Wedding Entertainment Ideas
16 Wedding Entertainment Ideas at Curradine Barns
Once you’ve said your ‘I do’s’, you’ll want to make sure that there’s still plenty of fun, crowd-pleasing entertainment to look forward to for the rest of your wedding day and evening.
If you’re seeking entertainment inspiration to elevate a cocktail hour or are looking for ways to light up your wedding evening, these incredible wedding entertainment ideas are guaranteed to make your celebration a little more special and memorable for you and your guests.
Here are 16 of our favourite wedding entertainment ideas.
Incredibly unique and popular. Trust us, even ‘non-believers’ will be queuing up to have their palm read or to see what answers the tarot cards have for them. Fortune telling is a brilliant and fun wedding entertainment idea that is sure to get everyone excitedly discussing their predictions.
An incredibly easy form of entertainment to set up that is guaranteed to have guests falling over with laughter – quite literally. Limbo is well suited to outdoor weddings and is a game that can be carried long into the night. The question is, how low can you go?
The ever popular and easy to ‘prepare and play’ giant games are here to stay. With favourites such as Giant Jenga, Dominos and Connect Four frequently gracing the lawns at Curradine Barns, we can safely say that both children and adults alike will get lost in mini competitions and have plenty of laughs.
If you’re keen to DIY giant lawn games, this giant wooden Connect Four set from Etsy can be personalised with your choice of colours and your wedding date. It’s a classic investment piece that can be brought out at summer parties and family gatherings for years to come.
Similarly, we love this giant Dominos set.
Yes, we really did say axe throwing. TimberJacks is a mobile axe-throwing business which will have the guys and girls ‘ooh-ing’ and ‘ahh-ing’ as they try their hand at something we assume most of them wouldn’t have done before. Keep your eyes on the guests that seem scarily good at it.
TimberJacks will bring their trailer to your wedding, which comes with two lanes, target boards, axes, festoon lighting and trained staff. Most definitely a unique and memorable wedding entertainment idea.
Magicians are always a hit at weddings and social events. Groups of your guests will be in awe of how the magic is done and will be attempting to uncover the mystery behind each trick long after the magician has walked on to the next group.
Magicians are ideal for reception drinks as they can meander their way between groups chit chatting and drinking for laid back, casual but predictably impressive wedding entertainment.
We’ve seen an increase in the popularity of hiring artists to capture the magic of your wedding day in a unique way.
For artistic fun, consider hiring a caricaturist who is sure to have guests queuing up for portraits which they can take home with them at the end of the day.
On the more serious but spectacular side, consider hiring an artist who could paint your day as it happens. Guests will love peering over an artist’s shoulder to watch the painting come together and you’ll have a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork to take home at the end of the day.
Bouncy castles are not just great for kids. You heard it here first. If you’re throwing a summer wedding they’re great fun and make for some hilarious pictures.
With your evening party in full swing, delight your guests with an exquisite selection of evening food from the Curradine Cantina in our pretty Courtyard. From tantalising street food to delicious wood-fired pizza, the theatrical element of our evening service is entertainment in itself.
Hiring singing waiters to surprise your wedding guests during the wedding breakfastl is a huge trend that looks set to stay. Take a look at The Singing Waiters to hire professionally trained West End actor/singer/musicians who are guaranteed to leave your wedding party stunned and enthralled. Singing waiters provide a truly unforgettable wedding day experience.
Whiskey and Cigar Bar
Classic, sophisticated and dare we say it… a little bit dangerous. A whiskey and cigar bar is a mood enhancing way to enter the evening of your wedding. Why not create an outdoor lounge space with heaters where your guests can order a dram on the rocks or a cocktail, and recline in movie-inspired style.
Dancing the Night Away
As your wedding breakfast draws to a close, it’s time for the evening celebrations to begin. Celebrate in style with great food, entertainment and versatile spaces – the key ingredients for a fabulous party at Curradine Barns.
The Granary Barn transforms from a ceremony space to become the heart and soul of your evening party. With plenty of room for a dance floor and live band or DJ, it’s the perfect setting for your first dance and for all your guests to join in the celebrations. Choose a playlist that you love and that will also be popular with your guests. And, if you want the ladies to stay on the dance floor, you might consider offering some flip flops so they can kick of their heels!
If you’re aiming for show-stopping wedding day entertainment then hiring fire breathers to perform at your evening reception is sure to kick start the party and enliven guests of all ages.
Fire breathers are especially great for autumn and winter weddings as it gets dark earlier which makes for a dazzling display. For entertainment that is sure to have people talking about your wedding for years to come.
Photo booths are always incredibly popular; so much so, we decided to create one in-house! The stylish Currabooth is a relatively new addition to Curradine Barns and a permanent fixture close to the Wedding Preparation Room. Play with our fun props and create hilarious memories. Photos are printed on the spot meaning guests can take them home with them for everlasting memories of your day.
Sparklers make for excellent photo opportunities and have been an increasingly popular choice for autumn and winter weddings. Ask your guests to gather outside and make a sparkler tunnel for you to twirl in for envy-inducing photos!
Hot Chocolate Station
Another popular idea for winter wedding entertainment is a hot chocolate station which allows guests to ‘pimp their drinks’ with cream, extra chocolate and marshmallows. Add a grown up twist with Baileys or Disaronno.
Time to Relax
Some of your guests may enjoy a little time out as celebrations continue into the evening, and with so many spaces to choose from, Curradine Barns gives you all the versatility you could possibly wish for.
Welcome guests to the Barley Barn or Lounge if they would like to relax and chat away from the dance floor, and don’t forget our family room for guests with small children or babies. You could even consider a nanny service for the evening.
Perhaps you’re considering adding another element of entertainment to your evening party, alongside music. Whether you’re looking for an incredible magician, a string quartet, a great band or even a silhouette artist, we’re here to help with our list of recommended suppliers.
If you have yet to visit Curradine Barns, we would love to show you all we have to offer. Simply give our friendly team a call on 01905 670039 or contact us online.
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