About Us

Bear Brook Valley is one of New Jersey’s newest wedding ceremony and reception venues. When owners Perry and Michele Bonadies bought the building in 2015, they wanted to create more than just a beautiful facility. They took their experience, ideas and visions and created the ultimate experience for brides, grooms and guests of all ages. Each room has been personally customized and designed from scratch.

You and your fianc̩e can exchange vows outside along the water, under a wooden pergola or in the ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows. The flat stone trail will guide you and your guests with ease right into cocktail hour.

The 40-foot copper cocktail hour bar with granite tops and 24+ beer selections is accessible from both inside and out, providing plenty of space to eat and drink without separating your guests. For the outdoor section, they have a 70-foot-long natural stone ledge, a stone fire pit and built-in heaters to ensure comfort, even outside. Their large and diverse, open-air cocktail lounge is made with travertine floors, custom woodwork, custom wainscoting and post-and-beam construction. Seating for more than 170 people is provided at custom, Amish-made tables and chairs as well as in separate lounge areas.

The 1,000-square-foot Woodford Lounge is adjacent to the cocktail room with a double-sided indoor stone fireplace and six-foot-wide barn doors. This lounge will have an 11-foot iron bar, a built-in sound system, 2 TVs, video games, pool table, shuffle board table, classic Pac Man and more.

As everyone heads up to the ballroom for dinner and dancing, they will pass a five-foot-round, free-standing fire pit. Entering the ballroom, guests will be welcomed with more stunning views through floor-to-ceiling windows as they walk along hardwood floors. Each guest will have a custom-made, cross-back chair with custom-made farmhouse dinner tables, where more than 350 people can be seated under a 20-foot ballroom ceiling. The bride and groom will have their own custom-made sweetheart table and chairs. This ballroom provides an extra-large dance floor with built-in moving gobo lights with custom monograms and other built-in features such as up lighting, tray ceilings, sound system and two 90-inch drop-down TVs. The 27-foot ballroom bar with 16 draft beers is accessible during your entire reception and locatednear a glass door leading to our large, wrap-around deck with a fireplace and romantic lighting. This deck has a large covered tin-ceiling area so guests can be outside and enjoy the deck views even when it rains.

Next to the ballroom is our 1,400 square-foot Silo Suite, which is another private space we provide for your wedding party to relax and get ready. This suite includes a private bathroom, closets, mini safes, a granite wet bar, refrigerator, custom couches, tables, chairs and a walk-out Juliet balcony overlooking the heart-shaped pond as well as a separate salon area to include a Poseidon salon sink, mirrors and a makeup area.

Details

Reception Capacity Range: 150-350
Number of Simultaneous Events: 1
Waiter to Guest Ratio: 1:12
Number of Courses: 4

Amenities

  • After-party spaceTrue
  • All food and beverage handled by venueTrue
  • Custom cakesTrue
  • Custom menusTrue
  • FireplacesTrue
  • Gardens for picturesTrue
  • Grand ballroomTrue
  • Indoor ceremoniesTrue
  • Lighting packageTrue
  • Newly renovatedTrue
  • Outdoor ceremoniesTrue
  • Outdoor patiosTrue
  • Outdoor receptionsTrue
  • Valet parkingTrue
  • Water viewsTrue
  • WeddingTrue