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.”

LISA & BRIAN

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

FAYE & IAN

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

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Achievements

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.

Credentials

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