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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.

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.


They are held at the Register Office or several approved, suitable venues throughout Nottingham.

Booking a ceremony 

Please contact us between 9 am 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 maybe 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 an area where you want to hold your ceremony.

Where They Take Place

Ceremonies are held at the Nottingham Register Office or many 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

Contact Us

The Register Office
The Council House
Old Market Square

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm 


Tel: 01158415554

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