Toastmaster Testimonials

We first came across Mike via Nonsuch Mansion who highly recommended him to us and we soon realised after our first meeting with him, that he was the final piece of the wedding that was missing. We felt that we had everything in place for the day but we needed somebody that could bring the whole day together to help it all run smoothly and on time, and that’s where Mike fitted in perfectly. He arrived at our home to meet both of us and our parents, and we instantly felt more relaxed, and we knew we were in good hands, and he really took the time and effort to get to know us as a couple and run through our day with us in fine detail. As my family come from Goa, there were certain traditions that my parents wanted to be included in the day somehow, and Mike found ways to make all of this happen by patiently taking note of all our needs and coming up with solutions. After he left, we felt so much better and suddenly it felt as though all the months of planning were now a reality and we could actually visualise the whole wedding.

In the final weeks running up to the wedding day Mike always checked in and even took the time to meet at the venue to run through things and walk the day through, and he was very organised, professional, and patient through all meetings. When the big day arrived and we were on our way to Nonsuch from the church just seeing him greeting guests and making sure everybody was happy just relaxed us even more and we knew that the reception was in perfect hands, and all that was needed now was a glass of champagne in our hands!

We had no problems at all on our wedding day, everything just fell into place and was held together wonderfully by Mike who took the pressure off all of the ushers, bridesmaids etc and did his job fantastically. The only problem we had was that the day just went too fast! From the speeches, to throwing the bouquet, to the first dance and all the other touches along the way he really gave our wedding that extra special feel and that was all down to his relaxed, and cheerful personality. We had so many comments about him after the wedding day and our guests loved him being there on hand to ask anything at all. He delivered a beautiful speech in the evening to kick off the speech section of the wedding, and it was a lovely gesture to us both which we won’t forget.

I would say to any couple that are planning their weddings, a toastmaster is a lovely touch to your day, they take the day out of your hands, stop you worrying about the little details, and allow you to sit back and enjoy your day to the fullest. I assure you that a glimpse of Mike smiling in his fantastic suit will calm you even when your dad is singing during his speech!
We would recommend Mike to anybody looking to hire a toastmaster, to us he was Mike the hero and our day was perfect thanks to him.

James & Glenda

Nonsuch Mansion

Hi Roy,

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for being the Toastmaster for our wedding at Easthampstead Park. We had a fantastic day and the part you played in ensuring everything ran so smoothly was invaluable.
We really appreciated the time you spent meeting us before the wedding to run through everything and your professionalism and warmth on the day enabled everyone to completely relax and just enjoy the day. Your good humour added to the fun of the day and many of our guests commented on what a great time they had. You did a tremendous job of keeping the proceedings running on time, which you managed to do in a relaxed and friendly way, which we really appreciated.

Thank you again for everything you did to help give us a wedding day to truly remember. We would have no hesitation in
recommending you to others considering a Toastmaster for their big day.

Steph and Andy Relf

Dear Roy,

Thank you so much for making our Summer Gala Evening in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity – Michelle King Fund such an amazing success.

Right from the initial contact you had with Mel and myself you have given us the confidence to do all the things that made the evening. With you as Master of Ceremonies guiding us through the bits we didn’t know how to do meant that the evening was thoroughly professional in every way. Your meticulous attention to detail and steady reassurance that ‘it would be alright on the night’ meant that the evening went without a hitch and Mel and I were able to, as you quite rightly said, relax and enjoy our evening. Everyone I have spoken to has said how much they enjoyed the evening and as you know we raised over 4,000 Pounds for the charity.

I have no hesitation in recommending your services and will be passing on your details to The Brain Tumour Charity for anyone else who might be organising a similar event. Once again thank you very much Best wishes Frances & Mel Frances King.

The Brain Tumour Charity, Michelle King Fund raises awareness and generates funds for vital research into brain tumours.

Frances & Mel

Before the wedding I always just assumed a Toastmaster would turn up towards the end of the meal at a wedding to announce the speeches, and if I’m honest was initially a little unsure about hiring one. However all I can say was that hiring Roy was probably the single most important thing in giving myself, my new wife, my best man and both sets of parents the most relaxed and stress free wedding I can imagine.

Client of Roy Austin

Roy takes all of the thinking out of the wedding day, having met with you beforehand to discuss what you want from the day and take the important details of any florists, cake people etc so that he can organise everything on the day. By the time I had arrived he had worked with the venue to ensure everything was set up, leaving me to just relax before the ceremony. This continued throughout the day with Roy taking care of everything. I can’t stress enough how much this takes the load off of everybody taking part in the wedding day. We were all relaxed and stress free all day, which meant we were able to just enjoy ourselves.

If Roy hadn’t been there to run things, it would have had to have been me, the best man or a parent trying to deal with everything, which is the last thing that you want. In short, Roy was absolutely brilliant on the day and well worth hiring. I’ve already recommended him to 2 other couples who are currently planning their wedding.

Again, many thanks for your help on the day. You were a wise investment!

Ben and Danii

Mayors Dinner

Venue Guards Polo Club Windsor

attended by: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Home Secretary Rt Hon Theresa May MP.

I was delighted that we had Roy Austin as the Toastmaster. He arrived early afternoon at the Guards Polo Ground. We had time to familiarise ourselves with the venue and the detailed programme. He made many helpful suggestions and helped me as the host to relax. When the event started early, we were ready to meet the guests and we kept to the timetable and our guests saw a seamless event. He worked tirelessly throughout the evening and was of the highest professional standard and should be highly recommended by the Guild of Toastmasters. I would thoroughly recommend him to any organisation.

Cllr. Colin Rayner

Mayor of The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead


Just wanted to say a huge thank you for being our toastmaster at Claire and Harry’s wedding. I don’t think most of our guests really knew quite what to expect from a toastmaster when I mentioned it a few months before the event but the extra you brought to this big day was fantastic. I had so many guests, friends and family approach me both during the day and since, that said how great you were and what a difference it made.

I’d like to also personally thank you for the bits you did during the hours before all the guests arrived at the venue, checking that everything was perfect and dealing so well with any issues that arose during the celebrations, leaving me to concentrate on staying nervous for my speech. It was a fantastic day and you played a part in making it just that bit more special.

Andy Heath

Coppid Beech Hotel

Dear Kevin,

My husband and I would just like to say a very big thank you to you for being with us on our wedding day, and for playing such an important roletestimonials as our toastmaster, we feel that you helped our day go very smoothly, and if it weren’t for you we don’t know how we would have managed as everybody knew where they had to be and what was happening at all times all day, this was very important to us on our special day.

Also when it came to the speeches all of our guests looked to you for who would be speaking and when as by this time they knew that you were the one person other than ourselves who knew the whole timetable. You looked very smart, were very pleasant to everybody, clearly spoken and nothing was too much trouble this made our day just perfect.

Angela and Jeff

We would like to personally thank you both so much for your wonderful contributions towards our big day, it was absolutely fantastic. We met Trevor at the Monkey Island wedding fair and had always considered a Toastmaster as a luxury and so not on the list.

In talking to Trevor we discovered more about what he could do and also that it was more affordable then we first thought, so we left having booked his services. Trevor is a very calming, personable individual who helped to keep our wedding on track and most importantly took some pressure off us, the best man and ushers.

Thank you Trevor for all your work on our big day.

Andree and Martyn

Monkey Island Hotel

Trevor, you were simply brilliant. We felt extremely well looked after and confident knowing you were there to help us with all of the logistics and making sure people were where they needed to be and doing what they should be doing! The Silver Sixpence is safely tucked away in my shoe everyday!! Thank you both once again for all your help, support and professionalism leading up to and on our special day.

Caroline & Paul

To Trevor,

Just a quick note to say how grateful we are to you for making our big day so special. Your care, attention and professionalism made the day go without a hitch. We would strongly recommend you to anybody looking for a first class toastmaster.

Mr & Mrs Dighton

Trevor thank you, for your part in our special day, it made all the difference having you there keeping the evening flowing at a nice pace and just letting all our guests, and us, have fun. You were not only approachable and attentive but your kindness and caring side also shone through. Anytime we had an issue to take care of, you already had it in hand which enabled us to relax.

I am sure there were a number of other issues, which you took care of throughout the evening to help the whole evening run smoothly and stress free for us both. Thank you for your gift it will always hold a special place in Mrs.Pardoe heart when we look back on our special day. Thank you again for everything you did for us and we wish you all the best.

Mr & Mrs Pardoe

Hi David,

Well what can I say, You were fantastic! You did so much for us on our big day we can’t Thank You enough. You kept everything so well organised it would never have ran so smoothly without you there. My dad was so impressed!

I also wanted to Thank You not just for keeping everything on time but the little things you did for me too like always making sure I was okay, getting my shawl so I wasn’t to cold!, letting me know 10 mins before they were happening so I knew what was going on. Those little things made it! Me and Darren had a fantastic day and we would be more than happy to give a good reference for you any time.

Sarah and Darren

Hi David,

Aimee Paulin here…was Kendall; please note the new email adl!! Just wanted to see how you are and say a massive THANK YOU for being such a superstar at our wedding on the 24th July!! We had a perfect day and you really were a tremendous help and guided the day wonderfully helping with all of the organisation along the way. We watched our wedding DVD for the first time last night and it was then, that we really saw how much of a support you were on the day.

Thank you again and when my friends in future marry and want a toastmaster, I’ll point them in your direction! We’ve also had lots of feedback from friends & family on how great you were! ny thanks again and all the very best for the future.

Aimee & James

To Ian Parrott

A thank you card from Emma and Adrian for their Wedding at Capesthorne Hall : “Thank you so much for being such a wonderful toastmaster at our wedding. The day ran so smoothly and was perfect despite the rain. The photos are amazing and would never have happened without your help organising them”

Emma and Adrian

Capesthorne Hall

A Thank You card from Paul and Liz for their Wedding at Kentchurch Court: “Paul and I would like to thank you for being our Toastmaster last Saturday. We realised how important your role was in making our day so special and congratulate you on your professionalism and organisational skills; you certainly added the icing to the cake”

Paul and Liz

Kentchurch Court

A Thank You e mail from the Events Director Natasha of Capesthorne Pavilion: May I thank you for all your support at the recent opening of the Capesthorne Pavilion both at the corporate night and the official opening day. Your presence as the Toastmaster gave these occasions a very professional feeling. We very much look forward to working with you as our official Toastmaster at future events.

Events Director Natasha

Capesthorne Pavilion

A Thank You card from Sean and Fiona for their Wedding at Mottram Hall: “Thank you so much for being Toastmaster at our Wedding. It really helped the day to run smoothly”

Sean and Fiona

Mottram Hall

A Thank You card from the Marjorie and Peter for their daughters Wedding at Mere Golf and Country Club. “Just a short note to thank you for making Lucy and Marks Wedding so very special you were fantastic”

Marjorie and Peter

Mere Golf and Country Club

To Maurice Smith

Joanna & Gary’ wedding Southgate Hotel

Dear Maurice,

Your helpful guidance to keep us all in order, at our daughter’s wedding at the Southgate Hotel Exeter was so appreciated. Our guests were charmed with your delightful red coat and white gloves. To achieve a totally stress less and enjoyable event, everyone should have your professional touch, we had no calamities that I know of, just momentous approval.

Your kindness to the Bride and Groom with a little keepsake, was so very thoughtful also an extra surprise for them. It was great to have you with us on this important special day. We will always remember you for many things, your input with much joy and the right steps forward for our successful wedding day, you were excellent!!! May you continue to arrange future happiness for many people. The family and myself wish to thank you very much.

Georgina Dibble (Mother)

Dear Kevin,

My husband and I would just like to say a very big thank you to you for being with us on our wedding day, and for playing such an important role as our toastmaster, we feel that you helped our day go very smoothly, and if it weren’t for you we don’t know how we would have managed as everybody knew where they had to be and what was happening at all times all day, this was very important to us on our special day.

Also when it came to the speeches all of our guests looked to you for who would be speaking and when as by this time they knew that you were the one person other than ourselves who knew the whole timetable. You looked very smart, were very pleasant to everybody, clearly spoken and nothing was too much trouble this made our day just perfect.

Angela and Jeff

Ladies Night Woodbury Park

Dear Maurice,

Thank you for officiating at my Ladies Night last Saturday, we had a wonderful evening and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all I have spoken to since. Your professional expertise was very much appreciated and helped the evening go like clockwork, particularly the raffle. Gail wishes me to thank you for singing the Ladies Song to her, it was wonderful even though she got a lump in her throat.


Woodbury Park