It may seem like a straightforward task, but choosing the right funeral venue is not as easy as it might seem.
Your funeral venue may be dictated by the type of service you want. If you’re religious, a funeral in a church or place of worship might be the most suitable funeral venue. These traditional services focus on faith-based teaching and are often followed by a burial at the same location.
However, religious funerals have fallen out of favour, with cremations becoming the more popular choice of funeral. Here the funeral venue would be the chapel alongside the crematorium, but services are not religious in nature, they cater to many different faiths, including those of an atheist and agnostic belief.
Direct cremations – which avoid the fuss of a service – are also increasing in popularity and often followed by the scattering of ashes or a Celebration of Life service, which opens up a wealth of alternative funeral venues. Since there are no legal restrictions on where a funeral can be held and no license is required, they can be held almost anywhere.
You should choose a funeral venue that is important to you, perhaps your football team’s stadium, the theatre or somewhere closer to home, like the local pub or village hall, or even your own home or garden. Bear in mind the nature of the space; a funeral venue should be somewhere sensitive to the circumstances and allow for periods of silence or reflection, as well as celebration and thanks.
Whatever funeral venue you choose, remember to discuss your wishes with your family and leave clear instructions on how you would like the day to unfold in your funeral plan. Not only does your funeral plan allow you to arrange and pay for your funeral in advance, but it can also ease the financial and organisational burden on your family.
To see how a Capital Life funeral plan can help you leave your funeral wishes, contact us or call 0800 411 8688, and one of our friendly advisors will be happy to take you through the options available.