celebration of life

Honouring the Life of a Loved One
 On the saddest of days, you’ll still hear people talk of doing a loved one proud The team at East Lodge has many years’ experience in sympathetically arranging funeral receptions.
When someone dies, we want the chance to say goodbye, honour their memory, and look for meaning in the death. And, without a doubt, holding a ceremony to remember someone we have lost holds an important place in the process of handling grief.While the need to mourn hasn’t changed, the ceremonies we use to help us through the process has.

A Celebration of Life
It is customary to hold a reception following a funeral or memorial service. This gathering offers friends and family the opportunity to meet in a less formal environment. The after-funeral reception gives mourners the chance to support each other, share stories and memories, and continue to celebrate the life of someone they cared about.

Funeral Reception
Events can range from tea and biscuits to full sit-down meals. Either of these is perfectly fine since there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the after-funeral reception. The reception can be as simple or as complex as you like.

Regardless of the type of funeral reception you decide to have, the East Lodge team can help with the planning.

Consider what the person whose life you are celebrating would have wanted. The aim is to give those who cared about the deceased a chance to remember and share. A Celebration of Life is not necessarily a sombre affair. Instead, we find lots of laughter and storytelling. The focus is not on the death of the person, but on the joy that they brought to others.

East Lodge
• Private and secluded venue
• 10 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens
• Plenty of free parking
• Private rooms for personal mementos or condolences books
• Exclusive use of East lodge
• Flexible menus from sandwiches to full buffets or sit-down meals
• Experienced and discrete staff




Call us on 01629 734474 or email  to find out more.