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Stephanie · Married on 12/05/2020
We LOVED our wedding at BCMR!
My husband and I chose BCMR because it was intimate, personal (the staff were so accommodating, kind, and very willing to go above and beyond), affordable, and most of all because we felt we would be in capable hands with Theresa (the event coordinator at BCMR), and later with Lisa. We made the absolute best decision of our lives. Our wedding, during a pandemic, had been the absolute best day of my life and a lot of that is because of the amazing people at BCMR.
My husband and I booked about 2 years in advance and during that time there had been a change in staffing so our wedding planner/event coordinator changed to Lisa. Lisa is absolutely incredible. We were obviously worried at first, because we loved working with Theresa, however there was truly no need to worry. Lisa went above and beyond for us constantly. Our planning process was quite stressful because of the pandemic. However, Lisa stayed in communication with us throughout the whole experience. Always updating us, offering suggestions, and doing everything she could on her end to help us have the best day. One of the many beautiful things about BCMR & Lisa is that you review EVERY DETAIL of your wedding ahead of time together and she reaches out to your vendors to make sure that everyone is on the same page. I am a very scheduled person, so having this made my experience so much nicer. Lisa made so many accommodations for us so that our wedding day was beautiful, simply enjoyable, and not stressful at all. She helped set up 11 Christmas trees for decorations, fielded my anxious phone calls when I was worried the state was shutting down, ran our rehearsal practice so that we all felt confident on the day of, made sure everything was perfect when we were getting ready the morning of the wedding, made sure I was able to get a picture with my husband on the ski lift, and so much more. Even when we thought it was going to be a wash out on our wedding day, Lisa already had thoughts about where she would have us take beautiful photos inside. She planned for everything.
I often hear from other brides and grooms that they don’t get to enjoy their wedding day or even eat dinner. That was not our scenario. Because everything had been done ahead of time, we were truly able to enjoy every minute of our wedding day and we even got to enjoy our dinner- which was AMAZING- the food…is incredible. BCMR thinks of everything; At the end of our wedding night, there were two dinners waiting for us in our room.
I also wanted to share that Laura from reservations was also AMAZING. We cannot say enough good things about her. Due to the pandemic, our invitations went out late, because we were waiting till the last minute given that everything was so unpredictable. She was so accommodating; she extended our block of rooms reservation deadline, offered early check in’s and late check out's for us, was so accommodating to the guests that needed to cancel or add a room last minute, and was always willing to send me updated room lists (so I could prepare welcome bags).
It truly feels as though the staff at BCMR is one big family helping you to create and have the best wedding day. If BCMR is on your list… please, look no furtherSent on 01/26/2021
Katie · Married on 10/12/2019
Dream Come True Venue
We couldn’t have picked a better venue for our wedding. Lisa and the rest of the team treated us so well and made our wedding seamless. Our guests also had a great time and everyone was blown away by the resort. We can’t wait to go back for a weekend getaway.Sent on 01/05/2020
Caitlin M. · Married on 10/04/2019
My husband and I had our wedding at Bear Creek, and it was truly magical. Our wedding coordinator was Lisa, and she went above and beyond for us. Between Lisa, the reservation staff, and the waiters and bartenders, we truly could not have asked for a better experience. The venue takes care of gathering all of your belongings and flowers and stores them away for you to pick up the next morning. I could go on and on about how wonderful it was to have our wedding at Bear Creek. We are hoping to go back for our anniversary :)Sent on 10/16/2019
Victoria · Married on 09/01/2019
Bear creek is amazing!
BEAR CREEK IS THE PLACE TO HAVE YOUR WEDDING!Sent on 03/26/2020
When searching for a venue my husband & I wanted a place that screamed warm, you're home, comfort & love - my husband found it with ease. We toured a few venues, but once we walked into the lobby of BCMR we knew it was the place. Our first wedding coordinator was Theresa, who has since left, but was so helpful & welcoming. After she left we did get bounced around a little between coordinators, but LUCKILY ended up with Lisa. She is an angel in human form. Lisa was extremely apologetic for us getting "tossed around" but promised us a perfect night - and it was!
Lisa & the team at BCMR dealt really well with our requests, our large families & multiple room requests/changes. Everyone at the ceremony/party seamlessly helped out , making the entire weekend flawless. They helped gather flowers, ceremony items & gifts - bringing them to our room & even gave us two meals for the next night, which was a LIFE SAVER as we were exhausted!
Throughout the process we met with Lisa & had multiple calls & each time she was cool as a cucumber! Lisa is so organized, as is all the staff & has the ability to answer any questions quickly.
During the wedding day, we had appetizers set aside for us/our families in a separate room, making it easy to eat before the actual party. The servers also came up to us during the party to confirm when we wanted dinner, what ice cream flavors we wanted & ALWAYS kept us "hydrated"! One major note: the food is delicious! At the tasting we realized the portions are extremely generous, well cooked & easily changed if needed for dietary restrictions! We were able to bring in Kosher meals & BCMR helped our gluten free guests!
Dessert is on you to bring in, but that's no worry because once it's confirmed, BCMR handles it all! We decided on Penn State Creamery Ice Cream and Shady Mountain Market (Amish Desserts)- we had extra & they stored it for us, for an extra night & helped us pack it up as we left.
BCMR is set on beautiful grounds and is a great price for all the amazing service you get. You should get married here!
Taylor · Married on 08/17/2019
Such a perfect venue!
We made the best choice picking Bear Creek as our wedding venue, and Lisa was an amazing coordinator! She is so pleasant and so responsive, and she really has the whole planning process down to a science, we didn't have to think about anything the day of! Our guests were so happy to have the ceremony, reception, after party, lodging, and day after breakfast in one place, it made everything so convenient. It's such a beautiful venue, and even though we're from southeastern Pennsylvania, it almost gave the feeling of being a destination wedding. It seems reasonably priced, given all that is included and how amazing the staff is. You really can't go wrong choosing Bear Creek!Sent on 11/02/2019
Kristine · Married on 06/21/2019
Flawless from start to finish
We could not have been happier with Bear Creek. We chose to host our entire wedding there from the rehearsal dinner to the after party and we were astounded by the beautiful venue and outstanding service. From start to finish, Lisa, our coordinator, was there to guide and support us. She made herself very available to us and answered all our questions quickly and efficiently. The folks at Bear Creek literally think of everything. As soon as my groom and I pulled up for the rehearsal, we handed over our decorations and left everything to Bear Creek. We didn't have a single thing to worry about, which made it very easy to relax and enjoy our special day. The food was amazing, the wait and bar staff are phenomenal, and everything is high end and sparkling clean. Every guest left the venue happy. We cannot recommend Bear Creek enough as they were so amazing from start to finish.Sent on 07/08/2019
Jessica · Married on 10/20/2018
Seamless and Professional
Choosing Bear Creek Mountain Resort was hands down the BEST decision we made early on in the planning process. I'm a planner at heart and by profession and still found wedding planning to be stressful. BCMR made it SO easy and asks all of the right questions at the right time.Sent on 01/02/2019
From a "checklist" perspective, BCMR is a one-stop venue with on site accommodations. They can host your ceremony, reception, after party, AND if you plan it right, your rehearsal and post-brunch as well. I also reserved the SPA and had a whole team of professionals work on my bridal party and mother of the bride. Our family spent the WHOLE weekend there (even those not in the wedding/attending rehearsal) and told us it was a resort vacation in their backyard.
If you're on the fence - the food is delicious and plentiful. The tasting package is included with your wedding for up to 6 people (includes G&B - so G+B and 4 friends/family) and is quite the event. You sit in the fully furnished ballroom and go through the motions of a whole reception. Your table will eat (literally) all of the entrees BCMR offers. This really helps narrow down your choices, and I changed all my plans after the tasting. No other venue or B&G I've talked to had something similar to this, and it usually costs more. As of April 2018 (when I went) this was included!
If you're still on the fence - We were so fortunate to have Lisa Geiger as our coordinator (but i've heard the whole team is amazing). She is a treasure and ON TOP of everything. From securing a date, a rehearsal plan, and even reminding me to jump on reserving "The Spa," I felt confident putting everything in Lisa's hands and taking all of her recommendations. Weeks before the wedding, Lisa is in constant contact checking in on little details and wrapping up final counts and payments. The day before she reminded me that I was missing my favors, which gave me enough time to get someone to bring them to me. She also made arrangements with all my vendors (who were all familiar with BCMR) and assured me everything was handled (which it was, and everything was beautiful).
I also recommend using the Woodland ballroom if you have a slightly smallish wedding (I had 120, max is 150-170). I LOVED this space, it was private, and the Trail's End Cafe is right below for the late night after party. My entire family was able to share the one end of the resort. The other two ballrooms are larger, but also have to share the Grille for the after party.
If you're on the fence, I promise BCMR will not let you down. Even the hotel staff, restaurant staff, and the Spa staff are professional, friendly, and helpful. Not a single complaint!
Jessica M. · Married on 10/12/2018
The Bear Creek staff was super attentive and organized. They made our special day flawless. They took care of everything from start to finish. As a bride I had nothing to stress about, I could just enjoy being in the moment.Sent on 11/04/2018
Gabbi0604@Yahoo.com · Married on 08/25/2018
Choosing Bear Creek was the best decision we could have made for our wedding (we planned our wedding from Chicago IL)! I recommend taking advantage of the buffet breakfast the morning after your wedding (guests can pay on their own, come and go as they please but BC can reserve a private space for your group). If you do a rehearsal dinner there, I'd ask for private space (we sat in the open dining area at the Grille, but would have liked a more private/blocked off space). We used the Grille bar for a pre-wedding day happy hour and after party for the wedding - so convenient! The BC staff took carts full of our decor, and did an amazing job staging the room - they even took the flowers from our ceremony setup and reset them at our sweetheart table. We worked with Theresa and she was a dream - I've heard great things about the other coordinators too! Our guests loved the food and had no problem getting apps and drinks all night. You'll have a staff leader assigned to check in with you all night, there was never a moment we didn't have drinks in our hands! We would recommend anyone to host their special day at Bear Creek!Sent on 12/01/2018
Hadar · Married on 07/28/2018
We celebrated our wedding at Bear Creek on July 28th, 2018. We did our rehearsal dinner there as well. I was blown away by the property and the incredible staff throughout our experience booking and executing our event. The grounds were gorgeous for photos and our ceremony, and the reception space was amazing. I would recommend anyone to host their event here. I can't stop raving about our experience from start to finish, and my guests have all given me the same response. Lisa and her team who handle weddings are incredible to work with, the reviews don't lie - this place provides it all! (photos provided are by our photographer, David Zaveloff)Sent on 08/10/2018
Lauryn · Married on 07/01/2018
Bear Creek is the perfect place to have a wedding or another event. The ballroom options, the ceremony locations, the hospitality, and all of the staff at Bear Creek were amazing! We could not have asked for anything else. Everyone was extremely helpful and attentive to our needs and our guests’ needs while planning the wedding and on our wedding day. Our wedding coordinator, Lisa Geiger was extremely helpful during the planning process and on our wedding day. She would readily respond to questions, provide feedback and suggestions when needed, and ensured our “big day” went smoothly. We thoroughly enjoyed our entire stay at Bear Creek and would definitely recommend this venue for any event!Sent on 07/30/2018
Erica · Married on 06/29/2018
Bear Creek was absolutely perfect. Every single person was so helpful and happy to help make our day perfect. Lisa was incredible to work with and made wedding plan so much less stressful. highly recommend.Sent on 07/20/2018
Sherri · Married on 06/02/2018
Theresa was amazing and the whole Bear creek team was great to work with! I loved having the option of inside or outside depending on weather!Sent on 06/09/2018
Jennifer · Married on 05/26/2018
Best decision ever was choosing bear creek. We had Theresa as our coordinator and she was ON every detail from day one. Countless emails back and forth (answering any question i had) and the minute we arrived for the wedding she handled it all. The venue is breathtaking (mountain ballroom was our location), food was amazing and the hotel was perfect. Wish I could give more stars!! 5.26.18Sent on 06/08/2018
Courtney · Married on 05/05/2018
Bear Creek is not only a gorgeous location for a wedding but it also comes with some of the greatest amenities you didn't realize you needed or wanted. We loved the fact that we showed up on Friday and didn't have to go anywhere till Sunday afternoon. We did EVERYTHING at Bear Creek from rehearsal dinner to morning after brunch they had us covered. Theresa and her team was amazing, anything we needed we got! I had serious bustle issues all night and they were great about getting me pins and whatever they could do to help. If you are looking for an amazing place with amazing people I would highly recommend Bear Creek!Sent on 05/29/2018
Lindsay · Married on 11/04/2017
We cannot thank Bear Creek enough for all the hard work they did for us on our wedding day. It is by far the most beautiful venue for celebrating the most important day of our lives! Their experience and expertise was apparent from day one. Theresa and her team amazed us with their organization, professionalism, and their ability to make your big day stress free. Additionally, the venue offers everything for the entire wedding weekend including the hotel, after party space, and delicious brunch following the wedding day. We are so thankful we were able to have our wedding at such an amazing resort!Sent on 12/21/2017
Kirsten · Married on 10/07/2017
absolutely amazing experience. professional staff who cared for our every need. would recommend for all events!Sent on 01/02/2018
Kirstie · Married on 09/30/2017
Bear Creek should be at the top of your list when looking for a venue for your wedding. Thank you bear creek for an amazing and unforgettable wedding! Every detail was perfect and this wedding wouldn’t have been possible without the help from our amazing wedding coordinator Lisa. Bear Creek is lucky to have her. We don’t have enough words to express how amazing she is. Our wedding day was perfect and we wouldn’t have had changed a thing. She is truly the reason we decided to have our wedding at bear creek. Lisa thank you, thank you, thank you. Our families thanks you. You are extremely kind, gifted, and know how to plan a wedding! Really we don’t have enough words and we could talk all day about how irreplaceable Lisa is. All of our guests can’t stop talking about our wedding, how great the food was, the access to hotel rooms, the beauty of the venue and how much fun it was. We also want to say thank you to Jordan he was by our sides the entire night of the rehearsal and wedding. Making sure we were taking care of. Bear creek has some amazing staff but Lisa and Jordan really do out shine. Thank you to the head servers that made sure we always had a drink in our hand and food on our plate. Thank you again Bear Creek! We will be back very soon! Love, Christopher and Kirstie 9.30.17Sent on 10/17/2017
Jessica · Married on 09/22/2017
We couldn't have asked for a better experience at Bear Creek! We had an amazing time at our wedding and have received nothing but complements about how beautiful Bear Creek is, delicious the food was, and how much fun our wedding was. Throughout the planning process, we never left Bear Creek without smiles on our faces from the friendly staff, and positive experience working with our coordinator Theresa. If we could give Bear Creek 10/5 stars we would!!Sent on 10/22/2017
Marcy · Married on 09/15/2017
I wish I could give 100 stars to this amazing wedding venue. I am the mother of the bride, and from beginning to end, every detail was perfect. Therese Labour and all the staff were spot on with everything. Our daughters wedding was a dream come true! We had everything there from rooms, to the spa, the rehearsal dinner, wedding and after party. What a perfect venue for a wedding. And the grounds and the lodge were just incredibly beautiful! I am so sad it's over, but will surely be going back just to enjoy Bear Creek and everything that is offered. Oh and I forgot the food was incredible. The price package was very reasonable. I don't understand why anyone would not want their wedding there! We were all beyond satisfied. Radlowski, Sumoski wedding, 9/15/17Sent on 09/18/2017
Peter · Married on 09/15/2017
From start to finish, I couldn't be happier with how things went with Bear Creek. They made my wife and me feel like VIPs from the first phone call to the night in the Bridal Suite. Theresa was phenomenal and it was easy to tell that the rest of the staff loved their jobs. On top of excellent service, the venue was perfect for what we wanted out of our wedding. Everything was kept in pristine condition and the wedding day went so smoothly I felt I was truly able to enjoy every minute without having to worry about the process. I could really go on about the experience, but I'll end just by saying that the staff, venue, food, service, rooms, and amenities all wildly impressed me, my wife, our families, and everyone who came to the wedding, all at a crazy reasonable expense as far as weddings are concerned. I can't imagine how you'd be disappointed!Sent on 10/03/2017
Meredith · Married on 09/09/2017
Theresa Labour was a phenomenal coordinator. I couldn't have asked for better service from the entire Bear Creek staff. She was meticulous with details and confirmed with us in writing multiple times which I really appreciated. The venue itself is gorgeous and well priced. We felt like we had a great value for all the services we received. We will be going back for our anniversaries for sure! We also had our rehearsal dinner there and that was fantastic as well!Sent on 09/25/2017
Megan · Married on 07/22/2017
The staff at Bear Creek is great! If that isn't enough, the food is outstanding. Bear Creek was very accommodating to our guests that required special meals or wheel chair capabilities. Our wedding coordinator, Lisa, is very knowledgable and makes you feel as though you are not thrown to the wolves with planning! I HIGHLY recommend this venue!Sent on 08/10/2017
Ashley · Married on 06/24/2017
I 100% would recommend Bear Creek to any couple looking to get married in the Allentown area. We worked with Lisa Geiger, who was absolutely amazing!Sent on 07/04/2017
Nicole · Married on 05/27/2017
Theresa and the staff at bear creek ski resort were absolutely amazing. They made sure everything was exactly the way I wanted my wedding to be. They did an absolutely amazing job and I would recommend this place to anyone that asks.Sent on 06/13/2017