To bid welcome

to receive with professions of kindness.

See also: Welcome

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
It was of Eastern origin, having been brought from the Holy Land; and the mixture of the cymbals and bells seemed to bid welcome at once, and defiance, to the knights as they advanced.
Politic is hidden away on Watergate Street Row, behind a dark door with someone out on the pavement to bid welcome.