Naming ceremonies

Welcome a new child into the family and share the special moment with family and friends

A truly memorable family experience

A naming ceremony is a way of welcoming a child, or children, into your family. It is an alternative to a religious celebration. You can create your own unique event that you, your family, and all your guests will remember. During the ceremony you will state your commitment to care for and love the child, or children, as their parent and guardian.

Your ceremony

Who can have a ceremony

A naming ceremony is not just for babies, children of any age can have a naming ceremony and any number of children can take part. The parent, a person with parental responsibility or the legal guardian of a child or children can organise a ceremony. While you may wish to include your older children in the ceremony.

Choosing a venue

You can hold your naming ceremony at licensed venue, such as a hotel, barn or stately home, a registration office or a private venue. If you choose a private venue remember to make sure your chosen venue can accommodate the number of people you want to invite and is in the East Riding.


You can personalise your naming ceremony by choosing what’s to be included, such as personalised promises, reading of any poems and integrating your favourite songs.
The ceremony delivered by our registrars can have input from up to 6 different family members or friends (known as supporting adults). Our trained staff will work closely with you to discuss the options that are available to you.


A commemorative certificate is signed during the ceremony for you to take home and remember this special day. You can also purchase additional certificates, which can contain elements of the ceremony such as the supporting adults' promises and the grandparents' promises.

Our pricing

The cost of the ceremony depends on the date and location you have chosen.

Mon - Thur £170 Book
Friday £235 Book
Saturday £290 Book
Sunday/Bank Holiday £375 Book


Mon - Thur £265 Book
Friday £285 Book
Saturday £375 Book
Sunday/Bank Holidays £375 Book


How to book

Please book a minimum of 8 weeks in advance to give us time to plan your perfect ceremony.

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Deposit, changes and cancellations

You can discuss your ceremony requirements with us before you commit to a formal booking. When you decide to book with us, we require a £55 deposit for a registration office booking or £150 deposit for an authorised venue. This can be taken over the phone.

Please note that an additional fee applies for a ceremony in a private venue.

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