Sopley Mill is one of the most unique wedding venues in the south. Situated on the Hampshire / Dorset border, It is a beautiful 18th century watermill, surrounded on both sides by the Millstream of the river Avon.
The video below shows me (Roger Lapin – one of the premier Magicians in Dorset) performing at the wedding of Claire and Lee last summer at Sopley Mill. The close up magic was performed after the wedding breakfast and into the early evening. It was a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed time outside on the lawns overlooking the river Avon.
I’m Roger Lapin a Close up Magician based in the New Forest and available to hire across Hampshire & Dorset
Big Thanks to Alex & Paula from Wedding Memories for the video.
Sopley Mill Wedding Magician Photos
Below are a few amazing photos capturing the reactions of the wedding guests as I performed as a Wedding Magician for the guests.
One of Rogers favourite tricks. Magic does not get any more pure than this. Two elastic bands melt through each other in the hands of your wedding guests. You can see by the look on his face that he is not sure what just happened.
Roger can perform his magic outside as well, pictured here he has caught some guests arriving for the evening celebrations.
Where is the red ball is a brilliant quick fire routine, based on the cups and balls where three cups and three balls are used, Roger uses one cup and one ball. All you have to do is tell him where the red ball is! Under the cup or in his pocket. A hilarious routine with a very surprising ending.
Phone in balloon an amazing effect where Roger takes a phone and puts it inside a balloon – to see this watch the video above.
Further afield I am available for Wedding Entertainment Hampshire and beyond
Credit for all wedding photography to: www.nickrutterphotography.co.uk
I didn’t give myself long to plan the ‘greatest day of my life’, only 3 months, but thank-fully everything slotted into place including finding and being able to book Roger. We had him for the evening, which flowed really well, as he worked around the tables after dessert, and then carried on outside with the evening guests as the sun went down. Although I would like to point out that he did break a glass when he walked in…. wink wink! As you can see from the footage he’s a great character and clearly loves his ‘job’. Whilst I would like to take the credit for people referring to the day as the best wedding they have gone to, I put it all down to hiring the right people ….
And Roger was one of those people!
Claire & Lee – Wedding July 2014
Wedding Reception Entertainment
So if you have got this far you should have watched the video and seen the photos and would like to find out more. Roger is available to hire for wedding entertainment across the south of England and is also available for parties and corporate events. As one of the few professional Magicians in Hampshire Roger will guarantee you an amazing performance backed up with 12 years experience performing at events across the UK and internationally.
If you were looking for Sopley Mill Reviews then the video and photos above will show what a great venue it is, and I can personally recommend it as one of the best wedding venues in Dorset and even one of the best wedding venues in Hampshire.
It is situated right on the Hampshire / Dorset border so could be either. But don’t take my word for it, go and have a look on a sunny day and you won’t find a more tranquil venue anywhere.
Previously Sopley Mill Restaurants Bar, it is now a full time wedding venue.
Sopley Mill Contact Details
For enquires relating to Sopley Mill email [email protected] or call David on 01425 672586
Sopley Mill Postcode and Address
For more information and photos – www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-venues/sopley-mill_1041.htm
There are a few hotels near Sopley mill, the closest being the Premier Inn in Christchurch, then the Captains Club Hotel on the river and if you want a sea view the www.theoceanview.co.uk is right on the coast.
Sopley Mill Suppliers
As a Christchurch Magician I am available to perform my Magic at your wedding
Also available to hire in the following areas
There are many suppliers who Sopley Mill can recommend but if you are looking for Sopley Mill Caterers