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Champagne Brunch Ceremonies & Receptions at Black Bear Crossings Café & Banquet Center

One of the first steps of planning a wedding is deciding on the date, time and location of the ceremony & reception. These three things set the overall mood of a wedding. Champagne brunch receptions have gotten a bad rap in the past, but are quickly becoming more popular for the following reasons: they offer the couple an intimate, affordable, uniquely stylized event that can be more memorable because it is different from what you usually see and will leave your guests saying “Wow”. A brunch offers more options for creativity, dates, & venues, a timeline on your terms, better airfare rates and travel options for your honeymoon, and discounted rates across the board for most wedding vendors.



Brunch weddings are one of the most cost-effective receptions you can have. Wedding vendors from musicians, photographers, venues, etc… typically offer discounted rates for daytime events. Rental rates for venues, catering minimums, as well as menu prices tend to be less during the day. Bar bills also tend to be significantly lower for daytime functions. Here at Black Bear Crossings, our champagne brunch menu includes a champagne toast, and cupcakes! That means it can be a complete package, at great savings. The overall mood of a champagne brunch reception is elegant, simple and relaxed. Playing up the simple elegant theme will not only save you money on wedding décor, but it will also “wow” your guests. If you book a morning ceremony on our outdoor promenade, followed by a champagne brunch in our banquet room, you will receive a free upgrade for your wedding!


More Availability

The availability of venues also opens up as well. There is far less competition for space on Saturday or Sunday mornings. This means you don’t have to stress out about finding a venue.

More Photo Opportunities

Running out of daylight for photos after your ceremony will not be an issue when you have a morning ceremony followed by a champagne brunch. You would be surprised by how may couples do not allot enough time for photos after the ceremony. They are often scrambling to get in last minute shots before the sun sets.

The “Wow” factor

Simply combining the words champagne & brunch, and you know you are in for a good time. With a brunch reception, there is unlimited potential for customization. That expression of creativity gives variety to your wedding guests and makes your wedding more personal and memorable. Instead of a typical hosted bar, you could offer your guests a customizable mimosa bar, with a variety of freshly squeezed juices and berries.  Or another great option is a fully loaded bloody mary bar, or a specialty coffee station. When it comes to the menu, you guests can only say “Wow” to our chef carved signature bone-in smoked ham, or our  chef performance omelet station or waffle station.  And for desert, not another wedding cake. Why not a donut tower, or a coffee cake on every guest table? Other great daytime dessert options include our mouth watering petite sweets assortment, Pam’s homemade pies, and we cannot forget the cupcakes!!! In addition to all the great food, the natural light pouring in all the windows provides an ambience that cannot even be compared to a typical banquet hall with incandescent lighting.


Intimate Weddings /  Second Marriages / Vow Renewals

The more relaxed mood of a champagne brunch makes it the perfect choice for smaller, more intimate weddings, second marriages and vow renewals. The level of stress tends to be significantly less with a daytime reception. This allows you to truly celebrate your two families becoming one, and to enjoy your very special day.


Whether you choose a champagne brunch, or an evening reception, our professional wedding planners here at Black Bear Crossings Café & Banquet Center are here to help make your ceremony & reception everything you have dreamed of.