Naming ceremonies

Naming ceremonies are not only for young babies, but may also be a celebration for older, adoptive and stepchildren, welcoming them into a new relationship with their new family unit and community.

The ceremonies provide a dignified and formal event to:

  • welcome the child into the family and community;
  • publicly announce their names, perhaps giving the reasons behind the choice;
  • as parents make personal commitments to each other (as well to the child);
  • choose adult friends and/or relatives to take part in the ceremony as “encouraging adults” who pledge a special relationship with the child.

Where can I have a naming ceremony?

A naming ceremony can be arranged at any of our registration offices or approved venues in the county and one of our experienced ceremony celebrants will conduct the ceremony.

What day can they be held on?

Naming ceremonies can be held on any day except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Can I have readings, poems and music for the ceremony?

Yes, there are a range of options for readings, poems and music to choose from for the ceremony.

How much will it cost?

Fees


1st April 2017 – 31st March 2018

DayRegistration office ceremony rooms
Monday to Thursday£185
Friday£200
Friday and Saturday afternoon (12.00 onwards)£250
Sunday£270
Bank holidays£300
Special day New Years Eve 2017£300

 

DayApproved Premises
Monday to Thursday£420
Friday£450
Saturday£470
Sunday£490
Bank holidays£495
Special day New Years Eve 2017£495

A non-refundable deposit of £100 is payable at the time of booking one of our ceremony rooms, or £120 when booking an approved venue. Balance of fees are due 12 weeks before the ceremony date. The amount payable will be the fee applicable on the day of your ceremony.


1st April 2018 – 31st March 2019

DayRegistration office ceremony rooms
Monday to Thursday£190
Friday£275
Saturday£275
Sunday£300
Bank holidays£325
Special days 24th, 27th, 31st December£325

 

DayApproved Premises
Monday to Thursday£420
Friday£460
Saturday£480
Sunday & Bank Holidays£500
Special days 24th, 27th, 31st December£500

A non-refundable deposit of £100 is payable at the time of booking one of our ceremony rooms, or £120 when booking an approved venue. Balance of fees are due 12 weeks before the ceremony date. The amount payable will be the fee applicable on the day of your ceremony.

Please refer to our Warwickshire Registration Service Terms and conditions in the documents and downloads section to the right of the page.


1st April 2019 – 31st March 2020

DayRegistration office ceremony rooms
Monday to Thursday£220
Friday£300
Saturday£300
Sunday£325
Bank holidays£350
Special days

24th December, 27th December, 31st December

£350

 

DayApproved Premises
Monday to Thursday£450
Friday£490
Saturday£510
Sunday£530
Bank holidays£550
Special days

24th December, 27th December, 31st December

£550

A non-refundable deposit of £100 is payable at the time of booking one of our ceremony rooms, or £120 when booking an approved venue. Balance of fees are due 12 weeks before the ceremony date. The amount payable will be the fee applicable on the day of your ceremony.

Please refer to our Warwickshire Registration Service Terms and conditions in the documents and downloads section to the right of the page.


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