LOOKING FOR A PROFESSIONAL MASTER OF CEREMONIES?
Many couples have a negative view of a “Master of Ceremonies” and equate the title to a traditional English Toastmaster with a bright red jacket and regimented, formal manner.
I have combined some of the traditional MC duties with a more relaxed, fun and informal style, using the title “Wedding Host” to describe the service I offer.
As your Wedding Host I have numerous responsibilities, including ensuring that your wedding runs smoothly and to schedule, as far as possible, and introducing everyone in a complimentary and fun manner. I put in a huge amount of preparation to each and every wedding I host, and will also adjust and ad lib as necessary to ensure you have a successful wedding day.
DUTIES I WILL PERFORM FOR YOU AS A WEDDING HOST:
I will co-ordinate with the other suppliers at your wedding: Caterers, Photographer, Videographer, Entertainers, Chocolate Fountain & Photbooth suppliers ensuring that everyone is working to the same schedule.
I will arrive early on the day, and will speak with anyone who is giving a speech so that they know in which order they will be speaking, and helping to ease any nerves. I will give them a warm introduction and ensure a smooth transition between each section of your day.
I will be on hand to assist with any unforeseen issues to ensure your day runs smoothly.
I will ensure that your are relaxed (as far as possible) and help guide you through all the day’s formalities.
RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR WEDDING
I always make sure I am extremely well prepared and have accurate information on the names of every member of your bridal party, as well as being aware of any unusual pronunciations. With me acting as your Wedding Host, you can relax and not worry about the timeline, order of proceedings, or delegation of duties on the day.
I’VE GOT THE KEY!
Keeping your guests informed as to what is happening throughout the day is a key part of a Wedding Host’s duties . Have you ever been at a wedding where, for example, the speeches have finished and everyone is sitting around wondering what is happening next? Nobody is providing any information as to whether you can now chill out for a while or even go and freshen up. You haven’t a clue when the Cake Cutting is, or even the First Dance. I will keep your guests informed throughout the day.
Claire & Sean
If you are looking for a DJ for an event/party etc and unsure who to go for, then look no further. Paul is definitely your man.
Paul provided the music for our Wedding Party this month and he did an amazing job. He created a great atmosphere, announced various bits throughout the night as they were happening, made our first dance really special and to top it off he took some gorgeous photos of me and my husband and guests. He tailored the night around us and really listened to what we did and didn’t want and only played the music we wanted to hear on the night. Everyone had such a great time.
Paul is such a lovely guy and was very professional throughout. He showed attention to detail when helping us to plan our night.
Even after our wedding party he sent us a beautiful congratulations card in the post which was so lovely of him.
Thanks for an awesome night, I can’t recommend Paul enough. 😃
We had Paul DJ our wedding at Park Hill. He was a true professional. A pleasure to deal with from our first phone call to the last song of the night. Would recommend anybody looking for a DJ to book Paul without any hesitation. Thank you for helping to make our wedding night be as magical as it was.
Mr & Mrs Stevens.
Steph & Matt
Paul was absolutely amazing from start to finish. After placing a website enquiry, we met up with him in a pub (always a good sign) and had a really good chat about what we were after and what Paul offered. This was before Paul even knew he was going to get the booking. Before the wedding, Paul came to our home to meet up with us, finalise everything and get a feel for us and what sort of music and atmosphere we were after. He is a genuinely lovely guy and worked seamlessly with our other suppliers, including (but not limited to) our live band and our toastmaster. He was happy and bubbly throughout the day (not always easy when surrounded by increasingly drunk people! On the day, Paul stayed with us all day, (from 3pm) even though he was only meant to be with us from 6.30pm. Not only would we recommend Paul to anyone looking for a DJ, we would personally ensure he was available before setting a date for any future event. We even had a congratulations card from him waiting for us when we got back from honeymoon!
Great to work with you Saturday night Paul, fun and professional.
Fantastic dj, such a lovely guy and truly talented! You brought so much fun and laughter to our wedding!
Sian & Matt
Every aspect of Paul’s service was absolutely brilliant. He made our wedding planning and day itself incredibly easy and most importantly, a lot of fun!Paul understood exactly what we wanted during both day and evening and ensured everything went smoothly. The party started early and didn’t stop until the very end – there have been so many positive comments from our guests about how good the night was. I would also highly recommend asking him to be your host for the day as well as DJ, it was very helpful to have him around (particularly during the speeches).There really isn’t a better person out there for wedding services. Get in touch with Paul and book him now if he’s available... if he‘s not, consider changing your date!
John & Louise’s Festival Party
Always a bit worrying when you try to find the perfect DJ for your event! Paul was truly amazing from start to finish, loads of energy and ideas and truly felt like one of our friends at our recent festival party. We provided Paul with a playlist but said..Just keep us dancing...and that he did! He knew exactly when to change the tempo and played every request. We would highly recommend Paul to anyone...he rocks!
Thanks Paul from Louise & John Wicks
Emma & Robert
We can't recommend Paul enough! He is a fantastic DJ who really listened and tailored our wedding reception to what sort of music we liked/wanted! Everyone has told us how fantastic the music was and he had everyone dancing from start to finish!
We couldn't of asked for anymore! Paul was absolutely fantastic and we highly recommend him!
Thank you for playing great music and helping us celebrate our wedding!
Mr and Mrs Bunning 17.03.18
Jo & Darren
Thank you for the amazing job you did at our reception! We cannot fault your service, attention to detail and infectious enthusiasm! The Mr & Mrs game was great fun and a brilliant idea, the guests really enjoyed it! My only complaint is that the night was over far too quickly! Thanks again Paul!
Jo & Darren Baker x
Paul was fantastic! He really understood what we wanted and we had a great party, everyone had a brilliant time. Thank you Paul!
Fabulous reception by this DJ at my friends wedding. I would definitely recommend
him to my friends and family. Well done Paul
Sophie & Gary
Thank you so much for helping us have the perfect evening! Paul honestly went above and beyond to make sure that we had everyone up on the dance floor and it definitely worked! People had an amazing time and I had so many people say he was the best dj they had ever experienced and would definitely love to book him themselves! If we could give 100 stars we definitely would, Paul was superb from start to finish!!
Chloe & Curtis
Curtis and I would like to say a massive thank you to you. We only looked at one entertainer and it was you! We really didn't feel like we needed to look anywhere else after meeting you. You gave off such good party vibes, passion and enthusiasm and it was easy to see how experienced you are!
And my gosh! You didn't disappoint! Us and the whole wedding party loved the whole night which you could see with all the dancing! Not only your music choices, but also your crowd participation. We expected a top class DJ but got so much more! Thank you for all of the extra you did for us (the amazing video and photos) and the thoughtful card you sent us!
Love from Mr and Mrs Jackson xx
Olivia & Luke
Absolutely amazing DJ! Kind, caring and attentive. Creates an amazing atmosphere for EVERYONE! Paul is extremely thoughtful, professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Paul to anybody needing a wedding DJ!
Thank you x
We hired Paul for our wedding day and he did not disappoint! From the very beginning at our first meeting he was professional, very helpful and helped us tailor a playlist to suit all of our guests. Everyone had such a great night, from kiddies enjoying their songs, to the men enjoying some rock &roll! We highly recommend Paul, and he has just done another fantastic night for my brothers wedding last weekend too.
Fantastic DJ, Fantastic Guy, Plays some great tunes and really gets the party going, Highly Recommended
Amy & Scott
What can I say!! Our wedding was absolutely amazing and we can't thank DJ Paul Allen and his team enough. They kept us thoroughly entertained all night and also took some amazing pictures, if you need a wedding DJ give them a call now
Excellent time at our friends wedding. Would thoroughly recommend and thanks for a great evening
Emily & Gurvinda
Paul is so friendly and knowledgeable! He gave us a completely tailored service from beginning to end and was in constant contact. Every single guest was on the dance floor and didn't want the evening to end! All of my guests commented on how superb Paul was!
Sarah & Lewis
What can I say! Paul Allen DJ did an AMAZING job at our wedding! From our first conversation to meeting to discuss the must plays to the wedding night itself Paul was incredible. Everything was better than we could have hoped for! Recommend a thousand times over!
Thank you Paul!
Sarah and Lewis xx
Hannah & Kayvan
Right from the minute we booked Paul he was amazing and his service was so client centered from the minute we first spoke. He came to visit us in our own home and made us feel relaxed about our wedding day. Nothing was too much of a hassle for Paul, he was happy do almost anything we asked and made sure our special day was just how we wanted it ... he did not even mind when we chose our first dance song 2 days before our wedding day! I would highly recommend Paul to anyone who is getting married, he clearly loves what he does and will go out of his way to make sure your day is special. We cannot thank you enough for your service and personal touches. We could not imagine having anyone else to DJ at our wedding you truly were amazing and everyone danced all night
Thank You so much love Hannah & Kayvan xxx
Becky & Adrian
We met Paul at a wedding fair and immediately felt comfortable with him. He is friendly, approachable and easy to chat to. Paul's service was brilliant from start to finish. He listened to our requests and contact via email was speedy and reliable. On the night we all had a brilliant time and we cannot thank Paul enough for making it a night to remember!
Becky and Adrian
Ben & Claire
The service we have received from Paul has been first class. We knew when we first met him that he would be the perfect DJ for our wedding and this turned out to be the case. He kept in contact with us in the build up to the wedding and on the day was prompt, polite & played exactly the sort of music we'd asked for. We both said that we couldn't have asked for a better DJ. Thanks so much Paul!
Kate & Dan
Brilliant service from DJ Paul, is lovely and makes sure everyone is happy, would highly recommend. Thank you
Nicola & David
Paul, massive heartfelt THANK YOU for all of the really hard work you put in to our wedding day yesterday. You totally have the perfect mix of friendliness, professionalism and dedication. You clearly love your job and are utterly brilliant at it too. From first meeting, to the emails, phone calls, to the run up and everything on the day. Super impressive!! Loved all the music you played but especially the tunes towards the end of the night. Haven't danced so much in years!! If you are looking for a DJ and a wedding host then you won't regret booking Paul Allen.
Thanks again Paul, very best wishes from Nicola & David Xxx
Matt & Camilla
You want a party? You want Paul. He IS the man. An amazing DJ and a perfect host. He listens and delivers. If you want your guests to leave tired, happy, buzzing and with sore feet....Paul is your man. We need to have another party just so we can hire Paul!! Thank you, thank you, thank you our love and life celebrations would not have been the same without you.
As a Wedding Videographer.. i hear many Dj s..... Paul is exceptional.
Great timing... great manner with people, a true Gent and professional.
Chloe & Tom
We looked into hiring Paul for our wedding DJ (13.04.19) as our wedding venue recommended him.
After a lot of information from Paul about all that he does, we booked him and we couldn’t have been happier!! The amount of time and effort he puts into making sure the music is exactly what you want is truly amazing! He suggested so many ideas for me and my husband, things that we never had even thought of!
If you’re in need of a top class wedding DJ, he’s your man!
Thank you so much Paul, you’re bloody amazing at what you do!!
Much love, Mr & Mrs Grange xx
Sarah & James
Huge thanks to Paul for THE most amazing evening. We met Paul before our wedding day and he meticulously planned our music for it. He kept in touch, checked back with us before during and after our day. He was full of beans and motivated everyone to dance and throw some magical shapes all night. The dance floor was NEVER empty. #brilliant#amazing#totallyfirstchoice#highlyrecommended
Megan & Nathan
We initially had reservations about hiring a DJ for our wedding, but once we'd met with Paul we knew we were in safe hands! He got to know us both really well and understood the music we enjoyed along with what would work in terms of getting people on the dancefloor. There was no stress and Paul was a huge part of the day being a great success - we cannot recommend him highly enough and we're so grateful for all that he did.
Martin & Chantelle
What can I say. Top bloke, from the first meet to the wedding day. We could not have not asked for anything, else it’s been top class. The music, Mr & Mrs and the bonus Batman sign for a geeky groom.
A must have DJ at any event.
Jade & Chris
We first met Paul at a wedding fair in 2016 when we first got engaged. We were totally overwhelmed by how much there was to think about when getting married and Paul was so helpful with offering advice and tips from his experience.
Paul came to see us a couple of times to discuss what we wanted as a couple for the reception to really make sure and understood what we were after.
The reception was incredible, everyone spent the night dancing and it was exactly what we wanted, he played requests from the guests and everyone had a fantastic time!
Thank you Paul,
Jade and Chris!
Nicola & Jason
Paul was absolutely fantastic, even with a sick bride who was 2 hours late to her own reception, he kept everyone happy, entertained and made it so much easier for me when I finally felt well enough to join in. The music was awesome and everyone kept the dance-floor going right until the very end. Would highly recommend Paul for any occasion. To get the pictures of the reception included was such a bonus and we got some wonderful shots so can't thank you enough
love Jason & Nicky xx
Sheree & Ryan
When planning my wedding, one of the most important things to me was the party. I wanted a wedding where everyone was up on the dance floor all night and kept the party going. Well DJ Paul certainly delivered!! Paul was brilliant from the point of our first enquiry to the day itself. He is so friendly, great company and listened to exactly what we wanted. It's hard when you're looking for a DJ to know if they will deliver what you want until the big day. Paul gave us exactly the type of party we wanted! We're so pleased and it helped to make our day as fun as it was. I hope I can plan another event just so i can book Paul again! Thanks for everything - you've been brilliant. I'd recommend you to everyone.
Sheree & Ryan x
Beth & Rob
From the moment we met Paul, we knew we wanted him to be our wedding DJ. He was so bubbly and happy and did everything and more to make our wedding music perfect. We had several meet ups with Paul at my parents house and at our venue too and Paul went over every detail to make sure that we were happy with it all. We initially hired Paul just for the evening but soon realised our day would be much less stressful if Paul was there and he certainly delivered on that. Paul downloaded all the music we chose for the ceremony (classical pieces) and did final sound tests on them before the guests arrived. They sounded beautiful. He introduced our speeches and even ran off to find our wedding coordinator when my dad wanted to thank her in his speech. The day ran so smoothly and it felt like Paul was an old family friend rather than just one of our suppliers. On the night, Paul focused everything on us, playing the music and genres he knew we loved due to his meticulous planning and incredible ability to read us both. The dance floor was never empty. We were having such a great night, we suddenly realised we didn't want to end with a send off as we had originally planned. My husband made one quick mention to Paul and everything was sorted without anyone even noticing. Everything was so perfect and we literally cannot sing Paul's praises enough. Thank you so much Paul for all the memories you helped us create on the best day of our lives so far.
James & Becca
WOW..We could not thank Paul enough for everything he did. We live some distance from The Norfolk Mead but Paul was always on hand and really quick to answer those last minute questions settling our nerves. Paul had everything in hand from day one, making us feel relaxed the whole time. If you are reading this review I would imagine you are looking for a DJ? well for what its worth - stop looking as you have found him. Exceptional service and everyone loved him. Paul played music that kept the dance-floor full and he even got my favourite photo of the night. When needed he stepped up to help organise our sparkler exit grabbing the best photos, above and beyond what we expected. Paul even sent us the next day a video of the photos he had taken with a favourite song choice of ours, Becca was in floods of happy tears. Paul just has that great personal touch which just blew us away.
Anyway enough rambling now but if you need a DJ please please work with Paul you will not be disappointed trust me.
James & Becca
An absolutely lovely wedding and reception! Paul is a true professional - he clearly took the time to get to know his clients, and created the perfect atmosphere with just the right music and lots of laughter. Everyone, young and old, thoroughly enjoyed the day from start to finish. If you're looking for an MC or DJ for your wedding event, Paul Allen is definitely your man. Thoroughly recommend!
Paul was a fantastic DJ and I can't imagine having had anyone else. He really listened to what we wanted and helped us to create the perfect playlist and atmosphere for our wedding celebrations. He's friendly, polite and extremely professional. You couldn't be in better hands. Thank you for being a part of our special day. I can not recommend Paul highly enough. Xx
Jen & Graham
Paul is the perfect wedding DJ. From our first meeting we knew we were in good hands. He listened to what we wanted, what music we like and made great suggestions for the day/evening. Paul and his team are quick to set up and with very little disruption. His team also took some fabulous photos which were a lovely addition and delivered the next day which is nice when waiting for your professional shot to come through. We would highly recommend Paul and his team for your event.
Abby & Ben
Simply the best wedding DJ!!! We booked Paul for our wedding on July 27th and we cannot recommend him enough (5 stars)! Start to finish, Paul was professional, well organised and full of positivity. With many years of experience in the industry, we knew straight away that we were in excellent hands for our evening party. Paul was simply fantastic! There was regular contact in the build up to our wedding and useful advice on music choices- even our guests were excited to meet DJ Paul! Ourselves, and guests, absolutely loved the ‘Mr and Mrs’ game - a great addition to the event. Paul also went out of his way to help our Best Men with microphone queries for the speeches and adapted effectively to a slight delay in the timings of our day. Overall, we had such an amazing night and we are really glad we booked Paul! Thank you so much, we hope to meet you again in the future!
Best wishes, from Mr and Mrs Williams.
I have worked in the industry for over 20 years, events, theatre, concerts, radio, disco's etc and can honestly say Paul is one of the best I've had the pleasure of seeing in action. He was 'DJ' for my Sister-In-Law's wedding and we danced all night. I know she was very impressed with his service too.
Keira & Luke
My wife and I got married at the boathouse in Ormesby on 21/3/19 and we were given Paul’s details as a recommendation from the boathouse for a DJ. We contacted Paul and what can I say, an amazing guy who wants the best for your wedding day! Myself and my now wife and our guests had the best time ever thanks to Paul and I would highly recommend him for any event and we will definitely book him again for a party or an event I have. He invited us to meet to prepare our wedding, phone calls and emails to confirm our song choices for our special day. Paul is an amazing guy and I would highly recommend the professionalism, dedicated, caring, easy to talk to, kind and a heart of gold. Thank you, Paul, for our special day and to the Boathouse for the recommendation!!!
Professional from start to finish, nothing was to much as Paul guided us through a perfect night, thank you x
Amy & Nick
Paul was fantastic from start to finish. From the moment we met Paul we knew he was the right DJ for us. He’s friendly, experienced and knowledgeable. His communication was great and when it came to the big day he made sure the dance full was full, played our requested songs and always had a smile on his face.
Thanks for everything and a great party Paul!
Amanda & Max
Best google search ever! Paul was a pleasure to hire; he tailored very thing to us personally and really went the extra mile to keep the party going. Could not recommend highly enough!
Love Paul, he totally understood what music we wanted to make the perfect atmosphere. I can't recommend him enough. Thank you Paul.
Laura & Steve
Paul helped make our special day even more special! He took the time to get to know us and understand the music we wanted and also plan those special moments like the first dance and cake cutting! After the wedding he even provided us with some photos and a short clip which was so lovely and we are very grateful! We can't thank you enough!