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
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 ️
Hi Riah and Marco,
I just want to say thank you so much for the great performance on Saturday. It was certainly the highlight of the evening, the Bride & Groom loved the surprise and everyone was still talking about it the next day.
Thanks for everything.
I just want to say a huge thank you to Nyle who preformed at our wedding in Mount Juliet recently! It was absolutely amazing and all our guests loved it and the surprise element was just priceless! We wanted something to perk everyone after the meal and Nyle did exactly that! The choice of songs and how much you got the crowd involved was unbelievable! Thank you so much again!! Ciara and Justin
Lisa & John
Hi I just wanted to thank you so much for the pizza singer at the wedding he was amazing and really got the party stated everyone thought he was brilliant , thanks so much Lisa and John
Denise and Darryl
Finally getting around to an official thank you!
We were absolutely blown away by Marco the singing Pizza Delivery guy at our wedding in the Meyrick on 21/10/16. It would be an understatement to say that it absolutely made our day and our guests and ourselves enjoyed every single second of the performance. Marco was the talk of the day - "I have never been at a wedding where the craic was so good... and we hadn't even had dessert yet!" were typical of the comments we received! Besides panicking my poor mother as she fumed at the idea that someone had the audacity to order pizza at our wedding (it is so funny to hear her tell this story), everyone had an exceptional experience listening and laughing with Marco!
Thank you so much for making this one of the big highlights of our day, making our guests so happy, and making it a half hour we only wish we could relive over and over again! It has made us regret our decision not to have a videographer!!
With sincere thanks,
Denise and Darryl