Amazing magic for your guests by the West country's leading magician. A great way to entertain your guests in a special way at just the right times on your special day. Guaranteed amazement!
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Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
A magician mixing and mingling with your guests is a great way of providing informal entertainment on your wedding day. I can be flexible, versatile I don't need any special equipment and I can mingle with guests at tables or standing both indoors or outside (weather permitting). I am very low maintenance and once I start you don't have to worry as I just continue to perform for all the guests. The are several times during a wedding day which are the best times for me to perform to your guests. The first is during the photograph session following your ceremony, or during the wedding breakfast meal; after the speeches as guests relax after the meal or for the early part of your evening party. Top of my list is after the speeches in that gap before the evening party. People have had a meal , drinks and can chill out to some fantastic magic keeping them entertained for a couple of hours. I can also continue into the evening as new guests arrive for the evening party. My props are small and all carried on me so I don't require tables or a stage as I perform close-up to people and seeing magic in real life is usually quite an amazing experience. It's better than seeing it on the TV! I've been performing magic at weddings and parties for 20 years so can vouch for its effectiveness at the right times. I know when to perform what to perform and how to perform for all ages. 20 years worth of experience is built in. Wedding days have times when guests need an entertaining distraction for a while and it helps to break the ice for people who have never met by providing a talking point and a lively atmosphere. I'm a member of the Magic Circle in London the club for the best magicians in the country and have won "The Close-Up Magician of the Year", award at three local societies (Bristol Society of Magic; Bath Circle of Magic; Cotswolds Magic Society). Rest assured I will look right and provide a great time for your special guests and add a lively atmosphere to the occasion.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Paul Preager
I would be delighted to discuss your wedding day and advise on the best time to provide some magical entertainment for you.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Julie Carter
Wedding: June
June 2019
Great entertainment from Paul!
Paul entertained our guests at my son's wedding last week and we were so pleased we chose him to join us. Beautiful sunny afternoon and Paul did a fantastic job 'mixing & mingling' with our family & friends and was a brilliant entertainer. Would definitely recommend Paul to anyone organising any event or wedding. * * * * * Julie Carter June 2019 Tewkesbury Park Hotel
Captain Mark Lambert
Wedding: December
December 2018
Superb Magic from Paul!
Paul Preager (Magic Up Close) provided a jaw dropping service to our Christmas Party. The range of illusions (or is it really magic!) was superb, I could not recommend him highly enough. Capt. Mark Lambert, The King’s Royal Hussars, Wiltshire. * * * * * review
Paul Stahel
Wedding: March
March 2018
Great Magician!
Paul is very, very good. He was at my daughter in law’s wedding on Saturday 3rd March 18 at Arnos Manor Hotel Bristol, Best I have ever seen. 5 stars and more! (* * * * * Google review) Paul Stahel
Janet Noad
Happy couple Married on January
January 2017
A massive thank you . . .
It's just to say a massive thank you for amazing everyone at our wedding reception at Rookery Manor. Everyone is still talking about how much they enjoyed you being there, you really made our special evening extra special. Thank you so much x
Sue & matt Cameron
Happy couple Married on October
October 2016
Utterly amazing!
Thank you so much for being part of our special day at Ashton Court, you were utterly amazing thank you again, especially for our very own personal mini show!
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Bristol, Bristol, England

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Bristol Life magazine

Accreditations / Associations (1)

The Magic Circle; Bristol Society of Magic; Bath Circle of Magic

Industry Awards (1)

Bristol Close-up magician of the Year (11 times) Bristol Magic Society

What is your most memorable wedding?

During the evening wedding party by special request I levitated the bride and sawed the groom in half. She got twice the man after that!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Flexible entertaining funny amazing baffling

What about your business are you most proud of?

Reliability and hardworking

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Book a great magician!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Fully discussing the most appropriate times to have a magician for their wedding day so that the number of guests, ages, type of venue are all taken into account when planning the entertainment.

What is your No. 1 top tip for keeping a crowd entertained?

I make sure I adapt to all the ages and people in front of me and involve many of them in the performance.

Where is the most memorable place you have performed?

Ritz Hotel London

What is your party trick?

Book me and see them all!