The Ideal Venue for Weddings, Corporate Events and Private Parties

The Ideal Venue for Weddings, Corporate Events and Private Parties

Shopping for just the right venue for your wedding, corporate event or a social event can be stressful when you don’t know the right questions to ask. The goal is to have the right venue that can handle all of the needs of your event.


You must start with first things first when venue shopping. Write down a list of what you need from this space for your event.

  • How many guests to accommodate
  • Dance floor
  • In-house catering or your own caterer
  • Public address system
  • Stage for musicians
  • Permitted decorations
  • Parking lot size
  • Is smoking permitted on the grounds
  • Availability for your ideal time period
  • Discounts for off-peak seasons or days

Room Size

The room you rent needs to properly accommodate your guest or attendee list. If the room is far too large, it could spell disaster for an event. Too small and people will be very uncomfortable. So, before you start calling, have a very good idea on the guest number. But do ask if adjustments can be made closer to the event date.


Most venues have in-house catering and do not allow any outside caterers to cook and serve food for your event. This is very important if your event is for vegetarians, religious people with special dietary needs or you need to use a specific caterer. Villa Ragusa is one of the very few venues that will allow the licensed caterer of your choice for your event.

Event Equipment

It is very easy to forget that your event needs a PA system, dance floor or space for a musician. These items are available with some venues, but not all. Be sure to ask.

Villa Ragusa

Villa Ragusa is a gorgeous building where every event space has an outdoor balcony included. More information is available on our page for facility information.

Selecting a Venue for an Event Can Be Easy

Selecting a Venue for an Event Can Be Easy

When selecting a venue for an event, it might seem rather overwhelming, especially if it is a large conference or meeting. But, it doesn’t have to be so stressful. Follow these tips to make getting your event set the easier way.

Selecting a Venue for an Event

The #1 rule when selecting a venue for an event is to plan early. Event venues are booked well in advance for the prime dates and days of the week. If you want your event to take place on the weekend, consider venue shopping a year in advance. Most events book the weekends, especially when those events are wedding.

If you can have your event take place during the week then there are a lot more options. First, you will have fewer problems booking a space for your event, your space will cost a lot less for those non-prime weekdays and it’ll be easier to book the caterer. So, if at all possible, think weekday, not weekend.

Catering can be an issue with many event venues. Most venues will force you to use their catering. If you want to use another caterer, whether they are your favorite or there are special dietary concerns like kosher or halal, that venue isn’t going to work for you. So, make sure you can use your own caterer if need be, even before you see the venue.

Your attendees want convenience and a successful event caters to that convenience. If your participants are from out of town, you’ll want the event to be near the hotels. If they are local, you want the event to be nearer to their homes and places of business.

Villa Ragusa

Villa Ragusa is an event venue that you should visit when you are selecting a venue for an event. We offer outside catering and can accommodate events up to 650 attendees.