7 Unique Wedding Entertainment Ideas
From bouncy castles and circus performers to reptiles and singing waiters, here are some interesting tips that Singers for Hire have come across over the years to help guarantee your wedding reception is the most talked about event of the year. Fabulous (but maybe tongue in cheek!) entertainment ideas for your wedding day.
1. Dance Party
This one from Cork bride Joanne “Dance a Tango at the drinks reception!”! Joanne booked a dance teacher to choreograph her guests in an easy and fun routine they could do together. Why not make your family dance extra special by supplying costumes and novelty footwear.
2. Duelling Pianos
With Duelling Pianos as a wedding entertainment to supplement or even replace your wedding band, you can have huge variety of music, plus the added dimension of interactivity because your guests can make requests, suggest songs or musical themes. A great duelling piano duo will know hundreds of tunes but the hire of two grand pianos might cost you thousands…..
3. Release your Inner Gamer
This one from a wedding in Galway; set up a gamer’s room with a pool table, air hockey, big screen Xbox and a popcorn machine – they even had special mood lighting to transform the space into an arcade….it’ll keep the kids happy but you might find the groomsmen miss the speeches
3. Dublin Petting Zoo
Yes that’s right – in a top Dublin hotel, we came across a mini petting zoo, stocked with exotic creatures and small farmyard animals during the cocktail reception. Guests were heard to comment how cool it was to pet a lizard or tortoise or get up close with a baby goat. We tentatively recommend it.
4. Photo Booth
From west Wexford to the tip top of Donegal, you can’t go wrong with a photo booth and today there are so many great styles to choose from; mirror cameras, retro phone booth, open photo booth, photo lounge and don’t forget to include a wide variety of props. Make sure to time-stamp the photos, it’s amazing how they’ll change in style over the course of your reception.
5. Food as Entertainment!
A take-away food van at any stage of your party will have an amazing effect. You can have chip and burger vans to start, ice cream or crepe vans to finish or stay up late with mobile cocktails. You could even incorporate Singers for Hire’s Singing Pizza Guy…with or without pizza
6. Poetry Improv
7. Singing Waiters and Opera Singing Chefs
Karen & Harry
I just wanted to say thank you for our fabulous singers on our wedding day.
They were absolutely fantastic – amazing singers and fabulous entertainers. They were a perfect fit for us and our guests. Our guests are still talking about them as are we.
The timing was perfect to boost the atmosphere and get the party started.
Just getting a chance to catch up with emails now!
Just wanted to say thank you for such a great performance at our wedding in Tulfarris! I was apprehensive leading up to it, but I had no need to be; it was excellent! It was perfect timing and everyone was raving about it!
Thank you again and best wishes,
Stacey & Ian
Just back from honeymoon so only getting the chance to come back to you now!
We would like to say thanks so much to you and of course to Marco for the hillariously brilliant performance he put on at our wedding.
The amount of people commenting on it even still now is unbelievable! We have passed on your details to a lot of people already and will continue to do so.
Thanks for adding to the best memories of our lives!
Wishing you continued success in what you do.
Catriona and Hugh
Just want to say huge thanks from us for the brilliant performance by the singers who performed at our wedding in Breaffy.
They were absolutely fantastic and we're still getting rave reviews and complements from our wedding guests. Definitely a great addition to the wedding entertainment and they came on at just the right time when people needed some reenergising after all the food!
Would highly recommend the performance to any other potential customers.
Please pass on our thanks to the two singers,
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Marco for today, he was awesome!
Many thanks, Vanessa
Breda & Derrick Deane
I just wanted to say the biggest and happiest thank you to Singers for hire! The singing chef was fantastic. He had everyone up singing and dancing and it honestly made our wedding. I booked it as a surprise for my hubby and he loves it! Looking around the room from the top table everyone was participating & I have never seen happier wedding guests and the guests have been none stop raving about it.
We can't wait to get our wedding video back to rewatch the singing chef!
Thank you again!
Lots of love Breda & Derrick Deane ️