TOP 10: Wedding Entertainment

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So you have started planning your wedding? Well that means a lot of difficult decision making, from the venue to the dress, cars to flowers and most importantly – THE ENTERTAINMENT.

Finding the perfect wedding entertainment from the church through to the drinks reception and on to the evening party, brides and grooms up and down the country are keen to keep their guests well entertained but sometimes having so much choice can leave us a little confused.

To help we have put together this fantastic top 10 guide to our most popular Wedding entertainment, from singers and musicians, to magicians and bands this blog should give you an insight into what other newlyweds-to-be have chosen for their big day along with a few hints and tips from us as well.


At Number 1….

– Let us start with the Church –



Jon is the perfect choice for any Bride wanting to walk down the aisle with a touch of real class. Jon is an exceptional tenor with years of experience, performing in many prestigious venues, but he loves nothing more than making wedding day dreams come true.

 He can sing a selection of specially chosen songs while your guests await the arrival of the bride and can be the perfect touch to get everyone in the mood for your special day. His moving, operatic vocals with fill the church as you walk down the aisle and see each other for the first time and will be the perfect conclusion as you exit the church as newly-weds.


At Number 2 …..

– For the perfect ceremony –


ed guita–Solo-Guitar

Classical Guitar can be a great choice for background music for your ceremony whether in church, at your venue or in a registry office. The guitar is such a versatile instrument, the choice of tracks is endless so you can really tailor the whole atmosphere to suit your personality. Ed is a fantastic choice if you are looking for a solo guitarist. His repertoire includes Classical, Spanish, Latin, Jazz and instrumental Pop/Rock covers. This balance of material ensures he is able to accommodate any part of the day requiring live ambient music. He is also able to take requests prior to the day of the performance, so if you would like a particular song for a special occasion, this can be arranged specifically for you at no extra charge.


At Number 3 …..

-From ceremony to champagne reception –



The string quartet is back and with a perfect mix of classical and modern, a string quartet can see you through your ceremony and on to your drinks reception where they will deliver the most fantastic background music to really set the scene at your wedding. The Leos Janacek Quartet are a perfect choice when it comes to strings. The group are young and fresh and inject something new into classical music as well as also covering modern day hits. For them, it is about providing entertainment that appeals to all of your guests – who said classical was boring? We certainly don’t think so.


At Number 4 ….

-Add a touch of wedding magic-



So you have gone to have your pictures taken as the new Mr & Mrs and your guests are left waiting for the wedding breakfast to begin. A great idea is to hire a close up magician to mix and mingle with your guests, performing cool tricks and showcasing unbelievable mind reading skills, Lorenzo is a cut about the rest when is comes to the world of magic and really knows how to work the room. A magician who is sure to dazzle all of your guests with his fun and always amazing tricks.


At Number 5…

-Eat – Drink -Entertain –



The wedding breakfast is the central park of the whole day making it one of the most important elements, but lots of couples are so focused on their choice of food and drink they often forget about entertainment.

Simon Dee is one of our most popular male vocalists and his easy listening, live lounge sound really sits well during this part of the day. Simon strikes the perfect balance between providing top quality, relaxed background music so guests can still chat among themselves as well as bringing an upbeat vibe to fill the gaps between courses. Simon has a huge amount of experience performing at hundreds of weddings a year so you know you are in good hands. Simon can also bring along his portable baby grand piano for that extra special touch.


At Number 6….

– Surprise Surprise – Give them something they don’t expect –



So you and all your wedding guests are enjoying the most fantastic meal, the waiters are clearing away the starters when you soon realise some of those ‘waiters’ are not really who they claim to be –  when they suddenly burst into song!

If you want to give your guests the biggest surprise of the day we highly recommend hiring The Sing Along Waiters they are a fantastic singing waiter duo who are full of fun, energy and sing songs that will have all of your guests clapping and joining in.

Singing waiters are the newest wedding craze and are worth every penny of your wedding entertainment budget to see the stunned look on peoples faces. They can also appear incognito as guests at your wedding, which is sure to be even more of a surprise when the music begins….


At Number 7…

-The fun doesn’t have to stop there-



Give your wedding guests a fantastic memento to take away from your big day. The food has been eaten, all of the drinks are gone and everyone needs a little entertainment boost to take them into the ‘Lets party’ mood. Well there is simply nothing funnier than seeing yourself transformed into a cartoon caricature.

Bill is an utterly brilliant caricaturist and top quality artist as he brings to life these wedding guest characters in a matter of minutes. He uses real life features, fun props and takes inspiration from clothes and accessories to really portray peoples personality in a fun, exaggerated, larger than life way.


At Number 8 …

– It’s time to party –



The perfect live band is an absolute must for your evening wedding reception. Give it an amazing party feel and book a band that will guarantee that that there will be no bums on seats and everyone will be up on the dance floor all night long.

There are so many live bands to chose from at Garston Entertainments but our top choice are The Manytones, with the splendid vocals of Kayleigh upfront performing some of the greatest hits from 60s to modern day charts. She leads this 6 – 10 piece band effortlessly. The band has an extensive repertoire performed and arranged by some of the most talented musicians in the business, meaning they can really tailor the show to create the perfect set list for each and every couple.


At Number 9 …..

-A vintage themed wedding needs vintage entertainment-


We cannot get away from all things vintage. The modern wedding is now taking inspiration from eras gone by. From vintage china place settings to vw camper wedding transport. With The Forties Belles you can cleverly bring the sounds of the past to your wedding as well. This fabulous 1940’s vocal trio have such an authentic look and sound they ooze glamour and female charm and are such a unique idea to really emphasise that true vintage theme throughout your entire day.


At Number 10 ….

-So you can’t quite stretch the budget for  the band? …not to worry-


JAMES F–UK-Soul-Singer

Trust us, you do not need a band when you have James Franklyn, he is an amazing and entertaining singer who uses the very best tracks to provide that full band feel for a fraction of the cost. He is a top quality vocalist covering every era and genre from swing to soul, funk to chart hits. He is one man, with fantastic charisma and stage presence but don’t worry, he also comes with a fantastic live band if you really want to push the boat out….


Whatever your budget, however big or small, we have entertainment to suit everyone’s taste and budget. The top 10 entertainers that are listed here are just a small selection of what Garston Entertainments have to offer and we are here to help you start your wedding entertainment planning. We help hundreds of brides and grooms with their wedding entertainment every year so be rest assured, you are in safe hands. We are happy to give advice on anything and everything and we are only a call or click away.

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If you need any further help or advice on Live Entertainment for your Wedding, Event, Function or Venue, please contact one of our Entertainment Co-ordinators who will be happy to answer questions and help you source the best quality Live Entertainment at the most competitive prices

Garston Entertainments has a wide range of top quality Wedding Entertainment based Nationwide throughout the UK and to suit all budgets and have been providing entertainment since 1978.

For any professional help or advice on booking your Corporate Entertainment, please contact one of our Entertainment Co-Ordinators on 0845 071 0988 or email or visit our website on

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