Chris Caroe, Toastmaster & MC

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Our Annual Dinner is the highlight of the Club year and an event we need to run smoothly. Chris has been our Toastmaster for a number of years now and I can say he is absolutely brilliant at it. He not only ensures the correct formalities are followed but also that everything runs perfectly. As President, it was great to just worry about my speech and not everything else going on that night!

Tim Leaman

President, Chester City Club

We got married at Thornton Manor and Chris was our Toastmaster.

Chris was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. We met Chris twice before the wedding (once at our house and once at the venue). We really felt like Chris took the time to get to know us both before the wedding; he made sure he knew all the little details which he would need to take care of on the day which were important to us. He also suggested things that neither of us would have ever thought of!

We have had so many comments from our guests about how fantastic Chris was and how smoothly the day ran. Lots of our guests have commented on how nice it was that they knew exactly what was going on at all times and it was such a ‘laid back’ wedding which I think is a testament to you! Chris made sure the guests knew what was going on at all times and this really contributed to the relaxed atmosphere at our wedding (especially when there was a ‘slight’ delay to the proceedings when we realised we had forgotten our bridesmaids dresses an hour before the ceremony!) We also really appreciated the little touches like Chris walking the bride’s mother to her seat before the ceremony and Chris letting us use his sword to cut our wedding cake!!

We cannot recommend Chris highly enough and would encourage anyone getting married to use Chris as their toastmaster!!

Heather & Dave

Well, where do we start? Chris was amazing from the second we met him to discuss what we wanted for our wedding day, he listened to all of our ideas and really took note of how we wanted the day to flow. By the end of the first meeting we felt like we’d known Chris for years because he is just so easy to get on with – and he’s got a great sense of enthusiasm for what he does, which we loved!

The day of the wedding ran so smoothly and that is largely down to Chris doing such an amazing job of directing our guests, suppliers and us! All of the guests commented on what a lovely touch it was having a Toastmaster that really interacted with everyone and kept everything on time.

We really couldn’t have asked for anything more and would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for an amazing Toastmaster!

Mr and Mr Stevens

Chris Caroe was our toastmaster at the DHF Gala Dinner at the Carden Park Hotel.  We could not have made a better choice.  Chris was the ultimate professional, a real hit with everyone and nothing was too much trouble for him.  He went above and beyond the call of duty in helping us prepare for our guests’ arrival, was welcoming to all and was an excellent support to the organisers on the night.  I am more than delighted to recommend Chris’ services to anyone seeking a first class toastmaster.

Jo Spencer

Door and Hardware Federation (DHF)

Thank you so much for organising our special day yesterday. Everyone has complimented us on how well it was run. I’d highly recommend you to everyone I meet. I’ll be forwarding on pics as soon as I receive them. Thanks you once again xxx
Siobham & Nick

One last mention to Chris Caroe Toastmaster, thank you for all of your help and advice on the day. Your organisation of the wedding party was flawless, the day ran perfectly. Fabulous job! If any future bride and grooms are considering having a toast master at their wedding then Chris is your guy, totally professional and ensured that the bride, groom and their guests didn’t worry about a thing! Amazing!
Tanya Davies


Chris you were a true professional.  From our first meeting right through to the wedding you were an absolute joy. We had a tremendous day at Peover GC, the rain didn’t dampen spirits and your behind the scenes dancing kept us smiling for our photographer.  Mike and I can’t thank you enough.

Chris & Mike

Chris, we would like to Thank You for working on behalf of the Hospice of the Good Shepherd last Saturday  here at the Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port/Cheshire Oaks. You were extremely professional in your role as Toastmaster & Auctioneer and were hands on for everyone throughout the night and nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend you and hope we get to work together in the near future.

Leanne Statham

Wedding & Events Coordinator, Hospice of the Good Shepherd

Hi Chris A massive thank you for providing such a wonderful service for the One in Eleven Appeal Ball at Rookery Hall. I have had endless amounts of positive feedback from the guests attending the ball on Saturday which, I thought would be nice to share with you:-

“Lovely to see someone to meet and greet you at the door”, “The Toastmaster was very Professional”, “The auction was brilliant and got through very quickly”, “What a fantastic night, including the auction / raffle, the food, venue and the band, in fact everything!”

The proceeds raised so far from the evening are £12,732.61!!

Ailsa Rowlands

Event Organiser, One in Eleven Appeal

Christian was absolutely wonderful acting as Toastmaster on our recent wedding day. He was discreet and thorough in all the organisational sides of things and then deftly delivered his lines to us and the guests with brilliant ease and humour, not forgetting to add some thoughtful personal touches. It was a joy to have him as part of the day’s proceedings.

Jo and Rob Shaw

Hi Chris thanks for everything yesterday it was great you impressed an awful lot of people. Thanks again

Michelle & Stu

Hi Christian, Danny and I just wanted to say a big thank you for making our wedding run so perfectly.  I can honestly say that the day ran a lot more smoothly with your professional input.  We have received nothing but positive feedback about your services.  Thanks Christian, we will have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends and family for any upcoming functions. 

Claire and Danny

Hi Chris, I am so glad things are going well for you even in this tough economic climate, although I am not surprised because you were so professional when I worked with you in Liverpool. Your presentation was so efficient and informative it made it easy for me to deliver my speech, you are definitely one of the best Toastmasters I have had the pleasure to work with, in the twenty two years I have been on the speaking circuit and I look forward to teaming up with you again in the future. 

John Conte

Hi Christian  Just a short note to thank you for doing such a superb job and lending even more glamour and gravitas to the Skyfall Bond gala advance screening VIP event.

We really appreciated your support for this charity event, particularly with crowd control, announcements, the auction for the NSPCC, and ensuring that the VIP guests, all 200 of them, were kept informed and fully enjoyed the event, which they did! We’ve had many congratulatory messages over the last few days.

If there is anything else where we feel your considerable skills would benefit, we would have no hesitation in contacting you for again and indeed, would recommend you to others. Please do the same for our event and PR skills and hopefully we will be working together more in the future.

Jane Harrad-Roberts

MD, Marketing projects

When I was asked to organise a formal charity ball at St. David’s Hotel in Hawarden, North Wales, there was only one man I wanted to join the team – Chris Caroe.    Chris is an utterly professional Toastmaster and, resplendent in his red uniform, he makes an impressive figure. But his role that night was much more than making announcements!  His unflappable composure and calm assured manner ensured that the whole evening – a fast mix of charity auction/celebrity acts and dancing, flowed smoothly and without hitch. He not only organised a large, boisterous audience, he also ensured that the celebrity entertainers were given the appropriate support and structure and cleverly controlled the momentum of our ambitious schedule. He helped make the event both enjoyable and very successful. We raised an extraordinary amount of donations to buy a specialist wheelchair for a disabled child… “thank you” Chris from both myself and little Gracie!

Ian Puleston-Davies

(Owen Armstrong - Coronation Street)

We recently held our second Annual Dinner for our local investment industry with Chris Caroe as our Toastmaster. We were highly impressed with Chris’s professionalism throughout the evening as well as adding some personal touches at those times that required them. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone who requires a Toastmaster and I hope our paths cross again in future.

Glyn Edwards

President, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment