Prelude is extremely lucky be one of Kew Gardens' preferred entertainment suppliers and over the many years Prelude have worked at this stunning venue we have worked out what really works well at events. This page is dedicated to artists and acts that have performed at the Gardens many times and are ones that our previous wedding couples and repeat corporate partners love. You can have almost any of our acts at Kew Gardens for live entertainment though so use this as an example and starting place.
Background entertainment for your wedding is such an important aspect to the day and really sets the tone for the celebrations. Choosing the right type of entertainment can be a bit tricky and quite daunting so we have listed 4 of our favourite background acts that we know work perfectly in the Kew Gardens no matter if you are going to the Nash, Prince of Wales Conservatory, Orangery or Cambridge Cottage.
Each of these acts is completely unique and are much loved by us, Kew and our previous wedding clients. The best thing about the CC Jazz Ensemble and the DM duo is that they can provide amplification for the act via a battery powered speaker, meaning you can have them in any area you like, even out on the Bank's Lawn or in the Conservatory.
Nothing beats the live energy of a live band. A group of professional performers who will give you their all to make sure you and your guests have the best time possible. We have a wide range of bands which you can find here, but underneath you will see a collection of bands that have rocked Kew many times before.
Bands that have a star next to their names are live party bands that are noise limiter friendly and are perfect for Cambridge Cottage at Kew Gardens, where the space is smaller and there is a sound restriction in place. The 2 bands above, AK and WS, have been to Cambridge Cottage multiple times and work brilliantly in the space, still giving you a great party and live feel and make sure that there are no problems with the sound.
Our DJ's are some of our biggest sellers for weddings at Kew Gardens. All our DJ's have been to Kew before and know each venue and what is required within the space. Our DJ's come equipped with DJ booths, great sounding systems that are built with each space in mind to maximise the party, great LED lighting and most importantly libraries of over 150,000 songs. Prelude's DJ will happily take requests from you and your guests on the night, will work with you in the lead up to the day to make sure that the music is ready to go and creates your perfect wedding soundtrack and will of course make sure that all the songs you love are queued and ready for you to hit the dance floor.
Mix and mingle
We love having an interactive element to a wedding day and a mix and mingle artists is the best way to get this. A close up magician or caricaturist will not only keep your guests entertained whilst the all important group photos are being taken, but will give your guests something magical to remember, or in the case of a caricaturist, something extra to take away with them. These little extras go a long way to making your special day that little bit more personal.