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
thank you so so much for yesterday. My Dad went from saying 'they've some cheek trying to flog wine' to being in stitches of laughter !!! It totally made the day for everybody. I just can't thank you enough. You're utterly amazing.
I booked singers for hire as a surprise for my husband at our wedding. Marco made our day so special, his voice is AMAZING, he’s so funny & entertaining! He started with “Be our guest” and I felt like I was in a Disney movie! He was accompanied by a lady singer who’s voice was equally rewarding. Our guests have been talking about them since. Money well spent is all I can say!!
A big "thank you" to Marco for a great performance in Ballyseede Castle at our family wedding. All the guests and myself really enjoyed it immensely; it was a delightful surprise for all. Our American and Irish guests had never seen anything like it and all are still talking about it. The atmosphere was already great after a lovely ceremony and drinks reception in Ballyseede. Our numbers were small so the mingling was already well established but Marco brought it to a new level. I had managed to keep it secret which was difficult as I was so delighted to get the booking - even my husband didn't know! It got the rest of the evening off to a great start and we all had a great and memorable night.
Thanks again, and to you also for your speed in confirming the booking and arranging it all.
...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.