Updated: Jan 7
We've reached out to past Bear Brook Valley couples for some words of encouragement for the couples who have had to postpone their weddings, and the results are amazing. Thank you to those couples for providing us with comfort during this time, and thank you to the couples who are being so patient and supportive as we figure all of this out.
"Our hearts go out to all of the couples that have had to postpone their weddings. While it may be a little longer than you had planned, being engaged and planning your wedding is truly the most exciting time and we hope you can continue to enjoy every moment of this chapter in your life. At the end of the day, this pandemic will not stop you. You will marry the love of your life and it will be the best day ever!!!
We know wedding planning can be stressful in any circumstance, but you never have to stress about your choice in Bear Brook Valley. Evan and I never worried for a second from our first meeting with our coordinator to our wedding day - and we wouldn't have changed a thing about it. You can rest assured that the team will make your wedding go off without a hitch and your guests will be raving about the venue, the food, the drinks, and everything else!!!"
Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness,
Kristine and Evan Venice
"We can’t express how sorry we are that you’re dealing with these troubling times — something
none of us ever imagined we’d experience. Planning a wedding is no easy task, and emotions run high (let alone during a global pandemic). If it makes you feel better, we welcomed our first baby into the world January 24th. Talk about throwing your [parenting] plans out the window.
We can say with full confidence that you have SO much to look forward to once this passes. We can’t imagine a better celebration than at Bear Brook Valley! Sharing an incredibly special day with friends and family will be 100x more meaningful. The scenery is magnificent, and just think of the photos you’ll have of your nearest and dearest celebrating your love after one of the most chaotic times of our lives. You’ll be toasting to love in a way you never knew possible. Cheers to your extra special day."
- Shayna & Matt Cohen
BBV wedding Sept 22, 2018
"While postponing your wedding just seems unimaginable, I hope you are finding some sort of peace in the fact that you’ll soon be able to celebrate your love with all of your friends and family at the most beautiful and amazing wedding venue out there! Being restricted from seeing all of your loved ones for weeks on end, will make coming together on your wedding day that much sweeter and memorable. Honestly, it will be the best party you could imagine, as everyone gets the chance to come together for your big day! Regardless of the actual date that your wedding takes place, please find comfort in knowing that the undivided attention you will get from the BBV staff will make you forget all about the stress and troubles you are facing during this difficult time. They truly will make YOUR DAY the most special day you could ever imagine, and then some! I know this can’t be easy, but trust me - you’re in the best hands. Our hearts are with all of you ❤️"
- Lindsey & John Beatty
July 1, 2018
"Although things may not be going as planned, I encourage you to find ways to make your original wedding date special. Whether that is cooking up a romantic meal, ordering takeout from your favorite spot, or just binge-watching your favorite shows together, find a way to celebrate that day. Make new memories, new traditions, and remember that when your day comes, it will have been worth the wait."
- Jackie & Anthony Rispoli
November 2, 2019
"All my love to the strong couples out there waiting for their special day at Bear Brook Valley. It will be well worth the wait! You deserve the wedding of your dreams and Bear Brook will make it happen! This too shall pass. The best is yet to come❤️"
-Melissa & Marco Fox
February 28, 2020
"The day is absolutely worth the wait. While I couldn’t imagine postponing my wedding and while it’s easier said than done...once it’s over-- that’s it. And you will LONG to have that day back. Take this time to really figure out what you want; ideas, styles, and trends change every 6 months. Keep the planning exciting. Think of new personal touches such as personalized cocktail napkins or tissues for the ceremony. Maybe save some extra money for more add-ons to your day. Stalk different photographers for your favorite spot for photos. Whatever it may be, it is worth the wait. We watch our wedding video all the time, longing to take ourselves back. It’s a good thing we got to do a tasting because we can’t even remember eating, we were having so much fun! Some of my favorite aspects about the venue were the bridal suite and grooms lounge. So worth it!"
- Krissy & David Hering
February 22, 2019
"No matter what day your wedding is, at the end of the day, you’ll be married to your best friend! And you can be assured that BBV will go above and beyond to make you feel like royalty on your special day - whenever that may be! Plus, you have more time to make sure you have all your favorite foods on the menu :)"
- Jenny & Brandon Fiegoli
October 26, 2019
"It is hard to comprehend what is going on with the world and this virus that has completely struck us by surprise. It is especially hard to imagine that the day you have been looking forward to, the day that is supposed to be the best day of your life, and the day you poured all your time and detail into coming together, will have to be postponed. It does not make sense and it most definitely does not seem fair; however, knowing that you can STILL have your wedding at BBV should bring you some form of peace and calmness. BBV is worth the wait regardless of the situation. They make dreams come true and allow for you to SERIOUSLY have the best day of your life. I know it seems tough right now, but I promise you, you will be the happiest person ever at the end of this when you get to finally celebrate your love at the best venue there is. You are in great hands!! Use this time for some much needed R&R and when that day comes you will not regret it!! ❤️"
- Paige & Nick Vetterlein
June 8, 2019
"To All the Corona couples,
With all the negativity surrounding the virus, which resulted in postponing your wedding, here is a little glimpse of positivity and hope.
When your day finally comes, and it will, it will be the BEST DAY EVER. The bear brook valley team made sure everything was perfect and incredible for my day, so I can only imagine how much harder they will work for all the postponed brides. You will finally have your moment of putting on the beautiful dress in the gorgeous silo sweet, walking down the aisle to your groom, dancing into the breathtaking ballroom, and hopefully eating everything(because the food is AMAZING.) It might be a little later than you expected, but just remember the best things are worth the wait.
Try to stay positive, know that this will pass and hopefully the only thing affected for you was the date. Take this time to spend time with your family and soon to be husband. Be thankful that you have someone standing next to you, to help you navigate this crazy ride. Take a deep breath, think ahead to better days, and get ready for the best day of your life. The Bear Brook Team will handle the rest.
Good luck future BBV Brides❤️"
Ashley & RJ Schaller
September 29, 2019