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Arranging a naming ceremony


Where can we hold a naming ceremony?

There are a number of premises to choose from in East Riding of Yorkshire, these
range from council buildings, to hotels and stately homes.

List of premises approved by the council
Premise name
Address Telephone Expiry date of licence
Website link
Walkergate House  Walkergate
HU17 9BP
(01482) 393600 30 September 2014
Walkergate House - Ceremonies(external website) 

Bishop Burton College


York Road
Bishop Burton Beverley
HU17 8QG
(01964) 553000 12 June 2015 Bishop Burton College - Ceremonies (external website)
The Baynard Suite Council Offices, Market Green, Cottingham, HU16 5QG (01482) 393565/6 4 October 2014 The Baynard Suite - Ceremonies (external website) 
Beverley Arms Hotel North Bar Within, Beverley, HU17 8DD (01482) 869241 29 January 2015 Beverley Arms Hotel- Ceremonies (external website) (external website) 
Cave Castle Hotel & Country Club South Cave, HU15 2EU (01430) 422245 20 March 2016

Cave Castle Hotel & Country Club -Ceremonies(external website)

Dunedin Country House 40, Westgate, Patrington, East Riding of Yorkshire HU12 0NB (01964) 630634 21 April 2016 Dunedin Country House- Ceremonies (external website) 
Hallmark Hotel Ferriby High Road, North Ferriby, East Riding of Yorkshire HU14 3LG (01482)  645212 18 July 2016 Hallmark Hotel - Ceremonies (external website) 
Haven Arms Havenside, Off Sheriff Highway, Hedon, HU12 8HH (01482) 897695 16 January 2017 Haven Arms - Ceremonies (external website) 
Lazaat Restaurant Bar Hotel Wood Hill Way, Cottingham, HU16 5SX (01482) 847900 27 March 2016
Lazaat Restaurant Bar Hotel - Ceremonies (external website) 
Grange Park Lane, Willerby, HU10 6EA
(01482) 656488
18 July 2016
Mercure - Ceremonies (external website) 
Mill House Restaurant
Beverley Road, Skidby, East Riding of Yorkshire HU16 5TF (01482) 845610
9 June 2015

Mill House Restaurant - Ceremonies (external website) 

Rise Hall
Rise, East Riding of Yorkshire HU11 5BL (01964) 564096 14 June 2016 Rise Hall - Ceremonies (external website) 
Rudstone Walk South Cave, HU15 2AH (01430) 422230 26 August 2015 Rudstone Walk - Ceremonies (external website) 
Southern Holderness Resource Centre 29-31 Seaside Road, Withernsea HU19 2DL (01964) 615190 2nd October 2015 Southern Holderness Resource Centre -Ceremonies (external website) 
The Beverley Race Company Ltd The Racecourse, York Road, Beverley HU17 8QZ (01482) 867488 20 February 2016 The Beverley Race Company - Ceremonies (external website)
The Country Park Inn Cliff Road, Hessle Foreshore, Hessle, HU13 0HB (01482) 640526 26 September 2016 The Country Park Inn - Ceremonies  (external website) 
The Duke of Cumberland Market Green Cottingham, HU16 5QG (01482) 847199 18 June 2015 The Duke of Cumberland (external website)
The Gardeners Country Inn Hull Road, Coniston, HU11 5AE (01964) 562625 3 February 2017 The Gardners Country Inn - Ceremonies (external website) 
The Lairgate Hotel Lairgate, Beverley, HU17 8EP (01482) 882141 1 July 2014 The Lairgate - Ceremonies (external website) 
The Rowley Manor Hotel
Little Weighton, HU20 3XR (01482) 848248 23 July 2016 The Rowley Manor Hotel - Ceremonies(external website) 
The Town Hall, Hornsea 75a Newbegin, Hornsea HU18 1PA (01964) 532252 14 June 2015 The Town Hall Hornsea - Ceremonies (external website) 
Tickton Grange Hotel Tickton, Beverley, HU17 9SH
(01964) 543666 26 July 2016 Tickton Grange Hotel - Ceremonies (external website) 
Willerby Manor Hotel Well Lane, Willerby, HU10 6ER (01482) 652616 12 March 2017 Willerby Manor Hotel - Ceremonies (external website) 
Sewerby Hall & Gardens Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, Y015 1EA (01262) 677874 28 April 2015 Sewerby Hall & Gardens - Ceremonies (external website)

Sledmere House Sledmere, Driffield, Y025 0XG (01377) 236637 5 March 2015 Sledmere House - Ceremonies (external website)
The Bell in Driffield Market Place, Driffield, Y025 6AN (01377) 256661 12 February 2017 The Bell in Driffield - Ceremonies )external website)
The Blue Bell Hotel Main Street, Burton Agnes, Driffield,  YO25 4NG (01262) 490050 29 October 2015
The Blue Bell Hotel - Ceremonies (external website) 
The Expanse Hotel North Marine Drive, Bridlington, Y015 2LS (01262) 675347 18 May 2015 ---------------
The Old Mill Hotel Mill Lane, Langtoft, Driffield (01377) 267284 2d May 2015 The Old Mill Hotel - Ceremonies (external website) 
Town Hall Bridlington Quay Road Town Hall, Bridlington, Y016 4LP (01482) 393570 1 July 2014
Town Hall Bridlington- Ceremonies (external website) 
Boothferry Golf Club Spaldington Lane, Howden, DN14 7NG (01430) 430364 6 July 2015 Boothferry Golf Club - Ceremonies (external website) 
Lowther Hotel Aire Street, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire DN14 5QW (01405) 767999 25 July 2016 Lowther Hotel - Ceremonies (external website) 
Saltmarshe Hall Saltmarshe, Howden East Riding of Yorkshire DN14 7RX (01430) 434920 9 September 2016

Saltmarshe Hall - Ceremonies (external website) 
The Bartholomew Suite Church Street, Goole, DN14 5BG (01482) 393580 26 April 2015 The Bartholomew Suite - Ceremonies (external website) 
The Courtyard Boothferry Road, Goole, DN14 6AE (01405) 837100 4 October 2014 The Courtyard -Ceremonies  (external website) 
Burnby Hall Burnby Hall, Pocklington, Y042 2QQ (01482) 393574 1 July 2014 Burnby Hall - Ceremonies (external website) 
Kilnwick Percy Golf Club The Golf Club, Pocklington YO42 1UF (01759) 303090 14 July Kilnwick Percy Golf Club - Ceremonies (external website)

Approved premises (pdf 60kb opens in new window)

It may also be possible, subject to a satisfactory assessment to hold the ceremony in your own home or garden or place that has some special meaning. If the ceremony is to be held outdoors there must be an alternative place indoors to hold the ceremony in bad weather. The following pdf document gives advice on private ceremonies.

Ceremonies in private venues leaflet (pdf 526kb opens in new window)

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Can we organise a ceremony at short notice?

Not a bespoke (tailor made) ceremony as they take a lot longer to create, but a standard ceremony can be arranged within a few weeks. A bespoke ceremony is one which is put together with the family and registrar you will discuss how you would like your ceremony and tailor to your needs. A standard ceremony is one which is already organised by the registrar and used if a ceremony is to be arranged quickly and there isn't any time for a meeting. You can book a standard ceremony at short notice.

It is always best to plan your ceremony as far in advance as possible and contact us as soon as you can.

Find your nearest registration office.

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Can I include my other children?

Yes, a naming ceremony is not just for babies, children of any age can have a naming ceremony and you may wish to include your older children in the ceremony as well as your new child, there is no additional cost for children from the same immediate family. There are also many other ways of involving older children in your ceremony.

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My new husband and I each have children from previous relationships, can we hold a ceremony for all of them?

Yes, in the same way that you can for all children within the immediate family, at no
additional cost.

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Can my sister and I have a joint ceremony for our children?

Yes this is possible, with a reduction fee available. Further information on this can be found on the ceremony fee page.

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I’m a single parent, how does this affect arranging a ceremony?

It does not affect you at all, we carry out lots of ceremonies for single parents and we adapt the wording to suit your ceremony.

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I live outside of the East Riding of Yorkshire, can you still deliver the ceremony?

Unfortunately, we can only deliver ceremonies in venues situated within East Riding
of Yorkshire.

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