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Price range: $9,600 - $12,200 Price range: $9,600 - $12,200
Couples usually spend $10,900 Couples usually spend $10,900
Reception
$600 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$26 per person
Reception
$300 starting price
Ceremony
$250 starting price
Bar service
$26 per person
These prices are available for the months of May through November. These prices are available for the months of January through March.

About

On WeddingWire since 2010

The Carleton Hotel of Oak Park is a boutique hotel wedding venue located in Oak Park, Illinois. The professional staff at this elegant venue are dedicated to bringing each couple’s wedding dreams to life. Featuring classic function rooms and luxurious accommodations, the hotel provides a beautiful backdrop for timeless nuptials. The historic property is located next to Mills Park and just 10 miles from downtown Chicago.

Facilities and Capacity

The Carleton Hotel of Oak Park offers more than 6,000 square feet of event space. They have function rooms suitable for weddings of all sizes, from intimate gatherings to grand galas. The venue’s largest event space, the Grand Ballroom, spans 2,500 square feet and can accommodate 150 guests. Decorated in an elegant style, this beautiful ballroom is sure to leave a lasting impression on all in attendance. Its 12-foot ceilings make the space feel even larger. The Foxboro Room is ideal for events of up to 60 guests and showcases a classic aesthetic. Couples can personalize the space, which features a warm color palette, to bring their vision to life. Those hosting smaller celebrations can use the Columbian or Barclay Rooms. The Columbian Room is inspired by the 1893 Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago. For a sophisticated wine cellar-themed backdrop, the Barclay Room is ideal.

Services Offered

The Carleton Hotel of Oak Park offers a wide range of services to suit your unique event. Each function room is equipped with necessities like a sound system for entertainment, as well as tables and chairs. The on-site wedding specialists are thrilled to guide you through the planning experience. From catering to accommodation, they can assist you in coordinating each detail. The culinary team creates custom banquet menus according to your personal tastes. Dining styles include buffet, cocktail-style, plated, and stations. To complete the experience, you and your guests can spend a night in the hotel’s comfortable guestrooms and suites. With plush bedding and modern amenities, your guests are sure to have a relaxing stay.

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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?

$600

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$300

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?

$250

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$26

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Hotel
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

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
Catering Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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Rich K. Sent on 10/20/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent service and food.

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Mary C. Sent on 11/30/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Venue!

The Carleton was an absolutely beautiful venue that also knew the local vendors we worked with. Not only were they gracious with our multiple covid-related reschedulings, they were able to seamlessly coordinate logistics with Sugar Fixe & Westgate Flowers, even our DJ team Remix entertainment who were from further out in the suburbs. They made the entire night seamless, free from concern, and accommodated all of our guests. The culinary team provided some of the best food any of our guests had at a wedding (real steak!). We'd also like to thank the bar tenders who nailed our wedding drink down to even the more obscure ingredients and made sure everyone enjoyed it. We highly recommend the hotel not only for its cute, vintage atmosphere & comfy rooms but also for the incredibly personable staff who were there to make our special day one of the easiest & happiest days.
Karith
Karith M. Sent on 11/17/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Ceremony

We needed to find a location for our wedding (ceremony only) last minute and The Carleton was able to step up and accommodate our needs. To say we were pleased with our experience is an understatement. The staff was absolutely amazing and went above and beyond to help us with anything we needed. Maura was so helpful and always smiling. The Grand Ballroom was perfect for our ceremony and the hotel provides for a perfect backdrop for wedding photos both in and outdoors. We can’t thank the Carleton enough for making our wedding everything we hoped for and we will be back to visit again in the future.
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