Celebratory ceremonies

Celebratory ceremonies can take place at Spring Hall Ceremony Suite.

They may also take place in any venue in Calderdale that has public liability and fire insurance. However, due to the personal nature of the ceremonies, it is not appropriate to hold them in an area open to the public.

Details of the fees for celebratory ceremonies can be found at Fees .

Naming ceremonies

A naming ceremony is a special way of celebrating a child's birth. It also announces names and welcomes the new arrival into the family. It is a service without any religious content.

Families can choose guiding adults to pledge a unique relationship with the child and make their own promises to be as good a parent as possible.

Grandparents and other special relatives can also take part.

Families can personalise the ceremony by selecting poems and readings.

Renewal of vows ceremonies

These ceremonies are intended for people who are already legally married to each other, or who have had a civil partnership ceremony. Renewal of vows ceremonies are often appropriate if the first ceremony was very small, or took place abroad, and the couple now wish to celebrate with a wider circle of friends. They are an ideal way to celebrate a special anniversary or re-affirm a couples bond after they have gone through a difficult period together.

Ceremonies can be personalised to include special poems and readings. There is also the option to re-dedicate wedding rings or to give new rings.

If you are interested in holding a celebratory ceremony please contact the Register Office.