Funeral Reception & 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.

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TRANQUIL LOCATION

Ickworth Hotel in Suffolk is set in 1,800 acres of beautiful National Trust parkland.

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HARBOUR VIEW

This wonderful, contemporary crematorium has a selection of venues where mourners can gather before and after the ceremony.

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THE DOLPHIN, NEWBURY

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

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LONDON WETLAND CENTRE, BARNES

The Observatory and Water's Edge Room offer beautiful and peaceful settings for a funeral reception.

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OLD PARK MEADOW, ESSEX

Old Park Lodge is a beautiful, light building with views over the meadows and woodlands beyond.

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PEMBROKE LODGE, RICHMOND

Located within the largest National Nature Reserve in London, with beautiful far-reaching views.

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AT HOME

A gathering at home gives flexibility around date and time. A gazebo or marquee allows for greater numbers.

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LINDEN HOUSE, LONDON

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

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MODERN TEA ROOM

Harbour View has an amazing, light tea room for family and friends to gather before or after the ceremony.