A Registrar-lead celebratory ceremony can provide you with the
opportunity to mark an important event with your family
and friends. Our Registrars can offer advice and suggestions
as to what could happen on the day and as the ceremony has no
legal status they can be personalised.
Baby Naming Ceremonies
The Baby Naming Ceremony provides parents, family and friends
with an opportunity to welcome a child into the world, to make
commitments of love and support, recognise responsibilities and
share hopes and dreams for the future. As it carries no legal
status, each naming ceremony may be personalised and tailored to
individual circumstances. Reading or poetry may be included
along with music and perhaps gifts for the child
Renewal of Vows
A Renewal of vows ceremony provides couples with a unique
opportunity to recognise and celebrate their relationship.
Any married couple, regardless of how long they have been married,
may choose to renew their vows. Typically a renewal of vows
ceremony will include vows and re-dedication or giving of new
rings. As the ceremony has no legal status it can be
personalised ensuring that it is unique and meaningful for each
A Civil Funeral provides for a range of choices about the
content and style of the ceremony creating a personal tribute and a
celebration of life. The Ceremony is appropriate for either a
cremation or burial at any non-religious burial ground. The
person conducting the Ceremony is a trained professional Civil
Funeral Celebrant who will offer help and advice on all the options
available ensuring the ceremony reflects the wishes of the deceased
and their family.
Civil Partnership Conversion
The conversion process is administrative in nature and does not
require a ceremony, guests or witnesses however celebratory
ceremonies are available at an additional cost. Any
couple, regardless of how long they have been in a Civil
Partnership may choose to celebrate their conversion. A celebratory
ceremony can provide you with a unique opportunity to
recognise and celebrate your relationship and typically
will include vows and re-dedication or giving of new rings.
As the ceremony has no legal status it can be personalised ensuring
that it is unique and meaningful for each couple.
You can choose to have your ceremony at the Old Town Hall or at an approved venue.
Please call to speak to a registrar on 01234 718 028 or e-mail
for more information.
The fees for Celebratory Services, with effect from 1
February 2017 are as follows:
Venue (eg hotel)
Council Chamber at Old Town
|Monday - Friday