Toastmasters Kent

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

Celebrant / Officiant
Last-Minute Orders
On-the-Day Wedding Coordination
Toastmaster / Master of Ceremony
Pre-Wedding Consultation
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
Daniel & Nicola
Married in January 2020
January 2020
Toastmaster we didn't know we needed!
John was absolutely brilliant for our wedding at Cooling Castle Barn. We didn't initially want a toastmaster because we thought it would make the day a bit too pretentious and formal but due to number of guests, Cooling Castle insisted we had one. To keep things chilled, John turned up without the traditional red coat to take a background role. Although he took a background role, he played a key part in making our day run smoothly. We are so glad we had a toastmaster at our wedding and we are even happier that it was John. Thank you very much John.
Jess & Nick Manuel
Married in December 2019
January 2020
Best toast master ever!
John was outstanding. He kept everyone inline and made sure we all knew exactly what we was doing throughout the whole day. He was attentive and lovely. So friendly and a pleasure to have at our wedding. Thank you so much John for making our day even more Perfect xxxx
Stuart & Donna
Married in December 2019
December 2019
Stuart and Donna Finch 23/12/19
Thank you so much to John for making our wedding day truly perfect. John you radiated professionalism and warmth throughout which enabled us to enjoy our day with joy, love, happiness and no worries. A precious memorable day we will treasure always thanks to your help and support. Mr and Mrs Finch x x
Mr and Mrs Finch
Married in August 2019
September 2019
Greatest day ever :)
From the moment in which we knew John was our toastmaster we were blown away by the professional and personal service. John was very detailed in his pre-wedding communications and helped to explain parts of the day that were less detailed to ourselves. It is no exaggeration to say that the wedding would not have run smoothly without him, he was a constant source of reassurance and managed to ensure that the wedding ran on time. Would definitely recommend! Thanks for making our special day run perfectly.
Emma & Jon
Married in July 2019
November 2019
5 star service
John was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Our wedding really wouldn't have been the same without him. Thank you so much again John!
Alex & Luke Chantler
Married in July 2019
August 2019
A toast to our toastmaster
We got married at cooling castle barn on 1st July 19 and was lucky to have John as our toast master. The day ran perfectly with the help of John, he made myself and my husband feel at ease. John is very professional and very good at what he does, he brings humour too and fitted perfectly into our day. Many thanks John for your help on our special day!
Location & Contact Details


Maidstone, Kent, England

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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (3)

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

Industry Awards (2)

Bridebook Wedding Awards Certificate of Excellence.
Toastmasters Kent - the United Kingdom Most Trusted Wedding Planners - Kent

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.