Christenings, Naming Ceremonies or Baby Showers

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Christenings or Naming Ceremonies are a wonderful time to celebrate and get all your family and friends together to celebrate the life of a child.

Celebrate your new arrival in style at the Best Western Valley Hotel. We have a wide variety of dining options available for you and your guests from a light buffet menu to a more substantial sit down meal option. We also have a variety of rooms, to cater perfectly to the size of your party. 

The Severn Suite is our largest room suitable for up to 150 guests for an informal buffet style event. 

Alternatively you could consider the restaurant and bar area that opens out on to the terrace overlooking the Ironbridge Gorge for smaller parties for up to 65 guests. 

Baby Showers are an American tradition but are becoming increasing popular. Why not hire a room and serve a light buffet for your family and friends? 

According to etiquette, because the party centres on gift-giving, the baby shower is typically arranged and hosted by a close friend rather than a member of the family, since it is considered rude for families to beg for gifts on behalf of their members.


Need Help?

Telephone a member of the events team on
Tel: 01952432247

Light Buffet Option

In order to create your own buffet menu, please choose from the selection of savoury items listed below:-

£11.50 for 6 items

£12.50 for 7 items

£13.50 for 8 items

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 Selection of Freshly Prepared Sandwiches

 Cajun Chicken and Plain Chicken Drumsticks

Stone baked Ciabatta Pizzas with Tomato Mozzarella and Basil

 Seasoned Potato Wedges with Garlic and Chive Mayonnaise

 Warm Baked Sausage Rolls

Breaded Plaice Goujons with Lemon and Parsley Mayonnaise

Spiced Indian Vegetable Samosas

Traditional Pork Pie

Selection of Quiche

 Nachos and Crudités with Chilli Salsa

 Hot Bacon and Chipolata Rolls

 Breaded Mushrooms with Blue Cheese Dip

 Fingers of Seasonal Melon and Parma Ham

 Beef Koftas with Mint Raita

Desserts and Drinks

Chocolate Éclairs

Danish Pastries 

Mini Finger Dessert Selection

Chocolates Éclairs, Muffins, Danish Pastries, Chocolate Brownies

Minimum 50 guests

Seasonal Fruit Pavlova

Baked Vanilla Cheesecake with Warm Chocolate Sauce

Seasonal Fresh Fruit Salad with White Wine Syrup and cream

Choux Buns with Vanilla Cream and Toffee Sauce

Chocolate and Raspberry Cake with Pouring Cream

Fresh Strawberries and Cream (June-Sept Only)


Unlimited Tea /Coffee £2.25pp 

Drinks Selection

Glass of house Wine £4.50 

Glass Sparkling Wine £4.75

Glass Champagne £6.50

Summer Fruit Punch £4.30

Hot Winter Punch £4.30

Bucks Fizz £4.30

Orange Juice / Tropical £2.25

Sit Down Lunch Menu

As Christenings usually take place on a Sunday you may wish to offer your guests a traditional Roast Dinner. 

Two Course meal £17.95

Three Course Meal £21.95

Please enquire for a copy of the menus.

Shropshire Ceremonies

Shropshire Ceremonies offer unique, personal ceremonies designed especially for you to celebrate your Christenings, BabyShowers and Naming Ceremonies. And the best part is this service can cost you less than the usual standard ceremony!

Shropshire Ceremonies

Afternoon Tea

Menu 1 £10.75 per person 
Selection of sandwiches 
Scones with Jam and cream 
Unlimited Tea and Coffee

Menu 2 £14.95 per person 
Selection of sandwiches 
scones with jam and cream 
Strawberry tartlet
Lemon drizzle cake
Chocolate Brownie
Unlimited Tea and Coffee

afternoon tea wedding 1 (1)
sparkling wine