5 Wedding Reception Entertainment Ideas to Amaze Your Guests


Keeping your guests entertained throughout your wedding can be hard work. Obviously, you want everyone to have a great time. That’s why we have put together our top five wedding entertainment ideas to keep your guests entertained at key times during your special day.

The Best Times to Use Our Wedding Reception Entertainment Ideas

There are key moments in every wedding, the ceremony, the wedding breakfast, the speeches, and the disco complete with embarrassing dad-dancing.

But what about the times in-between?

These are the times when your guests are waiting around for the next event, the energy dips and they could become bored. The wedding reception is one of these times. This makes it one of the best times for some awesome wedding entertainment to keep them having a great time.

The Wedding Reception

The wedding reception is just after the ceremony and is the time when the happy couple are having their hello magazine style photo shoot. As the newlyweds are posing majestically in front of wind machines blowing confetti around them, their guests are left to entertain themselves. This usually results in them hitting the bar. This is the perfect time to hit your guests with our top wedding reception entertainment ideas.

Our wedding reception entertainment ideas will keep your guests entertained during this time, it keeps their energy up, and prevents them getting “hangry” as they wait for the wedding breakfast.

Our Top Five Wedding Reception Entertainment Ideas

Wedding Magician

A magician is a brilliant idea for a wedding reception. Magicians will mix and mingle with your guests, showing each group some unbelievable magic. They add a real sense of fun, and can a great ice breaker for friends and family that are meeting for the first time. Your guests will love the tricks, and will have plenty to talk about as they wonder “How the heck did they do that!”


Champagne Skirts

Want to add a ‘bit of posh,’ to your Wedding? Well if Victoria Beckham isn’t available then this is the next best thing. Why make your guests go to the bar, when their drinks can come to them? Our champagne skirts are sure to cause a sensation as they walk among your guests serving them a cheeky tipple of champagne in an unforgettable way. Our Champagne skirts put the ‘posh’ into ‘sloshed!’

Champagne Skirts

Wedding Stilt Walkers

Our stunning wedding stilt walkers will tower above your guests and really grab their attention. Their beautiful flower costumes are sure to amaze everyone. You can even give your wedding a Shakespearian elegance with our mid-summer nights dream costumes. Our Fairy Stilt Walkers will mingle and take photographs with your guests and are sure to be a highlight of the wedding.

Fairy Stilt Walkers

Free standing Aerial Hoop | Aerial Lollipop

One of our favourite wedding reception entertainment ideas is to have aerial acrobat performing beautiful aerial routines. An aerial performer adds a touch of class to any wedding reception and never fails to impress.

The freestanding aerial hoop requires no rigging and is completely self-contained. There are no complicated permits or rigging costs, which means you can have an aerial performer whatever your venue. It’s the easiest and most cost-effective way to book an aerial performer for your wedding.

If you’re looking for a really different wedding reception entertainment idea, this is going to be a hard one to beat!

free standing aerial hoop act

Wedding Fire Performers

We may have saved the best wedding reception entertainment idea till last! Fire performers are becoming one of our most booked acts for wedding receptions. And it’s easy to see why.

Mixing beauty with badass, our fire performers will impress with their dazzling displays of skill, including fire eating, breathing, dancing and body burning.

Your guests will be wide-eyed and gob-smacked at some of the incredible tricks that our fire performers can do. They can also add pyrotechnics to their routine and become a human Catherine wheel! The perfect way to add some fireworks for your fairytale wedding!

Wedding Fire Performer

Need More Wedding Reception Entertainment Ideas?

Here at Live Performers, we have hundreds of wedding acts that can make your wedding truly epic. If you want some more wedding reception entertainment ideas, or just want some free impartial advice, Call us today on 07809 710285 or contact us today.