Naming ceremonies and renewal of vows

Find out more about Naming Ceremonies and Renewal of Vows

Naming Ceremonies

We offer naming ceremonies as a non-religious alternative to baptisms for families celebrating the birth of a new baby.

It is a chance to gather together closest family and friends to:

  • Welcome a child into the family or wider community
  • Announce the names that are given, and maybe the reasons behind their choice
  • Make promises of commitment to the child
  • Choose other adults prepared to promise a special supportive relationship to the child

These ceremonies are also to celebrate or welcome adoptive children and step-children into a new, extended family or relationship.

Any parent can arrange a naming ceremony, whether married or not, with any spiritual or religious beliefs, or with none, or from any cultural background.

Where They Are Held 

They are held at the Register Office or at a number of approved, suitable venues throughout Nottingham.

How to Book

Please contact us between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. We can discuss your requirements and arrange an appointment if necessary.

Renewal of Vows

Nottingham Register Office offers couples the chance to renew their marriage vows in a civil ceremony.

What the Ceremony is

This ceremony is for any married couple wishing to celebrate renewing their marriage vows in a unique and personal ceremony. It may be associated with a special wedding anniversary, or may be a wish to celebrate a renewed commitment to each other.

Married Couples Taking Part

Any married couple, of any age and married for any length of time, can arrange a ceremony. You do not need to live in the area where you want to hold your ceremony.

Where They Take Place

Ceremonies are held at the Nottingham Register Office or at a number of suitable, approved venues throughout Nottingham.

How to book a Renewal of Vows

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Fees applicable for Naming Ceremonies and Renewal of Vows

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