The Mystery Guest®

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The Mystery Guest® - More than a magician. A secret guest who turns out to be an amazing mind reader and magician. Creating unforgettable memories.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£550
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Magicians
Full Description
It's the biggest day of your life. Let's make it UNFORGETTABLE. How do you want your guests to remember YOUR special day? Is it for the flower arrangements? The wedding favours? Or is it for having an amazing time, with stunning entertainment? Bring strangers together and make sure your friends and family aren't left waiting around for long periods of time. The Mystery Guest® will ensure your day flows effortlessly by keeping your guests entertained with a fusion of magic, mind reading and hypnosis. You can relax, confident in the knowledge your guests are enjoying the day as much as you are. Together we can create a unique wedding experience that people will be talking about for years to come. Meet The Mystery Guest® - More than a magician Stephen has been delighting audiences with his unique style of mind reading and magic for over 20 years. After performing as a close-up magician for several years Stephen developed a new approach to entertaining, The Mystery Guest®. He noticed that a lot of people had a stereotypical idea of magic and magicians. The Mystery Guest® was created to alter this perception. One of the most common comments Stephen now receives is "I don't really like magicians, but you stole the show!". The Mystery Guest® concept was designed to allow Stephen to blend seamlessly into your wedding. Whether he pretends to be an old friend, a work colleague or family member, all of your guests will remember the unexpected entertainment and the amazing time they had at your wedding.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1999
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Sharmaine & Darran Ijada
Married in March 2020
April 2020
Brilliant entertainment!!
Brilliant entertainment!! I first saw Stephen when visiting the National Wedding Show in Birmingham, with my sister. He was one of a few magicians there, but he instantly stood out, when we stopped to watch him perform. We ended up booking him for our wedding (which was the day before the government limited weddings to 5 people), and he reassured us in the run up to the wedding that he would still be there unless the government cancelled weddings! Everyone at the wedding told us how brilliant he was, and he did a special trick for us after we returned from having our photos as well. We highly recommend him! I wrote a blog of our experience that includes a few photos of Stephen in action which you can see here: https://www.sharmainesepehr.co.uk/2020/04/20/weddings-pandemics-lockdown-oh/?fbclid=IwAR16VjxcBTatzabE7PsQdEtJQ0HXpdssAOL1BN2ND70glMO9D8Qxh_alXSc Thank you, Stephen, we would definitely book you again!
Jesscia Raphael
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Blown Away! Our entertainer for life! X
As a wedding photographer myself, planning our own wedding was a great task as it's made us very fussy after seeing so many weddings! However, we first met Stephen whilst working together & I was BLOWN AWAY so knew he had to be a part of our day. We booked him for our engagement party where he blew our guests minds & everyone was talking about him weeks & months after. We were so happy he was also available for our wedding date, & again he 'wowed' everyone. Incredibly friendly, professional with immense talent. We are so glad we found Stephen - our entertainer for life! X
Rob Fuz
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Class and prestige
Class and prestige. We chose Stephen to entertain our guests at our engagement party and from that we booked him for our wedding because he was so outstanding. He blew our guests minds with magic tricks, card tricks and even hypnosis! He hypnotized one of our guests to think his name was ‘Susan Boyle’ – It was true magic that you only ever see on television but done right before our eyes. Being friendly and engaging he got all our guests talking and having a great time. The perfect addition to any party or gathering – Stephen is the best. Thank you again and I can’t wait to think of another excuse to book you!
Jane Kuzyk
Married in October 2019
October 2019
The best money we spent!
I’ll start by saying me and my husband do not like magicians, when booking entertainment we completely avoided them. I saw Stephen at a wedding fayre and was completely blown away, I then arranged to meet him again and take my then fiancé to see him, he was adamant he wasn’t booking a magician. It took 30 minutes to convince him and we both agreed that it was the best money we spent. Stephen was very stealth and convinced our guests he was a guest too, he would randomly do a little trick and then continue mingling leaving people completely amazed. Once word got around he was swamped all day with guests wanting to witness his tricks. Even now, months later he is the main thing people remember from our day and many have said they want to book him for future events. He is not your clique magician, he hypnotised, mind read, did tricks and astounded even the most sceptical of people and to top it off he is such a lovely guy. Do not hesitate to book with him, we could not recommend him highly enough. Thank you so much Stephen x Jane and David Vickers married 31.08.2019
Tracy Bull
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Guests were totally amazed and raved about him!
Stephen entertained our wedding guests on Saturday. They were all totally amazed and raved about him all night. From magic to hypnosis to mind reading our guests were blown away. I think our wedding will be talked about for years to come for all the right reasons 😊 Stephen completed our magical day and can highly recommend him. Extremely talented man and hope to have him again for any future special occasions x thank you Stephen, Tracy & Chris Bull xx
Lisa Lloyd
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Truly AMAZING!
I first saw Stephen at the National Wedding show where he amazed me with his tricks and mind reading! I literally went back to see him 4 more times that day and each trick he did was truly AMAZING! I booked him to be our mystery guest at the wedding and he didn’t disappoint, so many of my guests have since complimented and raved about how good Stephen and both his card tricks and mind reading was! He also did 2 fab card tricks for my husband and I which we got to keep as a memory. He also has remained very professional with clear and timely communication pre wedding. I Would 100% recommend Stephen! Lisa Lloyd
Location & Contact Details

Address

Solihull, West Midlands, England

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

A Luxury wedding at Hengrave Hall in 2017. The couple took the Mystery Guest Concept to the next level and dressed me as a Groomsman. Everyone bought into me being a part of the bridal party and I completely shocked everyone when I proceeded to entertain the whole wedding party with mind reading, magic and hypnosis.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Bespoke Stylish Modern Unique Unexpected

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am proud that I can change peoples perception of magicians and mind readers. No longer do magicians have to be overbearing, flamboyant and a bit cheesy. I can mix unknowingly amongst the wedding guests before surprising them with some astonishing effects. One of the most common quotes I receive is ; " I don't normally like magicians but you stole the show."

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

Smart planning. 1) Set a budget (this more than likely will fluctuate but get a rough idea) 2) Decide on the important things first. Forget all the little extras that make your day special. Build the foundation of your wedding first. I recommend securing a church/registry along with your ideal venue first. Now you have secure time and dates allowing you to book other services. Next on my list would be my ideal photographer. Photographers come in all styles and price ranges but your perfect one is out there, you want to make sure you book them before anyone else. Similarly, the dress is up there with the next thing to sort out, however, this can and probably will take some time. Don't rush it but do try to get that worry off your mind early. 3) Now you have your wedding foundation, its time to build on it. Make a list of all the things your ideal wedding will have. I like to think of this in two different ways, visual and emotional. Visual planning - This involves all of the aesthetics of your wedding. What are you going to do on the day to make it look like the wedding you have always dreamt of. Emotional planning - This, for me, is one of the most important aspects. How do you want your guests to feel on the day? How do you want them to remember it and talk about it after? Think about the flow of your day, what do your guests have to do to keep them occupied when they are not eating, drinking or watching the speeches. There are a lot of ways to keep your guests engaged and entertained on your day. The Mystery Guest® is my solution to this problem

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Booking The Mystery Guest® is simple... 1 - Get in touch: Contact Stephen to discuss your wedding. Once understanding your day and your entertainment needs Stephen will let you know if he is right for your wedding and suggest the best package, along with fees and other details by email. 2 - Confirm: Once you decide Stephen is right for your wedding you will receive a booking agreement with all the details discussed. Once this is confirmed you will receive an invoice for the booking fee to reserve the date in Stephen's diary. 3 - Design: Depending on your package choice, Stephen will create the perfect entertainment solution for your wedding day. If required he will contact you to discuss further details and continue to develop the optimal performance pieces to really add the extra "Wow" into your wedding. 4 - Deliver: Now it's time for your big day! Stephen will deliver an amazing performance to keep all your guests entertained and leave everyone talking about the fantastic time they had at your wedding.

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

The Mystery Guest® :)

What is your party trick?

The Mystery Guest® is THE party trick ;)