So you've set a date and booked a wedding venue - now it's time to think about booking some wedding entertainment. It's important to keep your wedding guests well-entertained and smiling all throughout the day, so we've rounded up the best wedding entertainers in the UK to help you do just that!
When it comes to booking your wedding entertainment, our edit has something to cater for everyone's taste. From mysterious magicians to singing waiters, you're guaranteed to get your entertainment fix here. Scroll on to discover the most crowd-pleasing wedding entertainers in the UK, all offering a variety of unique ways to entertain your wedding guests.
13 Wedding Entertainers That'll Knock Your Guests' Socks Off
These engaging entertainers are all recipients of a Hitched Wedding Award. These are based on reviews from real customers who have hired and loved each of these vendors, so you know you're in good hands should you choose one of these when planning your wedding.
1. Save The First Dance Ltd - London
Save The First Dance Ltd is a London-based wedding dance choreography and entertainment service - ideal if you're looking for ideas for your first dance. These professional performers can cater to events of all types and sizes, and many of them have experience performing in the West End. Having performed around the world, they're happy to travel to weddings across UK, Europe, and even further.
There are a variety of entertainment services and lessons on offer here. Nearlyweds can get dance classes in any style, from tango to ballroom, which can also be restructured as a pre-wedding activity for the couple to share with their wedding parties. When it comes to the reception, they can provide dancers and singing waiters to entertain guests.
Happy Hitched users have left five glowing reviews on their listing. Packed with praise, one wrote, "A very big thank you to save the first dance and and our amazing teacher Sallie-Beth. They choreographed our wedding dance, we were very impressed with the dance moves we learned so quickly, the result was stunning. It was a highlight of our wedding. Very professional and friendly throughout."
The Save The First Dance Ltd team were delighted to receive their Hitched Wedding Award, saying, "We at Save The First Dance Ltd would love to thank all of our couples that have taken time to leave us these lovely reviews. It is very humbling to hear this feedback on our services.
"We love to make their day even more memorable by providing them with our bespoke choreography, which has been made by our very own professional choreographers, who we also would love to thank for their consistent hard work and amazing routines."
2. North East Magician Paul Lytton - Tyne & Wear
North East Magician Paul Lytton is a professional wedding magician based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Paul provides engaging, exciting and crowd-pleasing magic performances for weddings and and other milestone events across the UK and further afield. Paul is experienced in his craft and has bamboozled many celebrities in his time.
Paul can offer his services during your wedding reception or between the courses of your wedding meal, which can distract from any gaps in the service. His tricks range from picking pockets to reading minds, all performed with flair and a sprinkle of drama. He can also work along with live music, entertaining groups of guests who don't fancy dancing.
Paul has 12 five-star reviews on his Hitched listing, one of which reads, "We went to a wedding fair at our venue and saw Paul for the first time. We were so impressed that we hired him for our wedding there and then and we're so pleased we did. Paul was amazing and was complemented by everyone.
"He engaged all age groups with a variety of different tricks and people are still talking about him weeks after our wedding. If you're thinking about booking Paul, don't hesitate, just do it!"
3. Gloucestershire Magician Richard Parsons - Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Magician Richard Parsons is a Cheltenham-based wedding entertainer who services weddings across Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and further afield. He joined the Magic Circle in 2012 and is passionate about using his magical talents to excite his audiences. Richard has won many awards, adding his Hitched Wedding Award to his impressive collection.
Richard specialises in close-up magic and can work after the wedding breakfast or at the drinks reception, where he will walk around the venue and mingle with the guests, ensuring that no one feels left out. His repertoire is family-friendly and engages guests of all ages.
11 satisfied customers have left five-star reviews on Richard's Hitched listing, including this happy newlywed who said, "Richard was fantastic from the first contact. The booking process was easy, communication was great and Richard moved his timing around to fall in with our day.
"All of our guests were amazed by his magic the pictures we have of smiling, laughing people watching the magic added to our fabulous wedding photos. Thanks Richard for being part of our special day."
After receiving his Hitched Wedding Award, Richard said: "Winning a Hitched award is a fantastic start to 2023 and it's wonderful to see so many lovely reviews from my couples on the Hitched website.
"As a professional full-time magician, I love travelling around the UK for my job, putting smiles on wedding guests’ faces and creating those wow moments for wedding photographers too! This award from such a well recognised brand name in the industry is the icing on the cake!”
4. Your Singing Waiters - Merseyside
Your Singing Waiters are a truly unique and unforgettable wedding entertainment group. Performers Marcus Keith and Nathan Turner blend comedy, music and acting to deliver a wedding performance like no other.
The act begins with Marcus and Nathan blending in with the rest of your wedding waiting staff and serve your guests food, drinks and desserts. A staged argument will then break out between the pair, after which they'll begin a 40 minute show for you and your guests. As well as singing, the team can provide a live DJ performance during your wedding reception, too.
The Singing Waiters' exciting performance has earned them five five-star reviews from Hitched users. One satisfied client said, "I booked Your Singing Waiters as a surprise for my whole wedding party, including my groom, and safe to say six months later it's still one of the most talked about parts.
"They really know how to get a reaction from the guests and we had the best time whilst they performed during our wedding breakfast. A real highlight of our day and I highly recommend booking them."
5. The Next Step Co. - London
Clients can choose to have their dance lessons in the comfort of their own home or at a studio space near you, allowing you to learn your steps in a comfortable environment. The team are skilled in a wide range of dance styles and cater their lessons according to preferences and skill level.
The Next Step Co can also choreograph dance routines for your entire wedding party, a father-daughter dance, mother-son dance, and more. Their priority is helping you to feel confident and have a fun and stress-free experience.
Satisfied customers have left 15 five-star reviews on The Next Step Co's Hitched listing. One happy newlywed commented, "Yvette made our lessons fun and informative. From start to finish, she was an absolute joy to work with. It was daunting to begin with and Yvette made us feel so comfortable and confident with our first dance. I couldn’t recommend this company enough."
On receiving a Hitched Wedding Award, owner Yvette said, "A huge thank you to all our beautiful couples from last year, and the years before! It fills me with so much joy to see people finding their feet in my dance lessons and then absolutely loving being on the dancefloor, sharing that special moment with the person they love on their big day.
"Starting a small business is a real jump in the deep end, but having such wonderful feedback from my couples is what keeps us afloat. Thank you to my fabulous teachers Fran and Emma and the couples - I love you and I couldn't have done it without your dedication to our little company. The Next Step Co. has only upward to go!"
6. SuzieQ Dance Events - Surrey
Surrey-based SuzieQ Dance Events offer both in person and online dance classes for wedding occasions. This team is made up of experienced choreographers who are passionate about making your wedding dance dreams come true. Each class is tailored to the individual client's level and interest, and they also offer entertaining performances for wedding receptions.
Whether you're after fun hen party dance routines or memorable and nostalgic father-daughter dance lessons, SuzieQ Dance Events has got your back. Not only will they teach you how to dance, but these versatile instructors will also help build your confidence right from the get go and make it fun along the way. Services are available in Sussex, Kent, Reading and London, including Croydon and Bromley
SuzieQ Dance Events' happy customers have left 12 five-star reviews on their Hitched listing, full of praise such as, "We loved our dance lessons with Siobhan - so much fun in the lead up to the wedding and all our guests commented on our first dance. Great photo opportunity in the dance and we had a great time practising together too. Excellent value for money and would recommend to everyone!"
7. Singers Secreto - London
UK and Ireland-based Singers Secreto is a wedding singers company with a combined 32 years' experience. The expert team is made up of some of the best singers and wedding entertainment across Britain and Ireland, who have appeared in numerous productions including Les Miserables, West Side Story and Phantom of the Opera.
The clue's in the name at Singers Secreto; these incognito performers will disguise themselves as hotel workers or guests and when the moment is right, will reveal themselves in dramatic fashion and begin a 30-minute long musical extravaganza. If you want your guests clapping and singing along, then Singers Secreto is the wedding entertainment company for you.
Hitched users love Singers Secreto, and have left 10 five-star reviews on their listing. One client commented, "We booked Singers Secreto as a surprise to all our guests on our wedding day after seeing them online. James blended in with the hotel staff and nobody was any the wiser on what was about to happen until they heard the big clatter, followed by people trying to help him up.
"Then he broke into a song surprising them all! James had such a fantastic voice and really got the crowd going and the party into full swing. The amount of guests who asked me afterwards where we booked him was unbelievable as they hadn't seen anything like it before. Definitely highly recommend!"
8. Portable Putts - Devon
Plymouth-based Portable Putts is a fun and unique way to keep you guests entertained. The team will come to your venue and set up their one-of-a-kind mini golf experience in an outdoor space, complete with large wedding-themed props such as wedding cakes as obstacles. If you're having a wedding in the southwest or surrounding areas, Portable Putts could be the one for you.
The Portable Putts mini golf course has been thoughtfully planned by professionals and are ideal for entertaining guests, no matter their age. The team will even supply a team member for the duration of the hire to help you and your guests have the most fun possible.
Portable Putts have received 23 five-star reviews on their Hitched listing, packed full of praise such as, "Fantastic entertainment for our wedding day despite some rain. Nathan organised gazebos so we could still get to play. He stayed on for a few more hours to ensure our guests would be able to use it which we were hugely grateful for.
"His communication before the wedding was excellent, always keeping us updated. He goes out of his way to do things he doesn’t have to do - taking pictures of guests using it as well as sending lots of photos to us. Would highly recommend with lots of good feedback from our guests."
9. Make Your Mark Event's Your Guest Canvas - Surrey
Make Your Mark Event's Your Guest Canvas is a live painting service available for weddings in Surrey and beyond. It's a uniquely creative experience run by Emma J Read, a talented artist who loves to help guests produce memorable pieces that can be kept for long after the wedding as a symbol of their milestone celebration.
Live painting is a great experience for guests of any age or ability. It doesn't matter if you want to paint the next Mona Lisa or simply have fun with some colours, you're guaranteed a creative and collaborative experience.
Emma will be on-hand throughout to assist you and will take your canvas back to her studio for some finishing touches before delivering it back to you. It also makes for a pretty cool hen party idea. Additionally each canvas is completely bespoke to you as you can choose the design and colours after a consultation with Emma.
Satisfied clients have left 12 glowing reviews on their listing. One happy Hitched user commented, "I was looking for something unique for my wedding and came across Emma and Make Your Mark and it was the best decision I made! The guests loved it and we get to keep this painting as a memory forever. Emma was so easy to work with and is so talented! Thank you so much, I would highly recommend."
Emma was delighted to receive a Hitched Wedding Award, saying, "When I started my journey of merging the world of art and weddings, I wasn't sure how people would take to it. For me, I could see its potential, what it would mean to the couples and how collaborative painting would bring joy to their guests. To have this vision validated by my wonderful 2022 couples, leaves me speechless."
10. Singing Waiters UK - Essex
Singing Waiters UK is a team of passionate, dedicated and multi-talented wedding performers. These professionals are scattered all over the UK (with Head Waiter Eddie based in Harlow, Essex) and share a range of experience including West End shows, cruise liners and TV talent shows. A true love of music and infectious energy means they're the ideal way to inject some fun into your day.
The Singing Waiters UK team have a signature, inclusive approach guaranteed to break the ice between your guests, no matter their demographic or age group. The company can also provide musicians, bands, DJs, speciality acts and more. Singing Waiters UK can cater for all sizes of weddings and offer up to four waiters.
The team has proved popular with Hitched users, earning five five-star reviews. One client said "Eddie and his team gave us an incredible experience. Superb singers - professional from start to finish and excellent value for money. We had the most incredible time and could not recommend them more highly. Book them now - you won’t regret it!"
After receiving a Hitched Wedding Award, head waiter Eddie said, "We are beyond chuffed to have won an award for Best Wedding Entertainment. There is nothing that compares to bringing laughter, fun, atmosphere and lifelong memories to our clients on the biggest day of their lives.
"It feels pretty incredible to receive an award for our work, which feels genuinely like the best job in the world - and not like work at all! Thanks so much to Hitched and to all of our clients who wrote us such lovely reviews. We can’t tell you how much we love reading all of the amazing comments. Also huge congratulations to the other winners and all competition entrants."
11. Soundwave Entertainments - Somerset
Soundwave Entertainments provide award-winning DJs and other services for weddings in Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, South Wales, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and further afield. There's a wide range of services on offer here, from photo booths to outdoor wedding games to LED letters and more!
There are a variety of top-of-the-range customisable packages on offer here containing products suitable for many different events and parties. This company can provide all the necessary equipment to make your celebration one to remember.
Soundwave Entertainments' excellent customer service has earned them 25 glowing reviews from Hitched users, including one from this happy client who said, "Alan was super helpful right from the first email. He was very quick to reply and organised a speaker for us to borrow for the day as well. The wireless speaker was fantastic for playing music in the background and for speeches.
"Sam was our DJ. He arrived and promptly set up with no issues. He played the music on our must have list and took lots of requests from the guests. My husband and I spend most of the night dancing. The venue also commented on how professional Sam was and said she would add the company to her recommendations. Thank you again Alan and Sam."
The Soundwave team were delighted to receive a Hitched Wedding Award, saying, "Winning the Hitched Wedding Awards is such an honour and so very humbling at the same time. It really does mean so much to us to know that the work we put in is appreciated by our clients. A huge thank you to all the couples for their kind words and such sincere reviews and also to Hitched for bringing us all together."
12. The Gamelab - West Midlands
Birmingham-based The Gamelab is a wedding entertainment company offering a truly unique wedding experience. This mobile games unit brings the fun to your wedding ceremony and offers an amazing puzzle and escape experience for you and your guests.
A standard booking is based around a game called 'Find the Rings', where guests solve the mystery of who has stolen a pair of wedding rings. There's also the option for bespoke themes, such as beach, superhero, wizard and horror. Packages start with a three hour booking for up to 36 adult guests, who play in teams of four.
If you want a one-of-a-kind wedding entertainment experience that's guaranteed to get your guests both immersed and involved, The Gamelab is the one for you, catering to even the quirkiest Harry Potter themed weddings!
Our Hitched users have left The Gamelab 16 five-star reviews, including this one which says, "We wanted an original and unique way to entertain our guests and these guys delivered. Not only were they flexible, fun and enthusiastic they were professional and dedicated to making our wedding plans run as smoothly as possible.
"We requested a bespoke escape room experience and this was not a problem. If you want to have fun entertainment that every guest talks about, then this is for you."
After receiving their Hitched Wedding Award, The Gamelab team said, "Winning a Hitched award for entertainment is amazing as it shows how a new concept of a mobile escape room has been welcomed by so many couples in such a positive way. On sharing this news with prospective couples at a recent wedding fair, we loved how impressed they have been as Hitched is so well known. "
13. Jeremy Felix Magician - Berkshire
Based in Goring, Berkshire, Jeremy Felix Magician uses his impressive skills to make weddings and special occasions magical. Jeremy is a close-up wedding musician who boasts over a decade of experience, having originally studied with master magicians in the Magic Circle and the Mario Morris School of Busking and Street Theatre.
Jeremy can cater to events throughout the UK and also offers consultation to discuss the needs for your event. His personalised wedding packages also ensure a completely unique and bespoke experience. Jeremy is passionate about bringing people together to make memories and can be guaranteed to make your event unforgettable.
Jeremy's expert skills have earned him five five-star reviews on his Hitched listing. One happy customer commented, "Jeremy is a fantastic magician who can bring joy to anyone. His storytelling and overall performance is charming and effortless. Being a family magician, there is something for everyone.
"Perfect for a wedding, intimate gathering or a family function. Joy, a warm presence and beautiful tricks await anyone who is in his audience."
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