Bordesley Park Magician Owen Strickland

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland March Weddings

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland March Weddings

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland March Weddings at Kingscote Barn,Ye Old Bell, Bordesley Park, Redhouse Barn, and Alrewas Hayes

March is the first truly busy year of this crazy busy 2022. 5 corporate events and 5 weddings ( with a 10 day holiday in Jamaica in the middle)

Kingscote Barn

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland March Weddings

Firstly it was Kingscote Barn for Sam and Nick. This was a covid postponed wedding so it was great to see it finally happen. It was my first time at Kingscote Barn and what a fabulous venue it is. It’s nestled in a lovey Cotswold rural setting It was the lull between the wedding breakfast and the evening. It was a fabulous wedding 

You can see Kingscote Barn here https://kingscotebarn.co.uk

Ye Old Bell 

Next wedding was Sophie and William at Ye Old Bell in Retford. Sophie and William booked me via Bespoke Weddings who are a company who run competitions where you can literally win your wedding venue 

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland

I was booked for my Platinum package which is teh drinks reception and then around the tables during breakfast. 

This is a highlight video of the day 

The Ye Old Bell Website is here https://www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

Bordesley Park

Next it was Bordesley Park for Rosie and Mike, Another Covid postponement wedding, so nice to finally get it done 

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Bordesley is a venue that kindly recommends me to couples. This was again a “lull” booking, to perform between the wedding breakfast and the evening. It was great to work along side Stuart Myers photography. We both did the same wedding fayre the week before . He captures some great photos including these couple. The rest can be seen on my Social Media. Stuarts website is here https://www.stuartmyersphotography.co.uk

Redhouse Barn

Fiona and Thomas were next, at Redhouse Barn.This was an unexpected but very welcome glorious sunny day with mid 20’s heat. It made the drinks reception magic even better.

Here’s a fab video highlight 

Alrewas Hayes 

Finally in March it was Charlotte and Leon who got married at the amazing Alrewas Hayes. This another venue that kindly recommends me..They booked me when they saw me at the taster evening earlier in the year.It was another “lull” booking, filling that awkward gap between the wedding breakfast and evening reception. As an added bonus the absolute best wedding band The Collective were performing. You really need this awesome group at your wedding 

Here’s a highlight video of my time there 

 

So that concluded a busy month, with an hectic summer season coming up

 

For more info about having me at your wedding see my wedding page here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/wedding-magician-owen-strickland/

Warwick House Wedding with Owen Strickland Magician

Warwick House Wedding with Owen Strickland Magician

Warwick House Wedding with Owen Strickland Magician

Warwick House Wedding with Owen Strickland Magician this week.

It was back to one of my favourite venues Warwick House this weekend for Lydia and Callum’s Special Day. Callum booked me after seeing me at an open evening at the venue pre Covid.

I was booked to perform during the “lull” between the wedding breakfast and teh evening reception. This is such a good idea at Venues such as Warwick House where there isn’t much accommodation. It ,means the guests can sometimes get bored whilst waiting for the evening reception to start. Having me entertain stops this happening and keeps the energy of the day going.

Callum also booked my surprise waiter for Lydia, so her face when I kept saying we’d run out of her drinks was a picture.

The guests stayed at their tables for the most part, so I circled the room performing at the tables. I also as ever did my special tricks for the happy couple

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It was great to see Darren from David Wadley photography who was on hand to capture the day. There was also a very committed clumsy waiter, who was very funny. As I arrived he was putting an ice cream all over his head. It was a fabulous Winter Wedding 

For more info about Warwick House you can see the website here https://www.warwickhouse.co.uk

For more info about my wedding packages see this page https://owenstrickland.co.uk/wedding-magician-owen-strickland/

 

Birmingham Magician at Foxtail Barns

Birmingham Magician at Foxtail Barns

Birmingham Magician at Foxtail Barns

Birmingham Magician at Foxtail Barns this week for Hanna and Ben. 

Hannah booked me after seeing me at a Wedding Fayre last year. She booked me for my “platinum package” which is my most popular package at weddings 

Firstly it was mix and mingle magic during the drinks reception. I pranked teh best man that I was a duty manager first off which went down well. Then I mixed around the guests getting them in the mood for a fabulous day.This is such a good idea at a wedding as it helps break the ice for guests who have never met before.

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All the guests were amazing fun as you can see from the photos. 

Secondly after the speeches were all done, it was table magic. This is where I perform a mini show at each table between courses. As table plans mean people often sit with other guests they don’t know, again it’s a great ice breaker.

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The guests were again amazing fun and there os some great footage on teh video of the day

finally it was time for my special happy couple tricks for the bride and groom. 

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It was such a fabulous day, despite the best efforts of the weather! 

For more info about Foxtail barns see there website here https://foxtailbarns-venue.co.uk

 

For my wedding brochure take a look here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2022-magician-brochure.pdf

 

Wharfdale Grange Magic with Owen Strickland

Wharfdale Grange Magic with Owen Strickland

Wharfdale Grange Magic with Owen Strickland this week. I met Steph in Leeds just over 7 years ago> I dd some magic for her and she kept my details from then!

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This was the first wedding of 2022 and what a great start it was. Wharfdale Grange is a stunning venue and it helped make a fabulous;ous day.

Steph and Dean booked me for my Platinum package which is the most popular package I do. This is mix and Mingle magic during the drinks reception, which is a brilliant ice breaker for the two families.Its then table magic between the courses during the meal. This helps stop those awkward silences when guests don’t know each other as they sit down. Wharfdale has lovely long tables in its main room. This is a little unusual for weddings, but gives a love grand feel to the occasion 

So one down, and at the time of writing 71 weddings to go! This year is going to be the busiest of my 10 years by some distance. Many peak dates ate already fully booked, meaning couples should wait to enquire. Ive already had to tuen several couples down for summer dates, which I hate doing So don’t heists!! 🙂

 

Fore more info about my wedding magic see here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/wedding-magician-owen-strickland/

For more info about Wharfdale Grange their website is here https://wharfedalegrange.co.uk

Mill Barns Magic With Owen Strickland

Mill Barns Magic With Owen Strickland

Mill Barns Magic With Owen Strickland

Mill Barns Magic With Owen Strickland- my first booking as “Your Magical Wedding Emcee”

Tom and Danielle booked me a number of years ago after seeing me at another wedding.O

Originally they booked me to perform mix and mingle magic and table magic. However, with my new service they upgraded to being the Emcee for the day.This adds so much more to your already amazing day. As well as all teh magic I normally do in teh drinks reception and wedding breakfast, I also 

  • Arrive early to greet guests 
  • Ensure guests are at the right place at the right time 
  • Help photographer organise guests for group and family shots
  • Mix and mingle magic during drinks reception
  • Announce Bridal party into the room (to music if you like)
  • Table Magic around the wedding breakfast
  • Speeches warning so everyone has time to get drinks and comfort break
  • Introduce speeches

 

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The Video was very kindly done for me by Graham at Two Towers Media. It was actually the second time I’d worked with him this year, He absolutely captures what being a Wedding Emcee is, and in particular the big entrance for Tom and Danielle. They chose not to have music, so I got guests to wave their napkins instead.

To get in contact with Graham his website is here https://www.twotowersmedia.co.uk

It was also nice to work with Dan Round photography again. Ive also done a number of weddings with him over the years and I’ll look forward to seeing his photos. 

 

For more info about me being Your Magical Wedding Emcee see my page here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/your-magical-wedding-emcee/

 

Warwick House Wedding Magic With Owen Strickland

Warwick House Wedding Magic With Owen Strickland

Warwick House Wedding Magic With Owen Strickland

Warwick House Wedding Magic With Owen Strickland was at the venue twice in a week this Christmas 

Ant and Lisa

First off it was Ant and Lisa’s special day a couple of weeks before Christmas. They had seen me at another  wedding earlier in the year at Westmead Hotel, and booked me there and then. 

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Firstly it was mix and mingle around the guests during the drinks reception. The photos show how much the guests loved it. It was also a lovely surprise to see Kate from Still Light Photography there taking the photos. Kate is such a great photographer and lovely person. Her website can be found here https://stilllightphotography.co.uk

Secondly it was on to table magic between courses at the wedding breakfast. This is such a good way to stop awarded silences at the meal. Finally it was time for my special tricks for the happy couple, which went down a treat

 

Stu and Kerry

New Years Eve Wedding are always fun, and Stu and Kerry’s Special Day was no exception. They booked me for mix and mingle magic before the wedding breakfast. They saw me at an open evening at the venue a few years ago and booked me from that.Im very fortunate to be the recommended magician at Warwick House. It means I meet so many couples who are getting married there

Warwick House Wedding Magic With Owen Strickland

The guests all enjoyed some mix and mingle magic before doing my special tricks for Stu and Kerry. It wa then a dash off to enjoy New Year myslef

 

For more info about Warwick House you can see the website here https://www.warwickhouse.co.uk

Birmingham Magician at Nuthurst Grange Wedding

Birmingham Magician at Nuthurst Grange Wedding

Birmingham Magician at Nuthurst Grange-There’s little better than a Christmas Wedding. This Weekend saw me return to the stunning Nuthurst Grange for Ruairi and Harriet’s Wedding. The venue looked incredible with all the flame torches lit as I arrived. I was booked to perform mix and mingle magic during the drinks reception, prior to the speeches.

Birmingham Magician at Nuthurst Grange

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It was a black tie event, so everyone was truly in their most exclusive outfits. I performed around the room and you can see the reactions here. On hand to take these amazing photographs was Dave Causon. I have worked at weddings before with Dave and he’s a fabulous photographer. His images really speak for themselves. It was actually Dave that kindly recommended me to Ruairi and Harriet, so I have him to thank for the booking.

The guests all loved the magic, and it was then time to perform my Special tricks for the Bride and Groom. Dace was on hand to capture the moment!

It was my third time at Nuthurst this year, and I genuinely love performing there. 

For more information about Nuthurst Grange you can access their website here https://nuthurstgrange.com

Dave Causon’s excellent work can be seen at his website here https://www.davidcauson.com

For more information about me performing at your wedding take a look here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/wedding-magician-owen-strickland/

 

Bordesley Park Magic with Owen Strickland

Bordesley Park Magic with Owen Strickland

Bordesley Park Magic with Owen Strickland

Bordesley Park Magic with  Owen Strickland was at the venue twice in one weekend in August for two fabulous weddings.

First up it was Kareen and Gav, who had had to postpone a number of times due to Covid. However the day finally arrived and it was amazing fun. They had booked me after seeing me at an open day at the venue a few years ago. They wanted to perform at the lull between the wedding breakfast and evening reception

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This is a very popular package at Bordesley Park, as there’s no accommadation on site. It means the guests are milling about waiting for the DJ to start , so magic keeps them entertained.

 

The next wedding, just two days later it was Stuart and Ruth. They also had be booked for the same time.

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Both wedding s were amazing fun, as can be seen from the photos. Talking of phots, the other coincidence of teh weekend was that the same photographer was at both weddings. It’s strange how this occasionally happens. These photos are amongst my favourite of the whole summer. The very talented photographer is Mark Horton. the quality of his work is very clear to see, and he was great with guests on the day. You can contact Mark on all the usual Social media channels, and his website is https://www.markhortonphotos.com

For more information about teh fabulous Bordesley park, their website is here https://www.bordesleypark.co.uk

For more information about having me at your weddings and my new Wedding Emcee package, see my new page here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/weddingemceehire/

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland

Birmingham Magician Footballers Wedding

Birmingham Magician Footballers Wedding

Birmingham Magician Footballers Wedding at the stunning Wrenbury Hall.

Earlier in the packed Summer I was booked by professional footballer Samuel Ameobi for his wedding to Rachel.

It was the first big wedding after restrictions were relaxed after a long 18 months. There must have been 150 guests, which after the last year seemed like 1500!!

Firstly I dod mix and mingle magic around the two reception rooms of the beautiful Wrenbury Hall. The guests were amazing fun, and Rick Dell Photographer was there to capture some great images. The Rangers FC captain James Tavernier was there, and I have to say what a great bloke he was too. Theres some video footage of me performing to him and his friend, and it shows what a great laugh they were.

Secondly I then performed my social Bride and Groom Trick for Samuel and Rachel, which went down a treat as the photos show.

Finally it was into the wedding breakfast where I performed around the tables between courses. This was not before probably the best bridal party entrance Ive ever seen. The parents, Best man, Bridesmaids were all introduced in by an Emcee, and danced into the room, It was such a great spectacle!!

The tables we’re as much fun as they had been in the drinks reception, and again James Tavernier a great laugh. What a great start to a busy Summer!! 

Fore more info about me performing at your event take a look here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/wedding-magician-owen-strickland/

To get in contact with the fabulous Rick Dell his website is here https://rickdellphotography.co.uk

 

Birmingham Magician Dodmoor House

Birmingham Magician at Dodmoor House

Birmingham Magician at Dodmoor House

Birmingham Magician at Dodmoor House

Another new venue for me today, Dodmoor House in Northants.And what a gorgeous venue it is!!

Lauren sadly had to postpone from 2020, but  had a lovely  intimate wedding of 30 guests. 

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It was a beautiful sunny day. Everyone was sat in the lovely Courtyard when I arrived. I was booked for the lull after the wedding breakfast,  and before the evening reception. So it was magic in the sunshine in the beautiful Courtyard. It was also the perfect setting for the Bride and Groom Trick, as you can see !!

They had originally also booked me to do 20 mins stand up magic. However Lauren and I recognised everyone was having a great time sat in the sun, and more close up magic was the order of the day.

 

For more information about me performing at weddings, download may brochure here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2022-magician-brochure.pdf

Fore more info about the fabulous Dodmoor House see their website here https://www.dodmoorhouse.co.uk

The remaining 2021 summer dates are nearing pretty much full. There are a few dates left , but they are going quickly. Similarly 2022 is now filling up very quick. At the time of writing I have 50 booked in for 2022, so please be quick 🙂