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Top 5 Ways to Entertain Guests at a Micro Wedding

By 13 December 2020 No Comments
group of girls playing garden games at a small wedding

Whilst choosing to have a Micro Wedding may mean that most of your guests already know each other and conversation will be free flowing, there is no reason why you can’t provide some entertainment to add to the enjoyment of the day and there are loads of options that work really well on a small scale. If you are wondering just what entertainment is possible for a Micro Wedding, then here are our top 5 tips.

Garden Games

As well as providing priceless photo moments, garden games are a brilliant way to get everyone involved and having fun if your wedding is in the spring and summer months. At Treseren, we have vintage skittles, giant jenga and table tennis which are always popular and we highly recommend Stargazey Hire if you want to add even more fun to your day. Of course, if the weather or time of year is not suitable for garden games, then indoor board games can work well with smaller numbers. 


Our firepit is always a big hit with guests of all ages – everybody loves toasting marshmallows in the evening with a cosy blanket on their knees, remembering their favourite moments of the day and soaking up the magical joy-filled atmosphere that is so unique to a wedding day.

toasting marshmallows around a firepit at a small wedding

The Shoe Game

We know there are a number of different games that are popular to play at weddings, but we’ve seen first-hand how well ‘The Shoe Game’ can work at a small wedding when lovely couple Meg and Tom along with 4 of their closest friends introduced us to it! How does it work? The couple will have one of their shoes in one hand and their partner’s in the other. A series of questions are asked and the couple answer by holding up the correct shoe – for example ‘who is the better driver?’ or ‘who will be doing most of the cooking?’. With a smaller guest list, things can be a little more impromptu and everyone can get involved asking questions – there were lots of laughs to accompany Meg and Tom’s answers!

Live Music

Whilst an 8-piece band may be overkill at your Micro Wedding, having a smaller guest list doesn’t meant that live music is out of the question. You could have a string quartet accompanying your guests for pre-ceremony drinks on the terrace, or an acoustic duo playing some of your favourite songs while you soak up the first moments of married life together. Live music on a small scale can really add the perfect atmosphere to a small wedding celebration and dancing is never out of the question. Whether it’s your first dance on the lawn or your friends turning the terrace into a dancefloor – we’ve seen it all!

Some of our favourite musicians for Treseren weddings –

Scenic Route
Professional Singer-Songwriter couple Jenna and Steve perform a mixture of stylised modern and classic hits and can take custom requests for your music of choice.

Cornwall Quartet
A professional string quartet offering an array of varied, high quality music – from well-known classical pieces to covers of pop, rock, jazz, folk & film music.

Kath Williams
Cellist Kath offers the perfect mix of classical and contemporary arrangements. Kath can perform solo and also performs in a violin and cello duo.

Alternatively, if you or your guests are pianists and want to provide the entertainment yourselves, we have a fabulous Bechstein piano you are welcome to play. We have also known the younger members of a party having a go on the ivories whether or not they can really play, there is definitely fun to be had. We have a box of musical instruments ready for the under 5’s to enjoy too!

Bechstein piano in the drawing room at Treseren


Creating a spectacle with flamboyant botanical cocktails in glamorous vintage glasses is a perfect entertainment element to any wedding no matter the size, but of course you can be made to feel extra special at a small wedding. A visit to Loveday’s, our new cocktail bar complete with gold ceiling is the perfect way to end a sophisticated evening of wedding celebrations.

Treseren cocktail bar with vintage glasses and dried flower display

The important thing to remember when planning your wedding, no matter the size of the guest list, is that your guests are coming to celebrate your love for one another and will be happy to celebrate the way that you want. Whether that be a completely relaxed day where everyone can simply enjoy each other’s company over a great meal, or whether you want to add in games and extra details – it really is up to you. 


Photo credits –

Paul Caddis at Treseren

Ross Talling

Robin Goodlad

Joey Lamb



Izzy is Treseren's Marketing and Events Manager. When she's not busy helping couples plan their perfect small wedding, she can be found exploring the Cornish countryside and finding the best vegan food spots. With a background in fashion design, she loves styling weddings and is passionate about beautiful wedding dresses!

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