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We love a wedding entertainer but what if you want something a bit different.It's time to get creative with our top picks of alternative wedding entertainment. Drag Queen, petting zoo, mini festival anyone?

Quirky Wedding Reception Ideas

If you’re attending a wedding you tend to know what to expect when it comes to entertainment, no matter how good it is it’s usually in a similar vein – DJs, fireworks, perhaps a magician. If you want your wedding to be a little bit different take a look at our list of unusual entertainment options and see what suits you.

  1. Mini Festival

If you’ve ever been to a festival and thought I could do better than this – I have – then your wedding is your chance. Hire a few marquees and teepees and book an exclusive list bands and DJs. Extend the entertainment to your catering and hire a street food van and a beer tent. Everyone will have a whale of a time and it will be made even better by the fact that they get to go home to a comfy bed rather than a damp tent.

Image Credits

Tarot Cards by Countakeshi via commons.wikimedia.org
The Giant Snowglobe, via Warble Entertainment.
Living Floral Displays – Fantasy Performers from Warble Entertainment

  1. Casino

You can rent blackjack, poker and roulette tables and slot machines to form your very own casino which would brilliantly fit a 20s or American themed wedding. The casino set up is also a brilliant form of entertainment, it allows people who aren’t keen on dancing a way to get involved and is a good thing for members from either side of the parties to bond over.

  1. Mini Festival

If you’ve ever been to a festival and thought I could do better than this – I have – then your wedding is your chance. Hire a few marquees and teepees and book an exclusive list bands and DJs. Extend the entertainment to your catering and hire a street food van and a beer tent. Everyone will have a whale of a time and it will be made even better by the fact that they get to go home to a comfy bed rather than a damp tent.

Image Credits

Tarot Cards by Countakeshi via commons.wikimedia.org
The Giant Snowglobe, via Warble Entertainment.
Living Floral Displays – Fantasy Performers from Warble Entertainment

  1. After Party

If midnight is usually the beginning of the party rather than the end for your friends, why not set up an after party for them. Most venues aren’t available for the whole night so book a mini bus into town and book a VIP area in the best club. Don’t feel obligated to attend though it is you and your other half’s wedding night.

  1. Casino

You can rent blackjack, poker and roulette tables and slot machines to form your very own casino which would brilliantly fit a 20s or American themed wedding. The casino set up is also a brilliant form of entertainment, it allows people who aren’t keen on dancing a way to get involved and is a good thing for members from either side of the parties to bond over.

  1. Mini Festival

If you’ve ever been to a festival and thought I could do better than this – I have – then your wedding is your chance. Hire a few marquees and teepees and book an exclusive list bands and DJs. Extend the entertainment to your catering and hire a street food van and a beer tent. Everyone will have a whale of a time and it will be made even better by the fact that they get to go home to a comfy bed rather than a damp tent.

Image Credits

Tarot Cards by Countakeshi via commons.wikimedia.org
The Giant Snowglobe, via Warble Entertainment.
Living Floral Displays – Fantasy Performers from Warble Entertainment

  1. Mingling Performers

From lookalikes and light-up drummers to walking message masters, living floral displays, real mermaids and snowglobe performers, if you’d rather go for a more subtle form of entertainment, hire unique performers to do their thing at various locations across your venue.

  1. After Party

If midnight is usually the beginning of the party rather than the end for your friends, why not set up an after party for them. Most venues aren’t available for the whole night so book a mini bus into town and book a VIP area in the best club. Don’t feel obligated to attend though it is you and your other half’s wedding night.

  1. Casino

You can rent blackjack, poker and roulette tables and slot machines to form your very own casino which would brilliantly fit a 20s or American themed wedding. The casino set up is also a brilliant form of entertainment, it allows people who aren’t keen on dancing a way to get involved and is a good thing for members from either side of the parties to bond over.

  1. Mini Festival

If you’ve ever been to a festival and thought I could do better than this – I have – then your wedding is your chance. Hire a few marquees and teepees and book an exclusive list bands and DJs. Extend the entertainment to your catering and hire a street food van and a beer tent. Everyone will have a whale of a time and it will be made even better by the fact that they get to go home to a comfy bed rather than a damp tent.

Image Credits

Tarot Cards by Countakeshi via commons.wikimedia.org
The Giant Snowglobe, via Warble Entertainment.
Living Floral Displays – Fantasy Performers from Warble Entertainment

  1. Mixology Masters

If you and your friends are – how shall we put it – avid drinkers, then why not hire some mixology masters to go along with your bar. They can develop personal cocktails for everyone, with flying bottles and swirling shakers thrown into the mix. They could even teach some of the more intrepid guests some mixing tricks of their own.

  1. Mingling Performers

From lookalikes and light-up drummers to walking message masters, living floral displays, real mermaids and snowglobe performers, if you’d rather go for a more subtle form of entertainment, hire unique performers to do their thing at various locations across your venue.

  1. After Party

If midnight is usually the beginning of the party rather than the end for your friends, why not set up an after party for them. Most venues aren’t available for the whole night so book a mini bus into town and book a VIP area in the best club. Don’t feel obligated to attend though it is you and your other half’s wedding night.

  1. Casino

You can rent blackjack, poker and roulette tables and slot machines to form your very own casino which would brilliantly fit a 20s or American themed wedding. The casino set up is also a brilliant form of entertainment, it allows people who aren’t keen on dancing a way to get involved and is a good thing for members from either side of the parties to bond over.

  1. Mini Festival

If you’ve ever been to a festival and thought I could do better than this – I have – then your wedding is your chance. Hire a few marquees and teepees and book an exclusive list bands and DJs. Extend the entertainment to your catering and hire a street food van and a beer tent. Everyone will have a whale of a time and it will be made even better by the fact that they get to go home to a comfy bed rather than a damp tent.

Image Credits

Tarot Cards by Countakeshi via commons.wikimedia.org
The Giant Snowglobe, via Warble Entertainment.
Living Floral Displays – Fantasy Performers from Warble Entertainment

  1. Photo Scavenger Hunt

Given a challenge, nearly everyone becomes competitive, so set your guests a list of photos to snap by the end of the night. A selfie with the groom/bride, the first dance, they’re favourite guests outfit – the choice is yours. Provide your guests with disposable cameras and collect them at the end of the night, or set up an Instagram tag and get your guests to upload them. If you’re feeling relaxed enough you could trust your guests to cover your day and save on the costs of a wedding photographer.

  1. Mixology Masters

If you and your friends are – how shall we put it – avid drinkers, then why not hire some mixology masters to go along with your bar. They can develop personal cocktails for everyone, with flying bottles and swirling shakers thrown into the mix. They could even teach some of the more intrepid guests some mixing tricks of their own.

  1. Mingling Performers

From lookalikes and light-up drummers to walking message masters, living floral displays, real mermaids and snowglobe performers, if you’d rather go for a more subtle form of entertainment, hire unique performers to do their thing at various locations across your venue.

  1. After Party

If midnight is usually the beginning of the party rather than the end for your friends, why not set up an after party for them. Most venues aren’t available for the whole night so book a mini bus into town and book a VIP area in the best club. Don’t feel obligated to attend though it is you and your other half’s wedding night.

  1. Casino

You can rent blackjack, poker and roulette tables and slot machines to form your very own casino which would brilliantly fit a 20s or American themed wedding. The casino set up is also a brilliant form of entertainment, it allows people who aren’t keen on dancing a way to get involved and is a good thing for members from either side of the parties to bond over.

  1. Mini Festival

If you’ve ever been to a festival and thought I could do better than this – I have – then your wedding is your chance. Hire a few marquees and teepees and book an exclusive list bands and DJs. Extend the entertainment to your catering and hire a street food van and a beer tent. Everyone will have a whale of a time and it will be made even better by the fact that they get to go home to a comfy bed rather than a damp tent.

Image Credits

Tarot Cards by Countakeshi via commons.wikimedia.org
The Giant Snowglobe, via Warble Entertainment.
Living Floral Displays – Fantasy Performers from Warble Entertainment

  1. Petting zoo

Perhaps one of the odder ideas on the list, but this doesn’t have to only be aimed at younger guests. Plenty of people excitably revert to their younger selves when faced with a Shetland pony to stroke or rabbit to cuddle. If you happen to be marrying on a farm then you might be automatically provided with your own petting arena, if not, you can easily hire one.

  1. Photo Scavenger Hunt

Given a challenge, nearly everyone becomes competitive, so set your guests a list of photos to snap by the end of the night. A selfie with the groom/bride, the first dance, they’re favourite guests outfit – the choice is yours. Provide your guests with disposable cameras and collect them at the end of the night, or set up an Instagram tag and get your guests to upload them. If you’re feeling relaxed enough you could trust your guests to cover your day and save on the costs of a wedding photographer.

  1. Mixology Masters

If you and your friends are – how shall we put it – avid drinkers, then why not hire some mixology masters to go along with your bar. They can develop personal cocktails for everyone, with flying bottles and swirling shakers thrown into the mix. They could even teach some of the more intrepid guests some mixing tricks of their own.

  1. Mingling Performers

From lookalikes and light-up drummers to walking message masters, living floral displays, real mermaids and snowglobe performers, if you’d rather go for a more subtle form of entertainment, hire unique performers to do their thing at various locations across your venue.

  1. After Party

If midnight is usually the beginning of the party rather than the end for your friends, why not set up an after party for them. Most venues aren’t available for the whole night so book a mini bus into town and book a VIP area in the best club. Don’t feel obligated to attend though it is you and your other half’s wedding night.

  1. Casino

You can rent blackjack, poker and roulette tables and slot machines to form your very own casino which would brilliantly fit a 20s or American themed wedding. The casino set up is also a brilliant form of entertainment, it allows people who aren’t keen on dancing a way to get involved and is a good thing for members from either side of the parties to bond over.

  1. Mini Festival

If you’ve ever been to a festival and thought I could do better than this – I have – then your wedding is your chance. Hire a few marquees and teepees and book an exclusive list bands and DJs. Extend the entertainment to your catering and hire a street food van and a beer tent. Everyone will have a whale of a time and it will be made even better by the fact that they get to go home to a comfy bed rather than a damp tent.

Image Credits

Tarot Cards by Countakeshi via commons.wikimedia.org
The Giant Snowglobe, via Warble Entertainment.
Living Floral Displays – Fantasy Performers from Warble Entertainment

  1. Palm or Tarot Card Readers

Adding a supernatural element to your wedding will ensure that your guests won’t forget the night anytime soon. Even a vehement non believer will enjoy it – even if it is secretly. Whether you hire a full Mystic Meg carriage set up or someone to go from table to table, the mystical, Romany look can enhance many wedding themes from exotic to Garden Party.

  1. Petting zoo

Perhaps one of the odder ideas on the list, but this doesn’t have to only be aimed at younger guests. Plenty of people excitably revert to their younger selves when faced with a Shetland pony to stroke or rabbit to cuddle. If you happen to be marrying on a farm then you might be automatically provided with your own petting arena, if not, you can easily hire one.

  1. Photo Scavenger Hunt

Given a challenge, nearly everyone becomes competitive, so set your guests a list of photos to snap by the end of the night. A selfie with the groom/bride, the first dance, they’re favourite guests outfit – the choice is yours. Provide your guests with disposable cameras and collect them at the end of the night, or set up an Instagram tag and get your guests to upload them. If you’re feeling relaxed enough you could trust your guests to cover your day and save on the costs of a wedding photographer.

  1. Mixology Masters

If you and your friends are – how shall we put it – avid drinkers, then why not hire some mixology masters to go along with your bar. They can develop personal cocktails for everyone, with flying bottles and swirling shakers thrown into the mix. They could even teach some of the more intrepid guests some mixing tricks of their own.

  1. Mingling Performers

From lookalikes and light-up drummers to walking message masters, living floral displays, real mermaids and snowglobe performers, if you’d rather go for a more subtle form of entertainment, hire unique performers to do their thing at various locations across your venue.

  1. After Party

If midnight is usually the beginning of the party rather than the end for your friends, why not set up an after party for them. Most venues aren’t available for the whole night so book a mini bus into town and book a VIP area in the best club. Don’t feel obligated to attend though it is you and your other half’s wedding night.

  1. Casino

You can rent blackjack, poker and roulette tables and slot machines to form your very own casino which would brilliantly fit a 20s or American themed wedding. The casino set up is also a brilliant form of entertainment, it allows people who aren’t keen on dancing a way to get involved and is a good thing for members from either side of the parties to bond over.

  1. Mini Festival

If you’ve ever been to a festival and thought I could do better than this – I have – then your wedding is your chance. Hire a few marquees and teepees and book an exclusive list bands and DJs. Extend the entertainment to your catering and hire a street food van and a beer tent. Everyone will have a whale of a time and it will be made even better by the fact that they get to go home to a comfy bed rather than a damp tent.

Image Credits

Tarot Cards by Countakeshi via commons.wikimedia.org
The Giant Snowglobe, via Warble Entertainment.
Living Floral Displays – Fantasy Performers from Warble Entertainment

  1. Drag Queens

If you book the right one then you can get a comedian, performer and visual artist all in one. Do your research to make sure they will be lip syncing the kind of music you’re into – some do specific celebrity impressions (think Britney, Cher), some are old school (Aretha, Whitney) and some are very much of the modern variety (Nicki, Beyoncé). No matter what you choose they’ll have your guests on their feet and on the floor with laughter.

  1. Palm or Tarot Card Readers

Adding a supernatural element to your wedding will ensure that your guests won’t forget the night anytime soon. Even a vehement non believer will enjoy it – even if it is secretly. Whether you hire a full Mystic Meg carriage set up or someone to go from table to table, the mystical, Romany look can enhance many wedding themes from exotic to Garden Party.

  1. Petting zoo

Perhaps one of the odder ideas on the list, but this doesn’t have to only be aimed at younger guests. Plenty of people excitably revert to their younger selves when faced with a Shetland pony to stroke or rabbit to cuddle. If you happen to be marrying on a farm then you might be automatically provided with your own petting arena, if not, you can easily hire one.

  1. Photo Scavenger Hunt

Given a challenge, nearly everyone becomes competitive, so set your guests a list of photos to snap by the end of the night. A selfie with the groom/bride, the first dance, they’re favourite guests outfit – the choice is yours. Provide your guests with disposable cameras and collect them at the end of the night, or set up an Instagram tag and get your guests to upload them. If you’re feeling relaxed enough you could trust your guests to cover your day and save on the costs of a wedding photographer.

  1. Mixology Masters

If you and your friends are – how shall we put it – avid drinkers, then why not hire some mixology masters to go along with your bar. They can develop personal cocktails for everyone, with flying bottles and swirling shakers thrown into the mix. They could even teach some of the more intrepid guests some mixing tricks of their own.

  1. Mingling Performers

From lookalikes and light-up drummers to walking message masters, living floral displays, real mermaids and snowglobe performers, if you’d rather go for a more subtle form of entertainment, hire unique performers to do their thing at various locations across your venue.

  1. After Party

If midnight is usually the beginning of the party rather than the end for your friends, why not set up an after party for them. Most venues aren’t available for the whole night so book a mini bus into town and book a VIP area in the best club. Don’t feel obligated to attend though it is you and your other half’s wedding night.

  1. Casino

You can rent blackjack, poker and roulette tables and slot machines to form your very own casino which would brilliantly fit a 20s or American themed wedding. The casino set up is also a brilliant form of entertainment, it allows people who aren’t keen on dancing a way to get involved and is a good thing for members from either side of the parties to bond over.

  1. Mini Festival

If you’ve ever been to a festival and thought I could do better than this – I have – then your wedding is your chance. Hire a few marquees and teepees and book an exclusive list bands and DJs. Extend the entertainment to your catering and hire a street food van and a beer tent. Everyone will have a whale of a time and it will be made even better by the fact that they get to go home to a comfy bed rather than a damp tent.

Image Credits

Tarot Cards by Countakeshi via commons.wikimedia.org
The Giant Snowglobe, via Warble Entertainment.
Living Floral Displays – Fantasy Performers from Warble Entertainment

  1. Tribute bands

So much cheaper than current big names and you’ll probably know more of the songs. With options ranging from Adele to Fleetwod Bac to Zoso (Led Zeppelin), you’ll be sure to find something unforgettable for your wedding.

  1. Drag Queens

If you book the right one then you can get a comedian, performer and visual artist all in one. Do your research to make sure they will be lip syncing the kind of music you’re into – some do specific celebrity impressions (think Britney, Cher), some are old school (Aretha, Whitney) and some are very much of the modern variety (Nicki, Beyoncé). No matter what you choose they’ll have your guests on their feet and on the floor with laughter.

  1. Palm or Tarot Card Readers

Adding a supernatural element to your wedding will ensure that your guests won’t forget the night anytime soon. Even a vehement non believer will enjoy it – even if it is secretly. Whether you hire a full Mystic Meg carriage set up or someone to go from table to table, the mystical, Romany look can enhance many wedding themes from exotic to Garden Party.

  1. Petting zoo

Perhaps one of the odder ideas on the list, but this doesn’t have to only be aimed at younger guests. Plenty of people excitably revert to their younger selves when faced with a Shetland pony to stroke or rabbit to cuddle. If you happen to be marrying on a farm then you might be automatically provided with your own petting arena, if not, you can easily hire one.

  1. Photo Scavenger Hunt

Given a challenge, nearly everyone becomes competitive, so set your guests a list of photos to snap by the end of the night. A selfie with the groom/bride, the first dance, they’re favourite guests outfit – the choice is yours. Provide your guests with disposable cameras and collect them at the end of the night, or set up an Instagram tag and get your guests to upload them. If you’re feeling relaxed enough you could trust your guests to cover your day and save on the costs of a wedding photographer.

  1. Mixology Masters

If you and your friends are – how shall we put it – avid drinkers, then why not hire some mixology masters to go along with your bar. They can develop personal cocktails for everyone, with flying bottles and swirling shakers thrown into the mix. They could even teach some of the more intrepid guests some mixing tricks of their own.

  1. Mingling Performers

From lookalikes and light-up drummers to walking message masters, living floral displays, real mermaids and snowglobe performers, if you’d rather go for a more subtle form of entertainment, hire unique performers to do their thing at various locations across your venue.

  1. After Party

If midnight is usually the beginning of the party rather than the end for your friends, why not set up an after party for them. Most venues aren’t available for the whole night so book a mini bus into town and book a VIP area in the best club. Don’t feel obligated to attend though it is you and your other half’s wedding night.

  1. Casino

You can rent blackjack, poker and roulette tables and slot machines to form your very own casino which would brilliantly fit a 20s or American themed wedding. The casino set up is also a brilliant form of entertainment, it allows people who aren’t keen on dancing a way to get involved and is a good thing for members from either side of the parties to bond over.

  1. Mini Festival

If you’ve ever been to a festival and thought I could do better than this – I have – then your wedding is your chance. Hire a few marquees and teepees and book an exclusive list bands and DJs. Extend the entertainment to your catering and hire a street food van and a beer tent. Everyone will have a whale of a time and it will be made even better by the fact that they get to go home to a comfy bed rather than a damp tent.

Image Credits

Tarot Cards by Countakeshi via commons.wikimedia.org
The Giant Snowglobe, via Warble Entertainment.
Living Floral Displays – Fantasy Performers from Warble Entertainment

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