Fun Wedding Reception Ideas To Delight Your Guests

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Think of your wedding reception as a fabulous party! It’s the time to celebrate your special day with your friends and family, enjoying delicious food and dancing the night away. If you’d like to make your celebration even more memorable, it’s time to get creative with some fun ideas, from lavish wedding entertainment to simple details.

Thoughtful Favours

Favours don’t have to cost the earth but are a lovely idea – a small gift from you to your guests to thank them for sharing your day with you.

Miniature bottles make great favours. How about a bottle of fizz or even a personalised cocktail?

Alcoholic wedding favours are always a fun wedding idea
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Or for something different, why not treat your guests to a delicious, personalised toffee apple?

Personalised apple wedding favours are great for a unique wedding favour idea
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It’s always nice to give guests something to enjoy when they get home. Who doesn’t love a smore?

S’mores make a tasty wedding favour for your wedding at Mythe Barn
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Let’s Play

We’re never too old to enjoy a game and garden games are a great way to entertain your guests during welcome drinks and after the wedding breakfast.

Keep it classic and fun with some good ‘old-fashioned’ games.

A great selection of wedding lawn games in the gardens at Mythe Barn wedding venue
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It doesn’t need to be elaborate. We love this tin can alley.

A tin can alley is a great fun fair wedding game for any wedding at Mythe Barn
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Think about games to play at the table, it’s always a good way to spark up conversation between your guests. How about ‘wedding speech bingo’?

Add fun to the wedding speeches with a game of wedding speech bingo - wedding ideas
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Create a photo wall, encouraging guests to take polaroid photos of themselves at the table.

Polaroid photo table plans are a great wedding entertainment idea for your wedding at Mythe Barn
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Don’t forget your younger guests. Give them plenty to do with a box of treats. You might even arrange a treasure hunt in the gardens at Mythe.

A wedding activity pack is perfect for children on your wedding day at Mythe Barn
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Name That Tune…

Music is one of the key elements of wedding entertainment, from the music played during your ceremony to that all-important first dance. Set the scene with careful consideration.

A DJ will really get your evening party started.

A wedding DJ will get your wedding evening reception at Mythe Barn started
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Alternatively, you might decide to have a live band.

A wedding band play for a couples first dance at Mythe Barn
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Music can suit every theme and style of your day. We love The Wild Tonics trio with their vintage Hollywood style.

A Hollywood style trio is the perfect wedding entertainment for a vintage wedding
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Make sure your guests enjoy the music by asking them for any requests on your RSVPs.

Ask for song requests as part of your wedding invitation RSVP’s
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That’s Entertainment!

Hiring professional entertainers is a sure fire way of engaging your gests and adding a new element to the proceedings. Choose entertainment to suit the style and size of your wedding, from close up magicians to circus performers.

A close-up magician is a fabulous choice, delighting your guests during welcome drinks or after the wedding breakfast.

Bridesmaids enjoy a close-up magician during a wedding reception at Mythe Barn
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For a boho style wedding, how about a face painter or glitter artist?

For a festival themed wedding at Mythe Barn why not book a wedding make-up artist for face painting
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Consider hiring a caricature artist for the afternoon – great fun and a lovely keepsake for your guests.

Hiring a wedding caricaturist during your wedding reception at Mythe Barn is great fun for your wedding guests
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All in the Detail

Often it’s the smallest details that make all the difference. When planning your wedding, imagine you’re a guest and think about those little extras that could make the day even more special.

If you’re expecting hot weather, provide fans and perhaps parasols to keep guests cool.

Provide wedding guests with fans if you’re expecting hot weather on your wedding day at Mythe Barn
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Delight with your food choices and those additional treats, from ice cream trailers to gin bars.

As an alternative to canapes you could offer wedding guests an ice cream from a vintage wedding ice cream van
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Keep your guests on that dancefloor by providing flip flops for the ladies so they can take off their heels.

Provide wedding flip flops so wedding guests can take off their heels
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As the sun goes down, offer delicious wood-fired pizza from the Mythe Barn outdoor kitchen. Encourage your guests to mingle in the courtyard by providing pretty lighting and shawls.

Stone-baked pizzas are perfect evening wedding food for your wedding guests at Mythe Barn
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If you’d like to discuss your reception ideas, our friendly Events Team would love to hear from you. Simply give us a call on 01827 217009 or pay us a visit – we’d love to show you around.