You can invite EIGHT people to join you for a leisurely weekend. Call it a shooting party ala Gosford Park.
There will be slow and well-paced meals and, of course pre-prandials.
Since you are at the WDTPRS county manor (on my planet, that is), you will be able to talk into the night and continue the next day.
Who MUST be there?
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ALIVE (now).
Here is a list for this weekend, off the top of my head.
Giovanni Maria Vian
You do not have to predict who will be alive at the end.
So… your list?
Eight (PLUS yourself as ring master).