Entertainment Ideas for Corporate Drinks Receptions

When you are planning a corporate drinks reception, you want guests to have an enjoyable time so that they remember your brand or product. Putting on entertainment is a good way to get guests talking and keep them enthralled. Here are our top entertainment ideas for corporate drinks receptions.

String Quartets

If you are planning a classy, professional drinks reception, hiring a string quartet will add ambiance and provide beautiful background noise for your event. One of the advantages of choosing a string quartet for your entertainment is that they can play in the background, allowing guests to continue to talk. String quartets can play many songs from classical music to instrumental versions of chart or popular hits and consist of violinists, a cellist and a viola player. If your entertainment budget wont cover a string quartet, why not book a string trio or duo instead?

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Hiring an instrumentalist is a great idea if you want to include live music at your event but space is an issue. Here at Entertainers Worldwide you can hire many types of musicians, from violinists, classical guitarists to cellists and pianists. Again, you can generally choose between classical greats or modern music but always remember to ask your chosen act what their repertoire is.

Live Bands

For those who prefer more of a party atmosphere and to get guests up on the dance floor, why not book a live band to play to your guests throughout the whole corporate event? The choices when hiring a live band can be quite overwhelming which is why we have a dedicated Live Bands section on our website which is categorised even further into genres, such as Swing Bands, Rock Bands and more. Live bands will need a bit more space for their performance and instruments.

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Close-Up Magician

If you are planning an event where you want people to interact and mingle, choose a close-up magician who will work with small groups of guests providing them with tricks and illusions using plenty of objects, such a coins, rope and other small objects. This type of entertainment will cause quite a stir and grab peoples’ attention.

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Stilt Walkers

For entertainment that can also provide a method of advertising, hire stilt walkers to hand out leaflets or corporate merchandising. Stilt walkers are much more noticeable and this form of entertainment can also provide added fun as many stilt walkers will juggle or perform tricks too!


A good way to keep your guests guessing is to hire a lookalike to appear at your event. Many celebrity lookalikes can be booked, such as Michael Jackson Lookalikes here!

Lookalikes will mingle with your guests and put on the same persona as the celebrity they are impersonating. They will certainly be a talking point among your guests.

We hope these suggestions have helped you with making your entertainment choices for your next corporate drinks reception. Don’t forget that there are many other entertainers listed on our website at www.EntertainersWorldwide.com – Use our completely free service to source entertainment for your next event with ease!


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