Celebrate the arrival of your new addition with family and friends

We offer the perfect setting to celebrate a Christening or Naming Ceremony celebration, baby shower or Welcome to the World 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.  If your new addition arrived during lockdown,  you are no doubt waiting to introduce him/her to family and friends.  By popular demand we are now booking a family afternoon tea to celebrate this special occasion.   This can take place in our intimate Library for 20 guests or one of our larger reception rooms to accommodate extended family and friends.

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.

Christening / Welcome to the World 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


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 and Welcome to the World afternoon 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

Baby Shower Afternoon Tea Package

Baby Shower Afternoon Tea Celebrations

Baby shower celebrations provide the perfect opportunity for mums-to-be to get together with friends and relatives to celebrate the imminent new arrival.

Baby showers are traditionally an American idea but are becoming increasingly popular in the UK in recent years. Our afternoon tea option is the perfect blend of an American tradition meeting a very British custom.

At the Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel we think that baby showers afternoon teas are a great excuse for a party and a fabulous way to treat the mum-to-be with gifts and treats. Whether you are having a small intimate gathering, or a large event we have a number of room sizes to choose from to host your event. 

Non-alcoholic cocktails or mocktails provide a perfect non-alcoholic alternative for the mum-to-be and are fast becoming the drink of choice at baby showers. Our package offers a mocktail on arrival for all guests from a list we have compiled, including some favourites and some colour co-ordinated for those of you following a pink or blue colour scheme!

Due to the nature of the afternoon tea, we do our very best to cater for special dietary requirements i.e. gluten-free, if notified at least 48 hours before you attend. 



                      Baby Shower Afternoon Tea Menu 2021

Mocktail on arrival
Selection of savoury sandwiches (no soft cheese or shellfish)
Mini quiches
Mini coronation chicken brioche
Scones served with jam and clotted cream
Lemon tart
Pastel cupcakes (choose from pink, blue or yellow)
Mini trifle
Peach and raspberry ├ęclair
Victoria sponge
Double chocolate and caramel brownie

Freshly brewed tea/coffee (decaf also available)

£28.00 per head inclusive of a party favour for each guest
with a complimentary place for the mum-to-be*

* for parties of 10 full paying guests or more


Afternoon Tea is served between 2.30pm and 5pm - Monday - Friday (subject to availability).  Please enquire for weekend availability.  Prior booking is essential. To make a booking contact Reception: 01291 672302.

Please note a room hire charge may apply where a private room is requested.

If you would like to create a more bespoke option then please get in touch and we would be more than happy to discuss your ideas further.

Afternoon Tea

Gift vouchers available

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.

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)