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Hotel Baker

Saint Charles, IL View map Visit website
Rating 4.6 out of 5
116 reviews
$16k - $18k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

About

$16k - $18k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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.

  • Asian-owned
  • Woman-owned

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

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

116 Reviews

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Rated
4.6
out of 5.0
Recommended by 92% of couples
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  • Chris
    Chris P. Married on 05/07/2022
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    Charming, unique, stunning, and a great wedding package to boot!

    We were absolutely blown away by our wedding event at the Hotel Baker! We had our ceremony in the gorgeous Waterfront Patio and our dinner/dancing in the Waterfront Room, and we, along with our 85 guests, are still buzzing with excitement and reminiscing about the sheer perfection of the whole evening. One of my favorite things I heard from a guest was, “this really felt like a destination wedding!” People even said they felt as if they were in Italy or France.

    We fell in love with the venue right away. We were charmed by the hotel’s boutique feel, and were stunned by the Waterfront Room and Patio right on the Fox River. We booked the venue a little more than a year ago and were pleased to find the Hotel Baker staff to be incredibly professional, responsive, and accommodating. Their food is top notch, their wait and kitchen staff was very organized and efficient, and many guests commented that this was the best food they ever had at a wedding. In my opinion, their filet mignon rivals some of the very best in the Chicagoland area. In addition, their food tasting event is a class act. They invite a variety of vendors to the event, from photographers and videographers, to the cake vendors that were included in their wedding package. We ordered a cake from Deerfield’s Bakery that was as tasty as it was beautiful, and it was all coordinated seamlessly by the hotel; all we had to do was try the cakes at the bakery in Buffalo Grove and select our favorite flavors and designs. The cake was then delivered to the hotel staff who displayed it, cut it, and served it on the big day.

    Throughout the process we worked with Kelly, one of the hotel’s Sales Managers. She guided us through the process of designing our wedding timeline, helped us coordinate with vendors, and made sure everything was perfect for the event. She was very quick with email responses, was always willing to meet with us in person or over the phone, and also worked very well with our day-of coordinator. She was very accommodating of our family wedding traditions and helped coordinate with the bar staff to make our specialty cocktail a huge success.

    The Hotel Baker is charming, unique, and stunning, and their wedding package is incredibly convenient with its inclusion of a dedicated coordinator, food, beverage, wait/bar staff, wedding cake, hotel block, and ceremony space. We cannot recommend this venue enough!

    Hotel Baker's reply:

    Dear Chris & Jeff — thank you for taking the time to provide a generous rating and feedback of your wedding planning experience with Hotel Baker. We truly appreciate your feedback. Though we totally agree with your comment regarding the filet, everyone must really taste to see what you’re talking about. We are a little biased. The food we serve is definitely NOT the typical banquet food that is served in many places.

    Your day was exceptional - from morning ‘til night - it was a perfect day. We wish we can redo the entire celebration because the staff enjoyed every moment as well.

    Best wishes to you — we hope you’ll come and visit when time permits. Stay well!

    Sincerely — Team HB ❤️
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    Yvonne R. Married on 10/24/2021
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    Outstanding! Everything was perfect!!

    Beautiful venue with professional and attentive staff. Outdoor area gorgeous, perfect for cake and cocktails. My guests enjoyed being inside the hotel and on the patio. Food was amazing!!
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    Julie P. Married on 10/23/2021
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    Our intimate wedding in a perfect venue

    We looked at a few others and decided upon Hotel Baker for so many reasons. The Staff was professional to work with in planning the wedding. We had a taste of the food during a wedding tasting event and every one of our guests raved about the exceptional food and excellent banquet staff. Everyone, from the Front Desk staff to the servers were friendly and welcoming. Most of all, the venue was beautiful and spectacular. We had our dream wedding and we highly recommend Hotel Baker to all.

    Hotel Baker's reply:

    Hi Julie! Thank you for sharing your experience. We truly appreciate the time you’ve taken to provide a rating and review. Thank you for the shout out to our Chef and his creative staff — as well as the banquet team’s superb service. With the many challenges during the past year or so, the front desk personnel will be happy to hear of your feedback. Best wishes and congratulations! —The Hotel Baker Team

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

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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!!!

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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!

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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
6305842100
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