Somerset County Council

Naming and Eternity Ceremonies


As well as marriages and civil partnerships, we offer other types of ceremonies:

Welcome Ceremony
Sometimes called a 'naming ceremony', we offer a ceremony to celebrate a child and recognise their place in their family.

This is an opportunity for friends and family to come together and celebrate the new addition to a family (new babies, extended families with step-children, adopted families, fostered children). 

Eternity Ceremony
Sometimes called the 'renewal of vows', we offer a ceremony to renew your marriage or civil partnership vows.

This is a formal yet romantic opportunity to reflect on your marriage or civil partnership and look forward to the future in the presence of your family and friends. 

The Eternity Ceremony is available to any married or civil partnered couple who wish to renew their commitment in a joyful celebration. It has a format similar to a civil ceremony but with no legal status. It can be personalised and totally unique. Each ceremony lasts approximately 30 minutes depending on your requirements. 

For either ceremony, you must contact your local Register Office to make an appointment with us. At the appointment you can check our availability, book the ceremony and run through your specific requirements.

You will need to:

  • Decide on your Eternity Ceremony date, time and venue.
  • Check venue availability for your chosen date and time.
  • There are many approved premises, you can also have the ceremony at one of our register offices.


At a Register Office Monday to Friday 

  • Taunton Tudor Hall (100 guests) £350.00
  • Taunton Vivary Room (Friday only) (40 guests) £200.00

At a Register Office Saturday

  • Taunton Tudor Hall (100 guests) £350.00
  • Taunton Vivary Room (40 guests) £200.00
  • Yeovil Abbey Manor (40 to 60 guests) £200.00

At Approved Premises or a Village Hall ceremonies cost 

  • £420.00 Monday to Thursday
  • £450.00 Friday and Saturday
  • £500.00 Sunday  
  • £600.00 on a Bank Holiday


Contact details and opening times of our Register Office and all our Registration Offices  

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