A funeral ceremony is often held at the crematorium or in church. But the crematorium can feel pressurised for time, so it is worth thinking about alternative venues. A funeral can be held in a community hall, in a hotel or function room, at home, outside, in a yurt or marquee, in fact anywhere with the owner’s permission.
The venue for the funeral ceremony is important. It dictates the atmosphere, the level if formality, the opportunity to take your time. Imagine the difference between the crematorium and a space you can decorate and make your own which reflects the character and interests of the person who has died.
We have a beautiful riverside ceremony hall near Buckfastleigh for up to 50-70 people. It is a stone barn, light and airy open up to the eaves, with a wood burner. (see photos). You can decorate it however you like with photos,
pictures, materials, motifs hung from the rafters. It has an excellent music system, lots of free parking, easy access. But most of all is the reaction of so many people when they first walk into it, commenting on the special, peaceful and sacred atmosphere of the room. You can have unlimited time and hold the gathering after there as well. You can even put up a small marquee on the area immediately outside for extra space. Please call us and arrange to come and see it, whether you are looking for somewhere now or planning in advance.
Listen to an extract from a radio interview with Simon Smith, of Heart & Soul Funerals and Green Fuse, talking about where you can hold a service:
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