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Christening Party Venues in London

Find and book a Christening party venue in London

If you are planning a Christening party in London, it’s quite likely you haven’t had much sleep over the last few months, and need to find the perfect place for your celebration, with the minimum hassle possible. So we have rounded up London city’s top Christening-party venues, from traditional halls for hire, through top restaurants with private dining areas, to family-friendly venues if you will have a lot of children present.

    Top Recommended Christening Party Venues in London

  • Paddington

    Intimate venue with modern Scandinavian decor

    Standing 70
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  • Covent Garden

    The Stables

    Standing 420
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  • Victoria Station

    M Victoria Street

    Standing 400
    Dining 150
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  • Earl's Court

    Refettorio Felix

    Standing 150
    Theatre 100
    Dining 80
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  • Aldgate

    South Place Hotel

    Standing 400
    Theatre 100
    Cabaret 48
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  • Clerkenwell

    Bright, light corner pub with a private upstairs area.

    Standing 200
    Dining 100
    Boardroom 25
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  • Paddington, Edgware Road

    LOCKHOUSE

    Standing 300
    Theatre 150
    Dining 205
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  • Southbank

    Spiritland

    Standing 300
    Theatre 50
    Dining 180
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  • Most Popular Christening Party Venues in London

  • Canary Wharf

    Absolute Pleasure Yacht

    Standing 40
    Theatre 18
    Dining 18
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  • Victoria

    Eaton Square Bar

    Standing 200
    Theatre 50
    Dining 125
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  • Covent Garden

    The Petersham

    Standing 200
    Theatre 80
    Dining 120
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  • Bayswater - Paddington

    Ma-Dame London

    Standing 110
    Theatre 90
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  • Dulwich

    Dulwich Picture Gallery

    Standing 400
    Theatre 110
    Dining 400
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  • Cannon Street

    The Walbrook Club

    Standing 130
    Theatre 50
    Dining 40
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  • Notting Hill

    The Elgin

    Standing 400
    Theatre 70
    Dining 70
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  • Marylebone

    The Pickled Hen

    Standing 200
    Dining 150
    Cabaret 80
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How to Organise a Christening Party


Once your little one arrives, you’ll have a lot of things to think about. Eventually, organising a christening or a baptism might be on that list. Every family does this in a different way, and it normally centres around their religious beliefs. Yet this is not important to every new family. One thing that rarely changes about the event however, is the part that happens after all of the formalities. The party.


Knowing What Type of Party to Have for a Christening


Are you inviting a lot of guests to your baby’s christening? If so, there may be those who have to travel from quite far away to attend, and so their needs will have to be considered. If you are having a smaller, more intimate gathering, your plans can probably be more relaxed and less formal, as you’ll have less people to deal with! Knowing who you are going to invite, and the expected numbers, is the first step in organising a party of any kind.


Venue


Once you have all of the numbers, there’s one thing that you’ll need to decide quickly on, and that is a venue for all of your guests. Many new parents have their parties in their own home, which is great for a small group. If you are expecting a crowd however, the pressure of catering for so many people means that it’s probably best to look into hiring somewhere that can take care of all of the details for you. After all, you’ll have your guests to talk to and a baby to look after! There are loads of christening party venues for hire in London, so you won’t be stuck for ideas. Think about what it is you want out of the party and focus on that idea. Whether it is formal or informal, a large venue or small, you’re sure to find something that suits you and your new family perfectly.


Location


When picking out the venue you’ll also have to consider some practicalities. How far away is it from where the service is being held? How will people get there? Is there adequate parking for all of your group? While it might seem like the perfect place, your guests are going to be annoyed if it is difficult for them to get to, or there is a large distance between it and the service venue. You’ll need to consider how easy it is to park at the venue as well, as many of your guests might have cars with them.


Deciding the Date


The date will most likely be decided by when the service can be arranged. If you are having a Naming Day as opposed to a religious service, you will be able to be much more flexible with this. It’s best to organise the date well in advance so you can book the venue in plenty of time and it’s much more likely that all of your guests will be free to attend. Think about when you think your family is really going to be ready for a christening party when you have a new addition to take care of.


Invites


Invites need to go out to all of your guests as soon as you have settled on the date and venue. They need to contain where the service is and what time it’s at, where the christening party is, as well as some other vital pieces of information. This includes whether there is a dress code, and if there are going to get a meal at the party or not. You should also mention how long its expected to last, and if children are invited along as well. The more information that you can give your guests, the more relaxed everyone will be.


Catering


It’s not uncommon to just have a buffet at a christening party, and it certainly won’t look out of place. This helps to keep the costs down and introduces a much more relaxed and party-like feel. If you already have a large group attending, and there are a lot of people from out of town, they might expect something more substantial. Enquire with your venue about set menu options for your group – you’ll be surprised at the offers they might be able to provide you. As always, keep in mind any dietary requirements of your guests, as you don’t want anyone going hungry.


Bar


You’ll need to decide early on how long the party is going to go on for, and if you’re encouraging the adults to head to the bar. If it finishes early, that’s a clear sign to keep the drinking to a minimum, although you might want the time to catch up with friends and family and celebrate the addition of your new arrival with them properly.


Kids


Will there be a lot of other children in attendance? If so, you’ll need to take this into consideration, and provide a few fun activities that they can do on their own while the adults have a drink and chat. There’s nothing worse than a room full of bored kids, so think this through carefully. The parents will be thanking you for your foresight, as it means that they’ll be at liberty to stay a little bit longer.


A christening party is one of the best types of celebrations. A new life into the world and a new addition to your family is the perfect reason to host a party. Whether you go for a religious service or not, organising an event where everyone can join together and have a chat is an amazing way to celebrate baby.

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