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Reception
$500 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$21 per person
Reception
$250 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$21 per person
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On WeddingWire since 2009

The Hotel Baker is a wedding venue located in St. Charles, Illinois. Built in 1928 by the millionaire Edward J. Baker, the hotel boasts 55 rooms and cost more than a million dollars to complete. In the course of its long and storied history, the venue has played host to a number of illustrious guests. John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, Louis Armstrong, and many more have all been welcomed in their time. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the venue is delighted to greet a new generation of guests. They hope that you will consider making them a part of your own magical wedding story.

Facilities and Capacity

The Hotel Baker is delighted to host ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. The venue’s facilities can accommodate small gatherings of 10 and grand occasions involving up to 300 guests. You are invited to make use of any of the indoor and outdoor event spaces that the hotel has to offer. The Rainbow Room’s sumptuous blend of 1920s decadence and modern comfort is a wonder to behold. This oval-shaped room features a lovely tiled dance floor, columns of deep mahogany, and a balcony that spans the circumference of the room. The ceiling is ornamented with a beautiful round skylight. In the Waterfront Ballroom, graceful chandeliers drop their light in honeyed beads upon the marble flooring and wait to welcome cozy celebrations. Outside, the Rose Garden is a Wonderland of neat hedges and radiant colors. Here, you can hear the soft crunch of gravel as you stroll arm-in-arm with the person you love. Later, enjoy a quiet moment together as you look out at the lapping waters of the Fox River.

Services Offered

The Hotel Baker’s team of wedding consultants are available to help you plan your wedding. The venue’s range of wedding and reception packages offers a generous selection of delicious dining options. The Traditional Wedding Package includes a custom-designed wedding cake, champagne toasts, a European coffee bar, and a four-hour bar. The venue’s dedicated staff will see to it that everything is in order on your special day.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$250

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?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$21

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Garden
Historic Building
Hotel
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Drapery

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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4.7 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
130 Reviews
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Jack Sent on 01/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Guests at wedding at Hotel Baker

We were guests at a wedding at the Hotel Baker and everything about the hotel and the event was an amazing experience
Katherine
Katherine K. Sent on 11/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hotel Baker

To make a long review short: Hotel Baker is an excellent venue, full of class & charm - from its beautiful architecture & stunning grounds, to the staff, service, & delicious food. At every step, care is taken to provide the best possible experience for its guests & patrons, & we can provide no higher recommendation for a place to host your event.

To those that still need a bit more convincing, please read on about our wedding experience with Hotel Baker. Hopefully it'll give you the confidence you’re looking for to choose them, or further validate your decision if you’ve already chosen!

Hotel Baker stood out to us particularly because we were looking for a space with a lot of character. We wanted a classy atmosphere & charm of its own. The Rainbow Room & the glass-block dancefloor look amazing in pictures & even better in person, & immediately drew us to Hotel Baker. That, & we were looking for an ‘all-in-one’ venue - where we could have the ceremony & reception in the same space, & stay overnight there too. Hotel Baker checked all of our boxes!

If you have the opportunity before your event, definitely try & make it to one of the wedding showcase events that HB regularly puts on. You’ll have the opportunity to meet preferred vendors, try food, & get to know what the hotel looks like & the amenities it offers. There is, of course, a formal tasting as part of your booking, but the showcase will also give you a further selection of their available appetizers in addition to samples from bakeries that offer cakes for HB’s events.

Speaking of, the wedding packages offered by the hotel will give you enough to have a fully featured event - lacking for none of the basics - even with their base level package. There are upgrade options for most aspects of the event, but one we’d really recommend going for is a room upgrade to the Baker Suite. It’s gorgeous, spacious (enough for the bridal party to get ready in, morning-of), & well worth the cost.

On our wedding weekend, from the moment we walked in the door, Rowena Salas - the hotel owner - & the hotel staff made us feel prioritized & taken care of. We never felt like we needed to fight for attention or assistance, or that our requests were a burden. Everyone involved went above & beyond to make our wedding day everything we dreamed it would be. We also wanted to extend a special shout out to Tiffany & Molly. Molly especially stepped up & coordinated our event to ‘T’, despite being a relatively new staff member at Hotel Baker. She led us through our rehearsal on the day before the wedding, & was there for the event itself making sure that things went smoothly, & did it all with the foresight & attention to detail of a seasoned coordinator.

Our event went off with hardly a hiccup, & our guests are still raving about how good the food was, how beautiful the Rainbow Room was, & how great the service was. It was really evident to us that Hotel Baker cared about making our day special, & that care was directly felt by our guests, who all had just as amazing of a time as we did. We’re incredibly proud of how the day turned out, & Hotel Baker played a huge part in why we feel that way.

I could keep going on & on about all the little things that HB did to make our day special, but part of the charm & one of the reasons we’re so enamored with the hotel are all the tiny surprising ways they found to go above & beyond for us. Those are things that you’ll need to find out for yourself, & why you absolutely should book with them!

All photos attached to this review were taken by our photographer Lauren Angela Co.
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Peter K. Sent on 10/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

father of the bride

i was father of the bride and saw all aspects of everything and all hotel personnel, they were terrific at all times.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
TWA Photographic Artists TWA Photographic Artists Wedding Photographers

Looking to be transported to a different era for your wedding day? You won’t need to look any farther than St. Charles, Illinois, to find the Historic Hotel Baker. This architecturally and historically renowned location conjures up the glamour and decadence reminiscent of the 1920’s. It’s this kind of experience that will make you feel like you’ve left the suburbs. Offering a beautiful waterfront patio, a traditional English rose garden and a two-tier ballroom with a lit glass dance floor, Hotel Baker provides the perfect setting for an amazing event! Always top on our list!!!

Town & Country Gardens Town & Country Gardens Wedding Florists

There are not enough words to describe how beautiful and elegant Hotel Baker is! Lena & Casey are great Coordinators and their entire staff is wonderful and helpful!

Crestline Entertainment, Inc. Crestline Entertainment, Inc. Wedding DJs

We highly recommend this Historical Landmark Hotel on the banks of the beautiful Fox River. Impress your guests with elegance, sophistication, top-notch service,award-winning cusine. and a vintage 20's light up dance floor.

Preferred Vendors

Town & Country Gardens
4.9 out of 5 rating , 395 Reviews
· Wedding Florists
TWA Photographic Artists
4.7 out of 5 rating , 636 Reviews
· Wedding Photographers
Crestline Entertainment, Inc.
5.0 out of 5 rating , 136 Reviews
· Wedding DJs
Floral Wonders
4.9 out of 5 rating , 127 Reviews
· Wedding Florists
Something 2 Dance 2
5.0 out of 5 rating , 298 Reviews
· Wedding Planners
One Bridal Co.
4.9 out of 5 rating , 24 Reviews
· Wedding Hair & Makeup

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