About this Vendor
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.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
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Ballroom, Waterfront, Historic Venue, Hotel
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
Donnie Wahlberg & Jenny McCarthy's Wedding at Hotel BakerReviewed on 9/22/2014
Hotel Baker was the 'perfect' venue for our wedding. Both Donnie and I were pleased with the way our wedding turned out. From the moment we arrived until our departure, the staff went above and beyond, fulfilling every request for us and our guests. The hotel management worked with all the vendors to make our wedding day amazing! The ambiance of the Hotel Baker speaks for itself...absolutely beautiful. Words cannot express our gratitude for the treasured memories of our wedding day at the Hotel Baker!
Simply Perfect!Reviewed on 9/21/2014
Jeff & Lisa's wedding supper, drinks & goodies on the terrace was simply perfect - food, service, planning were all extremely well done and we are still receiving compliments from our nearly 50 guests. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Superlative Wedding Venue!Reviewed on 9/11/2014
This place has it down pat. Perfect! Charm, intimacy, excellent service, delicious food, you won't find a better spot. Every detail was executed to our liking. Stellar in every way.
Waterfront Room 8/15/2015 Parker / BelterReviewed on 8/17/2015
AMAZING. The room accommodated all guest complete with the ability for dinner, music and dancing. We experienced exceptional weather that afforded an opportunity for our desire of having an outside ceremony with the backdrop of flowing water and a beautiful Garden. The service was impeccable along with the overall quality of the catering for dinner and late night dessert bars. We continue to be impressed with the entire thoroughness of the planning and execution of the Hotel Baker Catering Department, hotel accommodations, physical geography to accommodate our traveling guest and the be of service attitude with attention to detailed for all associated of the Hotel Baker.
Wonderful Setting, Wonderful MemoriesReviewed on 8/11/2015 Aimee B
My (now) husband and I used the Hotel Baker for both ceremony location and reception services. The staff was extremely helpful in not only helping us plan our big day, but also in keeping everything running smoothly on the day of our event. I cannot say enough nice things about our particular coordinator, Amanda Ingle, as she was instrumental in keeping our special day nothing but a whirlwind of great memories. Any questions that we had were answered in an extremely timely manner, and the few special requests we had were graciously accommodated. If I had to get married again, I would do it here in a heartbeat. In fact, we are already planning an annual tradition to revisit this location for anniversaries. In choosing this location we were not disappointed; and I'm sure any other bride & groom would feel the same. Thank you to all!
Hotel Baker wedding receptionReviewed on 8/03/2015
We held my daughter's wedding reception here, and it was a perfect evening. The staff of the Baker were attentive and highly professional. Casey Pifke, the coordinator, is highly organized, efficient, calm and reliable. This venue is so unique, and perfect for a couple who is looking for something very intimate, vintage, classic and unique. We didn't use the venue for the actual ceremony, though the rose garden is an absolutely stunning location for one. The Baker offers a wonderful combination of outside area for ceremony and/or cocktail hour, and the Rainbow Room or Waterfront Room for the reception. In case of inclement weather, there is an area available inside for the cocktail hour, but we were very grateful that we didn't need to move inside since we had beautiful weather. They tell you that the Rainbow Room will hold 200. We had around 150 guests, which was ideal. 200 would be very cramped. We had many people who spent the night as well. Everyone said their rooms were wonderful: comfortable beds, great views, well appointed. All in all a great experience and a beautiful place for a memorable wedding!
Perfect Day, Perfect PlaceReviewed on 6/20/2015
We couldn't have asked for a better venue. The food, the Waterfront Room & the outside patio including the view added to the fun & beauty of this Wedding Celebration! Between Elizabeth Wray's creations & Hotel Baker it was a memorable event! The comments from our guests were all positive and complimentary. We highly recommend Hotel Baker & Elizabeth Wray's Designs for any event but most especially weddings. You couldn't do better than the best!
Wow what a night!Reviewed on 11/22/2014 Stephanie P
We had our wedding at the Hotel Baker November 15, 2014 for 112 guests. This was our second marriage and we want an elegant yet fun venue. The hotel Baker did not disappoint. Lena Vocalino worked with us for a year and was patient, gracious and a real professional. The food was spectacular - kudos to the chef. From the valets, cloakroom staff, front desk and set up team the evening was perfect. A special thank you to the wait staff and bartenders who were amazing and made the night a success. Our guests through it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to. Thank you to the entire staff of the hotel.
Fall Wedding at Hotel BakerReviewed on 11/11/2014 Mandy C
Hotel Baker was a dream venue for my husband and me. From the beginning, the staff at Hotel Baker were welcoming, communicative, and friendly. We were able to secure both the exquisite Waterfront Room, for our ceremony, and the elegant Rainbow Room, for our ceremony, on our wedding day. Our coordinator Casey was a pleasure to work with and was willing to work with us on any and all changes made during the planning process. She checked in with us during the rehearsal to make sure all our requests were met. She also worked with us the day of to make sure we were happy as the day was taking place. She introduced us to the evening catering manager before checking out for the evening to ensure we were in good hands. She even made sure we had cocktails ready during dinner. We felt well taken care of before, during, and after the wedding. The food was five-star. Our guests ranted and raved about the quality of the food and how it was prepared. The filet mignon was so tender and juicy and the salmon was delectable. We could not have been more satisfied with the dining experience. If a unique, one-of-a-kind venue is what you are looking for, then Hotel Baker is the choice for you. You certainly get what you pay for.
Great serviceReviewed on 10/29/2014 Karen J
The beauty of Hotel Baker sells itself! The food was awesome, service was A+ and all of our guests love the uniqueness of the Rainbow room, Waterfront room and Rose Garden!
Post wedding brunch August 24, 2014Reviewed on 10/01/2014
We had our daughter's post wedding brunch in their Waterfront Room with about 50 people. Hotel Baker did a wonderful job with the brunch. The food was amazing and the service was equally impressive. The place is spectacular with great views and accommodations were very nice. This venue is a wonderful place for a wedding or any celebration. The only reason we did not have the wedding here was limited in space with over 200+ guests. I highly recommend this venue and the owners are involved in the business and community and are wonderful people. Emir Abinion
Fabulous Wedding ReceptionReviewed on 10/01/2014
We had the pleasure of attending an outstanding wedding reception at Hotel Baker this summer. From cocktails to dessert everything was perfect. The hotel located on the beautiful Fox River is very elegant with it's magnificent historic charm. The gorgeous tables were decorated beautifully and included pictures of sports figures the Bride and Groom admire - perfect personal touch to the festivities! In addition, the Blackhawks mascot got the dancing started! As a guest, what stood out to me was the flow of the event. Exceptional service without feeling rushed. Each phase of the evening was timed very well and everyone enjoyed it. The meal was excellent and delicious. All in all a fabulous evening. We sure hope we get invited to another wedding reception at the Hotel Baker! Highly recommend this venue.
father of the brideReviewed on 9/25/2014
we had our wedding and reception at the Baker Hotel.I am very picky, and have passed that along to my daughter, the outside venue was beautiful, the service over looking the fox river was beautiful the reception was PERFECT,the food, the drinks ,the service, the attention to detail was excellent !I wasn't thrilled when I looked at the lighted floor in the daylight, but it was very cool at the reception in the evening, and all the guested loved it, I am a stickler for detail and they exceeded my expectations...my daughter's wedding was perfect, we can carry that memory forever, and I don't have to hear her complain!, because, nothing was missed or out of place
The Wedding of our DreamsReviewed on 9/22/2014 Molly T
Between the historic, ornate hotel and the gorgeous outdoor space, Hotel Baker was the perfect venue for our wedding. I am extremely detail oriented and the staff at Hotel Baker went above and beyond to meet and exceed all of my expectations. The service was absolutely impeccable from the beginning of the night to the end. The food was out of this world...we served the filet, heritage chicken, and wok seared vegetables and we have received rave reviews! I cannot express how happy we are with the whole Hotel Baker experience and I would definitely recommend this venue to other couples looking for a romantic, unique, and incredible wedding experience!
Wedding perfection!Reviewed on 9/20/2014
When arriving in the charming town of St. Charles and entering the beautiful Hotel Baker, we were impressed by the hospitality of every single employee there. We had such a good time, that we stayed an extra day! Nothing was overlooked and when meeting the owner, Rowena, we knew why. She takes pride in her hotel and making sure that everyone feels at home. Had the best time hanging out with her as well! So glad we got to experience Hotel Baker because I'll recommend it to all my friends who are planning a wedding or travelling to Illinois!
Elegant andReviewed on 9/20/2014
The wedding and reception were held in the Rainbow Room. Drinks and appetizers were served in the Rose Garden. The Hotel Baker provided the right feel we wanted for our daughter's wedding. The Rainbow Room gave a more formal touch to the wedding and dinner, yet was fun with the lighted glass floor for dancing. The food was wonderful and all who attended raved about everything including the hotel decor, food, and excellent service. The hotel is not handicapped accessible, but the staff graciously brought my elderly aunts appetizers as they could not go into the Rose Garden and had to sit in the lobby during that time. We loved the Hotel Baker! (A sentimental note: the bride's grandparents had their wedding reception there 68 years ago although this was not know until after we had booked the Rainbow Room.)
Magical WeddingReviewed on 8/25/2014 Ann H
My daughter & her new husband were married at the Hotel Baker recently, the whole experience exceeded our expectations. Our wedding planner Casey met our many requests without hesitation. The venue was beautiful, the food was outstanding. Many guests stated it not only the best wedding food they had but the best meal. The staff provided excellent service, the appetizers were served flawlessly & were all excellent. The meals were wonderful. Throughout the night the staff provided great service & never complained about changes to wedding location from outside to inside due to weather. The lighted dance floor was amazing. We could not ask for a better venue. The guests that stayed at the Hotel loved the rooms & experience. Thanks to all who helped at the wedding for us.
Perfect wedding!Reviewed on 6/27/2014 Karen C
My daughter had her wedding and cocktail reception in the Rose Garden, and reception in the Rainbow Room. It was absolutely beautiful! The food was delicious, the service was wonderful, and the wedding/reception ran like clockwork. The next morning was an expanded continental breakfast where everyone gathered to say their good-byes. People were raving about the hotel, and how beautiful it was. It is pricey! This is not the place if you are on a tight budget or have more than about 160 people. They wanted a smaller wedding, and the venue is perfect for an upscale, sophisticated, intimate wedding. Parking is not a big deal. There are a few free lots that are less than 2 blocks away. It was truly my daughter's dream wedding.
Like a dream come true!Reviewed on 11/18/2013 Nancy H
The Hotel Baker did a phenomenal job on our wedding. The food was amazing, the service was top-notch and all of our overnight guests were very pleased with the accommodations. The Waterfront Room is simply beautiful and was gorgeous by candlelight for our reception. Thanks to Lena, the catering manager and Mike the banquet manager for everything!
Best wedding ever at Hotel Baker!!!!!Reviewed on 10/17/2013 Nicole D
Hotel Baker is an excellent place to have a wedding. The service, the people, and the food was outstanding. Plus, Joe is the best bartender ever!! Sneak in there for a famous martini!!! I would highly recommend this venue. It's a beautiful place at the heart of St Charles! Hats off to the Baker!!!!
Can't waitReviewed on 10/05/2013
I recently went to a wedding at the baker hotel and had the best time at a reception so far. The amazing multi light color dance floor an the exceptional service made it flawless. We are planning our wedding coming up and can't wait to book the baker hotel so we can have the same experience.
MrsReviewed on 10/05/2013 Abbey H
We went to the baker hotel for a wedding an had an absolutely amazing experience. The hotel was clean, beautiful and had amazing historical feel. The hotel staff were nice and helpful.
Best Day EverReviewed on 10/04/2013 Lynne K
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!
Magical Wedding DayReviewed on 10/04/2013 Rowena S
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!
Dream WeddingReviewed on 10/04/2013 Kristen T
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!!!!