Naming ceremony

You can arrange a naming ceremony for a child of any age. If you're celebrating the birth of a new baby you can include the naming of an older sibling.

Ceremonies can be held at the Drakes Suite at Plymouth Register Office or an approved venue and can be formal or informal and include readings, poetry, music and people that are special to you.

Typical order of service:

  • Introduction and welcome
  • Readings or a speech by a special guest
  • Parents' promises
  • Guiding parents' promises
  • Signing of the certificate
  • Closing words

How to book

To book a naming ceremony call 01752 268331 or email regoff@plymouth.gov.uk.

Naming Ceremony Fees

Deposit (non-refundable) £30
Booking amendment fee (non-refundable) £10
Monday - Thursday (office hours) £290
Monday - Thursday (5pm - 8pm) £310
Monday - Thursday (8pm - midnight) £330
Friday and Saturday (office hours) £305
Friday and Saturday (5pm - 8pm) £325
Friday and Saturday (8pm - midnight) £345
Sunday or Bank Holiday (office hours) £385
Sunday or Bank Holiday (5pm - 8pm) £405
Sunday or Bank Holiday (8pm - midnight) £425

 

Deposit (non-refundable) £30
Booking amendment fee (non-refundable) £10
Monday - Thursday (office hours) £300
Monday - Thursday (5pm - 8pm) £320
Monday - Thursday (8pm - midnight) £340
Friday and Saturday (office hours) £315
Friday and Saturday (5pm - 8pm) £335
Friday and Saturday (8pm - midnight) £355
Sunday or Bank Holiday (office hours) £395
Sunday or Bank Holiday (5pm - 8pm) £415
Sunday or Bank Holiday (8pm - midnight) £435