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Must-Haves for your Bear Brook Valley Wedding

Updated: Mar 1

Getting married at Bear Brook Valley and overwhelmed by all of the amazing food options and cool upgrades in the wedding package? To help, we asked past BBV couples to share their top food and upgrade recommendations for future couples. Here's what they said...


Early Arrival Packages


The top recommended upgrade on the Bear Brook Valley NJ wedding package were the early arrival packages, The Silo Suite and The Woodford Lounge. These two private suites allow couples and their wedding parties to get ready on-site taking the worry and stress away from their day. Included in the packages is fresh lunch (and breakfast for the Silo Suite), drinks, and a personal attendant.

Here's what our past couples have to say about their early arrival packages...

  • "You can get ready in the beautiful Silo Suite that has everything you need, or the Woodford Lounge with all the games your {future spouse} will love."

  • "Both the Silo Suite and Woodford Lounge are such a nice touch and something you won’t find at other venues. They are both a must!"

  • "I felt so calm and peaceful on the day of my wedding because the bridal suite exudes zen."

  • "As an added bonus, the Silo Suite and Woodford Lounge were absolutely perfect spaces for the {wedding parties} to get ready."

  • "The early arrival packages to me were the most worth it, because I didn't have to worry about timing or anyone in my bridal party being late."



LA Tacos & Tequila


We knew this one was going to be a favorite! With the all-inclusive wedding package at Bear Brook Valley, you get to choose 3 live captain stations. LA Tacos and Tequila is the station that most couples choose for their wedding day, and we don't blame them.

Matt Stallone Photography

What's included with LA Tacos + Tequila...

  • This station has shrimp, beef, chicken, pork, flour & corn tortillas, queso, jalapenos, sour cream, avocado, Pico de Gallo, salsa, fresh guac, and is paired with assorted tequilas. It's no wonder couples recommend this station 😍🌮



McDonalds Munchies


What better way to end a night of drinking and dancing than with McDonalds?! One of our most popular late-night menu choices, McDonalds Munchies sends you and your guests off with McNuggets, cheeseburgers, hamburgers, and french fries 😋 this will save them a late-night munchies stop on the way home!

What our couples who booked the McDonalds Munchies have to say...

  • "Our friends still talk about it to this day. Perfect snack on the way home."

And what guests are saying...

  • "At the end of the night, there was more food to come. They brought us all McDonalds! I had a cheeseburger and some nuggets lol. This was seriously the best, most fun wedding I've ever attending."



The Midnight Diner Stop


What's a night in Jersey without some diner food?! As your wedding night wraps up, we'll bring out the NJ diner classics-- Taylor ham (no, it's not pork roll; welcome to north Jersey!), sausage, bacon, egg, cheese, Kaiser rolls, and diner-style disco fries. This one adds a nice authentic touch into your New Jersey wedding.

What couples are saying about the Midnight Diner Stop...

  • "It was amazing and our guests still rave about it!!"

  • "In lieu of favors, we added on the Midnight Diner Stop and that was best! Guests cannot stop talking about the amazing food."

  • "At the end of the night we were so stuffed. As we made our way back to the bus, guess what they had waiting.. breakfast sandwiches! They had a few guys out front making Taylor ham, bacon egg and cheese sandwiches. Even with how stuffed I was I couldn't resist!"



Big Texas


This cocktail hour live station is included in the wedding package and is loved by couples and guests for the BBQ Meatloaf, Frito pie, fried chicken, onion rings, andouille sausage, Texas corn bread, BBQ ribs frickles, coleslaw, tater tot pie, and roasted corn chili. Top it off with prickly pear vodka!

What couples are saying about Big Texas...

  • "All my guests still rave about it almost two years later!"



The Brick Oven


Woodfired pizza straight from our brick oven, made-to-order or hot-and-ready to send your guests off with!



What couples are saying about The Brick Oven...

  • "Over one month later, our guests are still talking about the phenomenal food and service; everyone was absolutely wowed by the pizza to go station at the end of the night!"

  • "We capped off the night with the brick oven pizza upgrade, serving as our favor for our guests as they departed, and heard rave reviews the next morning."



The Boardwalk


The Boardwalk is a sweet treat upgrade with zeppoles, cinnamon sugar churros, deep fried Oreos, & twinkies, funnel cake, and fresh lemonade

What couples are saying about The Boardwalk:

  • "The highlights were the boardwalk foods like deep fried Oreos, twinkies and zeppoles, delicious!!

  • "Our guests told us how delicious the boardwalk station was that we added as a dessert!"



Up-Lighting


Change the entire mood in the ballroom with up-lighting! Choose from 24+ colors of built-in lighting features in our ballroom dance floor, tray ceiling, columns & bar.

Bonus: when you book a late-night station, you get up-lighting for free!

Photo: Delaney Dobson

What couples are saying about Up-Lighting:

  • "The lighting at dinner created a perfect ambiance."

  • "The lighting really set the dance party mood we wanted."



Cigar and Whiskey Bar


Couples and guests love this Bear Brook Valley upgrade! Add the cigar and whiskey bar to your wedding for guests to take a break outside on the ballroom deck.

What couples are saying about the Cigar and Whiskey Bar:

  • "We also had a cigar bar, photo booth, and a hot dog/popcorn cart - all amazing ideas and I suggest them for all future brides!!"

  • "We opted for the cigar bar which was a hit with our guests as was the after party with brick oven pizza."



Overall, what couples love most about the Bear Brook Valley wedding package is that it is customizable. You can make your wedding day yours by selecting foods that remind you of your favorite vacation spot, adding a dessert upgrade that you and your fiance love, or ending the night with a late night station of your choice! If you got married at Bear Brook Valley in New Jersey and have a favorite menu item or upgrade, share it with us in the comments! If you're getting married at this unique wedding venue, check out the full wedding package Best Wedding Packages in NJ: Bear Brook Valley.


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