Why Holding a Wedding Reception at Villa Ragusa is the Best Decision

Why Holding a Wedding Reception at Villa Ragusa is the Best Decision

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.

Trending Wedding Favors for 2020 That You Must Have

Trending Wedding Favors for 2020 That You Must Have

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.

More Ideas

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.

Wedding Reception Venue Reviews for Villa Ragusa

Wedding Reception Venue Reviews for 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.

Wedding Reception Activities That Guests Love

Wedding Reception Activities That Guests Love

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.

Advice Cards

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.

Surprise Performance

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.

Flash Mob

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

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.

The Most Unforgettable Wedding Reception Activity

The Most Unforgettable Wedding Reception Activity

Of course, aerial dancers hanging from scarves from the ceiling would be the most spectacular wedding reception activity for guests to watch, but it is tough to find a venue that can support that idea. However, there is something else that will have your guests shocked and enthralled in the show.

Wedding Reception Activity

When things get a little quiet after the meal at your wedding reception, you need something huge to wake everyone up and begin having a wonderful time again. That is the point at which the professional tango dancers are led into the room. Several couples dressed in colorful costumes and tango dancing through the room to the dance floor will have the eyes of everyone at the reception.

There is no dance more romantic or sexier than the tango. Rarely does anyone know how to do the dance, but everyone can’t stop watching as the dancers become ever more intense. It is a song of submission to the heart. A perfect surprise entertainment for the wedding reception.

Everyone wants to do the tango, so having an instructor on hand after the dance will allow everyone to have a fun time learning a few sexy steps. It is a guaranteed good time with loads of laughs and many photo opportunities for the wedding album.

Where to Find Tango Dancers

There are tango dancers in San Francisco. You can check with Hereen Oh and Scott Boddye to find out who in the area would be willing to put on a little show with some instruction for your wedding. They can be found on Facebook. San Francisco Tango is a good option to find tango performers, too.

Wedding Venue with Dance Floor

Villa Ragusa is a wedding reception venue that can support just about any type of wedding reception activity. We have dance floors in our rooms, too! Give us a call for more information.

Beautiful Wedding Venue in Silicon Valley

Beautiful Wedding Venue in Silicon Valley

An old-world, European style bank in Campbell, CA, has been turned into one of the more popular wedding venues in the Bay Area. Its marble floors and mahogany accents add that romantic charm that is perfect for your wedding reception or engagement party.

Wedding Venue

While there’s no outdoor setting at Villa Ragusa that would work as your wedding venue, the inside is beautiful and perfect for weddings up to 600 guests. The grand, marble staircase encased in mahogany handrails sets a mood of romance for your special occasion and doubles as a photoshoot area for the bride and groom.

Upstairs your room will be open with chandeliers above the ornately set tables for your guests. Villa Ragusa will be handling the setup and catering for your wedding reception unless you’ve arranged for a caterer of your own choosing.

Every event room at Villa Ragusa includes a dance floor and wraparound outdoor balcony for your guests. You’ll have choices of room sizes that can fit anywhere from 200 hundred up to 600 guests.

Help with Planning

The event coordinators at Villa Ragusa love to lend a hand and will give suggestions for your wedding, if you need them. There are so many choices in a world full of ideas, so they help you narrow down the choices.


Parking can always be a challenge anywhere in Silicon Valley, including Campbell. Villa Ragusa has a small onsite parking lot, but most of the wedding guest parking is in the lot we use just up the street. It is a very short walk. This parking lot is provided with the event space rental for your wedding.

Wedding Venues

It’s your special day that you’ll remember for the rest of your lives. It’s important that you have a beautiful spot with the full support of the staff at Villa Ragusa for this wonderful day, the 1st day of the rest of your lives. Give us a call.