Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! A new baby is such an exciting time and once the dust settles it’s time for one of your baby’s big firsts; a Christening, Baptism or Naming Day!
At Parents Guide Illawarra, we want to help you plan your perfect event, So we asked the Christening events experts at City Beach to share what makes the best Christening, Baptism, or Naming Day lunch, or reception.
They know first hand that christenings are such important events. Rich in symbolism, the event isn’t just a simple ritual; it’s a beautiful welcome that signifies your child’s official place in the church or world.
They’ve kindly shared with us, how to plan and celebrate this beautiful milestone with the loved ones in your life.
Choosing The Best Christening Reception Venue Across Wollongong / Illawarra
Firstly, consider the number of guests and the style of catering; are you looking for a formal plated
lunch, are canapes more your thing or something as casual as a grazing station.
Consideration should be given to parking, accessibility and comprehensive package inclusions, extra points for show stopping location, kids entertainment and styling.
For example, at City Beach Function Centre, situated right on the dunes of South Beach features two event spaces, each with floor to ceiling windows to take in the sweeping ocean views, from your
private terrace. Their Christenings and Naming Day packages are packed full of décor inclusions to
help style your event and their menu is award-winning.
Christening Styling & Entertainment Ideas in Wollongong
How will you decorate your venue to get the right feel and theme?
Deciding on an event theme and colours can help create a cohesive flow and memorable event.
Choose a theme based on colours, seasons or symbols. You can apply the theme at every stage, from the invitations to the signage, decor, table numbers and menus.
Consider how easy it is to decorate your own venue, where to source your decorations. Or, whether you opt for a venue that already offers styling inclusions
The packages already include style inclusions such as City Beach centrepieces, cake tables and white dancefloor.
At City Beach Christening and Naming Day Parties, parents have the opportunity to upstyle their event, with a stunning selection of styling accessories. Think crystal chandeliers, colourful table runners and napkins, arbours and backdrops as well as a selection of welcome signs, seating charts, table numbers and wishing wells.
Balloon art is a playful and fun way to add extra pizazz to your event. City Beach has a balloon partner to create eye-popping centrepieces, arches and backdrops to frame your cake table or spell out your baby’s name in extra-large foil.
City Beach can also assist with a range of entertainers from magicians, face-painters, princesses and roaming characters to create a day which is truly unique and full of fun for all the guests!.
Christening Catering in Wollongong. Planning the Food and Drink
After the ceremony, it’s time to gather for the best part– the food!
Depending on your particular customs, consider a full-course meal with antipasto and grazing stations to more casual canapes and dessert stations.
Would you like a sit down meal or more casual interactive canapes? There is no right or wrong, just what best suits the vision of your ideal event.
Do you wish to include alcohol as well as soft drinks? Is your venue licensed or BYO?
A City Beach Christenings allows you to choose between 2 course to 4 course meal options with tag on drinks packages, click here to get more menu and canape ideas!
If you want to investigate how City Beach can help you plan you perfect Christening, Baptism or Naming Day Celebration in Wollongong, call the team of events experts on 02 4228 3188.
Want more ideas and inspiration? Download City Beach Christening brochure HERE,
Send City Beach an enquiry HERE,
With our thanks to the events experts at City Beach for sharing the best tips and advice to plan the perfect Christening! And for sponsoring this article 🙂