Meet Tony2018-12-03T21:57:39+01:00

Meet Tony Winyard – Award-Winning Wedding DJ, MC and Celebrant

Tony Winyard is a sought-after, award-winning wedding DJ, wedding master of ceremonies and wedding celebrant.

To date he has performed as a DJ at more than 2,000 weddings, and was awarded UK Wedding DJ of the Year at The Wedding Industry Awards 2016. His memorable MC skills were developed through a mixture of public speaking, toastmastering, stand-up and improvised comedy.

My passion for music started young. My substantial record collection has been growing since the age of nine when I took up a paper round and spent every penny I earned on records. By age 11, I was ‘promoted’ to a milk round, so I could earn more and buy more records. As a teenager, friends started to invite me to play music for their parties – and that’s how it all began.

Quite simply, I give each couple complete peace of mind by ensuring every detail is taken care of. Then on the big day I work hard to surpass every expectation. I consider myself part of the team, and work closely with couples throughout the planning process to take away any stress. So that’s anything from sharing tips, advice or ideas to getting family and friends involved in creating playlists.

Only 30 a year now. Each wedding is completely personal to the couple and takes up to 25 hours to prepare for. By only doing 30 a year I still have some time to spend with my family.

Yes, I qualified as wedding celebrant with Civil Ceremonies Ltd which allows me carry out wedding ceremonies once a couple has been legally married in a register office.

I have considerable training in professional speaking, improvisation, stand-up comedy and MCing. I’m always developing my knowledge and skills, whether that’s performing gigs on the London comedy circuit or travelling to the US to study with Mark Ferrell, Peter Merry and other top coaches in the role of master of ceremonies.

All over the world! I’ve been involved with more than 2,000 weddings, which have been held at iconic luxury wedding venues such as Claridge’s, The Savoy, Grosvenor House, Highclere Castle and even The Emirates Stadium, as well as amazing venues overseas in places such as Holland, France, Norway, Japan, Hong Kong and Italy.

Tony and his daughter
Tony Winyard

“Tony justified his Wedding DJ of the year award from the very first he was full of ideas on how to make the day better.”


“Tony judged the people and mood brilliantly and created an awesome atmosphere”


To enquire about Tony’s availability as your wedding DJ, wedding MC or celebrant get in touch.

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Winner of UK Wedding DJ of the Year and London & Southeast DJ of the Year at the Wedding Industry Awards 2016.

Being chosen by numerous top DJs to perform at their own weddings.

Performing for well-known corporate brands and celebrities ranging from the cast of EastEnders to the Sultan of Brunei.

Regular speaker at DJ shows around the UK, including the world’s biggest DJ show, BPM Pro.

Regular speaker at conferences across the UK and delivers numerous workshops.

Regular contributor to Pro Mobile, the main industry magazine for mobile DJs.


Associate Member of the Professional Speaking Association

Associate Member of the Professional Speaking Association

Member of Toastmasters International

Member of Toastmasters International (the public speaking organisation)

Chairman of the National Association of DJs (London branch)

Chairman of the National Association of DJs (London branch)

Member of South East DJ Association

Member of South East DJ Association

Tony justified his Wedding DJ of the year award from the very first he was full of ideas on how to make the day better from simple MC to games and the Love Story although it wasn't really for us it would appeal to first timers I am sure. He interfaced very well with the band and he did his job diligently and unobtrusively. At all times he sought to please and do the best for us to make our special day work. Job done!Highly more
Brian Marcel
17:22 23 Sep 16
We cannot recommend Tony highly enough, from our first meeting with him we knew we had found the best DJ and to top it all he also won the award for UK Wedding DJ of the year 2015/16! Tony has literally thought of everything when it comes to wedding entertainment. From the icebreakers for the guests to games for the bride and groom. Tony is also a toastmaster and his love story is a great touch, he is professional behind the mic and behind the decks. Everybody was dancing all night and he provided us with some great Bollywood tunes for our Asian guests! He is amazing and will plan everything with you in detail, his online system is simple to use as well. Thanks again for a great day!read more
Floating Point Float Centre
07:41 12 Jul 16
Excellent DJ providing fantastic entertainment for our wedding reception. Bespoke, online service for music playlist and requests, very accommodating. Highly recommended!read more
Glam Cherie Fashion
10:30 18 Aug 16
Tony is a diff kind of wedding DJ. From the moment we met with him to discuss our day to the day itself, Tony had tips and tricks to help us think about and plan out our day to make it memorable. We opted for the DJ and Master of Ceremonies package as we wanted our wedding party to enjoy the day and not have to run around and do things for us. We couldn't have chosen a better person for the job!! As part of Tony's service you have access to an online account where you can start to plan your music for the various parts of the day and he has a fab list of automated emails scheduled for the right times leading up to your wedding to ensure no stone goes unturned. We used a few of his ideas from the introductions of the wedding party for the wedding breakfast to the Facebook group for song requests for the evenings disco. Both these in particular were a huge hit with our guests and the atmosphere never dipped once during the day. As a bride i never felt pestered - Tony made it his mission to get to know all the key people in the wedding party and other vendors and leading up to the day we had a Skype call to go over the final details.I would recommend Tony to anyone getting married and likes to through in fun ideas to help their day go more
Louise Bird
15:01 11 Jul 16
Tony was Master Of Ceremonies and DJ for our beautiful wedding at the Mayfair Hotel last week.Tony's production values, from the lighting, wedding party intro speeches (you have to do this if you are planning a wedding, they were amazing!), music during the ceremony and throughout dinner and the party were absolutely first-class.Tony is a goldmine of information for couples planning their marriage, not least from a musical point of view but also with tips and coaching for speeches, decor, the party (the dancefloor props were a real winner, everyone loved them). Everything surpassed our expectations and really, I have never known better service, value and reliability from an entertainer and host.Thoroughly recommended!read more
Steve Griffiths
23:26 18 Dec 15
Tony was excellent from start to finish, willing to present ideas but never pushy with anything we didn't fancy. Our guests commented that the music kept them on the dance floor all night - which was a long time (5 hours in all), including hits as cheesy as we fancied. Very good interface for setting up songs as I really like creating my own playlists this was a brilliant method to ensure particular songs would definitely be played. Would highly recommend to more
James Hughes
14:24 06 Sep 17
Tony was our MC and DJ for our wedding in May. Without a doubt it was one of the best things we did to make our wedding stress free and fun!From the initial meeting with Tony we knew we had to have him involved in our special day.He has a mountain of experience and his professionalism really showed on the day. Having a 'master of ceromonies' wasn't something we had thought of having, but we're so glad we did! It just helped to narrate the whole day and we were never worried about our guests not knowing where to be ensuring that we just got to relax and and enjoy the day too.I would highly recommend doing the wedding party introductions.... it stole the show at our wedding!As a DJ Tony again has so much experience that he can work with you to make your evening entertainment absolutely amazing! For example he arranged for me to have a 'dance off' with one of the guests which was lots of fun!To sum it up, you can't go wrong with Tony. Excellent service, wonderful public speaker, top DJ! 10/10!Helen & Ian Hodgesread more
Helen Glendinning
13:54 07 Sep 17
Tony came highly recommended too us, and were glad that we listened.From initial meeting we knew we were in good hands Tony was extremely knowledgeable and knows his audience.During the day we were asked how we found Tony as they loved his MC as well as knowing just the right song to play to get the party going. Thank you TonyAlex and Hannahread more
Alexander Forrester Charles
17:41 10 Sep 17
We wanted to make our big day something to remember, something different that would get all the guests talking about it even after the wedding had been and gone. Tony helped us do just that! From the start the communication from Tony was excellent, especially with the emails he would send giving us hints and tips that he has picked up along the way from other weddings, he made sure we weren't missing anything out. Choosing our songs and style of music for the day couldn't be easier with Tony's website. And on the day Tony turned up looking smart and professional. He was friendly and very good at entertaining the guests. He made sure everything ran smoothly and helped make our day perfect. Tony knew just how to keep everyone on the dance floor which made for an amazing end to the best day ever. I can't recommend him highly enough, 5 Stars from us!!read more
Ryan Corcoran
09:46 12 Sep 17
When everything goes perfectly it is difficult to remember all the finite details. Leading up to our wedding Tony was always available at the end of the phone or responded by email and we felt anything asked for was dealt with without issue. The face to face meetings we held before our event really gave us a chance to realise Tony was more than capable of providing the perfect day for us. Tony's attention to detail pays off; the set up, the co-ordination of speakers and ability to adapt our planned playlist to our 100 guests' music requests on the night was faultless. Tony's photographer captured plenty of 'natural' poses throughout the evening and we have been able to include these within our final wedding photos. We would highly recommend Tony for his professionalism, courtesy, quality of sound, vast range of music choice and overall delivery. Natasha & Janeread more
natasha hamblin
07:58 06 Oct 17
Tony was recommended to us by a family member and we were told he has years of experience and had won awards for being the best wedding DJ. When we met Tony, he was very friendly and very professional. He had prepared a presentation for us with lots of ideas on how to make our wedding truly special, different games, themes, entertainment and music. We were sold. On the lead up to the wedding, things were made very easy by the client portal, we could log in and select our songs for different moments. We also got lots of tips and suggestions to help with the wedding planning, which were very helpful. Even when I had my doubtful bridal moments, Tony put me at ease on the phone by going through the plan for the day. Our wedding day couldn’t have been better. Tony did our ceremony music, then through to cocktail hour. Everything was seamless, the music choices were perfect. We had the wedding party introductions and our love story which everyone loved, it was such a good idea. Tony made sure our speeches ran smoothly and then our evening party was just epic. The best music, a chest full of inflatables, a busy dancefloor. We couldn’t have hoped for a better day. We want to thank Tony so much for everything he did for us. We would highly recommend!read more
D Cas
15:33 20 Oct 17
We can't thank Tony highly enough. As well as being an excellent DJ (we had lots of comments about how good the music was and how well mixed the songs were) what we liked was how he tailors your wedding music to suit you. For us, Tony provided our ceremony, reception, wedding breakfast and evening entertainment. Everything was done perfectly. Tony also did our master of ceremonies role. we wanted a low key approach and that's exactly what we got. However if you wanted something more interactive then he is happy to do that as well. We had meeting with Tony and he was always accessible throughout the whole process. He has plenty of ideas for the wedding, things we had never thought about. I will be reccomending him to all my friends and family. If you are unsure, arrange to meet him. As soon as we did, we knew he was the right person for us. 10/10read more
Matt Jolley
09:10 27 Nov 17
Tony did a great job with the music for our Christmas Party which with a mixed age group can be hard - he read the crowd well. The uploading of the selfies on his screen was a great touch and an added bit of extra fun!read more
Sheena Fensom
17:08 18 Dec 17
Tony, thank you for last night! Before the party even started, your care and attention was very much appreciated. We could tell that you really wanted my dad's celebration to be a success. Of course it was, the technology you had available for the youngsters in the room was great fun, to be able to upload photos there and then and dance and see them scrolling along - such fun. You were sensitive to the mood of the party and played all our favourite songs, thanks to your suggestion of the Facebook page too. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tony to anyone - we had a great party. Thank youread more
Michelle H
20:00 22 Jan 18
Dear Tony,You played a key role in our wedding - all our guests enjoyed the evening, and so did we. The songs were great - you managed to find a good balance of French and International songs, and for different generations. But you did more than just playing some good songs - you helped us having the wedding we dreamt of, thanks to great suggestions - the party pack was brillant and well used by the guests during the evening, the DJ battle was amazing and the limbo was very more
Olivier P.
16:43 28 Apr 18
Tony was fantastic and kept the whole crowd dancing. It was such a good mix of songs that everyone from our mates to nan enjoyed the music.He was really helpful from the start having several meetings with us with suggestions for wedding entertainment. He provided many small tips that had a big impact on the day.We were never bored once and the vibe was so good even at the end of the night that no one wanted to leave even as the venue was packed more
Dimitriy Marshall
20:23 20 Jun 18
Highly recommended. If you are looking for a DJ for your event, don't cut on cost - you get what you pay for. Tony was brilliant, the music was brilliant and he is the ultimate professional. We didn't want the party to end and my guests are still talking about the music almost 3 months after the event!read more
Tracey James
16:22 12 Aug 18
Tony is very professional in all that he does, meeting us at our house, and even going to the venue a week before, to make sure all would be ok, got constant emails recommending what would go down well, which we did several, A great MC as well as truly perfect DJ, Thank you tony for a great evening,read more
Alan Donn
19:57 12 Aug 18
DJ Tony played at our wedding 2 months ago and literally kept the party rocking all night with an awesome mix of music from all genres! All the guests hit the floor and we still get compliments about the DJ and music up to now. Look no further, if you need a versatile, professional and hilariously funny wedding DJ, Tony is the guy you want to book!read more
Ryan Sobers
18:49 18 Oct 18
Tony was an excellent celebrant and top DJ .He was very professional indeed, and everything was planned meticulously, and executed with humour and a real sense of joie de vivre! He was a real joy to work with and we would highly recommend him!read more
David Salamons
13:56 22 Oct 18
Tony is a fantastic MC and DJ. He met us often, gave us loads of ideas and made the whole night flow smoothly. I loved that he was able to play special songs we could only find on YouTube... It was all about the small touches and personalisation. Tony communicated with us often and helped us get better organised. Not only that, the dance floor was heaving all night long! We had a fantastic night, thank you!read more
Tarika Edwards
09:02 31 Oct 18