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.
91 Reviews for Hotel Baker
Recommended by 93% of couples
64 User photos
Donna · Married on 09/28/2019
Had an overall great experience with my daughters wedding on 9/28/19. From the responsiveness of Claire, whom we first worked with, to the attention to detail by Travis, who took over! The food was outstanding and the wait staff was awesome! Thanks for a beautiful wedding evening Hotel Baker!Sent on 10/03/2019
Hotel Baker's reply:Dear Donna — thank you very much for taking the time to provide a generous review. We truly appreciate your kind words. Sincere thanks, Team HB
Mary Frankenthal · Married on 09/27/2019
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.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruner · Married on 09/21/2019
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!Sent on 09/26/2019
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!
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.
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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.