An approach to different wedding entertainment in Malta

Perhaps you are on this page because you are looking for some sort of unique wedding entertainment in Malta, Gozo or somewhere else in the world? If you plan on marrying in Malta, or anywhere in the world for that matter, then remember the following words. Your Wedding Day is unique. You will never relive the day again! What makes your day special are the memories it creates for you and your guests. Everyone wants the best food, the best ambient and the best dress as this is all part of the experience. Memories are made up of various elements including the things we mention above.

Then there are the other important elements that too make and leave memories. These include photography, video and of course the choice of entertainment for your wedding. Music is one of the most important elements, most probably the core of the entertainment value you are offering your guests. Then there are other things that you can add, but nothing can top close-up magic in the second place. Close Up magic is a great choice for your wedding entertainment in Malta or anywhere in the world because apart from being amazingly entertaining it can provide a solution to some situations and provides a natural tone to the photographs of your guests having a good time.

Malta magician Brian Role magic in Malta
For a magician, nothing is more amazing than the look on people’s faces when they are amazed.

“Brian attended our wedding. He was brilliant. All our guests enjoyed his magic, so did we. We cannot recommend him enough. Thank you Brian for a wonderful evening of entertainment on our special day. “

– Anna Wyatt


Considering Your Choices

Making it different for YOU and YOUR guests is important but making it memorable and unforgettable, is even more important. Consider your choice of entertainment as one of the most important elements of the day when it comes to planning your wedding reception. There are many types of entertainment that you can choose for a wedding. One that is often overlooked, is magic up close. However, trends are changing and people are becoming more open to this kind of entertainment. Magic is a different wedding entertainment option available for you to take advantage of anytime, anywhere.



The article below was written by Brian Role` in 2007, after first introducing his magic for weddings in Malta in 2006, and is still valid in today’s times:

Magic For Your Wedding In Malta and Gozo | Written by International Magician Brian Role`

In many countries, it is now popular to hire a magician to entertain guests during a wedding. A good magician offers something unique, a personal experience through a well thought of magical performance. Hiring the right magician can make your event even more enjoyable and memorable for you and your guests. For weddings, Close Up Magic, is a great option to entertain guests both at sit-down receptions or stand-up receptions.

Different Wedding Entertainment

Brian providing his exclusive Wedding Magic for a newlywed couple – Magician Malta


Magic At Close Quarters

Close Up Magic can have individuals or a small group of people witness the magic happen at close proximity. This kind of magic can also happen in the guests’ hands, leaving an amazing personal experience. In the hands of a professional, the performance will leave a good impact on the guests. Knowing who, when and how to hire a magician for your special day does require a little planning. Essentially one must acquire the best option available basing their choice between budget and balance.

A few tips to keep in mind when choosing the right magician for your wedding.

Find a true professional magician:
A magician with a track record of professional performances, worldwide, ensures you are engaging a professional.
Do not be afraid to ask for references:
Do be sure that the magician can provide a true tracklist of professional performances on his website or by other means.
A wide choice of quality magic: 
Some magicians may be very proficient at card tricks and that is what they may only provide during their performances. But different people like different things and not everyone will be entertained by a card trick. They may prefer tricks with other objects, such as coins, rings, and other things much more.
The Most Important Factor Is Your Guests:
When booking a magician keep in mind that you are not looking for a magician with a great ego. You are looking for a magician who wants to excel in order to entertain your guests. The main intention is to make your day successful and memorable for those experiencing it for many years to come.
Book a Quality Magician:
Find someone who is a current member of a reputable international magic association. The largest society of magicians in the world is the International Brotherhood of Magicians. However, there are more prestigious societies that require more quality during their admission of membership, such as the Magic Circle. Auditioning is set before a panel of highly qualified magicians who admit the candidate exclusively on the abilities and standard of the magician. This assures you that the magician is of standard and of good ethical conduct. Base your choice on credibility and quality, not on quantity. Remember this is one of the most important life events in your life.
Magician in Malta Close Up Magic

The right magician will add a sense of wonder and excitement to make a memorable wedding day unforgettable for you and your guests in a unique manner.

Strolling Magic and Table Magic

The two most popular forms of wedding magic are: stand-up or strolling close-up magic and table magic. There are other options that may be suitable for the event and the magician may offer you these as a choice. It is normal for the magician to provide something special exclusively for the Wedding Couple or top table.

I will now break down the two styles of magic I mention above for you to understand. During stand-up receptions, the magician strolls and mingles with guests. The magician will use a style that is interactive for a small group of people while capturing their attention throughout. Whereas for a sit-down lunch or dinner, the magician entertains the guests at their table. The performance may be a short mini-show with a series of magic effects to make the experience personal to the whole table.

The perfect icebreaker

When mingling with the guests, or visiting them at their tables, a magician with true experience knows how to break the ice by creating a conversation around the close-up magic performance the magician gives.  It is interesting to know that this lingers on between the guests well after the magician is done with the performance and has left that group of people to move on to another group. Apart from that, people are more receptive at the start of the event. They are not tired, they have not consumed much alcohol and they are more conscious about their surrounding. So using close-up magic from the beginning of the wedding reception to warm up people to the thought of them having an amazing time is a perfect solution to getting it right from the start.

Magic During Photoshoots At Weddings

In other instances, the magician may also provide magic during photo shoots. Those awaiting their turn to have a photo taken with the newlyweds can enjoy some amazing entertainment during that grey time.

The presence of a magician can turn those dull moments into moments of excitement, amazement and entertaining fun. A great wedding magician will make it memorable for them.

The Adequate Durations Of Engagement

It is normal to book a magician for around two hours to cover around 100 people sitting or around 200 standing. However, there are times where the magician may have to remain longer or shorter periods to ensure the best service for the clients. Clients may want the magician to stop his performance once all guests have eaten and the dance floor opens. Others prefer the magician to go on until the ‘cutting of the cake’. Some may want the magician to fill in the unpleasant void for the guests during the newlywed’s photo session. And then there are cases where the magician is asked to appear only for a few specific moments, like in the case of a special act custom made for the occasion for all to see at the same time.

In some cases, magicians can be hired to entertain the children present for the wedding.  It is normal for guests to share their memories and experience of your wedding day with others for years to come. Do make it a memorable occasion for them too!

Magician providing close up magic at a wedding in Malta

Malta Magician Brian Role` performing magic at a Wedding in Malta – Photo courtesy of Elliot Nicole Photography

The above article by Brian Role` was written and published in 2007 on Brian’s dedicated wedding magic website:

Re-Edited 2019.



Update August 2020

Recollections by Brian Role`

2020 is now becoming my year of reflections and recollections. The long break is giving me time to look back, reflecting on experiences encountered during these past 20 years.  

I feel lucky to be able to perform for weddings not only in Malta and Gozo but around the world. It is amazing how people find and chose me for their events in faraway countries. People have seen me performing my close-up magic in venues like the JW Marriot in Mumbai, the Emirates Towers in Dubai, the Ritz Carton in Qatar, most of Europe and aboard cruise ships. In Malta and Gozo I can say that I have performed in all the wedding venues across the islands. I have listed some of them and included some basic details of their facilities on my dedicated Wedding Magician Website here. Do visit the link and check them out yourself.

During all these years I have never encountered a wedding that was exactly the same as another. It may be the same venue, the same band, the same food but what makes it different are the guests. This is what makes performing at weddings exciting for me. It always feels like a new experience and that is why I enjoy performing close magic during weddings. Apart from amazing people with my magic, I get to share amazing experiences that their recollection of that day remains vivid for a long time after the event. I know this because of the feedback I receive.

Book Brian Role to provide close up magic for your Wedding or Special Event

If you are looking for the best magician for your wedding, then for the reasons above I hope you choose me to entertain your guests on your special day! Get in contact with me so that I can help you plan the best performance for your wedding day.