Undoubtedly, wisdom increases with age, but so does the love of your grandparents. Their love and influence is the adhesive that keeps the family together. They dreamt of you lovingly even before you were born.
Well, their wedding anniversary is around the corner, and you can’t figure out the best way to appreciate them. So how do you appreciate your grandparents on their special day?
An Extended Family Get-Together
Nothing fills the hearts of your grandparents with so much gladness, like seeing their familial loved ones together. Surprise them by having every member of the extended family together to celebrate the special day.
The unique banquet hall at Villa Ragusa has exceptional rooms. They can be resized to accommodate a get-together of up to 650 people. The event space has a lot of natural light and a European theme to create an intimate moment.
A Romantic Dinner Date
A romantic dinner date is never complete without the most exotic and finest dishes. A fine dine out at an exotic place will light up their faces and make them know how much you appreciate them.
Villa Ragusa has a wide variety of menu choices. If your grandparents have a special favorite dish, the staff at Villa Ragusa can create a custom menu, with drink service and butler passed hors d’ oeuvres.
A humorous skit to honor the special day will fill the hearts of your grandparents with joy. Make your grandpa and grandma overjoyed with laughter as they point fingers at different members of the family in costumes.
The venue rooms at Villa Ragusa are expansive, airy, and open for a humorous skit. You can decorate it as you wish to accommodate a humorous theme. Our staff is at your disposal for ideas on how to decorate the event space.
Wedding celebrations are increasingly becoming more interactive. Couples treating their guests to entertainment and wedding reception activities have become the order of the day. That said, a recycled reception idea that everyone uses or knows is obviously not the best way to create a memorable experience.
Check out the following creative wedding reception ideas to surprise your guests and keep them talking about it for a long time to come.
Have a Portrait Studio
A well-lit portrait studio in front of a glamorous backdrop, such as our classic European style venue, is a way of rewarding your guests. The benefit of having a serious photoshoot by a pro photographer is to create a timeless classic. Your wedding moment deserves to be immortalized in the best way possible.
A Cultural Dance
There is no better way to showcase your culture in a wedding than with a specialty dance. A Garba, Kalamatiano, or Hora can be quite amazing and unforgettable. That is especially so when you organize it to go without a hitch with your band, and our professional event organizers.
You can spice up things by hiring Bollywood performers or Polish folk dancers. Villa Ragusa will execute the timeline professionally to make sure that it flows without a hitch. Dance the evening away and have fun as everything unfolds in the way that you dreamt.
Offer the Best of Delicacies
No matter how glamorous the wedding reception is, people are going to remember more about the food and the presentation. Make sure you have a caterer that is going to have them raving.
Villa Ragusa has various wedding packages to accommodate the preferences and tastes of everyone. For example, the Hors D’oeuvres package with mouthwatering treats such as Brie Quesadillas with Pear Salsa and Grilled Chicken Skewers, among others, will cap what is an incredible evening reception. Our complimentary package includes two bottles of wine per table and champagne for a wedding toast.
There are only a handful of wedding reception venues that can give you a Cinderella kind of experience. There are several factors such as the amenities, services and other minor details that every couple dreams of having in their wedding reception.
The grand staircase, balconies, and the mahogany and marble accents of the classic European style venue are some of what Villa Ragusa offers. But why should you choose Villa Ragusa for your wedding reception?
Ambience and Style
The classic European style and architecture of Villa Ragusa is pretty much the requirement of upscale events such as elegant weddings and anniversaries. The interior decor and theme is clean, elegant, and above the expectation of most. Downtown Campbell’s environment is friendly and low profile for successful anniversary celebrations.
Perfect Location and Amenities
The small-town friendly atmosphere, coupled with ample private parking and easy accessibility, contribute to a delightful experience. The high ceilings, large spaces and long balconies complement what is the perfect location for a wedding. Your guests can sit and chat as they take in the wonderful views of downtown Campbell, in the afternoon sun.
You will find the dance floor and mahogany bar, strategically located and only a few steps apart to everyone’s happiness. Even better, the spacious outdoor balconies and decorative lighting add that special touch to encourage socializing.
Experienced and Friendly Staff
The experienced kitchen and catering staff at Villa Ragusa are responsive, accommodating. The skilled events team is always at your service, and you can fully rely on them to deliver to your expectations and that of the attendees. Everyone in attendance can dance the evening away while the highly reliable staff handles the small and important details.
A full-service on-site catering is at your disposal, but you are still free to use your own catering service. It’s not common to find an upscale event venue that allows outside catering, and that spices things a bit for some.
Of course, by the time something is trending it is already old hat, right? Well, these are the up and coming ideas for 2020, so they aren’t overdone until long after your wedding reception. Be sure to include some of these awesome wedding favor ideas for your guests.
Awesome Wedding Favors for 2020
Really, it is all about packaging when it comes to little gifts you leave on the tables for your wedding guests. Packaging will make a simple item into a delightful, well thought out gift. So, do the presentation a solid and upgrade it to fabulous.
You simply must go eco-friendly on everything possible, especially for a California wedding! People do not want to see a single iota of plastic. For your gifts and your packaging, go with very well designed, colorful recycled materials, quaintly designed with bows and shredded recycled paper stuffing.
Embrace the Trends
The latest trends – when used in your gifts – make it all very unique, but timely. Stainless steel straws are one of those types of little gifts people will appreciate. Just because the word straw is now a dirty word, doesn’t mean those wearing lipstick are going to forgo asking for one. A reusable stainless steel straw is the perfect gift.
Color it Blue
Blue is the “in color” in 2020. Use whichever shade of this amazingly bright, happy color that fits with your wedding colors. So, pick gifts that are blue and definitely use a blue shade for your wedding favor packaging’s accents.
Pick a colorful, little plant that is indigenous to the area of your wedding and package the little guy as a wedding favor. Those who fly in won’t be able to take them home, but you can offer them an alternative. You might use these plants in lieu of table flower bouquets.
Our staff loves to help with ideas for weddings, as they see so many weddings every year that they’ve seen all the super cool ideas. Be sure to ask for some help on ideas from Villa Ragusa.
There are many wedding reception venues to rent in the Silicon Valley and they all offer a space. While you want a place that’s convenient for your wedding ceremony’s location and gives you the amenities you need, there’s more to your selection than just those two things.
Villa Ragusa offers a beautiful building with marble and mahogany accents, a grand staircase and balconies where your guests can sit and chat quietly while taking in the views of downtown Campbell. Take a look at some of the reviews our guests have left on Yelp.com.
It Was Stunning!
“I came here for a birthday party for a friend and it was stunning!… I loved the architecture and style of the room-clean and elegant. Highly recommend this place that is in downtown Campbell.” Nohemy C.
Everything Came Out Perfect!
“Just hosted our holiday party here and I couldn’t have been happier with the turnout. Thanks to Laura and her wonderful staff who made this a wonderful night. Everything came out perfect!…” Naila R.
It Was Such a Breeze!
“Booked Villa Ragusa (VR) for our company party this past weekend, and it was such a breeze! Before I say anymore, I want to thank Hilary for coordinating and walking us through the entire process!…” Leslie Q.
A Classy Venue for a Classy Event
“The food service before, during, and after the lunch was impeccable…. Overall, a classy venue for a classy event!” Jim Y.
Worth the Money
“Large venue space. High ceilings. Lots of space. Private parking. Long Balcony. Kitchen and catering. Price is stiff but affordable and worth the money.” Omar N.
Our Guests Loved the Venue
“Hilary and Laura were responsive, accommodating, and helpful throughout the process. They are very easy to work with and made planning easy…. Our guests loved the venue. They said VR is beautiful and classy.” Maria Rosario A.
A Perfect Event
Great service and a meal worthy of a wedding celebration is just as important as location. Our staff loves to assist with wedding receptions. Give us a call for a tour of Villa Ragusa.
Probably the most popular wedding reception activities loved by guests is anything to do with photo booths or videos made by guests. While the photo booth is still wildly popular and a lot of fun, there are other fun games to play, too.
Wedding Reception Activities
When you’re ready to do something a little different, here are some ideas that will surprise your guests and keep them smiling through the reception.
Have plenty of premade advice cards and pens printed for your wedding. Let each guest give you their best advice on how to have a happy marriage. Of course, you’ll want to keep every card in an album and bring it out on anniversaries or if you ever have an argument. But of course, an argument could never happen in your happy marriage.
And oldie, but goodie! Piñatas are a wonderful time, so wonderful that you’ll need an adult piñata and a candy filled one for the kids.
Hire a professional performer that is known locally or even a big star. Many actors and comedians will perform at private parties. Having someone everyone knows from TV or the local opera house will be very exciting for guests.
Schedule a flash mob to suddenly start dancing to a fiddle player. They can be mixed in the crowd, then the fiddle starts and they slowly start coming alive to join together for a show.
Have trivia game cards at all the tables to help people get to know each other. There’s no need to have actual board games, the cards in a cup are all that’s needed. Include a little sign telling people to pick a card to read aloud.
Villa Ragusa is a beautiful wedding reception venue located in Campbell, CA. Give us a call when you are looking for a place for your wedding reception. We’d love to help you put together some awesome wedding reception activities.