Wedding entertainment ideas have expanded and evolved over the years and more often can be what makes a wedding an incredible experience for guests. Great entertainment will not only keep your guests happy and engaged during the reception but will also act as an icebreaker to get people talking.
You’re likely to have guests who don’t know each other, so fun activities and entertainment can encourage your friends and family to get mingling.
If you’re hosting a house wedding venue, some types of entertainment are more suitable than others. Here are some of our recommended entertainment options for a specialist house wedding venue like The Wimbish House or The Swan Coach House in Atlanta.
A live music band is always an excellent option at a wedding. Live music at a wedding reception will make your guests feel like they’re dancing at a concert. Depending on your tastes, you can go for traditional wedding music, or you can shake things up and pick an alternative band or genre.
There are many specialist wedding bands and musicians who have a compilation list of wedding music to fit the event.
Vintage jazz bands or a retro funk group can offer a unique and fun touch. If you have a theme, you can also choose a band that matches and complements your clothing, décor, and style.
If you have a band in mind, speak to them about your favorite genres, artists, decades, and songs, and most will do their best to create the perfect set for your special day.
Musicians help create an atmosphere, especially when your guests are starting to arrive at the wedding reception. Bands also work great as background music during the meal or before the DJ starts in the later hours.
For an extra dose of fun, you can combine your band with a game of bingo. Guests can play to try to be the first to mark off all the songs on their cards as they hear them during the reception.
Add a dose of mystery and excitement to your wedding day with a magical performance. A magician can introduce some intrigue between the wedding dinner instead of jumping straight to a loud and energetic DJ.
A great magician will have the skill to use the right tricks and props to match the theme and style of your wedding. Plus, magicians don’t take up too much room, so they can easily set up in specialist house venues such as The Payne-Corley House in Duluth.
Have your guests roaring with laughter during or after dinner to set a great mood for the rest of the evening. After all, isn’t laughter what everyone truly wants at a wedding?
If there are any sensitive topics you’d like to avoid, make sure to have a conversation with your comedian before they set foot on stage.
Bring the glitz and glamor of Las Vegas to your wedding reception with a James Bond Casino Royale atmosphere by adding poker tables around your reception. Keep it smart and sophisticated rather than cheesy by dressing your staff in fancy black tie.
You can personalize poker chips with your wedding date and chosen design for your guests to take home a small, memorable keepsake of the day.
Casino tables and professional dealers are an excellent alternative for guests who aren’t into dancing. Roulette and craps are games that are quick and easy for everyone to learn and play. When you hire professional wedding dealers, they’ll be happy to help and explain the rules to guests as needed – even if they’ve had a drink or two too many.
You can offer some prizes to winners if you really want to impress. Or, for a more extravagant Las Vegas-style, bring singers, dancers, acrobats, or contortionists too. This type of production is sure to leave a lasting impression on guests.
A pianist at a wedding is classic, and oh-so-romantic. A beautiful-sound pianist will add a dose of luxury and elegance to your wedding day, whether you want a fairytale wedding style or a sophisticated and chic affair.
Have your pianist provide background music during dinner or cocktail hour or your first romantic dance. For an alternative, upbeat twist, why not go for a rock keyboardist to funk up the crowd?
Outdoor Lawn Games
If you’re choosing an outdoor wedding venue, bring the fun to your summer wedding with a selection of lawn games. Guests will love having something to do between the ceremony, photos, and the dinner. Fill an open section of grass with yard games, including giant Jenga, ring toss, croquet, and a scavenger hunt for children.
Outdoor games allow for some friendly competition for guests and offer some excellent photo opportunities for your photographer.
Choosing Entertainment for Your House Wedding Venue
With so many options, it can be challenging to choose the perfect entertainment or activity for your house wedding venue. Make sure to pick something that works well with your wedding theme or complements the overall ambiance.
If you can’t decide on one form of entertainment, narrow it down to a few that work for your budget and your house wedding venue. Whatever you decide to choose, make sure the entertainment is enjoyable for your guests to remember for years to come. Most importantly, make sure you have plenty of fun!
If you’re hosting a specialist house wedding in Atlanta and you’re looking for high-quality entertainment, we’re here to help. Have a look at our wide range of entertainment services here and get in touch if you have any questions.