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
...I have to take this opportunity to say it was absolutely outstanding. So many people are still talking about it. It was without a doubt (after my vows of course !!! ) my favourite part of my wedding. I cannot thank you enough for the performance! It was amazing !!
Thank you, thank you, thank you...
Cathy and John
A massive thank you to you and your team for the most amazing performance.
It was a massive hit at our wedding. The singers were incredible and sang all the songs we asked for.
We couldn’t have asked for anything more. It was incredible, everybody was up on their feet, and the top table was even on top of the chairs. It was brilliant.
Thank you so much again and would recommend you and your team to all brides and grooms out there.
We just want to say a huge thank you, to you and your team for the best performance we have ever seen at a wedding. The singer was the talk of the wedding for the whole weekend. It was absolutely amazing. We have seen quite a few at recent weddings and they did not come close to the amazing performance you and your team put on. Thank you so very much for making our wedding so special.
Sarah & Cliff
I would just like to send a note to say how happy we were with our entertainment last Saturday.
It was absolutely fantastic and all of our guests were on a high after it, everyone was asking about it. It was done so well, they even thought the groom was surprised about it too 😂😂
Again thanks so much, it was one of the things we were glad to have spent the money on and it was invaluable to see all our guests so surprised and singing/dancing along!
Again thanks so much,
Sarah & Cliff
We loved Marco he was amazing and all the guests absolutely loved him!
The best entertainment ever, send on our thanks to Marco for making our day.
Alanna & Aidan
can never thank you enough for the amazing time we had. your music & your voice is a credit to you all.
everyone talked about you and you made the day perfect.