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Banquets & Meetings

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 feet of banquet and event space is available, making the Carleton the ideal location for social events, business meetings and corporate retreats.

Social Events

Class, quality and ambiance are the signature of events hosted by the Carleton of Oak Park. We offer a personal touch to make each event unique and our event coordinators are eager to assist you in planning your celebration.

We offer a variety of private space and a diverse banquet menu ideal for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, family gatherings and the like.We have over 6,000 square feet of elegant banquet space.

Our rooms include the Grand Ballroom, holding up to 200 people for receptions. The Columbian Room, built in 1893 for the Columbian Exposition, holds up to 50pp for private dinners. The Plaza Bar is ideal for wine receptions or smaller gatherings. The Foxboro Room holds up to 90pp for Rehearsal Dinners or Business Meetings. The Barclay Room is decorated in a wine cellar theme and holds up to 30 for private dinners. Contact our Sales and Catering office to plan your
next event.


The Carleton has several distinctive meeting rooms to accommodate groups of all sizes – from smaller gatherings in one of our intimate meeting rooms up to 200 guests in our Ballroom. Various room set ups are available, from theater or classroom style to receptions and banquets. With attention to every detail, the staff of the Carleton can arrange your next business function with personalized service, superb cuisine and the most up to date audio-visual technology.

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