How to Give a Welcome Speech?

Welcome Speech Example

How to Give a Welcome Speech/Welcome Address?

Welcome speech is the most important speech in any function because it sets the mood of the function. An appealing welcome speech has its effect permeated throughout the function; beginning till end. A welcome speech in English uses certain terminologies to express the proper meaning on different occasions. For example, a wedding welcome speech and a graduation welcome speech will be totally different in the phrases and terminologies used. This hub describes how to do a formal welcome speech

Characteristics of a Welcome Speech:

Welcome speeches in general should be brief. It is important to state the objectives or the purpose of the meet in the beginning itself. Chief Guest (welcome speech for chief guest) of the formal function should be welcomed first followed by other important guests on the dais. People sitting on the dais should be addressed first followed by guests on the front row and then everybody down the hall. A variety of expressions should be used during the speech to make it livelier; but at the same time it should not be overdone. Most importantly, a sincere and confident approach from the speaker will create a feeling of unity and purpose among the audience and reflects hospitality.

How to Start a Welcome Speech?

Usually a welcome speech starts with greeting the chief guest, guests on and off the dais. This is followed by a brief description about the objectives of the meet. On some occasions, if the chief guest is not a known person, a brief introduction of the chief guest is also given by the person who gives the welcome speech. Of course this depends on how long the introduction of chief guest should be.

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The following are some common "Welcome Quotes"

  • I extend a hearty welcome
  • I offer a warm welcome
  • I accord a genial welcome
  • I salute him with a winsome welcome
  • I welcome him with the loving hearts of all present
  • I welcome him with my whole heart
  • I welcome him with all my heart
  • I am delighted to offer a happy welcome
  • Let me offer you a pleasant welcome
  • Please permit me to offer you a fraternal welcome
  • I request the members of the audience to join me in offering a warm – hearted welcome
  • We feel honoured in offering you a cheerful welcome

How to Conclude a Welcome Speech?

A welcome speech should not be concluded by thanking. That is the job of the person who gives the vote of thanks. Welcome speech should be the one leaving the participants at ease and eagerly waiting for the upcoming events. Maximum duration of welcome speech can be three to four minutes. If it is extended beyond that the guests may feel bored and it will kill the anticipation for the events to follow.

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nisha 16 months ago

Pls prepare a welcome soeech on mono actingcompition guests

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thumbi7 18 months ago from India Author

Hi Veini

Please prepare your speech according to the guidelines given. If you are speaking to the fresher's I dont think it needs to be very formal. You can welcome them in a very reassuring, friendly and cheerful manner.

Good luck

Veini 18 months ago

I need some lines to speak on the fresher's meet on behalf of the old timer's to the freshers. Please help.

Balaji prabhas 19 months ago

Really it is very useful

thank you

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thumbi7 20 months ago from India Author

Hi kalaivani

Please prepare based on the key points given in the article

All the best

Kalaivani 20 months ago

I want welcome in our collage for fresher's day

vasudevan 20 months ago

it's very usefull because anyone have doubt how do somethink(function)it's all are clarify among them....

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thumbi7 20 months ago from India Author

Dear Meena

Please prepare one considering the points given above

Best of luck

meena 20 months ago

Plz give me a model of adress the audience

falak Naaz 22 months ago

this to great

and very useful to me

MANISH 23 months ago


angez 2 years ago

Thanks very useful

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thumbi7 2 years ago from India Author

Hi Charu

I cannot write unless I know the specifications. Please use the tips in the article and write on your own

All the best

charu 2 years ago

Can you give me a welcome address of any company inviting chief guest

balavasi 2 years ago

It is very useful to me

Nagaraj 2 years ago

This is very useful hub . I am voting up.

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thumbi7 2 years ago from India Author

Hi Joe

Please follow the instructions given here. Best of luck!!

joe 2 years ago

Help me address a Carlos night

it's really useful to me.tq 2 years ago


shalu 2 years ago

great thumbi....the information was very useful to me.......

yasmin 2 years ago

it is very useful and creats new ideas

Vidyaa 2 years ago

something that helpd me.......can u give any teacher's day welcome adreses......

shashank 2 years ago

Plzzz give me a quotation for welcoming the audience

milikara 2 years ago

i want a welcome speech for my college new freshers

aiswarya 2 years ago

this is a good site.....i gt lot of informations...soo useful...thanks a lot..

ALBERT BLESSON V 2 years ago

i wan to do my welcome speech in conference,can you help me to do 2 years ago

this is actually a good site.very helpful ,we need more ideas

sowmyalakshmi 2 years ago

Through this article I can get an idea how to start up......:-)

malathi 3 years ago

thank you so much , it is very useful to me

nimmi 3 years ago

thank you so much your articles really helped me.. :)

nimmi 3 years ago

thank you so much your articles really helped me.. :)

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thumbi7 3 years ago from India Author

Hi Bindu,

Welcome speech quotes are given in the article itself

Take care

bindu 3 years ago

please tell me a quotation on welcome for a welcome speech

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thumbi7 3 years ago from India Author

Hi Lanu,

I don't usually do wedding receptions. Please take help from people who have done it already.

Lanu 3 years ago

please help me how to address at a wedding reception.

sarika 3 years ago

i want to give welcome sppech for my inter college school comptition function as a director.


nandhini 3 years ago

It is very useful to all students...

sasi8dharan 3 years ago

i want to presenttation in my college how to do it

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Bhavin vyas 3 years ago

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AYISHA AMEER 3 years ago

Such a wonderful your site and my hearty thanks and wishes

xina 3 years ago

Thanks you......

jimmy 3 years ago

a good page . i was happy with that . my teachers were happy with my speech also. heartful thanks.........!

sal 3 years ago

i want a speech welcoming freshers to college

ashok 3 years ago

its vary help full

thanks for good guidance 3 years ago

its very helpful fpr me

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thumbi7 3 years ago from India Author

Hello Rani,

Here I have mentioned the basics of a welcome speech. Your speech can be prepared taking core points from this article suiting to the occasion, events and people involved.

Thanks for the visit

rani 3 years ago

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harley 4 years ago

very insightful,thank you.

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ponnu 4 years ago

i have searched such article every where but i didn't get it at last i found it

Polin 4 years ago

so nice.

soumya.p 4 years ago

great article thank u......

Katleen ghildyal 4 years ago

thanks for suggestion


it will help me to speak up the welcome speech

Anup 4 years ago

got lot to me...:-)

awesome thnx 4 years ago


Chandamika 4 years ago

Nice ! Very useful...

s.ramya 4 years ago

thank you so much

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siva 4 years ago

very useful

anand 4 years ago

thanku very much

liyana sherin 4 years ago

thank u hub for your help

vinoth kumar, dhewakar 4 years ago

thank you...

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nin 4 years ago

please all friends help me if I want to give them a welcome speech.

thanks and regards

prathi 4 years ago

this is really very useful.

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batman 4 years ago

better to give an example

Gubert 4 years ago

Really i added some new things in my tablet of heart..............

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Daina 4 years ago

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SUNIL KUMAR N.N. 4 years ago

Sirs,- Very useful and worth to note before attempting an appearance in a stage.

DRIPTAA 4 years ago

Thanks for your great help

subhankar 4 years ago

nice tips & very useful

Aleck Mlambo 4 years ago

This is a great article.

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thumbi7 4 years ago from India Author

Hi Deepu

Thanks for your visit and kind words.

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Deepunetfish 4 years ago

Very informative and useful hub, I started reading your hubs as it is a great place to get more practical ideas.

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thumbi7 4 years ago from India Author


Thank you very much for your kind comment.

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Trsmd 4 years ago from India

Thumbi7- you have given great insight about how to start the welcome speech with some example. Thanks for sharing:)

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thumbi7 5 years ago from India Author

Thank you Ashik, I am glad that this article helped you.

Ashik gudi 5 years ago

Nice articles... thank u

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thumbi7 5 years ago from India Author

Thank you Cloud Explorer. I am glad that you liked it

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CloudExplorer 5 years ago from New York City

Awesome presentation for a welcome speech, I would love to use this when I have need for such. Voted up indeed!

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thumbi7 5 years ago from India Author

Thank you Anil. Thanks for the visit.

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Anil and Honey 5 years ago from Kerala

Hai Thimbi I like your Articles

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thumbi7 5 years ago from India Author

Thank you Ruchi & Shanthi.

shanthi 5 years ago

great thumbi7..!!the information was very helpful!

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Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

Hi Thumbi7, great article and I enjoyed reading it. Voted up.

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thumbi7 5 years ago from India Author

Thank you, the singernurse. Thanks for the visit. Please come again.

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thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

Very well said thumbi7. Concise and informative hub. Voted up!

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MazioCreate 5 years ago from Brisbane Queensland Australia

Thumbi7 you succintly wrapped up the essence of a welcoming speech. Thanks and a vote up from me too.

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Deborah Brooks 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Great HUB....Thank you for putting this together...I Vote up

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instantlyfamily 5 years ago

This is a very useful hub, thumbi7! I am voting Up!

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