Bear Brook Valley

23 Players Blvd, Newton, NJ 07860 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Bear Brook Valley

Bear Brook Valley is a rustic-chic wedding venue with a beautiful banquet hall based in Fredon, New Jersey. Surrounded by nature, this idyllic wedding venue is the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding. Bear Brook Valley hosts only one wedding per day, ensuring the utmost dedication to you and your guests on your special occasion. This close-knit team will work to bring your wedding vision to life flawlessly, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Facilities and Capacity

Bear Brook Valley can accommodate up to 325 guests, comfortably hosting both intimate and larger celebrations. Surrounded by rolling hills and trickling waterfalls, the venue provides a picturesque setting for your ‘I do’. This heavenly location offers noteworthy features, including a vineyard, a garden, fire pits, bistro lights, paved trails, and a putting green. With hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows, the ballroom will allow you to take in the beautiful outdoor views from inside. The venue also offers a wrap-around deck so you can experience the outdoors while still being sheltered. Its country-meets-modern atmosphere is perfect for your one-of-a-kind wedding.

Services Offered

The Bear Brook Valley team prides itself in taking care of every detail from the moment you book your wedding to your grand exit. This dedicated team will allow you to focus on spending time with your loved ones during your momentous milestone. With an onsite wedding planner, day-of coordinator, and maître d’, the team will work with you to make your dreams come true.

Cuisine

With creative menu options, the chefs prepare top-quality and trendy foods for your wedding. Cocktail hour (and a half) features everything from mini chicken pot pies to a taco station, with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options throughout. Sit down dinner includes 5 salad options and 5 entree choices followed by artisanal desserts made by their in-house pastry chef. The team will make your wedding a personalized experience with unique offerings and personal touches including fun dessert upgrades and late-night snacks.

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42 Reviews for Bear Brook Valley

Recommended by 91% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Alyssa C. · Married on 10/03/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Visiting the hall

    We went for a visit and right away they poured us a glass of wine or beer. The grounds are beautiful, everything was explained thoroughly, and the presentation was exquisite. We booked right on the spot. After we booked they immediately got in touch with us and communication has been open ever since. I look forward to working with them

    Sent on 09/05/2019

    Bear Brook Valley's reply:

    Thank you so much Alyssa for sharing your experience with us! First impressions are everything! We look forward to working with you and Mathias for your big day- November 28th!!
  • K

    Kara Z. · Married on 09/18/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Above & Beyond Our Expectations

    We booked our wedding with Rock Island Lake Club for 9/18/2020. Given COVID, our wedding reception was going to be held in a tented outdoor space, lakeside; however, the week of the wedding, the owners offered us an option to switch our reception to their sister location, Bear Brook Valley due to expected low temperatures on our wedding day and being in an outdoor space. They explained how Bear Brook Valley was newly renovated to allow indoor/outdoor access throughout the reception space and increased comfort for our wedding guests. We were initially wary of changing the location of our venue the week-of (due to logistics and fear of guests declining to attend since the reception would no longer be fully outdoors), but we were also concerned about how a tented reception outdoors could be chilly for our guests if we kept the reception as planned. Ultimately, we decided to take the owners up on their offer to switch to the renovated space at Bear Brook as we were assured this would be a great option for our guests. We met the owners and Bear Brook staff on 9/17, saw the renovations and incredible space, and were SO excited to host our event at Bear Brook the following day. We had zero doubts that our wedding would be incredible and fully trusted the staff to accommodate our wedding details as originally planned at Rock Island. Even still, they beyond exceeded our expectations on our wedding day. From the very moment our wedding party arrived on 9/18 to the very end of the reception, we were treated like royalty. The service provides was seamless and top-notch. Our guests had an awesome time and followed up with us the next day about how great our event was. Truly, we couldn’t have been happier with how our day went and are so grateful to the owners and staff for having our day run so smoothly. We have been raving about our wedding ever since and encourage all couples to trust that the renovations and indoor/outdoor access is a great option! Our only hope is that we will attend a future wedding at Bear Brook or Rock Island as guests ourselves because we had such an incredible time! Thank you to Rock Island/Bear Brook for making our wedding day the best day of our lives.

    Sent on 09/25/2020

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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Bear Brook Valley FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 9.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 9.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Country/Golf Club
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
  • What event services do you offer?
    Cake
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access

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Bear Brook Valley frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Bear Brook Valley?

Bear Brook Valley includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Bear Brook Valley, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Bear Brook Valley includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Bear Brook Valley, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Bear Brook Valley includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Bear Brook Valley in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Bear Brook Valley for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Country/Golf Club

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Bear Brook Valley for wedding events?

Bear Brook Valley offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Bear Brook Valley offer?

Bear Brook Valley offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does Bear Brook Valley offer for wedding events?

Bear Brook Valley offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Cake
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Bear Brook Valley have available for wedding events?

Bear Brook Valley offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Bear Brook Valley and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Bear Brook Valley is recommended by 79% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in average response time, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.5 in flexibility, 4.5 in professionalism and 4.5 in value.