Planning A Beautiful Service

When my grandmother passed away, I was astonished to learn that I had been named the executor of her estate. After splitting up her belongings amongst my aunts and uncles, I turned my attention to planning her funeral. I didn't know where to start. Fortunately, I was able to find an excellent funeral home that understood how to help people plan beautiful memorial services. It was amazing to go through the process of planning the music, the speakers, and even the set-up of the room. This blog is all about planning gorgeous memorial services for the people that you love so that you aren't left grappling with difficult decisions.

Not Just For Somber Events: Think Of Booking A Funeral Home For Your Upcoming Gathering


For many people, the only time that they walk through the doors of a funeral home is to attend the service for someone who has passed away or to perhaps make their own pre-arrangements. What many people don't know, however, is that it's often possible to rent one or more of the rooms in a funeral home for reasons that don't relate to a funeral. If you're planning an upcoming event and want to consider as many venues as possible, don't shy away from visiting a few local funeral homes and asking about their availability and openness to hosting non-funeral events. Here are some ideas that are worth considering.


A wedding might seem a poor match for a funeral home, but the reality is that many people are beginning to use this venue for their nuptials. Think of what you're looking for in a wedding venue — a quiet, tastefully designed space with a full assortment of staff, ample parking and more. Funeral homes deliver on all these points. While a funeral home might not be the right choice if you're wanting a boisterous affair with lots of dancing and drinking, it's more than suitable if your idea of a perfect wedding is a quiet gathering of loved ones.

Class Reunion

While some class reunions are raucous events with a live band and strobe lights, many are not. If you're in charge of planning a class reunion and know that those who attend will appreciate a quiet venue that gives them the opportunity to connect with those from decades gone by, a funeral home can be the ideal choice. Many funeral homes have A/V equipment for the services that they hold, which means that you'll have the necessary gear to play a video presentation filled with old photos.

Work Training Session

Booking a hotel conference room for your upcoming work training session can be expensive, and having the event at your office itself can lead to chronic interruptions. Now's the time to consider a funeral home. This venue will provide you with a quiet space for your group to sit and learn or develop business strategies for the quarter ahead. You can have food brought in at designated times and you won't have to worry about a loud event taking place in the conference room next to you, which can often be the case when you rent space at a conference facility.

Contact a business like W J Smith & Son Funeral Home to learn more.


6 July 2016