Inspiration Ceremony IdeasFuneral Reception and Wake Venues

The location for a gathering, reception or wake after a funeral is a matter of personal choice. It might be in a local pub, hotel or restaurant. Or a favourite spot outdoors, such as a woodland setting, on a beach or in a garden, perhaps with a marquee for shelter. For more information, please see our Information section on Planning a Funeral Reception or Wake.

Contemporary & Light Crematoriums
Many crematoriums these days are light, modern spaces with a selection of venues where mourners can gather before or after the ceremony. If you would like to …

    Natural Burial in Essex
    Natural burial grounds are beautiful, tranquil places where people can be laid to rest amongst nature, in woodlands, wildflower meadows or rolling fields. There are now …

      National Trust Locations
      A number of the National Trust estates around the UK provide beautiful venues for a funeral reception or wake. For example, the Ickworth Hotel in Suffolk …

        Water’s Edge in London
        There are a wide variety of locations for funeral reception and wake venues in London, all offering something different. For families who feel uplifted being by …

          Nature Reserve, London
          There are many locations for funeral reception and wake venues in London, all catering for different sizes and requirements. For a venue with far-reaching views, have a …

            The Dolphin, Newbury

            https://www.whiteballoon.co.uk/directory/provider/the-dolphin/

            The Dolphin, based in the heart of Newbury, has a wonderful garden and offers a warm welcome and delicious home cooked food. For further information, do …

              Modern Tea Room
              Many crematoriums these days are light, modern, uplifting spaces that offer flexibility to create a unique and personal celebration of life. Most will have tea or …

                Linden House, London

                https://www.whiteballoon.co.uk/directory/provider/linden-house-2/

                A pretty and peaceful riverside venue, with a caring and attentive team that can help you to create a warm and respectful reception. For further information, …

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