It takes a lot to plan an event. There is so much to arrange and decide! Entertainment is often overlooked but it can be a crucial addition to making any event a success.
Here is a list of a few popular types of entertainment and why they might be good to hire for the next event your hosting:
Live band, singer, or music
Circus Acts/Jugglers/Acrobats/Fire Acts
As a full time professional magician based in Hampshire, I travel a lot to perform at weddings, parties and special events. I often get asked what area I cover, and I mostly perform at events in Hampshire, Surrey, and Berkshire but I also cover London and the rest of the UK.
Check out my other blog posts for information and advice on booking a magician for your wedding, party, or event.
If you're looking to hire a magician for you're event anywhere in the UK : Book a magician in Hampshire
If you're looking for a unique Christmas gift idea for your friend or relative, then a magic lesson can be a great gift!
I've been teaching magic for a few years now and full time for a year! The magic lessons are suitable for children 7 or over, and adults too! Prices start for just £30.00
If you'd like to purchase a voucher as a gift, send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
I still have a few slots available for Christmas parties and events! You can see my 'Party Entertainment' brochure here!
This year I will be performing for the 5th year running at 'Fleet festivities' (25th November), a local Christmas festival. It's a great evening every year and I look forward to entertaining there! I will be performing close magic throughout the high street. See you there!
You can view a video of me performing there a couple of years ago below!
HI'm Jared Gale and I am a full time close up magician who regularly performs at weddings and special events. View my wedding entertainment page here! - That's the plug over! On with the information:
Experience - When researching magicians, make sure to check how experienced they are. Do they have any reviews from previous customers? Do they have a professional website? Are they full time? If you have any questions, always get in contact and ask them! Their experience is often reflected in their price (see below)
Style - When looking through magician websites, make sure to take into account there style, every magician and performer is different; some may chose to be funny and family friendly, and some may be more suitable to adult audiences. Have a think about what type of performance you are looking for at your wedding. Hopefully they will have a promotional video to show you some live performances too!
Price - How much does it cost to hire a magician? - Magicians prices vary greatly, some may charge very little and some command considerably more for their performances. When a magician gives you a quote for your wedding, you need to take into account their experience. If they're charging a small amount (£50) to perform at your wedding, they most likely have little or no experience. A rough guide for 2 hours of close up magic should cost around £300 - £500. If there charging more thank that, ask them what extra they offer for the money, they could just be trying their luck! Here is my wedding entertainment brochure and price list to give you a rough idea.
Check out my other blog posts here!
Here are 3 reasons why its a good idea to hire a close up magician like Jared Gale to perform at your event!
- Conversation Starter - A wedding is not only a union between two people, but it is subsequently the joining of two families. Many of your guests may have never met each other, or have spent very little time together, this can lead to a lot of difficulty when making your table plans to make sure everyone knows the other guests on the same table. It's near on impossible to do this, so there will be many people who haven't met before on the tables, having a close up magician will break the ice between the guests, as they will get everyone interacting with each other during their performance. It also gives the guests something to talk about after the performance, other than awkward small talk.
- No down periods - During the wedding, there are certain points which are a bit of a 'lull' period for the guests. The main point is while the photographs are being taken, lots of the guests have nothing to do at this point and many brides and grooms feel an obligation to go back to be with there guests. Hiring a magician during this time is a great way to keep all the guests having a great time! Also, knowing the entertainment is in safe hands will allow you to relax while having your photos taken.
- Unique entertainment - Everyone has a wedding band or a DJ at their wedding, and though these are fantastic forms of entertainment, they are at every wedding, so are not a unique wedding entertainment idea. Hiring a magician, or other form of entertainment (such as a caricaturist) will really make your wedding stand out in the memories of your guests!
If you'd like to book a magician for your wedding, check out the Wedding Entertainment page.
If you'd like to see when is a good time for magic at your wedding, you can check out this short video: