WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT IDEAS
Wedding Entertainment can be hired for all parts of your wedding day. The day is typically split into four sections: ceremony, afternoon reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception.
For the ceremony period, we often provide a selection of musicians (such as Harpists, String Quartets, Brass Bands) and vocalists (Classical, Choirs, etc).
Usually, the afternoon reception is the period in which your guests arrive at the venue or move from the ceremony room to a drinks reception area, whilst the photographer occupies most of the wedding couple and their families’ time. It is during this period that we supply a great deal of entertainment options, such as Jazz Trios, String Quartets to fill the area with easy listening background music. In addition to providing ice-breaker entertainers such as Close-up Magicians that interact and engage your guests in enjoyable light entertainment. Other popular options include: Caricaturists, Silhouette Artist, Atmospheric Circus Performers, and Toastmasters.
During the wedding breakfast we often provide musicians for background music such as Pianists, Close-up Magicians for operating around the tables and the very popular surprise Singing Waiters.
Following the wedding breakfast, guests generally filter into the bar area or mill around as the main room is changed over and setup into the evening format. The evening reception is often considered as the main period for wedding entertainment, as an additional amount of guests join the celebration. The entertainment is usually focused on music, such as a disco and live band. Other options that are very popular are fun casinos (for those guests that enjoy milling around instead of dancing).
Wedding Close-up Magicians
Chosen Events manages and represents several professional Close-up Magicians in the UK. Our Close-up Magicians are highly experienced entertainers that will quite literally leave your guests in amazement to add that final wow factor to an unforgettable wedding day. Magicians are a perfect wedding entertainment option for entertaining your guests during the reception period between the ceremony and wedding breakfast; around tables during the wedding breakfast; or for the evening reception celebration as guests are arriving. Close-up Magicians are great for getting guests chatting, creating a fun exciting atmosphere to keep your guests in the mood for a thoroughly enjoyable time.
Wedding Reception Ideas
Weddings can be very long days for your guests, at a typical wedding your guests can be there from 12 noon to 12 midnight, with the music being the main entertainment for the evening a magician is a very popular option for the daytime for a few hours to keep the guests entertained.
Here are the best times when a strolling Wedding Magician could be perfect for your big day:
• During Photographs - Wedding photos are traditionally taken immediately after the ceremony. Many guests are not involved with the majority of the photos which makes this the ideal time for a Close-up Magician to entertain with mix and mingle strolling style magic. This is particularly good to break the ice in those awkward moments when you have only just met other guests and family for the first time.
• Wedding Breakfast - As the guests are seated for the meal, it is almost certain that there will be people at the table that don't know others seated amongst them. Our Wedding Magician can entertain with a short performance at each table and provide that preliminary talking point that is often wished for to get people conversing.
• The Reception - After the speeches have finished and the evening guests start to arrive for the evening wedding reception our Magicians can provide close-up magic for guests as they arrive, before the dancing begins.
Wedding Toastmaster and Master of Ceremony
Why have a Toastmaster? You want your wedding day to be perfect. You will employ a professional photographer, professional caterers, and professional musicians because you want to leave nothing to chance! But have you thought about how you will ensure your guests are seated at the right time? Who will announce your guests as they arrive at the venue? Who will make sure the best man and the father of the bride know when it is going to be their turn for their speeches? Who will introduce them, and make them feel comfortable? Who will make sure the band know when you want to start the dancing? Who will tell your caterer that the photographer is running late (and so make sure the meal isn't ruined?) And who will warn your photographer when you are about to cut the cake, so that he can set up that perfect shot? You have prepared so many things to happen on your special day, but for everything to fit together like a dream, you need someone to coordinate for you.
Our professional Toastmaster is adept at organising all the different elements of your reception, presenting and introducing yourselves and your special guests, and making sure that everyone involved feels special and comfortable. Having a Toastmaster brings a real touch of style to your special day. Just imagine having every guest announced to and received by your bridal party - nothing else can really make both your guests and yourselves feel quite so special! Your wedding is not a day to "make do", or to "hope for the best" - leave nothing to chance and ensure that you get what you really want!
Wedding Musicians - String Quartets, Violinists, Harpists, Guitarists, Brass Bands
We offer a full range of wedding musicians including: String Quartets, Violinists, Harpists, Pipers, Guitarists, Brass bands, etc. Our wedding musicians are hired for most sections of your wedding day; starting from the ceremony, afternoon reception, wedding breakfast & evening reception.
Wedding Bands - Party Bands, Jazz Bands, Motown Bands, Swing Bands, etc...
Our wedding bands range from all round Party bands to Motown, Jazz, Celdhi, etc. Most of our wedding bands cover the whole of the UK.
Our Singing Waiters are trained singers cunningly disguised as waiters! They spend a short time blending in as working waiters. One by one they start "humming" and then suddenly burst into harmony and song to the complete surprise of your guests by revealing themselves as highly talented Singing Waiters. Our Singing Waiters have an ability to change a simple dinner into an extravaganza...
Caricaturists and Silhouette Artists
Caricaturists will excite your guests with enchanting caricature drawings. Show your guests appreciation with personalised entertainment. Reap the benefit of using a Caricaturist at your wedding. What better memory for your guests than an individual piece of artwork that will be treasured for years?
Booking a Silhouette Artist to entertain your guests will add a unique, artistic touch to your special day. Weddings do, in fact, offer a great challenge for our artists. With a wonderful array of hats, and family profiles to compare, there is never a dull moment!
Cutting full length silhouettes of the bride and groom has become something of a tradition when artists attend a wedding. This classic and unmistakable outline makes a wonderful alternative to wedding photos.
Fun Casino and Gaming
Gambling without any risk whatsoever is always fun and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Gamble the night away in style, playing at professional casino tables including blackjack and roulette.
Guaranteed to keep your pulse racing with the excitement of winning or blowing a fortune in fun money!
Our professional, friendly and experienced team will transform your wedding venue into Las Vegas. Your guests will participate in the enthralling atmosphere of a top class casino.
Croupiers attend every event and are professionally trained and dressed in matching evening wear to compliment any occasion.
The classic wedding disco is an all important ingredient for British Wedding Entertainment but something which can vary greatly in standard and should be chosen with care. The disco at a wedding should be considered under many factors. Will the lighting effect guests? Is the equipment high quality? Is the DJ flexible enough and have enough material for you to submit the Wedding playlist? We will take care of all of this.
We will ensure your DJ is fully aware of your requirements at the Wedding Party and arrange private calls between you and them to ensure you have the right DJ for your wedding entertainment!
We also arrange many DJ's to work with Wedding Function Bands at events to play during their breaks and then in to the small hours as the wedding party stretches on. This combination is extremely popular and something well worth consideration for the perfect wedding entertainment.
We have wedding entertainers based the following locations: London (Putney, Fulham, Chelsea, Kensington, Hampstead, Wandsworth, Westminster, Dulwich, Wimbledon, Hammersmith, Chiswick, Barnes, Sheen, , Battersea, Richmond, Twickenham, Heathrow) Bedfordshire (Bedford, Luton, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Biggleswade, Sandy) Berkshire (Reading, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Newbury, Windsor, Wokingham, Abingdon) Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Slough, Buckingham, High Wycombe) Cambridgeshire (Cambridge, Wisbech, Ely, March, Whittlesey, Chatteris, Linton) Cheshire (Chester, Stockport, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Crewe) Cornwall (Bodmin, Truro, Camborne, Redruth, St. Austell, Falmouth, Penzance, Newquay) Cumberland (Carlisle, Whitehaven, Workington, Penrith, Keswick, Brampton) Derbyshire (Derby, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Buxton, Matlock, Ashbourne) Devon (Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Paignton, Barnstaple, Tiverton, Newton Abbot, Tavistock) Dorset (Dorchester, Poole, Weymouth, Sherborne, Wimborne Minster, Shaftesbury) Durham (Durham, Sunderland, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Hartlepool, Gateshead, Washington) Essex (Chelmsford, Basildon, Romford, Southend, Colcheter, Harlow, Brentwood, West Ham) Gloucestershire (Gloucester, Bristol, Cheltenham, Stroud, Cirencester, Tewkesbury) Hampshire (Winchester, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Basingstoke, Newport) Herefordshire (Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster, Ledbury, Bromyard, Kingston) Hertfordshire (Hertford, Watford, St. Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Hatfield) Huntingdonshire (Huntingdon, St. Ives, St. Neots, Ramsey, Yaxley) Kent (Maidstone, Canterbury, Bromley, Rochester, Margate, Folkestone, Dover, Greenwich) Lancashire (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, Bolton, Warrington, Barrow-in-Furness) Leicestershire (Leicester, Loughborough, Hinckley, Melton Mowbray, Coalville, Lutterworth) Lincolnshire (Lincoln, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Boston, Grantham, Stamford, Skegness, Louth) Middlesex (City of London, Harrow, Enfield, Staines, Ealing, Potters Bar, Westminster ) Norfolk (Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn, Dereham, Cromer, Hunstanton) Northamptonshire (Northampton, Peterborough, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough) Northumberland (Alnwick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Morpeth, Hexham, Berwick-upon-Tweed) Nottinghamshire (Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark, Retford, Southwell) Oxfordshire (Oxford, Banbury, Witney, Bicester, Henley-on-Thames, Carterton, Thame) Rutland (Oakham, Uppingham. Cottesmore) Shropshire (Shrewsbury, Telford, Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Whitchurch, Market Drayton, Ludlow) Somerset (Taunton, Bath, Weston-super-Mare, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Wells, Glastonbury) Staffordshire (Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Cannock, Lichfield) Suffolk (Ipswich, Bury St. Edmunds, Lowestoft, Felixstowe, Sudbury, Haverhill, Bungay) Surrey (Guildford, Croydon, Woking, Sutton, Kingston-on-Thames, Kingswood, Purley, Esher, Surbiton, Heathrow) Sussex (Chichester, Brighton, Worthing, Crawley, Hastings, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Horsham) Warwickshire (Warwick, Birmingham, Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon) Westmorland (Appleby, Kendal, Windermere, Ambleside, Kirkby Lonsdale) Wiltshire (Trowbridge, Salisbury, Swindon, Chippenham, Devizes, Marlborough, Warminster) Worcestershire (Worcester, Dudley, Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Malvern, Evesham) Yorkshire North Riding (Northallerton, Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Whitby) East Riding (Beverley, Hull, Bridlington, Driffield, Hornsea, Filey) West Riding (Wakefield, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Halifax, Harrogate) York (within the Walls)
We have many different types of wedding entertainers to offer. Some of our most popular wedding entertainers and wedding entertainment include: Wedding Magicians, Wedding Caricaturists, Lookalikes, Wedding Party Live Bands, Wedding Fire Performers, Wedding Stilt Walkers, Wedding Jugglers, Wedding Bag Pipers, Face Painters, Wedding Comedy Performers, Wedding Break Dancers, Wedding Human Statues, Wedding Street Dancers, Wedding Themed Dancers, Wedding Fun Casino Tables, Wedding Silhouette Artists, Wedding Harpists, Wedding Tribute Bands, Wedding Tarot Card Reader /Fortune Tellers, Wedding Walkabout Characters, Wedding Singing Waiters, Nintendo Wii, Wedding String Quartet, Wedding Caribbean Steel Bands, Wedding DJ’s, Wedding Gospel Choirs, Wedding Toast Masters, Wedding Pianist, Origami Artists, Wedding Guitarist , Wedding Ceilidh Bands , Wedding Balloon Modellers , Wedding Children's Entertainment , Wedding Food Entertainment , Giant Snow Globe, Wedding Photo Booths
So whether you are looking for entertainment for a wedding reception, wedding breakfast or wedding evening reception or any other part of the wedding day, let us help provide the perfect entertainment for your special day.