Dean John's Testimonials

A small selection of testimonials for Dean's work:

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"Words cannot describe how outstanding Dean is, I have spent so much time thinking about how to word this review to best capture how wonderful he is, but I know no written review can do him justice.

We booked Dean as our DJ and host for our wedding at Clock Barn last week - 10.04.24. As we are both quite introverted, and wanted our families to be able to enjoy the day without stressing, we went for his full package.

Dean quite literally took every stress out of the day. He hands down made the day the huge success it was. Greeting guests, calming our nerves, sorting our timings, organising photos and much much more. I was so nervous before getting married but as soon as Dean arrived early at 10am, I knew it would be a great day.

There is so much planning that goes into a wedding and Dean really did sort out everything last detail- even down to the microphones for speeches! Dean really did think of everything, including walking mother of the groom down the aisle and to her seat so she also had her big moment! One particular highlight of our day was Dean’s pre-desert quiz, which was absolutely hilarious. Dean knew exactly who could take a joke, and sent us all into fits of giggles with his one liners- have you been a stand up comic in a previous life?! My favourite was telling our lovely 11 year old friend that he was still “ on the milkshakes “ 🥤 I’ve seen the little boy since, and he is still absolutely raving about his big moment and told me how funny he thought you were!

Dean really listened to what we wanted for our big day, right down to music choices. We had an amazing mix of old school classics mixed with 2000’s cheese and even my request of Combine Harvester (I am a Bristolian girl at heart)! Dean, I have to apologise for the long-winded, rambling review but I really want to shout about how brilliant you are. You really, really made it an effortless day for us and I really hope anyone reading this decides to book with Dean as I know he will do the same for many more couples in the future. All of our guests keep telling us how brilliant you are and we completely agree.

P.S, already planning the 10 year vowel renewal. Same time 2034?"
Sam & Emily
Clock Barn, Hampshire
"I couldn’t recommend Dean enough for the all day toastmaster and DJ package. He is absolutely amazing at what he does! He made sure from the moment he stepped into my wedding at 10am that he was there to help and give us the best days ever. From the music, to the games and jokes and general running of the day he made sure everything was smooth and hassle free for us all. Dean even plated up mine and my husbands BBQ food and brought it to us 😂😍 Even From the moment we met him for a pre-wedding meeting we just knew he was the right man for the job! Since Saturday everyone I have spoken to has mention his name to me at least twice and that’s when you know you’ve done an amazing job by making an impact on peoples lives! Thank you for an amazing day, I couldn’t have asked for anything more."
Mr & Mrs Steadman
Marwell Hotel, Winchester
“We booked Dean for my daughter’s wedding last Sunday and it was the best thing we did. Dean is very approachable, incredibly helpful and the day just would not have been the same without him. We hired Dean for all day hosting and everyone has commented on how fabulous he was. The games he organised, the music he played, everything was just perfect for Chloë and Sam. The dance floor was always busy and everyone had a great time. Dean took time to talk through with us exactly what was required and he delivered that 100% and more! I can’t thank him enough for everything he did and I couldn’t recommend anyone better for the job. Thanks Dean”
Sheryl Howes - Mother of the Bride
Hilton Ageas, Southampton
"We’ll have been married 1 month tomorrow, and every conversation we’ve had with guests since our wedding has included the words “how great was your DJ!!” I can 100% say that having Dean as master of ceremonies was the best decision we made for our wedding. From the first conversation with him, to our pre-wedding meeting and the actual day, Dean was so professional, friendly and put us a ease. He handled international guests like he was half french himself, worked seamlessly with our photographer and videographer, and just made us feel so special all day. My dad told me he was the best money we’d spent! Dean you were fab, any future events we will 100% come to you. Such a lovely guy, with a fantastic business and attitude to what you do". Thank you so much. The Quinney-Newlands xxx
Mr & Mrs Quinney-Newland
Bury Court Barn, Farnham
“My wife and I booked Dean for our wedding at the Potters Heron on the 31st of March. Unfortunately, due to a fire we had to change venue with a week to go. Dean went above and beyond during this time and was so helpful trying to find us another venue! After securing Norton Park for the day, Dean was so flexible and made all the changes he needed without any problems. On the day itself, I can’t sing his praises enough. He was so professional throughout the day. Everything went smoothly. Dean’s manner with the guests was perfect and so many guests commented on how great he was. The evening do was our highlight. Dean organised a dance off between the girls and boys and there was also a spot of lap dancing (PG rated). It was so much fun and really added to the evening and has given us some amazing memories. Sally and I would recommend Dean to anyone! He was superb in every aspect. His involvement in the day was so important to how much we enjoyed it and he was so professional”
Mr & Mrs Richards
Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney
"Wow - what can I say. The best DJ and host we could have asked for… Dean was totally professional the whole way throughout our planning process. After booking him in January 2020, we had multiple emails throughout the pandemic to check in and then about a months before our big day, we had our pre wedding consultation. At this point, we still weren’t sure what our wedding would entail with Covid and restrictions, as we got married on the 3rd July, but Dean made us feel totally at ease throughout the whole call. I must add this point, Dean was just being hired for our evening reception. However, when all went a little Pete Tong and step 3 was extended for another 4 weeks, we decided to get Dean on board for the day service he offers. As we chose to have 30 day guests with an additional 70 guests coming to the evening to watch England beat Ukraine 4-0!!! This was honestly, the biggest and best decision (other than marrying each other) we made. I cannot even explain the quality in sound that played throughout the day, being trained in performing arts, music is a huge part in my life and was something I was very particular on - he nailed it. The confidence that oozes from Dean and the laughter he brought to our wedding breakfast, totally hysterical. I honestly will never forget some of the comments my friends made on our advise cards…. Thank you so so so much for making our special day so spectacular. If I can get any of my friends to get married, I will be sure to recommend you 100% Good luck for everything Dean John, the real DJ”
Mr & Mrs Anderton
Pylewell Park, Hampshire
"I would just like to say a huge thank you for the amazing job you did Saturday hosting our Charity Event. The feedback has been non-stop from the guests on how good the event was and both James Ghafoor and I are grateful for your excellent work. You have a true talent and take so much pride in your job. The planning, communication, meetings, set up and the running was so smooth and stress free for myself. I can't thank you enough."
Jon Gibbens - Firsttouch Football Coaching
East Horton Golf Club, Eastleigh
"We booked Dean to host our wedding all day on 20th April this year and couldn't of asked for a more professional, friendly host who played a massive part of our day. We originally booked Dean after a wedding fayre at Elmers Court in Lymington. We had a grumpy toddler all day until we spoke to Dean.. Our little girl was dancing round the room and singing within minutes and we knew then he had to be part of our day. From the planning of the day to the day itself, everything with Dean went perfectly. My husband arrived at the venue the morning of the wedding to be told by Dean to leave the last minute decorations to him and to go and relax before the ceremony. This put my husband completely at ease and let him enjoy the morning greeting guests rather than rushing round worrying until the last moment. The day was perfect and the added extras Dean provided made the day unique and all our guests commented on what an amazing host he was. At the end of the night, although very drunk, my husband must of thanked Dean about 10 times and probably would have annuled our marriage if he could of married Dean. We would not hesitate at all to recommend Dean as a DJ/Host to anyone for any event. If we ever need someone for events in the future we would 1000% be going back to Dean to book. Thank you so much Dean for making our wedding day so special."
Mr & Mrs Williams
Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort, Lymington