Christenings
The John Godber Centre is the perfect place to celebrate your children's christening with friends and family, following the church service. We have the facilities to cater for your guests and make your christening reception a celebration to remember.

The Byron

The Byron is the perfect setting for your child’s Christening, with use of the downstairs Byron's Bar for drinks and access to the garden area for photos.

Bronze Christening Package £55.00
  • Byron room hire from 13.00 – 16.00 (access available from 11.30 for decoration)
  • Byron's Bar open during the celebration
  • Tables and chairs laid out to your specifications
  • Urn and mugs available for tea and coffee
Silver Christening Package £115.00
  • Byron room hire from 13.00 – 16.00 (access available from 11.30 for decoration)
  • Byron's Bar open during the celebration
  • Tables and chairs laid out to your specifications with suitable table linen
  • Urn and mugs available for tea and coffee
  • Cd player
Gold Christening package £200.00
  • Byron room hire from 13.00 – 16.00 (access available from 11.30 for decoration)
  • Byron's Bar open during the celebration
  • Tables and chairs laid out to your specifications with suitable table linen
  • Urn and mugs available for tea and coffee
  • Cd player
  • Room decorated with balloons, banners and table confetti with boy or girl christening themed decorations

The Byron Suite

For medium Christenings up to 100 people the Byron Suite provides the ideal amount of space or extra space in addition to the Byron for little ones to play. Use of the Byron's Bar for drinks and access to a private patio area at the side of the building.

Bronze Christening package £80.00
  • Byron Suite room hire from 13.00 – 16.00 (access available from 11.30 for set ups)
  • Byron's Bar open during the celebration
  • Tables and chairs laid out to your specifications
  • Urn and mugs available for tea and coffee
Silver Christening package £185.00
  • Byron Suite room hire from 13.00 – 16.00 (access available from 11.30 for set ups)
  • Byron's Bar open during the celebration
  • Tables and chairs laid out to your specifications with suitable table linen
  • Urn and mugs available for tea and coffee
  • Cd player


Gold Christening package £300.00
  • Byron Suite room hire from 13.00 – 16.00 (access available from 11.30 for set ups)
  • Byron's Bar open during the celebration
  • Tables and chairs laid out to your specifications with suitable table linen
  • Urn and mugs available for tea and coffee
  • Cd player
  • Room decorated with balloons, banners and table confetti with boy or girl christening themed decorations

The Portland

For larger Christenings, the Portland is available (80 + guests), with the adjoining Ben's Bar area and direct access from the car park and St Mary Magdalene’s Churchyard.

Bronze Christening package £95.00
  • Portland room hire from 13.00 – 16.00 (access available from 11.30 for set ups)
  • Ben's Bar open during the celebration
  • Tables and chairs laid out to your specifications
  • Urn and mugs available for tea and coffee
Silver Christening package £230.00
  • Portland room hire from 13.00 – 16.00 (access available from 11.30 for set ups)
  • Ben's Bar open during the celebration
  • Tables and chairs laid out to your specifications with suitable table linen
  • Urn and mugs available for tea and coffee
  • Cd player


Gold Christening package £350.00
  • Portland room hire from 13.00 – 16.00 (access available from 11.30 for set ups)
  • Ben's Bar open during the celebration
  • Tables and chairs laid out to your specifications with suitable table linen
  • Urn and mugs available for tea and coffee
  • Cd player
  • Room decorated with balloons, banners and table confetti with boy or girl christening themed decorations
In addition to our Christening Room Hire Packages, why not add one of the following catering and drinks packages?

Afternoon Tea Crystal Package £9.50 per person
  • Unlimited self serve tea and coffee during the afternoon
  • Buffet including:
  • Selection of sandwiches
  • Mini sausage rolls
  • Savoury eggs
  • Homemade quiches
  • Cheese and onion rolls
  • Cocktail sausages
  • Variety of crisps
  • Selection of mini cakes and biscuits
Afternoon Tea Diamond Packages £13.00 per person
  • Glass of sparkling wine on arrival
  • Unlimited tea and coffee during the afternoon
  • Buffet including:
  • Selection of sandwiches
  • Mini sausage rolls
  • Savoury eggs
  • Homemade quiches
  • Cheese and onion rolls
  • Cocktail sausages
  • Variety of crisps
  • Selection of mini cakes and biscuits
Afternoon Tea sandwiches at the John Godber Centre, Hucknall, Notts

Buffets served with white crockery and coloured napkins.
Special menus can be created to suit your tastes and all dietary requirements can be catered for.
Please ask for details.


Looking for entertainment or extras to make your little ones day truly personal? Ask about our mood lighting and AV packages or see leaflet for further details.
Please call us on 0115 963 9633 or email the John Godber Centre for more information or to arrange the viewing of our rooms.

The John Godber Funeral Reception Packages Brochure Download the John Godber Centre Christening Packages brochure.

Testimonials from our users, past and present:

  • “Just wanted to say we had our party for my daughter's christening on Sunday and it went really well I wanted to thank the staff the room looked really nice even with balloons that they decided to put up themselves which was really thoughtful and all the staff we came in to contact with were lovely and helpful so thank you I will definitely recommend the venue to other people.”M. Morton