Hi I’m Roger Lapin a professional Magician in Hampshire available to hire across the UK for amazing wedding reception entertainment.
I have been performing close up magic at weddings for over 21 years and absolutely love my job!
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.
There are three main times to use wedding magic on your big day; these are during the photos, during the wedding breakfast, then after and into the evening. Or depending on how many guests you are expecting, a mix of all three! If you are looking to hire a Magician I have performed at 100’s of weddings across the UK and can guarantee your guests some amazing magic.
Expecting a lot of guests? You might need more Magicians!
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 big 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. Please get in touch using the details below so we can discuss the best options for your big day. [/col_one_half][/columns]
If you are looking for some wedding entertainment in Hampshire a Magician is a great choice.
Magic after the meal or during evening celebrations
The final option is to perform during the room turnaround and into the evening celebrations. A lot of 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 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.
Wedding Entertainment Options
The second most popular time that I perform at weddings 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 control and fun! 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 bride and groom.
Watch my latest weddings showreel
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Wedding Magician Cost
The price 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.
I perform at weddings across the south of England and whilst most are local to me in hotels performing as a New Forest Wedding Magician, however quite a few are held in central London.
So if you are looking for Wedding Magicians in London, why not hire me I am only an hour away on the train and can guarantee you some amazing wedding magic for a local price.
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.
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.
Check availability for your date
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.
Weddings & 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.
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 close up magic 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 by some amazing close up magic.
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 form of wedding entertainment, so if you really want your wedding day to be remembered for many reasons, having some unique wedding entertainment should be one of them.
Check out my wedding entertainment ideas page for some more inspiration
If you are looking for the best Wedding reception entertainment ideas a Magician is one of the most flexible and amazing you can hire.
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 Magician could be the perfect choice. 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 magician performing during the day. Roger can then stay into the night until everyone has seen some close up magic.
How much does a magician for a wedding cost?
This depends on a number of factors, but mainly how many guests are you expecting and how long do you want me to perform close up magic at your wedding? 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 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 Magician!
Couples always assume that wedding magician 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
How far do you travel?
I am based near Southampton, 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.
If you want to see close up magic at it’s best on your big day – then please get in touch.
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.
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 magical entertainment for their big day. The perfect wedding entertainer!
Sarah & Darren,
New Forest Wedding
Wedding Magicians near me
If you are searching for a local Magician, 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, 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!
While those are certainly classic illusions that magicians can perform, there is so much more that a skilled magician can do to make your wedding day truly magical.
From creating custom magic routines specifically for your wedding to performing mind-blowing illusions that will leave your guests amazed, a magician can add an extra touch of magic to your special day.
How to book a Magician
If you would like to hire Roger for your wedding entertainment, 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!
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 amazing magic, and get your family laughing together. Magicians are more than just entertainment – a perfect icebreaker sets the tone of the entire evening.
5 Ways magicians can entertain guests:
A magic wedding can be a great way to add excitement and intrigue to your special day. There are many ways you can use a magician at your reception, for example:
1. To make announcements or greet guests
A magician can be used to great effect when making announcements or greeting guests. For example, a magician could appear in a puff of smoke and make an announcement, or walk through the crowd and greet guests. This is a great way to add some excitement and mystery to your wedding reception.
2. During cocktail hour
During cocktail hour, the magician performs close-up magic with common objects like coins, rubber bands, and key rings. The guests are wowed by the impossible feats and it gives them something to talk about during dinner. For example, a magician could ask wedding guests to choose a playing card and then perform a card trick. This is a great way to keep all your guests entertained and engaged throughout the reception.
3. During wedding breakfast
The perfect time for some wedding magic is during he wedding breakfast
5. At the end of the night
As the night winds down, why not keep your guests entertained with a little wedding magic? A magician can be used at any point during the event to create an unforgettable experience – especially if it’s something different than what everyone expects! For example, when dinner is over and people are getting ready to leave, the magician could make a grand finale by disappearing in a puff of smoke or reappearing in another part of the room.
A good magician will:
Be interactive with both children and adults
The experience of a wedding can be enhanced by the presence of a magician. A rich celebration is filled with laughter, wonder and fun for all the guests. For children, it provides that special thrill that comes from being able to witness something incredible and for adults, it gives them joy in being entertained by an expert performer. Magician’s creativity allows him to tailor his show to your specific wedding needs.
He will be interactive with both children and adults, making sure that everyone is having a great time. He will also be flexible and able to adapt his act to suit the environment and the mood of the event. His performance should always be respectful of the occasion and the guests.
Be able to read the crowd and adjust his performance on the fly
Relying more on audience participation than traditional magic tricks, a skilled magician will have an in-depth knowledge of human psychology and sense what is needed from them. With a rare skill set, a magician can entertain any size audience with ease – from roving close-up magic to stage shows.
A great magician will also be able to interact with your guests both before and after their shows. He should be approachable and personable, as many people will want to talk to them about their performance. He will also be able to take pictures with your guests and sign autographs upon request.
Be punctual and professional
He will arrive early at the location where he is scheduled to perform, familiarize himself with the surroundings, and find a private place to set up his show. He can reserve an unobtrusive area for himself both in front of the stage or among the tables at your reception.
He will be dressed in a way that is respectful of the occasion and will behave in a manner that is appropriate for the setting. His magic tricks should be entertaining and engaging without crossing any lines.
Don’t forget to factor in the cost of hiring a magician when you’re budgeting for your big day! It’s worth it to make sure your guests are entertained and having a good time. Do some research ahead of time and read reviews to find the perfect performer for your wedding.
How to choose the best wedding magician for your big day?
First, decide what type of wedding entertainment you want. Do you want a close-up magician who will move around the room and perform sleight-of-hand tricks for small groups? Or would you prefer a stage show that will have everyone in stitches?
Next, consider your budget. Magicians can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand, so it’s important to find one that fits within your budget.
Finally, take the time to read reviews and watch videos of potential candidates. This will give you a good sense of their style and what to expect from their performance.
With these tips in mind, you’ll be sure to find the perfect entertertainer for your big day!
Reasons why you should hire a magician for your wedding:
Roger can add excitement and mystique to your wedding reception, making it an event that guests will remember for years to come. Magicians are experts at creating a sense of wonder and surprise, and they can entertain guests of all ages. They can get you and your guests laughing and smiling all day long.
They can perform illusions, sleight of hand tricks, or simply make balloon animals for the kids. They also help entertain your guests by drawing attention away from traditional wedding activities like speeches and cake cutting. Whatever your vision for your wedding reception, a magician can help make it a truly magical wedding.
The magic tricks that are never seen before in the routine will surely amaze people. The entertaining show usually lasts 15-20 minutes depending on specific wishes from clients. Some use this as entertainment during wedding dinner or cake cutting; others prefer mixing and mingling with guests, adding a touch of intrigue as they go.
Break the ice and get your guests mingling
A skilled performer can entertain your guests with sleight of hand illusions, mind-reading tricks, and more. They can also provide close-up magic during the cocktail hour or drinks reception or dinner so that everyone has a chance to enjoy some fun entertainment.
Wedding magicians can be used to break the ice between guests who may not know each other. This is especially useful if you have friends or family members who haven’t seen each other in years. Not only will they break the ice in awkward situations, but they can also provide some much-needed laughter during speeches and other formalities.
Keeps children entertained
At weddings where kids are present, a magician can keep them entertained while the parents enjoy themselves. Children are easily bored, especially when they can’t play with other kids. A magician not only provides entertainment but they’ll also teach the young ‘uns some tricks! If you have any older guests who don’t want to dance during the reception, hiring a pro will ensure they’re also enjoying themselves.
Your guests will be captivated by his skills and dazzled with laughter as he displays his tricks for all to see! When your loved ones look back on their experience of your wedding ceremony, we want them to remember one thing: how much fun they had!
Adds an element of fun and excitement to your wedding photos
When you hire an experienced wedding magician, you are not only getting someone who will entertain your guests and make your photos more fun, but you are also getting someone who is experienced in making people laugh and smile. A wedding entertainer will know all the right jokes to tell and which props to use to get the best reactions from your guests.
Makes your wedding reception unique and memorable
What could be more memorable than having amazing magic performed at your wedding reception? Wedding magicians can perform illusions and tricks that will entertain your guests and make your wedding day even more special. Magicians can also provide party favors such as customized magic tricks or souvenirs for your guests. Guests will be entertained and fascinated by the magic tricks performed right before their eyes.
Many people are drawn to the idea of hiring a wedding magician or a wedding entertainer for their big day. This is because many couples want an event that will stick in their guests minds, and magic may be just what they need! A wedding magician can help make your big day even more special. From making the guests laugh to providing a touch of magic, these professionals can do it all. If you’re looking for something unique and unforgettable for your wedding, consider hiring a wedding magician.
- Wedding Magician
- Expecting a lot of guests? You might need more Magicians!
- Wedding Venues
- Wedding Entertainment Options
- Watch my latest weddings showreel
- Wedding Magician Cost
- Check availability for your date
- Weddings & Magicians
- Wedding Magic
- How much does a magician for a wedding cost?
- Magician Reviews
- Wedding Magicians near me
- How to book a Magician
- Magician for Wedding Reception
- 5 Ways magicians can entertain guests:
- A good magician will:
- How to choose the best wedding magician for your big day?
- Reasons why you should hire a magician for your wedding:
- Final Thoughts