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.
94 Reviews for Hotel Baker
Recommended by 93% of couples
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Morgan Messerle · Getting 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,
Heather Cantrell · Married on 02/22/2020
Hotel Baker was an amazing venue and even more amazing staff. They thought of everything. It was a beautiful night. Everyone in attendance thought it was magical. I wish we could do the night over again because we loved it so much. We cannot thank Rowena and all the other Hotel Baker staff from the front door men, front desk staff, wedding coordinator Dani, the event bartenders and waiters/waitresses enough. Best night of our lives!Sent on 03/05/2020
Hotel Baker's reply:Heather and Gage — best wishes always! Thank you for your generous review. We enjoyed witnessing all the love that surrounded you on 02.22.2020. Much success in your new adventure in CO. Looking forward to seeing you during your hometown visits! Stay well...
Kamila Rogala · Married on 02/20/2020
Truly Magical venue
We had our wedding and reception at the hotel baker on 2.20.2020 and it was magical! The venue is unique and beyond beautiful. The entire staff especially Daniella and the owner Rowena Made sure that everything was perfect that night. The food is delicious. Our day was perfect and we loved every minute of it❤️ Thank you Hotel Baker.Sent on 04/02/2020
Hotel Baker's reply:Kamila & Victor - thank you for your generous review of Hotel Baker. We thank you for choosing us and delighted to know you “loved every minute of it.” It was a perfect night and so beautiful. Best of everything to you and stay well. All the best, Team HB
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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.