Stoke Park 27.08.2017
We had the honour and pleasure of Roy Austin’s services at my daughter\’s recent wedding at the splendid Stoke Park. Having not met Roy prior to the day of the wedding itself I was so impressed at how warm and friendly he was towards not just myself but also to the mother of the bride and indeed to the bride and groom themselves. His obvious experience showed in his recognition of how stressful these big occasions can be for the hosts and those in the spotlight. Having someone whose assistance, advice and guidance was offered with such reassurance was so helpful and a relief to us all. His rather splendid satorial attire was befitting of such a stunning venue, and the manner in which he kept everything running to schedule, which was quite a fete for such a large number, was quite incredible. His specific advice to those of us who had to make the wedding speeches was particularly helpful, showing, as he did, an understanding of the issues one might encounter during what is, or can be, quite a nerve racking experience. I was using notes which would require the turning over of pages so he very quickly procured a microphone stand so I would be hands free. On top of this, recognizing that not everyone knows how to use a microphone correctly, he arranged for clip on microphone as a precaution so that not a single word would be missed or be inaudible. The value of this kind of experience is priceless at the time, and in my experience is very rare in today’s world. Suffice it to say that I was delighted with how the whole event went on the day and I have to say that this was in no small part down to Roy, his consummate professionalism combined with his caring and warm personality really made a difference. He is to be highly recommended as ours would have been a lesser event had we been without his services.
Ian Wicks Brides Father
Park Inn, Heathrow 6th May 2017
Myself and Pawan would like to say a massive thank you to Roy for doing an excellence job at our wedding . We had meeting & were exchanging through emails prior and he made me feel at ease and I felt we were in good hands. He was very professional, efficient and made sure our busy schedule ran smoothly.
Thank you again! We would recommend Roy, especially for big weddings like ours , with over 300 guests
Love Sumina and Pawan Bhandari
I would recommend Roy to anyone, he was a fantastic toastmaster who put all his energy into the day, ensuring that it ran smoothly and any mishaps were dealt with. We were able to relax and enjoy the day knowing everything was taken care of as well as being informed when necessary.
The wedding day was a busy and long one starting with a Civil Ceremony in the morning, a Hindu ceremony in the afternoon and an evening reception. Roy was at the venue early to ensure that everything was set up and was there until the cake cutting in the evening. We had a strict time schedule and there was lots activities and shuffling of guests, but Roy kept everyone informed with his announcements and really bonded with the guests.
We had a meeting with Roy a few weeks before the wedding to run through the itinerary and get to know him before the big day. This really helped with the planning of the day and our expectations.
Thank you again for helping to make our wedding day the best day of our lives!
Harsha and Paul
I truly realised the importance of having Roy at my Daughters wedding ,especially after attending a wedding where there wasn’t a toastmaster we appreciated everything he did,that goes without saying but any slight changes in people numbers or queries and he was there informing the guests where ever possible. He kept guests and times on track and anything else that needed taking care of and his mannerism is perfect!Not once did I have to worry about a single thing as I had every confidence in him and that it would get sorted and it did,having a toastmaster is truly the best decision and I would recommend Roy to anyone.
As I get back to some normality after the wedding I have been reflecting on the Big Day and would like to say a “Special Thank-you” to you for your organisation and contribution to this day. I could see that your focus was to ensure that Huma & Arfan had that special day to remember and enjoy each moment. I commend your professionalism and the way that you had a continual overview of all events and happenings, stepping in when needed.
Plus you even calmed me down! (an added bonus).
Thank you so very much for playing such a wonderful part in our magical wedding day at
Ufton Court on 6th December 2013.
From start to finish you worked hard to understand every little detail in how we wanted our day to run. Perfect execution on the day, making sure everyone was in the right place at the right time, making sure everything was just how we wanted it and crucially, that timings we kept on track.
We just don’t know how we could have done it without you! You allowed us just to enjoy our very special day, safe in the knowledge that you were taking care of everything.
You are so professional, fun and friendly – a real pleasure to deal with. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to all our friends and family.
Thank you so much and all the very best for the future.
A huge thanks to Roy for helping to make our big day everything we wanted and more. When we hired Roy to be our Toastmaster he promised us that he would manage all of the suppliers, make sure timings were stuck too and keep the day on track doing everything he could to make the day the best of our lives. All I can say is that he delivered and more- all we had to think about was enjoying ourselves and capturing the moment.
For those of you out there wondering whether to have a Toastmaster or not just DO IT.
Stoke Park 2nd August 2015
A huge thank you to you and everyone at Stoke Park that made our wedding so special this weekend.
Everything went so smoothly, it was perfect.
I would like to say a big thank you to our toastmaster, Roy. He did a fantastic job for us and ensured our big day ran smoothly and on time. From initially meeting Roy to him saying goodbye to us late in the evening of our wedding I can thoroughly recommend his service. It was definitely a well spent part of our budget and would say to anyone thinking about whether or not they need a toastmaster, it’s a must! Roy ensured that every part of the day went perfect for us and made it as stress free as it could have been. He also included some lovely extra touches and had some great ideas for the day.
Thanks again Roy and all the best for the future
Mr and Mrs Sweeney
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for being the Toastmaster for our wedding at Lillibrooke Manor on 21st June 2013. We had the most amazing day and you played a huge part in that – ensuring the entire day ran smoothly, was on time and all the details were taken care of. From our initial chat to meeting up the week before the wedding to the day itself – you really made us feel completely relaxed and confident that you had everything in hand. On the day itself, the service you provided was priceless – as a bride you worry about everything coming together, suppliers turning up and the day going perfectly and in hiring you, you ensured that neither my new husband or I had anything to worry about so that we could just relax and enjoy the day. We have received a lot of compliments from guests on what a great job you did and how professional, friendly and approachable you were.
Finally I just want to say thank you again for being a part of our day – we really cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work and dedication on the day and we would not hesitate to recommend you to other couples who are thinking of hiring a toastmaster for their big day.
Claire & Andy Tansley
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for being the Toastmaster for our wedding at Easthampstead Park on 27th April. 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
Stoke Park 8th October 2016
Dear Roy, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything you did to ensure that our Wedding Day was a success. From meeting you prior to the wedding day to run through the proceedings, Hannah I and were put at ease by your approachable, relaxed and efficient manner. Having you at our wedding allowed us to enjoy the day knowing that we need not think about timings and other logistics that we had spent so long planning. We would highly recommend your services and feel that they were invaluable to the seamless running of our wedding day.
Many thanks, Charlie & Hannah
EPCC Saturday 20th June 2015
Luka & Danna on left straight after ceremony On right being introduced for the first dance.
Thank you for being there for us throughout our wedding on 20th June 2015 at Easthampstead Park!
Your presence made a huge difference and helped things run much more smoothly than we would have been able to achieve otherwise. You were calm, easy to talk to and we would certainly recommend you to others!
Luka and Danna
Thank you so much for making our big day so special. You were absolutely brilliant! You brought order where there was chaos and laughter where there was… you just brought lots of laughter! All the guests loved you. Tom and I are very grateful for all your support. Thanks for looking after us especially when the nerves of the day kicked in before the ceremony! I know I was skeptical about the red tuxedo at first but it did bring class and style to the event. Overall our wedding was like a fairy tale but it would not have been the same without you! Many thanks once again and we will certainly recommend you to all our friends!
Roy was toastmaster at our wedding at Stoke Park on Friday 25th July. Roy was as good as his word and in total control of events on the day and the key organisational focal point. Roy has a particularly good knowledge of Stoke Park and has clearly developed a close working relationship with the staff making him a must for a Stoke Park wedding! We would unhesitatingly recommend his professional services as a toastmaster.
Stephen & Sarah Sowerby
Thank you so very much for playing such a wonderful part in our magical wedding day at Ufton Court on 6th December 2013.
From start to finish you worked hard to understand every little detail in how we wanted our day to run. Perfect execution on the day, making sure everyone was in the right place at the right time, making sure everything was just how we wanted it and crucially, that timings we kept on track. We just don’t know how we could have done it without you! You allowed us just to enjoy our very special day, safe in the knowledge that you were taking care of everything. You are so professional, fun and friendly – a real pleasure to deal with. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to all our friends and family.
Thank you so much and all the very best for the future.
Lisa & Sally x
Coppid Beech Hotel
Stoke Park 10th September 2016
A big thank-you for your assistance in making our wedding as smooth running as possible.Our day couldn’t have gone any better and we literally, didn’t have to worry about anything thanks to you and all the staff at Stoke Park.
Your experience and professionalism were there for all to see and we were relaxed enough to enjoy all what was going on around us.We have had many comments from our guests on our touch and your words around the memory candle and it brought a few tears from those closely concerned but they were delighted with the mention.
Once again, many thanks.
Craig & Nikki Gargan
EPCC Saturday 2nd May 2015
Roy, thank you ever so much for all you did for us at our wedding on 2nd May,
our day couldn’t have been more perfect. You made sure the day ran smoothly from start to finish, coordinated our guests and made lovely speeches. You even managed to calm me down before I walked down the aisle.
Thank you for helping us make our day as special as it was.
We will always recommend you as an amazing Toastmaster!
Just wanted to say a big thank you for Saturday, you made everything go smoothly for us. To be honest we were not sure if we wanted a toastmaster but so glad I took the plunge because without you it would not have gone so well.
The B&G are away on honeymoon but I am sure that they will agree that you were the complete professional throughout.
We just wanted to thank you very much for being the Toastmaster at our daughter’s wedding last week. You made all the difference to the day running very smoothly; right from meeting with you to plan the day in advance, your advice was extremely helpful. It was only on the day when we realised how much you worked as a link with the hotel staff and photographers behind the scenes to get everything and everybody, organised and in the right place at the right time. Your professionalism was very evident and we can recommend your services without hesitation.
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all you did for us at Easthampstead Park on our wedding day. The day went smoothly and you took care of everything. You truly were fantastic.
Many thanks again
Just a quick email from my wife and myself, to say a big thank you for doing such a fantastic job at our wedding on the 20th September 2013 at Easthampstead Park, you took control of everything from the moment you arrived which meant that we had nothing to worry about and could concentrate on our day, knowing that everything was being taking care of. You did an amazing job of keeping the guests amused, ensuring everyone was in the right place at the right time and making the announcements. We would recommend you without hesitation.
Mr & Mrs Gratton
Stoke Park 9th August 2014
I just wanted to say thanks for all your help on our wedding day – your help during the day was invaluable from making sure that the day ran pretty much to schedule (given how quickly it went for us, it was fantastic having someone with an eye on this. We really appreciated your ideas/inputs before the wedding (especially the cards and box of wine idea during the meal – can’t wait to read those.
We can’t thank you enough for your services on our Wedding Day at Easthampstead Park on Friday 15th August 2014.
Everything ran so smoothly and on time and we can honestly say our special day was perfect.
We welcomed your ideas for the wedding breakfast and speeches which was well received by our guests.
You looked very smart too!
We hope you enjoyed your special birthday.
Thank you again.
Vanessa & Robert Brazier
What can I say, a day that you really need to go well with all the worries in the world on your shoulders but not when you have Roy in control. From before the wedding with some great preparation work finding out what my Daughter and son in Law needed and on the day making sure all went to plan. You never know on these important days how things should go and this is why I would recommend a Toast Master especially Roy. It was not just introducing the event and speakers he look after firstly the Bride & Groom and spent time looking after some of the Grand Parents who were frail. Roy made the day pressure free for all of us and I would really recommend him due to is outstanding organisation of the day. Roy once again thank you on behalf of both the McCarthy and Butler families.