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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://owenstrickland.co.uk/magician-gallery/

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

 

 

Ansty Hall Magic with Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Ansty Hall Magic with Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Ansty Hall Magic with Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Ansty Hall Magic with Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Magic. Today I was back at the very lovely Ansty Hall Hotel in Warwickshire for the wedding of Paul and Sarah. They had met me at a Wedding fair at the venue two years ago and booked me there and then. Its been scary how quickly those two years have gone!

Paula and Sarah booked me for my most popular or “Full Package”. Firstly this is mix and mingle magic during the post ceremony drinks reception, followed by table magic during the Breakfast. It was a cold day so guest were all in the library for the majority of the first session. Everyone was great fun and the children got involved as well.

Then it was onto the Orangery for table magic at each and every table. This included my special top table tricks for the bride and groom, which you can see below.

Ansty Hall Magic with Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Ansty Hall Magic with Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Ansty Hall Magic with Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Bride and Groom Special Trick

Ansty Hall Magic with Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Magic

The stunned look of the Bride

Ansty Hall Magic with Warwickshire Magician Owen Strickland Magic

That magcal moment

 

For more information about how I can improve YOUR Wedding, please take a look at my services page here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/magician-services/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Styal Lodge Magic with Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Styal Lodge Magic with Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Styal Lodge Magic with Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Styal Lodge Magic with Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Today I was at the Beautiful Styal Lodge in Cheshire. It was my first visit to this amazing barn venue and it didnt disappoint. Laura and Richard had seen me at Alrewas Hayes Wedding fair the previous year ad booked me for their Special Day.

First it was mix and mingle magic as the guests arrived from the church followed by table magic around the breakfast. All the guests were such fun and in the party spirit!

Finally before leaving it was time for ,y special bride and groom tricks as seen below.

Styal Lodge Magic with Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Styal Lodge Magic with Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland Magic

Styal Lodge Magic with Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland Magic Styal Lodge Magic with Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland Magic Styal Lodge Magic with Birmingham Magician Owen Strickland Magic

 

For more information about my wedding services or to view my brochure, click here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/magician-services/

For details of Styal Lodge take a look at their website here http://www.styallodge.co.uk

 

Wedding Magician in Birmingham Owen Strickland at Skylark Farm

Wedding Magician in Birmingham Owen Strickland at Skylark Farm

Wedding Magician in Birmingham Owen Strickland at Skylark Farm

Wedding Magician in Birmingham Owen Strickland at Skylark Farm for Fran and James Wedding. It was a day of firsts today. It was both my first wedding of the year and also my first wedding at this fabulous venue. 

I was booked for the lull between the wedding breakfast and the evening reception. This is a great time for a magician, particularly at a venue such as Skylark. As there is no accommodation at the venue, guests have no where to go in the natural lull between the breakfast and the evening. This means i can walk around the tables and keep guests entertained as they wait for the evening guests to arrive. It also allows me some time to do some special tricks for the most important people there- the Happy Couple!

These are some photos of me performing these special bride and groom tricks for Fran and James;-her reactions say it all!

Wedding Magician in Birmingham Owen Strickland at Skylark Farm

Wedding Magician in Birmingham Owen Strickland at Skylark Farm

Wedding Magician in Birmingham Owen Strickland at Skylark Farm

Bride and Groom magic

Wedding Magician in Birmingham Owen Strickland at Skylark Farm

Hi fives off the bride!!

Wedding Magician in Birmingham Owen Strickland at Skylark Farm

Impressed Brde

For more pictures of me performing at Weddings and other events, please take a look at my gallery here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/magician-gallery/ 

For information about marrying at Skylark Farm take a look at their website here http://www.skylarkfarm.co.uk