Private events look a bit different in 2020 than they have in the past. Smaller guest lists, ultra-sanitization requirements and socially distanced venues are a few traits of the modern-day party. We’re not here to stress you out or take away the fun, though. Valley Smoke happens to be the perfect spot for private parties this summer. From outstanding food and drinks to the breathtaking views, here’s why you should look no further for your next event locale:

Offer Your Guests the Dining (and Drinking) Experience They Crave

Valley Smoke is a coveted dining destination for a reason. We don’t mean to toot our own horn, but you just can’t beat mouthwatering modern BBQ with a view of the Intracoastal. Guests from Jacksonville and beyond will appreciate the care that goes into your curated dining and cocktail menu. 

Our team works closely with every private event host to build a menu that’s right for their guests. You can choose from passed hors d’oeuvres, a formal sit-down meal or simply an open bar. Any combination of options is possible, depending on the size and nature of your event. 

Choose From an Intimate Private Dining Room, Sprawling Outdoor Space, or Four Other Spaces

Six private event space options takes your entertaining possibilities to a whole new level. The location you choose can focus on privacy, waterfront views, socialization and more. Take a look at our event spaces below. 

– The Hearth Room: 75-120 guests, cozy setting that’s perfect for holiday parties

– The East Room: up to 8 guests, overlooks an oak tree, ideal for intimate dinners

– The Lawn/Dockside: 200-300 guests, waterfront outdoor space under the oaks

– The Lounge: 40-50 guests, browse the whiskey wall while you enjoy the cocktail lounge

– The Porch: 45-55 guests, semi-private space overlooking the waterway

We Accommodate Events of Nearly Every Size and Purpose

Our diverse venue selection is ideal for wedding receptions, holiday meals, corporate cocktail hours and so much more. Work with our creative events team to coordinate the decorations, menu and services you envision.

There are countless perks to hosting your event with us. AV capabilities allow for tech set-up, a custom menu keeps pricing straightforward and an open bar keeps the fun going all night long. 

Chat with the Valley Smoke Events Coordinator Today!

Valley Smoke was built with one thing in mind — to provide top-notch BBQ and cocktails to locals and visitors. Whether you simply pop in for a drink at the bar or consider our venue the perfect spot for your next big event, our team is here to help. 

Contact Laura Hayes for or all private dining and event questions. We’ll work with you to create a custom menu, choose the perfect location and create the event you envision. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Nothing improves a stressful day at the office like an irresistible waterfront cocktail hour. From budget-friendly apps to boozy beverages, weekday evenings don’t get any better than happy hour at Valley Smoke. If you’re craving the warmer weather and cocktails with some friends, look no further than our food and drink specials with a view. 

De-Stress with Beer, Wine or a Cocktail

The only thing better than a glass of something strong after a long day is when it’s on special. From 4-6:30 pm on Mondays through Thursdays, it’s your opportunity to try something new on our drink menu. Our happy hour drink offerings includes many delicious options:

  • Old Soul Wine: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Petite Syrah, Pure Red Blend
  • Bud Light and Miller Lite
  • Yuengling Draft
  • “Well Made” Single Mix Drink
  • Drink Of The Day

All of these drinks are between $4 and $7, which makes it a no-brainer to order a couple over great conversation with friends. 

Snack on Something Good this Evening

Some places only offer discounts of drinks during happy hour. After a busy day, the Valley Smoke crew knows you need something to eat, too. While plenty of our customers drop by for the countless options at our whiskey bar, most know you can’t leave without ordering some irresistible BBQ. 

In addition to your drink order, indulge in one of our happy hour appetizers this season. All of these classic southern snacks get a much-appreciated modern twist at Valley Smoke. Sample one or all of them with prices between $5 and $7. 

  • Farm House Mini Ham Sandwiches
  • Cocktail Pimento Cheese w/ Benne Crackers
  • Deviled Farm Eggs w/ crispy Buffalo Chicken Skins
  • BBQ House Potato Chips w/ Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dip
  • Fresh Milled Corn Bread w/ Whipped Honey Butter

Relax with Us at Valley Smoke’s Weekly Happy Hour

Valley Smoke offers one of the best happy hours in Jacksonville for many reasons. Anywhere can pour you an affordable beer, but not many spots can do it with a breathtaking view. From our mini putt putt course and Intracoastal views to our delicious southern meals, there’s something for everyone at Valley Smoke. 

Are you ready to enjoy the spring weather in Ponte Vedra? We don’t blame you! This short winter has us all craving the great Florida outdoors. Stop by for Valley Smoke’s happy hour Monday through Thursday from 4-6:30 pm. We can’t wait to see you!

The cool weather is right around the corner for Florida locals. Aside from richly flavored lattes and cozy scarves, it’s finally time to indulge in some of our favorite full-bodied winter wines. The Valley Smoke crew might be Ponte Vedra’s resident BBQ experts, but we also know a thing or two about great wine. Check out our go-to guide on what to sip this season (and how to pair them with your BBQ favorites).

Our Favorite Food and Wine Pairings this Season

Fruit-Forward Cabernet Sauvignon

The longer a Cabernet ages, the bolder it becomes. 2014 and 2016 Cabernets offer some of the most nuanced flavor profiles. Indulge in one of Valley Smoke’s hand-selected Cabernets to experience the true boldness a good red wine can offer.

We recommend you choose rich foods to pair with a tannin-forward red like a Cabernet. Our Oak Smoked Burrata, Beef Brisket and Wood Grilled Pork Chop all perfectly complement a comforting glass of Cab.

Crisp Rosé

Rosé isn’t just a summer wine, ya’ll. We’re telling you to officially kick the stereotype to the curb and pop a bottle of pink wine in the winter. Come on, you know you want to! Choose a Rosé that’s redder in flavor, signaling bolder flavors perfect for cold weather. Some of the best winter options come from California and Tuscany, opposed to the beautiful summer Rosés from France.

Pair your delicious glass of Rosé with milder dishes this winter. The Atlantic Salmon Filet, Good Breed Chicken and Roast Beet Salad are all matches made in heaven for pink wine. A local favorite in PV is a glass of crisp Rosé and Valley Smoke’s Roast Beet Salad with pecans, pears, Georgia blue cheese, baby spinach and honey sherry vinaigrette.

Unoaked Chardonnay

Unoaked Chardonnay offers a unique flavor profile that most casual wine drinkers absolutely love. It’s a buttery winter wine choice that plays well with so many seasonal entrees. Living near the water, we love pairing a chilled glass with fresh seafood.

The smooth flavors of Chardonnay make it the perfect accompaniment to Heritage St Louis Style Ribs, Local Shrimp & Chorizo Pasta or the Seared Snapper Pozole.

Enjoy Wine & BBQ with a View at Valley Smoke

We can’t think of anything better than indulging in expertly crafted bbq dishes and seasonal wine while soaking in views of the Intracoastal. Wander over to a cozy chair on our deck to savor your winter wine selection before dinner is served. We promise it’ll be one of the highlights of your week.

Make a reservation here. We can’t wait to see you this fall!