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Member Since: 7/19/2011
We had our wedding reception at Villa Ragusa on April 13, 2012 in the East Gallery. We had searched for months and looked at close to 15 different locations before deciding on Villa Ragusa. When we walked in, it felt right. The size of the room is large, but not overwhelming. The built-in bar and dance floor are beautiful and help complete the room so it doesn't feel like another banquet hall.
Hilary was our contact at Villa Ragusa and she was great! She always responded in a very timely manner and if she didn't have the answer, she found out and got back to me ASAP.
Week of wedding: We had a few changes to our head count and Hilary was very understanding and helped us with solutions to still help us meet our minimum. She was patient and really great to work with. Hilary really did help make it much less stressful than it could have been.
Day of wedding: We used Hilary as our day of coordinator at Villa Ragusa and just like the review above, she was fantastic!! I did not have to worry about a thing! She coordinated with all of the vendors, had the timeline right on schedule and really made it worry-free for me husband, my mother and for me!
Food: We had a variety of passed Hors d'oeuvres, as well as a cheese and fruit display. Our guests said the appetizers were great, but my husband and I did not have any, as we arrived a little later than our guests. For dinner, we chose the filet mignon and the chicken del monte. Steak is always a bit hard to serve to a large group at one time, but ours was very good. What surprised us the most was how tender and moist the chicken was. We did do a food tasting a couple of months before, but I don't remember the chicken tasting that delicious. Needless to say, we were super happy with our choices.
Unfortunately, I used the same color sticker to indicate the children's meals from the vegetarian meals, thinking the servers would be able to distinguish the difference, but they didn't and two of the children received large pasta portions that they did not eat. Be sure to NOT use the same color for the kids & vegetarian meals. :/ Also, two of our guests did not receive the meal that they had chosen. Sadly, I think this happens at a lot of weddings due to the fact that people either forget what they chose or change their minds on the spot. Either way, Hilary was able to get them their desired meals and it was freshly cooked. It did take a bit longer than the rest of the meals, but she did her best to get it out quickly and our guests were very understanding.
Alcohol: We did decide on the finest bar package for our guests and everyone was so pleased with the variety of choices. If you can afford to upgrade to the finest package, do so, it is worth it.
Ultimately, my husband and I had the BEST day of our lives and loved having our reception here. It is a bit pricey, but we wanted to indulge and have our reception at a venue we loved. And weddings are expensive, so plan accordingly and do your best to stick within your budget.
Thanks Villa Ragusa for an unforgettable evening!!
The finest reception hall in Silicon Valley
Villa Ragusa, in all its exquisite features and elegant ambiance, is a picturesque setting for your wedding. Centered in the historic downtown Campbell, our luxurious full service facility offers everything essential to ensure an absolutely unforgettable day.
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: No
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: No
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: Yes
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: No
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: More than 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2008-09