Hotel Baker

Historic hotel venue overlooking the Fox River in St. Charles

100 W. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174


The Roaring 20s, Restored

Hotel Baker is a historic wedding venue located in Saint Charles, IL. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this riverfront hotel has welcomed some of society’s most elite. History will unfold before you as your wedding celebration commences amidst authentic 1920’s glamour.

Edward J. Baker, a longtime resident of St. Charles, commissioned the construction of this hotel after coming upon a sizeable inheritance from his sister. Opening in 1928, Hotel Baker has played host to VIP guests, from Presidents John F. Kennedy and Gerald Ford to Louis Armstrong and Lawrence Welk. The property has since gone through a number of renovations in order to maintain its original architectural integrity and ambiance.

Upon entering Hotel Baker, it’s easy to imagine the swanky soirees and Gatsby-style gatherings that would have been held within its walls. Exquisite wood details can be found from floor to ceiling, giving the building’s interior a sophisticated feel. A one-of-a-kind dance floor with translucent glass glows in various hues beneath your feet while you and your guests dine and dance the night away. The waterfront ballroom boasts massive arching windows surrounded by ornate millwork which stretches to the room’s impressive ceiling. Alongside the calmly flowing Fox River is an inspiring English rose garden, ideal for a garden ceremony and elegant photo opportunities. Take a quiet moment together beneath a mature shade tree as your guests assemble for a lively cocktail reception on the patio. This sweeping terrace offers panoramic river views which are a romantic beginning to a fun-filled evening of celebration.

The staff at this hotel are committed to providing you with exceptional service for your wedding ceremony and reception throughout the year. This venue offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces to best suit your needs and your wedding vision. The unconventional oval design of the Rainbow Room makes it a favorite for couples in search of space with distinguishing features. The Waterfront Ballroom and Patio add a European-inspired feeling with marble floors and a painted ceiling. French doors flood this room with natural light and open to allow the party to flow both inside and outside. This venue is happy to accommodate other wedding-related celebrations such as rehearsal dinners and wedding showers. For the convenience of your out-of-town guests, a variety of guestrooms and suites are available in this well-appointed hotel. Spa rooms, a concierge service, and an onsite restaurant and bar are just some of the amenities that will make your special day everything you’ve imagined and more.

At A Glance

Venue Type
Ballrooms, Ceremony, Historic Locations, Hotels/Resorts/Guest Accommodations, Outdoor, Rehearsal Dinner, Restaurants, Waterfront
Venue Style
Spaces Available:
Been In Business:
18 years
Max Guests:
Ceremony Site:
Indoor & Outdoor
Reception Site:
Indoor & Outdoor
Catering Options:
In house catering
Outside Alcohol Permitted
Guest Accommodations?

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The unique, romantic atmosphere on the banks of the Fox River has made the historic Hotel Baker a natural choice with couples from all over Chicagoland.


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