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Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser

1 Ballycasey Ave Shannon Co. Clare
Reviews (30) 5/5
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As all HAI celebrant’s are HSE registered Solemnisers, Pat can sign your legal paperwork on the day of your Humanist wedding. Pat looks forward to working with you to design a uniquely personal ceremony. Having been married in a Humanist ceremony himself some years back, Pat recognises the importance and value of personal input to such a major milestone in your life. 

Pat lives in Shannon Co Clare but is happy to travel to any part of the country to help you to create a truly memorable ceremony that reflects your values and beliefs. With over twenty years experience as a lecturer you can be assured your ceremony will be professionally delivered with warmth and sincerity. Pat is willing to travel to any county.

Pat is taking bookings for 2023 and beyond and is Fully Booked for 2022. You can check on his website to see if your date is available. Pat  provides an option of a free private Zoom feed of your ceremony with multiple cameras for all of his couples and also provide a free PA system for ceremony music if needed. As a Legal Humanist Celebrant Certified by the Humanist Association of Ireland and a Registered HSE Solemniser your Humanist Wedding Ceremony will be legal on the day.


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Reviews

5.0/5
30 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness4.9/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Sabrina & Liam
Added 13th Apr 2022
Wedding 23rd Mar 2022
We had the pleasure of having Pat officiate our wedding. Warm, Calm with some lovely extras added in such as the ceremony video he did a great job.
Sinéad
Added 8th Feb 2022
Wedding 5th Feb 2022
We recently had Pat help us celebrate our wedding and could not recommend him enough. He was professional, friendly and helpful. Pat guided us through everything and made us both always feel at ease. Nothing we asked of Pat was ever too much!! We really appreciated all of the effort he went to, including the live streaming and edited video after. All of our guests, (including some who had never attended a humanist ceremony before), could not stop complimenting Pat and the ceremony.
Mairead
Added 7th Jan 2022
Wedding 5th Jan 2022
Pat was amazing at helping us plan and performing the wedding ceremony. He allowed us to have complete flexibility with the ceremony and there was the amazing advantage that he will record or livestream the ceremony for you at no extra cost. He was also really organised and we got to use the handfasting ribbons from his own wedding so we didn’t have to get our own! We were worried about the weather in advance of the day and he had no problem with us potentially changing the time of the wedding at last minute to take advantage of any potential dry spells for photos - thankfully we didn’t need to do this!
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Hi Mairead and Kieran, Thanks for your lovely review. It was an amazing day at Dromoland Castle and I am delighted that everyone had such a good time. My Ribbons have a good bit of Mileage up on them since my own wedding over 200 of my couples have opted to use mine :-) Pat.
Caroline and Des
Added 21st Jan 2022
Wedding 16th Dec 2021
Pat was a pleasure to deal with from first chatting on zoom and then in person. We picked our wedding songs and reflection readings. He made us and our guests feel at ease. Ceremony was both enjoyable, intimate and professional. We would highly recommend Pat to solemise your wedding.
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Hi Caroline and Des, It was a pleasure to be part of your big day. Pat
Damien & Louise
Added 18th Jan 2022
Wedding 7th Dec 2021
For our wedding we had the joy of having Pat Clarke-Browne as our humanist celebrant. Rewind back to when we were trying to arrange everything & I felt a bit lost as it can be quite overwhelming when you start looking into booking everything that goes with a wedding. Pat from the 1st time we spoke was very down to earth, genuinely helpful, full of knowledge & just a nice person and was why we decided that he would be the perfect person for our wedding ceremony. Nothing was too much trouble. He was there in plenty of time & was set up before I even got there, He included all of our family in the ceremony which was so important to us and especially our 2 young girls who he made feel very much involved. It was a beautiful ceremony which was so relaxed and at times (at precisely the right times) very funny (“,) Our family said they have never heard or seen a ceremony like it before and thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony. It was just perfect & included everything that we wanted as part of our special day. We can’t thank you enough! Thank you for everything Pat (“,)
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Thanks Damien & Louise for such a lovely review. I really enjoyed your ceremony at City Hall and am so glad everyone had such a lovely day. My pleasure to have worked with you both to ensure it was exactly what you wanted. - Pat
Emily Alfred
Added 11th Nov 2021
Wedding 6th Nov 2021
Pat was fantastic. His jolly nature put us and our guests at ease during the service and his attention to detail in the run up to the big day resulted in a smooth and professional delivery. We’d definitely recommend Pat!
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Thanks Emily and Barry, really had fun at your ceremony and the personal touches you included made it perfect!
Cathy O Byrne
Added 11th Dec 2021
Wedding 20th Oct 2021
It is hard to fully put into words what having Pat Clarke Browne officiate at our wedding has meant to us. From the outset he was warm, friendly, genuine and so helpful. He has some great ideas and he adds the nicest little touches. He really does think of everything! Our ceremony was beautiful, so intimate and personal. Everyone remarked on how he is able to put everyone at ease. He is great fun to be around and we really appreciated his skills with technology- Pat looked after our music, live streamed our wedding for friends and family and sent us the most beautiful video that really captured the essence of the day. We would highly recommend Pat to any couple planning their wedding. He is absolutely outstanding at what he does! Thank you Pat!
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Thanks Cathy and Ken! - It makes my day when I get the new review email from Weddings Online :-) I am Delighted you had such a great experience on your big day! - Pat
Conor & Becky
Added 21st Sep 2021
Wedding 10th Sep 2021
Pat was a savour for our wedding,which we had to massively cut back on with covid to a smaller number and less of the frills. Pat was able to provide all of what we needed as a videographer photographer and celebrant we couldn’t believe our luck.. his patience and kindness on our wedding day gave us such relief and calm just what we needed. Such a pleasure to deal with with quick replies to any questions we might have,nothing was ever a problem! we couldn’t recommend pat enough it felt like he was part of the family that we knew him for years! What a gentleman. He was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! Can’t recommend him enough.
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Thanks you both for such nice words. It was a pleasure to be part of your day.- Pat
Carol & Shane
Added 29th Aug 2021
Wedding 29th Jul 2021
Where to start! Pat absolutely made our wedding day. He was so effortless to deal with in the run up to the wedding day itself. We met Pat via zoom in advance of the day to run through the ceremony and Pat gave us plenty of options for how our ceremony could be tailored to the way we would like it to be. On the wedding day itself he was an absolute professional while being bubbly, friendly and personable to us and all our guests. A good few guests actually told us how much they enjoyed the ceremony, it felt very personal, warm and light hearted which is exactly what we wanted. He is an amazing celebrant and goes above and beyond to make sure everything runs smoothly. Pat also gave us the option of setting up a Zoom service at no extra charge for those who couldn't be there and he provided a really lovely recording of the ceremony itself (again at no extra cost) for us to keep which we absolutely love having. Our day was made all the more special for Pat having married us and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a Humanist Celebrant. Thanks for everything Pat! Carol & Shane
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
It was a really fun day at Ashley Park House and I really enjoyed working with you both to get you the day you wanted and the ceremony you pictured. Its handy when your Celebrant is an Ex Wedding photographer and a bit of a Tech nerd! Enjoy Married life :-) Pat.
Carol and Barry
Added 4th Aug 2021
Wedding 11th Jul 2021
From the moment we met pat we knew we wanted him to marry us. He is professional, fun and he enjoys his job you can see that in his work. Due to covid we had to change our date and again pat was so helpful and it was stress free. The lead up to the wedding pat covers everything you mite need for your ceremony we wanted to include our children and this was so easy to do. Due to covid our numbers were down and we weren't aloud live music, but pat offered to live stream or record our ceremony and he did our playlist for us so we didn't even have have to worry about music. This just shows you pat will go the extra mile for you to make your day special and stress free. We are so grateful to pat for making our day so special and fun. Booking pat was honestly the best thing we did.
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Carol and Barry Thanks so much for your lovely words Glad you finally got to have the day you wanted after rescheduling and it was a pleasure to be able to include those who couldn't be there on the day. - Pat
Ray and Patrice
Added 27th Jul 2021
Wedding 9th Jul 2021
Dealing with Pat took away any added stresses about the big day as everything was put at ease as soon as soon as you talk to him. Provided great level of comfort about how exactly the ceremony would go and also with Covid restrictions and no live music allowed he stepped in seamlessly managing the playlist for the ceremony. He provides plenty of great ideas for different options to make your day a little more unique and his delivery of the ceremony itself was perfect and we had great feedback from our guests. The added perk of the video of the ceremony which he did for free with 3 cams set up around the room and then edited together was also really special and generous!
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
My absolute pleasure to work with such a great couple. Im delighted you liked the video as well. I added that option as during COVID as many couples were forced to reduce their Wedding options. Thanks again :-) Pat.
Joan & Ray Keogh
Added 21st Jul 2021
Wedding 11th Jun 2021
So glad we choose Pat as our celebrant/solemniser. We would definitely recommend him. He is very personable and professional. All our guests commented on how good he was. He allowed us to make our ceremony as personal as we liked, including a fire ceremony. He also provided a Zoom service for those who couldn't be here and saved it as a video for us to keep which was a lovely gesture as he didn't charge extra for it. Plus because he is a solemniser he can legally marry you wherever you like which is also a bonus.
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Thanks Joan & Ray, It was a pleasure to help you both celebrate your day. The weather was amazing and made things even nicer.
Aisling
Added 10th May 2021
Wedding 29th May 2021
Pat was so wonderful in both the lead up to the day and the day itself. Looked after so much on the day including our music and streamed our ceremony for those who couldn’t attend which so many were very grateful for! Always at the other end of the phone if needs be too whenever I had a question or query! Very grateful for Pats ribbons for hand fasting also as a guest left ours in the car and we didn’t realise until they were needed! On the ball with everything and it all ran so smoothly! Couldn’t recommend Pat enough!
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Thanks Aisling it was a pleasure working with you and Keith :-)
Carol Mckenna
Added 26th Apr 2021
Wedding 23rd Apr 2021
Pat just made our wedding day , he is an amazing celebrant . So bubbly and friendly . He put everyone at ease . He was even helping me with the train on my dress. He just goes so above and beyond . However it doesn’t go unnoticed , everyone we met who knows Pat was telling us what a fantastic person he is . 5 stars isn’t even enough stars to really represent how good he is at his role.
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Carol & Ciaran I am blown away I just came home from another Wedding to find your awesome Hamper from Sheridans. Whoo there will be Deluxe Cheese Toasties in the house tonight it even came with fancy mustard! Thanks so much it was a pleasure to work with you both and I am delighted your day went as you wanted. Cheesy thanks again!! :-)
Carol Mckenna
Added 26th Apr 2021
Wedding 23rd Apr 2021
Pat was the celebrant at our wedding and we were blown away with how at ease he made everyone feel , he’s so kind and has a sparkling personality that really shines through in the ceremony . 5 stars isn’t even enough to evaluate how amazing Pat is at his role .
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Hi Carol, thanks so much for your kind words I hope you and Ciaran are enjoying married life. It was a pleasure helping you celebrate your day.
Aoife and Clive
Added 19th Feb 2021
Wedding 6th Feb 2021
Pat was a fantastic celebrant for our wedding ceremony. Despite the stress of the pandemic, he remained calm and upbeat throughout. He was very helpful and always at the end of the phone or an email if we needed anything or wanted advice. He also provided a recording and streaming service as we could only have 6 guests to the ceremony; and this way, we were able to share our day with family and friends around the world. All our virtual guests commented on how professional the streaming was and how nice it was that they could be a part of the day. We would highly recommend Pat as a celebrant for anyone who is getting married and wants a Humanist ceremony.
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Thanks Aoife and Clive. It was a lovely day at Kilkea Castle, I am delighted the live streaming worked out and more people could see your big day. Pat.
F. Campbell
Added 7th Jan 2021
Wedding 29th Dec 2020
Excellent service. Made everybody feel at ease.
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Delighted you enjoyed the day.
Aly Ni Eabhroid.
Added 7th Jan 2021
Wedding 29th Dec 2020
What a lovely lovely man, never stopped smiling.. was witty and yet sincere... beautiful ceremony from start to finish.
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Thanks Aly Im glad you all had such a nice day. Pat.
Colin Kenny
Added 7th Jan 2021
Wedding 29th Dec 2020
Absolutely incredible effort by Pat. Wonderful celebrant for my sister. So very approachable, friendly and professional. With covid ongoing, he nonetheless smoothly conducted the ceremony, had video set up, played the music and took photos! Incredible
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Thanks Colin so glad you all had a great day, you were a nice bunch to deal with even if you did get a bit frozen! Pat.
Michelle DeCleir
Added 7th Jan 2021
Wedding 29th Dec 2020
Pat was very professional but also added some humour and a calming presence to the occasion... which many a groom might need????. Highly recommend him
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Thanks for your lovely comments :-) I do try to keep thinks light and fun to help with nerves on the day. Pat.
Nigel
Added 7th Jan 2021
Wedding 29th Dec 2020
I couldnt recommend Pat clarke - browne highly enough ! Friendly , professional and accommodating .
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Thanks Nigel, I am delighted you and Louise enjoyed your big day :-) Pat.
Louise Corcoran
Added 7th Jan 2021
Wedding 29th Dec 2020
Pat was wonderful! Helpful,kind, thoughtful, great sense of humour and always came back to us so fast if we had any questions. He really made the day extra extra special not only with the beautiful ceremony but with photos,a video recording of the ceremony and music too - all so personal for us!! We couldn't recommend him highly enough. Thanks again Pat for helping us create such a memorable day.
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Thanks Louise I hope you and Nigle enjoyed your day! it was a pleasure to use my "other skill set" for you with the current and ongoing issues with numbers at weddings. Pat.
Anna Buckly Hennessy
Added 8th Jan 2021
Wedding 28th Dec 2020
Pat thank you so much for the recording. We went back to work on Sunday and it was a horrible cold,hard smack back to reality, watching your video on Monday night was the highlight of our week and brought all of the magic back to us. The day was surreal and I felt a little overwhelmed, there were loads of details that went over my head,so watching the ceremony back was epic, as I could relive the day again and actually take everything in properly. Thank you for swooping in last minute and saving our day...helping to make it special and officially making us Mrs and Mr. We cant thank or recommend you highly enough. All the best, A&A
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Thanks Anna and Aaron. I am so happy to offer couples the option of looking back on their ceremony afterwards I know its not the full Wedding video experience but it lets you see some of the things you may have missed on the day or to pass on to those who could not be there. It was a lovely Christmassy wedding at the Maryborough. Pat
Aisling O
Added 16th Nov 2020
Wedding 6th Nov 2020
We had our wedding day on 6 November 2020. To say this has been a stressful year of wedding planning would be an understatement. We made so many changes over the months leading up to the wedding it was nerve wracking. However, the one aspect that neither of us had any doubts about from day 1 was having Pat as our Celebrant. From the very first zoom meeting right up until our day, Pat was there for us in more ways than we could have ever expected. Further, when it came to the wedding day, everyone said it was genuinely one of the nicest ceremonies they have ever been at and they truly loved how much it was all about love.  Everyone had amazing things to say about Pat. They said he was warm and welcoming and that he really made everyone feel at ease (which is especially amazing given the year we've all had). They loved the atmosphere that Pat created from start to finish and we did too.  Coming from a traditional Catholic background, we had never been to a humanist ceremony before our own and so we weren't 100% sure what to expect, but Pat made it easy for us to enjoy every little moment. For that we cannot thank him enough. Pat was also beyond kind enough to Zoom our wedding to many of our family and friends who could not make it in person. It was incredibly thoughtful of Pat and I know that it meant the world to those who could still share the day with us in some way because of Pat's innovation. We can honestly say that our Wedding day was all the more special for Pat having married us and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a Humanist Celebrant. Aisling & Philip.
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Hi Aisling and Philip, It was a pleasure to work with you helping to make your day as special as it should be. I am delighted that those who could not make it also got to enjoy your day with you. It's a special bonus to be able to use your other skills to help couples and my years as a Wedding Photographer and working in video allows me to help in these trying circumstances. It's so rewarding to hear back from couples like yourself and makes the whole thing even more worthwile. Pat.
Siobhan & Dom
Added 14th Nov 2020
Wedding 28th Sep 2019
We loved Pat. He was able to create the perfect environment for our ceremony. We had lots of happy tears and laughter throughout. Wend highly recommend him to anyone hoping to have a humanist ceremony.
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
It was a really fun day, Im glad you both had such a great time and I was delighted to be there to help. Pat.
Michelle
Added 14th Nov 2020
Wedding 29th Jul 2019
We were lucky enough to have Pat as our celebrant for our wedding in Dingle, and was a dream to work with. He guided us through all aspects of the planning, from the legal side right down to the wording and order of the ceremony. He helped us to build a ceremony that reflected our values and was wonderfully personal. Highly recommended!
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Hi Michelle & Dom, Thanks for your kind words one of the bonuses in this job is getting to go to great locations like yours and be part of a couples big day. Thanks again. Pat.
Philip and Jenny
Added 13th Nov 2020
Wedding 4th May 2019
Pat was our wedding celebrant in May last year. We were living abroad, so we had to make all the arrangements by phone and email, but Pat was always ready to go the extra mile to make sure everything was just right. Pat’s character and personality are just perfect for the big day. He conducted the ceremony with wit, humour and the utmost respect for us, our family, friends and our values. If you prefer a humanist or non religious wedding, or you cannot for any reason choose a church wedding then I would recommend Pat Clarke Browne 1000 times
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Thanks so much for your kind words it was my pleasure to help you have your special day the way you wanted. Pat.
Lisa K
Added 14th Nov 2020
Wedding 28th Feb 2019
We were so happy with the service that Pat provided, not just on the day its self but in sorting out the music and showing us how the day would run. He was a very calming influence and very warm and friendly through the ceremony. Would love to be doing it again and would definitely still have to have Pat with us.
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Thanks Lisa & Colin! I'm glad you have such fond memories of your big day! Pat.
Katrina & Liam
Added 14th Nov 2020
Wedding 28th Jul 2018
We cannot recommend Pat enough. He made our ceremony so personal and heartfelt. We couldn't have been happier with who we chose to initiate our marriage. Thank you Pat
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Hi Katrina and Liam, great to hear from you and I hope Married Life is treating you well. It really was a lovely day and I was honoured to be a part of it with you. Pat.
Susan O Callaghan
Added 17th Nov 2020
Wedding 1st Jul 2017
Pat was an extremely professional and kind Celebrant. We wanted to add other elements to our wedding and Pat was very understanding and considerate of our vision. Highly recommend him for your big day!
Response from Pat Clarke-Browne Humanist Celebrant and Solemniser
Thanks Susan you and Eddie were among my first Weddings, it was my pleasure to help make your day special. Pat
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