The Best Ways to Entertain Your Guests at Your Wedding

11th August 2023 | 3 minute read

Planning your wedding and trying to think of unique and fun ways to entertain your guests? Naturally, during your wedding, there will be some moments where entertainment is perfect! For example, you may want to add some additional entertainment during your canapes and drinks reception whilst you have your photos or during the evening.

We see a lot of beautiful and individual weddings here at Old Thorns, and we've listed some of our favourite entertainment styles that we've seen over the years!

Photo Booth

Capture all your friends and family pulling their silliest faces with fun props in a photo booth! As your photographer will likely be with you until your first dance, a photo booth is a great way to capture the fun of the evening! You can choose to have the original photobooth enclosed style, or with a backdrop. Your photos will be printed there and after your wedding, you'll be able to access the photos too.

If you are hosting your wedding here at Old Thorns, Shutterbooth is our recommended supplier and has provided hundreds of weddings with a fun photo booth capturing the magic of your wedding reception!


A great way to get your friends and family up on the dancefloor is with a band! Picture a live band playing all your favourite wedding floor fillers, the energy will be on point and your guests will love it! Choose to have a niche era band or a fantastic cover band that cover all genres and eras!

Karizma Function Band are an award-winning wedding & party band and certainly bring the party with their amazing covers and fantastic vibes, you'll definitely be up on the dancefloor with this band!


Add some magic to your day with a magician! Performing magic tricks at the table or during your drinks reception really will add the wow factor and plenty of fun to your day. Prepare to see lots of shocked faces and hear 'how did you do that'!

Take a look at the fantastic Sean Boon, one of our preferred suppliers, his magic is a work of art!

Casino Table

Let the games begin and add a roulette or blackjack table to your evening! All Night Long Events can provide this fantastic entertainment and the staff to run it too.

Add a little competition and enjoy a night at the casino without the hefty price tag of your bets.


Sweets are always a hit towards the end of the night! Fill the sweet cart with your favourite sweets and your guests can fill up a sweet bag with a selection to take home with them or to enjoy on the night! You can add this as an extra when hosting your wedding here at Old Thorns.

Surprise Waiters

Surprise your guests with fabulous singing waiters! We've seen this a few times at weddings here at Old Thorns and it is always a hit with guests, sometimes the couple are surprised too. Essentially the singers will pose as waiters and will all of a sudden break out into song and get the party started during your dinner with your guests!

Saxophonist or Acoustic Duo

Set the vibe of your wedding and add some music! We love seeing an acoustic act or duo during the drinks reception or throughout the ceremony, and adding a saxophonist to your drinks reception or evening really adds something unique and fun! Often, they'll play covers of popular songs that your guests will recognise and love.

Time to start planning?

We hope you've found this blog useful about how to entertain your guests at your wedding! If you are in the planning stages of your wedding in Hampshire and think Old Thorns could be the perfect venue for you, we'd love to hear from you! Click the link below to enquire about a wedding show round with our team.

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