22 Aug 2022 Admin

Unique Wedding Entertainment Ideas

In 2022, wedding bands are only one form of Wedding Entertainment In Scotland - are you looking to add a unique twist to your wedding day?  We always want to give every couple planning their wedding the best tips and advice to make the most of their wedding day, so we’ve come up with a list of the top non-musical entertainment in Scotland to keep your guests entertained all night long.

At Music For Scotland, we supply the very best Wedding Bands Scotland has to offer.  From Rock and Pop bands, Ceilidh and Covers Bands to, Jazz, Blues, Ska, Classical...the list of our talented - and above all FUN - wedding entertainers goes on and on.  We’re experts in the wedding entertainment business and what we don’t know about weddings and events is not worth knowing.

This is why we thought we’d help our current and future customers who are looking for something a bit different on their big day, which will delight their guests and keep them talking about their wedding for years to come.

Read on to find out about some of the best wedding suppliers in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and across Scotland.

 1. Scottish Highland Games


Nothing screams “Scotland” quite like the Highland Games.  Historically, the Scottish Highland Games were organised to test soldiers and used by Clan chiefs to select the strongest and fastest men to fulfill roles within the clan itself - for example the fastest competitor would be used as a messenger.  Now the Highland Games take place across Scotland during the Spring and Summer months to celebrate Scottish heritage and to see athletes compete at a Scottish as well as an international level.  Fancy adding a bit of a competitive edge to your wedding?  You can hire suppliers like "Reel-Time" to create your very own mini version of the event complete with Caber and Welly tossing (yes, it’s very much a thing), Highland Dancing, Weight Over Bar, Throwing the Hammer and much, more.

Suited to complete beginners the activities guarantee a roaring good time to be had by all.  The team at Reel-Time are under no illusions when it comes to Scottish weather and cater to indoor events too.  As well as the games, the company can organise Gin and Whisky tastings so there will undoubtedly be something for everyone.


2. Classic Garden Entertainment


If you’ve chosen a venue with outdoor space, it’s great to use it to its full advantage.  To achieve this, you'll need a company that can supply garden entertainment and that will cater to everyone's tastes.  Weddings by Noon is a Scottish wedding supplier that can provide games to suit all ages and abilities and keep your guests entertained all day long.  Fancy a spot of croquet on the lawn, champagne in hand?  Or perhaps a package complete with all of the truly rustic games you can think of?  Or giant Jenga, Connect 4, and a similarly giant deck chair to observe the action from? Weddings by Noon can get it sorted.  Not only will these games add a touch of vintage charm to the day but they will also make sure your guests mingle and get some fresh air before the evening festivities.  And by nighttime, to continue the fun with some music and dance, perhaps you can get a band or hire a DJ for your wedding.  Great way to keep everyone fresh.

3. Wedding Arcade Games


If you are a keen gamer what could possibly be better than reliving your childhood and hiring some vintage arcade games to take pride of place at your venue during cocktail hour?  Suppliers like Silly Snapz offer to bring your childhood dreams to life by adding Pacman, Donkey Kong, and Space Invaders to your guest list.  Covering most parts of Scotland, Silly Snapz will deliver, set up, and carry out a brief tutorial (even pros need a refresh) of the arcade games and dismantle them once you’re done.  It’s difficult to imagine a more popular form of entertainment for your guests.  Agree? Get booking!


4. Hot Tub Hire


Yes, as far as wedding entertainment ideas go, this one’s more out there but bear with us!  We’re not proposing recreating the rather interesting wedding from Don’t Tell the Bride where the groom organised for (some) of the wedding guests to witness the wedding from a number of rented hot tubs, arranged in rows at either side of the aisle (yes that happened) and where the bride had to don a white swimsuit to exchange vows.  If that’s your thing, more power to you! But if you like your wedding a little more traditional, with a couple of memorable quirks thrown in, how about hiring hot tubs and taking a splash after dinner and cake cutting have taken place?  Or get the hot tubs up and running for cocktail hour to allow your guests to relax before the evening festivities?  However you choose to utilise this unique wedding entertainment idea, it’s guaranteed to make for a memorable experience.


5. Cinema Hire 


“How do I have a kid-friendly wedding?”  That’s one of the most frequently asked questions by brides and grooms. And you know, there’s an age-old saying - if the kids are happy, the parents are happy too.  So how about hiring an indoor or outdoor cinema to keep the little, energetic guests enthralled for hours on end with a Disney marathon on a full cinema screen?  Organise some bean bags, a popcorn or candy floss machine (or even an ice cream buffet) and your mini-wedding guests will be delighted!  And children aren’t the only ones who would be impressed by such entertainment - imagine playing your favourite classical movie in the background of your cocktail hour to add Hollywood glam to your day?  Or showing video clips of you as a couple, messages of congratulations from absent friends and relatives or, if your wedding is on a larger scale than most and some guests would struggle to see the ceremony / the first dance up close, broadcasting the main events of the wedding on the big screen, arena tour style.  A cinema screen has multiple uses that can really elevate the entertainment on your big day.

6. Mini-Golf


A favourite with young and old, Crazy Golf offers hours of entertainment to keep boredom at bay.  Portable Crazy Golf companies such as Candy Floss offer to supply and install a 9 hole course to suit any space or even create a bespoke course just for your event.  Not only that, they can decorate the course to make it match your wedding theme.  With options to personalise the scorecards and the golf ball itself, this wedding entertainment idea is guaranteed to wow.


7. Funfair


Fancy recreating that romantic end scene from Grease and having a full funfair at your wedding?  You can have your very own Ferris Wheel, Helter-skelter, Roundabout, Dodgems and even a mini rollercoaster if you’d like!  Imagine the look on the faces of your guests as they walk into a miniature theme park and how delighted the parents of your mini-guests will be at the prospect of their little ones having the time of their lives while they’re free to celebrate your big day?  The photo opportunities will be fantastic and your guests will be entertained all day and night long.  Fun Rides to Hire are based in Glasgow - they supply, install and remove the rides at the end of the event so all you need to do is tell them where to be and when.  Like the sound of it?  Enquire now to see how you can make your childhood dreams come true.

8. Mobile Zoo


Are you and your other half animal lovers? Then why not have your wedding at a zoo or, failing that, hire a mobile zoo to bring the entertainment to you.  Fancy having your wedding photos photobombed by a llama? Or organising pony rides for your younger guests?  Or even having an up-close encounter with a snake, tarantula, or (for the more squeamish) a fluffy rabbit?  Suppliers like Crazy Creatures will bring the zoo, to you!  Animals are guaranteed to delight adults and kids alike so, for unique entertainment and a great way to have a wild wedding, consider having a mobile petting zoo for your big day.


9. Firework Displays


Firework displays are a popular form of wedding entertainment and, no matter how many displays you’ve seen, each is unique and astounding in its own right.  Imagine having a heart with your initials and blasted into the sky to mark your wedding day.  With modern pyrotechnics you can have an incredible variety of displays organised for your big day: from fireworks that match your colour theme to displays choreographed to music, the sky is (literally) the limit.  And what a way to round off one of the best days of your life?


10. Escape Rooms


A fan of puzzles?  You can guarantee some, if not all, of your guests will be too.  Escape rooms have become incredibly popular in recent years but did you know they could come to you?  You can have your very own, bespoke and fully facilitated escape room at your wedding venue.  These can be catered to smaller groups of guests as well as large parties so your wedding guests can have a chance to properly interact with each other.  Check out Escape Game Events to see how they can entertain you and your guests at your chosen wedding venue.


There’s an endless list of wedding entertainment ideas of which these are only 10!  The hardest part of all is deciding which wedding entertainment to choose but rest assured, any of these ideas will go down a treat with your wedding guests and keep them entertained on your big day.  Don't forget to get your live wedding band sorted - and we think we know exactly who you should go to for that