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Your next event is fast approaching – you’ve found the venue, selected the perfect menu, and you know the decor is going to look fabulous – in short, your event is destined to be the talk of the town, right? Not so fast, what about entertainment for your guests?
Let’s avoid the snooze-fest. We’ve got so many fun, entertainment options right here in the Toronto, there’s no excuse for hosting a dull event. To make things easy, we’ve rounded up some of the most unique entertainment ideas in the city for your perusal. Happy hunting!
This’ll get your guests talking! From a full acrobatic show to aerial beverage pourers, A²D²~ Aerial Dance Cirque Co. is sure to dazzle and amaze your guests. For venues without rigging capabilities, A²D² has created some truly phenomenal ground acts as well: strolling tables, themed greeters, and digital pixel dancers, all dressed to compliment your decor. These performances need to be seen to be believed!
Pricing: Starts at $1,500
Toronto’s Bongo & B can provide a variety of entertainment from sizzling Brazilian samba to high energy drum performances or classical jazz ensembles! Not only do they do live performances, they also offer some of the best DJ’s in the city. These guys are sure to help make your event a memorable one!
Pricing: Varies. Contact for details.
Photo courtesy of Creativiva.ca
Creativiva‘Whether you’re looking for performers covered entirely in mirrors, dramatic aerial performers, or fully customized extravaganzas, no idea is impossible at Creativiva. Their artistic team is guaranteed to come up with something wicked to wow your guests!
Pricing: Starts at $10,000
Ahem. Who says you have to go to Las Vegas for a your very own “Magic Mike” show? Handsome International Men (HIM) is ready, willing, and able to cater to your oh-so-discerning entertainment and staffing needs. From bachelorette parties to corporate events, the gorgeous, athletic, and charming guys of HIM Entertainment will definitely make sure that your guests are never bored, thirsty, or deprived of eye candy.
Pricing: Starts at $75/hour, per staffer
Photo Courtesy of Yavorskiy Studio
Ever thought of having a robot at your event? It’s possible! TI Bots provide 8 and 10 foot LED Robot Performers for musical festivals, nightclubs, weddings, and corporate events – cool right? The LED Robot has more than 1,000 LED lights programmable as different colors and displays. Guests will be lined up for their selfies.
Pricing: Starts at $500
If you’re mesmerized by magic tricks and illusions, Ray Chance may just be perfect fit for your event! This guy has exploded to the forefront of magic with his own brand of extreme illusions. Ray’s high energy, audience interactive show includes grander illusions and mental-ism, PLUS, he’ll even make your guests the star of the show!
Pricing: Starts at $500/hr
Fun Flower Stand is a fairly new and unique service for weddings -using flowers as a means to bring your guests together. As soon as guests arrive, they are greeted with a beautifully decorated stand full of fresh flowers — adorable, right? Fun Flower Stand adorns every one of your guests with their choice of flowers in a whichever form that they choose to wear them: it could be a boutonniere, corsage, flower crown, hair band, or a hair comb!
Pricing: Starts at $1,100
Although ice skating is typically reserved for cold arenas or winter days, Chantal Fry of Glisse on Ice had a dream to bring skating to unconventional places. To make this dream a reality, she created a synthetic indoor skating stage that she and her team (The Glisse Girls) have performed on all over the city and around the world! From individual performances to group numbers, there is definitely a style to fit the theme of your event!
Pricing: Starts at $1,000
When your event is finished, all you have to remember it by are memories and photos. But what about something even more special? Olga Pankova is a talented Toronto artist who creates breathtaking paintings live at your wedding. From capturing elaborate backdrops and decor to a beautiful first dance, her pieces are truly unique and one of a kind!
Pricing: Starts at $1,700
Mega Magic – Mike D’Urzo is an international award winning magician and mentalist. His unique style of magic and a modernized approach have made him a popular form of entertainment at virtually every type of event – he will definitely have your guests talking long after your event is over!
Blackout Flair specializes in making fantastic drinks with style. I’m talking bartenders who put on a show as they serve alcoholic beverages to your guests! Does it get much better than that? We don’t think so.
Pricing: Starts at $450
Photo Courtesy of Oak & Myrrh Photography
Fireworks are always a great touch to add excitement to your wedding or event! Toronto’s own, Blue Star Pyrotechnics can provide an electrified, long lasting, and memorable fireworks display. They differentiate themselves by customizing the show to your requirements using the latest advanced technology.
Pricing: Starts at $2,500
This trio of Toronto break dancers are looking to bring a style of dance once reserved for street performance into the mainstream. Your Private Dancers will work with you to create a custom routine for your wedding or event and can even teach your wedding party or guests a few moves!
Pricing: Varies. Contact for details.
Photo courtesy of Viva Mexico Mariachi
Care for some Mexican samba at your next event? Viva Mexico Mariachi‘s music styles range from slow ballads to up temp traditional dance music all played on standard mariachi instruments and accompanied by their talented singers. Comprised of talented musicians from many diverse backgrounds, the group brings the sounds of Mexico right to your event!
Photobooths are a super popular wedding and event trend. If you want to push the envelope and really get your guests pumped, why not try a slow motion video booth? Lead by the pros at 2DHouse, your guests will be filmed doing things that seem ordinary like flipping their hair, blowing up balloons, and dancing. That’s when the magic happens! The video is slowed down and set to the song of your choice and the result is a hilarious video that you will be sharing and watching for years!
Can you think of any other unique entertainment companies in Toronto? Let us know in the comments below.
Great and unique entertainment ideas. Especially, the Blue Star Pyrotechnics idea. I would love to bookmark this page for future reference. It was a great read.
TDC Entertainment provides customized entertainment for events across Canada!
What a great blog!
Another great entertainment idea is to have a few fun casino tables in the afternoon. Its a great way of breaking the ice between your guests and provides a non musical, entertainment altertnative for your event.
Keith @ fun.casino
Great ideas here! We did a wedding which included a Mariachi group last year, it was fantastic!
I WOULD LIKE TO INQUIRE ABOUT BOOKING BONGO AND B ENTERTAINMENT PLUS DANCERS.
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Love these fantastic entertainment ideas! Definitely some that are very unique to add to a party or wedding. I will be adding these to my contact list of potential vendors for future events. Thanks for the article Amy!
Awesome article, Amy! I love Glisse on Ice – that is a very cool concept! Thank you for sharing this!
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