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!

The Big Discounts Offered That Banquet Rooms Don’t Want You to Know

The Big Discounts Offered That Banquet Rooms Don’t Want You to Know

Villa Ragusa is happy to share the fact that we give discounts when you book during our slow times. We have no reason to hide this fact. If you choose those dates, you’ll rent them and we won’t run the risk of having no one in that space for this slow time on the calendar.

How to Get An Event Space Cheaper

Our busiest seasons are the wedding seasons in the spring and early summer and November and December which are booked tightly for private holiday parties and company parties for the winter holidays. It is during these times that our spaces go for a premium price.

Get Room Discounts

If you want to book the spaces at Villa Ragusa at a better price, you need to use our slow times to book your event. So, plan your event for a Wednesday & Thursday, instead of Saturday and Sunday. You’ll save quite a bit!

Catering Choices

Villa Ragusa has a full time kitchen that creates the meals for events held in our building. We do allow outside catering, as well, should you want to use your own favorite caterer. However, you’ll probably get a much better deal by using our in-house catering and the food will still be flavorful, delightfully appealing, and well-presented.

Go Cozy Not Spacious

Not only is a smaller room going to cost less than a big room, but you’ll have a better outcome if people are close together. When there is a lot of empty space in the room your guests will keep to themselves and not socialize. When there is very little empty space your guests will talk to others, participate more, and have a wonderful time. So, understand not everyone is going to show up and pick a room that’s a little smaller than you think you need.

We are Happy to Assist

When it is time to book a room for your event, give us a call and discuss it. We sometimes have rooms available right away. Contact us today and we’ll give you some tips on booking your event with a lower cost.

These Activities Ensure Your Party’s Guests Have a Great Time!

These Activities Ensure Your Party’s Guests Have a Great Time!

Everyone wants to throw the party that the guests will remember for a lifetime! One of the best ways to be that party host is to make sure there are plenty of fun things to do and great entertainment at your event.

Make Your Party Memorable

Of course, the best way to have a party that no one would forget is to have a very famous celebrity show up and party all night long with your guests. Most people aren’t able to provide such a person, so here’s are some ideas that don’t require having Brad Pitt as your best buddy.

Fortune Teller

Fortune tellers have been popular for ages. A person’s curiosity for what may come is endless, so everyone wants their fortune told. Maybe it’s for real! Maybe it is just for fun. But we all want to believe all the good things they hear will come to pass.

A Game of Charades

The funny thing about Charades is that is just as fun to watch people play it as it is to play it yourself! So, even if only 20 people want to play it is still fun for everyone!

Live Music

Most people expect your party to have music. You can hire a local tribute band or just a talented DJ. Villa Ragusa can provide a dance floor if you’re planning on dancing.

Famous Character Entertainers

It goes without saying that your son’s birthday party would be a huge hit if Spiderman showed up! And everyone would squeal with delight if Captain Jack Sparrow stumbled in after a little too much rum.

Villa Ragusa Social Hall

Whether you need to hold a banquet, a private engagement party or a big family reunion, Villa Ragusa’s staff is here to help you make a memorable great time. Ask for a consultation.

Make Your Event the Cream of the Crop at Villa Ragusa

Make Your Event the Cream of the Crop at Villa Ragusa

We all intend our events to be successful. Whether it’s your birthday party or corporate function, you want an event space that works the most toward your success. An event space helping you rise to the occasion to pull out all the stops to create lifelong memories.

With its breathtaking architecture and impeccable amenities, Villa Ragusa delivers a five-star affair personalized to your tastes without breaking the bank.

Bask in Scenic Charm

Villa Ragusa wears the charm of European architecture and boasts natural woodwork throughout and mahogany bars. This attention to detail in the design and visuals is what makes your guests feel special, and create unforgettable memories.

You’re free to think outside the box in utilizing our event spaces as you see fit when planning your custom cuisine and decor. The spectacular backdrop does half the heavy lifting in wowing your attendees.

Cater to Your Cravings

Villa Ragusa’s catering options are as wide as your expectations. Our standard menu options cater to both seated and buffet dining.

Also, our professional banquet staff practically bends over backward to meticulously execute your dream menu down to every last detail. You call the shots on dishing up a casual pig roast or elegant plated dinner paired with premium bar options.

Onsite culinary pros can whip up Italian delights along with cuisine options spanning the globe to satisfy any appetite. The entire affair unfolds at your pace.

Cherished Photo Opps for the Keepsake Book

Nowhere else on this side of California provides more Instagram-worthy moments than Villa Ragusa. Capture lifelong snapshots with marble columns and granite foyer in the background, or overlooking the beautiful downtown Campbell.

Videographers have plenty of eye candy to guarantee rewind-worthy highlight reels so you can fondly look back on your event for years down the road.

Contact Villa Ragusa to start cooking up an unforgettable event delivering exactly what your crew is hungry for, visually and gastronomically! Our staff will move mountains to showcase your wholly personalized bash in the best light.

Pampering Guests Through Thoughtful Comfort Measures

Pampering Guests Through Thoughtful Comfort Measures

Beyond flawless cuisine and decor, event excellence hinges on attendees feeling genuinely pampered. When reputations and client relationships ride on impressions made at your Villa Ragusa corporate gathering, comfort demands your attention so guests feel peaceful, relaxed, and carefree. But how do you pamper your corporate guests?

Utilize Welcome Bags

Surprise out-of-towners with monogrammed swag bags during check-in containing essentials like personalized maps, local treat samples, mini first aid items, and hangover remedy kits.

This starts things on a thoughtful note so attendees feel supported navigating your event and Downtown Campbell in general. They feel they are in the right place.

Provide Transportation Ease

Skip rideshare scramble by organizing group shuttles between San Jose International Airport, nearby hotels, and your Campbell event venue.

One less travel stressor keeps everyone relaxed before stepping into your event space to impress. Consider extending shuttle access across Downtown Campbell’s vibrant bar district scene as well so guests skip driving risks mingling after hours.

Confirm Allergy/Dietary Needs

Email guests for any food allergy and restriction details weeks prior, then supply our caterers with consolidated guest requirements spreadsheets they can continually reference to prevent any reactions.

Keep additional EpiPens for undisclosed needs. Showing this level of dietary diligence wins major points. It is such a level of attention to detail in the organization that tells guests you have thought of everything. They also realize that they’re in safe hands with your business.

Supply Multiple Charging Stations

With a heavy camera, texting, and social media usage expected, install charging lockers around the event space so depleted phone batteries never thwart capturing memorable moments. Tabletop power strips also encourage continual usage without worrying about dying mobile tools.

By encircling attendees in five-star comfort every step, your guests center focus stays on your event’s core purpose without real-world intrusions. Wowing clients with Villa Ragusa’s grandeur is step one – now exceed expectations through customized hospitality excellence reflecting your brand panache!

Themed Party Ideas: Why You Should Host A Tropical Luau Party

Themed Party Ideas: Why You Should Host A Tropical Luau Party

A party is the gel that holds people with a common interest together.

Sometimes, we can run out of ideas to entertain our friends or workmates. But, have you tried a tropical Luau? No? Then you have not experienced the best of what tropical parties have to offer. A tropical Luau-themed party is literally an escape to a tropical paradise, and brings the vibrant and laid-back spirit of the Hawaiian Islands to California.

What’s a Tropical Luau?

A Tropical Luau is a festive and colorful Hawaiian-themed party that celebrates the culture, cuisine, and spirit of the islands. It’s all about embracing the aloha spirit, which means love, peace, and compassion while enjoying delicious food, drinks, and lively entertainment.

How You Host a Successful Tropical Luau

First, set the tone for your Luau with creative invitations featuring Hawaiian motifs and vibrant colors. Then encourage guests to dress in Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, and leis. You can even provide leis as party favors.

Remember to transform the venue with tropical decorations, including tiki torches, palm fronds, and colorful flowers. The devil is in the details, and our event organizer can help you with it.

And since the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, serve delicious Hawaiian dishes such as kalua pork, poke bowls, and tropical fruit platters. Talk to us about the perfect island Cuisine or signature tropical cocktails like Mai Tais, Piña Coladas, or non-alcoholic versions for everyone to enjoy.

For live entertainment, you can hire hula dancers, fire performers, or a ukulele player to entertain your guests and immerse them in Hawaiian culture. Play Hawaiian music and upbeat tunes to keep the party going. Music soothes the soul.

Also, it’s a great idea to set up a photo booth with props like flower crowns and surfboards, so guests can capture the Luau memories. It’s the cherry on top of a successful tropical-themed party.

Why Host a Tropical Luau at Villa Ragusa?

Our venue offers the flexibility to create a tropical paradise indoors, allowing you to plan your Luau regardless of the weather. Also, you can enjoy authentic Hawaiian cuisine or customizable catering options, ensuring your guests savor the flavors of the islands. We allow you to bring your own caterer if you so desire. Talk to us!