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Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner

Cochrane, Alberta View map

About

Patrick Smiley is a wedding officiant based out of Cochrane, Alberta performing civil marriage ceremonies of any size from intimate elopements to large weddings. He encourages couples to personalize their ceremonies and will work with them to create a one of a kind ceremony.

Experience

Patrick Smiley uses his experience of 35 years as a wedding DJ and Master of Ceremonies to perform memorable marriage ceremonies and has performed over 1000 ceremonies to date.

Services offered

Patrick performs civil ceremonies, non-religious ceremonies, elopements and vow renewals.

Highlights

Wedding Types

Civil union, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

Officiant Services

Allow couple' own vows

Religious Affiliations

No denomination

Wedding Services Starting Price

$350

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$250

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    Amber C. Married on 18/06/2022
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    Exceptional - fun and heartfelt Officiant

    Patrick was such an amazing asset to our ceremony and wedding day as a whole. He made me and the crowd laugh, several times through the ceremony - which helped settle my nerves and lighten the mood. I sought out Patrick because I was looking for someone fun, carefree and self-sufficient; Patrick was exactly this. His love story questions created a perfect story to tell our guests and acted as our personalized vows as my now husband did not want to speak in front of the crowd. He arrived to the venue early and coordinated with the DJ and venue coordinator to arrange the sound system and get the lay of the land. I am SO grateful for all of his hard work and dedication and would HIGHLY recommend his services on your day ⭐️. Thanks again Patrick, you’re invited to party with us anytime!

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    You really had a beautiful day for your ceremony and the location is one of Canmore's best!

    When you said ditto when we got to your vows, it was hard to stop just laughing out loud. You were a wonderful bride and groom and it was such an honour to be a part of your wedding day!
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    Kelly D. Married on 18/09/2021
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    Heartfelt ceremony

    We contacted Patrick to be our marriage commissioner very last minute and he was quick to reply. The ceremony he prepared was perfectly heartfelt. We wrote our own vows and it was the best ceremony I could have asked for. Patrick even helped us fix the issues we has with registry office. He was also very punctual and arrived at our ceremony location on time. We would 100% recommend hiring him.

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Kelly, it was a pleasure to be a part of your special day in Banff and I hope you had a great time going to Peyto Lake for photos after the ceremony.
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    Caitlyn M. Married on 03/09/2021
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    Fabulous and heart felt ceremony!

    Patrick did an amazing job with our wedding ceremony. From the Love Story questions we answered during our initial booking, Patrick was able to create a heart felt, genuine ceremony with some added humor (which was great, and exactly what we were looking for!). We received a ton of compliments about Patrick, with most of our guests saying he was the best officiant they had witnessed in a very long time. I highly recommend using Patrick as your officiant, I can guarantee you will not be disappointed!

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Caitlyn, Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to be a part of your ceremony and I hope your entire wedding day was a wonderful experience.
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    Monique S. Married on 14/11/2020
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    So thankful and a delight

    Patrick was always willing to answer any and all questions and was always accommodating. We loved that he offered customizable additional ceremony add ons like our hand fasting to really make our service unique and us! Would recommend Patrick to any couple!

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Hi Monique,
    Congratulations once again. It was a pleasure to be a part of your day. A personalized ceremony does make it uniquely yours.
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    Taylor Married on 03/10/2020
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    Amazing Job!

    Patrick did an outstanding job officiating our wedding. He had so many ideas and resources for vows, ceremony rituals, poems, etc etc. He also asked us lots of questions and was able to come up with a beautiful write up to share during the ceremony about our story. Highly recommend hiring Patrick for your wedding!!

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Congratulations once again Taylor, it was a pleasure to be a part of your wedding day at the Canmore Nordic Centre!
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    Megan B. Married on 26/09/2020
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    Wonderful Commissioner

    We booked Patrick Smiley for our outdoor wedding ceremony in Kananaskis. He was very friendly, professional and flexible to our needs. He seriously did such a wonderful job, I am still amazed with how beautiful his words were. We couldn't have been happier! I would highly recommend him for a wedding!

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Hi Megan and Ben, It was a pleasure to be a part of your day. Viewpoint #2 at Kananaskis Village is a great location for a wedding!
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    Sarah Married on 18/01/2020
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    Couldn't ask for more!

    We got married outside in January and Patrick was game to officiate! He was flexible in letting us customize our ceremony and write our own vows and took the time to ask us questions that would allow him to personalize our ceremony with stories. He also gave us a keepsake book of our ceremony and vows that will be so great to look back on.

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Hi Sarah,
    It was a pleasure to be a part of your day even if it was a bit chillier than the forecast. Everyone certainly had a spectacular view for the ceremony and it seemed warmer just seeing the heaters even if we couldn't quite feel them at the front.
    The live music also added to the experience.
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    Wendy P. Married on 29/12/2019
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    Absoloutely amazing

    Patrick was a joy to work with. He made our day so special with his special words. Would recommend him to anyone wishing to marry in Banff Canada.

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Congratulations once again on your marriage! It was a pleasure to be a part of your day and I hope you enjoyed your time in Canada!
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    Nicole P. Married on 26/05/2019
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    Amazing Commissioner

    Patrick did an amazing job on our wedding.
    He performed the perfect personalized ceremony for our special day.
    He was professional, friendly, accommodating and responded in a timely manner.
    He answered all our questions & embraced some of our own additions.
    We were able to include our parents in the ceremony which they really appreciated.
    We couldn't have picked a better officiant ! We are so happy we decided to have Patrick perform our marriage.

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Congratulations again and it was an honour to be part of your special day. From the Candle Lighting In Memory to your choice of readings and the hand-fasting ceremony, I am sure that your wedding day will be something you and your guests will fondly remember for years to come.
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    Adele S. Married on 20/05/2019
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    Very easy experience

    Patrick was very helpful as our Officiant and made it so easy on us. All of my family has been married in the Church before so this was my first experience with an Officiant rather than a Priest. He was so accommodating and lovely to talk to. He offered for us to include our family and friends so that we could have religious readings if we wanted and was very open to modifying the ceremony to what suited us. We did not get to have Patrick with us for our rehearsal but he provided us with a very handy Rehearsal Guide. You would never have known he wasn’t at the rehearsal as the wedding day went so so smoothly. Thank you Patrick!

    Patrick Smiley - Marriage Commissioner's reply:

    Thank you for your review Adele. It was a pleasure to be a part of your special day.
    For those that wish to personalize their marriage ceremony, I believe that each ceremony should reflect the couple and their families and have personal touches that make it uniquely theirs. Yours were subtle and meaningful and I hope gave a warm feeling to all of your guests.

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