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 Kent 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 in Kent from places like Maidstone, Canterbury, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Rochester, Dartford and Dover, whom you might want to get in touch with...
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AJ Pyrotechnics are a professional firework display company based in Folkestone. We provide professional firework displays and sell retail fireworks all year to the general public. We were born out of the love and thrill of seeing fireworks and all of the team who work here are passionate about what we do and what we deliver.
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Here at the Hilltop Ceilidh Band, ceilidhs are taken very seriously! We want you to have a great time. Whether you want a 3-piece line up or a veritable ensemble: we make it happen. Whether you’re a barn dance newbie or an accomplished ceilidh dancer, it doesn’t matter, we’ve got everything you need - we take out the stress from your wedding, so you can kick back and have fun.
Wedding entertainment fair to be held at Evegate Artisan Business Park on 20th-21st May
Samantha Beeny at The Pretty Prep Studio in Ashford is in the process of organising a first-of-its-kind wedding entertainment-led fair, to be held at Evegate Artisan Business Park on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May, 2023, 10am to 2pm. There will be live acts, showcasing their talents, throughout the weekend including musicians and magicians sure to wow visitors. You can enjoy a drink from the micro-pub, while being thoroughly entertained as you select your all-important wedding entertainment. What's more, there'll be more than 30 other wedding suppliers, covering all specialisms on hand too, so why not cross a few more things off of your to-do list while you visit?
Posted: 14 March 2023
Christmas winter wedding music
Getting married at Christmas doesn't mean that you have to plan a Christmas-themed wedding. Here, roaming band The Travelling Hands, suggest songs that would work well for a Christmas winter wedding and the songs to avoid! When it comes to music, the same rule applies. Just because you want to get married at Christmas it doesn't mean that your musical playlist has to be full of Wizzard & Cliff Richard if you don't want it to be there. When our acoustic roaming band The Travelling Hands perform at winter weddings we see a wide variety of decisions when it comes to Christmas songs. Some want to embrace the Christmas classics - adding these into their day. Others like a few placed in here and there, whilst some want to just stick to their favourite songs without any Christmas numbers added in at all.
Posted: 16 December 2022
The Kent countryside will be transformed in an after-dark experience at Bedgebury
The Kent countryside will once again be transformed at the spectacular after-dark experience which runs from 18 November until 2 January 2023. Installations designed by a range of international artists portray the Kent pinetum in a majestic light, beneath canopies drenched in seasonal colour and inspired by the landscape to create a festive adventure for all the family.
The mile-long winter trail is a place where fairytale meets fantasy, with towering trees and larger-than-life flora providing plenty of fantastic selfie moments.
Independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tasty treats on offer. Complete your walk under the stars with toasted marshmallows, a spiced winter warmer or hot chocolate shared with someone special.
Posted: 1 December 2022
Supergroup Claire Richards & Duncan James surprise couple on their wedding day
Pop royalty, Claire Richards and Duncan James, joined forces on Saturday 17th September, as the ultimate wedding band - Simply Wed - to surprise one lucky couple with a performance of poptastic floor-filling songs on their wedding day. Anna Novelli and Samuel Hold from Bournemouth were delighted when the power duo 'crashed the wedding' at the Larmer Street in Wiltshire, to surprise guests and the lucky couple with the performance of a lifetime. The couple - both Steps and Blue superfans - were overwhelmed with joy to have the newly minted wedding supergroup perform, having known all the routines to Claire and Duncan's biggest hits since childhood!
Posted: 26 September 2022
Duncan James from Blue and Claire Richards from Steps will sing at your wedding!
To celebrate the nation's love of cheese, as we head into wedding season, Mini Cheddars has brought together two pop icons - Duncan James from Blue and Claire Richards from Steps - in musical matrimony to form the ultimate wedding supergroup - Simply Wed. And one lucky couple will win an exclusive performance from 'Simply Wed' at their wedding this September. To mark the launch of the wedding supergroup, Mini Cheddars commissioned research revealing the ultimate wedding playlist with Dancing Queen by ABBA taking the top spot – 46 years after it was first released. A poll of 2,000 wedding guests saw Don't Stop Me Now by Queen and Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline complete the top three. The 'big day' playlist also included Happy by Pharrell Williams, Toploader's Dancing in the Moonlight, as well as Mr Brightside by The Killers. Also featured in the top 40 were Single Ladies by Beyonce, 5,6,7,8 by Steps and One Love by Blue.
Posted: 29 July 2022
AJ Pyrotechnics offers amazing heart fireworks
How special would it be to literally write your love across the sky on your wedding day? Well, now you can with AJ Pyrotechnics' amazing heart fireworks. The company's Adrian Walters says, "They each spin out of a firing tube at hundreds of miles per hour and it really is luck that they break the right way around! For the one in the picture, I angled it slightly into the wind and crossed my fingers!" The heart is a specially-bought piece, which comes ready prepared to be loaded and fired. Adrian is finding that more and more couples are asking for them and is currently considering tailoring a dedicated section of the displays to them – "We could fill the sky with several of them joined together," Adrian says.
Posted: 14 July 2022
The songs millennials want played for their first dance
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
Upcoming showcases for renowned band
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
Duo 2 of Harps have been busy during the pandemic, not only helping couples plan their wedding music virtually, but also developing as artists providing new content and inspiration. Between lockdowns the pair took the opportunity to spend time at a recording studio to lay down three new singles, which will be released later this year, as well as filming a music video. In addition to performing online, sharing music videos and keeping in touch with their couples, Adel and Karina have also been releasing monthly blogs and podcasts – check out Harpcast.
Posted: 8 July 2021
The UK’s Favourite First Dance Songs As Wedding Size Limits Lift
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