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Toastmasters Kent

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A Toastmaster will bring that touch of class and magic to your special occasion Weddings, Ladies Nights and Dinners, Charity Events or Corporate Functions

Products and Services

Celebrant / Officiant
Last-Minute Orders
On-the-Day Wedding Coordination
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Toastmaster / Master of Ceremony
Full Description
Attention to detail, friendly, respectful style, and ability to take control ensure that your event will proceed smoothly and remove the pressure from you. Much of a Toastmasters work is at weddings, resplendent in red coat, white tie and waistcoat will add extra style to any wedding. They will provide confidence and be a calming influence on the bridal party Their expertise of etiquette and protocol will ensure that all those with roles to play during the reception do so in the right order, liaison with all parties including caterers & photographers will ensure that things run smoothly. Ladies Nights and Dinners will have more style under the direction of a professional toastmaster. He will assemble the guests, announce special guests and ‘top table’ organise raffles and auctions, present speakers and any cabaret acts, and ensure smooth running. At Charity Events and Corporate Functions the toastmaster maintains discrete control and ensures that everyone is in the right place at the right time, speakers can be announced and proceedings wound up. Behind the scenes the toastmaster is doing everything necessary to ensure a successful event.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: John Oakley
We love what we do, its not just a job. We will do everything we can to ensure that you have the day you want, taking on board your ideas and wishes. Let us soak up all the stresses of the day so that you, your family and your friends can relax and enjoy themselves. Give us a call without obligation to see what we can do for you.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Married in February 2019
February 2019
The most perfect day!
We had our day on Friday 15th Feb 2019 and what a day! We had sunshine and everything ran smoothly from start to finish. John was such a great help, he helped me with the...
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Dan and Claire Maloney
Married in February 2019
February 2019
Fantastic, Wouldn't change for the world
Cooling Castle Barn 03.02.19 our wedding day, we had the best day of our lives, and John was brillian, the day wouldn't have been the same without him, he helped the day ...
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Shontelle & Charlie
Married in December 2018
December 2018
Our wedding day - 22.12.18
John was our angel on our wedding day! He kept everyone at ease throughout the day with his knowledge of the days routine. He took the time to learn those within the wedd...
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Kerry Pedrick
Wedding: November 2018
November 2018
Our very favourite toastmaster
John Oakley is a bit of a regular at Stationers' Hall and we love having him here every time! He is such a pleasure to work with, really gets to know his "audience". He...
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Lesley Akehurst
Wedding: November 2018
November 2018
From a Registrar
From a Registrars point of view a toastmaster makes all the difference. John and Lesley have the knack of doing it with ease, style and professionalism.
Wedding: May 2018
June 2018
Great Toastmaster
It’s great when you get a review from a fellow professional. This from the photographer at today’s wedding. Thanks Senna of Flutterbye Dreams Photography. “Absolutely fa...
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Location & Contact Details


Maidstone, Kent, England

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Accreditations / Associations (3)

Institute of Toastmasters Great Britain
UK School of Professional Toastmasters
Toastmasters General Council

Industry Awards (2)

Bridebook Wedding Awards Certificate of Excellence.
Toastmasters Kent - the United Kingdom Most Trusted Wedding Planners - Kent
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What is your most memorable wedding?

They are all memorable because everyone is unique, it is our pleasure to make it Memorable for all involved.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Warm, Friendly, Approachable, Confident, Relaxed.

What about your business are you most proud of?

The hundreds of couples we have worked with to ensure that they have the perfect day.

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

Talk to any wedding professional you are thinking of employing, do not just rely on price or recommendations Make sure that there are no clash of personalities as that can spoil your day. We love what we do and want you to have the perfect day, so our style has to fit in with you, not the other way round.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

There are many, but a balloon release for a recently deceased Brides mother was very moving, and a speech from a little boy welcoming his new stepdad was lovely.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Initial consultation without obligation, ongoing advice and support as required leading up to the day. Detailed discussion 2/3 weeks before the day to ensure all the couple requirements are in place.

What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?

A surprise entrance of a famous singing group for the bridegroom, whose brother was in the group. He thought they were in Spain performing but they had flown back specially and had to be hidden until the "big reveal"

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

Preparation, Preparation, Preparation.

What do you love most about your job?

Seeing two people in love making a lifetime committment to each other in front of their family and friends

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

too many to mention, they are all favourite.