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On since 2023

Last update: May 2024

Matt is a professional magician offering services to couples for their wedding celebrations. This dedicated professional has been practising his art since the age of 14 and delights in providing first-class wedding entertainment for guests young and old. He loves working with newlyweds on their special day and strives to make each couple's big occasion a truly magical experience.

In 2023, Matt was granted membership of the world-famous Magic Circle, the most prestigious magical society in the world.

Services Offered

Matt offers a range of packages and services that couples can tailor to their needs. He offers each client an initial consultation to understand their wedding vision and creates a custom show to amuse and entertain guests. His performances are a great way to create a light-hearted and fun atmosphere. He adapts his style to suit each audience ensuring that every performance is as unique as it is dynamic. He will move around the room and involve guests in his tricks, encouraging those who may not know each other to interact and enjoy the occasion.

Style of Magic

You can expect a variety of different effects from Matt. He specialises in sleight-of-hand card magic but also performs coin magic, mind-reading and smart phone magic. Matt is always learning new and exciting styles of close-up magic to keep his performances fluid and unique. If there is a particular effect that you would like, discuss this with Matt to see if he can include this for you.

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Frequently asked questions

Type of entertainment offered:

For adults

What is included in the wedding package?

I will work with you to fit the performance around you and your day. My specialism is close-up card magic where I will mingle among the guests and make the day as magical as possible

How far in advance should I contact you?

The earlier you get in touch, the less likely you are to be disappointed. I usually book up around 3 months in advance. I do occasionally have last-minute availability so it is always worth asking

What other services to you provide?


Are you able to travel?

Yes, the entire south-east of England

Is there a charge for travelling?


Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?


How long is the act?

The performance will be as long or short as you need. I will be able to recommend an appropriate duration when we have discussed your wedding in more detail but ultimately, it is up to you

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

I practice constantly and have regular performances. This means that I need very little time to prepare and can take last-minute bookings if needed, subject to availability

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


Do you do open-air acts?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per hour

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

This is done on a per-event basis and is subject to availability. Usually, it will be around £150 per hour

What are the forms of payment?

I usually take payment by bank transfer but can take other forms such as cash or card if needed

Served in

Essex, Kent and Surrey

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Reviews for Matt Barber - Close-Up Magician

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Layla F. Sent on 10/06/2024
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Truly magical

Matt from the moment he got there was entertaining his enthusiasm and professionalism is great he loves what he does and it shows he had adults and children entertained and stumped on how he did it I don't know when I will need a magician but I would 100% use him again and I will be recommending him he was amazing
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