The Drake Hotel in Chicago offers one of the city’s most ornate and beautiful ballrooms. Along with the beauty of the hotel and Gold Coast Ballroom, the unparalleled service makes the Drake Hotel a perfect spot for a wedding.  This blog has a few tips on Drake Hotel wedding lighting to make your wedding even more beautiful.

Wedding Lighting at The Drake Hotel

The Gold Coast Ballroom is gorgeous but add a little lighting and some beautiful floral arrangements and it becomes out-of-this-world beautiful.

Drake Hotel Wedding Lighting Options


One of the more popular option for Drake Hotel wedding lighting is lighting the columns down the center of the room in a beautiful amber.  The amber uplighting mimics romantic candlelight and compliments the gold tones and intricate designs of the room perfectly.

Amber Wedding Uplighting

One of our brides described the room as a fairy tale.

“Thank you so much for the AMAZING work you did at our wedding!!!  Honestly, you made the room look like a fairy-tale, and you made people’s jaws drop !  From the pin-spotting, to the uplighting, to the stars that I wanted  so badly, you made the room look magical.  Thank you thank you thank you!!”  – Victoria and DJ 

Read the blog about Victoria and DJ’s Drake wedding.

Color Changing Uplighting

Another option for lighting at the Drake is color changing uplighting. You can always start with something more subtle like amber and as the wedding progresses you can change the colors to something more festive to match the mood of the party.

Shelly and Brian's Drake Hotel Wedding Lighting

The Drake Hotel Wedding Lighting

“Our MDM team suggested it (room color changing lights) to us during our consultation. We were impressed by its ability to change the atmosphere of the event, based on our suggestions.  It really helped us tailor our experience and make it our own.  Our color changing lights enabled us to change the lighting colors at the drop of a hat at any time during the ceremony and reception, in case we felt another color looked better or we just wanted to change it up,”  Shelly and Brian

Read the blog about Shelly and Brian’s Drake wedding.

 Pin Spot Lights

Another important element for lighting at a Drake Hotel wedding is pin spot lights for your centerpieces and/or cake table. Far too often we have seen gorgeous floral arrangements just fade into the background of a room. A small pin spotlight will ensure that your beautiful floral arrangements will be seen in its full grandeur.

Wedding Lighting at The Drake Hotel

Pin Spotting at the Drake Hotel, Stemline Creative

Wedding Cake at The Drake

Drake Wedding Photo by Colin Lyons

If you are looking for an outstanding floral designer for your wedding, we highly recommend Alex Jusino of Exquisite Designs!

For more information on Drake Hotel wedding lighting contact the wedding lighting experts at MDM Entertainment today at 773.253.4986.

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