Wedding Magician

Amazing close-up magic & wedding entertainment to guarantee an unforgettable day!
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for those looking for interactive and fun wedding reception entertainment for their guests

Wedding Magician


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Hey! I’m Close-Up Chris  – expert wedding magician and sensational socialiser (close-up magician).

I’m super passionate about making your day the very best it can be – and I’ll do that with magic so cosmopolitan you could sip it from a Martini glass!

Using sleight of hand, comedy and some secret sauce, I’m here to help make your wedding unforgettable! (and who wouldn’t want that)? Ready to book a wedding reception magician?

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“I haven’t laughed like that in a long time. Everyone absolutely loved you!”

-Stacey & Tom, Birmingham

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9 Reasons we’re a perfect match!

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I'll kick that frostiness to the curb within seconds of meeting your guests

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Your omg maker!

OMG's, WTF's and Oh no you didn't's EVERYWHERE

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Start with a bang!

Dynamite entertainment to kick-start your drinks reception

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More whoops than Goldberg to keep the atmosphere HOT

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The Close-Up Corner

The X-factor to engage a room of guests

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Perfectly framed!

I'll create fantastic reactions for you to remember your day by

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TOP dog!

Ranked 1st of UK magicians by independent review site Freeindex

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Over 20 years of professional experience. Book me before I get a proper job

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An industry expert with magic so cosmopolitan you could sip it from a martini glass

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Magician for Wedding: The Secret Sauce…

No doubt you’ve noted the sensational reaction photos and you’re thinking

“I want the same for my wedding”

Well, you can.


The secret lies in my unique Close-Up Corner format. Amazing magical entertainment to knock your guest’s socks off!

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Table Magic image by Richard Miller Photography

All you really need to know is that every (amazing) photo you see on this site, has been snapped whilst entertaining wedding guests using this highly effective and engaging concept.

So if you fancy OMG moments for you and your guests, let’s talk.

Hire a Close-Up Magician

I’ll fix your problem

(Bored guests & long days)

See how…

(with cool magic tricks & OMG moments)

You’ll be delighted!

(Great feedback guaranteed! See the reviews)

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-Chris & Laura, Birmingham

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High-end wedding magician: 3 Great Packages!

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The Cosmopolitan!

During the drinks reception or cocktail hour

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The Party-Starter!

To kick off your evening reception

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The Showman!

Drinks reception and evening combo!

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You want your wedding to be amazing & different. But how?

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I provide outrageous OMG moments throughout key stages of your wedding

wow your guests

The Result

Brides & Grooms who can truly enjoy a FANTASTIC day!

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Jaws Dropped


Watches Stolen


Ranked No.1 in the UK!


Weddings are generally LONG days and face the danger of falling flat;


Guests are left twiddling their thumbs with little to do.


Brides & Grooms can’t truly enjoy their day



Boom! (Cue mini firework display) That’s where I come in!


72% of Brides said they wished they had thought more about their entertainment

You want the best day of your life  –


You’ve just found the ace up your sleeve!


Close-Up Magic is a unique wedding entertainment idea designed to transform your day into something spectacular


I guarantee by hiring me, your wedding will be talked about for years to come!


Within one week after their reception, 78% of Brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!

Let me loose on your wedding guests and I’ll create:

Laughs & Amazement

A Party Atmosphere

A focal point

Shared experiences

Incredible photo experiences


Nearly all Brides said they would have spent more on their entertainment

*Source: Hitched 

Make it unforgettable!

Magician for a wedding: FAQ

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Ah, the world of close-up magic at weddings! It’s a realm where humour and big laughs are as much a part of the act as the sleight of hand itself.

Close-up magic is all about intimacy and interactivity. Performing tricks that happen right in their hands or under their very noses. But here’s where the fun really begins – my magic is laced with a hearty dose of humour.

Imagine your Aunt Mabel splitting her sides with laughter as her borrowed ring disappears from her finger, only to reappear in a sealed envelope. Or picture the look on your best man’s face when he finds the card he just signed inside in the most unexpected place! Chuck in some mind reading and a touch of pickpocketing and you’re looking at modern magic – the kind that would make that Potter kid blush!

Every trick is crafted not just to amaze, but to entertain and elicit those big, booming laughs. It’s about light-hearted fun, unexpected surprises, and shared moments of joy.

And the best part? Every trick is tailored to the audience. Whether it’s making the bride and groom the stars of the show or giving the father-in-law a moment of astonishment, the magic brings people together and creates unforgettable memories.

So, if you’re looking for icebreaking entertainment that blends mind-boggling magic, rib-tickling humour, and a touch of the unexpected, close-up magic at your wedding is sure to be a hit!



Deciding when to have a magician perform at your wedding can greatly enhance the overall experience and flow of your event. The two best times to consider are during the drinks reception and after the wedding breakfast leading into your evening reception.


  1. Drinks Reception: This is the period immediately following the ceremony. Having a magician perform during this time is an excellent choice. As the newlyweds are often busy taking photos, a magician can keep guests entertained, breaking the ice and sparking conversations among those who may not know each other very well. The laughter and amazement a magician brings can really set a joyful tone for the rest of the day.
  2. After The Wedding Breakfast: The other ideal time for a magical performance is after the wedding breakfast, leading into the evening reception. At this point in the day, guests are relaxed and ready for more entertainment. A magician can provide a seamless transition between the meal and the evening party, keeping the energy levels high and ensuring there’s never a dull moment.

Remember, every wedding is unique, and the most important thing is to choose timings that fit with your vision for your special day. But wherever they’re placed, a magician’s blend of humour, amazement, and interactive entertainment is sure to be a memorable addition to your wedding celebrations.


Why do you need a wedding magician, you ask? Let me tell you, it’s not just about modern close-up magic and hilarious banter. Oh no, it’s about so much more than that.

You see, at a wedding, you’ve got all these people who might not know each other very well. And let’s be honest, small talk ain’t easy. That’s where friendly local magicians come in. With a flick of the wrist and a well-timed joke, they can turn those awkward silences into bursts of laughter and amazement. It’s like social lubricant, but with more card tricks.

Then there are those moments during the day when things can start to drag a bit (you know, straight after the wedding breakfast). Maybe the couple are off taking photos, or everyone’s waiting for the first dance. Enter the magician, turning potential yawn-fests into ‘how did they do that?’ moments. It’s like having a built-in entertainment safety net.

And let’s not forget the photo opportunities. There’s nothing quite like the look on someone’s face when they witness a mind-boggling trick. It’s a photographer’s dream – candid shots of genuine surprise and delight. Your wedding album will thank you.

But perhaps the most important reason to have a close-up magician at your wedding is this: it makes your day unique. Anyone can have a DJ or a live band, but a magician? Now that’s something your guests won’t forget in a hurry.

So, why do you need a wedding magician? For the laughter, the awe, the ice-breaking, the entertainment, and the unforgettable memories.


Ah, the million-dollar question – or perhaps I should say, the several-hundred-to-thousand-pound question. How much does a wedding magician cost?

Now, don’t get your top hats in a twist, it’s not as scary as it sounds. The cost of a wedding magician can vary depending on a few factors, like the length of the performance and the magician’s experience.

In general, for 2023, you’re looking at anywhere between £550 to £1500 for the perfect magician. That might seem like quite a range, but remember, you’re not just paying for someone to do a few card tricks. You’re investing in an ice-breaker, an entertainer, and a provider of memorable moments that will have your guests talking for years to come.

Think about it this way: you could spend that money on extra canapés, or you could invest it in laughter, amazement, and unforgettable memories. I know which one I’d choose. So, when you’re budgeting for your big day, remember to save a slice of the cake for the magic. Trust me, it’s worth every penny.

For a full guide on hiring a close-up magician be it a wedding, a corporate event or even private parties see this page


Well, let’s put it this way: if you’re thinking about booking a magician for your wedding, the best time to do it is yesterday. If that’s not possible, the second-best time is now.

Seriously though, wedding magicians are like those popular kids in school – everyone wants them at their party. From my research, they tend to get booked up around a year in advance. Yes, you heard right, a whole year!

So if you’ve got a date set and you’re sure you want a magician to add that extra sparkle to your big day, don’t dilly-dally. Get on your magic carpet and start your search. The early bird catches the…magician?

Remember, it’s not just about securing the date. It’s about having your pick of the top talent. You don’t want to be stuck with the last magician standing because all the others have been snapped up. You want the highly recommended magicians – the Cream de la Cream 🙂

So, to answer your question: How far in advance should you book a wedding magician? The sooner, the better. And by ‘sooner’, I mean as soon as you’ve set the date.


Booking a close-up magician is as straightforward as a stick in a top hat. Here’s my 1-2-3 process, stripped of any fluff:


  1. Reach Out: First off, get in touch to check availability. We’ll have a chat about your big day and answer any burning questions you might have. No magic words required.
  2. Select Your Service: Once we’ve confirmed I’m free on your date, it’s time to pick your package. Whether you want entertainment during the cocktail hour or post-dinner, I’ve got you covered.
  3. Secure Your Spot: To seal the deal, we require a 50% deposit. The balance is due two months before the event. This way, you can focus on other aspects of wedding planning without the stress of last-minute payments.

And that’s all there is to it! In three simple steps, you’ll have a skilled magician booked for your wedding. So don’t delay, get in touch today, and let’s add a little wow factor to your special day.


Ah, awards. That shiny bait that so many magicians seem to chase. If I had a penny for every time I saw the term “award-winning magician”, I’d be richer than a leprechaun at the end of a double rainbow!

You see, in my experience, the world of magic is littered with more awards than a top-tasting sausage at a food festival. Every other magician seems to have a trophy or ten. Best Card Trick of the Month? Got it. Most Doves Pulled From a Hat? Winner. Longest Levitation? Champion.

But here’s the twist – I, my dear friends, am proudly the world’s best award-losing magician! Yes, you heard right. Not a single shiny trinket to my name. But don’t let that fool you.

While others are busy polishing their (made-up) accolades, I’m out there creating magical moments and collecting five-star reviews from delighted clients. Those smiles, those gasps of wonder – they mean more to me than any ‘Best Rabbit Pull’ award ever could.

So, while you won’t find the term ‘award-winning magician’ in my bio, what you will find is a dedication to delivering unforgettable experiences. And if you ask me, that’s worth more than all the magic club medals in the world. Now, who’s up for some close-up magic to keep all your guests amazed?


Is magic real, you ask? Well, let’s cut to the chase. If I could actually summon dragons or teleport to Paris for a croissant breakfast, do you really think I’d be here doing card tricks? I mean, as much as I love a good shuffle and reveal, dragon riding does sound slightly more exciting, don’t you think?

But alas, the reality is a tad less Hollywood. No, I’m not a wand-wielding wizard or a lightsaber-swinging Jedi. And while that might burst some bubbles, it’s not all bad news.

You see, the magic I specialise in is of a different kind. It’s not about levitating tables or making the Statue of Liberty disappear. Instead, it’s about creating moments of joy, laughter, and surprise. It’s about bringing people together, breaking the ice, and getting the party started.

So, is magic real? Well, if by “magic” you mean the power to transform a room full of strangers into a buzzing party of friends, then yes, absolutely. It’s as real as the 5-star reviews from my delighted clients.

So rest assured, even though I can’t actually read minds or summon the magic circle president for afternoon tea at a grand hotel, I can guarantee a magical experience to entertain your guests and create memories to last a lifetime.

Now, how’s that for a close-up magic trick?

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Hi, I’m Chris – a professional close-up magician and sensational socialiser with over twenty-five years experience. Using magic to entertain (creating fantastic photo opportunities), I’ll help ensure your guests are still talking about your big day long after it’s over.


I’m a professional mingler who puts people at ease. Combining expert sleight of hand, professional pickpocketing skills, mind reading and a splash of comedy, you can rely on me to amaze your guests whilst creating a vibe that brings everyone together in a happy, fun-packed shared experience.


So if you’re looking to hire a top-rated close-up wedding magician who creates smiles and memories as well as performs the kind of jaw-dropping tricks Moses would be proud of, let’s talk! I would love the chance to chat and discover how we can make your amazing wedding perfect.


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