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Be original hire a wedding magician!


If, for your special day you are looking for something original, and let’s face it for today’s costly and uber trendy weddings originality is a must; then you could do well to consider hiring a wedding magician.

On that big day, you want everything to go perfectly. This is not an annual event after all, but the most important day of your life and the pinnacle of months of preparation. It has to be right.

When booking your wedding magician, there are a number of factors to consider:

  • Distance.
  • Type of Performance.
  • Duration.
  • The Date and Time of the Event.
  • The Number of Guests.
  • The Performer’s Experience

All professional magicians would be prepared to travel a remote location. Obviously, the further away your venue, the greater the cost of hiring your chosen entertainer.

Type of Performance
Different weddings require different types of entertainment, and a wedding magician can offer a range of magic shows to fit your needs. Magicians can be cheeky and chatty, or formal and silent. Some perform mentalism routines, astounding your guests with their mind reading skills, whilst others specialise in ropes and cards or just use the items off the dining tables.

  • A professional performer will be able to help you decide what is best for your particular wedding reception. Having decided on the style with them, you may also find that the wedding magician can perform their routines in a number of ways:
  • A Table-Hopping magician will entertain your guests, between courses, while they are seated at a formal dinner. They are adept at performing, whilst not obstructing any catering staff from performing their job.
  • Mix & Mingle magic is a very popular approach for any event where people are standing in groups. Often, the magician will appear to be another guest before unexpectedly performing their routines.
  • With a Close-up Show the magician will perform close up magic in a set location, performing his routines as people approach. This is a popular option for those wishing a less intrusive form of magical entertainment.
  • A Cabaret Show occurs on the stage or dance floor, where the guests would sit and watch a set-length performance – usually 45 minutes to an hour.

A typical wedding magician will, depending on the type of entertainment you’re looking for, perform for 2-3 hours across a 3-4 hour period. In between performances they will be resetting, preparing for the next period and grabbing something to eat and drink before entertaining you with some more magical miracles.

The Date and Time of the Event
Simply put, some days are more expensive than others. Booking your magician on Christmas Day is going to cost you a lot more than booking them on a chilly Tuesday evening in April. But then again, you’ve already found that out with the caterers, the DJ and the ice carving delivery service.

The Number of Guests
With a larger reception, the wedding magician will have to prepare a lot more routines and perform for a longer period, to ensure that all your guests have been fully entertained.

The Performer’s Experience
This is possibly the most important factor when choosing the right wedding magician for your reception. A professional close-up magician will typically charge between £250 and £650 for their services, depending on the requirements listed above. A cabaret act’s prices, with all their ‘big box’ illusions, may differ.

Hunting around, you can possibly find cheaper, but you are taking the risk of hiring someone who ‘knows a few tricks’, rather than a full-time, dedicated professional. It’s like letting your ‘friend’s kid brother’ do the music, you may pay less in cash, but ultimately, it could cost you a lot more.

So to hire a wedding magician could certainly give your wedding that special wow factor and make it stand out from the crowd.


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Event At The Honourable Artillery Company



The Honourable Artillery Company event has resided in the same location for almost four hundred years, and their charity work is known widely. It was Casablanca Hire’s pleasure to provide them with excellent service and catering hire for their event. It was a highly complex arrangement, as the Honourable Artillery Company not only took advantage of Casablanca Hire’s excellent catering equipment hire, but also their marquees, lighting, and furniture hire.

Starting early in the day, their expert team arrived at the venue to begin putting up the marquee. It’s a delicate job, especially making sure that guests will not slip over, and so extra care was taken to keep the special flooring tightly held down. The catering hire team within Casablanca Hire worked ridiculously hard to make sure that every single part of the evening event would go off without a hitch. Flawlessness is something that Casablanca Hire is very well known for, and once again we did not disappoint.

Any event that has captured people’s imagination will require in-depth care and attention throughout to ensure that it can be the best that it can be. Catering hire is not something that should be considered last when you are planning an event, but first, because the quality of the food will always making the difference between success and failure. When it came to the Honourable Artillery Company, this was very pertinent, and every person that is a member of Casablanca Hire was proud to deliver another brilliant service through his or her catering hire.

Casablanca Hire has, for many people living with in London area, become the people of choice to talk to about events and catering hire. Why? Because we specialise not only in catering hire, but also in such a wide variety of party essentials that there really is no point going to see anyone else. Catering hire can be done badly, and too many people have suffered through an event which has terrible food due to a company not providing the very best in catering equipment. However, Casablanca Hire prides itself on only offering its customers the elite catering hire options for any event.

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We Love a Good Outdoor Wedding!

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So the big day is set! Hooray and congratulations!!

Outdoor weddingNow for the all important venue! Finding the perfect wedding reception space can be hard work; does it seat enough people? Is the room too big?

Are there different spaces for socialising and can the space be made to look as stunning as you visualise? A really good solution to all of these issues is using a good sized garden and transforming it into an amazing and versatile space. Whatever the weather, a marquee can provide a magical backdrop to a perfect wedding.

For example, on a lovely summer’s day a marquee with open sides can provide sufficient shelter that is decorated perfectly, whilst granting views of the garden and allowing the glorious sunshine into your day. In effect it is the perfect solution for a summer wedding, why be stuck indoors on a glorious day?!

And marquees are not just for summer! Imagine a perfect winter wonderland with mulled wine and fake snow, all heated and snug. The transformation can be quite visually stunning and provide an awe inspiring venue that will have your guests amazed. Wedding marquees really do provide that blank canvas that will allow you to express your creativity and design the ideal theme and colour scheme for you. Whether you and your bridal party wish to decorate yourselves is completely up to you. The marquee company will quite happy to take the lead and create an amazing space with your all important input.

Rebecca Barker at Casablanca Hire says that the bride always tends to know what she wants and is ‘the most important person in the room’ during the design process. Rebecca has been helping create amazing spaces for many years and take pride in the seeing the finished space. ‘A lot of the reactions are quite overwhelming’ she says. ‘It is already an emotional day and the unveiling of the marquee can often send the tears flowing once more, it’s quite an amazing feeling to be part of that’.

Not only do marquees provide a practical and creative answer they can also be cost effective. Marquee hire tends to be quite reasonable in comparison to venue hire which can run into many thousands, purely for the venue itself, without the wedding breakfast and other hidden extras such as corkage.  It is worth researching and noting how much can be saved in this area, after all, there are many other costs to think about. What better way to have that dream honeymoon?! With a marquee you can make your day as simple or as extravagant as you like and it really is your special day after all!

(Landscaping works by Garden Fencing London )


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