There is no greater gift than a newborn baby. Every new arrival is a blessing to, not only their new family, but also the wider community. Christening and naming ceremonies are a great way to introduce your little bundle of joy to your extended family and wider circle of friends. At Harbour Kitchen we love children as much as anyone and are happy to offer our function rooms for these celebrations.

A christening is generally a ritual undertaken by active members of an established church. While christenings are organised and formal events they are also a celebration of new life. As such, the setting plays a large role in the atmosphere of the occasion. Water is synonymous with christenings, representing unity and faith. The location of Harbour kitchen extends this symbolism due to our beautiful waterfront setting and the expansive views from our function rooms.


Many parents, though not linked to an established church, also want to introduce their baby to their loved ones. A naming ceremony can be a fun, relaxing and spiritual way to celebrate this special occasion. At Harbour Kitchen we have function rooms suitable for intimate ceremonies or large celebrations hosting over 300 guests. Again, the magical harbour setting is the perfect atmosphere for this celebration of new life.

Whatever style of ceremony you desire, you can be sure that Harbour Kitchen will pull out all the stops to make it as memorable as possible (even though the star of the show won’t remember a thing). From a small intimate christening to a boisterous naming ceremony, and everything in between, we have just the venue for you. Combine our setting and flexible function rooms with delicious sandwich, fruit or cheese platters and a few drinks, and you truly have a celebration worthy of the new addition to your family.