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


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 1500 ceremonies to date.

Services offered

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


Patrick is appointed by Service Alberta to provide Marriage Commissioner services in Cochrane, Alberta and the immediate surrounding area. Availability is limited to this area and not generally available for ceremonies occuring in Canmore, Banff and beyond.

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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Civil union
Vow renewal
Ceremony rehearsal

What services do you provide?

Allow couple' own vows

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

What is the starting price for your wedding services?


Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

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99% Recommended by couples

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Kara S. Married on 17/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Experienced, Thoughtful and Polished!

Patrick was a pleasure to work with, and both sides of our family enjoyed our nondenominational ceremony very much, which is really saying something as most are not agnostic. Don't hesitate, just book! Cheers, Kara & Paul
Sophie A. Married on 16/12/2022
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Patrick was an amazing officiant! We loved all that he did for us and I鈥檇 recommend him to everyone and all
Amanda Y. Married on 28/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing officiant!

Patrick did a great job officiating our wedding! We received many compliments after the wedding about him. He was engaging, funny, and made us feel at ease. He incorporated many personal touches which we greatly appreciated. We felt like the ceremony was very personal for us and we are so glad we chose Patrick Smiley to be our officiant! I was nervous about the ceremony but he made us feel comfortable and at ease. Thank you so much Patrick!
Amber C. Married on 18/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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 猸愶笍. Thanks again Patrick, you鈥檙e invited to party with us anytime!
Kelly D. Married on 18/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Caitlyn M. Married on 03/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Courtney P. Married on 18/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Personalized and Heartfelt

Patrick was a pleasure to work with. He was friendly and prompt with communication, and punctual the day of our ceremony. He personalized our ceremony and it was even better than we could have imagined. Thank you Patrick for being a part of our day!
Monique S. Married on 14/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Taylor Married on 03/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!!
Laurel M. Married on 01/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Kind and helpful

We are so happy we chose Patrick! Everyone loved him and he made us feel comfortable and at ease. I highly recommend!
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264 Riviera Way T4C 0Z2 Cochrane (Alberta)

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