Frequently Asked Event Planning Questions

Frequently Asked Event Planning Questions

Hosting celebrations big or small at Villa Ragusa soon? As a premier Campbell event venue location with over 15 uniquely captivating spaces perfect for hosting weddings, private parties, corporate events and more, we get lots of questions!

To help you plan the perfect downtown Campbell affair with confidence, we’re sharing answers to some of our most frequently asked booking questions:

What layouts and capacity does Villa Ragusa offer?

Villa Ragusa in downtown Campbell offers various event spaces with different capacities and ideal layouts.

The Grand Gallery is the largest, boasting 12,000 square feet and accommodating up to 600 guests for a banquet with a dance floor. Its expansive size makes it ideal for larger weddings, galas, and corporate events.

For smaller gatherings, The Campbell Gallery and The West Gallery are perfect options, each offering 3,700 and 3,200 square feet respectively. Each can accommodate around 175 guests for a banquet or 275 for theater-style seating. Think intimate weddings, receptions, and business meetings.

You can choose something bigger like the East Gallery with a capacity of 250 guests for a banquet with a dance floor or 450 guests theater style seating. Give us a call to discuss the size you require for your event.

What’s included technology/amenity-wise?

From integrated A/V systems like projectors, drop-down screens and speaker systems to customizable uplighting, unser lounge seating and dance floors, Villa Ragusa delivers built-in tech and amenities that “wow.”

We also provide complimentary Wi-Fi, allowing you to leverage your own devices seamlessly. Ask us how we can enhance offerings to match unique needs!

What about sound, restrictions and end times?

As an events-only venue not attached to strict hotel limitations, Villa Ragusa maintains maximum flexibility around schedules.

Our secluded location means noise is no issue either! We encourage music and fun while working directly with clients to accommodate each event’s requirements.

Can we choose our own catering vendors?

Absolutely! While we partner with 15+ renowned Campbell area caterers intimately familiar with our venues’ layouts for turnkey service, outside vendors are also welcome pending license and insurance approvals. From five-star chefs and sommeliers to specialty décor designers, DJs and photographers, our network makes event coordination easy!

Ready to tour gorgeous Villa Ragusa for your next Campbell soiree? Reach out now to book a walkthrough and discuss dates! With a legacy over a century strong and thousands of stunning celebrations under our belt, our team stands ready to flawlessly execute events with grace and ease. Let’s connect!

Family Storytelling Through Interactive Tech

Family Storytelling Through Interactive Tech

In a world where technology has become an integral part of our lives, it’s no surprise that it’s also transforming the way we tell stories.

Storytelling has been a timeless way through which generations connect and pass down their wisdom to the coming generations.

So, here’s an idea. Why don’t you gather as an extended family and create unforgettable bonding experiences through storytelling using interactive tech? Technology is here with us and we might as well embrace it to strengthen the bonds between us.

The Modern Twist on Storytelling

Traditionally, storytelling has been a cherished activity passed down through generations, fostering connections and igniting imaginations.

With the advent of interactive technology, the art of storytelling has taken on a new dimension, which allows families to embark on immersive adventures that engage all the senses.

Imagine a child’s wonder as they see their favorite storybook character come to life through augmented reality. A tech-powered storytelling event can leverage the power of AR to animate characters, enabling kids to interact with them.

This experience not only sparks joy and curiosity but also encourages them to actively participate in the narrative. It also helps develop their social skills in such a gathering.

Empowering Young Storytellers
Interactive tech doesn’t just entertain. It empowers young storytellers. Through apps and software, kids can create their own stories, adding text, images, and even their voices. They can express themselves in the event and actually feel they’re appreciated.

Bridging Generations
Such an event can bridge the generation gap by merging the traditional art of storytelling with modern technology.

Grandparents can recount tales from their childhood while interactive apps and devices make the stories come alive in a way that resonates with younger family members. This shared experience creates precious memories and strengthens family bonds.

A New Chapter in Family Storytelling
A tech-powered storytelling event celebrates the magic of storytelling while embracing the possibilities of interactive tech. Families come together to rediscover classic tales through digital lenses, explore new narratives that engage their senses, and even craft their own stories using innovative tools.

Hosting a Memorable Family Reunion

Hosting a Memorable Family Reunion

Family reunions are special events we often desire to experience. Although technology and social media today make it possible for family members to stay in touch in real-time, the harsh reality of being separated by distance makes the heart go fonder for the real deal of meeting face to face. However, it takes a great deal of planning, and its execution must be according to plan and detail. Knowing what you want out of a family reunion can help you get the best of the event at a reasonable cost of time and money.

The process of planning a family reunion requires you to strategize and organize before the main event, which could take as much as six months ahead in some cases. If successful, you and your family will have the opportunity to interface, catch up and enjoy a memorable moment at its conclusion.

The Benefits of Planning a Family Reunion Event

It is not uncommon to have family members living far apart, sometimes separated by intercontinental distances. The beauty of family reunions is that it allows everyone to reconnect and make up for lost time which may even run into decades. Events like celebrating a marriage anniversary or welcoming the birth of a new baby can be a golden opportunity to host a family reunion.

How well do you know your heritage? One of the fascinating aspects of a family reunion is that all generations can gather to share and preserve the history of the family’s heritage. The sharing of great family stories, values, and traditions by the old folks to the new generation is a moment that is worth relishing. Even new family traditions can be passed down to the younger generation to modify to taste.

And of course, it is a place to have fun! It is a time set aside for enjoying quality time with the people you love. You engage in fun games and enjoy sumptuous food and drinks.

If you intend to host an unforgettable family reunion and you have no idea how to go about it, consider giving Villa Ragusa a try. Our event management can make fulfilling your customized fun requests a breeze. Celebrate what makes your family unique. And let us handle the burden for you.

Plan Something Special with the Family

Plan Something Special with the Family

Quality time with family is the chocolate chips in the ice-cream of love. Of course, there are various ways that you can spend time with members of the extended family. For example, a night of storytelling and other activities can strengthen the blood ties.

Typically, planning a huge event for all the family members is not a walk in the park. It is stressful, especially when it comes to choosing the venue and the most appropriate date. Here are a few tips to help you plan something special with family.

Nail Down a Date

One of the most critical steps in planning a family reunion is coming up with an appropriate date. Coordinating the schedules of different people living in different places is as hard as it can get.

Nonetheless, set up a WhatsApp group or a Facebook group and create a poll to pick the most convenient date. Allow enough time, such as one year, and keep reminding them in the group.

Share the Responsibilities

Shouldering all the responsibilities of a family event is the shortest route to failure. You cannot do it all by yourself. Go around this by delegating responsibilities with other members such as managing their activities, finding the most appropriate event space, communicating with family members, and managing the budget.

Setting the budget should be the first thing on the agenda to avoid drama about finances. Set a strict budget and agree on the cost per person before moving on to the next item.

Pick an Event Venue

The quality of the event venue can determine the success of the reunion. The family members will mingle, reconnect, and reminisce over various activities such as cuisine, music, and comedy at this party.

Towards this goal, the event venue should be large enough to accommodate everyone, have an appealing design and furnishings, good catering options, and an accessible location.

Villa Ragusa can accommodate up to 650 individuals and has the charm of European architecture and appealing building features. Our on-site catering has a wide variety of menus for family reunions, weddings, and conferences.



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Planning a family reunion has its challenges, but finding a venue shouldn’t be too hard. Villa Ragusa in downtown Campbell boasts an exciting classic European style, with amenities to please every family member. The small town friendly atmosphere is perfect for an intimate gathering and can accommodate up to 650 people.


Villa Ragusa has a full-service on-site catering with entrees and classic American appetizers to tease the taste buds of everyone in attendance. Of course, we understand that there are general food preferences. Because we cannot accommodate every request, you are always free to use your own cater.

Our catering department and events manager are up to the task if you’d like an easier way than using your caterer. You can leave everything to them as you focus on getting to know everyone.


Meeting your distant kinfolks for the first time will always feel awkward in a way, and you may not know how to start the conversation. However, you can ease the tension by engaging in particular games such as “Two Truths and a Lie,” among others.

Our banquet hall, dance floor, and the mahogany bar are perfect places to keep the conversation going. The fun doesn’t have to end after the delicacies. The outdoor balconies are also at your disposal and a great place to take a breather to enjoy the fresh air. Sometimes you need to get away a bit from that favorite cousin who won’t stop talking.

Planning Event Space for Your Family Reunion

Planning Event Space for Your Family Reunion

Planning your family reunion is a huge undertaking for most families. Here are some tips that will make the planning process a little bit smoother.

Event Space for Family Reunions

An event space can make your family reunion a lot more enjoyable. You’ll have a place in a busier, central location that is easy for everyone to find. Parking will be available and a staff that can help with a dance floor, serving food and many other options.

Start Early

Start planning your event early if you want to get it ready on time. It might seem like you’ll just book a venue and you’re good to go, but it is never that simple. There are plenty of people to keep track of, organizing of events, meals, lodging and keepsakes! If you have a couple hundred people or more invited to the event then start earlier than 6 months from the date.

Have a Buffet

An easy way to help keep the family reunion affordable for everyone is to have a buffet meal(s). This is a good way to put out a wonderful meal and share the cost. Include with the invitation a request for donations for those who need helping paying for the day and invite those who need help to ask privately for assistance.

Games and Activities

Just because you’re all related doesn’t mean everyone knows everyone. It helps to have a shared activity to take the focus off of meeting people. While participating in games and other activities, getting to know each other happens naturally.

Let People Choose

Everyone has a different level of comfort with activities at a party. Allow members of the family to plan in which activities they’d like to take part. If they want to just sit and chat, then allow them that pleasure. It’s all about everyone having their own kind of fun.

Villa Ragusa

Villa Ragusa is a favorite venue for area residents for weddings, family parties and reunions. We’d love to share our party planning tips with you. Give us a call.