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A wake or viewing gives friends and family the chance to say goodbye to someone special while coming together for support. When booking funeral wake venues, make sure to consider the number of people expected to attend, as there should be enough room for everyone to circulate freely as well as seats for people who might need them. It’s also a good idea to think about your catering requirements, whether you’d like to display significant objects from the deceased’s life, like pictures from a family vacation, artwork, childhood memorabilia or awards, and if you’d like to play music, such as the deceased’s favourite songs.

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Funeral Wake Venues Hire Guide

Need a funeral wake venue in London but aren’t quite sure where to start? Don’t worry, here at Tagvenue we have a diverse selection of funeral wake venues for you to choose from. It’s fast and easy to book, so you can focus on more important things, like making sure the wake you’re planning is a beautiful time of loving and letting go.

FAQs about Funeral Wake Venues in London

How much does it cost to hire a funeral wake venue in London?

Funeral wake venues in London can cost anywhere from £200 to £1,000+ per session. The price depends on the location and the type of venue you choose. For example, the average cost of hiring a private room in a hotel or restaurant on a minimum spend basis is about £500-£750 per session, while the average cost of hiring a community centre will cost about £300-£400. However, if you want to hire a large function room or a banquet hall, it can cost anywhere from £1,000 to £2,500+. (All data from Tagvenue.)

What kind of venues are best for a funeral wake?

It is important to ensure that your gathering is able to focus on remembering your loved one, so it is important to find a location that enables this. The most important thing to remember when choosing a venue for a funeral wake is that you want everyone to feel comfortable. There should be plenty of room for people to talk and grieve together, as well as a space where people can have some privacy if they need it. Function rooms or dry hire venues are usually the best choices for a funeral wake because both provide ample space for guests to gather and comfort each other. You can also consider hotel venues or restaurants to provide guests with a flawless dining experience and excellent service at the wake. The key is to choose a venue that will create the right atmosphere for your loved one's final farewell.

What is expected at a funeral wake?

A funeral wake is a time to celebrate the life of a loved one and say goodbye. It's an opportunity for friends and family to gather together, share memories, and reconnect. Wakes are often held in a home or at a funeral home, but they can also be held at a restaurant or community hall. There are no specific rules for a funeral wake, but there are some customs that help make the event more meaningful. For example, the wake often begins with prayers and hymns, followed by short speeches from family members and friends. Make sure there is enough room for everyone to sit comfortably and offer food and drink to your guests. If there is a meal, it's customary to hold it after the funeral service rather than before. It's also important to remember that the funeral wake is a time for grieving. You want to make sure that the venue can offer privacy and quiet space for family members and friends to process their feelings. Finally, be sure to communicate with your venue about any needs of your guests.

Guests Reviews of Funeral Wake Venues on Tagvenue

Aaron T.
Booked The Nave at St Ethelburga's Centre
Everything about this venue is wonderful. Alistair was warm and helpful when I got in touch. He advised me on what I did and did not need, which saved me money. On the day Yannis helped us to get organised, and was genuinely kind and made the whole event very easy. I look forward to returning at some point.
Terri-Louise B.
Booked Entire Venue at Club Rooms
Manager was attentive and helpful, always fast to respond to questions are concerns. Bar staff friendly and quick. Made a terrible day much easier for the family with excellent service.
Tammy R.
Booked Entire venue at The Oaks, Eltham
I couldn't recommend The Oaks more. From start to finish everything was seamless from the communication to recommendations of local suppliers. Jana and David couldn't have been more accommodating and were there throughout the event to support my every request - and there were a lot! It's a gorgeous venue with a great bar and wonderful staff. i will definitely be hosting more events here in the future, thank you so much xx
Jessica H.
Booked The Party Room at The Regent at The Regent
The venue was amazing, the communication leading up to the event was helpful and they responded really quickly. The staff were so friendly and helpful. I also thought it was great value for money, the karaoke machine was such an added bonus. The food was really delicious and came quickly when we ordered, there was no need to pre order . We would definitely use The Regent again, great pub, great service in a really beautiful part of London
Amy A.
Booked Whole Venue at The Green Room
The staff were great, the decor was great, the venue was great and I didn’t have to buy any decorations except my 30 balloons. The bar was well stocked, prices were reasonable, the DJ equipment was great. And the photo booth was very fun! Every one of my guests have told me what an incredible experience they had so I’m very pleased that I’ve booked here, and would definitely recommend!
Lauren W.
Booked Whole Venue at The Bolthole
Great venue for our engagement party of approx 120 people Management team flexible and did a great job
Raha S.
Booked Photo/Video Studio A at Soif Studios
Anna Marguerite was so lovely and helpful, knowing the exact amount of making us feel comfortable and have all our needs met and at the same time giving us our own space and control. I’ll be going back again and again. Very clean, lights set up, gorgeous space. Good value.
Sharna C.
Booked The Fishing Smack at Boathouse Studios, Barking
The staff were helpful and friendly, did a lot to try and accomodate us The venue itself is a blank canvas, very simple but can be decorated really nicely Private car park for guests after 6pm was a great touch Would use again x

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