Alewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland was back at the venue for the wedding of Louise and Daryl. Its no secret that Alrewas Hayes is my favourite venue, and one i probably attend more than any other. Today it was the wedding of Louise and Daryl who booked me on the very kind recommendation of staff at the Venue.

Firstly it was mx and mingle in the lovely garden/courtyard area, before going round the tables between courses at the wedding breakfast. This included the special tricks for the happy couple of course!!

Alewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Brde and Groom Magic with Owen Strickland

 

For more information about having me perform at your wedding take a look at my wedding page here http://owenstrickland.co.uk/wedding-magician-owen-strickland/

For more information about the wonderful Alrewas Hayes, take a look at their website here https://alrewashayes.com

Owen Strickland Magic in Top 10 UK Blog sites!

Owen Strickland Magic in Top 10 UK Blog sites!!

Owen Strickland Magic in Top 10 UK Blog sites!!

Owen Strickland Magic in Top 10 UK Blog sites!! I just had a few days R&R In Spain with some friends before this weekends Weddings. Whilst there I was delighted to get an email from Anuj Agarwal at https://blog.feedspot.com/uk_magic_blogs/ to say my Blog is in the top 10 Magic Blogs in the UK!

I was thrilled about this and it was a very pleasant surprise. I don’t consider myself an expert in any way shape or from, but what I do try and do is keep anyone coming to the site up to date in what Weddings and events I am performing at. For me, it gives peace of mind that visitors to the site who are looking for a magician, can see how many events I do. There are so  many magicians who state they’re are constantly busy, and may well be? However there Website and Social Media suggest that the opposite os the case. 

I truly believe that prospective clients can see all the events I do as they then have peace of mind they are getting genuinely a busy magician. Similary they can go to my gallery and see evidence of the 70-80 Weddings I perform at every year.

To view the photos in my gallery take a look here http://owenstrickland.co.uk/magician-gallery/

Feedspot is a great resource for viewing Blogs on a massive range of subjects, there is bound to be one of interest to you!! Take a look here https://blog.feedspot.com

 

Birmingham Wedding Magician Owen Strickland at Nuthurst Grange

Birmingham Wedding Magician Owen Strickland at Nuthurst Grange

Birmingham Wedding Magician Owen Strickland at Nuthurst Grange

Birmingham Wedding Magician Owen Strickland at Nuthurst Grange

Birmingham Wedding Magician Owen Strickland at Nuthurst Grange for Daniel and Caddy’s amazing day! I was booked for the lull period between the wedding breakfast and the evening festivities. First, as guests moved from the main house down to the annex, I started mingling and performing. It was quickly clear that this was a lively bunch of guests. This is always a good thing as we can bounce off each other .

The photographer for the day was the amazing Tammie Louise. She took these stunning  photos which are my favourite of the year! She has perfectly captured the moment of reaction, and why people should book me to start with ! To contact Tammie her website is https://www.tammielouisephotography.co.uk/worcester-wedding-photographer.php

Birmingham Wedding Magician Owen Strickland at Nuthurst Grange

Birmingham Wedding Magician Owen Strickland at Nuthurst Grange

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland

 

As an added surprise my good friend Andy Sax was there to provide his amazing skills to the evening. He had ben booked as a surprise for the groom, and it went down amazingly well. It was an amazing wedding and one was thrilled to be part of.

 

For more information about Nuthurst Grange take a look at their website here http://www.nuthurst-grange.co.uk

Fot more information about me performing at weddings take a look at my wedding page here http://owenstrickland.co.uk/wedding-magician-owen-strickland/

 

Mills Barn Alveley Magic With Owen Strickland Magic

Mills Barn Alveley Magic with Owen Strickland

Mills Barn Alveley Magic with Owen Strickland

Mills Barn Alveley Magic with Owen Strickland

Mills Barn Alveley Magic with Owen Strickland-Iwas thrilled today to be at the relatively new and totally stunning venue https://themillbarns-venue.co.uk/exclusive-use-wedding-venue/. I had seen pictures online showing how stunning it is, but its even better in the flesh. It was a beautiful summers day for the wedding of Gemma and Chris. I firstly performed around the tables after the wedding breakfast before moving outside for the “lull”. 

The festivities were captured by a videographer who filmed me performing the special Bride and Groom Tricks outside on the terrace. Their page is here http://www.upclosewedding.co.uk

Bride and Groom Magic at Mill Barns with Owen Strickland

Bride and Groom Magic at Mill Barns with Owen Strickland

Bride and Groom Magic at Mill Barns with Owen Strickland

Bride and Groom Magic at Mill Barns with Owen Strickland

For more info about this amazing venue have a look at there website here https://themillbarns-venue.co.uk/barn-wedding-venues/

For information about me performing at weddings take a look at my wedding page here http://owenstrickland.co.uk/wedding-magician-owen-strickland/

Drayton Manor Park Magic with Midlands Magician Owen Strickland

Drayton Manor Park Magic with Midlands Magician Owen Strickland

Drayton Manor Park Magic with Midlands Magician Owen Strickland

Drayton Manor Park Magic with Midlands Magician Owen Strickland

Drayton Manor Park Magic with Midlands Magician Owen Strickland. I was delighted today to be back at Drayton manor Park for Luke and Kristen’s Special Day. They had met me at an engagement party last year at The Belfry and booked me there and then. The timings of it was perfect, so I could go straight there from my previous wedding at Weston Hall. A heavy rainstorm had just about finished as I arrived, meaning I could split my time both inside and outside with guests.

It was initially some magic around the tables after the Wedding Breakfast and Speeches, before some mix and mingle magic around the room and outside terrace. Everyone was such good fun. It was a quite a young crowd, and they were were all very much in the spirit of the day!

As ever it was then my Special Bride and Groom Trick with the Happy Couple!!

Drayton Manor Park Magic with Midlands Magician Owen StricklandDrayton Manor Park Magic with Midlands Magician Owen Strickland

Drayton Manor Park Magic with Midlands Magician Owen Strickland

Drayton Manor Park Magic with Midlands Magician Owen Strickland

For more information about me performing at Weddings see my Wedding Page here http://owenstrickland.co.uk/wedding-magician-owen-strickland/

To view the fabulous Drayton Manor Venue take a peek at their page here http://www.draytonmanorhotel.co.uk/weddings

 

Weston Hall Stafford Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Weston Hall Stafford Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Weston Hall Stafford Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Weston Hall Stafford Magician Owen Strickland Magic

I was delighted to be back at Weston Hall for the wonderful day of Lisa and Stephen. I was booked for Mix and Mingle Magic for after the wedding breakfast. The weather just held off to do both inside and outside for the guests. One if the guests had a drone which was causing much fascination and was very impressive!! There will be some amazing footage for the happy couple walking through the gardens. 

Photography was taken care of by https://www.facebook.com/savethedateimagery/ who was seamlessly mingling around the guests. As ever it was finally time for my Special Tricks for the Bride and Groom that can be seen below.

Weston Hall Stafford Magician Owen Strickland MagicWeston Hall Stafford Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Weston Hall Stafford Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Weston Hall Stafford Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Weston Hall Stafford Magician Owen Strickland Magic

For more pictures of me performing at around 70 Weddings a year take a look at my gallery here http://owenstrickland.co.uk/magician-gallery/

For details on Weston Hall and its fabulous Weddings, take a look at its site here http://weston-hall.co.uk/weddings/

 

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Wedding Magician Owen Strickland Writes Blog on Wedding Entertainment

Wedding Magician Owen Strickland Writes Blog on Wedding Entertainment

I was recently asked by the folks at www.evereverafter.co.uk to write an article about what to look for when booking your wedding entertainment.This is what I wrote;

I perform at about 70 weddings a year, so I’m pretty experienced at this sort of thing. And over the years, I’ve learned a thing or two about booking wedding entertainers.

Firstly, make time to see the act you are going to book in person. Whether that’s at a wedding fair, or a gig they are performing at. I find – particularly with magicians – they can have an amazing website but in reality they’re not very experienced in person, which can often result in poor feedback from guests afterwards.

Ask how many weddings they’ve worked at and if they’ve got any evidence. I’ve got photos and videos from over 200 weddings I’ve performed at over the past few years. If a magician can’t provide that, consider why that may be. You want to feel confident they are who they say they are before parting with your money.

By meeting the magician, you’ll get a feel for their personality. It’s important that a magician is amiable and able to interact with your guests. There are many differing styles of magic and not all may suit your audience.

Once you’ve met them, start your research! What’s their online feedback like? Does it look like it’s genuine? Lots of anonymous quotes from friends does not mean they are good entertainers. I have over 250 five star reviews, and around 130 from brides and grooms who’ve voted for me in The Wedding Industry Awards.

Make sure you Google the performer. If Google hasn’t heard of them, there’s probably a good reason why. If they state they are award-winning, ask them about the awards and if they have proof – or see if you can find proof. I’ve not personally seen a magician’s website that isn’t award-winning but few have details of what the award is. The same applies to the word international. Performing a trick for the barman on holiday does not make them an international magician!

Ask if they’re a member of The Magic Circle. It’s not the end of the world if they’re not, there are lots of amazing magicians who choose not to be, but it’s another layer of comfort about the act your booking.

Ensure you confirm that they have full Public Liability insurance. If they haven’t – avoid! God forbid they have an accident on your wedding day and they don’t have insurance. Make sure you get a contract that secures you both, and an invoice too. Most insurance companies require this now in any case.

Finally – don’t  go for the cheapest option. There may be a reason why they’re cheap. Have you ever bought Ryanair seats only to complain about the experience from the moment you arrive at the airport? Don’t have a Ryanair experience on the most important day of your life. You deserve the best, as do your guests.

A magician is perfect for a wedding as they can look after your guests when there’s a lull in proceedings. Whether it’s ice breaking magic during the photographer’s session or when you’re having your all-important couple photos. A magician can mix and mingle between two families and create fun, laughs and add to a great experience.

Table magic can also take place during the wedding breakfast. It’s difficult to sort a seating plan that keeps everyone happy, so a magician will provide an excellent opportunity for people who have not met, to engage with each other at the table. The lull between the breakfast and evening is also popular, as guests have nothing to do other than wait for the evening reception to start. Equally the evening reception is popular as the evening guests get to be involved which helps them settle in once they arrive.

The article was featured here http://www.evereverafter.co.uk/blog/making-your-wedding-day-magic-416

 

Walsall Magician Owen Strickland at Barons Court Hotel

Walsall Magician Owen Strickland at Barons Court Hotel

Walsall Magician Owen Strickland at Barons Court Hotel

Walsall Magician Owen Strickland at Barons Court Hotel. Its been many years since Ive performed at Barons Court, but today I was back for Christina and Ashley’s Wedding. The couple had met me at a Wedding Fair locally a few years ago and booked me there and then. 

It was mix and mingle/table magic around the few tables after the breakfast and Speeches were finished. Including, as ever, my Special Tricks for the Happy Couple. These photographs were taken by a guest who has a clearly great eye for capturing the moment. His name was Fred and his email is fmarcher@virginmedia.com

Walsall Magician Owen Strickland at Barons Court HotelWalsall Magician Owen Strickland at Barons Court HotelWalsall Magician Owen Strickland at Barons Court Hotel

For more photos of me performing at wedding stake a look at my gallery here http://owenstrickland.co.uk/magician-gallery/

Barons Court Website is here https://www.baronscourt-hotel.co.uk

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Ashton Lodge Wedding

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Ashton Lodge Wedding

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Ashton Lodge Wedding

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Ashton Lodge Wedding. It was a gorgeous summer day and also the day of a Royal Wedding!! I was delighted to be back at Ashton Lodge near Rugby again for the first time this year. It was Sean and Becky’s special day and they could not have asked for better weather at a stunning venue. 

Sean had booked me almost two years ago after seeing me at a Wedding fair at Ansty Hall. 

First it was mix and mingle magic whilst the happy couple had their photographs taken. I mingled amongst the guests in the garden area and reactions were great as can be seen form the photos. Finally when Sean and Becky had finished their phots, taken by Luke Warwick Photography, it was time for my “Special Tricks” for the two of them. 

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Ashton Lodge Wedding

Mix and Mingle magic

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Ashton Lodge Wedding

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Ashton Lodge Wedding

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Ashton Lodge Wedding

Bride and Groom magic

 

 

For other photos of me performing at weddings take a look at my page here http://owenstrickland.co.uk/magician-gallery/

For details about Ashton Lodge take a look here http://www.ashtonlodgecountryhouse.com

For more info about Luke Warwick photography take a look at his site here https://www.lukewarwick.co.uk

 

Warwick House Magician Owen Strickland

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Warwick House

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Warwick House

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Warwick House

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Warwick House. I was delighted today to be back at the stunning Warwick House in Southam. I’m very lucky that this venue recommends me and today it was Christine and Paul’s Special Day. Firstly it was a glorious sunny day, which meant that the ceremony could take place outside. Accompanied by a string quartet Christine and Paul got married in the garden area to rapturous applause from the two families and guests. 

Firstly I did mix and mingle magic around the garden after the ceremony, before doing table magic at the Wedding Breakfast. My schoolboy French came in useful whilst entertaining Pauls family, who are French ( and great fun)

As ever it was finally time for my special Bride and Groom tricks, which were captured below. 

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Warwick House

Owen Strickland Magic at Warwick House performing for Bride and Groom

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Warwick House

Mix and Mingle Magic at Warwick house with Owen Strickland Magic

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Warwick House

Special Tricks for the bride and Groom with Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Warwick House

Warwick House Magic with Owen Strickland

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Warwick House

Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Warwick House

For more images of me performing at weddings take a look at my gallery here http://owenstrickland.co.uk/magician-gallery/

For more info about the fabulous;ous Warwick House look here https://www.warwickhouse.co.uk