Choosing a Venue

If you or the person who has died attended a church or other place of worship, this may be the natural choice for the funeral ceremony. This is particularly appropriate when a family wishes to arrange a ceremony of traditional religious significance, such as a funeral mass.

To see a range of venue photos, visit our Funeral Service Venues page.

Possible venues are only limited by your imagination and can include:

  • The funeral director's chapel.
  • A cremation chapel.
  • The graveside.
  • A garden setting.
  • A rural property.
  • A private residence.
  • A school assembly hall.

If you choose a venue other than a church building, a member of the clergy, or, if you prefer, a celebrant, can be arranged to officiate at the ceremony.

Some points to consider when choosing the venue for the funeral ceremony:

  • How many people will be accommodated? Is the facility large enough or perhaps too large?
  • Is there adequate seating?
  • Do you require special facilities, for example, video projection, room for musicians, on-site catering?
  • Will the service be conducted completely in one location or move in cortege to the cemetery or crematorium?
  • Is the venue easy to find?
  • Is there adequate parking?
  • Are there time restrictions in using the facility?
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Funeral Service Formats

You can choose from a variety of funeral service formats. There is no one 'right' way to hold a funeral. A funeral should simply 'fit' the person who died and the family and friends who survive that person.

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In the event of a death in the family, contact Burstows without delay. A funeral director is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and will provide help and guidance from the first contact.

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