Five fabulous ideas for a summer Christening


With the long days, warm evenings, gentle breeze and an emerald landscape of natural splendour, summer is an idyllic time to have a christening. Loved ones can gather in their summer outfits and enjoy this special occasion under a warm summer sky. If you are thinking about getting your child christened this summer, take a look at Weetwood Hall Estate’s five fabulous ideas for a memorable summer christening.

Choose a venue with outdoor space

Take advantage of the warm weather and light evenings by having a christening outdoors. Choose a venue which has open outdoor space for friends and family to gather to celebrate this joyous occasion.

Being swathed in the vibrant colour of blossoming plant life, in which a carpet of greenery contrasts with the azure sky overhead, as birds chirp merrily in the trees, gardens are the perfect place to host a christening in the summer.

Set within nine acres of beautifully landscaped gardens that surround our 17th century manor house, the Weetwood Hall Estate offers the perfect spot for a summertime christening. Invite your family and closest friends to celebrate the christening of your child in the floral splendour of the Weetwood Hall Estate in its full summertime glory.

A summertime christening menu

Ensure your summer christening is as special as it deserves to be by serving guests with some delicious summer snacks. Whether you want caterers to rustle up some delicious seasonal nibbles or have the christening culinary celebrations take place in a restaurant or bar, christenings held this time of the year should celebrate the season with mouth-watering summer food.

At the Weetwood Hall Estate you have the choice of making your own catering arrangements or letting us take care of the catering for you. You could even enjoy the christening celebrations in our onsite restaurant, Convive. With a deliciously healthy Mediterranean menu and an outdoor terrace with a retractable roof, Weetwood Hall Estate’s Convive Restaurant could be the perfect place to enjoy wining and dining on summer-infused flavours and celebrating this special occasion.

Provide refreshing summer drinks

Accompany your fresh summer christening menu with some refreshing seasonal drinks. Opt for a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at a christening, to cater for all tastes and ages.

The wonderfully sweet, tangy taste of sparkling strawberry lemonade would make a delicious choice of drink for a summer christening. As would frosty watermelon cocktails and fruity punches laden with summer fruits. Have a look at some fresh ideas for mouth-watering drinks for a summer christening on Pinterest.

Dress to impress

The summer is all about putting on your best clothes and dressing to impress, and none more so than at a christening. From white fairy-tale christening dresses for little girls, to adorable baby suits for little boys, there are some fabulous christening outfits for the summer for little ones getting christened.

Spend as much time and dedication choosing your own christening outfit, as now’s the time to buy a new pretty summer dress, put on a pair of high heels, and dress up to the maximum for this special family occasion.  Men can dress to impress too by wearing a cool summer suit or a casual pair of chinos and a summer shirt for an elegant seasonal look.

Summertime decorations

Get into the joyous spirit of summer by decorating your christening venue in some fabulous seasonal decorations. Hang pretty fairy lights on the trees, place lanterns with candles in them around the venue and put up pastel-coloured bunting around the tables for an atmospheric and seasonal vibe to make your summer christening as special and memorable as it should be.

If you are looking for a special venue to host a christening this summer, the Weetwood Hall Estate on the outskirts of Leeds city centre provides a magical place to celebrate your baby or child’s special day.

To discuss having a christening at the Weetwood Hall Estate this summer, get in touch with our events’ team to start putting the arrangements for a memorable summer christening in Leeds in motion.


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