The Drake Oak Brook

2301 York Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523 Map · Phone number · Visit website
55 Reviews
4.9 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $19k - $29k
Guest capacity 10 to 330
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About The Drake Oak Brook

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.

Services Offered

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.

Cuisine

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.

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55 Reviews for The Drake Oak Brook

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Victoria L. · Married on 07/03/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!
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    Natalia · Married on 07/03/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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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The Drake Oak Brook Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$18,503 - $28,878
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Accommodations
  • Cake
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Tastings
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

The Drake Oak Brook Price Rates

The Drake Oak Brook FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 1
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 2000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 19
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    330
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Hotel
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Cake
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    November

Team of The Drake Oak Brook

Michael  Dubina

Michael Dubina

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.

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  • TWA Photographic Artists Wedding Photographers

    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!

Map

  • 2301 York Road Oak Brook, IL, 60523 See on map
    630-592-8117 (Phone number)
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The Drake Oak Brook frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Drake Oak Brook?

The Drake Oak Brook includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Drake Oak Brook, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Drake Oak Brook includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At The Drake Oak Brook, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Drake Oak Brook includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of The Drake Oak Brook in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Drake Oak Brook for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Drake Oak Brook for wedding events?

The Drake Oak Brook offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Drake Oak Brook offer?

The Drake Oak Brook offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does The Drake Oak Brook offer for wedding events?

The Drake Oak Brook offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • Cake
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does The Drake Oak Brook have available for wedding events?

The Drake Oak Brook offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Drake Oak Brook and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Drake Oak Brook is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.