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Officiant in Washington, District Of Columbia,
(202) 904-1096
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    Sarah

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  • I was married last weekend (10/14/17) at my family home in Annapolis, MD and it was the most magical day - largely in part to the lovely Clare Palace! We had a longer engagement (18 months) and one of the very first vendors we booked was our officiant as I wanted to have plenty of time for her to get to know us as a couple and write a very personal ceremony. Ironically, we did not originally pick Clare but found her by happy accident when our first officiant had a family emergency 3 months before the wedding and had to cancel. Luckily, she put us in touch with Clare who was phenomenal. Clare was so responsive in immediately pulling all our original questionnaires into a beautiful first draft, turned around a second draft very quickly, and had great ideas for how to organize the family and bridal party processional. She ran a very efficient rehearsal, and her "performance" on the actual wedding day was A++. Clare has a very bubbly personality and a charming British accent. T... Read more

    Michelle

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  • Clare Palace did a wonderful job officiating our wedding a few weeks ago! We found Clare online and she responded to our inquiry within a few hours. We had a lovely conversation so she could get to know us and we could get to know her and feel comfortable with her. Clare ensured we stuck to a timeline for our vows and ceremony script. We chose the package where she provided a few template script verses, and we chose which ones we wanted and added in our own if we liked. Clare was very flexible and worked through a few drafts to ensure the script was perfect. On the day of the ceremony, she arrived early and was so pleasant and professional. She officiated without a hitch! Her delivery was professional, yet also soft and personable. Everyone loved her! I highly recommend Clare - she is the real deal!

    Jacqueline

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  • Clare was a delight to work with, from beginning to end. She worked closely with my partner and me to understand our vision for the ceremony. Our friends and family are a very diverse group from all over the world, and Clare made sure that her beautiful ceremony reflected this diversity and ambraced all. Many of our guests told us that it was the most moving, personal wedding ceremony they had seen, and I completely agree! Cannot recommend her heartily enough.

    David

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  • We contacted 4 officiants registered in DC before we talked with Clare. Clare was very pleasant to work with and provided creative ideas and guidance along the way. She will work with you to give you the ceremony you want. She provided scripts of the ceremony and allowed us to change whatever parts we wanted to customize. She has a wonderful demeanor and adapted to the fast changing environment at our wedding. It was an outdoor ceremony and the rain was threatening. Clare was calm and collected as we decided whether to move inside or stay with an outdoor ceremony. She kept the ceremony organized and everything went smoothly. Her organization is her strongest trait, She politely reminded us to keep on track for approving the ceremony scripts as we fell behind when we were planning other aspects of the wedding. That is on top of her wonderful British accent which added so much charm to the ceremony. We highly recommend her.

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    Thank you so much David and Rebecca, the pleasure was mine, what a lovely wedding at the Cosmo Club.

    Alexandra

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  • Clare was a pleasure to work with. She helped us personalize our ceremony while keeping the experience stress free. 5 Stars!!!

    Emma

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  • Due to my partner's military service, we needed to do the legal end of our marriage several months in advance of our actual wedding ceremony, so we hired Clare as our legal officiant to complete all of the necessary paperwork and met her at a coffee shop on The Hill to do the deed. Clare was extremely helpful, flexible, and so friendly- she was a delight to work with and made the process practically painless. After completing the paperwork, she submitted it to the courthouse and got several extra certified copies for us, which ended up being a huge help in the end. We only spent about twenty minutes with her, but I can tell she loves what she does and cares very deeply about creating the wedding experience her couples deserve and want. She is extremely pleasant, well-spoken, and kind, so I'm sure she would do a lovely job of officiating a full-ceremony including readings, reflections, and vows. Highly recommended.

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    Always happy to help my military couples!

    Christina

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  • Working with Clare is a dream. We planned our entire wedding in a month and Clare was ready for it. She was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the whole process. Our ceremony was amazing--so heartfelt and personal. We are so incredibly happy to have chosen her to officiate our wedding. We highly recommend her!

    User6932472

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  • Clare is professional, flexible, and such a pleasure to work with! I currently live in Oregon and my husband is in the military training on the east coast. I planned our elopement in DC from across the country and she made the whole experience easy and stress free. She was able to get our marriage license for us which took a lot of stress off our shoulders. She is very responsive and also took the time to video chat with me. The vows she put together for us were lovely and we are so glad we chose her.

    Kristen

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  • Clare was a fabulous officiant - my wife Tracy and I cannot recommend her strongly enough! We had a small, lovely wedding at the Old Stone House garden in Georgetown on a super-hot day. Tracy and I worked with Clare via Skype and email from New York (where we live) to chat and prepare our vows and ceremony. She had suggestions that helped us to start thinking about our vows and was open to our ideas for additions to the ceremony so that the process felt truly collaborative. Clare's good humor, professionalism and attentiveness made her a pleasure to work with, and we are so glad that we asked her to officiate!

    Chip

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  • Clare Palace was a wonderful part of our wedding ceremony. She is extremly professional, very well organized, and took care of all the marriage license details so we could focus on other things. Her lively spirit, and magical voice, made our day all the more special! I highly reccomend Clare!

    User6814153

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  • We booked Clare with less then two weeks until our wedding day and she was able to perform a fabulous ceremony. Our only advice is to be sure to give her and you more time to prepare!

    Kara

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  • Clare was a wonderful officiant. She was highly recommended to me by my wedding planner. I currently live in Florida and she made it very easy to work with her while I was here in Florida. My husband and I filled out a short questionnaire for her and she created a short story about us two that she included in the ceremony which we absolutely loved. Our family and friends all commented on the lovely ceremony she put together - I highly recommend her! Thank you again, Clare :)

    User4578810

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  • We hired Clare Palace to be the officiant at our daughter’s wedding at the St. Regis Washington, D.C. Clare had been highly recommended to our daughter by some friends for whom she had performed a wedding last year. My daughter and son-in-law loved working with Clare during the months leading up to their wedding. She provided them with a list of possible readings and assisted them with writing their vows. Clare helped them decide on a processional order and was very responsive to phone calls and emails. Clare’s professional, yet relaxed, demeanor made our daughter’s wedding ceremony stress-free and her easy elegance helped to make it an unforgettable event.

    User5534672

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  • Clare is a wonderful officiant. She was very easy to work with across the entire experience, and stayed in regular contact while also allowing us the space to plan things at our own pace. Her suggestions helped to make our simple ceremony meaningful and uncomplicated, and she was open to our own wishes while also being an active part of our planning. My husband and I were delighted in every way with Clare's services. She is truly a treasure to work with.

    Mary-Frances

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  • Clare was wonderful. My (now) husband and I wanted to keep things simple and she worked with us to create a simple but very special ceremony!
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