Unexpected Wedding Entertainment Ideas Your Guests Will Love

Gifting your guests an unforgettable experience is paramount at a modern wedding, and these entertainment ideas will certainly create some memories.

The modern marrying couple is thinking far beyond the typical wedding DJ when it comes to entertainment. They’re getting extra creative with their choices, not settling for the same tired old acts of yesteryear, or performers they’ve seen at everyone else’s celebration’s. These days, wedding entertainment needs to be unexpected, with performances and activities that’ll genuinely impress guests. Whether it’s drag queens entertaining the crowds, crazy golf being played on the lawn or an incredible fireworks display to end the evening.

Unexpected Wedding Entertainment Ideas guests holding glasses up

But with the boundless choice of entertainment available to engaged couples nowadays, it can be hard to actually select the best supplier for your celebration. Especially when you consider how every other couple is trying to find unexpected wedding entertainment for their special day too! It can lead to some pretty high expectations all round.

To help you achieve the level of entertainment you desire for your wedding, and aid in making your wedding day stand out. We thought we’d share some really talented, and certainly unexpected, wedding entertainment suppliers you can hire right here in the Cotswolds!

Unexpected Wedding Entertainment Ideas

From world-class DJs to Great Gatsby themed celebrations, these unique wedding entertainment ideas are sure to delight your guests.

Theme Your Wedding Around the Interactive Entertainment from Buzz Music Group

For most couples, the easiest way of booking a band, singer, or DJ is to pick a theme and then find an artist who fits it. But with the Buzz Music Group, we believe you should plan your theme around them! They have a jam-packed roster of world-class talent that will not fail to wow your loved ones. And such a varied group of performers, you’ll instantly find the right fit for your wedding plans.

From jazz bands and string quartets, through to swing music and the big band sound. There isn’t one facet of musical entertainment that isn’t covered by their expert team. One artist they have available that we would love to shine a light on is London Royale, a 9-piece band that certainly falls into the category of unexpected wedding entertainment.

Video of Mandy Meadows/London Royale from Buzz Music Group

They are a group of interactive male and female musicians, vocalists, and dancers who are renowned for bringing a real sense of theatre to every event they work at. Recreating the look and feel of far off destinations, and bygone eras with their flamboyant stage performances. Just think, you could bring the world of Vegas high-rollers to your celebration, with world-class performers delighting your loved ones with their glittery and extravagant song and dance routine. Or maybe you’d prefer to bring some latino spirit and have modern Spanish classics performed by carnival-ready performers?

Those are just two of the options available from the Buzz Music Group, they have many more artists to hire – go check them out!

Tee-off with some Crazy Golf at Your Wedding!

Who doesn’t love a bit of crazy golf?! And what better time to play it than at your wedding, out on the lawn in the sunshine with a glass of something refreshing. The friendly competition it creates will certainly excite your loved ones, while also helping to entertain all ages.

Having a nine hole golf course set up at your reception venue will certainly be an unexpected move, and is the perfect wedding entertainment for outdoor celebrations in the summer. Or as a fun buffer in-between ceremony and reception. It’s ideal for getting guests interacting with each other, and’ll help bring together loved ones from either side of the family.

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Photo from To Have and To Holed

If you’re worried about the golf course looking like a seaside relic, and not something that’ll match your theme, we’ve got the answer. To ‘Have & to Holed‘ are specialists in providing garden games and wedding decor that seamlessly coordinate with modern wedding themes. In fact, it’s likely you’ll love it so much, you’ll want to incorporate their course into your wedding photography, capturing some fun moments of you and your partner putting together!

Have Your Favourite Songs Performed in a Unique Style

Whether you’re into hip hop, metal, or chart hits, your wedding day is the perfect excuse to hear the songs you love! It’s your wedding after all! But what if your favourite Guns and Roses song wasn’t played by the DJ, or by a wedding band. And instead, it was given a unique twist by a professionally trained harpist! A talented musician who can not only offer renditions of famous 80s rock bands, but also perform classical takes on many other much-loved songs. The Killers, Queen, Gangsta’s Paradise – you name it!

Video of Jemima Phillips

The award-winning Jemima Phillips is a harpist with a difference. Her individualistic style of wedding entertainment often creates some unexpected reactions in her audiences, with guests amazed at how she can create the sounds she does.

From your walk down the aisle, to the reception toasts, there’s not one area of the day that will not benefit from her romantic acoustic and wow factor electric harp performances.

Bring a Taste of the Country to Your Reception, with Added Lasers!

What could be more unexpected wedding entertainment than having the bridal party clay pigeon shooting during the reception!? Just imagine you and your bridesmaids all lined up, rifles in hand, aiming at the sky, all competing to see who can get the highest score!

This would make such a fun addition to a wedding celebration, and it’s something your guests would all enjoy. But if you’re wondering about the mess it would create, and the noise your loved ones would need to endure, we’ve got the solution! Laser clay pigeon shooting! This more modern approach to shooting is ideal wedding entertainment, as all ages can take part, within fairly limited space and without disturbing other guests.

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The team at Clayzer, an award-winning Cotswolds company, actually specialise in laser clay pigeon shooting for weddings. And have created marquees exclusively for them, alongside special tweed themed outfits for their instructors. Ideal if you intend to have a rustic style celebration!

We hope this post has inspired your search for unexpected entertainment for your Cotswolds wedding! If you haven’t found the perfect supplier just yet, don’t worry, we have a wide selection of other wedding entertainment specialists here at Cotswolds Wedding. You can find out about each one of these suppliers via their personal profiles, and website links on our site.

Browse through our incredible roster of singers, bands, and DJs right here. And you’ll find our extensive list of other wedding entertainment suppliers, such as firework experts and photo booth providers, here.

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