It's a great idea to hire some form of entertainment for your wedding guests and there are so many different approaches to inspire you.
To give you just a few Surrey wedding entertainment ideas to whet your appetite: think about jazz singers, soul bands, fireworks, harpists, magicians, fun casinos, Wedding DJs, caricature artists, singing waiters and even fortune tellers.
Aside from the ceremony itself, music often forms a hugely important aspect of almost any wedding. It really helps create the mood you would like whether romantic, fun and laughter, but above all helps to make your day one to remember for you and your guests for many years to come.
Here’s some great wedding entertainers based in Surrey from places like Woking, Epsom, Guildford, Croydon, Camberley and Haslemere, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Surrey Wedding magazine when contacting wedding entertainers in Surrey.
The Blue Lion Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters. They offer high energy live music for weddings, festivals, private functions, and corporate events. Their band size is fully customisable from 3 to 14 musicians, making them the perfect fit for any event budget or style.
Over the past year, UK searches for 'first dance songs 2022' have increased by +1,300%, whilst searches for 'first dance ideas for non-dancers have increased by +300% showing that more couples are looking for inspiration. The first dance is likely to be one of the most memorable moments of your wedding, so naturally, newlyweds are determined to pick the most suitable song. A decision needs to be made whether to choose an old classic or maybe the new love song that's currently in the charts.
Posted: 19 June 2022
Twilights Entertainment in Haslemere, Surrey, has added a new sparkle fountain and dry ice dancefloor effect called Dancing on the Clouds to its offerings. As seen on Married on First Sight, it's ideal for weddings, theatres and corporate launch parties and the dancefloor will create a spectacular photo opportunity during your first dance. The sparklers are safe to use indoors and can be turned off in an instant.
For more than 20 years, the dynamic company has provided exciting wedding options to delight and mesmerise guests of all ages. The team thrives on bringing couples' weddings to life with a website teeming with ideas and inspiration, from magicians to elegant harpists. There is a selection of packages, products and ideas to suit everyone.
Posted: 2 June 2022
Fiona Hosford is a talented harpist based in the South East of England. Her work takes her to Surrey, Sussex, Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Hampshire and Berkshire, performing at weddings, corporate events, and other social events.
Fiona has been performing for more than 20 years and her repertoire ranges from classical music to light jazz and modern classics. She can cater for every musical taste and is happy to incorporate any special requests into her performance.
Fiona tells us what she's been up to over the last few years. "To help couples during the pandemic, I started hosting free nightly concerts through my Facebook page," says Fiona. "I've been continuing this ever since and have loyal and lovely followers from Germany, Australia and America, besides the UK! I like to theme each Friday night's online playing session and haven't run out of ideas yet! I was also nominated for a 'Local Hero' award in March 2020 for my online concert series by BBC Radio Sussex, which was lovely and quite unexpected! I was then given an online award in January 2021 for my 'online series' by David Taylor, who's well known throughout the classical music world.
Posted: 30 May 2022
First Dance Studios in Woking, Surrey, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. "Thank you to all of the 2000+ wonderful couples we've taught over the past 20 years," says Emma Brewer from First Dance Studios. "Thank you for saying "we do" to the dance with us and trusting us. We're very excited about the next 20 years. We've all found the past few years a struggle in many ways, so welcoming couples back onto the dancefloor has given us all so much joy, hope and happiness. For the next 20 years, we are actively growing due to popularity and have a team of teachers across Surrey, Sussex and London ready to lead you onto the dancefloor.
Posted: 12 May 2022
The Blue Lion Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters. They offer high energy live music for weddings, festivals, private functions, and corporate events. Their band size is fully customisable from 3 to 14 musicians, making them the perfect fit for any event budget or style. Blue Lion's talented musicians have performed with renowned artists including Ellie Goulding, Kanye West, Mark Knopfler, Tom Jones, George Michael, Gotye, and Alicia Keys. They work to make every event unforgettable, creating and delivering high-energy, fun performances to keep the dance floor jumping. This talented crew will create a set list to suit your musical preferences, from elegant classical music or string pop covers for the ceremony, to jazz during cocktail hour, and dance music to get the crowd going during the reception. If you're planning a destination wedding, Blue Lion Band travels around the world! They are available to perform at events throughout the United Kingdom and for travel to France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and more.
Posted: 3 May 2022
Charles Downs Magic started performing magic at the age of five. "I've already been doing it for two decades," says Charles. "This has given me an intuitive sense of my audience and the magic that amazes them. All my magic is unique to me, either my tricks and effects or my versions, so they'll only see it from me.
"I do close-up magic with cards and rings and mentalism/mind reading. I do everything right under your nose and often in your hands which can be really astounding.
"I've just moved to the Surrey Hills, and am running a 'new area discount', dropping my prices by 25 per cent for events before the end of July."
Posted: 13 April 2022
Choosing the right band for your wedding can make or break the day. Here are our top tips for booking the perfect supplier for your big day: Set amount and length – The standard set length in the industry is 2x60 minutes but watch out as some will only provide 2x45 minute sets. Ask about flexibility on set length, as 2x60 min could also be 3x40min, whatever works best for your evening. Repertoire – Make sure that the band you book has a repertoire that suits your tastes. How flexible is the setlist? Do they pre-arrange requests? Can the first dance be played live? In between sets – What happens when they aren't playing? For example, we provide a Spotify playlist that can be upgraded to a full DJ package in between and after the band is finished.
Posted: 9 February 2022
"Christmas is a wonderful time of the year for a wedding as everyone is in the mood to celebrate in style. Here are a few things that will help add some extra sparkle to your first dance: Christmas tunes are a great place to start for your first dance song. They are catchy, festive and can be slow, fast, cute, smooth, sexy and suit whatever style of dance you're looking for. Some wonderful song choices include Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You and Frank Sinatra's White Christmas. One of our favourites is Michael Bublé's Santa Baby. Any of these would be a perfect music choice for your first dance. Think about what the second song will be. This song is THE song to get everyone up and onto the dancefloor with you. At this time of year, the choice is huge, and we all know that the floor fills up with songs such as Slade's Merry Christmas Everybody and Brenda Lee's Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."
Posted: 29 December 2021
TheRocketsCollective, a band in Surrey, is running an offer, perfect for couples looking for their big-day entertainment. Brides and grooms who book the five-piece (or larger) option will receive a free jazz duo for your drinks reception. Bookings must be made by 31st December, 2021. TheRocketsCollective combine some of the UK's best musical talent with high energy performances to create a must-see show. The team offer bespoke entertainment packages, and the events coordinator will work with you to devise a set list tailored to meet your requirements from their extensive repertoire. Whether it's twisting and jiving to a 50's Rock 'n' Roll classic or moving to a current chart hit, there will be something for everyone.
Posted: 11 November 2021
Pro Bands, a music agency in Horley, Surrey, has launched two new bands called London Anthemic (www.instagram.com/londonanthemic) and Disco Anthemic (www.instagram.com/discoanthemic). The bands travel all over but are mainly based in the South East with band members from Surrey, London, Essex, Sussex, Kent and Berkshire. Guy Hassell from Pro Bands tells us more about the company: "In 2015, we decided it was time to set up our own reputable and trustworthy agency that developed and delivers cutting-edge live bands. With more than a decade of experience in the music and entertainment industry, our team have performed in our very own party bands and have had the pleasure of gigging at some of the world's most prestigious events for exclusive clients.
Posted: 15 July 2021