Our Favorite Small Businesses

Updated: Jan 7

Looking to support small businesses this holiday season? Good! They need us now more than ever. We've got a list of our favorite small businesses in New Jersey and beyond. Whether you are shopping for décor or paper goods for your wedding or looking for unique gifts to give your family and friends, save this blog for fun ideas!

The Jess Press

The Jess Press is a one-stop-shop for modern lettering and design for event signage, paper goods, home décor, and business design. Purchase personalized items for your wedding-- place cards, a welcome sign, or a seating chart. Or buy personalized gifts for a friend or family member. We love the 'we're engaged' ornament!!

Shop The Jess Press on Etsy this holiday season.

Chester Charcuterie

Chester Charcuterie offers custom charcuterie boards with meats, cheeses, and more! Owned by Alicia and Marisa, this yummy and Insta-worthy company services Morris, Hunterdon,

Sussex, and Essex County. Whether it's for an event, a gift, or just for you, Chester Charcuterie will create and deliver a one-of-a-kind charcuterie board for you to enjoy!

Rustic Love Craft Co

Jackie, owner and creative behind Rustic Love Craft Co is a Bear Brook Valley Bride! She got married at our NJ wedding venue in 2019 and made a lot of the signs for her wedding day (the first four are signs that were at her wedding)!

You can shop her fun signs and more on the Rustic Love Craft Co Instagram.

Brighter Days Co

What's your go-to gift? Ours is candles! They smell amazing, they give off good vibes, and everyone loves a candle! Brighter Days Company makes candles that are handmade and poured right in NJ. Their candles are vegan and non-toxic, made with 100% natural soy wax and an organic wooden wick. Shop their collection of candles (and cute greeting cards!) that are guaranteed to make your day brighter. Oh and be sure to check out their calendar; the girls at Brighter Days Co host candle making workshops!

FoxVale Events

Owned by one of our Bear Brook Valley team members, FoxVale Events is a wedding and event furniture and décor rental company in Sparta, NJ. They rent vintage lounges, tablescapes and place settings, archways, decor, and more. Shop their online store for cute ornaments and hats, or rent a lounge for your wedding or party! 5% of every purchase/rental is donated to Autism Awareness.

Adorn Market

Adorn Market specializes in bespoke calligraphy place cards, seating charts and table signage. This small business is a preferred vendor at NJ wedding venue, Bear Brook Valley; we just love their style and natural look and feel! Fulfill all of your wedding needs on the Adorn Market Etsy shop!

Makeup by Mckenna

Mckenna is a local makeup artist and a preferred vendor at our rustic wedding venue in NJ. Not only does she do bridal makeup, but she also offers special event makeup, one-on-one makeup lessons, and mobile spray tans! Give the gift of beauty and confidence with a gift certificate. Email Mckenna to purchase!

Untied Brewing Co

Sound familiar? That's because we have beer made by Untied Brewing Co on tap at Bear Brook Valley! Right now, we have All Mashed Up on tap, a porter brewed with honey, pecans, milk sugar, vanilla bean, peanut butter, vanilla wafers, and graham crackers 😍 Untied Brewing Co has indoor and outdoor tap rooms AND they offer delivery throughout Northern NJ! Stop by, order a delivery, or purchase a gift card for some tasty beer. You can check out what's on tap here.

Tranquility Farms

Tranquility Farms is a farm located in Allamuchy, NJ, just a little over 10 minutes away from Bear Brook Valley. They have cute animals to visit, a delicious ice cream shop, Christmas trees and wreaths, and a store filled with fresh food, produce, and treats! Oh and they have hot cocoa bombs 😋

Humble Hippie 7

Humble Hippie 7 is owned by Bear Brook Valley's bridal attendant, Vanessa. Humble Hippie 7 sells handmade boho and hippie-inspired jewelry. These adorable earrings would make an awesome Christmas gift! Check out her Etsy shop for more!


Megan, one of the event coordinators at Bear Brook Valley is the artist behind Charestar. Megan grew up fawning over Faberge eggs and anything covered in crystals. Now, she makes them herself. She's a mixed media artist focused on merging bold and fun images with delicate Swarovski crystals. Creating a visual display of the completely two opposite sides of her personality; Graffiti Artist vs. Swarovski Crystal Enthusiast. Shop her collection at https://charestar.bigcartel.com/products.

We are so fortunate to work with so many small businesses throughout each wedding season. Remember to shop small this holiday season and to support the small businesses that keep our communities running! And while shopping small, consider shopping for those in need by joining us in purchasing gifts for children supported by the Center for Prevention and Counseling. You can find their Amazon wish list here.

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