“A fantastic professional performance, I’d 100% recommend”
Stella Humphreys, who works for HSBC, was recommended our service: “I was organising the HSBC Snowflake Charity Ball at Barton Grange Hotel and they put me in touch with Xtreme Entertainment who they use for their events” said Stella.
“As the ball was in November it was pitch black when guests were arriving, so we had the Xtreme team welcome everyone with a brilliant fire juggling display at the main entrance. It gave that ‘wow factor’ from the word go. When you’re organising these kinds of events you want to give something back to guests who raising money for charity and it really worked.”
“After the raffle and auction things can slow down, but at this event the stilt walkers arrived on the dance floor when the music started and the guests’ reactions were brilliant.” As well as getting everyone dancing and picking people up for photos, the stilt walkers handed out glow sticks for guests to make bracelets and necklaces from. “The glow sticks were such a good idea and went down really well with the crowd,” said Stella.
Stella also returned to Xtreme Entertainments for another charity ball she was organising. “The guys in stilts looked so impressive in smart white tails and ties on, and everybody’s mouths were wide open, saying “What?!!!” when they strolled on to the dance floor, it was such a brilliant reaction. They were hoisting all these ladies up on their stilts, getting people to dance under their legs and posing for photos that people were instantly sharing on social media.”
We’ve used Xtreme twice and I can honestly say they are so professional and trustworthy – you know they’re going to turn up, work hard and give everyone a great night. They sort all paper work beforehand with regards to public liability and insurance; it’s all so easy with them. Would I recommend them to other people? I already do!”
“They really brought that wow factor to our special day!”
Like many excited couples, when Phillip and Linda Linthwaite were in the midst of planning their wedding they enjoyed going to wedding fairs, seeking out ideas that were ‘a bit different from the norm’. “At one fair we were greeted by the Xtreme Entertainment stilt walkers who were getting a huge amount of attention – we had to get a leaflet and find out more.” said Linda.
The couple, who had booked their outdoor June wedding at Forest Hills in Lancaster, wanted a small, informal day where the focus was on relaxing and having fun. “As it was a more private celebration during the day we had more guests arriving later on for the evening do. We booked the stilt walkers to add that wow factor to the evening and surprise our guests when they were arriving.”
As the couple had chosen an Alice in Wonderland theme, the stilt walkers arrived in red tails with black top hats which fitted in perfectly with the day. “They were so welcoming to everyone and put such a smile on our guests’ faces. We have three children who are 6, 8 and 13 and they were so excited when the stilt walkers arrived, in fact everyone was, age was irrelevant!” laughed Linda.
Linda and Phillip wanted to create a sense of fun and excitement on their big day and we’re thrilled we were able to deliver that for them: “It was just fantastic watching everybody’s reactions, congregating around the stilt walkers and taking photos. From picking guests up for pictures to getting everyone up on the dance floor and really keeping the momentum going all night… they did everything we’d hoped for and more.”
Asked how they would summarise their experience, Linda replied: “I thought they were incredibly professional, very friendly, so welcoming, and really brought that wow factor to our special day. They added something unique to our wedding that we hadn’t seen at anybody else’s, and that’s exactly what we set out for, so thank you!”
“Great for getting guests up on their feet and keeping the dance floor alive”
Tania Stephenson at the Barton Grange Hotel in Preston first heard about Xtreme Entertainment when she began her job as Event Manager five years ago. “When I joined Barton Grange they were already using Xtreme for our balls, Christmas party nights and other events. Once I’d booked them myself I could see why – guests absolutely love them and they’re such a pleasure to work with”, said Tania.
“I’d highly recommend them from both a guest’s point of view and from my own. For the guests they are a great form of entertainment: a brilliant welcome when people are arriving, whether they’re greeting them on stilts or juggling fire, and they’re great for getting guests up on their feet and keeping the dance floor alive all night.”
“One year they welcomed guests while dressed as old-fashioned paparazzi, taking photos of everyone as they walked in, it was brilliant and went down a storm.”
“From my own point of view, as an Events Manager I want to work with companies who are reliable and professional and they’re just that. I know when I’m booking Xtreme Entertainment that they’ll do a great job, and having them at my events really gives them an added wow factor.”
“One year we tried another entertainment company and some of the guests who were regulars were disappointed that we didn’t have Xtreme there to do the stilt walking. It’s feedback like that which shows how memorable and exciting they are for our guests, which is why we keep going back to them.”