Steeped in history and set in beautiful grounds Hertford Castle is the perfect venue for a Baby Naming Ceremony. A naming ceremony is a wonderful alternative to a religious service giving family and friends the opportunity to come together and celebrate the new arrival regardless of their religious persuasion.
Naming ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular and whilst there are organisations, including the British Humanist Association (BHA), which can help arrange them parents can choose to go it alone if they wish. The BHA can provide a trained “celebrant” to lead the ceremony but there is no requirement to do so. During the ceremony the parents state their love and commitment to their child and declare their hopes for the future. Godparents are replaced by “supporting adults” or “mentors” who state that they will be there for the child as he or she grows up. Readings and music can all make up part of the celebration.
For those who prefer a more traditional religious naming ceremony such as a Christening then Hertford Castle can be hired for the reception and is ideally situated within walking distance of many of the town’s churches.
Whichever option you prefer we promise you will be delighted with everything Hertford Castle has to offer. With its picturesque setting on the banks of the River Lea the venue is a photographer’s delight boasting ancient castle walls and beautiful flower gardens.
As with our wedding packages Hertford castle offers fantastic value for money. We are happy for you to provide your own catering – be it a takeaway delivery, finger buffet or fine dining (which can be prepared in our kitchen at no extra cost). Alternatively we can provide refreshments or details of recommended caterers. Wetting the baby’s head need not cost a fortune either – for a flat fee of £150 corkage we are happy for you to provide all your own alcohol.
The ceremony or reception is held in our beautiful Devonshire Suite (which comprises two function rooms and the conservatory) and costs just £150 an hour to hire. The Hertfordshire registrar’s fee for the naming ceremony is approximately £500 depending on the day and time. To find out more or arrange a visit call us today on 01992 552 885 or email us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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