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English toastmaster Richard Palmer pouring champagne for the bride and bridegroom outside Great Baddow Church, Essex

English Toastmaster pouring champagne for

the Bride and Groom at Great Baddow Church, Essex.

Photograph courtesy of Essex wedding photographer

David Court www.courtoncamera.co.uk

 

 

Essex Wedding Toastmaster

Richard has a broad base of event management experience. His military background is shown by the use of his smart regiment buttons, on his tailcoat. In 2000 Richard was the Assistant Director of the Essex County Show, and has compered and directed many types of shows and events. Richard was President of the East Anglian Jousting Federation and has been involved with events as diverse as The Bristol International Balloon Festival.

Richard works with many charities and in October 2001 was the toastmaster for the Mayor of Chelmsford's Charity Ball in aid of Farleigh Hospice. In 2003 he was the Toastmaster for the Chairman of Braintree District Council, again at a ball in aid of Farleigh Hospice, at the Jarvis Rivenhall. At this event Richard was invited to work as Toastmaster for the Chairman of Essex County Council and on 27th June 2003 was Toastmaster at the Chairman's Annual Reception. Richard was appointed Toastmaster in 2005, 2006 and 2007 at Layer Marney Tower. In 2008 Richard had a wedding and asked one of his collegues to deputise for him but will be officiating again in August 2009. He was appointed as Toastmaster for the Mayor of Chelmsford's annual Civic Dinner in March 2007 and again in 2008 and also in 2008 was asked to be the Chelmsford Town Crier when he worked for the English Heritage day in September 2008.

On 15th November 2003, Richard was the Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies at a Sikh wedding in Vancouver, Canada having been the Toastmaster at a wedding at Stock Brook Manor. The best man at that wedding commented, "I was very impressed with the way you conducted yourself at the wedding, very professional. The groom spoke very highly of you, as did many people at the event. Thank you for making it so much better and consistently enjoyable". Richard was then asked to officiate at that best man's wedding in Vancouver, when he became a groom, with over 500 people attending.

Before becoming an Essex Wedding Toastmaster, Richard undertook his formal training with The London Guild of Toastmasters (Incorporating The British Masters of Ceremonies) and now specialises in weddings, corporate functions, civic functions, charity events, gala dinners, ladies festivals, and for those other special occasions where a calm and independent guiding hand is a must.

Richard will be helpful and informative throughout the process of preparing and running your event. He will make sure that all eventualities have been covered, giving any required advice on etiquette and protocol, as well as liasing with all parties including the families, venue staff, caterers, photographers, videographers and entertainers.

Richard is a founder member of The English Toastmasters Association and is the only Toastmaster in the world to be certified as working to the ISO 9001:2008 standard, the world class quality standard. Richard's duties for the English Toastmasters Association include the training of new and continual training of established toastmasters.

.....all this to ensure you have a smooth, efficiently run and memorable occasion.

Just a FEW of the Essex venues Richard is pleased to work at

 

AA Western Dance Centre, Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2PB - 01702 559836
Abridge Golf and Country Club, Epping Lane, Stapleford Tawney, Essex RM4 1ST - 01708 688396
Apollonia Restaurant & Taverna, 490 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex IG2 6LA  - 02085 541121
Arden House Register Office, 198 Longbridge Road, Romford, Essex IG11 8SY
AS Hotel Stansted Airport, Waltham Close, Stansted Airport, Stansted, Essex, CM24 1PP

Ashwells Sports & Country Club, Bentley Cottage, Ashwells Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9SR - 01277 373828

Audley End House London Lodge, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JJ - 020 7334 3922
Aviation Function Rooms, Aviation Way, Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6UN - 07742 190599
Balmoral Community Centre, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7AU - 07738 171800
Blake Hall, Blake Hall, Stoney Lane, Ongar - 01277 366 687
Bonningtons Farm Guest House, Station Road, Takeley, Essex, CM22 6SQ - Tel 01279 871391
Boreham House, Main Road, Boreham, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 3HY - 01245 200777
Braintree Town Hall, Centre Market Square Braintree Essex CM7 3YG - Tel 01376 557776
Brannigans, 64 South Street, Romford RM1 1RB - 01708 732 211
Braxted Park Estate, Braxted Park Road Witham, Essex CM8 3EN - 01621 892 305
Bury Lodge, Bury Lodge Lane, Stansted, Essex CM24 8QE - 01279 814444
Canons Brook Golf Club, Elizabeth Way, Harlow CM19 5BE - 01279 421482
Channels Golf Club, Belsteads Farm Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 3PT - 01245 440005
Chelmsford Cathedral, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1 - 01245 294489
Chigwell Manor Hall, 144 Manor Road, Chigwell, Essex IG7 5PX - 020 8500 2432
Churchgate Manor Hotel, Churchgate Street Village, Old Harlow, Harlow CM17 0JT - 01279 770270
City Pavilion, Collier Row Road, Romford RM5 2BH - 02085 989888
Club Kingswood, Clayhill Lanesparrows Herne, Basildon, Essex SS16 5JP - 01268 522255
Colchester Arts Centre Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NF, 01206 500900
Colne Valley Golf Club, Riverside Business Park, Station Rd, Colchester, Essex CO6 2ER - 01787 224261
County Hall, County Hall Chelmsford Essex CM1 1QH - 01245 437344
County Hotel, 29 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford - 01245 455700 - Essex
Crabbs Barn, Crane's Lane, Kelvedon, Colchester, Essex CO5 - 01376 572643
Creeksea Place, Creeksea Place Lodge Ferry Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex CM0 8PJ - 01621 782387
Cressing Temple, Witham Road, Cressing, Braintree, CM77 8PD - 01376 584903.
Cromwell Manor, Cromwell Manor, Watt Tyler Lane (Pitsea Hall Ln), Pitsea,Essex, SS16 4UH - 01268 559772
Crondon Park Golf Club, Stock Rd, Stock, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 - 01277 841115
The Crown House, London Road, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden CB10 1NY - 01799 530515
De-Rougemont Manor, Great Warley Street, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex CM13 - 01277 226418
Eastbury Manor House, Eastbury Square , Barking, London, Essex, IG119SN  - 02087 241000
Eastwood Community Centre, Western Approaches, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6XY - 07914 735437
Esplanade Hotel, 27-29 Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1UU - 01255 220450
Essex County Cricket Club, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0PG - 01245 252420
Essex County Hotel, 18-19 Aviation Way, Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6UN - 01702 279955
Fennes Estate, Bocking, Braintree, Essex CM7 5PL - 01376 324555
Five Lakes Hotel, Colchester Rd, Virley, Maldon, Essex CM9 8HG - 01621 868888
Forrester Park, Beckingham Road, Great Totham, Maldon CM9 8EA - 01621 891406
Forte Posthouse, Abbots Lane, Eight Ash Green, Colchester, Essex CO6 3 - 01206 767740
Friars Community Centre, The Renown Shoeburyness, Essex SS3 9UU
Friern Manor Country House Hotel, Dunton, Brentwood Essex CM13 3SL - 01268 494200
Frinton on Sea cricket club, Ashlyn's Road Frinton-on-Sea CO13 9ED - 01255 675800
Furze Hill, Ivy Barns, Ivy Barn Lane, Margaretting, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 0EW - 01277 354755
Gaynes Park Barns, Gaynes Park Estate, Coopersale, Epping CM16 7RJ - 01244 572026
Glades Restaurant - Miami Hotel, Princes Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AJ - 01245 269603
Gosfield Hall, Gosfield, Halstead, Essex CO9 1SF - 01787 472914
Great Hallingbury Manor, Tilekiln Green, Great Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford CM22 7TJ - 01279 506 475
Greenwoods Estate, Stock Road, Stock, Essex, CM4 9BE - 01277 829990
Halfway House, 213 Centre Reach, Town Centre, Southend-On-Sea - 01702 588 645
Hedingham Castle, Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex CO9 - 01787 460261
Heybridge Hotel, Roman Road, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 - 01277 355355
High Barn, 28 Bardfield Centre, Great Bardfield, Essex CM7 4SL - 01371 811291
Holiday Inn Basildon, Waterfront Walk, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3DG - 08704 009093
Holiday Inn Brentwood, Brook Street, Brentwood - 08719 429012
Holiday Inn Colchester, Eight Ash Green, Abbotts Lane, Colchester CO6 3QL - 08719 429020
Hollywood Restaurant, 140 Shipwrights Drive, Benfleet SS7 1RF - 01702 559980
Hutton Poplars Hall, Poplar Drive, Hutton, Brentwood CM13 1YU - 01277 231439
Hylands House, Hylands House London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ - 01245 605500
Ivy Hill Hotel, Margaretting, Chelmsford,  Essex CM4 0EH - 01277 353040
Jubilee Rooms at Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER - 01702 215000
Kings Park, Kings Park, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 8HE - 01268 511555
Kingscliff Hotel, Southend, 55 Kings Parade. Holland on Sea. Essex CO15 5JB - 01255 812343
Kingsford Park Hotel, Layer Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 - 01206 734301
La Quinta, 22-28 Benfleet Road, Benfleet SS7 1QB - 01702 551125
Lakeside Moat House, High Road, North Stifford, Grays RM16 5UE - 01708 719988
Lambourne Rooms & Town Hall, High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1DD
Langtons House, Langtons House, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Essex  RM11 1XL - 01708 433403
Layer Marney Tower, Colchester, Essex CO5 9US - 01206 330784
Le Talbooth Restaurant, Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HP - 01206 323150
Leez Priory, Hartford End, Great Leighs, Chelmsford, CM3 1JP, Chelmsford - 01245 362555
Little Easton Manor, Park Rd, Little Easton, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2JN - 01371 872857
Little Hallingbury Mill, Old Mill Lane, Gaston Green, Bishops Stortford, Essex CM22 7QT - 01279 726554
Lords Golf & Country Club, Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh SS6 9QS - 01702 232377
Maidens Barn, High Easter, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 1HU - 01245 231363
Maison Renouf, Bradley Way, Rochford, Essex SS4 1 - 01702 544393
Maison Talbooth Hotel, Maison Talbooth Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HN - 01206 322367
Marks Tey Hotel, London Road, Colchester, Essex CO6 1DU - 01206 210001
Marygreen Manor Hotel, London Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 - 01277 225252
Maxims Casino, The Western Esplanade, Westcliff on Sea, Essex SS0 7QY - 01702 352919
Maynetrees, 56 New Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1NE Tel 01245 435820.
Metropolitan Police (Chigwell) Sports Club, Chigwell Hall, High Road, Chigwell, Essex IG7 6BD = 02085 002735
Moot House, 1st James Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex CO9 3EJ - 01787 460342
Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite, Hutton Masonic Hall, Mount Avenue, Brentwood, Essex CM13 2NS - 01277 211549
Mulberry House, 79 High Street Maldon CM9 5EP - 01621 858395
Newland Hall, Newland Hall, Bishops Stortford Road, Roxwell, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 4LH - 01245 231010
Orsett Hall, Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, Grays RM16 3HS - 01375 891402
Oysterfleet, 3 Knightswick Road, Canvey Island SS8 9PA - 01268 510111
Packfords Hotel, Woodford Green, 16 Snakes Lane West, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 0BS - 02085 042642
Palms Hotel, Hornchurch, Southend Arterial Rd, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 - 01708 346789
Park Inn, High Road, North Stifford, Grays - 01708 719988
Parklands, Quendon Hall, Quendon Park Estate, Quendon, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 3XN - 01799 543800
Parsonage Country House Hotel, Abridge Road Theydon Bois Essex CM16 7NN
Pledgdon Barn, Mill Rd, Henham, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM22 - 01279 876661
Pontlands Park Hotel, Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1 - 01245 476444
Porters, 367, Westborough Rd Westcliff on Sea Essex SS0 9TS - 01702 347715
Prested Hall, Prested Hall, Prested Hall Chase, Feering, Colchester, Essex CO5 9EE - 01376 573300
Prince Regent Hotel, Manor Rd, Woodford Bridge, Essex IG8 8AE - 02085 059966
Quality Hotel Epping, Bell Cottage, High Road, Epping, Essex CM16 4DQ - 01992 573138
Rayleigh Windmill, Mill Hall Car Park, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex - 01268 771072
Regiment Way Golf Centre, Pratts Farm Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 3PR - 01245 361100
Roebuck Hotel, Buckhurst Hill, North End, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 - 08704 059455
Rose and Crown Hotel, East Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 2TZ - 01206 866677
SAS Hotel Stansted Airport, Round Coppice Rd, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex CM24 1 - 01279 680800
Saxon Hall, Aviation Way, Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6UN - 01702 545554
Shire Hall, Hall Keepers Office, County Hall, Chelmsford CM1 1LX - 01245 435824
Smeetham Hall Barn, Smeetham Hall Lane, Bulmer, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 - 01787 374544
South Church Hall Museum, Southchurch Hall Close, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2TE - 01702 467671
South Lodge Hotel, 196 New London Road, Chelmsford, Eseex CM2 0AR - 01245 264564
Spain's Hall, Spain's Hall Road, Finchingfield, Braintree, Essex CM7 4NJ - 01371 811596
St Osyth Priory, Clacton on Sea, Essex
Stansted Manor Hotel, Birchanger Lane, Birchanger, London CM23 5ST - 01279 859800
Stock Brook Manor, Little Blunts Farm, Queens Park Ave, Billericay, Essex CM12 0SP - 01277 653616
Sugar Hut Village, 93 High Street, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4RR - 01277 200885
Swallow Churchgate Hotel, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0JT - 01279 420246
Thaxted Hall, Walden Road, Thaxted, Nr. Stansted - 01371 830129
The Barn Brasserie, Brook Road, Colchester, CO6 1JE - 01206 212345
The Belvedere, Harding's Elms Road Crays Hill, Billericay CM11 2UH - 01268 522828
The Boatyard Restaurant, 8-13 High Street, Leigh-on-Sea - 01702 475 588
The Bull Hotel, Bridge Street Halstead Essex CO9 1HU - 01787 472144
The Chichester, Old London Road, Rawreth, Wickford SS11 8UE - 01268 561234
The City Pavilion, Collier Row Road, Romford RM5 2BH - 02085 989888

The Coach House, 33 Main Road, Romford, Essex RM1 3DL - 01708 751901

The Compasses at Pattiswick, Compasses Road, Pattiswick, Braintree CM77 8BG - 01376 561322
The Cross Keys Hotel, 32 High Street, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1AX - 01799 522207
The Crown House, The Crown House, London Road, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden CB10 1NY - 01799 530515
The Eight Bells, 18 Bridge Street, Saffron Walden - 01799 522 790
The Essex Golf And Country Club, Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2NS - 01787 224466
The Freight House, Bradley Way, Rochford Essex SS4 1BU
The Friary, The Friary Holdbrook North, Waltham Cross EN8 7RY - 01992 715 146
The Green Man Hotel, 2 Mulberry Green, Harlow, Essex CM17 0ET - 01279 442521
The Heybridge Hotel, Roman Road, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 - 01277 355355
The Ivory Rooms, 66-68 Laindon Road, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9LD - 01277 632378
The Kingscliff Hotel, 55 Kings Parade, Holland-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea - 01255 812 343
The Lawn, 55 Saint Chad's Gardens Romford RM5 3BD - 01708 750 673
The Lodge, Burnham Road, Battlesbridge, Essex SS11 7QT - 01245 320060
The Manor Hotel, Berwick Pond Road, Rainham, Essex RM13 - 01708 555586
The Old Rectory - Lower Dunton Road, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3SW - 01268 544417
The Pier At Harwich, The Quay, Harwich, Essex CO12 3HH - 01255 241212
The Red Lion, Main Road, Margeretting, Chelmsford, Essex CM4 0EQ - 01277 352184
The Reid Rooms, Marks Hall, Marks Hall Lane, Margaret Roding, Dunmow, Essex CM6 1QT - 01245 231 800
The Rivenhall Hotel, London Road, Riverhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB - 01376 516969
The Room in The Rodings, Dunmow Road , Beauchamp Roding, Essex CM5 0PF - 01245 231800
The Saffron Hotel, 8-12 High Street, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1AZ - 01799 522676
The Saltings, Lower Road, Hockley, Essex  SS5 5LU - 01702 230278
The Thurrock Hotel, Ship Lane Aveley Essex RM19 1YN - 01708 860222
The Tower Hotel, Main Rd, Harwich, Essex CO12 - 01255 504952
The Warren Golf Club, Colchester Road, Colchester, Essex CM9 6RW - 01245 224662
The West Lodge, Upminster, 67 Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, Essex RM14 2AJ - 01708 224724
The White Hart, Great Yeldham, Essex - 01787 237 250
The York Hotel, 8 York Road, Ilford IG1 3AD - 02085 141166
Three Rivers Golf and Country Club, Stow Road, Cold Norton, Purleigh CM3 6RR - 01621 828631
Thurrock Masonic Hall, Lenthall Avenue. Grays. Essex RM17 5AA - 01375 375695
Top Meadow Country House, Fen Lane, North Ockendon, Upminster RM14 3PR - 01708 852239
Town Hall Colchester, contact via 1 Queen Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2PG - 01206 282920
Unex Towerlands, Panfield Road, Braintree CM7 5BJ - 01376 326802
Vaulty Manor, Vaulty Manor Farm, Maldon Road, Goldhanger, Maldon CM9 8BQ - 01245 467821
Victoria Court Bar, Thamesgate House, 33-41 Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6DF - 01702 320113
Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey Essex EN9 3LX  - 01992 717170
Waterfront Place, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6LU - 01245 252 000
Westcliff Hotel, Westcliff On Sea, 18-20 Westcliff Parade, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7QW - 01702 345247
Westwood Park, Great Horkesley, Colchester, Essex CO6 4BS - 01206 272300
Whitehall Hotel, Church End, Broxted, Dunmow, Stansted, Essex CM6 2BZ - 01279 850603
Wivenhoe House Hotel, University Of Essex Branch, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3WA - 01206 863666
Woodlands Country Hotel, Hill Lane, Brent Knoll, TA9 4DF Highbridge
Woolston Manor Golf Club, Abridge Road, Chigwell, Essex IG7 6BX - 0208 5002549

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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