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 West Midlands 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 the West Midlands from places like Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Warwick, Shrewsbury and Stratford, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your West Midlands Wedding magazine when contacting wedding entertainers in the West Midlands.
The Capriccio Quartet is an award winning string quartet offering music for weddings, corporate events and private functions. A long-established and highly respected group of experienced professional string players available to hire in Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, and across the West Midlands.
Entertainment Nation is the UK's most trusted wedding entertainment agency. We pride ourselves on helping thousands of couples discover their dream wedding entertainment. We were founded by professional musicians who've dedicated their lives to live entertainment. All that knowledge and experience goes into every booking, so you receive the perfect performance on your big day.
SilverLine Entertainment is focused on providing a high quality DJ entertainment service & Hire services with excellent customer satisfaction we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of different packages and services to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us.
"Performing at weddings is a special privilege, and I love to add that extra bit of magic to the big day by making memories that last a lifetime. Whether you're planning an intimate affair or a large scale event, your supplier should be able to put together a bespoke package to suit your individual needs. Engaging a magician's services at your wedding is guaranteed to appeal to all ages from three to 103! A magician is invaluable to help fill the gaps, to allow the happy couple to focus on the day, knowing their family and friends are entertained while they're busy with the photographer. They mingle with the crowd, perform close-up magic before or during the wedding breakfast and/or before the evening proceedings."... read more
Posted: 15 December 2021
What could be more enchanting than the sound of a harp in a leafy woodland glade? Gently wafting melodies will enhance the sights and sounds of nature and create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding. Many upbeat popular songs can easily be adapted on the harp to create a more relaxing sound. Here are some song ideas: Take inspiration from songs used in movies such as A Million Dreams, A Thousand Years, Beauty and the Beast and Can You Feel The Love Tonight. Classical tunes like Canon by Pachelbel and Four Seasons by Vivaldi would sound beautiful. Wind Beneath My Wings, Can't Help Falling in Love and From This Moment On are wonderful love songs."... read more
Posted: 24 November 2021
Helen Barley, a harpist based in Kinver, is offering our readers an exclusive 10 per cent discount on her services. "I'm a graduate of the Royal Manchester College of Music," says Helen. "I later did my post- graduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. My work with a group of autistic children led me to buy a small harp as an experiment. Both the children and I completely fell in love with the instrument, and so a period of intensive training followed, including lessons from some of the country's top harpists. I now play with several local orchestras and enjoy singing at weddings and other functions. I sing and play covers in many different genres of music, offering a wide range of styles. I also teach harp and am a director of the successful 12 – Strong Dudley Harp Ensemble."... read more
Posted: 28 October 2021
When does the quartet play? We find it works well playing as the guests arrive and when the bride walks down the aisle and walks out. We can then continue into the drinks reception and break out into our very contemporary repertoire. People are often surprised at how many different genres a string quartet can cover, from classical to things like Guns N' Roses. Think about how you see the string quartet being a part of your day and get in touch with them to discuss your requirements.... read more
Posted: 22 September 2021
Green Claws Entertainment in Warwickshire provides high-quality wedding entertainment, lighting décor and themed dancefloors. Owner Damian Edge and his wife have launched a new range of products that are perfect for weddings and celebrations, such as coin pushers, retro arcade machines, free to use teddy grabbers and dance off machines. There are also giant deck chairs available and a range of outdoor garden games that look great in photographs. The company offers a variety of products and packages.... read more
Posted: 26 August 2021
CherryTop Weddings has developed a new Covid-secure interactive wedding entertainment experience that can be enjoyed by guests attending as well as friends and relatives watching remotely. (It's also ideal for large celebrations when restrictions lift.) Everyone will receive a 'Love Story', which is a printed booklet personalised by the couple. It contains photographs of the newlyweds and activities chosen by them, including a quiz to find out how much their guests know about them, wedding speech bingo, word searches, drawing challenges and much more.... read more
Posted: 5 August 2021
Magic is a great icebreaker and will ensure your guests feel included on their special day, even if they have come on their own and know nobody.When is the best time to use a magician's services? That depends on the style of your wedding and the ambience you wish to create. A magician can mingle amongst the guests while the couples are having their photos taken and perform close up magic at the tables during the wedding breakfast and before the speeches. What should we expect to pay? It's always important to have a rough budget. Put together as much detail as possible about the number of guests, the venue, age ranges attending etc.... read more
Posted: 28 July 2021
From the 21st June, limits on wedding sizes lifted and couples across the country will be getting their wedding playlists ready, but what could be more important than the first dance song - especially for the next four weeks when this dance it the only one allowed! Selecting a song which has meaning to the special couple can be tricky. Many couples know that whatever song they choose will go on to forever be known as 'their song', which adds pressure to making the right choice. It's perhaps then no surprise that there are almost 1,000 first-dance dedicated playlists on Spotify to help couples choose, but which songs are the most favoured?New data analysed by five-star hotel, The Grand, York has revealed the most popular songs to play during a first dance in 2021.Analysing over 57,000 songs on Spotify, the current top ten list has been revealed, and the results might just be surprising.Securing both first and third place is the hugely successful Ed Sheeran and taking second, is 2021 X Factor winner, James Arthur.... read more
Posted: 23 June 2021
'm a professional magician and member of The Magic Circle. I'm based in the West Midlands and regularly perform at weddings large and small across the UK. I will help make the most special day of your life that bit more magical. I put together a bespoke package for every couple once I have ascertained their requirements. The price depends on the guest list, age range attending and how the entertainment slots in with the plan for the day. The packages I offer generally consist of close-up table magic between courses, mingling during the reception and photographs, close-up before and after the speeches and a 30-45 minute stage/cabaret show after dinner.... read more
Posted: 11 June 2021
I set up Capriccio Quartet 20 years ago this June. I always wanted to be part of a string quartet, so I set up the company, and our first gig was for my dad's 60th birthday. We have a long history, Graham joined the group and has been working with me since almost the beginning, and we've since found new players who have joined us along the way. When couples get in touch via phone or email, we will send across a price list to give them a better idea of the services we offer.... read more
Posted: 7 May 2021