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 Bristol and Somerset 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 Bristol and Somerset from places like Bath, Weston Super Mare, Taunton, Yeovil and Bridgwater, whom you might want to get in touch with...
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Established 1999, Alive has grown to become the largest live entertainment supplier in the UK, booking outstanding entertainment for over 10,000 weddings each year. From bands and musicians to DJs, entertainers and event suppliers, we have an unparalleled selection of hand-picked artists for you to choose from, with all bookings backed by a secure contract and 24/7 emergency cover.
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.
Booth Nineteen is a photo booth company with a difference. All of our booths have been carefully designed and crafted to ensure that they look perfect in your venue. With not a hint of plastic to be seen, our photo booths promise not only to transform any space into a hub of entertainment for you and your guests but to also provide a real unique centerpiece that will get people talking.
Somerset-based Booth Nineteen offers hire of beautifully crafted vintage photo booths for your big-day bash, complete with a dash of nostalgic glam. From the super-stylish design of the booths themselves to the choice of backdrops provided, each aspect is crafted to to bring memorable fun with a slice of wow factor. Booths come with a box full of props, unlimited printed photos (so there's no holding back) and an attendant to ensure everyone knows how to get the best out of the experience.
Posted: 23 June 2022
Over the past year, UK searches for 'first dance songs 2022' have increased by +1,300%, whilst searches for 'first dance ideas for non-dancers have increased by +300% showing that more couples are looking for inspiration. The first dance is likely to be one of the most memorable moments of your wedding, so naturally, newlyweds are determined to pick the most suitable song. A decision needs to be made whether to choose an old classic or maybe the new love song that's currently in the charts.
Posted: 19 June 2022
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
What a great start to 2022 the team at Celebration Roadshow had! Having won The Wedding Industry Awards' South West regional title six times previously, the icing on the cake came as they were announced this year's national winners at the gala awards ceremony recently. These are the only awards in the industry voted for by the nominees' own clients so to win one is a real stamp of approval. Phill Makepeace says, "We put our heart and soul into our work as wedding DJs so winning the national award is a fantastic achievement for the whole team."
Posted: 19 April 2022
Somerset-based Lucy Harvey, an award-winning wedding saxophone player and singer has recently teamed up with two local DJ companies across the South West to offer exclusive DJ and Sax party combos. You can hire her to provide Ibiza-style party sax alongside Jay from Eventimate, based in Wiltshire and also with Enhanced Entertainment, based in Weston Super Mare. Lucy is also able to perform for ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts. For further information, check out www.lucyharvey.co.uk
Posted: 7 April 2022
Allow us to introduce you to Bristol-based artist and illustrator Lucie Sheridan, founder of Rubbish Portraits. Born out of an idea to make portraits a bit of fun, her portable booths are available for your wedding! The Rubbish Portrait Booth can travel and be set up at your venue, from here Lucie will create live portraits of you and your guests in just 10 minutes. They're such a great memory, gift or wedding favour that everyone will be talking about them long after the big day. Lucy can also create her rubbish portraits from a photo or live on Zoom and doesn't just capture people, she draws pets too.
Posted: 28 October 2021
Dr3w Hall is a professional acoustic musician, soul singer and singer/songwriter based in Bath, Somerset. Available for wedding bookings, his live set consists of blues and easy-listening originals, as well as a variety of classic, modern and popular contemporary recreations. Dr3w has been delighted to get back to playing live music recently. "It's been amazing for us. We're playing gigs all over for the next couple months, as well as writing, recording and sharing lots of new music," he tells us. You can listen to his latest releases on Spotify and YouTube. The rave reviews have been flooding in for Dr3w's music. Check out some of them below:
Posted: 28 July 2021
From the 21st June, limits on wedding sizes lifted and couples across the country will be getting their wedding playlists ready, but what could be more important than the first dance song - especially for the next four weeks when this dance it the only one allowed! Selecting a song which has meaning to the special couple can be tricky. Many couples know that whatever song they choose will go on to forever be known as 'their song', which adds pressure to making the right choice. It's perhaps then no surprise that there are almost 1,000 first-dance dedicated playlists on Spotify to help couples choose, but which songs are the most favoured?
New data analysed by five-star hotel, The Grand, York has revealed the most popular songs to play during a first dance in 2021. Analysing over 57,000 songs on Spotify, the current top ten list has been revealed, and the results might just be surprising. Securing both first and third place is the hugely successful Ed Sheeran and taking second, is 2021 X Factor winner, James Arthur.
Posted: 23 June 2021
We have to send a huge congratulations to Celebration Roadshow. The DJ and wedding host company has recently won the National Highly Commended DJ award at The Wedding Industry Awards, which are voted for by the nominee's own clients. "It's so heartwarming hearing all the wonderful comments from our couples and knowing that we made such a positive impact on their day," director Phill Makepeace tells us. "It's a great commendation of the time and energy we put in."
Posted: 6 April 2021
CherryTop Weddings has developed a new Covid-secure interactive wedding entertainment experience that can be enjoyed by guests attending as well as friends and relatives watching remotely. (It's also ideal for larger celebrations when restrictions lift.) Everyone will receive a 'Love Story' which is a printed booklet personalised by the couple. It contains photographs of the newlyweds and activities chosen by them including a quiz to find out how much their guests know about them, wedding speech bingo, word searches, drawing challenges and much more.
Posted: 18 March 2021