Put an individual stamp on your big day with some highly unusual alternative wedding entertainment ideas from live wedding music to Medieval minstrels, magicians and mind readers.
1. Latin Carnival
Bring the sights and sounds of the carnival to your wedding with Brazilian Rio Show . These flamboyant performers will transform your wedding into a riot of colour, enchanting your guests with the intoxicating beats of the bossa nova and the samba.
2. Gorgeous Gospel
A sensational choice for your wedding ceremony or to entertain guests during your afternoon drinks reception, the evocative sounds of a gospel choir never fail to infuse an occasion with soul-stirring romance. Gospel Works perform a beautiful blend of gospel standards and gospel versions of chart hits.
3. Authentic Rock ‘n’ Roll
The Platonics embody the spirit of the rock’n’roll age, driving guests to the dance floor with their high-energy renditions of classic songs from the all-time greats of the ’50s like Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and of course, the King himself, Elvis Presley.
4. Acapella Beats
No instruments necessary! Block Beatbox are an awe-inspiring trio of vocal artists whose supercharged beatbox renditions of massive drum and bass, hip hop, chart and dance hits will have the whole dance floor bouncing at your wedding reception.
5. Medieval Music
Princes are here to party like it’s 1555! This trio of troubadours faithfully recreate the music of the middle ages with period instruments and costumes. You could even host your very own Game of Thrones-themed wedding – as long as it’s not a red one…
6. Gypsy Jazz
Infuse your wedding day with the soulful Latin vibes of Gypsy Nation. This trio of effervescent, eccentric performers are ideal for summoning some Italian sunshine at your afternoon drinks – whether the weather holds out or not!
7. Vintage Pop
The best in contemporary pop, R’n’B and rock given a vintage twist. If you’re planning a vintage themed wedding, but want the soundtrack to feature a few tunes you’ll recognise, a band in the style of Postmodern Jukebox like Park Lane is the perfect choice.
8. Psychedelic Rock
Delivering trademark trippy renditions of a diverse mix of rock and pop tunes, Cosmic Balloon is a collective of superlative musicians are the perfect choice for connoisseurs of intricately textured live music performed with passion and finesse.
9. Roaming Folk
Treat your guests to a personalised performance from Wandering Wings, a folk band who, thanks to their independence from cables, are able to wander amongst you and your guests. Nothing compares to seeing the intricate skills of a troupe of talented musicians up close.
10. Theatrical Rock
Drawing inspiration from musicals like “We Will Rock You” and “Rock of Ages”, all-female rock band The Divas rocking live spectacular is an electrifying journey through the annals of rock history. Performing huge songs from rock giants like Metallica, AC/DC and Iron Maiden, The Divas will have your entire wedding party rocking out all night long!
11. Close-up Magic and Mind Reading
Astound and mystify your guests with the other-worldly skills of a close-up magician like CJ Magic. This accomplished illusionist has performed for royalty and legendary sporting, TV and film stars, and is sure to leave your guests scratching their heads with his impossible feats.
Keep your guests entertained and give them a unique memento of your big day in one convenient booking! Speedy Steve is an incredibly skilled artist and an engaging entertainer who creates unerringly accurate sketches of his subjects in the blink of an eye! Steve also offers a Victorian silhouette service for something even more unusual.
13. Contemporary Orchestral Pop and Dance
Mixing the timeless elegance of classical music with the catchy melodies of today’s biggest chart hits, EP Orchestra are an opulent addition to any wedding. If you’ve got the space to spare at your venue, what could be more impressive than a full live orchestra?
14. Nineties and ‘Noughties’ Nostalgia
Relive those crazy club nights of the nineties and noughties with The Mashup, dancing to an insanely infectious mix of Boy and Girl Band guilty pleasures, Britpop anthems, UK Garage Bangers and tons of other songs you thought were consigned to the mists of time, only to be dragged back, kicking and screaming, into a riotous medley of pure nostalgic fun.
15. Wine Tasting with a Difference
Maybe not a booking for the big day itself, but perfect for a hen do or sophisticated stag do, The Vino Lady will take you on tour of the world of wine, champagne and even beer! Fun and informative, the Vino Lady will teach you a thing or two about your favourite tipples, as well as supplying ample tasters for you to enjoy!
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