Located in Southern California, Bella Terra is a beautiful family owned and operated venue designed for every occasion!

With a combined 30+ years in the hospitality industry, the Raiano family has experience in every aspect of planning and managing the perfect event. Owner and operator Dalena Raiano began her career at Paragon Corporation, where she worked as the Catering and Event Manager at Hungry Hunter Steakhouse for over ten years.  In addition to his full-time job, Dalena’s husband John worked alongside her as the head chef where he perfected his cooking technique. After years of catering many events together, they came to the conclusion that it was time to venture out; in August 2008, Dalena’s Catering 2 U officially started. After catering 500+ successful events over the span of almost a decade, the Raiano family finally had the means and opportunity to begin a venue of their own.

Bella Terra was created in January 2017 by the Raiano family for all events and occasions.  Their own daughter, Jalena, was married on the property in May 2017.  This gorgeous rustic, 15-acre hideaway is located in scenic Valley Center, California. Giant oak trees encompassing the entire landscape create an intimate feeling of seclusion.  This venue was designed and created with the expertise from the Raiano’s extensive background in events and weddings, as well as their love for the industry.  


Our Beloved Bella

The Raiano's family dog, Bella passed in July of 2018. Bella was adopted as a puppy and quickly became loved by all who met her. A lover of cute outfits and snuggles, Bella shared such a special bond with all of her family members. 

Bella's legacy will be honored at the very place that was named for her, Bella Terra. Rest in peace sweet Bella. 

The love and happiness you gave us will never be forgotten.