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Testimonials

Planners

"There is nothing more wonderful than hosting your client's wedding or even at the iconic Drake Hotel. The service, food and customer service are impeccable. Your client's guests will be wowed with a wonderful experience the moment they walk through the hotel doors."
- Ali Phillips, Engaging Events by Ali, Inc.

"In the 20 years I have been designing and planning weddings, The Drake Hotel is always one of the first venues I recommend.  Whether my clients want Old World Elegance, or Cutting Edge Excellence, The Drake always comes through to turn my ideas and concepts  into reality for my clientele.  Their level of service and attention to their client’s needs are second to none."  
- Frank J. Andonoplas, MBC, Frank Event Design

"I have had the pleasure of producing several successful weddings over the years at the Drake.  The Gold Coast Ballroom, The French Room, and Palm Court are fabulous spaces to host magnificent weddings.  The cuisine is always wonderful and John Moses & Bill McClusky are true, seasoned professionals.  Always eager to handle guests needs. Looking forward to collaborating on many more events together!"
- Hope Weis, Hope Weis Consulting

"I have been in the Event Planning Industry for over 32 years and during that time have done many weddings, corporate events and fundraisers at The Drake. The hotel is a classic in Chicago and an anchor on North Michigan Avenue, so easy to work in. The Drake's staff is always curious and accommodating no matter what the request is. I have recently have had the pleasure of working with Antoinette Cahill, who is a dynamo. She understands clients needs and goes way beyond the norm. I would not and do not hesitate to recommend The Drake to my clients. It has been my pleasure working there."
- Linda Alpert, affairs with linda

“Ann O’Riordan and her Catering staff are exemplary and have done an excellent job at maintaining a high level of service and expertise over the years which the Drake Hotel is legendary for.  As a Wedding Planner, it is imperative I have professional support and cooperation I can count on when entrusting my wedding clients to vendors. Ann’s team, most notably Antoinette Cahill and John Moses, are wonderful assets  and understand what it takes to provide top notch banquet service and how to create cutting edge food and beverage menus in keeping with current trends. They always go above and beyond to make me shine, and my clients extremely happy!”
- Lisa Zimbler, Lisa Zimbler Events, Ltd. 

 

Patrons

"You gave my daughter a wedding day she will long remember. It was absolutely amazing.Your attention to detail and the presentation of everything went far and beyond my imagination. Thank you doesn't seem to fit, but that is all I can say. I can say it over and over again though."

"...true Drake style..."

"The team at The Drake lives up to the hotel's superb reputation!"

"... thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping to create, as cliche as it sounds, our dream wedding..."

"There are no words to adequitely express our gratitude to you and all the staff at The Drake... we will be basking in the glow of those wonderful memories for a long time."

"I knew that The Drake would put together a memorable celebration, but did not realize how memorable, classy, timeless, joyous (I would go on) it would be!"

"... truly a fairy tale event and everything we could have hoped for..."

"He told us The Drake was the place for the quintessential Chicago wedding. He was right, it was perfect."

"...done to perfection..."

"The bride cried when she had to leave The Drake: it was her dream wedding come true!"

"I find it difficult to find the words that can express our gratitude to The Drake for their kindness, expertise, and energy that brought about this unforgettable experience.  As a result of our wonderful experience with our daughter's wedding, I have recommended to family and friends The Drake Hotel as the ideal venue for their weddings and other events.  We are pleased and proud to have worked with such a consummate professionals."

"I could go on and on about what an outstanding hotel The Drake is!! Thank you for your part in making our Wedding Weekend perfect!!"