A naming ceremony is a non-religious way to celebrate the arrival of your child; ceremonies are for children of all ages.
Organising a naming ceremony
A naming ceremony is individual to the needs of your family and gives you a formal opportunity to:
- welcome an adopted child or stepchildren into your family
- celebrate the birth and welcome your child into the family and wider community
- announce the names that you have chosen
- make promises of commitment to nurture and support your child into adult life
- choose other adults prepared to promise a special supportive relationship to your child.
A specially written ceremony is available, which you can tailor to your needs.
You can present your child or children with a special gift to mark the occasion. A souvenir record will be presented at the end of the ceremony.
Naming Ceremony fees
We charge a non-refundable booking fee of £50 to book a naming ceremony date and time. We will take this fee from the full ceremony fee.
Hendon Town Hall
|Rooms available in Hendon Town Hall||Monday to Thursday before 4pm||Friday before 4pm||Saturday before 4pm||Sunday before 4pm||Monday to Friday after 4pm||Saturday after 4pm||Sunday after 4pm||
|Heritage Room (Up to 45 guests)||£165||£195||£280||£359||£360||£397||£497||£600|
|Committee Room 1 and 2 and the Chambers Room (Up to 100 guests)||£220||£249||£330||£420||£425||£522||£626||£600|
|Monday to Friday before 4pm||Saturday before 4pm||Sunday and Bank Holidays before 4pm||Monday to Friday after 4pm||Saturday after 4pm||Sunday after 4pm||Sunday and Bank Holidays after 4pm|
|External premises for Naming Ceremonies||£366||£400||£497||£447||£547||£657||£600|
Changes to your ceremony
If you change the date or time, we charge an administration fee of £20.
Cancelling or rescheduling your ceremony
You can cancel your ceremony and apply for a refund a month before your ceremony date. Your refund will be minus the £50 non-refundable secure booking fee.
If you cancel your ceremony, you will receive a refund minus the booking fee.
Book your naming ceremony
You don’t have to live in Barnet to arrange a naming ceremony with us. Your ceremony can take place at one of our approved premises or at any location - including your home or garden.
To book a naming ceremony please contact us at the Register Office.
Barnet Register office
Hendon Town Hall
Telephone: 020 8359 6400
Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm