Celebratory ceremonies

These can take place at Spring Hall ceremony suite or any Calderdale venue that has public liability and fire insurance.

Due to their personal nature, it is not fitting to hold them in an area open to the public. For details of the cost, please see: Fees .

Naming ceremonies

A Naming Ceremony is a special way of celebrating the birth of your child and welcoming the new arrival into the family and the wider community.  It is also ideally suited to welcome and celebrate an adoptive child, or to embrace stepchildren into a new family.

Families can choose guiding adults to pledge a unique relationship with the child.  They can make their own promises to be as good a parent as possible and grandparents and other special friends/relatives can also take part.  The ceremony can be personalised with poems and readings.

The celebrant provided by the Council will be someone already experienced in the delivery of personalised and meaningful ceremonies.

For more information and resources, see:

Renewal of vows ceremonies

These are for people who are already legally married to each other, or who have had a civil partnership ceremony.

They are appropriate if the first ceremony was very small, or took place abroad. The couple may now want to celebrate with a wider circle of friends.

They are an ideal way to celebrate a special anniversary. They can also be used to re-affirm a couples bond, after they have gone through a difficult period together.

Ceremonies can include special poems and readings to make them more personal. There is also the option to re-dedicate wedding rings or to give new rings.


For more details, or to book, contact: Calderdale Register Office .


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