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 North West 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 North West from places like Manchester, Preston, Lancashire and the Lake District, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your North West Wedding magazine when contacting wedding entertainers in the North West.
he 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.
Harmony String Quartet are the perfect accompaniment for your wedding or event providing modern, film, jazz and classical music.
HSQ are a Manchester based String Quartet and have performed in venues all over the country including Liverpool, York, Birmingham, London and Glasgow (to name but a few)
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
As a live painter, I enter the breakfast room two hours before your guests go in and paint the room. Then after you and your guests settle, I have as long as the meal takes to capture the scene. Three courses are ideal. It's a great talking point as guests can come over, ask me questions and spot each other in the painting. As I finish, I often ask well-behaved children or guests to draw a glass or cutlery, which is a great photo opportunity. If there is someone who sadly can't be there, I can even represent them with a symbol. When I'm done, I sign and leave it on display for everyone to admire.
Posted: 9 February 2022
Lancashire-based entertainers, Love Piano is offering a new Daytime Package for brides and grooms. It includes either a male or female vocalist/pianist as a soloist and includes up to five songs for the ceremony, 2x30 minute sets for the drinks reception and 2x45 minute sets for the wedding breakfast. "We understand that your wedding breakfast is more than just a meal," says Alice Gasson from Love Piano. "We aim to keep your guests entertained and content whilst the most important couple enjoy their food, welcome the family and celebrate with their friends, all for just £700. We also offer a Quiet Room Option.
Posted: 3 February 2022
Harmony String Quartet have gone digital and will be using iPads at weddings and events to play their music. With more than 500 pieces in their repertoire list and having performed at copious weddings and events, Harmony String Quartet, which is based in Manchester, are the perfect accompaniment to any wedding day. There are a range of packages available, from a one-hour performance to six hours. Whether it be an Ed Sheeran love ballad, a blast from the past from your favourite Disney film, a classic tune, or even rocking out to Blink 182, there's something to suit everyone.
Posted: 26 January 2022
Before booking, ask yourself are they reliable? Have they ever failed to turn up or cancelled on anyone? Will they personalise your show to suit your requirements? It's your wedding, and your supplier should be there to support you. They will advise you, and nothing should be too much trouble for them. What equipment do they provide for a full set up and are they insured? Their equipment should regularly be added to and updated. Ours includes a full sound system, laser lights, LEDs, uplighting and a smoke machine. It needs to be PAT tested yearly by qualified electricians who can provide a copy of the certificate if needed.
Posted: 19 January 2022
We're having a festive- themed wedding and would love to incorporate the time of year into our entertainment without it being over the top. Do you have any ideas? Discuss your ideas with your supplier and choose which Christmas songs they perform. Most entertainers will be happy to sprinkle a couple of festive classics into their performance, and you can work together to pick the least cheesy ones that you'd like to hear. Dropping a classic like Last Christmas into your evening reception will get everyone in the celebratory mood.
Posted: 12 January 2022
When it comes to wedding entertainment, every act is different, but there are a few things you'll need to know, whether you're booking an acoustic duo, a string quartet, or a nine-piece Motown band. Firstly, ask if they offer to learn any song requests, it's always good to know this in advance rather than a month or so before your wedding. Some acts will include song requests in their packages or can learn a song for an additional fee, however not every supplier offers this, especially if they have an extensive repertoire already, but it's always worth asking! Similarly to this, you should also request to see their repertoire before booking to make sure you love the songs you're going to be listening to.
Posted: 24 November 2021
Becky & Josh are a laid-back acoustic duo performing at weddings and events all over England, from Cornwall to Cumbria, putting their own spin on a variety of pop, soul, R&B, dance and rock classics. A blend of acoustic guitar and vocals with additional percussion means you can expect to hear your favourite songs, but not in the way you know them. From walking down the aisle to dancing the night away, their varied repertoire offers something for every part of your wedding day. Whether you're getting married on the beach, in a castle or a rustic barn, their stripped-back arrangements are perfect for bringing a relaxed atmosphere to your day, regardless of the setting!
Posted: 3 November 2021
Harmony String Quartet brings an air of elegance to your big day, entertaining you and your guests with a range of musical genres, including modern, film, jazz and classical. As well as at weddings these talented musicians have performed at prestigious venues up and down the country from Glasgow to London. They've also worked alongside various artists such as Michael Ball and Sheridan Smith. The quartet is now offering a jukebox service at weddings. Anyone can choose a song to play, and it will be added to the group's playlist. This offers a chance for some lovely interaction for you and your guests, as well as allowing you to hear a wide range of music from their repertoire.
Posted: 16 September 2021
Multi-award-winning UK commercial radio presenter Danny Matthews of The Bay Breakfast is also an MC event host and wedding DJ with decades of experience. Danny tells us: "We know how much stress this past year has caused during the planning of the most important day of your life, so we're giving all Your North West Wedding readers an exclusive 20% off bookings. I'm available as an MC for the day, including announcements atthe wedding breakfast, I can organise background music throughout the day and perform as a DJ for the evening reception. I'm fully insured, including public liability cover, and the set up is complete with a DJ booth, mic, lights and the biggest music library there is!
Posted: 13 August 2021