10 Unique Wedding Entertainment Ideas

 In Party Entertainment, Wedding Entertainment, wedding planning, wedding receptions

Looking for unique wedding entertainment ideas to delight your guests all night long? During the wedding planning process, couples should consider setting up different activities to entertain their guests — when they’re not dancing the night away or enjoying delicious food.

From hiring a harpist to hosting a fortune teller to incorporating beloved pets into the ceremony, these 10 unique wedding entertainments ideas will add an extra special touch to a couples’ wedding day.


A live harpist will create a romantic ambiance for the wedding, serenading the happy couple and their guests with beautiful music throughout the reception. To make the night even more magical, ask the harpist to wear a flowing gown and decorate their instrument with colorful string lights and flowers.

String Quartet

For couples who want live music at their wedding, consider hiring a string quartet. String quartets add a level of classiness and sophistication to the celebration, whether they’re playing a classical song or a top 40 hit. For the ceremony, consider requesting a timeless favorite, such as Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” or Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You,” during the bride’s romantic walk down the aisle.

Fortune-Telling Tent

For horoscope-lovers, the fortune-telling tent provides the perfect spot to see a glimpse of their future. The romantic atmosphere of the wedding will be ideal for those seeking counsel about their love life. There are many different types of fortune-telling methods for guests to choose from, including tarot cards, palmistry, astrology, astromancy, and numerology.

Advice Cards

Set up a table with post boxes and advice cards for guests to leave words of wisdom for the newlyweds. Try labeling post boxes with different themes, such as date night ideas, marriage advice, or life advice.

Photo Booth

Photo booths have become one of the most popular wedding entertainment activities in recent years. They offer the perfect space for guests to let loose and take silly photos with friends and family, which they can take with them as wedding souvenirs. Remember to set up a fun prop station with hats, glasses, wigs and more nearby too!

Caricature Artist

Looking for a funny, memorable wedding favor? Guests will love to take home personalized caricatures for decoration to remember the special occasion. For tech savvy couples, consider offering digital caricatures for extra convenience! Guests will be able to print out their caricatures and receive a digital copy to share them online.

Live Painter

Art enthusiasts should consider hiring a professional artist to paint the wedding scene live at the event. Couples should browse through different portfolios online to track down an artist who matches their style and aesthetic. During the reception, set the artist up outside of the flow of traffic, so guests can come over to observe the work in progress. At the end of the night, the couple will have a wonderful painting to cherish for the rest of their lives together!

Newlyweds Trivia Quiz

Find out who knows the happy couple best with these light-hearted wedding table quizzes! To keep guests entertained while they’re waiting for the food, hand out quizzes with questions related to the couple’s personal lives, hobbies, family, love story, etc. These unconventional trivia questions will surely put a smile on the guests faces and help them get to know both newlyweds better!

Beloved Pets

For animal lovers, bringing a furry best friend to their wedding can make the day even more sacred. Beloved pets can actively participate in the ceremony as the ring bearer or simply be there to look cute and offer moral support. Remember to hire an experienced pet handler or assign a family member or friend to keep the four-legged VIP calm and quiet during the event.

Beautiful Doves

Add an extra special touch to the wedding day with live doves. These symbolic creatures represent love, renewal, and spirituality, all perfect themes for the couple’s romantic celebration. Remember to keep the doves in a secure enclosure throughout the ceremony and reception for the safety of the animals and the guests.

Start Planning Your Wedding Entertainment Today!

These unique wedding entertainment ideas come from Knowles Hospitality, northern New Jersey’s premier wedding venue for over 60 years! We’re here to help couples plan the fun and romantic wedding of their dreams. Contact us at (973) 732-2360 to connect with a member of our wedding planning team today!

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