Drinks Reception Entertainment

Drinks Reception Entertainment Ideas

 

Providing a drinks reception with live music is a great way to break the ice at any event. It encourages your guests to mingle, but keeps things understated. A drinks reception is the perfect solution for the interval before a wedding reception, a summer garden party, downtime during a corporate event, or even a sophisticated birthday party. You might be tempted to just provide some light refreshments and let your guests fend for themselves, but why not really make your drinks reception special with some background music?

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At any drinks reception, having some light, gentle background music can really set the tone. Finding the perfect background musician can be more difficult than it seems, however. You need someone who is talented enough to get noticed, but who won’t overpower the whole event in the way a live five-piece band would. The whole point of a drinks reception is to get your guests chatting and socialising – having a musical act that prevents that from happening is definitely not a good idea.

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Popular choices when it comes to background music for a drinks reception include a string quartet, or a pianist, but if you want something a little more upbeat for your drinks reception music, a swing or jazz singer could be an excellent choice. Hiring a pianist who also sings is another excellent way to take your drinks reception music to the next level – or if you want to go a bit more outside the box, consider a harpist, or even a saxophonist. See All Musicians Here

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Your drinks reception entertainment doesn’t have to be confined to background music, though. There are plenty of understated, non-intrusive entertainment options that are perfect for entertaining guests in a casual, sophisticated environment. Consider hiring a magician who can perform close up magic rather than one who does a stage show. They can mingle with your crowd without drawing major attention, and most will make sure they’ve performed for everyone present before the event is over. A caricature artist is another excellent choice when it comes to non-musical entertainment, because audience participation is optional. When you’re trying to create a relaxed environment, optional-participation entertainment is key, because some people are going to prefer to simply chat and have a drink instead of becoming involved with the entertainment.

drinks reception entertainment ideas

When it comes to organising subtle entertainment and background music for a drinks reception, getting it right means you’re going to wow your guests. It’s not difficult to find the perfect fit for your party when you know what to look for – something simple, understated, and elegant is sure to impress.

Have a look at our talented, professional musicians and entertainment acts, perfect for any sophisticated drinks reception or party, and once you’ve created the perfect package for your event, make sure you contact us to check availability and prices.

 

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RH Magician

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Stephanie Mc Garry, Singer

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Siobhan Flanagan - Pianist & Singer

Siobhan is a full-time musician and singer based in Northern Ireland who specialises in wedding ceremony / church music and music for corporate events / drinks receptions.

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Jazztalk Duo

Jazztalk Duo are a two piece jazz combo based in Northern Ireland who specialise in easy listening jazz music.

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Mike The Classical & Jazz Guitarist

Mike is one of the leading classical/jazz guitarists in Northern Ireland.

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Bill On The Sax

Whatever the event you can be sure Bill On The Sax will compliment the proceedings.

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Ulster String Quartet

A string quartet can be an ideal accompaniment to both civil and religious ceremonies.

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Dougie Breslin - Ratpack Swing Singer

Dougie Breslin in one of Northern Ireland’s Premier “Crooners” and has been wowing audiences with his Rat Pack tribute act for many years

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LM Harpist

Provide something charming and memorable for your guests

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Dave Martin - Swing Singer

Dave has spent years crafting the perfect set of music designed to appeal the widest audience

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Johnny Bravo Swing Singer

Perfect for intimate weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, promotional, christenings or corporate events

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Synergy String Quartet

It's not often you come across four professional musicians who fuse quite as well as Synergy

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DM & The Casino Cats

DM’s swing band, The Casino Cats, boasts the finest swing & jazz musicians around.

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J.B. & The Riviera Swing Band

The Swing Band put on a great show that's sure to have all your guests dancing. They play music that will appeal to anyone: old, young, music lovers, traditionalists or hipsters.

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Party Fun Casino Nights and Table Hire

If you require some unique entertainment to add something different to your party, then there can be nothing more prestigious than your very own Private Fun Casino!

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Caricature Artist

Hire a caricature artist for weddings, parties, corporate events and fetes to provide great entertainment and provides your guests with a souvenir to treasure from your event!

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Ice Cream Cart

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Undercover Singers

Give your guests the shock of their lives!

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