Type of Wedding: Barn / Farm, Garden, Outdoor, Ballroom, Waterfront
Bear Brook Valley is New Jersey’s newest wedding ceremony and reception venue. When owners Perry and Michele Bonadies bought the building in 2015, they wanted to create more than just a beautiful facility. They took their experience, ideas and visions and created the ultimate experience for brides, grooms and guests of all ages. Each room has been personally customized and designed from scratch to meet aesthetics each with their own touch and character.
You and your fiancé can exchange vows outside along the water under a wooden pergola or in the ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows. The flat stone trail will guide you and your guests with ease right into cocktail hour.
The 40-foot copper cocktail hour bar with granite tops and 24+ beer selections is accessible from both inside and out, providing plenty of space to eat and drink without separating your guests. For the outdoor section, they have a 70-foot long natural stone ledge, a stone fire pit and built-in heaters to ensure everyone is comfortable, even outside. Their large and diverse, open aired cocktail lounge is made with travertine floors, custom woodwork, custom wainscoting and post and beam construction. Seating for more than 170 people is provided at custom, Amish-made tables and chairs as well as in separate lounge areas.
The 1,000 square foot Woodford Lounge is adjacent to the cocktail room with a double-sided indoor stone fireplace and six-foot-wide barn doors. This lounge will have an 11-foot iron bar, a built-in sound system, 2 TVs, video games, pool table, shuffle board table, classic Pac Man and more.
As everyone heads up to the ballroom for dinner and dancing, they’ll pass a five-foot round free standing open fire pit. Entering the ballroom, guests be welcomed with more stunning views through floor-to-ceiling windows as they walk along all-hardwood floors. Each guest will have a custom made cross-back chair with custom made farmhouse dinner tables, where more than 350 people can be seated under a 20-foot ballroom ceiling. The bride and groom will have their own custom-made sweetheart table and chairs. This ballroom provides an extra-large dance floor with built-in moving gobo lights with custom monograms and other built-in features around the room such as up lighting, tray ceilings, sound system and two 90-inch drop-down TVs. The 27-foot ballroom bar with 16 draft beers is accessible during your entire reception and located right near a glass door leading to our large, wrap-around deck with a fireplace and romantic lighting. This deck has a large covered tin-ceiling area so guests can be outside and enjoy the deck views even when it rains.
Next to the ballroom is our 1,400 square-foot Silo Suite which is another private space we provide for your wedding party to relax and get ready. This suite includes a private bathroom, closets, mini safes, a granite wet bar, refrigerator, custom couches, tables, chairs and a walk-out Juliet balcony overlooking the heart-shaped pond as well as a separate salon area to include a Poseidon salon sink, mirrors and a makeup area.
|Reception Size Range||150-350|
|Number of simultaneous events||1|
|Waiter to guest ratio||1:12|
|Price per person||$200 and up|