Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland back at his favourite venue, Alrewas Hayes. I make no secret that Alrewas Hayes is my favourite venue. Today was a  day and it was Liv and Rich who had an amazing day. They booked me after seeing me at a taster evening at the venue last year. Indeed one of my favourite photos from last year was Liv at the taster evening. The venue does this for all brides and grooms booked for the next 12 months. It shows the room in all its splendour, and allows the couples to taste the various food options. Its always a great night and I am very privileged to be invited to them.

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Liv and Rich were great fun both on the taster evening and on their special day. There was not a cloud in the sky. They booked me for my Platinum package.First it was Mix and Mingle magic in the beautiful garden. Secondly it was table magic around the breakfast, including my special tricks for the happy couple. The photographer didn’t wish to photograph me when I performed for them both. Thankfully I always get a guest to do this for the happy couple, so they had the great reaction shots you can see.

Alrewas Hayes

Alrewas has quite correctly been voted as one of the top 100 venues to get married in the world. The owners Toby and Bonnie live on site and genuinely care about their couples. The team is also amazing has been bolstered this year to cope with its popularity.To have a look at this amazing venue, contact them via the website here https://alrewashayes.com

There are a couple of open days on a Saturday every year, as well as Wedding fayres on Sundays in March and Autumn. It really is one of those venues you need to see to believe. its also that such a wonderful venue is local to us, just outside Lichfield.

For more pictures of me performing at Alrewas please check out my gallery here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/magician-gallery/

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland at Festival Wedding Wedfest

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland at Festival Wedding Wedfest

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland at Festival Wedding Wedfest. A first for me in Shropshire today;- a festival wedding. I was booked for the post ceremony drinks reception at http://www.morrellswoodfarm.co.uk .Firstly it was mix and mingle with the guests, then some tricks for Andrew and Angela.

Two amazing Tips were erected.One for guest to have drinks and food, and the other for the band to be playing in. Andrew, the groom, is in a band, so it was only right that they play a set to wow everyone!

There was an American Bus to serve food, and a well stocked drinks bar! The weather had been unsettled early in the day, but by the time I got there it was blue skies and quite warm. Perfect English evening weather.

A big bonus for me is that the amazing Ben Fones Photographer was there to capture the day. Ben is an amazing photographer, there really is no better around. It says it all that two of my business cards have photos that Ben took on them. There are also numerous featured in showreels/flyers etc. He is a magicians dream in that he just knows how to capture the reactions perfectly.

You can see more of Bens amazing work at his website here https://www.benfonesphotography.com/weddings/

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

2019 is already shaping up to be a busy year, so please get in touch with me to see how I can make YOUR day more magical.

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

 

Today I was  back at my favourite venue, Alrewas Hayes. I make no secret that this is my absolute favourite venue. Today was a hot summers day and it was for Rich and Felicity, who had an amazing day. They booked me after seeing me at a taster evening at the venue last year. The venue does this for all brides and grooms booked for the next 12 months. It shows the room in all its splendour, and allows the couples to taste the various food options. Its always a great night and I am very privileged to be invited 

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

 

Rich and Felicity were great fun both on the taster evening and on their special day. There was not a cloud in the sky. They booked me for my Platinum package.First it was Mix and Mingle magic in the beautiful garden. Secondly it was table magic around the breakfast, including my special tricks for the happy couple.

 

Alrewas Hayes

Alrewas has quite correctly been voted as one of the top 100 venues to get married in the world. The owners Toby and Bonnie live on site and genuinely care about their couples. The team is also amazing has been bolstered this year to cope with its popularity.To have a look at this amazing venue, contact them via the website here https://alrewashayes.com

There are a couple of open days on a Saturday every year, as well as Wedding fayres on Sundays in March and Autumn. It really is one of those venues you need to see to believe. its also that such a wonderful venue is local to us, just outside Lichfield.

For more pictures of me performing at Alrewas please check out my gallery here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/magician-gallery/

 

Corporate Magician Birmingham Owen Strickland at The Belfry

Corporate Magician Birmingham Owen Strickland at The Belfry

Corporate Magician Birmingham Owen Strickland at The Belfry

Corporate Magician Birmingham Owen Strickland at The Belfry

 Magician Birmingham Owen Strickland at The Belfry, this time for an amazing event put on by Minster. This was my second booking for the company this year after perfroming at their post Christmas Event at Ardencote.

Firstly it was mix and mingle magic around the Foyer at the Belfry, before going round the table and providing entertainment at between courses during the meal. It was a genuinely great crowd and they have kindly provided me with these photos from the night. 

 

 

 

For more information about how I can make your event even better, and get amazing reactions like these, please see here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/corporate-magician-birmingham/

For more information about The Belfry see their website here https://www.thebelfry.co.uk/

 

 

 

Warwick House Magician Owen Strickland

Warwick House Wedding Magician Owen Strickland

Warwick House Wedding Magician Owen Strickland

Warwick House Wedding Magician Owen Strickland

I was back at the amazing Warwick House today for Blaine and Steph’s wedding. I was booked by them at the Lea Marston Fayre in Feb, a day that was heavy snow. Today was lovely and Sunny. Perfect weather for a wedding

They booked me me for my most popular package. Firstly this is mix and mingle after the ceremony. I go around the guests in the bar area or garden and get everyone in the mood. Then it is around the tables during the wedding breakfast. Finally it is some special bride and groom tricks at the Top table as seen in the photos.

The amazing photographs were kindly taken by Janine from https://www.photographybyjaninehealy.co.uk. 

This was the first time I have done a wedding with Janine who was assisted by http://www.minipixevents.co.uk 

As I am now a recommended supplier at Warwick House, I will hopefully be doing many more weddings here. One of my first weddings was here, so its somewhere I am very fond of. One of my business cards features a photo from this frost wedding. I am soon going to be putting an item in the goody bag that prospective brides and grooms get. I will also be at the open evenings that they hold a few times a year. To have a look at the venue this is the websitehttps://www.warwickhouse.co.uk

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

It has 100’s of weddings featured on there from the last few years. Im very lucky that photographers kindly allow me to have the photos after the event. The saying is very true. A picture paints a thousand words.

Please get in contact to discuss how I can make your day even better.

 

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland

5 Tips to Enhance Your Event

5 Tips to Enhance Your Event

 

Whether you’re planning a corporate event, getting married, or just throwing a party for the hell of it, there’s a lot that goes into planning your party.

Once you’ve got the basics planned, it’s time to think about how you can take your event from “just another party” to “OMG how good was that?”

Here’s a look at five ways you can enhance your event.

1.   Make it Magic!

Magic is always exhilarating to watch. Whether you have a table magician who casually takes part in your event or have a full on performance as the centrepiece entertainment of your party, a magician is sure to get people talking, scratching their heads, and asking what just happened.It will also provide you with some amazing reaction shots, that will last long after the day has ended 

The beauty of booking a magician is that you don’t just get the magic show element, but the camaraderie with guests and additional performance elements, such as comedy, too.

2.   Surprise with Fireworks

Fireworks are the ideal addition to a party. The versatility and fun they give you means they’re always an added dimension to any party.

Fireworks can be used at the beginning of the party as a way to greet arriving guests. They can be used for a traditional grand finale at the end of the night, or you can even use indoor fireworks, from small sparklers to full on indoor pyro, if you’re cutting a cake, giving out awards, or even just to accompany the DJ or live band’s performance.

Which brings us nicely onto our next tip…

3.   Choose Live Music

Every event needs music – it helps to create atmosphere and entertain your guests even when there’s nothing special taking place at that moment.

While it’s rather easy to hook your smartphone up to a speaker and stream your playlist these days, having live music is always a much better idea. Live musicians can enhance the mood and pick up on the subtle signals your guests might be sending. For example, a great band is instantly able to play more upbeat songs if the mood seems to be dying down or slow it down if the situation calls for it.

A great live band really can make your event!

4.   Get Guests Sharing

It’s not for everyone, but it’s hard to deny that social media is a big part of our lives as well as the events we attend. The use of hashtags at events is widely encouraged and one fun way to get people sharing more is to have a social media wall at your event. This is a big digital display that’s updating with the tweets and posts people are sending using different platforms. It can work well in a big event and get everyone involved in the different things happening around the venue!

If you do this, just be sure to manage it well – you might want social engagement but you also want to ensure the people there are actually “present” at the event and not just on their phones!

5.   Opt for Smart Lighting

Finally, you can enhance your event with the use of smart lighting, sometimes referred to as intelligent lighting. These are, essentially, solutions allowing your lighting to respond and change according to different things. For example, you could use lights to display a seating chart on a big wall and then have it transformed into a wall of stars by the end of the night. Your smart lights could also follow the dancers on the dance floor and so on. The options are endless and smart lighting will add to the atmosphere of your event or party – it’s also an affordable way to decorate without having to buy physical décor items!

The above five tips will help you transform your event and enhance the mood of your occasion, whatever the reason for your party!

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland at Moxhull Hall

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland at Moxhull Hall

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland at Moxhull Hall

Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland-It was wonderful to be back at Moxhull Hall for the wedding of Dave and Vanessa. Vanessa had originally met me at a wedding fair at Swinfen Hall, and decided to book. A quick visit to their home to meet Dave, and it was all confirmed.

The day, as most days this summer, was a scorcher! 

 

First it was mix and mingle magic around the stunning gardens of Moxhull. Dave and Vanessa were getting their all important photographs taken, and Peter Blanchflower was on hand to take them. As you can see from teh photos above, Peter always manages to capture teh exact moments of reaction. He is one of the most respected photographers across the region.For more info about Peters work you can see his website here http://www.peterblanchflower.co.uk

Next it was table magic during the wedding breakfast. Each table had a number of tricks before finally performing my special tricks for the Bride and Groom. As you can see from Vanessas’s reaction, they loved it.

 

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

 

For more information about Moxhull hall take a look at their website here http://www.moxhullhall.co.uk

 

 

 

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

Today I was  back at my favourite venue, Alrewas Hayes. I make no secret that this is my absolute favourite venue. Today was a hot summers day and it was for Suzie and Adam, who had an amazing day. They booked me after seeing me at a taster evening at the venue last year. The venue does this for all brides and grooms booked for the next 12 months. It shows the room in all its splendour, and allows the couples to taste the various food options. Its always a great night and I am very privileged to be invited to them. Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland Alrewas Hayes Magician Owen Strickland

 

Suzie and Adam were great fun both on the taster evening and on their special day. There was not a cloud in the sky. They booked me for my Platinum package.First it was Mix and Mingle magic in the beautiful garden. Secondly it was table magic around the breakfast, including my special tricks for the happy couple.

 

Alrewas Hayes

Alrewas has quite correctly been voted as one of the top 100 venues to get married in the world. The owners Toby and Bonnie live on site and genuinely care about their couples. The team is also amazing has been bolstered this year to cope with its popularity.To have a look at this amazing venue, contact them via the website here https://alrewashayes.com

There are a couple of open days on a Saturday every year, as well as Wedding fayres on Sundays in March and Autumn. It really is one of those venues you need to see to believe. its also that such a wonderful venue is local to us, just outside Lichfield.

For more pictures of me performing at Alrewas please check out my gallery here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/magician-gallery/

Swallows Nest Barn Magic

Swallows Nest Barn Magician Owen Strickland

Swallows Nest Barn Magician Owen Strickland

Swallows Nest Barn Magician Owen Strickland

It was amazing to be back at Swallows Nest Barn again today, my only visit for this year !Today it was Adele and Ben’s Special day. The and actually booked me nearly two years prior to the event, so it was great when the day actually arrived. Again it was a glorious Summers Day! What a Summer we are having this year, the best in memory.

I was booked for my most popular package, my “Platinum Package”. This is when I perform mix and mingle magic during the drinks reception. Its a great Ice Breaker for the two families, who maybe haven’t net before. It means i can ground and amaze guests as the happy couple are busy having the all important photographs taken. Then is was around the tables during the meal so every table had some magic. I did this between the courses so not to interrupt the amazing food.

Swallows Nest has fantastic food, and today it was a joint of meat that was served by a nominated “head chef” on each table. The carving at the table is such a great idea, and provides both a little entertainment as well as various size cuts of meat!!

I the dod my special tricks for the Happy couple, which we did outside as it was such a lovely day. On hand to capture these was photographer By Asha. As you can see she captured some amazing photos. You can see more of her work here https://www.byasha.co.uk

For more info about the amazing Swallows Nest take a look at their website here https://www.swallowsnestbarn.co.uk

For more info about what packages I can provide for YOUR wedding see here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/wedding-magician-owen-strickland/

 

Lichfield Magician Owen Strickland at The Schoolhouse Weeford

Staffordshire Magician Owen Strickland at Schoolhouse

Staffordshire Magician Owen Strickland at Schoolhouse

Staffordshire Magician Owen Strickland at Schoolhouse again for Connell and Gemma Special Day. The couple had booked me at a Wedding Fayre the previous year. They booked me for the lull between the wedding breakfast and the evening. This is a really popular booking, especially if there is no accommodation at the venue. This is the case at The Schoolhouse, so there is a natural lull between the breakfast and evening.

I went around the tables as guests were still sitting, and also visited those who had ventured outside. It was, as ever this summer, a glorious sunny day. Tis showed The Schoolhouse in all its splendour. h

Debbie and Mark from Priory Photography were on hand to capture the reactions of the guests as I circulated. As you can see from the photos they managed to get the amazing reactions perfectly. I finished off by doing my special Bride and Groom tricks for Connell and Gemma. You can see Debbie and Marks work at their website here http://www.priory-photodesign.co.uk

I had these lovely words form Connell after the wedding “Top Magician. Owen performed at our wedding and wowed all of the guests, his tricks take you completely by surprise and you have no idea how they’ve been done”

The Schoolhouse

The Schoolhouse is such a lovely venue, situated between Lichfield and Tamworth at Weeford. Im very lucky to be a recommended supplier at the venue. I am booked to do the Wedding Coordinators’s sons wedding there next year. As well as a very popular Wedding Venue, it also is an outstanding restaurant as well. I have eaten there many times so can give it my personal thumbs up. For Weddings it has a lovely permanent Marquee at the rear of the building with a Sun terrace next to it. It has amazing views over the stream and bridge in the fields below. These make an amazing photo setting.

For more information on me performing at weddings please take a look at my wedding page here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/wedding-magician-owen-strickland/