Entertainment Ideas For During The Wedding Meal

Entertainment Ideas For During The Wedding Meal

Many couples are opting to entertain their guests during their wedding meal. While this is not an essential item as most guests are chatting amongst themselves, eating and waiting for speeches, entertainment can definitely inject a great atmosphere and break the ice between guests. There’s a few things to bear in mind when sourcing ‘in-meal’ entertainment. Firstly, it’s important to let your venue know as there could be disruption to service. Once they are in the loop, they will be able to coordinate with chef and all other important parties. Another consideration is that guests will be seated so when choosing, you may want to visualise if you want them to remain seated and the entertainment is more about ambiance or do you want them up on their feet and have entertainment at the end of the meal to allow transition to the party.

Having been to at least one million weddings and through your recommendations, I have compiled a list of ideas for you to consider for your entertainment during your wedding meal.

You can also read my article on wedding entertainment for arrival or after meal or later in the evening.

Main picture credit: Singers For Hire


Below, you will find the most popular categories with a list of suggested suppliers.

Magicians / Hypnotists / Illusionists

wedding magician ireland

Gerard Kearney

Andy James Magician

Jack Wise Magician & Sword Swallower

Shane Black

The Wedding Hypnotist – Jason O’ Callaghan

Carl Campbell Magician

Oisin Foley ‘The Mindreader’

Gerard Kearney ‘The Cork Magician’

Rua Gleeson

Kristian Grey Magician

Aidan Murphy Magician

Jamie Skelton



Adrian Knight Comedy Hypnotist

Dave Young ‘The Wedding Comedian’


Singing Waiters / Chefs

singing chef ireland

Singing Chef – Singers For Hire

Singers For Hire

The Singing Waiters

Diva Singing Waiters

The Singing Chef

Eugene @ Seagrave Barn

Gaston The Singing Chef

Singers Secreto  (the also so a singing police man)

Gino The Singing Chef

Love Shack


Wedding MC

Scruffy Dufy

Stevie Dee



gramophone social ireland

Gramophone Social Ireland

Classical Guitarist – John Walsh

Spanish Flamenco Guitarist – Juan Jose Manzano


Jazz Duo / Trio / Quartet

Havana Club Trio

Manilla Strings


Gramophone Social

Tropical Storm

String Quartets – DStrings, Aria, Avoca String Quartet, Leinster String Quartet, Dublin String Quartet…..

You can also create your own personalised playlist and pipe through the venue PA system.

Manilla strings wedding

Manilla Strings Wedding – Photo Credit – Steve Wilson

Table Games / Ice Breakers

Etsy have a whole section dedicated to wedding table games #af

You can pick up some nice pieces where guests can pop down their advice for you as a couples, put disposable cameras in the centre of the table and give guests some pictures tasks. The possibilities are endless!


As more suggestions come in, I will be sure to add! Happy wedding planning.