Namings & Christenings
White Chapel is a deconsecrated church. It is non-denominational and therefore open to everyone. For the more traditional Christenings and Baptisms, couples are able to bring their own Minister, Pastor or Priest to the Chapel to host the ceremony and appoint the baby’s guardians or godparents for their baby.
If you prefer a non-religious alternative, then you may choose to celebrate the joy of welcoming a new life into the world, with a special ‘Naming’ ceremony.
These are normally performed with a celebrant, for people of all age groups, from new-born babies to adolescents and beyond.
Because a ‘Naming’ ceremony is a non-religious event, the child involved in this celebration, is then ultimately able to choose their own beliefs in regards to religion, once they are mature enough to do so.
Every one of these types of ‘Naming’ ceremonies is different in order to meet the needs of individuals and their families. There are no legal requirements required with these very intimate celebrations.
Naming & Christening package options
- 2 hours full use of White Chapel & chapel gardens for your ceremony & photos. (This includes 1 hour rehearsal beforehand, if required, to finalise all the ceremony details)
- White bentwood chairs
- 2 x plinths with urns and stunning silk floral arrangements. An alternative is 2 x large silver lanterns with Jasmine garland around backlit gothic arch feature
- Signing table with 2 x beautiful white crossback chairs
- Fully air-conditioned chapel
- Bluetooth sound system with microphone
- Full use of back ‘ reception room’ with baby change table
Availabilities & bookings
White Chapel is available for Naming and Christening ceremonies: Saturday & Sunday mornings until noon.
The White Chapel Naming & Christening Ceremony Package is $450 (gst inclusive). A deposit of $225 is payable on booking, with the balance not due until 4 weeks prior to your ceremony date. The deposit is transferable (one time only) should your date change and if it’s available. (This will incur a $150 admin cost).
Custom celebration packages for light lunches and refreshments are available on request.