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Fun Wedding Entertainment Inspiration

Fun Wedding Entertainment Inspiration

Awesome Wedding Entertainment Ideas.

Wedding entertainment isn't just about the evening party, it's also about entertaining your guests throughout the day, so they never stop enjoying themselves! Alive Network's professional entertainers can turn a special wedding day into an exceptional one so why not check out our fun wedding ideas in our latest Entertainment Inspiration blog!

According to the 2012 UK Wedding Study by Splendid Insights, 72% of brides consider it very important to take care of their wedding guests. Since they've made the effort (and done the miles) to be with you to celebrate your wedding, the least you can do is treat them to a feast of entertainment to delight, amaze and amuse. So, squeeze that spreadsheet for a little extra from the budget, and plug those gaps!

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Your Wedding Ceremony Entertainment

Whether in a church, registry office or wedding venue, be it themed, religious or low-key, every wedding ceremony involves moments where you can delight your guests. Set the mood with live music as your guests arrive, with a pianist, harpist, saxophonist or group of musicians playing gently in the background. Many brides choose a string quartet, but why not be more original with a sax quartet, or a guitar duo. And when you arrive for the ceremony itself, they can serenade you in, either to famous classical entry music or your favourite pop song (if you've cleared it with the vicar first, of course!).

Music can be at the heart of any wedding or civil partnership ceremony, whether in a church, a registry office or your special wedding venue. In a religious wedding service, you can have hymns sung by a church choir, or for a more energetic feel, a gospel choir. If your service needs a special moment or two, why not hire an opera singer or acoustic singer to delight your guests while you sign the register. Then, rather than leave to a CD playing, ask your musicians to sing or play you both out as spouse and spouse for the first time!

Check out our Wedding Ceremony Musicians page for more ceremony entertainment ideas & inspiration!

Fun Wedding Ceremony Entertainment Ideas

  • UK Gospel Choir Gospel Choir London

    UK Gospel Choir

    5 stars - UK Gospel Choir are Highly Recommended 47 Gospel Choirs London

    The UK Gospel Choir are one of the most talented and professional choirs in the European Gospel scene. Available from 4 to 16 members & with piano or a full band, the choir perform a mix of gospel, pop, jazz, blues, soul, classical & latin.
    Price from £962

  • The Quartones Jazz Band London

    The Quartones

    5 stars - The Quartones are Highly Recommended 52 Jazz Bands London

    The Quartones are a professional 4 piece band brimming with a wealth of music and performance experience. They have been providing entertainment for over 10 years which has seen them perform all over the world. With 100s of gigs under their belt and a wide-ranging repertoire you can be assured that you are in safe hands, and that The Quartones will add a big spark to your special day!
    Price from £898

  • Jessica Louise (Harpist) Harpist Cheshire

    Jessica Louise

    5 stars - Jessica Louise (Harpist) are Highly Recommended 52 Harpists Cheshire

    Jessica Louise is an advanced level Harpist performing beautiful, elegant music perfect to give any occasion that unique, special touch!
    Price from £273

  • Lee Mathews Pianist Oxfordshire

    Lee Mathews

    5 stars - Lee Mathews are Highly Recommended 117 Pianists Oxfordshire

    Lee Matthews is outstanding pianist ready to create the perfect ambience! With a vast repertoire, Lee performs anything from Modern Pop & Rock to Classical, Jazz & more! Having regularly performed at the Dorchester, Claridges, the Savoy & more, Lee can also provide a sophisticated baby grand piano shell to add that wow-factor to your occasion!
    Price from £244

  • City String Trio String Quartet London

    City String Trio

    5 stars - City String Trio are Highly Recommended 88 String Quartets London

    Brilliant violin, viola and cello string trio combining classical with contemporary music. From Bach to The Beatles and Pachelbel to Gershwin. Based in London, their smaller ensemble size means they are perfect for petite budgets and venue spaces!
    Price from £513

  • Duette Classical & Opera Singer West Midlands

    Duette

    5 stars - Duette are Highly Recommended 10 Classical & Opera Singers West Midlands

    Classical Crossover duet. Highlights include debut no. 1 single in the official iTunes Classical chart, supporting Ennio Morricone at the O2 Arena and the DW Stadium. 2 albums recorded with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
    Price from £673

  • Company Of Singers Acapella group London

    Company Of Singers

    5 stars - Company Of Singers are Highly Recommended 5 Vocal Groups & Choirs London

    Primarily consisting of ex-Oxbridge choral scholars, Company of Singers is a versatile vocal group specialising in the performance of acappella music from the sixteenth century to the present day - Brahms to Lennon/McCartney to the Lion King!
    Price from £866

  • London Saxes Saxophonist London

    London Saxes

    5 stars - London Saxes are Highly Recommended 2 London

    London Saxes are the UK’s leading female saxophone quartet who’s performances have taken them all around the world. Playing the highest standard of classical & Jazz, the London Saxes bring an elegant & sophisticated atmosphere straight to your event.
    Price from £1,051

  • Iberian Guitars Classical Guitarist London

    Iberian Guitars

    5 stars - Iberian Guitars are Highly Recommended 2 Classical Guitarists London

    'Iberian Guitars' are Ben Bruant and Will Cashel, they met and formed the band in 2011 while studying at the Royal Academy of music in London. Together they perform their electrifying Flamenco-inspired arrangements of pop and classical tracks.
    Price from £769

Entertainment At Your Drinks Reception

Your drinks reception is where everyone can chat with old friends, relax - and wait for you both to have your photos taken! Photos can take a remarkably long time, and not every guest knows many people to talk to, so why not provide a talking point with a close-up magician? These ultra-cool performers love to mix and mingle with your guests, performing tricks right before their eyes with just a few simple everyday items and a pack of cards.

Give you guests a unique moment of the day with a professional caricaturist, a quick on the draw artist who can create a unique portrait in around five minutes. Why not also invite a 'celeb' or two from our list of celebrity look-a-likes, to mingle with your guests, pose for photos and give your wedding the A-list feel! Then, complete the illusion with comedy paparazzi, ready to snap that scoop shot of Auntie Ada with David Beckham, or Uncle George with Marilyn Monroe!

Music at a drinks reception should always enhance the event, but not be so intrusive that people can't talk (or hear what the magician is saying!). So, ask your wedding ceremony musicians to play at your reception (saving time and money), or an acoustic set up from a jazz band, soul band or acoustic duo or trio.

Fun Drinks Reception Entertainment Ideas

  • Sam The Caricaturist Caricaturist Leicestershire

    Sam The Caricaturist

    5 stars - Sam The Caricaturist are Highly Recommended 76 Caricaturists Leicestershire

    Sam The Caricaturist will mix and mingle with your guests bringing everyone together laughing and smiling over his fantastic caricatures. Sam's drawings are produced at a high speed to a high quality. Your guests will take home many great memories!
    Price from £237

  • Marilyn Monroe  (Suzie Kennedy) Lookalike London

    Suzie Kennedy as Marilyn Monroe

    5 stars - Marilyn Monroe (Suzie Kennedy) are Highly Recommended 19 Look-a-likes & Impersonators London

    London based Suzie is one of the UK’s top Marilyn Monroe look alikes, travelling all over the world impersonating the Hollywood sex symbol. She never fails to turn heads and attract media attention wherever she goes, making her the perfect choice for PR events, product launches, meet and greet as well as awards presentations and walk about entertainment.
    Price from £517

  • Martin Reed Magician London

    Martin Reed

    5 stars - Martin Reed are Highly Recommended 61 Magicians London

    *AS SEEN ON BBC1 & CHANNEL 4!* Want to truly AMAZE your guests by a TV Magician?! Martin Reed is one of the most experienced Magicians in the UK today! As a Member of the Magic Circle & 16 years of experience performing at over 2000 events worldwide, you're guaranteed incredible entertainment!
    Price from £494

  • All That Jazz Jazz Band South Yorkshire

    All That Jazz

    5 stars - All That Jazz are Highly Recommended 110 Jazz Bands South Yorkshire

    EXCLUSIVE TO ALIVE NETWORK - All That Jazz is a versatile collection of the country's finest young Jazz musicians. They are available in a range of ensemble formats, including duo, trio, quartet and quintet, with male & female musicians.
    Price from £769

  • Comedy Paparazzi Street Performer East Sussex

    Comedy Paparazzi

    5 stars - Comedy Paparazzi are Highly Recommended 13 Street Entertainers East Sussex

    Make your guests feel like true celebs with our cheeky paparazzi snappers! Loitering outside your venue with stand-up quality humour & pro-quality photography skills, our paps will make sure your event hits the headlines with their fun, VIP treatment!
    Price from £641

  • Roaming Free Acoustic Band London

    Roaming Free

    5 stars - Roaming Free are Highly Recommended 13 London

    Roaming Free are a superb wandering acoustic band, available as a trio, four piece or six piece line up. The trio features three-part vocal harmonies, saxophone & 2 acoustic guitars. Their incredible interactive performances are always a big hit with guests, and include hits from the 50's to the present charts.
    Price from £1,616

  • Acoustic Soul Club Solo Artist, Duo or Trio Greater Manchester

    Acoustic Soul Club

    5 stars - Acoustic Soul Club are Highly Recommended 7 Solo, Duos & Trios Greater Manchester

    Blending stunning vocals and soulful guitar to perform grooving renditions of classic songs, chosen from the 1960's right through to current chart hits; Acoustic Soul Club are a vastly experienced acoustic duo who's aim it is to make each event as memorable as possible!
    Price from £577

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Wedding Meal Entertainment

It can seem a long wait for food at a wedding breakfast, especially if you're one of the youngest guests, so why not ask your magician or caricaturist to work around the tables until every guest has food in front of them. When those speeches start, an Alive Network children's entertainer can keep the little 'uns amused in a side room so parents can relax and be part of the event without worry.

And when the dishes are being cleared, hold on a minute, that waiter seems a bit keen to sing, and now that waitress is joining in - surprise and entertain your guests with singing waiters, professional opera singers in disguise who always go down a storm. 

Fun Entertainment During Your Wedding Breakfast

  • Secret Servers Singing Waiter Warwickshire

    Secret Servers

    5 stars - Secret Servers are Highly Recommended 46 Singing Waiters Warwickshire

    Specialists in providing Singing Waiters to Corporate Events, Weddings and Private Parties. Singing Waiters featuring stars of the West End. Performance highlights include the 2015 Champions League Final in Berlin, to Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge.
    Price from £833

  • The Fabulous Singing Waiters Singing Waiter London

    The Fabulous Singing Waiters

    5 stars - The Fabulous Singing Waiters are Highly Recommended 37 Singing Waiters London

    Amazing Singing Waiters to hire. A wonderful surprise for your guests; Some of the most talented operatic & musical theatre singers in the UK disguised as waiters who suddenly burst into song with no warning making your guests gush with astonished awe!
    Price from £885

  • Draw A Crowd Caricatures Caricaturist London

    Draw A Crowd Caricatures

    5 stars - Draw A Crowd Caricatures are Highly Recommended 66 Caricaturists London

    Draw A Crowd Caricatures is an award-winning caricaturist & an expert at keeping your guests thoroughly entertained. With a wealth of experience, Draw A Crowd has entertained at events for the Olympic Athlete's Village, Vauxhall, Arcadia Group & more!
    Price from £264

  • Miss Balloonist Childrens Entertainer Hertfordshire

    Miss Balloonist

    5 stars - Miss Balloonist are Highly Recommended 9 Childrens Entertainment Hertfordshire

    Miss Balloonist is an incredible balloon artist who keep everyone entertained and give you something to take home. She can craft anything from monkeys to pirates and jetpacks to jewellery. The limits are endless when Miss Balloonist gets to work!
    Price from £224

  • Incognito Artists Singing Waiter London

    Incognito Artists

    5 stars - Incognito Artists are Highly Recommended 1 Singing Waiters London

    Incognito Artists are the ‘Master Chefs’ of the entertainment world. We combine the most exquisite ingredients; extraordinary staff, creative genius, hand-picked crème de la crème West End, Broadway and opera stars and most importantly, YOU. Then, masterfully, we blend these together; devising, creating then serving a sumptuous, mouth-watering feast of unrivalled entertainment.
    Price from £5,065

A Great Evening of Entertainment

Remember those comedy paparazzi from your drinks reception? They're back, snapping your guests as they arrive for the evening event, and capturing their looks of complete amazement as their first canapés are served from a 'living table'.

Drinks don't come more dazzling that custom-made cocktails served by flare bar tenders, who juggle bottles, shakers and exotic ingredients to create masterpieces of mixology in a glass. Set the bar area off with intriguing, exquisite ice sculptures that give your venue that extra air of sophistication.

A chocolate fountain is a great way for guests to enjoy a sweet treat any time during the evening, but do provide lots of napkins as well as delicious nibbles and fruit to dip, to keep those posh frocks nice and clean!

Turn your venue into a Casino Royale for the evening, complete with roulette tables, slots and card games played for fun, not real money. Turn up the heat outside with fire and glow performers, tracing patterns in the dark with flaming clubs, fans, balls and ropes – absolutely mesmerizing and much more intimate than fireworks. Best of all, if the weather turns damp, your fire and glow performers can put on a show inside (just check with your venue first!).

Fun Evening Entertainment Ideas

  • Fire and Glow Performers Circus Performer Leicestershire

    Fire and Glow Performers

    5 stars - Fire and Glow Performers are Highly Recommended 31 Circus Performers Leicestershire

    A nationwide performance group specialising in fire & glow entertainment. From freestyle performances to wow-factor shows, whatever the size of your event, these skilled performers will be happy to add that little extra spark!
    Price from £334

  • 5 Star Fun Casino Casino Staffordshire

    5 Star Fun Casino

    5 stars - 5 Star Fun Casino are Highly Recommended 7 Staffordshire

    Luxury Mobile Casino Hire for all events! Full size casino gaming tables available, all supplied with friendly, professional croupiers. James Bond, Las Vegas, Hollywood and Gatsby theming packages, Glitzy Photobooth, Las Vegas Showgirls, and much more also available!
    Price from £507

  • Living Tables Street Performer East Sussex

    Living Tables

    5 stars - Living Tables are Highly Recommended 2 Street Entertainers East Sussex

    Living tables make a unique centre piece for you and your guests. Entertaining in the character of your choice, the table will create an exciting buzz whilst meeting and greeting all your guests!
    Price from £577

Booking Wedding Entertainment The Easy Way

At Alive Network we make booking wedding entertainment a breeze. Simply explore all our performers’ profiles with videos, sound clips and pictures, then choose those that take your fancy, and pop them into your Wish List. You can then check prices and availability instantly, online, and whittle it down to the performers you want. If you have any questions, feel free to call us and discuss, no obligation.

When you book your performers, we’ll confirm with an email, followed by a proper legally binding contract for peace of mind. We’ll take a deposit and then one final payment direct to the artist on the day!! We’ll check everything is organized and on track right up until the day of your wedding, and we’ll also provide you with an emergency out of hours telephone number, so if the very unexpected happens, we’re just a phone call away.

Why not make your wedding entertaining for all the right reasons with the world’s largest online entertainment booking company, Alive Network.

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