Celebrate the Christening of your new arrival

Welcome the new addition to the family. We offer the perfect setting to celebrate a Christening or Naming Ceremony celebration

A Christening, a naming ceremony, however you wish to celebrate your baby’s arrival, is one of life’s most enjoyable events - and the Glen-Yr-Afon is one of the loveliest, most personal venues in South Wales you will find to celebrate the occasion with family and friends.  We also host Baby Showers before baby's arrival.

From the time you start to consider a date for the Christening through to the day of the Christening service and the celebration itself, we are on hand to assist.  Here at the Glen-Yr-Afon we understand the importance of such an occasion and will work closely with you to create a memorable occasion for the whole family.

We have a selection of venue rooms to choose from; the Library and Clarkes Dining Room for smaller parties and the Ballroom catering for larger parties with ample space for children to move around freely among family and friends. The hotel car park provides for 100 cars and is surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens that are also available for guests to use.

The venue room you choose for your Christening celebration or Naming Ceremony will be decorated with appropriately colour coordinated floral decorations, for which no extra charge is made, and will also include the use of a cake stand and knife, again free of charge. Should you wish to further enhance the look of the room we can consider your requirements fully in our planning discussions. So let us take care of everything - our experienced and professional staff are here to provide you with a very special day.

The Christening Tea menu can be found below however should you wish to discuss alternatives please let us know.

To discuss your Christening Tea requirements please contact our Functions Coordinator on 01291 674817 (direct line) or 01291 672302 (main reception) or email functions@glen-yr-afon.co.uk

2018 Christening Tea  & Baby Shower Menu

  • Selection of savoury sandwiches
  • Mini beef Wellington
  • Red onion and goats cheese ciabatta
  • Chicken Caesar wraps
  • Cheddar cheese and tomato chutney tart
  • Crushed filo coated prawns
  • Berry fruit tart
  • Coffee and chocolate eclair
  • Victoria sponge
  • Lemon and raspberry cake
  • Chocolate covered strawberries
  • Freshly brewed tea/coffee

£22.50 per person

(The menu is subject to changes at the discretion of the Head Chef)

Arrival Drinks

Should you wish to offer your guests an arrival drink there are many options to choose from including fruit punch, Pimms, sparkling wine, Champagne, Bucks Fizz or still wines.

An extensive wine list is also available to choose from should you wish to offer guests a drink during the celebration itself and for a toast to the new arrival, we have a large selection of sparkling wines and champagne to add that special touch.

Christening reception packages include:

  • a white linen table napkin for each guest
  • room hire (for full Christening packages)
  • floral table centres for the tables
  • use of the hotel's cake stand and knife for the celebration cake
  • menu cards and table plan, where appropriate
  • bespoke menu planning, where appropriate
  • a designated member of the management team to oversee your day
  • the service of a designated member of staff to assist in the planning process


See what our customers say...

'Thank you very much to you and all the staff at the Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel for all your help and hard work to organise the Christening Tea for our daughter Lydia. Everything was absolutely perfect and the food was delicious. We all had a great afternoon.'
(Justyna - 7th August 2017)

'Thank you so much for the wonderful Christening Tea you gave us to celebrate the baptism of our baby son.  We'd like to express our thanks and gratitude - we were made to feel so welcome, the food was lovely and the service out of this world!  We had a truly memorable day.' 
(The Slade family)