Unique wedding entertainment ideas

If you’re planning a wedding with a difference, you might want to think outside the box when it comes to the entertainment for your reception. Entertainment that’s a little bit unusual or unconventional – without being too crazy – will give your guests something to talk about for years to come, and it will guarantee that your special day is memorable for all the right reasons. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Self-serve cocktail station

Standard cocktails undoubtedly have their own flair, but allowing your guests to create their own cocktails is definitely a unique feature for your wedding. A variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, accompanied by jars of orange, lemon and lime slices, are the perfect ingredients to put together for a mixture of flavours and sensations. As your guests can mix their drinks themselves, a cocktail station is ideal for all preferences.

Singing waiters

Before the dancing commences, the wedding breakfast is held, and who better to serve the meal than a team of perfectly in tune singing waiters? In the past few years, the trend of hiring musical staff has greatly increased in popularity, turning your special day into a West End-style extravaganza. Your guests will be able to dine in style and enjoy an unforgettable musical score to accompany their à la carte dinner.


A famous impersonator will be a big hit at your wedding, especially if they combine their doppelganger appearance with a singing and dancing performance to liven up the ambiance. Unsurprisingly, Michael Jackson impersonators are a popular choice, and the show is sure to get your guests’ toes tapping along to catchy and well-known tunes.

Fairground rides

There’s something traditionally romantic about a Ferris wheel ride. If your venue has enough outdoor space – such as Delamere Manor’s stunning 100-acre grounds – you can hire your very own fairground rides to feature at your wedding, which are perfect for entertaining all ages.


For environmentally friendly weddings, soap bubbles are a great alternative to confetti. Hiring a bubbleologist will give your wedding a playful vibe with a twist, and the bubbles will provide a source of entertainment for everyone in attendance. Large bubbles look great on photos and videos too, so ask your photographer to include some carefree candid photos in their set.

Fortune teller

If crystal balls, horoscopes, palm reading and tarot cards take your fancy, this type of entertainment is a novel attraction to consider for your wedding. Whether you take this mystical practice seriously or just as a bit of fun, weddings themselves are steeped in centuries of superstition and symbolism, so it’s a perfect addition for your unique day.

Delamere Manor’s dedicated and highly experienced wedding planning team will be able to give you many suggestions for your entertainment. We’ll be happy to take your booking and secure your date for your wedding in 2021, 2022 or beyond at one of the leading outdoor wedding venues in Cheshire. Give us a call today for an informal, no-obligation chat.

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