Phil Shorthouse Professional Toastmaster in Kent

Wedding Testimonials

Here is a selection of key statements from a number of testimonials. For the full testimony please contact me


Firstly Krystal and I would like to say a massive thank you for making our day a very special one. Thank you for your efficiency and all your efforts. Many guests commented on how good you were. It is also really good that you have been asked to attend the wedding fair at Harty Ferry Inn.


Matt and Krystal. 5/7/13 Ferry House Inn, Harty.
Note. Since this first wedding at the Ferry House Inn I have now become the In-house Toastmaster.


We know how difficult and challenging the day was for you and everyone involved and we can truly say that we know the day wouldn't have gone as smoothly as it did if you were not there. It meant we could really sit back and enjoy the day we had spent so long planning. I also wanted to say an extra special thank-you for everything you did for my Dad throughout the day, who we have unfortunately lost since the wedding. I know deep in my heart that he wouldn't have been able to stay as long as he did on the day if it wasn't for your help in every single way. There is no way I can ever thank you enough for that. 


Katie and Simon . 30/3/2014. O H Hotel.


Dearest Phil 'our' toastmaster

I honestly do not know where to begin. From our very first meeting you made such an impression. "Why would I need a toastmaster? We are having an 'informal' wedding!" Well, after spending time chatting away with you at the Ferry House Inn wedding fayre it was obvious. You were an exceptional part of what was the most perfect day. The way you greeted guests, mingling and talking.  Ensuring everyone was happy and that everything went to plan! I could go on! You worked before and beyond contracted hours at no extra costs. You really are phenomenal. From the heart Phil, we cannot thank you enough.

The Smith family; Cheryl & Jon, Ryan, Alfie & Caitlyn 6/8/15 Ferry House Inn, Harty.


Dear Phil

I don't know where to start... From the first moment we met you over a year ago we knew you would make our day one to remember, and that you certainly did. Everyone one loved you; my mum is still taking about you now; and my dad said the wedding would not have been the same if you wasn't there. There is not one tiny little thing we would have changed it was everything after 17 years together we ever dreamed of and more. You are an absolutely amazing man, and we cannot thank you enough for all you done. Sending you the biggest kiss and all our love you will always be in our memories of our special day.


Sarah and Kevn.4/7/15 Ferry House Inn, Harty.



Booking Phil was one of the best things we did when arranging our wedding. He came round before our wedding and was very enthusiastic and you can see he loves his job; he helped us plan our day. He also gave us some great ideas for our big day. On the day Phil looked great and was well presented. He was amazing he was everywhere he was even bringing my drink over during our photo shoot. His personality was great everyone loved him. His organisation was exceptional and he stayed right through to the end. Phil was worth every penny and he was one of the highlights of our day, if any of my friends or family gets married I would highly recommend him.

Sarah and Kevn.8/8/15 Ferry House Inn, Harty.


Hello Phil,
 I and Jo would just like to thank you again for all the wonderful service at our wedding, your adoption of our theme ‘Lord of the Rings’ into your service, black tails instead of your reds made for a truly memorable experience. Your suggestion of using the sword to announce the speeches and for cutting the cake was a fun touch. Thank you for suggesting the ceremony of the Quaich as it added some historical authenticity to our theme and made us feel like true royalty. We will recommend you to any relatives and friends who plan on getting married as your presence really made the day special not to mention relieving us of what I'm sure would have been considerable stress had you not been there to manage things in the background. Thank You Again

Edward & Joanne 5/9/15 Ferry House Inn, Harty.



Being quite apprehensive about having such a traditional figure at a same sex wedding was soon forgotten after meeting Phil. He came to our home and put our minds at rest. Such a lovely gentleman with a heart of gold. He offered us advice when he saw we were struggling. He assisted our Usherettes with their duties. Our guests loved him, each with a positive opinion. He made the day run smoothly, not once did we feel we were being bossed around in fact it felt like we had a friend there helping us through the day. A much loved figure at our wedding and would highly recommend him to anyone.

Larry and Richard 17/7/15 Ferry House Inn, Harty.

Phil Shorthouse Professional Toastmaster in Kent

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