Entertainment is a big part of weddings with couples pulling out all the stops to ensure their guests have a ball. From magicians and Irish dancers to comedians, there are some great ways to keep your guests busy during the drinks reception, between courses or before the band get started. It’s also a lovely surprise for everyone! Magicians are a super popular choice as they amuse and amaze in equal measure. And Ireland is home to some seriously talented performers that will wow your nearest and dearest. We’ve rounded up 7 top magicians below with some info about them, a testimonial from the happy couples they’ve entertained as well as a video of them in action!
Jason has been wowing guests for over 15 years with his mix of mentalism, comedy, illusions and magic. Want Conor McGregor or Bono at your wedding or your best man to lose his ability to read? The Wedding Entertainer can make it happen!
“Wow what can I say, we got married on Friday and Jason was one of the highlights, I can’t wait to watch it back on video! The only complaint I heard was about the pain in guests jaws from laughing!!! Thank you so much for adding laughter to our special day.” – Mel & Mel
Andy is among the new breed of modern, entertaining and unique magic performers, specialising in Up-Close Mindreading and Magic! Coins will bend, fire will transform into ice and a deck of cards will morph into a solid block of glass – right in their hands!
“We had Andy perform at our wedding last weekend (12/05/18) and I could not wait to write this review for him because he was amazing! Anyone here considering booking him, do not hesitate for one minute, he is worth every cent. Our guests were amazed and howled with laughter. The man is a genius, his acts are mind boggling and the way he mingled with our guests was so professional. I found him so easy to deal with from the day we booked him. Thank you Andy so much, you were one of the big highlights of our day!” – Orla
Steve Spade is a magician that does ‘magic with attitude’! He combines top-drawer sleight of hand skills with psychological subtlety and great comic timing. His dangerous stunts such as escaping from a sealed box, have earned national headlines such as “Ireland’s answer to Houdini”.
“Absolutely delighted we booked Steve for our wedding day. He was a huge hit with all the guests and really added to the fun of the reception, so much so, in fact, he was booked for another wedding later that week by one of the guests. I’ve recommended Steve to a number of friends and all have been impressed. He is amazing and one of, if not the, best Wedding Entertainer in Ireland.” – Rachel & Helen
Aidan has his own unique style of magic which mixes comedy, magic and mind-reading. His high energy, high impact show sees magic happen in the spectators hands – decks of cards will vanish, personal objects with disappear in front of your very eyes and through mind manipulation, he can figure out your PIN number!
“Aidan was unbelievable. He had the guests amazed. So professional, polite and very funny. Such attention to detail, from making sparks appear from thin air, right down to handing out his business cards while they were on fire. Like I said UNBELIEVABLE. Thanks Aidan.” – Wayne & Claire
Carl Campbell can amaze your guests with close up magic throughout the day such as the drinks reception, or can perform table magic during a formal sit-down meal or buffet, giving each table a unique magical experience. Carl’s professional close up act is self contained so no special equipment or facilities required!
“Carl recently performed at our wedding and our guests were absolutely thrilled by his performance. As well as his tricks being out of this world, he is also funny and engaging. We highly recommend Carl, very good value for money. Really added so much to our day. Top marks all round.” – Alan
Jack Wise mixes eye-popping magic with hilarious comedy… without ever being offensive. Watch your Aunt’s amazed expression when he makes her family ring vanish and then reappear in a burst of flames! Or your dad’s stunned face when he presents him with a gift of his own watch! He can even steal the thoughts out of your sister’s head!
“Jack was brilliant from start to finish! Both kids and adults enjoyed every minute. Magic tricks were brilliant and funny and Jack’s stage act left me with a pain in my face from all the laughing! Every person at the wedding enjoyed it and are still talking about how good it was. Really glad we decided to contact Jack, really nice man and was great to have something different at our wedding that left people talking about how good it was! Would definitely recommend Jack, you won’t regret it!” – Laura
Shane Black will leave guests open-mouthed in disbelief as he performs the impossible in front of their very eyes! Moving from group to group, Shane will amaze your guests with his mind-reading skills and intimate, close-up and mind-boggling magic, presented in a friendly, witty and relaxed manner!
“I’d been a wedding coordinator for 7 years and had seen Shane several times and always thought he was so amazing. Then our bridesmaids organised him as a surprise at our wedding and oh my god what a present!! He had guests both freaked out and in awe in equal measures. Everyone young and old enjoyed it. I would absolutely recommend him!! He is amazing and a very down to earth lad too which makes it all even better.” – Eimear & Stephen