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Ceremonies in East Sussex

Naming & Welcoming Ceremonies

The perfect alternative to a christening or baptism.

These ceremonies are the perfect celebration for children of any age. Whether celebrating the birth of your new arrival, or welcoming step or adoptive children into your family, they provide the perfect opportunity to:

  • Celebrate the lives of your children
  • Confirm your love, support and commitment to them
  • Pledge promises
  • Name specially chosen people as their guiding adults

A wonderful opportunity for friends and family to come together, as your Celebrant guides you through a unique ceremony created especially for you.

Where can we hold the ceremony?

£350 any time, any place, anywhere*!

Your ceremony can take place anywhere* in East Sussex, including the ceremony rooms at our Register Offices in Crowborough, Eastbourne, Hastings and Lewes, on the beach, in the woods, in your garden or perhaps you have a favourite venue that will provide the perfect location for your ceremony.

(Please note, to hold your ceremony at any venue other than a Register Office, hire will need to be arranged with the venue directly. There may be a charge to hire your chosen venue)

*Subject to as satisfactory risk assessment and evidence of Public Liability Insurance. Excludes religious premises.

What happens during the ceremony?

Our dedicated Celebrants will work with you to ensure your ceremony is personal, meaningful and memorable. Each child and their family is individual and so is each ceremony.

You may wish to include:

  • Readings
  • Music
  • Poems
  • Hymns or prayers
  • Pledge promises to your children
  • Name specially chosen people, as their guiding adults
  • Present a gift
  • or anything else you can think of

The great thing about these ceremonies is that you can include anything you like and our friendly and dedicated team will work with you to create the perfect ceremony.

At the end of the ceremony you will be presented with a commemorative certificate for you to keep as a memento of the day.

Contact us now to book your celebration:

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