Your wedding entertainment can be one of the most memorable parts of your big day, whether it’s music, mini golf or belly dancers. Entertainment brings guests together from both sides of the family and can create unforgettable memories, so don’t forget about this aspect when wedding planning! It’s also one of the questions we always get asked – what different sorts of wedding entertainment can I have at my wedding? We’ve listed some of our favourite alternative wedding entertainers for you below- the more outside the box, the better!
Cover photo courtesy of 9 Hole Event Hire by Christopher Bunce Photography
1. Grab a game of Mini Golf for your wedding guests
If you want something different to WOW your wedding guests, then how about a portable 9 Hole Crazy Golf course? It makes a real statement and can be played both indoors and outdoors- the perfect ice breaker amongst guests. Check out the one below from tribe member 9 hole event hire.
How about a 4ft tall Castle, a Windmill with turning sails and a 10ft long Tunnel of Love to ‘Tee off’ in? All complete with various sized putters, low bounce balls, mini penciles and scorecards. Who doesn’t love a game of Crazy Golf?
2. Hire a Lipologist and find out what's in your kiss!
Decipher your guest’s lip prints with the services of a Lipsologist or lip print reading from the UKs first, What’s in a Kiss! Did you know that each lip print is as individual as you? It tells a story about you and what makes you tick as well as how others perceive you. Its amazing what information is hidden in your lips!
3. Party the night away with An alternative wedding band
Hire a wedding band with a difference! Instead of the same renditions of Oasis, why not hire a band that put their own spin on well-known songs? Zazu play all your favourite songs in their quirky gypsy jazz style, with fun reggae and folk elements. They create an energetic, upbeat atmosphere that is sure to get your guests dancing.
4. Have A Gaming Arcade for Your alternative Wedding entertainment!
What better way to break the ice between guests than with a video game? All ages will fall in love with Gaming 4 Weddings’ collection of console games- new and retro! Their custom-built gaming units are great for both indoor and outdoor weddings, and the team set everything up for you so you can relax! How awesome?!
5. Dial up the 'Cute'ometer with Alpacas!
Come on! Alpacas are UBER CUTE! Since I went did the Inca Trail in Peru and got to hold a baby one, I’ve kinda been obsessed. So you definitely need to have them on your wedding day – I hear they make good ring bearers too! Check out our Colourful Alpaca wedding blog for more inspiration.
6. Soar to new heights with Wedding Birds of Prey
I helped plan a wedding a few years back which had a falconry experience as part of the afternoons entertainment. It was fabulous for both chilren and adults alike! As well as getting the opportunity for some spectacular photos. We LOVE Wedding Birds of Prey who joined us at the Unconventional Wedding Festival earlier this year.
7. A wedding String Quartet With A Difference
Juxtaposing the traditional serenity of the string quartet with the raw energy of one of the UK’s top beatboxers, String Box are the perfect choice for couples looking to put a modern spin on their wedding celebrations.
String Box specialise in bespoke classical arrangements of contemporary songs by artists like Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit and Dua Lipa, all underpinned by the percussive impact of their talented beatboxer. With classical training of the highest standard, these impeccable string musicians can also turn their head to stunning classical music like Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major and Mendelssohn’s Wedding March. String Box are part of Entertainment Nation’s team of awesome wedding entertainers.
8. Quirky wedding photo booths!
Say cheese! You’ll love these quirky wedding photobooths:
The Pixie Booth is a caravan photo booth modelled after the 1950’s teardrop caravan. She’s truly one of a kind and she attracts a LOT of attention!
She’s small enough to fit indoors or outdoors, making her a flexible choice for your wedding day. Flaunting her retro looks, Pixie is loaded with modern skills! Just grab a prop, pile in, touch the screen and Pixie will do the rest, providing you and your guests with awesome strips of photos. Pixie is jam packed full of charm and fun, bringing an extra little bit of sparkly wonder to your day!
And if you want to really dial it up – book Tara the Tuk Tuk! This perfectly formed tuk tuk spreads unicorn glitter wherever she goes AND is not only a photobooth but can be your wedding transport too!
9. Go unique with a Vintage VW Campervan or Beetle!
You’ll LOVE Buttercup Bus, who offer awesome wedding transport with their VW campers and vintage beetles. The even cooler part – they double as photo booths and glitter bars! Who doesn’t love a bit of glitter?!
The Quirky Camper Booth is a badass Northern Irish transport/photobooth company. Add a bit of pizazz to your wedding transport with Gino The Campervan or Bella The Beetle. Gino even transforms into a state-of-the-art photobooth! Talk about versatility!
10. Create your own alternative wedding entertainment with space hoppers or a Pinata!
Your wedding entertainment doesn’t have to break the bank! How about a space hopper race? Or even a wedding Pinata? These DIY ideas are sure to bring a smile to your wedding guest’s faces.
11. Go for a face or body artist to entertain ALL your wedding guests
Remember when face painting was just for kids? Well, it’s come a long way since then. Face and body art is now one of the fastest growing forms of entertainment at corporate and adult events. You and your guests can be decorated with fantastic designs, going as subtle or whacky as you like. Rock The Boat‘s unique brand of live artistry will take your wedding day to another level, getting everyone in the mood to party and helping to create memories that will last a lifetime.
12. Hire a belly dancer for truly unique wedding entertainment
Colourful, exotic and enthralling, belly dancers are a traditional way to provide exciting wedding entertainment. Their musical performances are guaranteed to get people of all ages and backgrounds smiling and shimmying. The fun and skilful dances are known to get a reaction from all guests, especially when the props come out! There is nothing like seeing the father of the bride balancing a sword on his head while another guest is whirling a silk veil.
Few performances can match belly dancing in entertainment, beauty and enjoyment, not to mention the timeless class it can bring to your big day. You can even add a snake charmer or fire performers! Why not pop along to a Belly Dancing class with The Shimmy School?
13. Have Your Palms Read!
“Your hands are a map of your mind that reflect everything about your psyche. Using ancient wisdom and the latest science linking the hands to the brain, nervous system and hormones, Lawrence examines your palm, fingers, prints and lines and reveals how to maximise your potential, find fulfilment in careers and relationships and discover your life’s purpose.”
Giving readings for thousands of people at corporate events, weddings, and private parties, Lawrence offers unique entertainment tailored to suit your needs. This includes ‘mix and mingle’, table service, private readings or a festival style bell tent setup for creating a palmistry hub. Within minutes Lawrence can identify all of your individual and significant markings and give mesmerising insight into your life! Check out Lawrence Rook for more!
14. Bring The Circus! Fun, Alternative Wedding Entertainment
Bring all the fun of the circus to your big day with wedding entertainment by Bigtopmania! Not only do they rent out awesome big tops, they also provide some jaw-dropping circus acts that guarantee to wow your guests! Whatever the theme or style of your event, there’s always room for a bit of child-like wonder!
15. Garden Games, Baby!
This is one of the most simple ways to provide entertainment and keep all ages entertained! Smithy’s Events provides awesome retro garden games, including bottle ring toss, giant chess and ‘beat the buzzer’! These games bring a taste of nostalgia and helps bring your guests together.
16. Get yourself a Wookie! Oh and perhaps a storm trooper!
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