Choosing A Venue
Choosing an appropriate venue at which to hold a funeral service is one of the biggest decisions that you’ll need to make during the arrangement process. There are many venues that can host funeral or memorial services. Some offer simple services with the provision of seating and shelter only, while others offer full audio-visual systems as well as catering and staff.all over the place and even disrupting the service.
Your chosen venue needs to have the proper amenities for the comfort of the guests and staff. For instance, you need a place with clean bathrooms with enough cubicles to avoid queues which may delay proceedings.
Your service venue should have adequate parking for all guests and staff. Ideally there should be a separate parking area for service vehicles and guests.
When holding a funeral service, keep in mind that interstate or overseas visitors may attend and, if they’re not staying with family or friends, they will need to have access to local accommodation.
Depending on the type of venue you’ve chosen, you may need to consider echoes and reverberations. Speeches and music should be clearly heard by everyone.
Over the years, we’ve conducted funerals in many and varied places and, at times, have travelled vast distances to conduct a funeral in someone’s home town. If it is physically possible, we will help you to make it a reality. We assist with all aspects of venue selection and ensure all requirements are met in order to make the day as special as possible. This may mean organising marquees and other equipment, liaising with churches, organists, crematoria, cemeteries and local authorities to hire a hall or park.
Although it can be daunting, given such a varied selection of locations and venues, the best way to approach the decision is to pick a venue that reflects the personality of the person who’s passed away.