SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S PREMIER OUTDOOR VENUE FOR WEDDINGS & EVENTS

With a combined 30+ years in the hospitality industry, the Raiano family has experience in every aspect of planning and managing the perfect event. This gorgeous, 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.
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MAKE ANY OCCASION MEMORABLE

Choose one of our easily customizable packages or tailor-make your own to fit all of your event’s needs!

Weddings

Corporate/ Private Events

Specialty Menus
(for parties under 50)


WE ALSO DO CATERING!

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SANTA MARIA STYLE BBQ

From weddings to private events we pride ourselves on homemade recipes that are cooked on site. As of 2018 we have successfully catered over 500 events, filling every occasion with great food and service. We specialize in Santa Maria Style Barbecue, slow cooked over white and red oak our meat is tender with an unbelievable taste.

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Our Clients Love Us!

 
 

Dalena-
Clay and I wanted to thank you and your staff for providing such a wonderful dinner on our Oct 13 wedding. Our guests raved about all the food; mainly saying it was the best wedding feast they had ever tasted. We really appreciate all of the hard work you put into our day! Thanks again - the food and presentation was wonderful.
Best Regards, Clay & Katie

Dalena & John-
Everyone could not stop talking about how wonderful your food is. Compliments are heard until this day. Referrals have been given. Thank you for making our wedding day less stressful.
Thank You, Mellie & Wayne

Dalena-
Thank you so much for catering our wedding day! We received numerous comments from family & friends...ALL RAVING about how delicious everything was. You and your staff went out of their way to make sure everyone was cared for and we appreciated that. We recently moved to the San Marcos area so whenever we need to cater an upcoming event, we know who to call for some delicious treats. Take care Dalena and thank you again!
Love, Leanne & Trevor

Dalena-
We are so grateful that you & your staff were able to be a part of our special day. The food was amazing & we could not have asked for more. We are still receiving compliments on how great the food was. You & your team delivered such an organized, seamless & delicious experience. Thank You!!
Sincerely, Emily & Will

 

 

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where can I find pricing information and breakdown of what you offer?

The first step is to take a look at our WEDDING PACKAGES and various options. (We have three packages that we offer ranging in price depending on the day of the week, your final guest count, etc.) Then, if you have any additional questions or if you are ready to schedule your free tour of the property, CONTACT US and we would love to help you in any way we can.

Do you offer tastings?

Yes, we have 1-2 casual group tastings here at Bella Terra at the beginning of the year. This is a great opportunity for you to not only taste all of the food we offer, but also to meet DJ's and other vendors that are provided with our packages. Please CONTACT US if you are interested in receiving an invitation to the next group tasting.

What is required from me to hold a specific date for my event?

To "save-the-date", we require a $3,000 deposit along with your signed contract and payment schedule. Once both parties review and agree on all terms defined in the contract, your date will be confirmed.

What is Santa Maria Style BBQ?

Santa Maria-style BBQ centers around a beef tri-tip, seasoned with black pepper, salt, and garlic before grilling over an open red oak wood fire.

Are all caterers the same?

Not at all. There are several different companies offering a broad array of services. At Dalena’s Catering 2 U, we specialize in Santa Maria-Style BBQ meats and comfort food, but have experience with many different cuisines.

Do you offer alternative pricing for children that attend my event?

Yes, for most menus, children under 10 years of age will be charged at half price. Please understand we will provide a smaller portion for this price. We strongly recommend that an adult accompany children through the buffet line.

Do you make wedding cakes?

No, but we can you refer you to one of our partners.

Why is the final count due to you in advance?

The final count is extremely important for all vendors at the wedding. This is the total number of guests that you plan to attend your event. We need to know how much food to make for your event. It is crucial that you provide us with an accurate final head count prior to the event so we can prepare accordingly.

How will my food be served at my event?

Buffet style is how we serve meals. Please see our GALLERY for pictures of our buffet lines.

Is my buffet "all you can eat"?

No, we do not provide an unlimited supply of food for events. We only prepare enough servings of food based on the final guest count that you have paid for.

Do you offer special accommodations?

We will do our best to accommodate all needs, please contact us to discuss in further detail.

Do you have different menu options for a rehearsal dinner?

Yes, we offer a separate menu for rehearsal dinners that accommodates up to 50 people. Please see our SPECIALTY MENUS for pricing and menu options.