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Christenings and naming ceremonies are a wonderful opportunity to get family and friends together to celebrate the new arrival and catch up on all the news.  Swinfen Hall has beautiful gardens and grounds for the children to let off steam and plenty of free, secure parking.

If the christening is taking place on a Sunday, why not opt for a classic Sunday lunch with all the family favourites including traditional roasts and delicious desserts.  A two-course Sunday lunch menu is priced at £29.50 and three-courses is £38.   Children up to 12 are charged half the adult rate and we have plenty of booster seats and high chairs for our yonger guests.

Although last orders in the restaurant are 2.30 pm, we are happy to accommodate private parties right through Sunday afternoon so timings can be arranged to suit.

A large round or oval table can accommodate up to 16 guests in the Upper restaurant, 16-22 guests are welcome to use our private dining room and the ballroom is available for larger parties.

Other options include a light finger buffet or a splendid Champagne afternoon tea.

Baby Showers

Before the christening, comes the baby shower or stork party. It used to be just the Dads who celebrated “wetting the baby’s head” but these days the girls also get a chance to make merry and enjoy some baby talk either before or after the happy event.

An afternoon tea seems the most popular way to throw a baby shower who can resist a glass of sparkling rosé to toast the little one’s future.

Our traditional afternoon tea comprises a variety of savoury sandwiches, freshly-baked buttermilk scones with preserves and clotted cream, a selection of delicious homemade cakes and desserts with tea of your choice or a cafetiere of coffee. Champagne, Pimms or Prosecco can add an extra sparkle.


To find out more 01543 481494