Getting Corporate Event Venue to Accept Your Caterer

Getting Corporate Event Venue to Accept Your Caterer

When putting on a corporate event in Silicon Valley, you’re sure to have a diverse crowd. One of the difficulties with venues is getting them to accept the caterer you use to meet the dining requirements of your diverse crowd. Villa Ragusa understands the needs of companies and is one of the very few that happily allows outside caterers.

Dietary Needs of Attendees

There are many special dietary needs in a corporate event crowd. You’ll likely hear from attendees of your event that they need special food prepared for their meal breaks. You’ll likely be asked for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher and Halal. Most companies rely on caterers that can handle these food requests.

Unfortunately, in and around the Silicon Valley, most venues for corporate events won’t allow any outside catering in their facilities. This puts the company in a real bind, as their attendees need that special menu or they cannot eat on site. If they cannot take advantage of the convenience of eating onsite with other attendees, this is a deal breaker. They won’t attend.

Villa Ragusa has a plan in place to accommodate your caterers. We want to make sure your event is a huge success, and we understand that foods for special dietary needs is something every company must provide for their attendees.

Outside Catering Guidelines

We have guidelines in place for when your event needs to bring in an outside caterer. Of course, we’d love to prepare a special menu, but our kitchen isn’t set up to do catering for gluten-free, kosher, halal and other specialty foods. So, we have set up a process that ensures your caterer will be able to bring in their foods and your event will go on without a hitch.

See our Outside Catering Guidelines and begin the process long before your scheduled date.

Company Holiday Party Venue in Silicon Valley

Company Holiday Party Venue in Silicon Valley

There are still spaces left at Villa Ragusa for your company holiday party. There are rooms available that can seat under 200 guests up to 600 guests. But time is running out. You need to book very soon.

Company Holiday Party

The company holiday party can be a party the staff enjoys and looks forward to attending every year. It is particularly anticipated when this party is where the end of the year awards are issued, annual commission bonuses and holiday checks are distributed. If turkeys and hams are handed out, so much the better. You might want to hold back on the fruitcakes, however. Nobody loves the fruitcake.

Villa Ragusa goes the extra mile to make sure your company holiday party this year is the best yet. We offer full catering, from buffet style to sit down dinners or luncheons. We have a full bar available and experienced waitstaff, cocktails servers and bartenders available.

The dance floor is always heavily used whether you hire a band or go with one of our popular DJs in the area. Photo booths and entertainers are always a fun time, if your schedule allows for a lot of free time for fun activities.

The event coordinators at Villa Ragusa are happy to give you suggestions on what works well for corporate holiday parties. We also keep a list of vendors, so we can direct you to local entertainers that specialize in making sure your guests have a wonderful time.

Booking a Venue

Villa Ragusa currently has time slots open around the holidays. It’s important that you book the day you need very soon, as we get fully booked by November. We have a beautiful space that accommodates company parties well and we have convenient parking.