Choosing the Right Entertainment for your Wedding Evening Reception


If you are in the middle of planning your wedding and thoughts turn to the all important evening reception party.  You might be wondering what type of entertainment to hire for your wedding. There are plenty of options that can be considered for your entertainment and we thought it would be helpful to put together some of the most popular options, along with some more unusual choices too!

Keep reading for entertainment inspiration…

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Stick with tradition and book musical entertainment

The wedding evening reception is the time in your wedding day where you can really let your hair down and enjoy a big party!  The most popular type of entertainment which is booked for wedding evening reception is music related and this can come in any number of forms.

Live music is always a winner, and we have a number of wedding bands available to hire.  These bands are experienced in performing at weddings and will offer plenty of popular hits from the 1960’s to the present day.  A wedding band gives a fantastic performance for your first dance and your guests to dance the night away too!

Other live music options for your wedding evening reception include tribute bands or tribute acts.  If you both like a particular band or artist, why not celebrate your big day with a tribute?  We have plenty of options on our entertainment directory, so if you can imagine the next best thing to Mariah Carey or Elton John performing at your event, a tribute band or act is the way to go!

One of the most popular types of entertainment for a wedding evening reception is that of a wedding DJ.  Wedding DJ’s are generally more affordable than live music and will provide fun entertainment and a playful exchange to your guests.  Wedding DJs will have a massive collection of music and also take requests.  Not only do they provide the musical entertainment for your wedding, but also make announcements such as your first dance.  Click here to find a wedding DJ near you today!

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Book entertainment that will give plenty of guest interaction!

If you would like to get your guests involved more in your big day, why not choose to hire entertainment that will get them talking?  Hiring a close-up magician will give your guests amazing illusions and will wow them for the evening as your chosen performer either works his/her way around the room performing to small groups of guests or provides illusions from a central location, such as a table or stage.

Another memorable form of entertainment for a wedding evening reception is to book a caricaturist.  These talented individuals will sketch drawings of your guests and give them a little memento to take away with them.  Your caricaturist will also sketch the happy couple which again gives lifelong memories!

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Keep children entertained and get some child friendly entertainment

Many couples choose to invite children to their evening reception only rather than for the whole big day.  If you want to make sure they are suitably entertained, there are a number of options available to you which can be booked from our entertainment directory.  Choose from ideas such as children’s magicians, clowns and balloon modellers to keep boredom at bay and if you are having an outdoor evening reception in the summer, a face painter can be a lovely addition.

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Want something different?  Check out these unusual entertainment ideas!

You don’t need to stick to tradition when it comes to planning your wedding, including your evening reception entertainment.  Many couples are opting for entertainment that is completely different to the norm and the possibilities are endless!  Why not book a belly dancer to perform around your tables and teach guests how to dance too?  Or for something with a massive wow factor, book a stage illusionist to make your guests gasp as they wonder how illusions were performed!

The most important thing to consider when hiring your wedding evening reception entertainment is to choose options that you both want as a couple and most importantly, have a fantastic and fun evening! Take a look at our website, to see our complete range of entertainment that is available to hire – once you have found the perfect performer, simply click on the contact button to get in touch with them directly!

Want to Save Time When Booking Your Entertainment? Sit back, relax and have your Entertainment contact you! By adding a post to our website e.g. ‘Wedding Band required for Wedding Evening Reception on 4th September’, our available acts will contact you by email. Look at the Entertainer’s publicity, decide which is your favourite and contact them directly! The entire service is completely free of charge. Tell us what entertainment you are looking for now and we will do the rest! Contact us.

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