A touch of distinction for your wedding – or any occasion


Paul Goring, FGPT has been performing and public-speaking for nearly 40 years, and is proud to be a Fellow of the Guild of Professional Toastmasters.

Whether in the formal role of a Toastmaster or a Master of Ceremonies, or less formally as a compère, Paul will bring professionalism and distinction to your wedding or any other event.

PAUL GORING041Paul is available for Weddings (of all varieties), Civil Partnerships, Formal Dinners and Banquets, Civic Functions, Corporate Events, Barmitzvahs, Masonic Ladies Nights, Burns Nights, Awards Ceremonies, Sporting Events, Charity Events, Concerts and, indeed, any event at which a friendly but authoritative Master of Ceremonies or announcer is required.scan0003 Paul is based in Hastings, East Sussex, but is happy to travel any reasonable distance. Contact:paulg.toastmaster@btinternet.com or 07754 359339


How much does a toastmaster / Master of Ceremonies cost to hire? Surprisingly less than you might think! My fees vary depending upon the type of function, the amount of preparation required, the length of time I’m needed etc – contact me for a no-obligation quotation!


Let me take the stress out of your very special Wedding Day. A professional Toastmaster does NOT simply “Do the Announcing.” Working with you from the earliest planning stages, and offering advice and tips if needed, I will ensure your entire reception runs smoothly and the way that YOU planned it.

Arriving at your chosen venue several hours prior to the event, I will ensure that everything – from the table settings, to the flowers, to the cake – has been set up exactly as you want it. I will liase with the venue managers, the entertainers, the photographers & videographers to ensure that everything is ready for your arrival and that there are likely to be no hitches to spoil the day.

Every wedding is unique and individual, but typically I will

  • greet and welcome you and your guests;
  • take charge of presents and cards;
  • arrange your Receiving Line (if required);
  • call your guests in to dinner;
  • arrange your formal entry to the room;
  • liase with those who are going to speak – and calm their nerves!.
  • introduce the speeches as formally or as informally as you wish;
  • lead your cake-cutting ceremony;
  • lead your bouquet-throwing/garter-throwing/Bridal Favours distribution;
  • lead you from the room at the end of the meal;
  • ensure the room is ready for your evening dances;
  • announce the first dance (if required);

– indeed anything which makes your day perfect!

Your wedding is YOUR day and I am happy to adapt to whatever you wish your day to be, whether it be formal or informal, traditional or quirky. I’m even happy to wear something other than the red tailcoat, if you prefer.

I will ensure you and your guests are happy throughout, so YOU can relax and simply enjoy your special day.

Contact me on:  paulg.toastmaster@btinternet.com or call 07754 359339

Charitable, Corporate, Masonic & Other Events

Toastmasters don’t just do weddings! Why not consider a toastmaster for your special charitable or corporate event, to ensure the day runs smoothly and with a touch of distinction?  I am available for……

Charitable Events:

  • Race days / Networking events
  • Charity banquets13394020_836529839811865_2091716691784340826_n
  • Fundraising galas
  • Charity auctions
  • Concerts
  • Awards ceremonies
  • Or anything you may require!

Masonic Ladies Festivals (Happy to sing the Ladies’ Song if required)

Corporate Events:

  • Corporate Dinners
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  • Product Launches
  • Retirement Dinners
  • Presentations
  • Galas

Weddings of all cultures

  • English Weddings
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Jewish Weddings
  • Hindu Weddings
  • Islamic Weddings
  • Greek Weddings
  • Italian Weddings
  • ….and indeed, any speciality you may wish for!13413733_836529869811862_1891458405049042144_n

Civic Functions:

  • Mayoral Banquets
  • Mayor-making ceremonies
  • Charity Events and Fundraisers
  • Civic events of all kinds


Sporting Events & Galas

….and any event for which a friendly but authoritative Master of Ceremonies or announcer is required!

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Master of Ceremonies / Compère

Need an announcer or a narrator for your event? Someone to hold the day together?  In a less formal capacity than Toastmaster, I am an experienced Master of Ceremonies and Compère, who has been presenting concerts, charity events and galas for over 25 years.scan0006

Whatever your event, I can compère it with professionalism, style and humour. I will make whatever announcements you wish, attract the attention of your audience, introduce your entertainers, draw your raffle, run your auction etc etc…

I am available to MC/compère for

  • Concerts
  • Shows
  • Charity Events
  • Awards CeremoniesDickensian carol-singing
  • Fêtes and fairs
  • Gala evenings
  • Burns Nights
  • Old-Time Music Hall
  • Festivals

…Or any type of event you wish!

When acting as a compère rather than a Toastmaster,  I am able to adapt my clothing to suit the style of your event – whether you require the formal Toastmaster Livery,  a Tuxedo, a Lounge Suit, Casual  or Themed Clothing…I am happy to dress according to  your requirements.

Contact me on: paulg.toastmaster@btinternet.com or call 07754 359339

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