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Close Up Chris is a renowned wedding magician based in Birmingham, England, who specializes in astonishing guests and elevating the atmosphere at your wedding. With his unique blend of comedy, sleight of hand, and pickpocketing, Chris creates unforgettable moments that bring guests together, break the ice, and provide incredible photo opportunities.

Services Offered

The charismatic and talented Close Up Chris captivates audiences with his engaging personality and a wide array of magical tricks that keep everyone's eyes glued from beginning to end.

His primary goal is to break the ice, foster lively conversations among guests, and ensure everyone has a fantastic time, ultimately allowing the happy couple to enjoy a stress-free and memorable day. Close Up Chris creates an atmosphere of joy and amazement that leaves your loved ones thoroughly entertained.

Close Up Chris offers three tailor-made packages to cater to the needs of soon-to-be newlyweds:

  1. The Party Starter - This package is perfect for sparking lively conversations during your drinks reception, ensuring guests are entertained and engaged.

  2. The Cosmopolitan - Designed to kick off your post-wedding breakfast festivities, this plan guarantees a fun-filled evening ahead for everyone.

  3. The Showman - For couples looking for the ultimate magical experience, this package covers both the cocktail hour and evening receptions, ideal for large weddings

With Close Up Chris, you can expect a lively and unforgettable wedding celebration that will leave your guests talking about the magic for years to come.

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Frequently asked questions

Type of entertainment offered:

For adults

What is included in the wedding package?

First-class entertainment for all the key moments of your wedding. Using the Close-Up Corner, I'll create OMG moments that your guests will remember forever

How far in advance should I contact you?

Typically, 12-18 months before the wedding as key dates do get booked up early

Are you able to travel?

Yes, all of the UK and abroad

Is there a charge for travelling?


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


How long is the act?

I'll fit in around your day

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

I'll arrive around one hour early to set up and be ready in good time for your guests

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 event

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


How do you charge extra time?

I'll provide a bespoke quote

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer and Paypal
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Reviews for Close Up Chris

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Lauren R. Sent on 30/08/2023
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Guests were VERY impressed

We wanted something different for our wedding reception and to help keeps guests entertained and also mingle whilst we went off for photos. Chris did just that, he was funny, entertaining and bought different groups of people to see his show and everyone was so impressed and he is still the talk of the wedding with guests wondering how he did some of this tricks, we would 100% hire Chis again for another event. If you want something fun and different during your wedding i would highly recommend.
Ellie W. Sent on 11/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just Amazing!

Having Chris at our Wedding really was a special touch. He appeared out of nowhere (very magician like!) and was already entertaining our guests by the time I had noticed he had arrived. He was so charismatic, so clever and the magic that he did was truly sensational. I have absolutely no idea how he pulled it off but he had me and our guests in awe! Everyone commented on how great he was and I would not hesitate to recommend him. His communication throughout the whole process of booking was on point, quick and put me at ease. He really added to the atmosphere and catered to all. Thank you so much Chris!
Melanie H. Sent on 26/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing, people were scratching their heads

Would definitely recommend Chris for any event. He was very friendly, professional and helpful. The magic tricks had everyone amazed. Many thanks Chris 😊
Elizabeth E. Sent on 25/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Pure Magic :) BEST magician for our wedding!

If you’re looking for something unique, fun, and a guaranteed talking point for your wedding then choose Close Up Chris.
It was by far one of the best decisions we made having him at our wedding. Our guests have not stopped talking about him since!
So impressive, and just simple pure magic. We have no idea how he did it?! So so good.
Thanks again Chris!! :)
Suzanna Sent on 04/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing 🤩 great magician

Wow! a huge thank you to our wonderful magician Chris. He was absolutely fantastic and went above and beyond to make it an incredible night for us!

Would definitely book again with no hesitation and recommend anybody looking for a magician.

Chris made us a special video on Instagram, not only of his magic stand, but other the whole evening, which was absolutely incredibles

Chris went down so well with all the guests and everyone spoke so highly of him and his magic tricks ✨
Shannon K. Sent on 02/03/2024
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Chris was absolutely amazing, from start to finish. My son still raves about how good he was 6 months on! He had everyone engrossed and was such a good laugh, would recommend to anyone with an ear!
Emma O. Sent on 16/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Made the drinks reception!

Chris was amazing. First of all a great guy, lovely personality. The tricks were incredible! Everyone’s first comments after have been how good the magician was. I could just hear laughters and Applause coming from Chris’ direction the whole time he was there. Easy to book and loved having him at the wedding. Would highly recommend!
Dorothy Sent on 25/05/2023
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Magician/ comedian/ general great vibes for the day

Chris was totally amazing at our wedding. We saw him at another wedding and thought he was so hilarious and it was such a fun addition to the day that we had to book him! Not only was he a great magician (our guests were trying to figure out how he did everything the next day, and failing), he's also such a comedian and great showman, such a great vibe to have around on the day. He also managed to capture some great videos on the day which was so nice and such a special touch!! Incredible. He arrived so early and just sorted himself out, we didn't have to worry about his setup or anything at all, he just made it work! So many guests mentioned how fun they thought it was having him there, such a great addition to the day :) thank you Chris!!
Verity P. Sent on 30/12/2022
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Chris is Amazing! We are so glad we booked him, definitely the best!

Chris is fantastic. Everyone at our wedding could not stop talking about how fab he is. Chris definitely made our day even more special and we can not thank him enough. Absolutely brilliant!
Lucy Sent on 08/10/2022
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Guests loved Chris!

Had so much guest feedback on how great Chris was, so pleased we booked!! Not just the magic, which was amazing, but also how funny he was! Husband and I and a few close family and friends got a separate show as we'd been off taking photos and it was so entertaining, left us with huge smiles on our faces and on an even bigger high as we went into our wedding breakfast! Thank you Chris!!
Kim Sent on 15/02/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommended

One of the most memorable parts of our special day. Chris wowed our guests with his close up magic and friends and family still talk about him now. Entertaining, funny and leaves you wondering how did he do that! I would highly recommend Chris Peskett for any occasion, you will not be disappointed.
Charlotte Sent on 15/02/2018
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Loved every second!

We never could have imagined just how amazing having Chris at the wedding would be! Would highly recommend for any wedding/party! Loved every second!
Pauline Sent on 15/02/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Slick and original

Chris performed at our daughters wedding and was a massive hit with all our guests. His performance was slick and original and many of the guests commented how much they enjoyed his act. Chris would be a great addition to any party I would definitely recommend him.
Taylor Sent on 15/02/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Chris helped to make it a day to remember

Chris is amazing magician who can entertain all types of crowds had him at my wedding on Saturday and he left with all my guests asking how we found him and how good he was I had some hard to please guests and he won them all over my day was amazing and Chris helped to make it a day to remember thank you Chris.
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