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.