What Are The Unusual Wedding Reception Entertainment Options?

If you're searching for something a bit different, though, there are alternative choices to consider. Here are a few suggestions to help you get going.

Photo Booth

There's a good reason why photo booth rentals are so common at weddings: everyone has a blast using them! In addition to the beautiful memories they will bring back to you, your wedding favours will also help your guests to always keep in mind the joy and happiness they experienced on your special day.

Guests can take photos and make boomerangs in the Proper Booth, which can then be printed, air-dropped, or emailed right away! Imagine a photo booth with all the bells and whistles of the modern variety.

Palm Reader

A palm reading is a unique choice for wedding entertainment. Visitors will wait in line to get a glimpse into the future or consult the tarot cards for guidance. It's a tonne of fun, and everyone will want to try it out for themselves.

Sports Day 

Outdoor or summer weddings are perfect settings for the traditional sports day games. Drinking games like the sack race, egg and spoon, and bean bag toss can add a fun element of friendly competition to your reception.

Ceilidh

Traditional Ceilidhs are fun for everyone, whether they are directly or indirectly related to Scotland. Dancing at a wedding reception, no matter how old or inexperienced your guests may be, is guaranteed to be a blast.

Petting Zoo

When it comes to your wedding, nothing is off-limits. A petting zoo is a great way to incorporate your wedding's theme into the site, especially if the ceremony and reception are taking place on a farm.

Any children attending the wedding will especially enjoy mingling with the locals. Is an alpaca appearance also possible? You won't believe it, but someone sells that!

Fire Performers

Hire fire eaters to perform at your wedding reception to really make an impression on your guests. They perform fantastic, exciting, and (sometimes) dangerous stunts and routines that will amaze and delight audiences of all ages.

An outdoor wedding in the fall or winter as darkness falls, or a wedding on a tropical beach, are both ideal settings for a fire performance. Invite all of your visitors to watch the show from the outside; it will be the talk of the town for years to come.

Visit Entertainers Worldwide if you need any further convincing. They're the biggest music and entertainment website in the world, and you can hire incredible fire artists (among many other acts) from them without paying any booking fees.

Circus Entertainer

An entertainment may impress your guests with a variety of circus talents, not just fire breathing, for your wedding. Imagine some of the most incredible acrobats, mime artists, jugglers, contortionists, tightwire dancers, acrobatic hoopers, etc. You can only put on a show that can compete with Cirque du Soleil by hiring professional circus performers to amaze your guests.

Limbo Competition

An excellent addition to a wedding party at a festival or outdoor venue is a limbo contest, which can be set up in minutes and is guaranteed to get everyone laughing. The more inebriated your visitors are, the lower the bar will go; however, you should still have stain wipes handy in case somebody stumbles and falls onto the grass.

Glitter Bar

Planning a wedding with a carnival theme? The concept of a glitter bar is awesome. We adore seeing the groom end the night with glittery beards and the bridesmaids dancing beneath the disco lights with fantastic festival-style glittering on their faces.

Choose a bar that uses environmental glitter that is biodegradable so you can feel good about giving your visitors a dazzling makeover without guilt about polluting the earth.

Prosecco Pong

Beer pong, everyone's favourite drinking game, now has a classy younger sibling. Make sure your wedding photographer is aware that Prosecco Pong will be put up somewhere at the reception so that they can capture some candid shots of your guests having a good time.

Casino Tables

By setting up casino tables at your reception, you can bring a little bit of glamour and glamour to your special day. Many organisations rent out gaming equipment and staff it with a croupier so that their customers can relax and enjoy themselves. There could be a price for the guest who accumulates the most chips throughout the evening.

Mini-Golf

Let's say you want to provide entertainment for guests of all ages at your summer wedding by erecting a miniature golf course. There's no reason the married couple can't face off against each other or the tournament victor.

Fireworks Display

The wedding night would be incomplete without a spectacular fireworks performance. Not only do they provide for the perfect cap to a day of festivities, but they also make for a great photo op! Let Vogue Ballroom Wedding Venue help you create the most magical day of your life. 

After a day of celebration, you probably don't want to start igniting fireworks on your own. Instead, go to a professional fireworks show and let the experts do the work! Located in Leicestershire, Komodo Fireworks offers magnificent displays suitable for both small gatherings and major events. From pyromusical displays set to your favourite song to finales based on various colours, you won't be disappointed by any of them.

Bouncy Castle

Inflatable castles are a great addition to any celebration, but they are especially welcome at a summer wedding. They're fantastic for both youngsters and adults, and the resulting photographs are stunning. Enjoy the tune? Find a bouncy castle for rent that is suitable for an adult wedding here.

Bagpiper

Have a bagpiper play as you go down the aisle to make a grand entry at your wedding. Dumbarton's own Skirls Aloud is not only a fantastic bagpiper, but also takes on the often-overlooked position of Master of Ceremonies.

Face Painting

You would assume that just the younger guests will want their faces painted, but we're willing to bet that a good number of the grownups will join in on the fun as well. Children can dress up as their favourite characters like butterflies, tigers, and Spider-Man, while adults can sport feminine floral patterns or bold leopard print.

Children's Colouring Stations

Ideas For Wedding Entertainment

Having a table spread with kraft paper and wedding-themed colouring books or just letting them doodle on the paper is a great way to keep kids busy for a long time. They won't say a word to you!

Put one of these adorable personalised colouring books at each child's place setting if you'd rather keep things confined to the wedding breakfast tables. That's the cutest thing about them!

Giant Jenga

Playing Jenga is a crowd-pleaser, right? Get your guests on the edge of their seats by setting up a game of enormous Jenga in the lawn of your wedding location.

Advice Cards

Place a mailbox and some advice cards on a table and encourage people to fill them up with humorous bits of wisdom. It's a ridiculously easy game for visitors to play, but it guarantees a good time.

Virtual Reality Games

As a form of after-dinner entertainment, you can book an Altered Reality Zone. They've put up a virtual reality arcade where people can play games that let them explore alien worlds, shoot lasers at one other, and solve puzzles.

Treasure Hunt

The whole family can have fun together on a treasure hunt. Have them look for specific things, such as a person wearing red or a sign that reads "love," and add them to a checklist. The best man and maid of honour, for instance, may be part of the treasure hunt's clues; once the youngsters find them, they could relay a secret message or point out the location of a prize.

Space Hoppers

Several friends competed in a space hopper race using orange and green vehicles.

As a wedding activity, space hopper races are fun for young and old alike. You can purchase one of these enormous space hoppers.

Giant Connect Four

This is a fantastic option for outdoor playsets. Your wedding guests, young and old, will enjoy a game of Connect Four.

Pooh Sticks

Is a bridge over a river present in your location? Then, you can play the age-old game of pooh sticks, in which two people drop twigs on opposite sides of a bridge and race to see whose twig appears first.

A rubber ducky race may be fun if the bridge doesn't get built. Put a bunch of rubber ducks in a pool and time who gets to the finish line first. All you need is a net waiting at the finish line.

Pamper Packs

You probably wouldn't consider this a kind of entertainment, but if your guest are anything like ours, they'll enjoy exploring the contents of a package of spa essentials left in the bathroom. Put in some extra tampons, deodorant, hairspray, a perfume to spritz, lollipops, mints, blotting paper, and who knows, maybe even a curling iron and a heat-proof pad, with someone to make sure it's safe to use.

Wedding Table Games

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At the wedding breakfast, have wedding table games available to help guests break the ice and have meaningful conversations with those they don't already know.

This assortment of dares, questions, and conversation starters is perfect for breaking the ice.

Pass The Parcel At The Table

To break the ice at your reception tables, play pass the parcel with icebreaker jokes and a small gift tucked in between each layer. It gets everyone in the celebratory spirit and ready to hear some humorous toasts at the wedding. Saying “I do” at Vogue Ballroom is an elegant and luxurious affair.

Axe Throwing

TimberJacks is a mobile axe throwing enterprise that is sure to be a hit with your visitors. Two lanes, a target board, axes, festoon lighting, and an experienced personnel will come to your event in a trailer.

Outdoor Swing

If you have a soft spot for garden furniture like we do, you should definitely check out The Wedding Swing Company to rent a stylishly rustic swing. Drapes, flowers, and lighting make for a picturesque setting for your next photo shoot. There won't be a pair in the room that doesn't want to spin.

Yoga Class

Let's say you're preparing for a wedding and have the entire weekend set aside. Then, we totally support your decision to start the wedding day off with some calming yoga for the guests. The day following the wedding, once the guests have recovered from their hangovers with bacon butties, you may have a session in the afternoon.

Magician

Magic is one of the most exciting forms of entertainment. It's a mental workout for your audience, and you can bet they'll be trying to figure out your secret!

As your guests sip their cocktails at the reception, Phil Taylor, a member of the Magic Circle, will stroll from table to table doing magic tricks. You can trust this guy's expertise.

Boat Trip

When having a reception at a waterfront location, it is a great idea to have the guests arrive by boat. If your event location is near a river or lake, you may want to consider hiring a boat or barge to take your guests on a short excursion. It's a refreshing change of pace.

Hangover Kits

At the conclusion of the evening, it would be a nice gesture to have a table set up with hangover kits. You may pack a water bottle, some disposable earplugs, paracetamol, gum, cereal bars, Berocca, a coffee sachet, micro dry shampoo, face wipes, deodorant wipes, and more in one of these bags. Visitors will appreciate it greatly on their way home and the following morning.

Owl Ring Bearer

You could have a barn owl bring them, right? The Barn Owl Ring Bearer team will sneak in unnoticed so that the owl is a surprise until the ceremony, and then the owl will swoop in to deliver the rings to the gloved hand of a member of the bridal party. After the show, the owl will stay for an additional hour to enchant you and your guests.

Fairground Rides

Are you getting married with a retro flair? Inexpensive though they may be, carnival rides are a must-have for every celebration.

A wedding at Preston Court with a carnival theme would be very amazing. You can find classic rides and shops there.

Coconut Shy/Hook-A-Duck

What about carnival games if you can't accommodate ride booths? When we have company over, we often play hook-a-duck or coconut shy.

Bus Tour

Are they out-of-towners joining you? You could hire a guide to give a tour of your city as passengers ride about on a bubble-filled, open-top bus. It's a fun and unusual way to capture wedding memories forever.

The London Eye, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and the Houses of Parliament are just a few of the stops on the excursions offered by Golden Tours. It could be a part of the wedding weekend or something to do in between the ceremony and the reception.

Confetti Cannons

The use of confetti cannons is an alternative to fireworks if you don't want to end your wedding night with them or if your venue won't allow them. This huge iridescent one can be found on Etsy, and it is gorgeous.

Wheel Of Fun

Wedding guests will have a great time if you have a wheel of fun set up somewhere during the festivities. Custom activities, such as "start a conga around the room," are a lot of fun to include, but they may be a major DIY project (maybe for the dads?).

Helicopter Arrival

People will ooh and aah at any exciting entrance, but a helicopter landing is guaranteed to be the most memorable. Now is the time to call for a heli landing party, where all of your guests may cheer as you and your new husband emerge from the sky.

Can't find a place to land a chopper? What about a vintage automobile, horse-drawn carriage, tuk-tuk, Volkswagen campervan, black cab, or perhaps a tandem bicycle?

Couples Quiz

It's one of our top picks for wedding reception fun. Start by facing off in front of all your guests to see how well you and your new spouse know one other. Then, have your guests ask you questions as they point to the people on the paddleboard who they think will do what you want them to. Here you'll find a plethora of entertaining Mr. and Mrs. quizzes.

Custom Temporary Tattoos

Covering oneself in temporary tattoos is a delightful pastime for both toddlers and grownups. Yet you can go the extra mile and have ones made with both of your faces in them!

Live Painter

Take home a piece of the action by having an artist paint live. Your visitors will have a great time lingering to see the painting take shape, and you'll end up with a beautiful finished product to display in your house.

Get Guests Painting

On the other hand, contemporary art can be created with the help of your guests by hiring Your Guest Canvas, operated by an artist. Fear not, will assist in the selection of colour, style, and size prior to the wedding, and she will also lead guests in the addition of personal touches and signatures on the back. It can be displayed with pride as a beautiful and meaningful work of art. Vogue Ballroom is your ultimate Wedding Reception Venue to create your dream wedding. 

First Dance Choreography

Start your new life together with a bang by surprising your guests with a full-on dance routine during your first dance.

Even if you and your partner are notorious for being terrible dancers, First Dance Productions can help you improve your moves and impress your friends and family at your next social event.

Personalised Crackers

Crackers are a must at a December wedding. You might make yours even more memorable by placing a personalised cracker with a note from you at each place setting. You'll get a kick out of watching them light up as they discover the surprise inside the cracker. It doesn't have to be just a message; it may be a photo or your most treasured recollection of the guest.

Video Slideshow

During the reception meal, we recommend presenting a video slideshow on screens at the venue. It's a cute gesture that will remind guests of the good times they had at your wedding and will make them grin and chuckle.

Include Your Pet

Everyone, even your furry best friend, will be entertained by you throughout the day, whether you just bring them in for cuddling in your photos or have your pet as a ringbearer.

Date Ideas Box

To avoid the post-wedding blues, have your guests suggest fun activities for the newlyweds to do together. This date idea jar from Etsy is fantastic since it includes 100 gold foil cards for guests to jot down their finest suggestions. Life as a married couple is bound to be exciting.

Unusual Guest Book

In the time between the reception and the wedding breakfast, your guests will appreciate having something to do in the form of a guest book.

Use one of our nontraditional approaches to the traditional guest book to encourage your guests to think outside the box when writing their messages and to keep them entertained for longer. This Jenga visitor book is really cool, huh.

Bake Off Competition

Having a bake-off as a wedding activity is a fun and easy way to cut money. Invite everyone to contribute baked goods (if they want to), and reward the best ones. You will stock the dessert table with many tasty delights, and your visitors will leave feeling quite accomplished.

Photo Scavenger Hunt

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Then why not give your visitors something to do all day long? A picture scavenger hunt! Everyone will be vying for the best picture, whether it's a selfie with the happy couple or a group shot of everyone looking their best. Include anything truly special (such a set of armour if your wedding is being held in a castle) on your list.

Bespoke Poem

An original wedding poem is a beautiful way to express your love to your guests. Read a modern, relatable, and highly personalised ode written especially for your wedding day by one of the many poets who would be honoured to do so.

Hire A Caricaturist

Hiring a caricaturist for your wedding is a great way to ensure that your guests leave with a memorable souvenir. It's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that will have guests of all ages lining up for a turn at the end of the festivities.

Signature Cocktail Lounge

Have the bartenders at your chosen location mix up a pitcher of your favourite signature cocktail. Then, to take the party to the next level, set up a garnish bar so visitors may add their own edible decorations, such as cherries, edible flowers, glitter, fruit slices, cocktail toppers, and popping candies. At the end of the event, guests can upload photos of their cocktails using a designated hashtag, and the best one can win a prise.

Conclusion

Wedding favours can help your guests remember the joy and happiness they experienced on their special day. Casino tables and miniature golf can also add a little bit of glamour to your special day. Vogue Ballroom Wedding Venue help you create the most magical day of your life. Komodo Fireworks offer magnificent displays suitable for both small gatherings and major events. Children can dress up as butterflies, tigers, and Spider-Man, while adults can sport floral patterns or bold leopard print.

Guests can explore the contents of a package of spa products left in the bathroom. Dares, questions and conversation starters are great ways for guests to break the ice at a wedding breakfast. TimberJacks is a mobile axe throwing enterprise that is sure to be a hit with your visitors. If your event location is near a river or lake, you may want to consider hiring a boat or barge to take your guests on a short excursion. Carnival rides are a must-have for every celebration.

Hire a tour guide to give a tour of your city as passengers ride about on a bubble-filled bus. A heli landing party is guaranteed to be the most memorable part of any wedding. Vogue Ballroom is your ultimate Wedding Reception Venue to create your dream wedding. 

Content Summary: 

  • If you're searching for something a bit different, though, there are alternative choices to consider.
  • Here are a few suggestions to help you get going.
  • There's a good reason why photo booth rentals are so common at weddings: everyone has a blast using them!
  • Imagine a photo booth with all the bells and whistles of the modern variety.
  • A palm reading is a unique choice for wedding entertainment.
  • Outdoor or summer weddings are perfect settings for the traditional sports day games.
  • Dancing at a wedding reception, no matter how old or inexperienced your guests may be, is guaranteed to be a blast.
  • When it comes to your wedding, nothing is off-limits.
  • A petting zoo is a great way to incorporate your wedding's theme into the site, especially if the ceremony and reception are taking place on a farm.
  • Hire fire eaters to perform at your wedding reception to really make an impression on your guests.
  • An entertainment may impress your guests with a variety of circus talents, not just fire breathing, for your wedding.
  • You can only put on a show that can compete with Cirque du Soleil by hiring professional circus performers to amaze your guests.
  • An excellent addition to a wedding party at a festival or outdoor venue is a limbo contest, which can be set up in minutes and is guaranteed to get everyone laughing.
  • Planning a wedding with a carnival theme?
  • The concept of a glitter bar is awesome.
  • Make sure your wedding photographer is aware that Prosecco Pong will be put up somewhere at the reception so that they can capture some candid shots of your guests having a good time.
  • By setting up casino tables at your reception, you can bring a little bit of glamour to your special day.
  • Let's say you want to provide entertainment for guests of all ages at your summer wedding by erecting a miniature golf course.
  • There's no reason the married couple can't face off against each other or the tournament victor.
  • Let Vogue Ballroom Wedding Venue help you create the most magical day of your life.
  • After a day of celebration, you probably don't want to start igniting fireworks on your own.
  • Instead, go to a professional fireworks show and let the experts do the work!
  • Located in Leicestershire, Komodo Fireworks offers magnificent displays suitable for both small gatherings and major events.
  • Inflatable castles are a great addition to any celebration, but they are especially welcome at a summer wedding.
  • Find a bouncy castle for rent that is suitable for an adult wedding here.
  • Have a bagpiper play as you go down the aisle to make a grand entry at your wedding.
  • You would assume that just the younger guests will want their faces painted, but we're willing to bet that a good number of the grownups will join in on the fun as well.
  • Stations Ideas For Wedding Entertainment Having a table spread with kraft paper and wedding-themed colouring books or just letting them doodle on the paper is a great way to keep kids busy for a long time.
  • Put one of these adorable personalised colouring books at each child's place setting if you'd rather keep things confined to the wedding breakfast tables.
  • Playing Jenga is a crowd-pleaser, right?
  • Get your guests on the edge of their seats by setting up a game of enormous Jenga in the lawn of your wedding location.
  • They've put up a virtual reality arcade where people can play games that let them explore alien worlds, shoot lasers at one other, and solve puzzles.
  • Treasure Hunt The whole family can have fun together on a treasure hunt.
  • Several friends competed in a space hopper race using orange and green vehicles.
  • As a wedding activity, space hopper races are fun for young and old alike.
  • You can purchase one of these enormous space hoppers.
  • Four This is a fantastic option for outdoor playsets.
  • Your wedding guests, young and old, will enjoy a game of Connect Four.
  • Is a bridge over a river present in your location?
  • You probably wouldn't consider this a kind of entertainment, but if your guest are anything like ours, they'll enjoy exploring the contents of a package of spa essentials left in the bathroom.
  • At the wedding breakfast, have wedding table games available to help guests break the ice and have meaningful conversations with those they don't already know.
  • TimberJacks is a mobile axe throwing enterprise that is sure to be a hit with your visitors.
  • Two lanes, a target board, axes, festoon lighting, and an experienced personnel will come to your event in a trailer.
  • If you have a soft spot for garden furniture like we do, you should definitely check out The Wedding Swing Company to rent a stylishly rustic swing.
  • Let's say you're preparing for a wedding and have the entire weekend set aside.
  • Then, we totally support your decision to start the wedding day off with some calming yoga for the guests.
  • The day following the wedding, once the guests have recovered from their hangovers with bacon butties, you may have a session in the afternoon.
  • Magic is one of the most exciting forms of entertainment.
  • As your guests sip their cocktails at the reception, Phil Taylor, a member of the Magic Circle, will stroll from table to table doing magic tricks.
  • When having a reception at a waterfront location, it is a great idea to have the guests arrive by boat.
  • If your event location is near a river or lake, you may want to consider hiring a boat or barge to take your guests on a short excursion.
  • At the conclusion of the evening, it would be a nice gesture to have a table set up with hangover kits.
  • You could have a barn owl bring them, right?
  • Are you getting married with a retro flair?
  • Inexpensive though they may be, carnival rides are a must-have for every celebration.
  • A wedding at Preston Court with a carnival theme would be very amazing.
  • You can find classic rides and shops there.
  • What about carnival games if you can't accommodate ride booths?
  • You could hire a guide to give a tour of your city as passengers ride about on a bubble-filled, open-top bus.
  • It's a fun and unusual way to capture wedding memories forever.
  • The London Eye, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and the Houses of Parliament are just a few of the stops on the excursions offered by Golden Tours.
  • It could be a part of the wedding weekend or something to do in between the ceremony and the reception.
  • The use of confetti cannons is an alternative to fireworks if you don't want to end your wedding night with them or if your venue won't allow them.
  • Wedding guests will have a great time if you have a wheel of fun set up somewhere during the festivities.
  • People will ooh and aah at any exciting entrance, but a helicopter landing is guaranteed to be the most memorable.
  • Now is the time to call for a heli landing party, where all of your guests may cheer as you and your new husband emerge from the sky.
  • Can't find a place to land a chopper?
  • It's one of our top picks for wedding reception fun.
  • Take home a piece of the action by having an artist paint live.
  • On the other hand, contemporary art can be created with the help of your guests by hiring Your Guest Canvas, operated by an artist.
  • It can be displayed with pride as a beautiful and meaningful work of art.
  • Vogue Ballroom is your ultimate Wedding Reception Venue to create your dream wedding.
  • Start your new life together with a bang by surprising your guests with a full-on dance routine during your first dance.
  • Crackers are a must at a December wedding.
  • During the reception meal, we recommend presenting a video slideshow on screens at the venue.
  • It's a cute gesture that will remind guests of the good times they had at your wedding and will make them grin and chuckle.
  • Everyone, even your furry best friend, will be entertained by you throughout the day, whether you just bring them in for cuddling in your photos or have your pet as a ringbearer.
  • To avoid the post-wedding blues, have your guests suggest fun activities for the newlyweds to do together.
  • In the time between the reception and the wedding breakfast, your guests will appreciate having something to do in the form of a guest book.
  • Use one of our nontraditional approaches to the traditional guest book to encourage your guests to think outside the box when writing their messages and to keep them entertained for longer.
  • This Jenga visitor book is really cool, huh.
  • Having a bake-off as a wedding activity is a fun and easy way to cut money.
  • A picture scavenger hunt!
  • An original wedding poem is a beautiful way to express your love to your guests.
  • Hiring a caricaturist for your wedding is a great way to ensure that your guests leave with a memorable souvenir.

FAQs About Wedding

  • Challenge Guests to a Game. 
  • Ask an Artist to Paint the Room. 
  • Have Fun in a Photo Booth—or Two.
  • Print Your Face on a Cocktail. 
  • Guide Guests Through a Wine or Spirits Tasting. 
  • Offer a Build-Your-Own Cocktail Bar. 
  • Set Up a Portrait Studio.
  • Unique Ceremony Seating. Give your guests a WOW factor as soon as they enter the venue. 
  • A Unique Bridal Entrance. 
  • Non-Traditional Processional Music. 
  • An Enthusiastic Celebrant.
  • A Unity Ceremony. 
  • Guest Transportation. 
  • Reception Entrance. 
  • Meal Choices.

A dance floor may not be a must-have at your wedding, and that's OK. But you'll want your wedding to be remembered by your friends and family long after it's over – and having a lively dance floor is a fun way to help guests create memories of their own.

  • Choose an interesting and enjoyable venue that doesn't allow alcohol.
  • Schedule your ceremony at a time when people are least inclined to drink.
  • Encourage conversation at tables. 
  • Make it a kid-friendly wedding. 
  • Hire a good MC and DJ who can keep the tone upbeat and interactive.
  • Create a cosy atmosphere for the company. 
  • Make a playlist in advance. 
  • Plan a theme or activity for the evening. 
  • Arrange food and beverages. 
  • Set Out Linens. 
  • Make the powder room a design experience. 
  • Remember, it's about the experience, not following a set of rules.
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