Christening Venue Illustration

Christening Venue Illustration


For a unique christening gift why not commission a beautiful sketch of the church, hand drawn by local artists working in North Devon. The drawing is clean and contemporary with the sky and surroundings picked out in muted colours. Every illustration can be personalised with a message - choose from three typefaces (script, handwritten or modern sans-serif). Text will be printed on two lines, the top line slightly larger size eg: James Oscar / Christened at St Michael's Church, 5th July 2013. Add notes to your order in customer comments at checkout eg: exclude the gravestones.

How to provide a photo:

Simply upload your photo to your order with the 'Upload Your Photo' option. If you are having problems email it to

To use Google Street View, go to, click on ‘Maps’ and enter the address. Click on the street view of the road or drag the yellow stick man onto the map. Use the pointers to locate your house. When you have a good view, click the link icon, copy the link and send it to

About the illustration:
Your Illustration will be hand drawn black & white sketch of the property, not a computer generated image, so we can add/remove things you don’t want eg: cars or lamp posts, and we won't include dustbins, satellite dishes etc. We will sketch the view from the photograph (ie the same perspective). It’s a simplified drawing of the house but if you want more detail we also offer a ‘Detailed portrait’ version. The drawing will be portrait or landscape that best suits the image. Although the house will be in black and white, we colour the sky duck-egg blue, the grass a sage green and paths stone or grey. Bright paintwork such as front doors or painted concrete will also be coloured.

If you've asked for a digital proof, a proof will be emailed prior to printing. We offer up to 3 amends to your original drawing. For further changes there will be an additional charge.

Made from:
Hand drawn illustration coloured on the computer for lovely solid lines and digitally printed in a graphic, contemporary style with offset block colours on 200gsm acid free, fine grain artists paper.

We mount all the illustrations in a high quality bevelled white mount and also offer contemporary wooden frames.Framing: 2cm wide wooden frames in black, white and oak.  All frames supplied with mdf backing board, integrated hanging hook, and Pilkington glass except extra large frames which are glazed with high grade Quinn perspex for safe delivery. 


Small- Mount size 25.5x25.5cm (10x10”), image size approx 15x15cm (6x6”)
Large- Mount size 25.5x30.5cm (10x12”), image size approx 18x23cm (7x9”) 
Extra Large- Mount size 38.8x38.8cm (approx 15x15”), image size approx 28x28cm (11x11”) 

Double Portrait - Choice of 2 sizes: Mount size 25.5x30.5cm (10x12”), image size approx 18x23cm (7x9”) or a long frame in either landscape or portrait- Mount size: 21x42cm, image size approx: 13x34cm

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Hollie (Bradford, GB)
Amazing gift! Highly recommend

I recently ordered this gift for a christening and sent a picture of the church and asked them to remove a tree in front of the church. When it arrived it exceeded my expectations! The picture is brilliant, clear and not cluttered. I also like that it was framed. We added writing such as name, church and date and my friend loved the personalisation of the gift. Will definitely be using again for other gifts!

Sophie Wood (Worthing, GB)
Simply beautiful

Lovely quality and simple design. Makes for a treasured memory.

Gilly (Stroud, GB)
Perfect gift

A lovely unusual but very personal wedding gift. Do order the digital proof as the website is a little confusing. Only niggle I feel you should see a proof before ordering without paying extra.

Elizabeth Fursdon (Sydney, AU)

Christening Venue Illustration

Heather Lovatt (Lampeter, GB)
Alfie christening

We were really pleased with the service you did exactly what we asked and result is perfect. Thankyou

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