Funeral Reception & Wake Venues

There are a many options for the location of a gathering or reception after a service - at home, at a local village hall or favourite pub, or perhaps at a hotel or restaurant. A tent or marquee can provide extra space or protection from the weather.

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Linden House

Linden House

Idyllically set on the riverfront, Linden House, a charming and intimate venue, offers a secluded and elegant setting for a funeral reception.
Home to the London Corinthian Sailors and Sons of the Thames Rowers, this Private Members Club offers ample space and a selection of versatile rooms where either a more traditional or more unique affair can be held.
Bright, airy rooms offer a calm interior which can cater to your requirements and our Front Terrace with river views is the perfect setting for a reception.
Our attentive and caring Events Team can help to organize warm and respectful receptions at this pretty and peaceful riverside venue, perfectly situated within a short distance of several cemeteries and crematoria.

Inside Outside Marquee Hire

Inside Outside Marquee Hire

Arranging a funeral or wake for a family member or friend can be difficult and emotionally taxing. Being caught up in complicated logistical arrangements with a variety of suppliers is probably the last thing that you want or need - that's why we offer our clients a comprehensive stress free service. Our marquees can be used to extend space at venues such as crematoriums and burial grounds as well as for wakes, celebrations of life and gatherings at home. Additionally, we can put you in touch with a range of other suppliers such as caterers and florists, all from our comprehensive network of trusted partners. What's more, we will also liaise with your suppliers and make all of the arrangements to ensure a smooth and stress free experience that lets you focus on the more important elements of the day - spending time with your loved ones.

The Dolphin

The Dolphin

We are a premium pub located in the centre of Newbury with a lovely private dining room that overlooks the garden. With a car park for 12 behind the pub and a near by multi story car park, as well as being 5 minutes from the train station we are conveniently located for those coming from afar. We also have five bedrooms. The Garden Room that can accommodate 36 for a sit down meal or 60 for stand up drinks and your event can take up some of the covered garden as well in the warmer months.
We have a range of sit-down, canapé and buffet menus as well as a wide range of premium and craft drinks to offer. All of our food is cooked from fresh. The pub is conveniently located for all of the local churches.

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