YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF US
With hospitality and event experience since 1986 plus intense market exposure, we have an established reputation that you can trust.
We work with venues across the US to manage their F&B operations needs and make their event spaces productive.
Wedgewood Events and our parent company, Z-Golf Food & Beverage Services, work with all kinds of partners. Whether you’re a wedding venue owner, private golf club manager, hotel manager, or municipality official, we’d love to collaborate with you!
Just like our trademark wedding packages, each of our contractual agreements is unique and tailored to the individual needs of the property and the stakeholders involved. That makes our partnership a win-win opportunity!
Invite Wedgewood Events to assess your operation so we can demonstrate how you’d benefit from working with us. Agreement options include outright purchase and lease of the premises, partial lease, joint venture, or management contract—choose your perfect fit!
We are an event and hospitality business specializing in fun, formal, and friendly occasions within our local communities. We are dedicated to exceeding hospitality expectations, and this has helped us become the leading provider of special events in the US.
We're proud to have partnered with many municipalities over the years. We have been integral to every community gathering, from civic meetings to school award banquets, business luncheons, city events, and social occasions.
For us, community starts with bringing people together. We provide a venue for them to share, celebrate and inspire. Our passion stems from combining profitability with making a positive difference through affordable, professionally organized event and meeting facilities.
Our first venue was the 'Buenaventura Golf Course,' a municipal facility that needed help transforming a low-profit pub and function hall. John Zaruka's experience with top-tier hotel chains enabled him to develop a regular customer base for the pub and convert the underutilized fine-dining restaurant into a banquet and meeting space for all community events.
The secret to our success was identifying what people wanted from an event: easy, no-hassle planning, above-expectation service, and dependable professionalism. At every point, the Zaruka's foundation was committed to the City of Ventura and the local Ventura community.
John's reputation grew, and it was a natural step to begin managing other Californian facilities. Initially, the primary focus was municipal golf courses with underperforming F&B facilities. The business model focused on replacing three meal options with private events, pop-up events for the public, and weddings. In time, the model was adopted by privately run courses and began to also support stand-alone structures like cattle and equestrian ranches, hotels, and community centers.
We have applied our dedication to service at all our venues and every type of event from Rotary Club Meetings, Chamber of Commerce Activities, Family Gatherings, Business Conferences and Presentations, and Community Meetups.
As the company grew by managing additional venues, Wedgewood Events and Wedgewood Weddings began investing further in the local community. The company has become a significant hospitality champion by employing team members of all ages, all educational backgrounds, and a wide range of roles.
Within Wedgewood Weddings and Wedgewood Events, community relations have always been paramount. At every venue, we encourage our general managers to join the Chamber of Commerce and build strong relationships within the neighborhood.
Our teams are part of family life, from naming ceremonies to birthdays, weddings, retirement, and memorial services.
Our venue managers enjoy building relationships with local business and social groups as it's beneficial for everyone when events become regular. Our teams delight in helping familiar faces, and we are often able to branch out into serving additional needs within the same group.
As a company, we have over 5,000 five-star reviews across Yelp, Facebook, Google, Wedding Wire, and The Knot. We recognize this feedback as praise from our customers who wish to recommend our venues to others. We receive reviews for every type of event, and we have worked hard to make the events we host successful and deserving of good reviews.
As a company, we love to give back. Over the years, we've contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to foundations that are meaningful to our team and our communities. Last year, each venue contributed $1,500+ to local charities and foundations. The team at each venue selected a cause and gave locally, often pairing their donation with active participation and support. Causes ranged from supporting underserved children and adults to animal, environment, and medical research.
We'd love to hear from you! Send a note to our Business Development Team detailing your venue's address, capacity, current use, and relevant restrictions/ordinances.