Located in Oak Brook, Illinois, The Drake Oak Brook is a classic hotel venue that hosts weddings and other landmark occasions. The management of this historic locale invites couples that are seeking a majestic setting for their special celebration. Here, you and your wedding party can enjoy high-end surroundings and traditional service throughout your festivities.
Facilities and Capacity
In 1962, this exquisite hotel venue was constructed, a suburban sister development to the iconic Drake Hotel on Michigan Avenue. Extensive renovations preceded the April 2015 re-opening. Since then, this venue has continued to accommodate weddings and other celebrations in classic style. The maximum capacity for events held on the premises is 350 guests, with a minimum of 10 guests. With more than 22,000 square feet of flexible space and 14 event rooms, you will have an array of options for your ceremony and reception.
The Drake Oak Brook hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions as well as engagement parties and bridal showers. Your site fee includes planning, setup, and cleanup for your event, as well as the use of get-ready rooms, tables, chairs, parking, and event rentals. Upon request, your package can include overnight accommodations and the use of audio-visual equipment and rental items. This venue’s inventory includes a dance floor, furniture, linens, centerpieces, flatware, glassware, barware, and china. The staff considers the convenience and comfort of all guests to be important, so parking, valeting, shuttle service, and wheelchair-accessible features are available. Furthermore, the peak season of this venue stretches from April through December, giving you a multitude of options for your special celebration.
This hotel’s culinary team will work with you to create a menu befitting your important occasion. You may select hors d’oeuvres, buffets, plated dinners, stations, and desserts and avail of tastings prior to your wedding to ensure your complete satisfaction. Servers will be on hand to attend to you and your guests as bartenders pour your beverages. You will have flexible options for wines, spirits, and beers, along with a cash, limited, or open bar for your wedding celebration.
55 Reviews for The Drake Oak Brook
Recommended by 98% of couples
22 User photos
Steven L. · Married on 12/12/2020
Going Above and Beyond in 19 Days
When I called Michael Dubina, the Executive Events Manager at the Drake Oak Brook, with only 19 days left before our wedding, I did not think that our dream wedding would be possible. However, I was quickly proven wrong. From the moment I spoke with Michael, I knew that we would be taken care of. Michael went to extraordinary lengths to make sure it was our dream wedding. Everything from the decorations to the table placement was handled with the utmost care. Michael treated us as if we were family. This is something that every couple should expect when working with the family owned Drake. I truly cannot be any more appreciative and grateful for Michael and his staff. He was able to give us our dream wedding in a matter of 19 days. I cannot imagine what he is capable of putting together with a year of planning. Michael and the Drake will always have a special place in our hearts for all of their work. We cannot recommend it enoughSent on 12/16/2020
Victoria L. · Married on 07/03/2021
Awesome Wedding Venue!
The Drake made our wedding day spectacular! We started planning our wedding at the tail end of the pandemic with not much time to plan. 8 weeks to be exact! I never thought I would find the venue of my dreams and that it would come out flawlessly. Michael was a pleasure to work with. Kind, organized, and so professional. He and his team made sure that everything went smoothly! The Drake is gorgeous but it is truly Michael and the staff that make this place shine :-)Sent on 07/11/2021
The Drake Oak Brook's reply:Thank you Victoria L for taking the time to review us! We loved being a part of your special day and thank you for letting us and especially Michael and his team work his magic to make it memorable! Best Wishes!
Natalia · Married on 07/03/2021
Smooth & seamless planning. Great Execution.
I highly recommend the Drake Oak Brook. Planning a wedding for 250 guests in less than eight weeks is no easy task, but Michael Dubina and the fantastic team at the Drake Oak Brook made the whole process smooth and seamless. Here are some of the highlights of our experience.
1. Incredible Staff: Every person involved in the process was extremely attentive. Michael Dubina has a gift for planning and execution. He has a great eye for detail. The banquet captain, Niri, did an amazing job of keeping the staff on task and the wedding on schedule. He was readily available in case we had any questions or last minute requests. Finally, the servers provided quality service to our guests. They were there from start to finish. At the end of the night, they so kindly collected all the forgotten items and helped us get everything packed. Then less than 6 hours later, some returned to help with our brunch in the morning.
2. Great Food: A big kudos to the chefs. The food was DELICIOUS and left guests satisfied. Guests are still talking about the entrees and how they loved the late night snack of tacos.
3. Nice Location: 250 guests at 10 to a table fit very comfortably inside the Grand Ballroom. Access to the cocktail room and hotel bar gave a spacious feel to event. Parking was plentiful.
4. Decor: The chiavari chairs and chargers really took the decor to the next level.
Thank you to the wonderful people at the Drake Oak Brook. You really made my sister’s wedding a dream come true. Best wishes as you continue to make more dreams into realities.Sent on 07/19/2021
The Drake Oak Brook's reply:Thank you Natalia for taking the time to share such a wonderful post. Being a part of you and your sister's beautiful day is very special to us. We hope to create a lifetime of memories in one single day and so glad your experience is exactly what we hope for. Michael Dubina and the team work tirelessly to make each event special in its own way. We appreciate the wonderful remarks. Best of luck and many blessings!
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Executive Events Manager
With 20 years of event planning experience I have worked tirelessly to execute countless events and exceed couples’ dreams. I will work to ensure that we fulfill every specification and request that will make your wedding unique, personal and memorable for years to come for all who attend. I truly enjoy my job and like to make sure that you enjoy your experience with everyone involved in our expert events team. I look forward to getting you and your families more throughout the wedding process.
AMAZING location to host any event! The service and food is beyond fantastic! The ambiance and decor is the perfect backdrop for all occasions. We especially love the natural light of the terrace, combined with the stunning blown glass artwork in the Flower Room.....just lovely to photograph!