Catering

Planning funeral catering

Hotels, church halls, sports clubs and other venues are often used to provide mourners with refreshments after the funeral. Bringing mourners together can play an important role for family and friends in saying goodbye. Plus hearing stories and tributes to a loved one can add to fond memories and be a continued source of strength for those left behind.

If you’d like any help to plan a wake after the funeral we are happy to advise you, or take care of any additional planning, from catering to music and flowers, no matter how many guests are anticipated.

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Is there a cost difference between a burial and cremation?

The costs depend on where you plan to be buried or cremated as fees vary dramatically throughout the UK.

I'd like to have a private funeral but a big party - can you help?

We can assist with event planning for all elements of your funeral from the simple send-off to an extravagant celebration.

Are we limited to the number of cars?

You can have as many cars as you like, and if this is not enough, we can explore coaches or other options.

I am worried about thanking everyone who attends...

We can help. On the day we can provide attendance cards for mourners to sign or leave a message of condolence. We will collate them and bring them to you after the funeral so you can focus on saying goodbye. There's also our website where people can leave online tributes. 

How long should we keep the ashes?

There's no right or wrong answer. Retaining ashes is a very personal thing. Some people want to scatter them at a later date, others can't bear to part with them. We can help by providing practical storage advice and guiding you to make the decision that is most fitting for you and your family.

Can we take the flowers home after the funeral?

You can keep or leave, all or part, of any tribute just as you please. Often a memento is taken by family members or sometimes sprays can be donated to a church, hospice or nursing home. There is no "rule".