Getting the wedding entertainment right for your wedding reception is crucial. You simply have to think what expresses you both as a couple the best and what style of entertainer will have your guests joining in, so that everyone has a good time. Here is a list of top wedding entertainment ideas for all types of weddings.
Band or DJ
This one is traditional for most weddings, but it sometimes can be hard to choose whether to go for a band or DJ. Upwaltham Barns’ wedding reception area can fit a band or DJ, so size isn’t an issue. Check out our suppliers list to find trusted vendors we have used in the past.
This is very popular for a barn wedding and is a good way to get all your guests up and dancing together, young and old, experienced or novice everyone can join in. With a professional “caller” walking you through the moves and live fiddlers, a barn dance can create a fun atmosphere involving all the family.
Make your happy day your lucky day
Keep your guests entertained by hiring a casino. It’s a simple way that you can bring some of the glamour of Vegas right into the heart of your special day. Most casino hires use tokens so it’s all harmless fun.
Cold as ice
One of the most impressive art forms is live ice sculpting, in fact at times it can be mesmerising. With that in mind, it’ll keep your guests transfixed if you choose to have a sculpture made during your reception as they watch the work take shape.
An easy and doubtlessly hilarious way to remember the great time your guests had on your day is to encourage them all through a photo booth and look back fondly at what fun they had and how ridiculous they looked. Going further than this if you want something a little more personal, then why not consider a video booth where your guests will be able to lend you wisdom and kind words from the diary room! A lovely vintage caravan photo booth looks pretty in the courtyard at Upwaltham Barns.
Setting up traditional fairground games in the courtyard at Upwaltham Barns is a sure way to keep your guests laughing and enjoying themselves throughout the evening. From coconut shies, strongman hammer and skittles; everyone can have a go!
Bring your hobby to the venue
Will your new hubby and his friends be missing a weekend round of golf for your wedding? Why not set up a crazy golf course at the venue for a few games after the wedding breakfast.
Magicians walking around the venue keeping groups of your guests entertained can be lots of fun. Roving artists creating silhouettes or caricatures provide fun keepsakes or you can have a large picture put together after your wedding of the silhouettes of all your guests, which makes an unusual memento.
Fire dancers and fireworks
If you’re looking to have outside entertainment, these ideas work well for a winter wedding when the evenings are dark and everyone is wrapped up. Fire dancers add a wow factor to your day providing an exciting and spectacular show usually set to music. Fireworks are great and everyone can get a good view from the hill behind Upwaltham Barns. Our trusted suppliers can provide a neighbour friendly, low-noise bespoke fireworks display.
Whether you go traditional or think outside of the box when it comes to wedding entertainment, our team here at Upwaltham Barns can help advise you with various options and ideas. Visit us at our West Sussex barn wedding venue today to see our venues and how your choice entertainment would fit our rustic charm.
Photography by Leanne Jade Photography, Jiggered, Jen Fariello Photography, Orange Girl Photographs, Krista Lee Photography, Daniel Karczag Photography, Altitude Events, The Roving Artist & Studio Twelve:52
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