Our wedding really was one of the best days of our life so far. Not only was it everything we envisioned, but everyone had a great time, and we were able to do it all within our budget. It honestly took a bit of research to pull off a 300 person wedding in the San Jose area that didn't cost an arm and a leg, but in the end, we found some awesome vendors that were exactly what we needed.
This was a must-have location for us. The price was a little on the high side for a church, but it was a price I was willing to pay to get the same chapel that my parents were married in. Cheryl Gregory was simply a pleasure to work with. She was very organized and thought of details that didn't even cross my mind!
Villa Ragusa was seriously one of my favorite vendors. Alison Gardanier was awesome. She always answered my questions quickly and was always accommodating whenever we needed to stop by to show our countless relatives the place. Sometimes we would show up with 7-10 people in tow and she was always fine with it. Once we even dropped by unannounced and she seemed perfectly collected.
Villas prices can't be beat for a venue of their size, and their food was the some of best we've ever had at a wedding (good thing it was our wedding!). No dry, teeny, tiny steaks here. The prime rib we gave as an option for our guests literally covered half the plate and had guests thinking we spent more than double what we actually did. We're still getting compliments on the food.
They were also very flexible with packages. We were able to customize ours to give us only what we needed, nothing more.
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