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Last update: November 2023

From planning your wedding to running the day as Toastmaster and providing the entertainment, Mark Lanahan - Master of Ceremonies will make the event uniquely yours!

Mark Lanahan - Master of Ceremonies is a singing wedding MC service based in Brighton, East Sussex, England. Owner Mark began singing with The Three Waiters in 2000. Since then, he has entertained celebrities and royalty at venues all around the globe, from Dubai to New York, from Seychelles to South Africa. Mark is more than just a highly experienced actor, master of ceremonies, and singer. He is a cheery, stylish host and a consummate professional. You can count on him to keep things running smoothly and deliver a polished, unforgettable performance. Together with his wife, Jane, Mark will help you devise a schedule that will enable you to avoid surprises and ensure that your guests know what is happening and when. He will regale you and your guests with his wonderful singing and great humour, and his full-service wedding entertainment act is designed for maximum enjoyment. Mark typically covers the period from the ceremony, through reception, to the end of the speeches.

Services Offered

Mark offers three packages to couples: Essential, Premier, and Executive

Priced at £400, £850, and £1,800 respectively for 2023.

Priced at £450, £900, and £1,850 respectively for 2024

The Essential package includes Mark's services as your wedding's Master of Ceremonies. It starts with two meetings, which include a full discussion of your complete day to generate a running order/timings list with notes. This professional will also be on hand to help with speeches and create a bespoke grace before the wedding breakfast. In addition to his responsibilities as Toastmaster, Mark can help with announcements and support your photographer with group photos.

The Premier package, meanwhile, offers Mark's expertise as a singing Master of Ceremonies. It includes all of the features of the Essential package, plus a surprise fun operatic entertainment during your wedding breakfast. Mark Lanahan - Master of Ceremonies will provide a PA system for background music, the act, and all announcements and speeches.

Mark's deluxe plan, the Executive package, includes Master of Ceremonies services and entertainment in the form of Pink Waiters. This package combines both other offerings, with the inclusion of hoax waiters who join in with Mark to perform the Pink Waiters act during your meal.

There's a host of other available acts on offer from this vendor, including a solo opera singer, a swing singer for the drinks reception, and singing Father Christmas for weddings around the holidays. Twice the Voice Party Duo is also on offer.

Frequently asked questions

Language:

English

Religion:

Catholicism

Type:

Master of ceremonies
Toastmaster

Served in

East Sussex, Essex and Hertfordshire

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Tony Sent on 26/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

Mark and Jane were fantastic from start to finish.

Marks surprise singing was impeccable!

All the guests were left speechless, he definitely pulled on some heart strings that day. (Tears of joy)

We can not thank mark and Jane enough for the work they carried out on our special day,

All our guests can’t stop talking about marks surprise singing.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our day a little more special.



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Mark S. Sent on 28/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding

I don’t know where to begin. As far as Toastmaster duties go: helping us run the event and making announcements, Mark and Jane were superb. They got along with our guests superbly and their experience showed very well. I’m very glad I took their advice at several points throughout the day!

There was so much more to it than that though. The surprise singing performance was the highlight of what several guests said was the best wedding they’d been to. You can see Marks singing voice on his social media pages, but the way he interacted with the crowd and got them buzzing needs to be seen!

In the build up to the event, Mark helped me prepare my speech and offered to do the same for all other speakers. Having someone so involved and proactive in something that means so much to you is invaluable.
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Ami L. Sent on 28/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best and worth every penny. 10/10

Mark and his wonderful wife, Jane were amazing from start to finish. Very helpful, thorough, professional people whom have been supportive from the get go. Kept open lines of communication and super easy to be in their company. It truly felt like they were part of the family. Down to earth, warm people. Highly Recommended and worth every Penny. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
David
David J. Sent on 20/06/2016
5 out of 5 rating
We feel very honoured to have met mark and his lovely wife Jane. Absolutely outstanding help and service throughout our wedding and marks singing was amazing. I've had many guests commenting how unexpected and enjoyable it was to hear Mark sing like that. In fact, it made me very emotional as well as other guests as it was so superb. We just can't praise Mark and Jane enough for all there hard work and effort. Nothing was too much trouble for them and we had regular contact on the run up to our big day. You made our day so truly memorable. We can't recommend this wonderful service enough! 5 stars!
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Mark M. Sent on 06/09/2015
5 out of 5 rating
Our wedding would not have run so smoothly without Mark and his lovely wife seeing to every detail. Cannot recommend them highly enough. Every meeting before the wedding was such fun and put both our minds at rest. Both of them made our day so special. Don't get married without them!!!
Simon
Simon S. Sent on 25/08/2015
5 out of 5 rating
From the first time speaking to Mark on the telephone, to when he finished his duties at our wedding, Mark and Jane were attentive, helpful and paid attention to every detail. Mark's assistance in everything was above and beyond what we expected. We couldn't have asked for a better person to make our special day run so smoothly.
Noel
Noel S. Sent on 23/09/2015
5 out of 5 rating
Having Mark officiate the proceedings at our wedding reception took away any stresses relating to queries as to how things are supposed to be done, he just took it all in his stride, involves us every step of the way and made it happen. He added personality, charm and awe inspiring talent to our party. Guests are still talking about him.
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Shaunaleoniee Sent on 15/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Helped the day run smoothly and was a joy to work alongside.

I co-ordinated a wedding where Mark was the Toastmaster.
Mark was a pleasure to work with and was very professional within his role.
He helped make the day run smoothly and successfully.
He came in early to familiarise himself with our Venue (Dale Hill Hotel and Golf club) and made guests feel very welcome.



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Giles H. Sent on 16/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible

Mark was simply incredible. He held the day together so well. The best bit of advice we can give to any couple considering an MC is DO IT! And specifically make sure that MC is Mark. He is a legend! We didnt have to worry about anything. He was patient and paid attention to detail.
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Martin H. Sent on 27/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Superb Toastmaster, supportive partner.

Mark was excellent and professional at the core task of making announcements and facilitating proceedings on the day but where he really added value was in his friendly and supportive manner, counselling on logistics, conventions, what would and wouldn't work, reviewing the speeches and so on. Overall highly professional, proactively supportive, approachable and friendly. Thanks Mark!
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Mercy N. Sent on 16/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Very approachable and easy to work with

We contacted Mark a few days to the wedding.
He was more than ready to help us.
Very approachable and he knows his roles perfectly well.
He made it easy for us during our wedding.
We were able to relax and enjoy the wedding as we delegated the roles of running the programme,which he did effectively.
We could not recommend him more..
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Renata L. Sent on 29/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Toastmaster

Mark was excellent toastmaster. He was professional and went into great lengths to make our day run smoothly. He interacted with guests, has a great sense of humor. I could not have asked for more! I highly recommend him anyone’s special day! Thank you Mark!
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Michael M. Sent on 06/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent toastmaster!

Mark was booked by a wedding couple and was an amazing toastmaster at our venue. Amazing singer too! Great all rounder.
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Cathrine S. Sent on 30/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Allowed us to relax on our wedding day!

Honestly can’t recommend Mark highly enough. It is the one thing we recommend to others planning a wedding - get Mark as your toastmaster, it’s by far the best decision we made for our wedding! It meant we didn’t have to worry about timings on the day itself, and Mark made everything so easy, that it actually saved us time - for example, getting a group photo of everyone took about 2-3min whereas at other weddings we’ve been to, this took 10-20min trying to get all the guests together. Mark did this with ease and meant it didn’t take an unnecessarily long time. This is just one example, he was absolutely brilliant and I can’t fault him.
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Alex F. Sent on 15/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Top Toastmaster!!

A toastmaster is a must for any wedding occasion and I'm so glad we chose Mark for our wedding. We had a mixed English-American wedding and many of the customs and timing of an English wedding don't match up with a traditional American wedding. Mark was there to help everyone -- he was able to shuffle people to be in the right spots at the right times. I didn't have to lift a finger or think about anything during the day -- I knew he had everything handled. Mark was charismatic, thoughtful, and always on hand at every step of the planning process and during the wedding day. I can't recommend him enough -- I know if we were to do this all again, he would be at the top of my vendors list.
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