this event.

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Royal Wedding Reception Gala, Grand Ballroom

Saturday, May 19th 
Seating begins at 7:00pm

1st Tier Seating | $125*
2nd Tier Seating | $110*
3rd Tier Seating | $100* general admission

*inclusive of taxes and gratuities

This intimate royal wedding reception will celebrate the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  Guests of this wedding reception will be treated to a full musical set by Chicago’s very own “Queen” of Cabaret, Denise Tomasello and her 17 piece orchestra.  The reception celebration will feature an heir of sophistication with romantic lighting, floral embellishments and keen emphasis of royal novelty. Complements to the three-course meal include cash bar and photographer.

Reservations are required due to the popularity of this event.

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Mum’s Royal-Tea, Palm Court

May 1 – May 31
Daily, 12:00pm -4:30pm seating each one and one-half hour
Package: $49 per adult, $24 per child, exclusive of tax and gratuity

Raise your tea cup during the month of May in celebration of the royal wedding. This special daily afternoon tea service will include traditional royal favorites like coronation chicken, filet of beef with horseradish crème and classic cucumber sandwiches. An entire petit four tier will include the Queen Mum’s favorites including orange scented scones with citrus curd in honor of The Orangery at Kensington Place and homemade Jam Pennies.

View Royal-Tea Menu                       View Prince & Princess Children’s Tea Menu

Reservations can be made by contacting Mr. Jose Barragan | 312 932 4619


Aristocratic Films & Fondue, Palm Court

Mondays in May
Fondue Reception: 6:00pm -7:00pm
Screening Start Time: 7:00pm, sharp
Beginning at $25 per person *excluding tax and gratuities

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a hearty pot of molten chocolate each Monday during our pop-up May Aristocratic Film & Fondue series honoring the celebratory royal wedding month. Chocolate fondue will be served with dip delights like pound cake, buttery cookies, graham crackers, pretzel wands, marshmallows, strawberries, pineapples, bananas, and dehydrated apple rings.

Film enthusiasts can also snack upon the classic complement to any theatre experience – popcorn. Small batch gourmet popped corn selections will include churned butter, sharp cheddar, kettle and singed sugar.

All screenings will conclude with a cup of hot chocolate topped with a pinch of cayenne pepper.

Screening Schedule

The Other Boleyn Girl May 14 | Elizabeth–The Golden Age May 21 | Victoria and Abdul May 28

Reservations can be made by contacting Mr. Jose Barragan | 312 932 4619


Royal Cup Elixirs, Coq d'Or

May 1 -31, daily

Coq d’Or will pour on the royal charm with a specialty cocktail menu for the month of May inspired by the royal family’s individual preferences. Beverages available on the Royal Cocktail Menu* include:

  • Queen’s drink of choice which includes gin and dubonnet
  • Prince Phillip’s favorite English bitter
  • Prince Charles’s 50:50 Martini

*10% of the Royal Cocktail Menu proceeds during the month of May will be donated to Prince Harry's endorsed chairity, Invictus Games Foundation


Princess Diana Suite

Princess Diana stayed in the presidential suite, which was customized for her visit. Upgrades have been made throughout the years to maintain the integrity of the suite including photography of Princess Diana during her trip to Chicago.

Experience the Suite through Princess Diana’s Eyes.
Reservations by phone appointment only.  Contact Erica Holmes, Director of Front Office Operations 
By phone:  312 932-4650  |  By email: