Celebrate your future in the comfort of our past. The Drake Hotel is one of few extraordinary hotels in the world, renowned for its iconic wedding venues. Opened on New Years' Eve 1920, the urban resort overlooking Oak Street Beach, where the Magnificent Mile begins, orchestrated a soiree for 2,000 of Chicago's elite. Through the decades, The Drake has served Kings & Queens and real couples celebrating their engagement parties, bridal showers,wedding ceremonies and receptions, baby showers, and anniversaries. Whether planning a large-scale production with hundreds of guests, intimate nuptials with close friends and family or a mid-size wedding, The Drake is your destiny.