How much everything costs

The exact cost of a funeral depends on the choices you make. You can rest assured that we will only charge you for what you have, because we break down our costs, and we don’t mark up the cost of anything we buy in on your behalf. All coffins, cars, flowers etc. are charged on to you at the cost we pay for them. So you know exactly how much you are paying for the knowledge, expertise and time of our highly trained staff, premises and specialist equipment. We are the only funeral company in Devon to charge in this transparent way. We do not require a deposit and our standard payment terms are 30 days, except for direct cremation where we require payment in advance.

Our most popular funeral option now is to have a service in our beautiful ceremony hall by the River Dart, followed by the gathering after and then an unattended or witnessed cremation early the following morning. The saving made on the cremation fee of up to £500 more than compensates for the additional time and Riverstone fee. These funerals tend to be less formal and, without time constraints, more relaxed. You can decorate the hall and make it special, adding to the atmosphere.

Funeral Director Fees

Care for the body of the person (up to 14 days then £25pd) £975
Advice, arrangements, paperwork £825
Funeral director on the day (time related) £175 – £225
Total funeral director fees £1975 – £2025

Transport of the coffin – charged at cost

Formal hearse (type/time/mileage related) £200 -£375
Black & White VW Camper hearse £475
Grey estate car as hearse (time/mileage related) £100 – £130
Bearers each (or family bearers instead) £50

Funeral Celebrants and Ministers – charged at cost

Independent funeral celebrant £300
Religious minister £199

Burial and Cremation fees

Totnes cemetery burial (incl. gravedigging) £1300
Churchyard burial (includes church service &gravedigging) £1012
Natural burial incl gravedigging – Bidwell /Yealmpton /Sharpham £830 / £1300 / £1625
Cremation fee – Torquay / Exeter / Plymouth £1010 / £999 / £935
Unattended / witnessed cremation fee (no service) £270/ £499 / £675
Doctors’ fees for cremation (Covid / precovid) £82 / £164

Coffin estimates – charged at cost

All coffin prices vary with the size of the coffin. These are mid-sized prices.

Standard / Premium veneer £275 / £375
Cardboard £200
Picture Cardboard (you can have any digital picture on a coffin) £400
English Willow (made in Somerset) £425 – £550
Chinese or Polish Willow £375 – £425
Bamboo £275 – £325
Banana leaf / Pandanus £400
Pine £450
Oak £700 +
Felt Soft coffin (Bellacouche) £450-885

We are always happy to help with funeral advice and provide specific services to self-directed families for funerals. Please call to discuss.

Average total funeral cost estimates – depending on coffin and transport choices

Cremation with ceremony at crematorium £3400 – £3900
Burial and graveside ceremony £3100 – £3900
Direct cremation / direct burial £1750 / £2095


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