Less Often Means More When It Comes to Having a Smaller Guest List

COVID-19 has made us all take a closer look at what matters the most in life and that goes for couples who are planning a wedding during this difficult time. Many couples have opted to cut down the guest list to immediate family and close friends, but that can be for the best. Weddings don't have to be large events in order to be wonderful or memorable, in fact, by being smaller affairs they often yield a much enjoyable experience for all involved.


A smaller guest list allows you to splurge more on food, libations, decorations, and entertainment while your nearest and dearest are there with you. If you're unsure of how less can be more for a wedding ceremony and reception, take a look at the list of ideas below:

1. Make larger spaces cozier with thoughtful decor and furniture. Add a lounge, an ample buffet spread, larger tables, or a photo booth to make efficient use of your venue.

2. Hire a musical quartet. Nothing makes a venue more elegant than beautiful music and having your own live soundtrack to the most important day of your life creates cherished memories.

3. Go outside. Weddings are beautiful in any season and hosting your event outdoors will guarantee beautiful photos. Since we are still very much in the time of COVID-19, outdoor weddings allow for optimal social distancing.

4. Customize, customize, customize. Smaller weddings allow for a truly unique experience, which is excellent for weddings with a theme or a celebration of a fandom you and your intended share.

5. Invest in the guests. Since smaller weddings save money, you can treat your guests to unique party favors, craft cocktails, a candy buffet, and much more. 

At the end of the day, you'll be happy you chose to host a small wedding because the people that love you most are there to celebrate your love. Whatever the size of your wedding party, you can trust Villa Parker to make your special day perfect.


A Villa Parker wedding is a day remembered, each one as incredible and meaningful as the couples we marry.

Imagine your Villa Parker wedding day, 7 hours to be exact. Start your day off getting dolled up in our spacious bridal suite surrounded by your closest and dearest friends and family. Once ready, take advantage of countless photo opportunities awaiting you in and around Villa Parker's award-winning gardens.

Let guests be greeted by the Villa's welcoming Tuscan courtyard as they arrive for your Colorado outdoor wedding ceremony. Then, seamlessly transition to a Rocky Mountain canvased cocktail hour on a tree-canopied patio that captures the Front Range’s true lure. Lastly, end the evening in the starlit ballroom, for dinner, dancing, and unsurpassed merriment with guests celebrating your happiness and true wedding bliss!





Villa Parker is a picturesque Colorado wedding and special event venue. Located just south of Denver, this Mediterranean estate with its grand entrance and vibrant gardens warmly welcomes friends and family to share in your special occasion.  Whether you're indoors surrounded by endless archways celebrating the night away or outside in the courtyard marrying the one you love, your Villa Parker event will leave you and your guests with amazing memories talked about for years to come. 

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