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...
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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.
First Dance Studios offers adult dance classes of all genres and of all abilities and we also offer First Dance tuition for couples getting married. We are based in Woking, Surrey but we are also offering online Zoom classes at present too. For those of you getting married, we offer one-off lessons that are ideal to get you round the floor and we offer a package of three lessons which is a choreographed dance that you will learn. We guarantee that it will be the fun part of your wedding preparations!
Guildford-based magician Danny Jurmann, aka Red Hat Magic, has been awarded Most Entertaining Party Magician (UK) at the prestigious LUXLife Hospitality Awards 2022. The awards honour the efforts of people in the hospitality sector who consistently go above and beyond for their clients. Danny was assessed by the judges to be an expert in his field, dedicated to customer service, and having an ongoing commitment to providing unforgettable experiences.
Danny said: "I'm stunned and delighted. There are many magicians in the UK and to have my work recognised in this way is an enormous privilege. Thank you to all my clients, I couldn't have won without you"
Posted: 24 November 2022
Pop royalty, Claire Richards and Duncan James, joined forces on Saturday 17th September, as the ultimate wedding band - Simply Wed - to surprise one lucky couple with a performance of poptastic floor-filling songs on their wedding day. Anna Novelli and Samuel Hold from Bournemouth were delighted when the power duo 'crashed the wedding' at the Larmer Street in Wiltshire, to surprise guests and the lucky couple with the performance of a lifetime. The couple - both Steps and Blue superfans - were overwhelmed with joy to have the newly minted wedding supergroup perform, having known all the routines to Claire and Duncan's biggest hits since childhood!
Posted: 26 September 2022
To celebrate the nation's love of cheese, as we head into wedding season, Mini Cheddars has brought together two pop icons - Duncan James from Blue and Claire Richards from Steps - in musical matrimony to form the ultimate wedding supergroup - Simply Wed. And one lucky couple will win an exclusive performance from 'Simply Wed' at their wedding this September. To mark the launch of the wedding supergroup, Mini Cheddars commissioned research revealing the ultimate wedding playlist with Dancing Queen by ABBA taking the top spot – 46 years after it was first released. A poll of 2,000 wedding guests saw Don't Stop Me Now by Queen and Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline complete the top three. The 'big day' playlist also included Happy by Pharrell Williams, Toploader's Dancing in the Moonlight, as well as Mr Brightside by The Killers. Also featured in the top 40 were Single Ladies by Beyonce, 5,6,7,8 by Steps and One Love by Blue.
Posted: 29 July 2022
After providing dance lessons to more than 2,000 couples across 20 years, we get asked this question a lot. Our advice is simple, pick a tune that means something to you. Be mindful that you will be hearing it a lot as you prepare for your wedding. So what should you pick? Think about the words and how they make you feel. Do you want romantic, upbeat, slow, fast, happy, quirky, a tear-jerker or fun? Is there a song from your courting days that means something to you both? Is there a melody that you both love to dance to whenever you hear it?
Posted: 6 July 2022
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