A wedding day is full of happiness, laughs and memories and the type of entertainment you choose will define this. Wedding entertainment is a fantastic way for all of your guests to mix and break the ice and it’s also a great way to split up all the formal stuff.
Every couple has their own favourite type of entertainment, so your wedding day is a great way to show off yours. From outdoor wedding entertainment to music and dancing, we’ve put together 21 brilliant wedding entertainment ideas.
If you are looking for more unique ideas then check out these alternative wedding entertainment ideas.
21 Wedding Entertainment Ideas That Your Guests Will Love
Outdoor Wedding Entertainment Ideas
Did sparks fly the first time you met your partner? Make them fly again with a firework display at your wedding. End your special day with a magical firework display that will completely wow your guests.
Fuse Fireworks in Nottinghamshire is an award-winning firework display company and can design a bespoke firework display with a unique soundtrack tailored for your wedding.
Find out more about Fuse Fireworks here.
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Unleash your inner child with a bouncy castle at your wedding and get your entire wedding party involved. This is a great choice of wedding entertainment and will keep the kids (and the adults) amused for hours.
Mr & Mrs Mini Golf
Looking for a way to incorporate a game of golf into your wedding celebrations? Golf lovers, this one is for you! Suitable for both adults and children this is a great choice of entertainment for everyone.
If you really want to entertain your guests, then you should consider hiring a funfair. With a selection of attractions, from traditional Dodgems and Lighthouse Helter Skelter to golden vintage carousels and Ferris Wheels, there will be a ride for everyone.
Oh and don’t forget about the fabulous photo opportunities you will get with this!
Wedding Funfair Hire are a nationwide amusement provider that deliver high-quality rides for all weddings and they also have branding options available, so you can add your own personal touch.
Do you and your partner love animals? If so, then your wedding day is a perfect time to share this love with all your nearest and dearest. Choosing a petting zoo for your wedding entertainment is a fantastic way to wow your guests.
Not to mention the cuteness overload!
Love the idea of animals at your wedding? Check out this couple who borrowed rescue kittens for their day.
Music & Dancing Wedding Entertainment Ideas
The Singing Waiter Masters
Surprise your guests with this wedding entertainment choice. The Singer Waiter Masters are a group of leading West End and Opera singers who pose as waiters throughout your entire day. Your guests will not suspect a thing as they disguise themselves as waiters, managers, hotel staff, chefs or even guests.
Ready to get the party started, the Singing Waiter Masters will create the most magical atmosphere for you and your partner.
Find out more about The Singing Waiter Masters here.
Looking for wedding entertainment that is guaranteed to make your guests laugh? Well, this is it! A silent disco is a quirky alternative and will be sure to be something you and your guests will never forget.
The ‘So Sinatra’ Experience
The timeless sounds of Frank Sinatra is a wonderful way to entertain your wedding guests. Perfect for your first dance, your dinner service or even with a band and DJ.
‘Frank’ has performed at hundreds of weddings, large and small, for over 15 years and has the experience to read the crowd and deliver the right song at the right time to maximise the enjoyment of you and your guests.
Find out more about The ‘So Sinatra’ Experience here.
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Choreograph a Dance Routine
You know the saying if you want a job done right, do it yourself. What better way to truly amaze and entertain your guests than by performing a choreographed dance routine for them? Make sure you and your partner keep it a complete secret, as it will surprise them even more.
Check out these first dance videos for more inspiration.
Iyanna Monique- Solo Violinist for Weddings
Wedding entertainment can come in many different sounds. Iyanna Monique is an award-winning acoustic and electric solo violinist. With a repertoire fit for any occasion, she has a collection of hits from genres including Classical, Jazz, R&B and Soul.
Find out more about Iyanna Monique here.
Wedding Performer Ideas
Everyone loves the mystery of magic no matter age they are so what better way to amuse your guests than to have a magician at your wedding. A versatile option that is sure to break the ice with your guests and relax everyone.
Duncan the Magician performs magic for weddings across the UK and internationally. Mixing commercial close up magic with mind reading Duncan’s act is a great way to keep your guests entertained while you’re off getting your photos taken.
See more about Duncan the Magician here.
Weddings can be emotional, they can be exciting but who said they can’t be funny. Adding a little light-hearted comedy to your wedding entertainment plan is a brilliant way to make your wedding guests feel at ease.
This is a great choice of wedding entertainment if you know your guests have a cracking sense of humour.
Do you have a favourite celebrity that you wish could be at your wedding day? You might just get that wish. Well… kind of. Hiring a celebrity look-alike for your wedding celebrations is a great way to surprise and entertain your guests.
Just make sure they don’t take all of your limelight.
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Teardrop Aerial & Circus
If you want elegant and stylish wedding entertainment, then Teardrop Aerial and Circus can offer you just that. Truly entertaining the acts will adapt to suit any theme or style. Allow aerialists to meet and greet your guests, pouring champagne (or your chosen drink) from a suspended trapeze or hoop, whilst striking dynamic moves.
Find out more about Teardrop Aerial & Circus here.
Food and Drink Wedding Entertainment Ideas
Thinking of having a summer wedding? Then an ice-cream van is a perfect way to entertain your guests and cool them down on a hot summer day. Mix it up a little by serving alcoholic ices for the adults and classic ice-cream cones for the kids.
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Lick Me I’m Delicious
Are you looking for an entertainment idea that will complete wow your guests and have them talking about it for years to come? Lick Me I’m Delicious is just that. Entertain your guests with magical machines that perform fantastic food tricks that are all edible.
From liquid nitrogen ice cream to edible bubbles, instant logo pops or edible fragrances, Lick Me I’m Delicious will make your wedding ceremony taste yummy.
Entertaining your guests with a prosecco bar is a fantastic way to help them relax and mingle with each other. There are lots of ways to treat your guests to prosecco on your wedding day including having a pimp your prosecco bar or by having a game of prosecco pong.
Here are another 11 ways to enjoy prosecco on your wedding day.
Other Types of Wedding Entertainment
Add sparkle to your wedding by including a glitter bar.
Wish Upon a Sparkle offer a professional service catered to both men and women for Brides and Grooms who are looking for that little something a bit different to add a touch of unique sparkle to their Wedding Reception.
Their pop-up glitter bars are a perfect entertainment idea and they provide a fun and creative finish to all wedding photos, ensuring that your day is truly rememberable.
Old School Games
Keep it retro and entertain your guests with some old school games. Providing wedding table games is a fantastic way to break the ice between your guests before the meal and will save unnecessary small talk at the dinner table.
Bride and Groom trivia is a great way to test your guest’s knowledge of you and games like I Spy are perfect for children.
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A scavenger hunt is a superb wedding entertainment idea that will encourage all your guests to mingle as they rush to find all the items on your list. If you include a scavenger hunt at your wedding reception your guests will be talking about it for years to come.
Let your guests entertain themselves with a photo booth at your wedding. Include fun props and backdrops so that your guests can capture their own memories and then take their photos home as a souvenir.
The Proper Booth have a fresh modern approach to the photobooth, offering sharp high-resolution photos, boomerangs, GIFs and videos, all of which are placed within beautiful designs to match your wedding style.
Find out more about The Proper Booth here.
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