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Bridal Binge!

Bridal parties invited to Film and Fondue at Drake Hotel



    Bridal Binge!
    Calling all wedding parties: take a day off from bridal boot camp, grab your bridesmaids and head over to the Drake this Thursday.

    Even if you're not getting married, chances are you know someone in your circle of friends that is. If you are the lucky bride-to-be, then an event at the historic Drake Hotel this Thursday should be on your radar.

    Grab your bridesmaids, take a day off from bridal boot camp, and head over to the Film and Fondue event at 6 p.m. It all kicks off at the Palm Court with a fondue reception. A champagne toast at 7 p.m. kicks off the appropriately chosen film "My Best Friend’s Wedding," starring Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz.

    Continue licking your cheesy, chocolatey fingers while finding all the scenes in the movie that incorrectly depict our city (like Cameron Diaz exiting LSD to the Drake, yet she just passed McCormick Place). Laugh, but you may as well pay attention, because a trivia session for prizes follows the film. Like every great wedding reception, the evening must come to an end, but not with empty hands. Everyone in attendance will receive a special wedding gift – including all you dreamers out there.

    Tickets are $35 and include:

    • Unlimited cheese and chocolate fondue
    • Champagne Toast
    • Drink Specials at the bar
    • Trivia, prizes and a special "wedding gift"

    Visit to purchase tickets

    A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to to help Chicago classrooms in need.


    Rebecca Taras is a member of the NBC Chicago Street Team blog.