13th Aug 2020
While the most memorable part of any wedding day is the happy couple exchanging vows and starting their journey into married life together, many people often remember the night time entertainment the most too.
There are so many different types of wedding entertainment out there it can be difficult to pick just one style. You might consider an acoustic singer, a full six-piece jazz band or wedding DJ. Whatever style you choose should work around your big day and bring the whole party together.
Here are some of our recommendations from previous weddings and events at Birdsall House:
Abi Alton is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Guisborough, North Yorkshire. She has played everything from theatre to the infamous G-A-Y Heaven in London supporting pop artist Ellie Goulding. Abi provides beautifully soft vocals, perfect for the reception or your first dance as a married couple. Abi is classically trained in piano as well as frequently accompanying herself on guitar so has a range of different sounds to make your wedding day as special as possible.
If you would like to find out more about Abi or send a booking enquiry, her website can be found here.
The Monotones are a high-energy, four-piece party line up working with the best party and function musicians in the business. This versatile band can provide a full band, experienced DJ sets and laid-back acoustic music to complement each stage of your wedding day. They play a range of classics from the last six decades so all of the family can join in with dancing and you can have as much or as little input on which music will be played as you like.
For more information on what The Monotones can offer, follow this link to their website.
Alligator Gumbo are a Leeds-based 7 piece Jazz band specialising in jazz from the New Orleans Swing/Jazz era of the roaring 20s. They’re able to keep this unique sound and style in all their renditions of many popular songs from this time and place and are guaranteed to get the whole party swinging! Much like The Monotones, they are versatile enough to be able to provide wedding ceremony music including solo piano/violin and trumpet fanfare, juggling ad circus entertainment for throughout the day and a jazz trio for dining. So whatever your event, Alligator Gumbo can definitely provide a unique sound for any part of the day!
Or if you’ve chosen your band, singer or DJ but you’re still struggling to decide on which songs you’d like to be played, why not ask your guests for song requests on their invitations? That way, they feel more involved in the big day and you’re guaranteed to fill the dancefloor!
If you’d like to make your night party extra special, you can hire a professional firework display company to really wow your guests. We recommend Rave Fireworks Ltd who provide expertly choreographed displays with a professional and friendly service to really set your event apart.
For entertainment throughout your wedding day, why not hire a magician, bring out giant lawn games or hire a caricaturist to draw your guests?
Remember any entertainment you add in not only wows your guests but supports local businesses in the wedding industry. It’s a win-win!