10 featured reviews
Member Since: 8/5/2013
I just had my wedding at Hotel Baker on Friday, August 2nd, 2013. I was the only wedding at the hotel that day, so I was lucky enough to have my ceremony outside in the Boat House, cocktail hour on the patio, and reception in the Waterfront Room. I had 55 guests and this was perfect for me. I worked with Cai and Kalyn, and I came to them about 6 months before my first wedding date very overwhelmed because the first wedding I planned had fallen apart. I met with Cai a few times and had very productive meetings. I found her to be very experienced, knowledgable, and she had the best answer for everything. She referred me to wonderful vendors that I was also very pleased with, and this made the rest of the planning go very easily. When it came to the actual wedding day, everything had been planned to the very last detail, but I was still shocked and surprised by how well everything went. All of the vendors did exactly what they had to do, Cai and the Hotel Baker team members ran around all day to make sure everything was perfect. The ceremony was perfect, cocktail hour was wonderful, and the reception was flawless. The food was to die for and everyone gave us so many compliments. I loved hearing about how people were crazy over the bacon wrapped dates appetizer and how they filet mignons were cooked perfectly, and how the bartenders were not stingy with alcohol. The service was friendly, professional, attentive, and fast. Nobody waited long for anything. When my new husband and I went to sit down for dinner after missing cocktail hour because of pictures, there were 2 of each appetizer at our place settings to make sure we didn't miss them. Also, after the reception when Garrett and I went up to the beautiful penthouse suite, Cai had prepared 2 pieces of our wedding cake and chilled milk for us to snack on. So thoughtful! It was all about the details at Hotel Baker, and I could not have been more pleased. I would recommend this venue to anyone!!!! You will not be disappointed.
Member Since: 2/24/2013
the location, the venue, the service, the food... guest services all spectacular. Working with Cai from day one, we were treated with kindness and confidence. All dreams and concerns were addressed and worked out beautifully!
Member Since: 11/20/2010
Hotel Baker - the best wedding I have attended so far. The Rose Garden was stunning - beautiful florals in full bloom and bushes meticulously manicured. The food was delicious - the steak was done to perfection; the chicken dish was moist and superb, to say the least. The Rainbow Room's famous glass-lit floor is simply amazing. Once the bride and groom stepped onto the dance floor, the entire room became a fairy tale to be remembered forever. The staff was attentive and courteous. It was an fun-filled day and night at Hotel Baker!
Member Since: 5/24/2012
From the very time we stepped foot in the building we knew this is where we wanted our wedding to be! The hotel is absolutely gorgeous inside and out! More importantly, the staff was friendly and extremely helpful! From our very first meeting with our wedding coordinator, to the day of the event, all of our wants and needs were taken care of. We had our ceremony and reception in the Rainbow Room, due to the weather being bad. The transition was seamless. The food was AMAZING! There were absolutely no hiccups. All of our guests ranted and raved about what a great time they had! I cannot say enough good things about the Hotel Baker! Thank you so much for making my dream wedding come true!!!!
Member Since: 10/3/2013
We just can't say "thank you" enough to Hotel Baker for their part in making our daughter's wedding such an memorable day. From beginning to end they were AWESOME!! The service was PERFECT!! The food was GREAT!! The staff was SO friendly and professional!! Honestly, we have no negatives!! The guests who also stayed in the hotel had only favorable comments. What a special day this was!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!
Member Since: 11/12/2012
Hotel Baker is fabulous! Our event coordinator was extremely friendly and accessible for all questions throughout our planning process. There were so many different options to choose from for creating a wedding package. She listened to our vision for a vintage theme and the day was exactly what we wanted! The food and service was fabulous! There was another wedding the same day at the The Waterfront restaurant and I couldn't even tell. We were well taken care of. We reserved the Rainbow Room, and it was decorated so beautifully. We also had access to the rose garden for pictures and cocktail hour. The space allows for a romantic and intimate wedding. We had 180 guests. I would suggest this is a good number for the amount of space. Hotel Baker is also located on one of the cutest streets in St. Charles.... We had plenty of amazing picture opportunities and there were plenty of things to do, within walking distance, for our guests in between the ceremony and reception. We conveniently stayed at the hotel that night, as did some of our guests. The accommodations are very nice! Parking was also abundant and close to the hotel. Overall we were very pleased with the entire day! Thank you Hotel Baker for the most memorable wedding! Our guests are still complimenting on how amazing the food was!
Member Since: 9/30/2013
My daughter Sara, from the time she was 12, always said "When i get married I'd love my reception to be in the Rainbow Room at the Hotel Baker.
Well, she got married on Sept. 21st and while we were dancing the Daddy/Daughter dance, Sara leaned in to me and said, 'Thank you Dad, this is a Dream come true".
What more could a Father hope for.
Thank you to EVERYONE at the Hotel Baker!!
Member Since: 9/30/2013
Our daughter's and new son-in-law's wedding reception was perfect in all ways at the beautiful location of Hotel Baker in St. Charles, IL
Member Since: 7/24/2010
The Hotel Baker's tradition of elegance and personal service created the most spectacular wedding.
The two tiered Rainbow Room with its beautiful lighted dance floor was the perfect setting for a truly magical evening.
Our wedding consultant helped us with our wedding menu, rehearsal dinner, guest accommodations, valet service, florist, d.j., cakes, set up, etc., etc.
The cuisine was amazing. Not only in taste but in presentation.
Thank you Hotel Baker for a dream wedding!
Member Since: 1/3/2012
We hosted our daughter's wedding on August 2nd, 2013 at Hotel Baker. It was a small wedding with only 55 people. We came to Hotel Baker because we wanted the full wedding experience for the smaller group. The first thing is that the food was incredible!!!! So many times you go to a wedding and get average banquet food, not here. The filet's were cooked to perfection and the presentation was beautiful. The Waterfront Room was the perfect size for our group, we had the dance floor in the center of the room and everyone had a great view. The service was perfect and attentive, the food was served quickly and the clean up was very prompt. Lastly, I cannot say enough good things about the planning experience with Cai Vargas. She walked us through the entire planning process and kept me as the MOB calm. Thank you again for all your beautiful work.
Hotel Baker - A Tradition Since 1928
Have a wedding worthy of your dreams in our exquisite oval Rainbow Room with lighted dance floor or our elegant Waterfront Room reprising a European Courtyard with spectacular river views. Our riverside Rose Garden and sweeping waterfront patio provide perfect venues for your on-site ceremony.
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: Yes
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort, Mansion/Historic Site
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013