Medieval, Tudor and Elizabethan Themed Weddings
Medieval Themed Entertainment in Medieval Costume at Medieval Themed Weddings, and Banquets.
Other Medieval, Tudor/Elizabethan themed events including Corporate, Fairs, Festivals and Banquets also catered for.
“Thank you for providing medieval entertainment so much enjoyed by the Royal Party” (Queen’s visit Ludlow Castle 2003)
Why not add a theme to your wedding day!
Whatever the location, be it a a wedding banquet at Medieval Castle, a feast in a Tudor Barn an Elizabethan Hall or a banquet Marquee in your garden and even if the wedding itself is not themed by way of Bride, Groom and Wedding guests being in themed costumes; in the true fashion of a Medieval Entertainer Peter Optical is multitalented and will bring to your wedding day numerous medieval styled skills in an unobtrusive but entertaining manner.
Peter Optical fully appreciates that every wedding, be it themed or otherwise, is special and unique to the wedding couple. With this in mind he is always happy to discuss and accommodate the wishes of the Bride and Groom regarding the format of their joyful occasion
“Think not the possible, impossible
For, are not our dreams of our own making!”
The example below illustrates a possible programming of events for a themed wedding and to show what part Peter Optical could play in your memorable themed wedding day.
- Peter Optical will arrive in plenty of time to meet and greet the wedding guests with period music performed on pipe and tabor which creates a stunning first impression for your guests as they arrive.
- Escort Groom and Wedding Guests to the place of ceremony.
- With music, escort the Bride and her maids to the place of ceremony.
Play the Bride down the aisle.
- Recite verse or prose as chosen by the Bride and Groom.
- Provide period music on harp and psaltery at the signing of the register.
- Play the happy couple out down the aisle.
- Perform unobtrusive entertainment of juggling fire eating and music whilst wedding photographs are being taken.
- Mix and mingle with wedding guests prior to wedding breakfast/feast/Banquet .
- Act as Master of Ceremony’s/Toast Master/Lord Chamberlain/Minstrel.
- Officiate or play background music at formal or informal greeting line.
- Provide occasional background music during the wedding breakfast/feast/Banquet .
- Provide magical table entertainment when and where appropriate.
- Perform a short cabaret spot of song and verse.
- Introduce wedding speeches or entertain any children while speeches are in progress.
SOMETHING DIFFERENT for the guests but at no extra cost. Circus Skills juggling equipment can be provided for casual (have a go) amusement prior to the wedding feast/Banquet .
What Others Have Said about Peter Optical’s contribution to their themed Wedding Day
“You really were magnificent. We commented on it at the time. There were a lot of children, some quite excitable, most abandoned by their parents and you really did both entertain and control them. You made our life much easier and your story telling had them in raptures. Well done Peter.”
( Penshurst Place, Kent)
“Fantastic – We’d definitely book you again”
“We couldn’t have chosen anyone better for our Hand fasting Ceremony. Not only were you highly talented in all aspects of performance but you were so knowledgeable in folk-lore and customs. Such a delightful surprise. Thank you so much”.
(Graham and Susan A Glade in the New Forest)
“When we wrote we weren’t sure you would be interested in performing at a Druid wedding.
We were so glad you were. You were excellent. Thank you so much for coming all the way to Cornwall. Hope the wedding in Sark went as well as ours. Thank you again.”
(Helen and Clive)
“When Philip our best man felt unwell we were so grateful you were there to step in and do the readings. You brought the words alive. You were so good and looked so right in the little church. The vicar I know was very impressed and said he wished you were there on Sundays.”
(Valerie and Alan. Glos.)
“Thank you some what belatedly for being worth your weight in gold, entertaining guests of all ages, acting as toastmaster, adding a unique flavour to our day and providing a talking point as to just how many musical instruments you are capable of playing”.
(Kathryn and Mark married at Leez Priory. Essex.)
“How you managed to be always there doing something so original and absolutely appropriate I can’t imagine. Thank you for being so fantastic and helping to create such happy memories.”
“You certainly helped to make the day a success and made it more than just an
ordinary wedding. Once again many thanks.”
“This is a big thank you to say what an excellent role you played at our wedding. You very much looked ‘the part’ in the castle and grounds. You looked and sounded fantastic playing all the instruments, you amazed our guests with the fire blowing and the juggling was loved by all the children. I loved the music you played as I came down for the wedding ceremony. You did a great job of introducing each of the speeches, and lastly for keeping the little ones entertained. We would definitely recommend you to other couples to have you at their wedding; there was no end to your talent and skills.”
(Karen and Andy)
Thank you so much for the performance on our big day! I got lots of comments from guests on how great your contribution to the wedding was and the kids loved it too!
Mark (Married; The Mill House Hotel, Swallowfield, Berks)
Peter Optical is adaptable and creates an ambience of authenticity to themed weddings and other themed events both indoors and out. If more than one performer is indeed required, as a ‘Master of Ceremonies’ Peter has an extensive knowledge of other theme performers and is able to organise and co-ordinate larger themed groups for themed weddings, banquets and other themed events.
To hire everything required for a unique Medieval themed Wedding, Medieval themed Banquet, Party or Medieval themed Corporate event, Peter highly recommends www.medievalbanquethire.co.uk
A Victorian Themed Wedding
This is the domain of Cyril Mistletoe, Victorian Night watch /Bellman to the gentry.
Cyril is a purveyor of traditional festive music and hearty greetings for Christmas at Civic Receptions, Corporate Events, Christmas themed Shopping Galas and a City or towns Christmas Light Switch on celebrations.
As well these and as other themed occasions throughout the year Cyril is also available for Victorian themed weddings. On request his ladder can bear the name of the happy wedding couple and it’s from this same ladder he will call the hour and announce the joyful news of the matrimony followed by background musical entertainment as the bride and groom leave the place of ceremony.
For a Christmas, Yuletide Medieval, Tudor or Elizabethan themed wedding, festival, fair or banquet Peter will provide traditional carols on various instruments of the period as well as use his many other entertainment skills to enhance the seasons festive mood.
Dickensian Christmas Themed Wedding
Dickensian Theme Weddings
Mister Yule Esq.
A jovial festive Dickensian theme character who keeps the theme of the old traditional Christmas alive with his vast repertoire of carols played on pipe and tabor, concertina and melodeon. This Dickensian Gentleman is also available for themed weddings and as a stilt walker for pre-Christmas themed celebrations and other themed or un-themed occasions throughout the year.
A Dickensian Wedding (The Cotswolds 2008)
Just writing to thank you for doing such a wonderful job at our Christmas Eve Wedding. Everybody, from the little girls to those in their dotage, was enchanted by your different personas. You took a very special day into the fairytale realms and we are so grateful.
Anne & Steve
Other themes for themed weddings and corporate entertainment also catered for. Corporate Banquets, Corporate Festivals, Corporate Fun Days.
What others have said about Peter Optical’s contribution to their themed events
“The party was a great success and Peter went down a treat. His versatile themed entertainment was thoroughly enjoyed by all and it certainly provided a true medieval feel to our banquet. I’ve received nothing but good reports from those who attended. It was spot on!”
Maj J HAMLIN
“Just wanted to thank you so much for all your efforts at the themed Banquet at Hampton Court House
Everyone had a great time and you did a superb job in creating a wonderful atmosphere.
(Lynn of Twirltour Travel)
Over 35 years experience in Theatre and the associated arts at home and abroad.
Equity Member/Public Liability Insurance/Standard & Enhanced CRB/DBS disclosure Certificates.
Peter Optical is willing to travel to the following counties in England and Wales including the Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey and Sark.
1.Bedfordshire 2. Berkshire 3. Buckinghamshire 4. Cambridgeshire
5. Cheshire 6. Cornwall 7. Cumberland 8. Derbyshire 9. Devon 10. Dorset 11. Durham 12. Essex 13. Gloucestershire 14. Hampshire 15. Herefordshire
16. Hertfordshire 17. Huntingdonshire 18. Kent 19. Lancashire 20. Leicestershire 21. Lincolnshire 22. Middlesex 23. Norfolk 24. Northamptonshire
25. Northumberland 26. Nottinghamshire 27. Oxfordshire 28. Rutland 29. Shropshire 30. Somerset 31. Staffordshire 32. Suffolk 33. Surrey
34. Sussex 35. Warwickshire 36. Westmorland 37. Wiltshire 38. Worcestershire 39. Yorkshire
40. Anglesey/Sir Fon 41. Brecknockshire/Sir Frycheiniog 42 Caernarfonshire/Sir Gaernarfon 43. Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin 44. Cardiganshire/Ceredigion 45. Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych 46. Flintshire/Sir Fflint 47 Glamorgan/Morgannwg 48. Merioneth/Meirionnydd 49. Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy 50. Montgomeryshire/Sir Drefaldwyn 51. Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro 52. Radnorshire/Sir Faesyfed
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In all cases Clients will be requested to confirm bookings by letter, e-mail or formal contract.
Please note that such confirmations are legally binding.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my Medieval, Tudor/Elizabethan and Victorian/Dickensian themed Wedding page.