Funeral Reception Venues to Suit all Budgets
Following the funeral service or ceremony, it is customary to provide some form of light refreshments for the mourners, either at the family home or at a convenient, nearby public catering funeral venue.
These gatherings give mourners the opportunity to express their condolences to the next of kin, exchange individual anecdotes, share fond memories of the dearly departed and pay their final tributes; it is a time to reflect and speak fondly of the deceased, in a more relaxed and personal manner.
Organising Funeral Reception Venues
The invitation to join close family, afterwards, is usually announced by the funeral officiator at the end of the ceremony, and / or details may be included in the Order of Service pamphlet.
The wording of the invitation may be along the lines of: ‘The family thanks you for your kind expression of sympathy at this sad time and your attendance at the funeral. You are invited to join the family for refreshments at: [name of venue and directions].’
Popular Funeral Reception Venues to Suit all Budgets
Venues such as hotels, pubs, restaurants, clubs, village halls and community centres are all suitable venues for post-funeral gatherings. More unusual venues for post-funeral reception include those that reflect a particular hobby, interest or passion of the deceased; perhaps a favourite sports venue, an oft-frequented place of entertainment, or even on board a ship. All work well as suitable venues, provided catering facilities are available at the chosen location.
Find Local Funeral Reception Venues to Suit all Budgets
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Considerations for Choosing Venues to Suit all Budgets
● Set a budget for the venue, food and beverages; don’t feel obliged to offer an ‘open bar’; mourners will not expect it.
● If the venue is hired on a room-only basis, organise outside caterers to host the event, thus allowing friends and family to concentrate on celebrating the life of the deceased.
● Consider the possibility of an all-in package that includes hire of venue and on-site catering.
● Choose a venue that is convenient for the funeral ceremony; ensure that someone is available to assist with onward travel from the ceremony to the funeral reception venue.
● Circulate clear directions of how to get to the reception venue, then people will be more inclined to attend.
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