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 Essex 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 based in Essex from places like Colchester, Harlow, Southend, Chelmsford, Grays, Braintree and Clacton, whom you might want to get in touch with...
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High Energy Live Music to Pack Your Dance Floor!
The Blue Lion Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters, infusing every event with energy and full dance floors. Get your party jumping!
A premium, customisable 3-15 piece band, the Blue Lions specialise in high-energy music for festivals, weddings, corporate events and private functions – at a sensible price. They are full-time professional musicians who perform regularly with some of the best in the UK, touring and recording with artists including Ellie Goulding, Jason Derulo, Mark Knopfler, Gotye, and George Michael, as well as working and touring with numerous West End shows.
They host live showcases all over the UK, so couples can preview the band before booking – showcases also make for a great date night or fun evening out with friends! This is an ideal opportunity for you to see the quality of music Blue Lion provides, and make decisions about the music for your big day based on personal experience.
You can also tailor the dream band to suit your style and budget. Anything from a 3pc band up to a 15pc band with full horn section, percussion and backing vocalists. Any style from jazz and big band to pop, funk, and Motown. The Blue Lion Band are dedicated to excellent service throughout your planning process.
You’ll benefit from a designated producer to help with planning and answering any questions you may have along the way. They also provide you with your very own band planning page, making the experience a breeze!
Entertainment Nation is the UK's most trusted wedding entertainment agency. We pride ourselves on helping thousands of couples discover their dream wedding entertainment. We were founded by professional musicians who've dedicated their lives to live entertainment. All that knowledge and experience goes into every booking, so you receive the perfect performance on your big day.
Lightning Video Disco is one of the largest independent operators of mobile disco and karaoke entertainment in the south of England. With over 15 years experience in the entertainment business, Lightning Video Disco are not just DJs, we’re the professional party makers – we provide the best entertainment for any occasion in any location.
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When searching for your big-day entertainment, nothing beats seeing a live performance! Pop along to the Soul Supper UK Evenings at Proud Cabaret (Proud City site opposite Fenchurch St Station) where you can see London wedding party and function band SoulPlay perform live - perfect for pre-vetting your wedding entertainment. What's more, it gives you a perfect excuse for meeting up with loved ones before the wedding for a pre-wedding get-together - you could even turn it in to your hen or stag do!... read more
Posted: 19 October 2021
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.... read more
Posted: 23 June 2021
CherryTop Weddings has developed a new Covid-secure interactive wedding entertainment experience that can be enjoyed by guests attending as well as friends and relatives watching remotely. (It's also ideal for larger celebrations when restrictions lift.) Everyone will receive a 'Love Story' which is a printed booklet personalised by the couple. It contains photographs of the newlyweds and activities chosen by them including a quiz to find out how much their guests know about them, wedding speech bingo, word searches, drawing challenges and much more.... read more
Posted: 18 March 2021
The beauty of lockdown is having extra time on your hands to plan the big day and spend more time looking in to extra ways to make the event truly bespoke. Lark is an exciting new company which composes tailor-made, personalised songs – perfect for weddings. Lark's team of award-winning writers, musicians and producers, who have worked with the likes of Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Sia and Sam Smith, collaborate with couples to craft a completely bespoke song from scratch. The finished product is a mastered piece of music - truly unique and meaningful to them which will be treasured forever.... read more
Posted: 22 January 2021
Based in Essex, PuttParty offers a quirky new entertainment option for your big day: portable crazy golf! With plenty of sets available and a complete wedding-themed crazy golf course, it is a great way to bring the fun to your wedding day. "The idea came about when my partner and I were looking for a crazy golf course for our own wedding," says owner Jack Harrington. Read on to find out more about this new venture...... read more
Posted: 21 January 2021
Whether you fancy yourselves at Strictly Come Dancing champions, or your both prefer just to shuffle on the spot and hope for the best, that iconic first dance moment is still as popular as ever when it comes to the big day.The team at jewellerybox.co.uk have taken a look at user-created playlists on Spotify to find out which songs are the most popular choices for the first dance. Maybe you'll find your 2021 wedding song in the results....... read more
Posted: 12 August 2020
The Daisy Bowlers and Essex-based Waterside Choir were determined to keep their comradery going by continuing to put their music out into the world, so the virtual choir was born.... read more
Posted: 9 June 2020
We caught up with The Shakedown Function Band to get the Essex band's top tips on booking wedding entertainment and live music for your wedding.... read more
Posted: 19 March 2020