If you have the budget, and are looking for a magnificent venue to hold you wedding, then Orchardleigh Park in Somerset is without doubt perfect.
This magnificent venue can hold civil ceremonies for one hundred and forty guests with a capacity for one hundred and sixty five in house banqueting guests. This privately owned and family run house is set in 500 acres of beautiful Somerset country side and even has an eighteen hotel golf course and church.
The House is set in formal beautiful gardens and consists of ballroom, library, vestibule, morning room, Victorian kitchens and a snooker room. Once the house is booked it is yours exclusively for the day and you are free to use all the facilities. Hunting and shooting are available and if you so wish can have your disco run until dawn.
Magician at Evening Reception
It is also an excellent venue for a wedding magician to entertain, and this is where I come in. July 2016 Ashleigh and Ben invited me along to perform on their special day and entertain their one hundred and thirty guests after their wedding breakfast. Not only are the facilities excellent for the guests they are also great for any booked entertainers. In my case I was able to use the snooker room as a snug to hide away and prepare myself which was perfect! Plus, as a former snooker player myself, it was nice to be familiar surroundings!
Walk Around Magic
During the early evening the guests wandered around the house and outside in the gardens. I wandered around and mixed and mingled with them.
I performed my magic to them in groups and created moments of pure astonishment and entertained them with my magic skills. I used items such as playing cards, coins, paper money, phones, borrowed jewellery and other such items to blow their minds. I even did a little bit of mind reading. We all know that magic is not real but I’m pretty close to what it would look like if it was!
Later in the day Ashleigh and Ben told me their guests told them I was unbelievable and unforgettable. This always makes me relieved to hear clients say this to me then I know I have done my job. I’m sure it is the same for every entertainer.
I am also pleased that I got the chance to perform some magic for the happy couple and have a picture with them. Believe it or not, this is something that I am not always able to do. Usually the Bride and Groom are very popular and getting close to them on their day is like trying to get close to superstars!
Magic at Wedding Reception Orcharleigh Park
I was really honoured that Mr and Mrs Melhuish invited me along to perform at their wedding to entertain their family and friends. Plus I made a few friends along the way too! This really was an excellent day and I am pleased to have pictures as keepsakes to remind me of a most magical day.