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.
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.
97 Reviews for Hotel Baker
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Morgan M. · Married on 04/12/2021
I can't say enough good things about Hotel Baker!! Travis helped me throughout the whole process and everything went so smoothly the day of! He helped me put together the perfect day and I would recommend this venue to anyone!!Sent on 01/23/2020
Hotel Baker's reply:Dear Morgan,
Carol G. · Married on 10/10/2020
Hotel Baker St. Charles, IL undoubtedly the best!
Hotel Baker has it all. From our first meeting with Jessica, the sales and wedding coordinator, to her ability to execute the details the day of the wedding, she is there every step of the way. She is very responsive, knowledgeable, and professional. The gardens are beautiful and whether it’s the river, garden, patio, or indoors, there are many options and back drops for your ceremony. The staff is very accommodating, the food is wonderful, and was served hot! There was even a special touch for the bride and groom at the end of the night, when they returned to their room. All your guests will love all Hotel Baker has to offer. Perfect location!Sent on 10/16/2020
Hotel Baker's reply:Carol — a million thanks for taking the time to provide such a generous review regarding your Hotel Baker experience. We truly appreciate your ongoing love and support. Thank you for trusting us to execute the wedding in a short period of time during these challenging times. All the best!
Lindsay · Married on 10/03/2020
We had the best experience planning our wedding at Hotel Baker. Dani and Rowena were very helpful and accommodating, and made the planning of our event less stressful, given the obstacles that we faced moving forward with a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hotel Baker is a one-of-a-kind space. Our wedding felt like a fairytale.Sent on 10/14/2020
Hotel Baker's reply:LG - thank you for taking the time to provide a review. Your fairytale wedding was simply beautiful. It was such a pleasure working with you and AG — meeting your family and some of your friends, a bonus! Wishing you both a lifetime of joy and happiness. Stay well!
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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!!!
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!
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.