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Last update: November 2023
Based out of Bishops Stortford, Herts, Mark Greatbatch is a Multi-Award Winning Toastmaster and MC offering services to couples for their weddings and events throughout the UK.
As a member of The Society of London Toastmasters, I bring a wealth of experience to celebrations. My expertise and planning skills will help you orchestrate a seamless, stress-free, and sophisticated event.
Having looked after in excess of 1600 events in a little over 15 years, I bring an unrivalled level of experience and expertise to the planning, coordination and execution to your day.
I believe that communication is the key to any great event, and I will work with you in order to ensure it is one you will never forget; whilst working closely with the team at your chosen venue on the day, you will be able focus on enjoying your day without any worries.
I am available to work across the UK and Internationally.
Being a valued tradition at British weddings, providing a classical sense of occasion, and a trusted point of contact; a professionally trained and experienced Toastmaster can make the world of difference to your Wedding or event.
The experience and organisation you and your event will gain from a Toastmaster will guarantee an unparalleled level of efficiency and ensure the day runs as planned by liaising with vendors that may be present on the day.
A Toastmaster's presence can distinguish your wedding from others and can present in many different forms. From a relaxed, easygoing, yet reliable individual with the ability to generate an atmosphere, you will never forget the traditional, ceremonial British Pomp; only a highly experienced Toastmaster can blur those lines and tailor their approach to your day.
Unbeknown to your guests, they will take away the worry and pressure of hoping a friend, relative or restaurant manager will carry out the role of the before mentioned. Trust your special day to the professional!
Discreet and efficient, if unforeseen problems arise, they are dealt with, often without the bride or bridegroom ever needing to know. It will give you peace of mind knowing you are entrusting your wedding day to the expert who knows exactly how you have planned your day to look and feel.
I will be delighted to provide my Professional Toastmasters service for: weddings of all faiths, cultures, communities and civil partnerships.
In addition, I am experienced in and pleased to officiate at:
corporate dinners and dinner dances
civic luncheons and banquets
masonic ladies festivals
awards ceremonies, conferences
sports club annual dinners
Official openings or a product launch
This is what you can expect from me, as your Event Host, Toastmaster or Master of Ceremonies:
I will meet with you at your home, reception venue or on a Zoom call to discuss your requirements. I will want to know every single detail of your day, that way, you have confidence that I fully understand how your day looks.
Once booked, I am contactable by text, phone or email, for advice and reassurance, right up to the day.
On the day, I will work alongside your reception venue management team, caterers, photographer and/or videographer and other vendors to ensure that your needs and timings are met and, of course, that your day happens the way you have planned it.
I will meet and receive your guests, welcoming them with any necessary information regarding the venue and/or the arrangements for your reception.
Organise your Receiving Line (if required) and the formal entry into the Wedding Breakfast.
Carry out Announcements, including the cutting of your Wedding Cake & your Speeches.
Assist with any presentations and ensure that all the presents and bouquets in available when needed.
I can also:
Provide advice to the Bridegroom, Father of the Bride, and Best Man on speechwriting.
Discuss options with you; many things are possible, and with 17 years of experience, I can discuss with you and advise on any themes or happenings you want to take place on your special day.
If my Red tailcoat is too formal for you, then I am happy to wear a black tailcoat, dinner suit or lounge suit.
For Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships taking place at the same venue as your reception, I will also work with your reception venue to ensure that your guests are seated in your ceremony room at the correct time.
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Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Suffolk
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Zara and ron
Flawless and fun
An essential part of our wedding and a dream to work with!
The great man in red!
I would thoroughly recommend his services to anyone to ensure your wedding goes smoothly.
Thank you so much, Mark, for doing a little speech, and making us feel like the most special couple in the world!
People were so impressed with you, and thought you were family, you fitted in so well! You are so talented!
Thank you so much, you made our day even more perfect ❤️
Katy and Rob x
Do NOT get married without this man!
Mark is a must
We honesty can’t thank you enough you took the hosting of the wedding away from us and totally
Made the entire day run perfectly, mark came over for any little changes on the day or to run info past us which was great. All of our guests have mentioned how smoothly our day tan and that we had not kissed any little detail.
One of our wedding guests has already looked in to booking mark !
He’s a absolute must for your big day
The best of the best!
Mark was absolutely wonderful and made our day perfect
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