Even though this year, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhogs day predicting six more weeks of winter, it’s time for Rock Island Lake Club and Bear Brook Valley to wake up for wedding season! After our quick hibernation period from January 1st – February 15th, Rock Island and Bear Brook are awake for the year and fully up and running. Every winter, the venues close down and do routine maintenance on the buildings to keep them looking as good as they did the day they opened.
This year during our hibernation period, Rock Island got a major face-lift! During this renovation, the ballroom was expanded making room for a larger bar and more room for you and your loved ones to dance all night long. We also were able to expand the Lounge, giving your fiancé more room to get ready. Inside the Lounge we added a shuffleboard with extra lounge space and TV's, making it the ultimate spot to hang out and get ready before you say “I do!”
(Click here to see an album of all the new construction changes)
We also used this time to update the wedding packages with new and fun food options and upgrades. During cocktail hour, you will find Small Plates as an option for passed hors d’ oeuvres; Ramen Noodle Station, Poke Station, Spring Roll Station, and Bibimbap Station all added as new live captain stations; and other additions like The Bavarian Pretzel Board, the Green Goddess Salad and a new transportation bus at Rock Island for handicapped guests. To see the entire wedding packages, visit our website!
For 2018, we can definitely expect to see lots of greenery in the weddings, whether it be a garland floral design as the centerpieces, or leafy bouquets - Woodsy elements are taking over by storm as brides and grooms get back to nature. We can also expect to see a lot of purple! Purple has been named by Pantone as this year’s “Color of the Year”. Flowers like lilac and lavender look great when paired with garlands and other greenery! And since we always keep up with the trends, we've added a new purple gin to our bar package as well! Let the signature drink ideas run wild!
We are so excited for what’s in store for 2018 and can’t wait to bring a little magic to all of our couple’s special day! As always, the teams at Bear Brook Valley and Rock Island Lake Club thank every couple that has chosen us to be a part of your wedding.