Bride and groom in the pergola on the Waterfront Patio
Weddings at Hotel Baker

Elegant Spaces & Exceptional Services at Our Historic Venue Near Chicago

Our historic St. Charles, IL wedding venue proudly upholds a tradition of elegance and personalized service for our couples. Picture an outdoor celebration along the scenic Fox River at our riverfront hotel in St. Charles, Illinois, where you can exchange vows on our Waterfront Patio or within the lovely Rose Garden. Then step inside to choose between the intimate Waterfront Ballroom and the iconic two-tiered Rainbow Room, where you’ll share your first dance as a married couple amidst the multi-colored lights, just like Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg did on their unforgettable day. From ambiance and decor to polished service and spectacular cuisine, our professional wedding specialists are here to ensure that every detail is simply perfect. Together, we’ll create a beautiful wedding filled with cherished memories to last a lifetime.

Expert Wedding Specialists
Distinctive Ceremony Sites
On-site Accommodations

Grand Ballrooms & Gardens

Choose from our variety of historic riverside settings for your ceremony and celebration, each offering old-world elegance and romantic charm.

Wedding reception tables and chairs at historic wedding venue in Illinois

The Rainbow Room

The iconic lighted dance floor, richly detailed mahogany columns, circular balcony, and stunning views of the Rose Garden and Fox River provide a picture-perfect setting for your wedding day. Complementing this elegance, the Rainbow Room’s dual-level seating accommodates up to 200 guests, assuring an unobstructed view for all, and making your special day both intimate and grand.

Wedding ceremony along the Fox River at the boathouse

Rose Garden & Boathouse

Traditional English rose gardens are filled with equal parts beauty and bloom. Our Rose Garden at Hotel Baker is no exception. During the day, the sun’s rays filter onto the colorful rose petals amidst the green hedges. In the evening, our couples can share a romantic kiss beneath the sparkle of the trees which are all lit with the soft glow of thousands of golden lights. Want more details? Please contact us!

Wedding ceremony decor in the waterfront room at our historic wedding venue in St. Charles, IL

Waterfront Ballroom & Patio

Reminiscent of a classical European Courtyard, this more intimate setting features gorgeous European marble floors and elegant chandeliers. Large windows reveal stunning Fox River views, while the adjoining patio provides a scenic outdoor space. Like its sister, the Rainbow Room, the Waterfront Ballroom & Patio provides an incomparable setting for weddings and events of all kinds.

What Our Guests Say

Hotel Baker was beyond our wildest dreams as a wedding venue! Rowena made us feel like family and we were so happy with our wedding day!

Janine K, Wedding Wire

Our guests are still raving about how
good the food was, how beautiful the hotel was,
and how great the service was!

Katherine K, Google Review

The guestlist ranged from ages 21 – 92 and
every single person in attendance had a blast, and
my daughter felt like she was living in a movie.

Janice P, The Knot
Wedding reception tables at wedding venue near Chicago
We’re Here for You!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, absolutely! From our lovely riverside Rose Garden & Boathouse to our enchanting Waterfront Patio, our ceremony locations are both distinctive and elegant. Your cocktails and dinner reception can follow in either our Rainbow Room or our Waterfront Room.

Absolutely! Our experienced wedding staff is happy to offer brunch and luncheon options for weddings!

Unfortunately, we do not allow only a ceremony to take place here at Hotel Baker. You would need to have your reception here as well. However, we offer some flexible wedding reception options. For more details, please reach out to our wedding professionals.

Absolutely! Whether you choose to have an intimate rehearsal dinner in our on-site lounge, ROX at Hotel Baker, or would prefer a casual dinner buffet option in one of our ballrooms, we are happy to make these arrangements for you!

We do offer special pricing during off-peak times of the year as a seasonal version of our wedding package. For availability of dates and more details, please reach out to our wedding professionals.

Yes! We set aside a block of accommodations for the night of your wedding. Weddings in the Rainbow Room have a 15-room block. Weddings in the Waterfront Ballroom & Patio have a 10-room block. For more details, please reach out to our wedding professionals.

Our exemplary staff is available to answer any other questions you may have. Just send us an inquiry online to get all of the details you need! We’re here to help you in any way we can.