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The Carleton Hotel of Oak Park

Oak Park , IL

LOCATION

1110 Pleasant Street
Oak Park, IL US 60302 (map)

PHONE

708-848-5000

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

From small intimate affairs to large celebrations, The Carleton offers innovative cuisine combined with an elegant decor and a professional staff. Over 6,000 square fett of banquet and... Read more
From small intimate affairs to large celebrations, The Carleton offers innovative cuisine combined with an elegant decor and a professional staff. Over 6,000 square fett of banquet and event space is available, making the Carleton the ideal location for social events.

Our hotel offers over 100 guest rooms with discounted rates if you reserve a block of rooms.

We are located one block south of downtown Oak Park and just 10 miles away from downtown Chicago.
The El and Metra trains are located one block away to make a quick trip into the city.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1928
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
153
Number of suites
14
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
300
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Carleton was a lovely and unique location for our reception that our guest enjoyed. I think they especially appreciated the various dining and entertainment options within walking distance as many of them did decide to stay at the Carleton. I am not sure that any of our guests used public transportation, but the Carleton is right off the Metra and Green-Line El and parking was free (something we did not find at other location in Oak Park)!
No complaints about the food, and the setting of the ballroom was pretty and welcoming. Our favorite part of the decor is in the cocktail area: it feels like someone's welcoming but sophisticated library with soft chairs and lots of wood detail.
The best part was working with the coordinator, Annie, she was gracious, flexible and absolutely willing to work within our budget without trying to convince us we wanted more. The fees were straightforward and understandable without hidden extras. The whole staff seemed experienced and well-trained.
The management of the front desk left something to be desired for those staying at the hotel, but I did not want to dock Annie and the events crew for the lack of professionalism on the accommodations side of things.
The Carleton was a lovely and unique location for our reception that our guest enjoyed. I think they especially Read more...
The Carleton was a lovely and unique location for our reception that our guest enjoyed. I think they especially appreciated the various dining and entertainment options within walking distance as many of them did decide to stay at the Carleton. I am not sure that any of our guests used public transportation, but the Carleton is right off the Metra and Green-Line El and parking was free (something we did not find at other location in Oak Park)!
No complaints about the food, and the setting of the ballroom was pretty and welcoming. Our favorite part of the decor is in the cocktail area: it feels like someone's welcoming but sophisticated library with soft chairs and lots of wood detail.
The best part was working with the coordinator, Annie, she was gracious, flexible and absolutely willing to work within our budget without trying to convince us we wanted more. The fees were straightforward and understandable without hidden extras. The whole staff seemed experienced and well-trained.
The management of the front desk left something to be desired for those staying at the hotel, but I did not want to dock Annie and the events crew for the lack of professionalism on the accommodations side of things. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding rehearsal, ceremony and reception at the Carleton of Oak Park and it was the perfect venue all the way around! The entire staff was very helpful and friendly, but their onsite coordinator, Anne Parker, was really what made our experience so wonderful. She really goes above and beyond to help in the wedding preparations and make sure everything goes smoothly the day of. Anne was very friendly and patient in answering all of our questions throughout the wedding planning process, was always prompt in getting back to us, and her organization and attention to detail allowed us to feel confident that everything was taken care of by our wedding day. The hotel itself is also gorgeous – it provides the convenience of having your wedding at a hotel but instead of a characterless ballroom, it has a ton of personality and charm which we didn’t find in any other reception sites. Not to mention that you get to be the only wedding at the hotel rather than having multiple others in nearby spaces. We loved the cocktail area and were able to take beautiful pictures under the lights on the cobblestone streets. The ceremony was set up perfectly and they were able to flip the room for our reception very quickly. You also can’t beat the convenience of having all of your guests stay onsite and we were able to take a 15 minute drive to downtown Chicago to take all of our pictures. The food was delicious, the cost is very reasonable and the hotel suites are perfect for your entire bridal party to get ready. I highly recommend Anne Parker and the Carleton Hotel – it was easily the best decision we made in our wedding planning!
We had our wedding rehearsal, ceremony and reception at the Carleton of Oak Park and it was the perfect venue all the way Read more...
We had our wedding rehearsal, ceremony and reception at the Carleton of Oak Park and it was the perfect venue all the way around! The entire staff was very helpful and friendly, but their onsite coordinator, Anne Parker, was really what made our experience so wonderful. She really goes above and beyond to help in the wedding preparations and make sure everything goes smoothly the day of. Anne was very friendly and patient in answering all of our questions throughout the wedding planning process, was always prompt in getting back to us, and her organization and attention to detail allowed us to feel confident that everything was taken care of by our wedding day. The hotel itself is also gorgeous – it provides the convenience of having your wedding at a hotel but instead of a characterless ballroom, it has a ton of personality and charm which we didn’t find in any other reception sites. Not to mention that you get to be the only wedding at the hotel rather than having multiple others in nearby spaces. We loved the cocktail area and were able to take beautiful pictures under the lights on the cobblestone streets. The ceremony was set up perfectly and they were able to flip the room for our reception very quickly. You also can’t beat the convenience of having all of your guests stay onsite and we were able to take a 15 minute drive to downtown Chicago to take all of our pictures. The food was delicious, the cost is very reasonable and the hotel suites are perfect for your entire bridal party to get ready. I highly recommend Anne Parker and the Carleton Hotel – it was easily the best decision we made in our wedding planning! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The Carleton Hotel did an amazing job with our wedding reception! I had so many requests and am very picky, but they were consistently kind and very accommodating. Anne Parker is so friendly, available, and easy to work with. The cocktail hour was great, and the food served at our sit-down dinner was delicious. It all turned out perfectly!! I am so glad we chose The Carleton for our reception venue!
The Carleton Hotel did an amazing job with our wedding reception! I had so many requests and am very picky, but they were Read more...
The Carleton Hotel did an amazing job with our wedding reception! I had so many requests and am very picky, but they were consistently kind and very accommodating. Anne Parker is so friendly, available, and easy to work with. The cocktail hour was great, and the food served at our sit-down dinner was delicious. It all turned out perfectly!! I am so glad we chose The Carleton for our reception venue! Read less
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Marty
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Not sure where to even begin with how amazing the Carleton of Oak Park is. Not only is the event just breathtaking, but the event staff was great. The real difference maker is Anne Parker, who runs all the wedding events. She was great. She was there every step of the way, and did so much to make sure the night went off seamlessly. Any last minute things we thought of, Anne had already taken care of. All in all, she really made the difference in not just choosing a venue, but choosing the entire experience.
Not sure where to even begin with how amazing the Carleton of Oak Park is. Not only is the event just breathtaking, but Read more...
Not sure where to even begin with how amazing the Carleton of Oak Park is. Not only is the event just breathtaking, but the event staff was great. The real difference maker is Anne Parker, who runs all the wedding events. She was great. She was there every step of the way, and did so much to make sure the night went off seamlessly. Any last minute things we thought of, Anne had already taken care of. All in all, she really made the difference in not just choosing a venue, but choosing the entire experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at the Carleton Hotel last December. The entrees were a good portion and tasted delicious. The service was excellent. We took beautiful pictures outside on the newly cobblestoned streets; the lights overhanging the streets were a perfect touch. We worked with Anne Parker and everything went so smoothly. She took care of all of the details with ease and professionalism. We did not want a downtown Chicago wedding because of the expense, but we still wanted our guests to have a good time and be taken care of at a nice venue. Parking was easy with the valet. The bar area had such an intimate, cozy feeling, and Anne was able to put some of our framed pictures out in various spots. Our hotel suite was rather large, which accommodated our photographer and videographer very well, as well as my bridesmaids, while getting ready. I think back to that day and am so happy that I chose to have my reception there!
We had our wedding reception at the Carleton Hotel last December. The entrees were a good portion and tasted delicious. Read more...
We had our wedding reception at the Carleton Hotel last December. The entrees were a good portion and tasted delicious. The service was excellent. We took beautiful pictures outside on the newly cobblestoned streets; the lights overhanging the streets were a perfect touch. We worked with Anne Parker and everything went so smoothly. She took care of all of the details with ease and professionalism. We did not want a downtown Chicago wedding because of the expense, but we still wanted our guests to have a good time and be taken care of at a nice venue. Parking was easy with the valet. The bar area had such an intimate, cozy feeling, and Anne was able to put some of our framed pictures out in various spots. Our hotel suite was rather large, which accommodated our photographer and videographer very well, as well as my bridesmaids, while getting ready. I think back to that day and am so happy that I chose to have my reception there! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Everyone, especially Anne Parker, was fantastic at The Carleton! Their attention to detail made our special day that much better.
Everyone, especially Anne Parker, was fantastic at The Carleton! Their attention to detail made our special day that much Read more...
Everyone, especially Anne Parker, was fantastic at The Carleton! Their attention to detail made our special day that much better. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue

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