Magician for Wedding Reception
I’ve been providing wedding magic for couples across the UK for over 20 years!
If you are looking to hire an expert Close up Magician for your wedding reception I am based near the New Forest in Hampshire and have performed at over 500 weddings over the last 20 years. Your wedding guests will see some amazing magic on your big day. Performing mix and mingle, walkaround & table magic for guests of all ages.
Close up Magician for Wedding
Your wedding is going to be perfect, you have spent years planning one of the biggest days of your life, what I am offering is some extra wedding magic to add to your day.
One of my favourite testimonials I received from a couple after their wedding was:
“You added something extra to our already perfect day!”
Close-up Magician during wedding breakfast
I have been performing close-up magic at weddings for over twenty years and absolutely love my job! I perform tricks with cards, coins and everyday objects and just my bare hands. I can even do some mind-reading!
Magicians are becoming very popular now as couples want to give their guests something extra. I will add that extra touch of magic to your special day. My style of magic is relaxed and engaging, so your guests will just feel like I am another guest.
When is the best time for a Wedding Magician?
There are five main times to use magic on your wedding day, these are during;
- After the wedding ceremony, during the Photos / drinks reception
- During the Wedding Breakfast
- Room Turnaround
- Evening Reception
- Magic Show to the entire wedding – think large illusions!
- Or a mix of all of them!
Whilst most couples think the best time to hire a Magician is during the room turnaround, I can tell you from experience that this is not the best time, we can discuss when we plan your wedding magic package.
For a more in depth look at this check out When is the best time to hire a magician at a wedding?
If you are looking for some Wedding Entertainment Hampshire Magician is a great choice.
A lot of couples ask me what is the best time for a Magician I tell them that every wedding is different and what might work for one wedding will not work for another, however for the typical wedding timeline of wedding service followed by drinks reception / photos followed by wedding breakfast. Then room turnaround and evening celebrations, first you need to work out your guest numbers and if you are expecting more guests for the evening.
My most popular wedding package is called best of both which consists of a 4 hour attendance where I provide 1 hour of mix and mingle magic during the photos / drinks reception and then 2 hours during the wedding breakfast. This is probably 80% of my bookings. Followed closely by just the evening celebrations.
You can also add an additional cabaret show and or have me perform throughout the day and stay for the evening.
Close up Magic after the meal or during evening reception?
Most of the performance options above are based on a typical attendance of 60-90 guests or a 2 hour performance. But not all weddings are the same and you may only be expecting 20 guests or you may have invited 200!
I can offer a mix of all the options above to make sure that all of your guests get to experience some magic on your wedding day.
From a 2 to a 5 hour attendance. If you have invited over 200 guests I would suggest hiring a second Magician, I can book these on your behalf. For most weddings I will be wearing a Tuxedo. Please advise if your wedding party will also be in tuxedos!
Please get in touch using the details below so we can discuss the best options for your big day.
The final option is to perform during the room turnaround and into the evening celebrations.
A lot of wedding magicians will advise that this is a good time to perform magic, I personally disagree as if there are guests staying in the hotel it’s the time they will go back to their room.
I much prefer to perform as a Table Magician during the meal. For others they might take a walk so you will find a lot of guests dispersing.
For the early evening I would recommend a performance half an hour before the evening guests (if you are having any) start to arrive. I would then typically perform up until the band or disco start.
With over twenty years of professional experience I can guarantee all your guests a great time!
Also, whenever there is a magician around your wedding photographer is going to love it because there will be some great photograph opportunities!
I have performed at a lot of wedding venues over the years, if you are looking for some recommendations please get in touch, I might have performed there before!
Wedding Magicians best time to perform
The second most popular time that I perform at weddings after the drinks reception is during the meal.
This will consist of an 8-15 minute table magic routine per table where I will perform as a table magician and engage every guest at the table with an interactive display of magic, mind reading and fun! Watch out though as I used to be a pickpocket!
This is great for you as you will hear shrieks and laughter from around the room as I move from table to table. At the end of my performance I will treat the top table to a special performance which culminates in a unique keepsake for the couple.
So if you are looking for a professional Close up Magician to provide some extra magic at your big day and create some amazing memories please get in touch.
Also available to hire as a master of ceremonies, I will provide a PA if required and announce your wedding party with a bit of extra magic!
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Wedding Magician Cost
The cost for a Magician at a Wedding can vary so much depending on how many guests you are expecting and how many hours you want Roger to perform for. Expect to pay from £250-£850 depending on where and when your wedding is taking place and how long you want me to perform for. Check out my wedding packages and prices below.
I perform at weddings at many locations across the south of England and whilst most are local to me in hotels in the New Forest, quite a few are held in central London, I also regularly perform my wedding magic in Surrey, Dorset, as a Berkshire Magician and as a Magician in Cornwall.
If you are looking for a Magician London, or a Magician in Hertfordshire why not hire me I am only an hour away on the train and can guarantee you some amazing entertainment for your big day, with recent performances as a Sussex Magician at Farbridge near Chichester
Wedding Magicians for more than 120 guests?
If you are expecting up to 120 guests one Magician is going to be enough, but if you are expecting over 150 guests it is recommended to hire other entertainers or just have them perform for a longer time.
I have performed at some very unique wedding venues. If you are looking for a unique venue for your wedding in London you might be interested in this post: 9 unique wedding venues in London
Magic is the ultimate ice breaker and conversation starter. It can be performed during drinks reception or around the tables and even during the evening celebrations. Be aware if you only have one room and a loud disco this might be a bit of a challenge.
Magician for Wedding Reception
Magic is always best performed during the daytime. Hiring a Magician for wedding reception entertainment is a great way to keep all your guests engaged throughout the day. With performances during the photos, or hiring a Magician for wedding breakfast or into the evening celebrations – Having a Magician at your wedding in London will add an extra bit of Magic! The big question is “How much is a professional magician for a wedding?” This depends on how many guests and how long you want me to perform for. I am normally finished by the first dance.
Close up Magician / Wedding Entertainer
Lusty Glaze Beach Wedding Venue, Cornwall
One of my favourite weddings of all time, the wedding reception took place on a beach in Newquay and the groom flew into the wedding in his helicopter, and then flew off with his bride to their honeymoon. Not something you see every day!
A lot of people are confused as to what a Wedding Magician is, basically it is a close-up magician who has a lot of experience performing at weddings, they understand the day and can mingle with your guests delivering some amazing entertainment, another description is a wedding entertainer, but that could also cover a lot of other things like, string quartet, singing waiters etc.
If you are looking to hire a Magician, there are only so many Saturdays in the year, (which is the most popular day to get married) so please contact me to check availability.
Close up Magician for Wedding
Are Magicians for Weddings a good idea is a question I get asked all the time, and the simple answer is yes 100%! Take a look at the photos below to see the joy and amazement you and your guests will experience by having a Magician perform during the drinks reception or the wedding breakfast.
Close up Wedding Magician Photos from recent Wedding
Wedding Magician London
I am regularly booked to perform at weddings in London – Check out the Wedding Magician London page for more details
What are Wedding Magicians?
What actually is wedding magic?
Why should you hire a Magician or Magicians for your wedding?
If you have never been to a wedding before where there was a Magician, then you will not know the buzz and excitement having a professional Close up Magician at your wedding can be. Performing during the photos / drinks reception, with my magic, mind reading and final show if you wanted. Wedding Magicians are becoming very popular with couples who want to give their guests something on your big day.
I will arrive in good time to start my performance and most couples say that I just fitted right in as if I was another guest at the wedding, (which is what you want!)
I will then perform some tricks to small groups of guests either during the photos drinks reception. This is a great time to perform as you will probably be off somewhere having your photos taken, you can relax knowing that your guests are being amazed and entertained!
Evening Entertainment for Weddings
Evening entertainment for weddings is a tricky subject, whilst most couples will usually go for a DJ or Wedding Band which is really great, why not consider adding something extra like a Close up Magician!
Wedding Magician near me?
If you are looking for a wedding magician near me, Roger is based in the New Forest, Hampshire and is available to hire for weddings across the south of England.
Magician, Wedding Emcee, Toastmaster, Master of Ceremonies
A very traditional person to have at a wedding is an MC, Emcee, Toastmaster or Master of Ceremonies.
Normally dressed in a red jacket they are responsible for announcing certain parts of the day, introducing the speeches and ensuring everyone is in the right place at the right time.
A service I am offering for 2023 is a Magical Wedding Emcee. What does that mean?
Well, instead of hiring me just for 2 or 3 hours to perform magic at your wedding, I would be there a lot longer and also perform the master of ceremony duties mixed in with some magic, you will also get 2-3 hours of magic during the photos, wedding breakfast etc and it is a great solution as I am someone who your guests have already met and got to know and I can then surprise them with a trick here and there during announcements?
I normally conclude this with my 8ft Guillotine which we can put the best man in!
This service starts with 2 planning sessions which we can do over Zoom or in person if you are local to Hampshire, my service is aimed at being very relaxed but in control. Performing at over 500 weddings in the last 20 years I have seen pretty much everything there is to see at a wedding and I know what can go wrong and also what works really well.
Using this experience I can guide you through the perfect day and will be there for you during the day to ensure things run smoothly as well as entertaining your wedding guests with some amazing close up magic.
Wedding Magician Packages
To view my wedding magician packages click the link below
Close up Magician for Weddings in Hampshire
If you are looking for Magicians in Hampshire, I have been performing Magic at Weddings for over 20 years and can guarantee your guests will be amazed. Based in the New Forest, Hampshire and also available to hire across the UK
Close-up Magician Photos from recent Wedding
Magicians for Wedding Entertainment in Surrey
If you are looking for a Surrey Magician for your wedding entertainment, I have performed at many weddings in Surrey over the years and can guarantee you some amazing wedding magic.
If your wedding is not in Hampshire or Surrey I do regularly perform across the UK, so please get in touch.
Magicians for Wedding entertainment across the UK
With recent performances in Cornwall, Wiltshire, Hertfordshire and London
I have performed at over 50 weddings a year for the last 10 years and can guarantee your guests will be astounded and amazed with my award winning magic.
Magicians for Weddings are not a new concept but it’s still quite a unique way to entertain your guests, so if you really want your wedding to be remembered for many reasons, do not skimp on the wedding entertainment!
Check out my wedding entertainment ideas page for some more inspiration
If you are looking for the best Wedding reception entertainment ideas a Wedding Magician is one of the most flexible and amazing you can hire.
Close up Magic or Stage show?
Roger can perform close up or even do a stage show – with over 90 5 star google reviews you can be assured of a great performance.
Magicians during room turn around?
Most venues will need time to clear away the tables where your wedding breakfast took place in order to prepare the dance floor whilst the band or disco setup.
I can entertain your guests during this time while they are waiting for the evening celebrations to get started.
If you are wondering how to entertain guests between ceremony and reception then a Wedding Magician could be the perfect choice.
Close up Magician for Evening Celebrations
Finally if you are expecting more guests for the evening this is another great performance slot. Guests arriving for the evening will be unaware you have had a wedding magician performing during the day. Roger can then stay into the night until everyone has seen some close up magic. Even performing as a stage magician for a show to the entire party!
If you are looking for a wedding singer in Hampshire check out my daughter Eden!
We can even offer you a discount if you book us both together! Music & Magic!
If you are using an event planner or wedding coordinator to plan your day, once you have sorted the cake, catering, flowers, bouquet, wedding dress etc, you need to think about the entertainment.
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Hire a Wedding Magician for an Unforgettable Experience
If you’re looking to add a touch of magic to your wedding day, why not consider hiring a wedding magician? As a wedding magician for over 20 years I will guarantee to leave your guests open-mouthed as they witness optical illusions and sleight of hand right in front of their eyes. With a wide range of performance styles available, from table magic and mind reading to close up magic, comedy magic, and cabaret shows, there is something for every wedding.
Why hire a wedding magician?
A wedding magician is a unique and effective way to keep your guests entertained, adding a flavor of fun or mystery to your special day. Whether you’re looking to break the ice, fill the gaps between events, or simply create an unforgettable experience, a wedding magician will help you achieve your goal.
What to look for when hiring a wedding magician
When hiring a wedding magician, it’s important to consider the following:
- Performance style: Choose a wedding magician who fits the style and tone of your wedding. Consider their level of experience, as well as their ability to interact with guests of all ages.
- Professionalism: Look for a wedding magician who is professional, reliable, and able to adapt to the needs of your event. Check for reviews from previous clients to get a sense of their reputation.
- Price: Compare prices from different magicians to find one that fits your budget. Keep in mind that the cheapest option may not always be the best, as you want to ensure that you’re getting the highest quality performance possible.
Overall, hiring a wedding magician is a great way to add a touch of magic to your special day. Whether you’re looking for a close-up magician, a mind-reading mentalist, or a comedy magician, you’re sure to find the perfect act for your wedding. So why wait? Book a wedding magician today and start planning an unforgettable experience.
Wedding Magician Types
|Type of Wedding Magician||Description|
|♦️ Close up Magician||As the names says Magic performed close up inches from your eyes.|
|♦️ Mix and Mingle Magician||Walking around performing to small groups perfect for wedding photos!|
|♦️ Wedding Magician||A magician who specialises in performing at weddings|
|♦️ Table Magician||Magic performed during a meal using the table for the tricks. Ideal for the wedding breakfast|
Frequently asked Questions
If you are looking for a simple way to entertain wedding guests of all ages during the photos, wedding breakfast or the evening celebrations, a skilled Wedding Magician can amaze and entertain all your guests with ease, so you can relax when you are away having your photos taken knowing your guests are having a great time!
This depends on a number of factors, but mainly how many guests are you expecting and how long do you want me to perform for your wedding guests? As a rough guide allow 1 hour per 40 guests and everyone will get to see some magic. I have packages from 1-5 hours so please get in touch to discuss your big day. The average cost for a Wedding Magician is between £250 and £500 So if you are looking for some fun wedding entertainment ideas you can’t go wrong with hiring a Wedding Magician!
Couples always assume that my prices are going to be higher just because it’s a wedding.
For me that is not true I charge the same if I am performing at a wedding or a garden party
For a typical wedding of 50-150 guests one Wedding Magician is going to fine. For a 2-3 hour performance everyone will get to see some magic. However if your guest list is approaching or over 200 guests you are going to need more wedding magicians. For larger weddings I work with some of the best wedding magicians in the business and can hire them on your behalf. Please get in touch if you think you are going to need multiple wedding magicians.
Yes they are great! Wedding Magicians offer a rare experience for guests. There is a good chance that a lot of your wedding guests will not have witnessed Close up Magic for real, most have only see it on TV. So treat your guests to an amazing experience by hiring a wedding magician, who will create magical memories that will make a lasting impression. Check out my Wedding Packages
How far does a Wedding Magician travel?
I am a Southampton Magician, and based in the New Forest, Hampshire. I have performed at most of the New Forest wedding venues. If your wedding is anywhere in the UK or even abroad I am more than happy to travel to perform at your special day.
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Wedding Magic during drinks reception / photos
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If you want to see wedding magic at it’s best on your big day – then please get in touch.
Is it possible for you to perform stage magic or cabaret magic in front of the whole audience?
Yes! Whilst I am a wedding magician, I regularly perform stage magic or a short cabaret show in front of the entire wedding party. This can be done during the wedding breakfast or in the early evening.
How many guests can a Wedding Magician perform for?
Typically I would perform for around 2 hours per 100 guests, I have performed for 3 hours for 50 guests before as the couple really loved magic and wanted lots of mini shows, but I would usually stick to the rule of 1 hour per 50 guests.
Is it best to use a Wedding Magician who is a member of the Magic Circle?
Hiring a Wedding Magician who is a member of the Magic Circle will guarantee that they have passed an audition at the Magic Circle to demonstrate their ability. However that is not to say that if your Wedding Magician is not a member of magic circle that will not be any good! It’s always best to see your Magician perform in person or watch some of their show reels or even better from a recommendation. Most of my wedding clients have usually seen me at a previous wedding of a friend or family.
Close-up Magic for Wedding Reception
Whatever time you hire a magician for your wedding reception is a great time. The most popular time I get booked is during the wedding breakfast, but I also perform a lot during the drinks reception / photos.
Magic for Wedding Entertainment France
Whilst most of the weddings I perform for are in the UK, I have been hired to perform at a few weddings in France
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Wedding Magician Reviews
When we started planning our wedding we knew we needed a wedding entertainer but was not sure on what, we have been to a few weddings where there was nothing and whilst everybody was very happy talking and drinking, there was just something missing. Then we went to a friends wedding who had hired Roger to perform is amazing magic. We were mesmerised and Darren followed him from group to group trying to work out how the tricks were done!
To cut a long story short we spoke with Roger after he had finished and he was kind enough to show us a few extra tricks and talked about how he could do the same for our wedding, we literally booked him on the spot and a few months later he was at our wedding performing for our guests and they all loved him. Our wedding is a major event and we wanted the best.
Hiring Roger was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding entertainment and we would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone! Highly recommended for anyone considering hiring a magician to provide some incredible magical entertainment for their big day. The perfect wedding entertainer! A top rated wedding magician!
Thanks again Roger!
Sarah & Darren,
New Forest Wedding
Close-up Magician for Christmas Wedding
Our Christmas Wedding was so much more Magical with Roger there! We had so much great feedback about your entertainment! From the minute we engaged with Roger we knew he was the magician we had to hire for our wedding, the first email was professional yet funny and he advised on things we had not even thought about. Mainly around the performance times as we initially enquired for the room turnaround time as we thought that was the the time people needed entertaining, but after speaking with Roger and he discovered most of our guests were staying in the hotel, he said they would all disappear to their room before their evening party, (which they did!) Having him perform during the photos and wedding breakfast was a much better time, we assumed this would be too much, but Roger assured us it was the best time for wedding magic and it was everyone loved it!
Wedding Magicians near me
If you are searching for local Wedding Magicians, I am based in the New Forest near Southampton in Hampshire where I perform at a lot of weddings, however if you have watched the videos and read the testimonials and really want me at your wedding, then I am more than happy to travel across the south of England to be at your special day. Recent weddings been in Cornwall, Wedding Magician in Kent and as far as Yorkshire, I also occasionally perform in Europe and have recently returned from a Chateaux in France where the couple who were from Ireland had seen me at a party and really wanted me at their wedding. So wherever your wedding is please get in touch and if you are in Hampshire and searching then I am very local!
As a member of the Magic Circle you can be guaranteed of an award winning professional performance backed up by many years of experience.
If you are looking for dinner party entertainment ideas a Magician is the perfect choice!
Performing Table Magic during a wedding breakfast is the best time (in my opinion) to have a wedding magician.
How to book Wedding Magicians
If you would like to hire Roger to bring his magic entertainment and comedy magic to your wedding, just head over the contact page and send him an enquiry, he will come back to you within a few hours and will hopefully be wowing your wedding guests on your big day! Your wedding is going to be one of the biggest parties of your life, you want it to be perfect!
Magician for Wedding Reception
While wedding guests are having their photos taken guests come for canapes and drinks. They wait at tables for their beverages and make small talk before enjoying fun. It takes them sometimes an extra hour.
I can mix with your family and friends and perform some sleight of hand magic, and get your family laughing together.
Wedding Magicians are great, so after reading all this you think a wedding magician would be a great addition to your wedding day, please get in touch using the form below
Magicians are more than just entertainment – a perfect icebreaker sets the tone of the entire evening.
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