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The Carleton Hotel of Oak Park

1110 Pleasant Street
Oak Park, Illinois, IL
Services: Venues | Login to save vendor
(708) 848-5000
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 26 Reviews


    Karith Marker

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    5 out of 5
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  • We needed to find a location for our wedding (ceremony only) last minute and The Carleton was able to step up and accommodate our needs. To say we were pleased with our experience is an understatement. The staff was absolutely amazing and went above and beyond to help us with anything we needed. Maura was so helpful and always smiling. The Grand Ballroom was perfect for our ceremony and the hotel provides for a perfect backdrop for wedding photos both in and outdoors. We can’t thank the Carleton enough for making our wedding everything we hoped for and we will be back to visit again in the future.

    responded with the following comments.

    Karith, I'm so happy you reached out to us. It was meant to be in the end. You and Andrew are the best. Thank you for the photos! -Maura

    Ar Aw

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    5 out of 5
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  • The event venue was perfect. Maura was very helpful in coordinating and paid attention to most of the details

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    Arin, Please send me a picture! You were stunning. Thank you for your review. All the best! -Maura

    Stan A

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    5 out of 5
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  • My wife and I could not have asked for a better location, service and experience than we had at The Carleton Hotel of Oakpark. Maura was part of our journey leading up to our special day and she went over and beyond to make sure our day was truly special. She has a knack for details, is highly organised, a creative eyes for aesthetics/design and worked with us on within our budget. She and the property come HIGHLY recommended.

    responded with the following comments.

    Hey Stan, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. I loved working with you and Arin. So happy to be apart of your journey. 💕 Maura

    Knox Wong

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Carleton of Oak Park provided a wonderful experience for us. Maura, the catering and wedding coordinator, was very insightful, responsive and flexible. We could not have pulled everything off without her! We are super grateful to the staff as well. From serving the food to flipping the rooms, they did it all with great finesse. We had such a beautiful and unforgettable wedding. 10/10 would recommend! :)

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    Hi Knox! Thank you for your recommendation... you and Sam are the sweetest! Have a wonderful Holiday Season.✨ - Maura

    Kinga Magiera

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    5 out of 5
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  • Maura did an amazing job helping us through that wedding process! Our guests raves about the food and having more space than just the banquet hall was very nice!

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    Hi Kinga! I had the best time working with you and Will. Thank you for the best review in return! 😊- Maura

    Eneka Finner

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  • The room we reserved was clean and set up beautifully. There was some issues with the exact time of the room being reserved but they were able to fix this in time. The food was fantastic and the coordinator stayed on schedule the entire time. They gave us a great price for the ballroom. Would definitely recommend

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    Eneka, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. You and Hannah are so great together. All the best to you! - Maura

    Sarah

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    5 out of 5
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  • We just had our wedding reception here on 8/10/19. The catering manager Maura is fantastic at her job. Always answered our emails in a timely response when we had questions. She put our minds at ease. She really doubles as a day of coordinator she’s willing to lend a helping hand decorating, she set up the place cards, led the bridal party in the ballroom when to walk in for introductions, brought our cards back up to our hotel room, her and her staff took care of boxing up all our decorations at the end of the evening. She was always present during the evening which we really appreciated! The venue itself is beautiful it’s not just a ballroom like typical venues. So many places to take great photos. There’s a separate seating area and bar area for guests who don’t want to hear loud music later in the evening to relax and chat in. Another small room called the Colombian we set up a photobooth and had a second bar there(both were huge hits). Our wedding was 3 weeks ago but eve... Read more

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    Oh, I love the pics! You'll have to send me more. Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review. It's truly appreciated. All the best to you and Tom! - Maura

    Meredith Fisher

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had the best experience at our wedding reception at the Carleton! Maura is a great communicator and she helped our day flow smoothly. The staff was very professional and ensured that our guests had an excellent time. The Carleton provided beautiful linens, tables, and chairs in their updated ballroom. They collaborated well with our other vendors like the Photo Booth operator, DJ, and photographer. One of our favorite parts about having the reception at the Carleton was that our guests just had to travel up the elevator to get to their rooms once the party ended!

    responded with the following comments.

    Scrolling through...I cant believe I forgot to respond! Meredith you and Chris are the sweetest couple. Loved working with you and your family. Epic Brown-eyed girl dance! 🙌- Maura

    Philip and Kathleen Farina

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    5 out of 5
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  • We were very pleased with everything connected with our daughter’s wedding reception. In addition to the Carleton being a beautiful and functional venue, the service, dinner and bar were all excellent. We are still hearing compliments from our guests regarding the dinner selections, the steak in particular. We plan to have lunch or dinner at the hotel restaurant soon. We were especially pleased with the highly professional and attentive service provided by Maura Wais before and during the reception. She was always helpful and on top of things. We highly recommend The Carleton Hotel.

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    Phil and Kathleen, I enjoyed working with you both! Kathy you have a knack for decor/planning. It was truly a night to remember. Thank you for your recommendation. Best, Maura Wais

    Olivia

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    5 out of 5
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  • My wife and I had our wedding here. The staff was wonderful. Maura was wonderful at listening to what we wanted. Everything was in order on the day of the wedding and I didn’t have to worry about anything. We had an open bar and the service was great. Everyone at the wedding kept saying how great the food was. It was the perfect day! #LGBTQfriendly

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    Olivia, Thank you for the glowing review. I had a great time planning and putting together your big day. All the best to you and Ashley! Maura Wais

    Edward R Padera

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    5 out of 5
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  • Thank you Maura Our weekend was perfect, we had a fantastic wedding and everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you for setting everything up so perfectly, you did a fantastic professional job. Thank you for all your hard work. I will definitely tell everyone they should have their wedding at The Carleton of Oak Park. It's a fantastic venue it's a beautiful place to have a wedding. Thank you Ed & Allarparn

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    Thanks for the kind words Ed and Allarparn! I love your profile pic! So perfect. All the best, Maura

    Megan McMahon

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Carleton is a beautiful old building with so much charm. There are so many fantastic options for photos on your special day both inside (the bar, the staircase, the fireplace!) and outside on the cobblestone under the twinkle lights. We had both our ceremony and reception there and they were able to quickly flip the space while hosting a beautiful and fun happy hour. Maura was super helpful leading up to the wedding. The food was excellent, we've since had a number of compliments about the salmon and the ribeye. Most of our guests stayed the night and all enjoyed the accommodations. It is also nice that Poor Phil's is there on site, we had fun post-reception there and the next morning for brunch they reserved us a small space to all recap the night together. Highly recommend!

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    Thanks Megan! It was a pleasure working with you and David. What an nice couple you are! Cheers. Maura

    Jane

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    5 out of 5
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  • Maura Wais made our daughter's wedding reception so special last Saturday. It was great working with her. She was on time for our meetings. As we had never hosted a wedding reception before we had lots of questions, which she answered graciously. The bride and groom had a very large king's table and she made sure that it fit. She was professional and flexible when we wanted to make changes to our original plans. Kudos to Maura!

    Rodolfo

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  • Candice was amazing. She helped out a lot and was a sweet woman who took her job seriously. Great communication.

    Jess

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    5 out of 5
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  • Long story short: THEY ARE WONDERFUL. We started the process with Meghan, who was great to work with. Helped us pare down to what we needed and not forcing extras that we did not want. Something I really appreciated. A little less than two months before the wedding, Meghan actually got a new job and her replacement, Candice took over. I was nervous about this at first, but that nervousness was shortlived . Candice picked right up where Meghan left off. She was helpful, friendly, warm and incredibly good with our family, wedding party and guests. The day of the wedding she was incredibly hands on in making sure everything went well and guests constantly commented on how smooth everything went. Not only was the staff wonderful, but the venue itself has a beautiful charm to it. I liked it immediately when we first viewed it as it required a lot less decoration on my part. It was already a very nice space. They made it so easy for my guests to book rooms there as well and the food ... Read more

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