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.

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 …

    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 …

      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 …

        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 …

          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 …

            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, …

              Old Park Meadow, near Chelmsford

              https://www.whiteballoon.co.uk/directory/provider/old-park-meadow-natural-burial-ground/

              The Lodge at Old Park Meadow Natural Burial Ground near Chelmsford has beautiful, light spaces for services, wakes and receptions and sits amongst 34 acres …

                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 …

                  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 …

                    Old Park Meadow, Essex

                    https://www.whiteballoon.co.uk/directory/provider/old-park-meadow-natural-burial-ground/

                    It’s lovely to see light, uplifting spaces for ceremonies at natural burials grounds. The Lodge at Old Park Meadow Natural Burial Ground near Chelmsford in Essex …

                      Scroll to Top