A naming ceremony is one way in which parents can celebrate and welcome a child or children into the family, usually inviting relations and friends to share in the occasion.
The ceremony is an opportunity to announce the names which have been chosen for the child, but there is much more to the occasion than that. As a parent you will make promises of commitment to your child, which is a way of saying that you will try to be as good a parent as possible.
Adult friends or relatives, chosen by you, take part in the ceremony as 'supporting adults' who will pledge a special relationship with the child. There is a special option for grandparents to take part as well, if you choose.
After the celebrant introduces the ceremony, it is up to you to select the choices and decide what you would like the ceremony to contain. You will be creating a unique event that you and all your guests will remember.
Please telephone 0161 793 2500 to arrange an appointment to book the naming ceremony.
Naming ceremonies may take place at Salford register office and will be held in the ceremony room on the ground floor. This room holds approximately 60 guests and is decorated to a high standard with a contemporary design.
Alternatively, you may choose from one of our approved venues to hold your ceremony. You must check with the venue of your choice to ensure it is available for your chosen date before booking the ceremony with the celebrant at the register office.
The times for naming ceremonies are:
|Register office||Tuesday to Friday||10am, 10.40am, 11.20am, 2pm, 2.40pm, 3.20pm|
|Register office||Saturday||10am to 3pm|
|Approved venues||Monday to Friday||12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm|
|Approved venues||Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays||1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30pm|
The current fees for naming ceremonies are:
|Venue||Day||Fee (current)||Fee (from April 2020)|
|Ceremony room||Tuesday to Thursday||£150||£160|
|Approved venues||Monday to Thursday||£280||£280|
|Approved venues||Sundays and bank holidays||£410||£410|
|Additional children||All venues||£50 each|
This page was last updated on 13 January 2020