Davenport Magical Entertainment, LLC

Atlanta, GA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Our money back guarantee plus paying you $50 on top of that if you are not satisfied and we have that in writing, in a contract, when you only book William Davenport the magician. However, this money back guarantee does not apply for our independent contractor magicians booked through our company. This money back guarantee also does not apply when William Davenport or independent contracted magician is booked for a trade show to perform trade show magic for a company booth at a trade show.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

What I love about my work is using the art of magic to bring out the joy, happiness, wonder, amazement and astonishment in other people who watch the performance. Part of the art of magic is showing people that we think is impossible is indeed possible. That nothing in life is impossible when we put our minds to it. The art of magic also helps connect us to other people and I enjoy meeting other people, especially after amazing them and bringing them joy and a sense of wonder and amazement with a magic trick.

Location

Atlanta, GA 30327

Background check

Complete

Years in business

5

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

123

Reviews

73 Reviews
  • April G. Jul 12, 2017
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    We have not had our party yet, but the booking process was professional and easy. Looking forward to the show.
    William D. Jul 12, 2017

    Thank you for the early review April! I appreciate it! I look forward to entertaining your event!

  • Abby A. Jun 27, 2017
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    William D. Jun 27, 2017

    Thank you Abby for taking the time to give me a star rating. I enjoyed performing for your child's birthday party in Alabama!

  • Thumbtack Customer Jun 14, 2017
    We hired William for our wedding reception. He was great!! He showed up on time and entertained our guests with his tricks during our cocktail hour. He even made time to come by our table during the reception and give my wife and I a personal magic show. It was excellent!! Still trying to figure out how he did that.
    William D. Jun 22, 2017

    Thank you for having me at your wedding! I really had a ball performing for your guests. I especially enjoyed performing the mentalism magic tricks for both you and your wife! Thank you for having me as entertainment for your wedding! It was awesome!

  • Laurie C. May 28, 2017
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    William was thrown into a "first time" special event for my organization...we had some hiccups on our end, but he took everything in stride and did a fabulous job! We will be asking him back next year!
    William D. May 29, 2017

    I had a great time performing for your event! I can see you guys really care about making sure the kids in your community have great opportunity. With such great community leaders who care about the future of their children, it was my privilege to be able to perform for you guys!

  • Janel H. May 21, 2017
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    We really enjoyed it. He was really professional, and kind and the kids loved him! We will use Davenport Magical Entertainment again
    William D. May 29, 2017

    Hi Janel! I just wanted to take the time to thank you for hiring me for your child's birthday party! I had a great time and I really appreciated your great hospitality!

  • Carolina A. Dec 23, 2016
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    4 and a half stars
    Everything was good, with exception of the the way to long ESP trick...that one could be eliminated from act or at the very least shortened.
    William D. Dec 26, 2016

    Thank you for your feedback! I enjoyed entertaining your event! I will see about either eliminating or improving this trick. Take care and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  • Al H. Nov 21, 2016
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    Party entertainment the kids will remember
    Everything was great and very entertaining. Kids loved the show and he is great with balloon animals.
    William D. Nov 21, 2016

    Hello Alissa! Thank you for booking me and taking the time to write a review. I appreciate it! I had a lot of fun working your event and you guys were awesome! Take care!

  • Bastiaan S. Oct 10, 2016
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    Good crowd feedback
    I was not able to rate very much myself, but from feedback of the crowd I understood that he was a great act.
    William D. Oct 11, 2016

    Hello Bastiaan! Thank you for booking me and your business! I had a great time performing strolling magic for your event. My apologies for you not being able to see much of the magic that your guests enjoyed. You seemed very busy during your event being a good hostess for your guests and I didn't want to be rude and interrupt you from your duties being a hostess. However, I had a great time performing for your guests and enjoyed myself! Many thanks for the privilege to perform for your event!

  • Dawn B. Oct 6, 2016
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    Highly recommend for any event!
    Mr. Davenport was fantastic. He was able to entertain my daughters surprise party and all the varying ages of 3 to 65, which I knew could be difficult. He was very professional and had our guests laughing and praising his performance for the rest of the week. We will definitely ask for him to perform at future events and we recommend him at any opportunity. My daughters party wasn't the easiest of settings but his professionalism and obvious love for magic never wavered, even in the hot GA sun! Simple brilliant! We appreciate everything he did for us and look forward to working with him again!
    William D. Oct 7, 2016

    Thanks for booking me for your event! I had a really great time! Take care and have a wonderful day!

  • Chris C. Sep 10, 2016
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    Will hire again.
    Awsome! Above and beyond in the details and performance.
    William D. Sep 10, 2016

    Thank you Chris for giving the opportunity to be able to work as your trade show magician. Opportunity is everything and I have a great deal of gratitude for the fact that you took a chance on me and gave me the opportunity to serve your team.

  • Megan B. Jul 24, 2016
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    The kids and parents were super entertained! I'd highly recommend!
    William D. Jul 25, 2016

    Thank you for the kind words Megan. I really enjoyed entertaining the kids with a great magic show as well as making the balloon animals. Much appreciate the privilege of working your event!

  • Jim R. Jun 27, 2016
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    William provided a fun, engaging experience for each of the tables in our wedding celebration. People had fun, were engaged, and there was never a quiet moment during the party. Thanks William for a job well done.
    William D. Jun 27, 2016

    I had a great time! Thanks for hiring me for your event! The audience was awesome and it was a great joy to be able to share the art of magic with everybody!

  • Cande S. Jun 18, 2016
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    Was great with children and adults! Would highly recommend for any age!
    William D. Jun 18, 2016

    Thank you Cande! It was my privilege to be able to entertain your event for the City of Pinson. Many thanks!

  • Kendall R. May 23, 2016
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    Mr. Davenport was amazing. He kept everyone laughing and waiting for the next trick. The Teens loved his magic show. The balloons animals were amazing as well. As an add on this was worth it. He is very engaging with his audience and I would highly recommend him for a large group. He went out of his way to learn about the group he was going to entertain and really drew them into the magic show. The teens were still talking about it at high school three days later. Mr. Davenport get the highest rating possible in my book. Thank you for sharing your magic with our group. Kendall Rosbury
    William D. May 25, 2016

    My most humble gratitude for your kind words Kendall. It was an honor and privilege to be able to perform for your event! I really enjoyed myself!

  • Konstantina D. May 1, 2016
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    William Davenport is THE best magician for both adults and children! I cannot thank him enough for such a wonderful experience! Did a great job interacting with all the guests and kept everyone's attention! Professionally dressed and truly a tasteful class act! I will recommend him to all!!!! Five stars is not enough!
  • Chris G. Apr 3, 2016
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    He did an excellent job of interaction with the kids. Was very witty abd personable. I highly recommend his services.
    William D. Apr 3, 2016

    Thanks for hiring me Chris! My wife and I had a wonderful time entertaining your grand daughter and it was just a joy and a lot of fun performing the art of magic for you guys. You guys were awesome!

  • Devin M. Mar 2, 2016
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    Nice Job, thanks!
    William D. Mar 2, 2016

    Thank you Devin! I appreciate it and had a great time!

  • Neemita A. Feb 27, 2016
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    He performed at my 5 yr old daughters bday party. .....was wonderful. Thank you.
  • Fe L. Feb 22, 2016
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    David was the entertainment for at my birthday party this weekend. Everyone enjoyed his magic tricks and his great sense of humor. I would definitely recommend his services for your next event.
    William D. Feb 22, 2016

    Hello Felisa! This is William Davenport! The guy who performed for your event. I had a blast and it was great fun performing for your party! Glad your friends and yourself enjoyed it and I would love to work for you again! Take care and have a wonderful day!

  • Pamela T. Feb 19, 2016
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  • Rachel F. Jan 31, 2016
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    Kids loved him- squealing with laughter from the beginning. Our birthday girl (5th bday) loved it!
    William D. Jan 31, 2016

    I really enjoyed entertaining your event. The kids were awesome and it was a joy to perform for you guys! I had a blast!

  • Mary B. Jan 24, 2016
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    Everything was great! Mr. Davenport was entertaining, funny, easy to talk to, professional, and appeared to enjoy what he does!
    William D. Jan 25, 2016

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review Mary! I really enjoyed entertaining your event!

  • Gerald F. Dec 16, 2015
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    One of the best strolling magicians around! William arrived ahead of time and was very professional.
    William D. Dec 16, 2015

    My most humble thanks for your kind words Gerald. It was a great honor and pleasure to perform for your Church. Take care and have a Merry Christmas!

  • Stephanie E. Dec 7, 2015
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    William did a fabulous job at our company event Friday evening. His magic was amazing- a true professional!
    William D. Dec 7, 2015

    Thanks Stephanie! I had a wonderful time performing for Sandy Springs Internal Medicine!

  • Larry S. Dec 7, 2015
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    Our grandkids loved the magic show - particularly when William levitated our 4 year old granddaughter. Highly recommend him!
    William D. Dec 7, 2015

    I really enjoyed entertaining your family and I also love the flying carpet illusion I performed too!

  • Andrea W. Nov 19, 2015
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    Mr.Davenport was very friendly and good with the children. His magic show was very impressive! The kids loved him and so did us adults. We will definitely be using him again!
    William D. Nov 19, 2015

    Thanks for booking me Andrea! I had a great time and a blast performing for the kids at your church!

  • Raquel C. Nov 3, 2015
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  • Sewell A. Oct 22, 2015
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    William did a good job at our 5 year old's birthday party. I would recommend him for other events.
  • Khari S. Oct 17, 2015
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    This guy bailed out on our party at the last moment!!!
  • Dennis J. Oct 8, 2015
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  • Michael R. Oct 2, 2015
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  • Tim F. Sep 6, 2015
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    Work well with the kids. Showed up early and really helped the party move along.
  • Jamie H. Sep 1, 2015
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  • Charles M. Sep 1, 2015
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    I have no complaints,Davenport did a great job. Thank y ou
  • Hallie F. Aug 29, 2015
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    We had a great time at my daughter's sixth birthday. It was fun and funny and kids and parents loved the magic. Just what we wanted! Thank you!
  • Stephanie H. Aug 27, 2015
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    William did a great job. He came early to set up, had a terrific attitude, and clearly has a nice rapport with kids. He had my daughter and her friends in stitches --and pitched the performance to their level perfectly. After finishing up the magic performance he continued to entertain with balloon animals -- big hit all around. I would absolutely recommend William Davenport for child's party!
  • Celeste F. Aug 22, 2015
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    This is the Best performance ever! The show contain a Family show with kids and adults, we were all dazzle, intrigue and entertain! My hat is off to you!
  • Nick F. Aug 19, 2015
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    I could not be any more happy with my experience. This guy is amazing!
  • Joe C. Aug 16, 2015
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    We're so glad we hired William to share my wife's 50th Birthday party. He did an exceptional job entertaining everyone and his magic was spot on. He's one of a kind and would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone wanting to amaze everyone at any kind of gathering. Very personable and fun. Best choice we made.
    William D. Aug 16, 2015

    Thank you Joe for the kind words! Means the world to me! It was such a great honor and privilege to be able to perform for your event. Everybody really enjoyed themselves and I had a ball! It was wonderful and rewarding for me to be able to perform magic for everybody at your event and for your birthday guest of honor!

  • Leslie F. Jul 26, 2015
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    What a great entertainer! Guest loved him! Made my dads 70th birthday party exciting and very enjoyable. He was able to entertain the kids, teens, adults ranging from ages 20 to 70! That's talent!
  • SRIRAM S. Jul 21, 2015
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    Mr Davenport did a fantastic job for our twin children's 8th birthday. We had about 23 kids and for about an hour it was pin drop silent in the home when Mr. Davenport is performing the magic. He thoroughly engaged the audience and children have had a great time. Thank You Mr Davenport for your outstanding job. I will highly recommend his services.
  • Rick L. Jul 20, 2015
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    William Davenport raised eyebrows, created a "how did he do that" question mark on the faces at our event. He created smile after smile at each of his strolling performances. What an amazing experience? Simply put, the experience was OUTSTANDING. Rick, Nabbar #128 Temple, A.E.A.O.N.M.S
    William D. Jul 20, 2015

    I just wanted to take the time and say how much I appreciate Rick your organization, Prince Hall Shriners Nabbar Temple #128, for having me at the Potentate Ball. It was just a wonderful time and I had so much fun entertaining everybody. I couldn't have asked for a better time. The organization told me about some of the charitable work they have done for St. Jude's Hospital and some of the many other projects Prince Hall Shriners work on. It was just great fun and I couldn't have done this for a more finer group of people who give so much of their time serving others. Many thanks Prince Hall Shriners Nabbar Temple #128 for the privilege to perform at your Potentate Ball. It truly was my honor and my privilege to entertain your Temple Rick.

  • Aaliyah P. May 29, 2015
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    Hands Down Mr. Davenport is the best magician in Atlanta. Worked well with my family from the kids up to my granny. I could even sit down and have a business conversation with him. His tricks we're mind blowing. I'll definitely do business with him again. AFFORDABLE AMD RESONABLE. If you don't hire him, your crazy!
  • Libba C. May 20, 2015
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  • Tara M. May 7, 2015
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  • Rachel B. May 4, 2015
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    William was a joy to work with. He showed up right on time, provided excellent entertainment to our guests, and even said he helped bring more business to some of the other entertainment that we hired for our event. It was a pleasure to work with such a polite, considerate professional, and we will certainly be using him again!
  • Tawana F. May 1, 2015
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    He was wonderful!! Very professional, and interactive with the kids! They absolutely loved his performance and balloon animals! I would definitely recommend him for any event, and look forward to using him again! Thank you Mr. Davenport!
    William D. May 1, 2015

    Thank you for your kind words Tawana! Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. Take care and have a wonderful day!

  • Brenda Z. Apr 28, 2015
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  • Michelle S. Apr 16, 2015
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    We had a Military Ball and wanted to surprise our unit with a magician during the dinner portion of the evening. Being a veteran himself, William was very eager to do the event for us, which was exciting to know about him. He had another party scheduled that morning and a two hour drive to make it to us but promised to do his best to arrive a few minutes early or at worst, on time for our VERY tight timeline. He did it! He arrived early and I was so relieved. The feedback after the evening was good, not amazing but good. Many of the tables really enjoyed his magic and his interaction but a few were underwhelmed. I would have liked for him to be a bit more dressed up, as the women were in formal gowns and the men in dress blues - he didn't exactly fit in but I didn't specify that in our contract so it's not something I fault him for. Some of the tricks didn't have a wow factor I was hoping for and I'm not sure he made it around to all of our tables. I am comfortable rating him a 4/5 stars. I'm glad I booked him but if I were to book him again, I would be more clear in my expectations. He was absolutely a gentleman and professional to work with!
    William D. Apr 16, 2015

    Thank you for booking me and your business Michelle! You are much appreciated. If you decide to book me again and it's a military ball type event, I will be sure to wear a tuxedo. When I was serving in the Army National Guard, I had never attended a military ball event, so I didn't know that I probably should have dressed up in a tuxedo or would be expected to as a civilian. My apologies. I always wear a suit and tie to my bookings to be professional, but when it comes to your military ball, I should have asked if you required a tuxedo. Thank you once again for the booking and it was a great honor and privilege to perform for our troops!

  • Melissa S. Apr 10, 2015
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    He tailored his show to the adults and kids. It was a wonderful time!
  • Cal P. Mar 26, 2015
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    Very professional through entire process, super funny, great - unbelievable magic skills. Patient with children, fun for adults too! The kids are still talking about it. Highly recommended!!
  • Namrata T. Feb 14, 2015
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    Mr. Davenport was wonderful at our daughter's birthday party. He kept all the children entertained and engrossed with his jokes and tricks and had everyone involved by having them participate in the tricks. The adults present also highly enjoyed the show.
  • Jean M. Jan 22, 2015
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    Mr Davenport was very entertaining and we believe our guest truly enjoyed him. This was a 50 yr anniversary so it was a little more formal and Mr. Davenport worked his way from table to table. Very Nice
  • Satish P. Jan 18, 2015
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    William was awesome. All our guests, both adults and kids had great time @ party and thoroughly enjoyed his magic tricks. One of the best entertainers I ever met. His performance was highlight of our party.
  • Carol C. Dec 29, 2014
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    Mr Davenport was very professional and very through. He was able to find a Magician for our family birthday/Christmas Party. Bill Packard was our magician for the evening. He was a big hit with our Grandchildren as well as the adults. This was my grandson's 18th birthday and my Husbands 70th. Bill Packard was great, he had us all laughing and enjoying the evening. His magical tricks were great but his balloon hats were beyond incredible. I wish I could insert a picture here. The balloon hats have to be seen, 6 year old grandson had a full ninga turtle balloon costume!! Incredible!!! Love it can't say enough for this group of magicians.
  • Quetta T. Dec 14, 2014
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    Thank you so much for coming to our event. We really enjoyed your performance. If you are looking for a magician. He is great!!!! Thanks again!!!
  • Charlene M. Nov 29, 2014
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    Great show for my visiting grandson!
  • Mizzett B. Nov 20, 2014
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    Amazingly, fantastic !! :-)
  • Michelle D. Nov 20, 2014
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    Mr. Davenport was GREAT! He performed at our Sweet 16th Masquerade Ball Black tie affair. He was very Professional. Our audience of all ages were entertained by his magic. Mr. Davenport went above and beyond to work extra hours to accommodate our delayed production. Thank you so much Mr. Davenport.
  • Sammy J. Nov 10, 2014
    Try out www.Sidejobr.com as an option. They do not charge for leads and you have public access to customers. Just a thought versus wasting money here for leads.
  • Tatiana H. Nov 10, 2014
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    Great magician! Really professional, courteous and great with kids!!
  • Julie T. Oct 7, 2014
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    We recently hired William Davenport for my daughter's 11th birthday party. William arrived early, was very professional, and thoroughly entertained my daughter and her friends! It was money well spent!
  • Dennis D. Aug 25, 2014
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    I could not have asked for a better magician for our family reunion. Mr. Davenport came about an hour early, so he could have everything set up. He took some time to walk around and meet people. Although it was very hot and outside, Mr. Davenport was still professional the entire time. The show was at my home in Snellville, Ga., We are still trying to figure out some of the tricks he performed. Even my grandson and granddaughter who are very skeptical about everything were very impressed with the show. The only thing I could change would be the weather, and I say that with tongue in cheek. It was very very hot, however Mr. Davenport maintained his professionalism during the entire show. Again he is one magician I would highly recommend for any type of family function, be a reunion, birthday party, or what ever. I was very pleased with the quality and type of show he gave. He went way above and beyond in his performance.
  • Chris B. Aug 5, 2014
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    I really enjoyed your entertainment during our family reunion. It was so refreshing to have family entertainment for the children (and adults) :-) . (It tickled me to hear the children laugh). Thank you!
  • Nadia E. Jul 30, 2014
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    We were very pleased with Mr. Davenport. He arrived earlier than scheduled and stayed till designated time. He did a wonderful job keeping the children entertained during our organization's Back to School event. I noticed many of the children gathering around and looking on in amazement as he performed magic tricks. Mr. Davenport walked around to different children in attendance and interacted with them. We would definitely consider using him again for other events and recommend him to others.
  • Lisa T. Apr 25, 2014
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    William Davenport is an fabulous entertainer! We booked him for a luncheon, we had a wide range of ages attend from high school students to senior citizens. Everyone loved it!! He is extremely professional , he arrived early , went over what he would be doing for us, he looked great (suit & tie) . I was very impressed and would highly recommend Davenport Magical Entertainment!!!
  • Kelly D. Mar 30, 2014
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    William was fantastic! He performed at the country club for an event for our members and did a wonderful job! He especially did a great job of tailoring his performance to the audience, we had some tables of adults with teenage kids and several with adults and little kids. He adjusted his tricks and delivery to the table and was very engaging. Thanks William!
  • Karen P. Feb 19, 2014
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    My husband and I hired Mr. Davenport to perform at my daughter’s birthday party. We were extremely pleased with his performance! Everyone – children and adults included – were impressed! Mr. Davenport incorporated audience participation -- which made it so much fun, especially for my daughter, the birthday girl. His card tricks reminded us of David Blaine, and left us all in awe! Mr. Davenport performed his amazing tricks in our home, in our living room, only a couple of feet in front of us and our guests. We still keep talking about some of his tricks, and how he completely stumped us --- right before our very eyes!! Our evening was an absolute joy! Mr. Davenport’s magic was amazing! He was professional, punctual, and so very like-able! If you hire Mr. Davenport, you get the real deal, and won’t be disappointed!
  • Rebecca K. Oct 30, 2013
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    William was extremely professional, cheery, funny and beyond all, ENTERTAINING! We received nothing but rave reviews from our guests (200 attendees) and we are floored by his magic. Still scratching my head!! HIRE HIM!
  • Robyn T. Oct 13, 2013
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    William was awesome to work with. He is professional and conscientious. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment that William provided during his strolling magic show.
  • Terry G. Oct 7, 2013
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    William was simply amazing! He mystified my friends and family with mind blowing close up magic accompanied with a wonderful personality. I would without a doubt recommend William Davenport and look forward to hiring him again. Thanks for making my 40th a truly magical experience William!
  • Eileen P. Aug 3, 2013
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    William was entertaining. I think he would be best if you had small groups that needed to be engaged. The magic was good!
  • Vydehi K. Jul 25, 2013
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Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
My company usually requires a contract and a 50% deposit from the client interested in booking a magician through our company. Our primary magician is William Davenport, however, we also book out other independent contractor magicians as well for various events.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
William Davenport who is the manager and primary magician for Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. He also served in the Georgia Army National Guard and served two overseas tours, one in Bosnia Herzegovina with SFOR in 2001 and another tour in Afghanistan with ISAF in 2009-2010. William Davenport's military experience and completion of his college education gave him the leadership skills, wisdom and focus necessary to run his own company. This combination of experience also helped give him the ability pursue his goals doing what he loves which is performing the art of magic and being a businessman. William Davenport has been an amateur magician since his high school years in the early 1990s and started working as a professional magician after his honorable discharge from the Georgia Army National Guard in 2010.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
William Davenport was shown his first magic trick when he was in high school by a friend who had a great talent for performing magic. Ever since he was shown a magic trick by somebody who did the art very well, he has been hooked on performing magic and hasn't stopped ever since.
What types of customers have you worked with?
William Davenport likes to work with clients who are seeking to book a magician for a children's birthday party, a birthday party for an adult, sweet 16 birthday parties, corporate events, companies looking to generate more leads and sales at trade shows, weddings, graduation parties, performing for senior citizens, business grand openings, restaurants (restaurant magic) and many other special events.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A project I am recently fond of is revamping my children's magic show script and making it better. I also made some additional investments in some different magic tricks designed to entertain children and to make my children's show better. I have found that performing for children is a joy and great fun. I do a great deal of script writing for the various magic shows I perform. It's very rewarding to put a smile on a child's face because you have made a positive impact through the art of magic.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would get word of mouth referrals from past clients who have actually hired the magician and seen the magician perform for one of his or her events. Generally, I do not solicit my clients for reviews. I like for my clients to come and review me without me asking them because I think you get more honest reviews. Ultimately, however, I think the best way in choosing a magician to hire is from word of mouth from past clients who have hired that magician and how good their show was. You can't always necessarily trust online reviews in making a choice for a magician to hire, but you should read a magician's reviews as part of determining whether you should hire that magician or not in addition to word of mouth reviews from people you know for sure has actually hired that magician. But don't just rely solely on reviews in making a choice for a magician. You want good online reviews from a magician you are considering to hire, but good online reviews alone should not be sufficient enough reason to hire. In addition to good online reviews, you want to talk to actual people that you know has hired that magician and get their feedback about their experience with that magician and how good their show is.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Ask the magician if they have specific experience performing for the audience you will be having at your event and if they have a scripted show for that specific audience. You want a magician to be good at improv during his show, but yet, he or she should still have a script as well that is designed to entertain that specific audience or that specific event. Exceptions for needing a script would be needing to hire a strolling magician.