Semi large meeting social

French Room

The French Room has undergone many changes over the years, now our most intimate ballroom, The French Room was originally The French Restaurant.  

The French Room’s hand-crafted ceiling and hand-painted column molding complement the silk wall coverings, crystal-basket ceiling chandeliers, satin damask draperies and custom carpet. Situated directly next to The Gold Coast Ballroom, The French Room boasts the same stunning views of Lake Michigan and Oak Street Beach.

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Gold Coast Room

The glorious 6,838 square foot Gold Coast Ballroom at The Drake, a Hilton Hotel overlooks stunning Lake Michigan. At nearly the same size as Buckingham Palace's Ballroom, The Drake's Gold Coast Ballroom is fit for any regal occasion. The largest ballroom at The Drake can accommodate up to 900 guests.


Please speak with your Event Manager regarding specific event space and capacities with a dance floor.

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Grand Ballroom

The Grand Ballroom was originally built in the roaring twenties for The Charleston craze: the floor is literally equipped to put a spring in your step. The Grand Ballrooms luxuriously appointed 5,214 square foot interior is akin to walking into history—modernized.

The Grand Ballroom overlooks Walton Street and is outfitted for a live band and second story photography—a spacious setting for an intimate wedding.

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Camellia Room

Introducing the Camellia Room

Chicago’s Gold Coast hotel dining room overlooking The Magnificent Mile and the lakefront, formerly known as the Drake Bros.’ has been restyled and renamed the Camellia Room.  

Now available to reserve intimate to mid-size meetings and social catering events, the banquet space can accommodate up to 200 guests. Remodeled by Diane Rostenkowski, Designer with Concept Group Interiors, the Camellia Room takes inspiration from The Camellia House, which was the hotel's internationally renowned Supper Club, circa 1940 to 1977.  The refresh maintains the rooms’ historic architecture, while exuding a contemporary ambience.  Adorned with trellis patterned wallcovering, crystal beaded chandeliers and wall sconces, decorative marble tile floor, ornate window treatments with beaded valance and tie backs, and an elegant floral lattice patterned carpet with a color palette of deep blues and golds, the space is the ideal setting for successful meetings and special occasions. For further information, inquire with a catering sales associated at 312.932.4337 or drakesales@thedrakehotel.com.