West Berkeley, California
201 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 523-9500

A Simple Guide to Hosting a Small Wedding December 21, 2018

West Berkeley, Berkeley
A Simple Guide to Hosting a Small Wedding, Berkeley, California

A small wedding is a wise choice for many couples, as it offers many advantages over a large party. It can be much more intimate and personal, allowing for the couple to spend more time with their guests, while keeping the affair more affordable. Once you’ve chosen your small wedding venue, use the guide below to host a successful event.

What to Know When Planning a Small Wedding

How to Control the Size

small wedding venueTake control of your guest list. Begin by giving yourself a maximum number; if you booked a small wedding venue, ask them if they have a maximum number of people who can attend.

Sit down to create your list, starting with family members and close friends. You may need to limit plus ones or tell people they can’t bring their children. Whatever limitations you choose, be upfront with your guests about what they are and why they may not be able to bring certain people. There may be some hurt feelings from people who aren’t invited, but your loved ones should support you having your wedding your way.

How to Make it Successful

If you want an intimate party, choose a small wedding venue to match. If you pick a space that’s too large, the party will seem empty, but a smaller space will appear cozy and perfect. Because you’ll have less guests to take care of, you can invest in the details. One example is offering a wine pairing for each course or upgrading to a more luxurious wedding package. With fewer people attending, you also have the unique opportunity to make the event more entertaining by involving everyone in some way. Have someone at each table share a memory of the couple or host a game during the reception that everyone can participate in.


Compass Rose Yacht Charters offers a perfect small wedding venue for your big day in Berkeley, CA. Their yacht cruising the beautiful San Francisco Bay creates a romantic atmosphere that your guests will be blown away by. While aboard, you’ll enjoy the personal and professional service of their uniformed crew. Preview their fleet online and call (510) 523-9500 to start planning your wedding today!

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Compass Rose Yacht Charters
What Are the Benefits of Boat Rides?, Berkeley, California
If you’re looking for new ways to have fun and relax with friends and family, get together on a boat charter. Apart from experiencing a unique adventure, boat rides offer a variety o...read more
4 Amazing Attractions to See During Your Bay Area Boat Charter, Berkeley, California
Traveling on a boat charter is a unique way to get to know the Bay Area. Cruising around the bay will offer your group the opportunity to soak in the sun and breathe the fr...read more
Are There Laws About Scattering Ashes in California?, Berkeley, California
After a loved one passes and cremation has taken place, you may be considering an ash scattering ceremony as a memorial. There are a few laws and regulations to follow to ensure you ...read more
3 Benefits of a Small Wedding, Berkeley, California
From napkin colors to seating arrangements, there are so many important details to organize for a wedding. But if you plan an intimate celebration at a small wedd...read more
5 Custom Cocktails to Serve at Your Yacht Wedding, Berkeley, California
A yacht wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so it’s only fitting to serve unique cocktails at your reception. Fruity summer mixes are the best way to celebrate...read more