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A civil naming ceremony is an opportunity to formally announce the names which have been chosen for your child or children and make your promises as parents of the child or children. Other adults may pledge to play a special role in the life of the child or children; these may be relatives or friends of the family, sponsors or guardians.

We offer ceremonies that include readings, music and the exchange of gifts in a choice of locations including;

  • Wiltshire registration ceremony rooms
  • members room at County Hall
  • licenced ceremony venues such as a hotel (subject to an approval list and additional fees)
  • a celebration at the venue of your choice (subject to an approval list and additional fees).

Contact us

For further information visit the Ceremonies in Wiltshire website or call us on 0300 003 4570. Alternatively, visit your local registration office or email your enquiry to ceremonies@wiltshire.gov.uk. At busy times your call may be transferred so please leave your contact details and we will get back to you.

Payment

All bookings are subject to a reservation fee inclusive of VAT which is non refundable. The ceremony fee is due at least 6 weeks before the ceremony.

Fees are subject to review annually and are effective from 1 April. Any increase in fees will apply to any ceremony due to take place on or after 1 April even though a reservation fee has already been paid.

See fees for more information.

Eligibility

The birth must be registered and the birth certificate produced when booking the ceremony. Any parent can make the arrangements or anyone else who has parental responsibility or legal guardianship of the child. Parents don't need to be married.

Contact Details (LiveLink)

Multiple Contacts:
eMail: chippenhamregistrationoffice@wiltshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 003 4570
Out of hours:
Fax:
Postal Address: Chippenham Registration Office
4 Timber Street
Chippenham
SN15 3BZ
In Person:
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Contact Details (LiveLink)

Multiple Contacts:
eMail: salisburyregistrationoffice@wiltshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 003 4570
Out of hours:
Fax:
Postal Address:

Salisbury Registration Office
Wiltshire Council
P O Box 2281
Salisbury
SP2 2HX


In Person: The Council House
Bourne Hill
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 3UZ
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Contact Details (LiveLink)

Multiple Contacts:
eMail: devizesregistrationoffice@wiltshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 003 4570
Out of hours:
Fax:
Postal Address:

Wiltshire Registration Service
Devizes Registration Office
Crossmolina Buildings
3 -5 Snuff Street
Devizes
Wiltshire
SN10 1FG


In Person:
DX:

Contact Details (LiveLink)

Multiple Contacts:
eMail: wiltshiregisteroffice@wiltshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 003 4570
Out of hours:
Fax:
Postal Address: Wiltshire Register Office
County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8JN
In Person:
DX:

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Last updated: 28 January 2014

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