Hotel Baker

100 West Main Street, Saint Charles, IL 60174 Map · Phone number
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About Hotel Baker

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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A view of the venue
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Portrait on the stairs
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A lovely dance
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The couple with friends
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The bride with her party
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Time to celebrate
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Look of love
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A smile for the camera
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A picture of happiness
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Creative couple portrait
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Sweet moment together
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Couple sharing a kiss
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Bridal portrait
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Creative couple portrait
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Cake cutting
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Event designs
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Bride and groom seated together
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Outdoor view
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Happy newlyweds
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Look of love
Emily and Robert's Weddng Reception in the Rainbow Room (Michael Novo Photography)
Emily and Robert's Weddng Reception in the Rainbow Room (Michael Novo Photography)
Emily and Robet's Wedding Reception in the Rainbow Room (Michael Novo Photography)
Emily and Robet's Wedding Reception in the Rainbow Room (Michael Novo Photography)
Emily and Robert in the Rose Garden (Michael Novo Photography)
Emily and Robert in the Rose Garden (Michael Novo Photography)
Emily and Robert by the Gazebo (Michael Novo Photography)
Emily and Robert by the Gazebo (Michael Novo Photography)
Emily and Robert in the Vestibule of Hotel Baker (Michael Novo Photography)
Emily and Robert in the Vestibule of Hotel Baker (Michael Novo Photography)
Emily and Robert in the Writing Room of Hotel Baker (Michael Novo Photography)
Emily and Robert in the Writing Room of Hotel Baker (Michael Novo Photography)
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Emily and Robert's Wedding Reception in the Rainbow Room (
Emily and Robert cutting their wedding cake (Michael Novo Photography)
Emily and Robert cutting their wedding cake (Michael Novo Photography)
Emily and Robert tasting  their wedding cake (Michael Novo Photography)
Emily and Robert tasting their wedding cake (Michael Novo Photography)
Katie and Alan at Hotel Baker's Vestibule
Katie and Alan at Hotel Baker's Vestibule
The Rainbow Room ready for the wedding ceremony
The Rainbow Room ready for the wedding ceremony
Wedding Ceremony -  string musicians on the balcony of the Rainbow Room
Wedding Ceremony - string musicians on the balcony of the Rainbow Room
Wedding Ceremony in the Rainbow Room
Wedding Ceremony in the Rainbow Room
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Katie and Alan in the Rose Garden
Bridesmaids in the Rose Garden
Bridesmaids in the Rose Garden
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Bride with bridesmaids in the Rose Garden
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Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. The ceremony in the Rainbow Room. Photo by Alex Claney....
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. The ceremony in the Rainbow Room. Photo by Alex Claney....
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Summer Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
Beautiful Wedding at Hotel Baker. Photo by Alex Claney. www.HotelBaker.com
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McCarthy/Wahlberg Wedding at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois. Photo by Brian Babineau....
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McCarthy/Wahlberg Wedding at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois. Tender moment: Jenny and Evan....
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McCarthy/Wahlberg Wedding at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois. First dance in the Rainbow Room....
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McCarthy/Wahlberg Wedding at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois. The wedding cake by Chef Roby of...
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McCarthy/Wahlberg Wedding at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois. Dancing in the Rainbow Room....
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91 Reviews for Hotel Baker

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Mary Frankenthal · Married on 09/27/2019

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    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Effortless

    As mother of the bride I thought for sure I wasn’t going to be able to enjoy my daughters wedding day because I was the hostess. Nothing was further from the truth! As soon as those Rainbow Room doors opened and my husband and I were announced we enjoyed being guests at the best wedding we ever attended thanks to The Hotel Baker wedding planner Travis and the banquet staff. The day was perfection even though Mother Nature didn’t cooperate. If you are looking for easy elegance...a venue so classic and beautiful where you just show up and they do the rest! Have your wedding at The Hotel Baker. I can’t think of one complaint or disappointment.

    Sent on 10/10/2019

    Hotel Baker's reply:

    Mary - thank you very much for taking the time to provide a review. We truly appreciate your feedback. So glad to know that you had an enjoyable time as well. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
    All the best, Team HB
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    Mr. and Mrs. Bruner · Married on 09/21/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Stop your search, you’ve found the one.

    Stop your search here because you have found the venue you are looking for. You will not find a better quality of service, friendlier staff, or more attention to detail anywhere else!

    My husband and I had our wedding at the Hotel Baker and start to finish it was an incredible night made only possible by the Hotel Baker staff.

    Travis Richards and Mike Pegahi will both make you feel like you are the most important persons in the room. They are exceptional at planning and they will take care of EVERYTHING with a light heart and sense of humor.

    The food was delicious, served by the most professional wait staff, and the Chef accommodated our need for plant based meals.

    We will undoubtedly be back to the Hotel Baker and hope you will choose this venue for your party. You will be overjoyed you did!

    Sent on 09/26/2019

    Hotel Baker's reply:

    Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Bruner for your generous review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your wedding. We are thrilled you were pleased with everything. We look forward to seeing you again when you come and visit.

    All the best, Team HB

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Hotel Baker FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 250.00
  • 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?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • 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?
    $ 21.00
  • 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
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    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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  • 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.

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  • 100 West Main Street Saint Charles, IL, 60174 See on map
    6305842100 (Phone number)