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.
Possible venues are only limited by your imagination and can include:
The funeral director's chapel.
A cremation chapel.
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?
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.