You’ve picked out the perfect banquet hall that you will use for your wedding reception. Now, what about the caterer? But first, does the banquet hall allow outside caterers? Almost all do not. Here is what to do.

Banquet Halls and Catering

Nearly all banquet halls will require you to use their catering services. But what if you’ve planned your reception to be East Indian cuisine, kosher, halal, gluten-free or vegan? Tough luck? There are ways to solve this problem, have no fear. Okay, maybe a little fear.

There is one banquet hall that will allow you to use an outside caterer. This is Villa Ragusa in Campbell, CA. There is one catch and that is your caterer needs to meet with them to tour the facilities, but that is something you want to happen. You want to make sure the caterer you plan to use can function in the kitchen at Villa Ragusa. They can plan around any special need they have. This should be done at least a month in advance of your special day.

Caterer Shopping

It is easy to be overwhelmed when planning a wedding. Unscrupulous caterers know they can take advantage of that. So, be alert when caterer shopping and ask a lot of questions. One warning sign that a caterer isn’t a good one is when they didn’t prepare any food or snacks for your meeting. This is their moment to brag about their food, if there are only pictures of food in brochures, you might want to move on to the next name on the list.

Villa Ragusa

Villa Ragusa is a banquet hall that works with you, accommodating your catering needs for your wedding. We do have wonderful catering services, but if you want to go another way, we are fine with that, too.