Who You Are…

Our clients are from a diverse range of backgrounds who share a common desire to meet someone who could become their 'special someone'. We cater for successful, forward thinking and discerning clients who often appreciate the finer things in life, but also appreciate that the finer things are seldom ‘things’.
They may feel that sharing a bag of chips while sitting on a harbour wall brings more pleasure than an expensive gift, and may feel as comfortable in walking boots as dancing shoes - provided that the company is blissfully compatible. They often wish to keep their search for a partner private and are often time poor. Sometimes their existing social circle is a little limited or a remnant of previous relationships.
Hailing from all walks of life, our members may feel that their circumstances, whether career, family or location, are a limiting factor as they seek the opportunity to mix and meet with others. We help them move ahead with confidence and purpose, bypassing many of the problems associated with online dating.


Who we are...


Matchmaking is all about people and relationships, and this is what gives Soirée Society its unique selling point. The team at Soirée Society combines professional experience, backed by training and certification, with a keen eye for the intangible that could create a spark between two people. We know from our own experience that people's preconceived ideas can hinder the search for a partner and are often based on bias and deep-seated mis-conceptions. Our personal interaction with our clients helps encourage them to be more open and receptive and has given us a proven track record in introducing compatible people. You can be assured that your investment is being managed in your best interests by highly professional and credible individuals.




Claire Hughes

Claire Hughes, CMgr FCMI – Founder, Soirée Society NI

Following a successful career in Banking, Claire started her own consultancy business in 2013, specialising in business mentoring, event management, customer care and work life balance training.

The idea of organising events exclusively for unattached people came about after a conversation with a single friend who was in her mid-thirties and who described how difficult it is to meet an eligible partner.

This sparked the idea of an alternative to online dating sites and following extensive research the ‘Refreshingly Different’ Soirée Society NI was born.

The business has grown significantly with a large data base of clients throughout N.Ireland.

Since working closely with her clients and listening to their requirements, Claire has further developed the business, where the core business is now a bespoke personal introduction and Matchmaking Service.

Her years in business and in a happy marriage have given her tremendous insights into human relationships. She uses these, together with her empathetic and motivational interviewing skills, to gain a clear understanding of her clients’ needs.

Soirée Society recently won the' Best Upcoming Matchmaker Agency of the Year' at the UK Dating awards in London.

Commenting on Claire's success at the awards, Caroline Brealey, Head Judge said:

"I'm delighted that Claire's hard work and success has been recognised by the UK Dating Awards.

Claire has worked tirelessly to create Soirée Society which has been hugely successful in bringing people together. There are few people who have a genuine knack for personal matchmaking and Claire is one of them - she has an eye for a great match and the determination to help her clients find 'the one'."

Caroline concluded: "Claire is flying the flag for Northern Ireland in the dating industry and long may it continue."




We are the only Matchmakers in Ireland to have received certification from the Matchmaker Academy and are members of the Dating Industry Professionals Network (DIPN).



We are also the only Matchmaking Company with its head office in N.Ireland, to have been approved by the ABIA – the Association of British Introduction Agencies.  The Association was set up to monitor and regulate the standards of service offered by introduction agencies. It has a code of practice to which all members must conform. 



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