Finding a venue that allows outside catering for your wedding reception is difficult. But! You are in luck. The gorgeous venue Villa Ragusa allows outside catering for any event. So, if you are keeping kosher, halal, vegan or if you just want to use your favorite caterer, you’ve found your venue.

Venue Allows Outside Caterer

Villa Ragusa knows that you have enough on your plate when planning your wedding without having to struggle over catering issues. We want to make sure your event is perfect and provides the exact dining experience you want for your wedding reception. Using an outside caterer is not too much to ask!

Catering Guideline

For the health and safety of all guests, we do have guidelines for using an outside caterer that must be followed. When you book your event, please ask us about our outside catering guidelines.

Uncle Pete Catering

We know you think your Uncle Pete is the best cook ever! And we’re sure he creates some tasty dishes that everyone would enjoy. Unfortunately, in order for your friend or relative to cook for your event at Villa Ragusa they need a current catering business license and a current health certificate. This is the only way we can be sure that your friend or family member has all of the food safety knowledge and practices required by law.

Please allow adequate time for Villa Ragusa to approve your catering choice. The caterer needs to do a walk-though at least a month before the event. Both the caterer and their staffing agency need to sign our contract.


All beverages must be purchased from Villa Ragusa, even when using an outside caterer. Barware will be provided by Villa Ragusa unless provided by the client.

Outside Catering

Villa Ragusa is a venue that knows the food served at your wedding is so very important to you. We do everything we can to help make your choices happen.