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Memorial Service Sites
The goal of a memorial service or funeral is to create a celebration of life tailored specifically for the deceased. That starts with the place you hold the service. Most funerals are held at places of worship. If the person who died was not a churchgoer, however, a service can be held at any location you feel would be comfortable and appropriate. The possibilities are endless.
Many funeral homes have chapels that are suitable for intimate gatherings, but they may not be able to accommodate a large number of visitors. Most cemeteries also have chapels that can be used for a fee.
Consider holding a memorial service in a favorite place that reflects your loved one’s lifestyle. Here are some ideas—your funeral director will advise you on proper procedure if you wish to have the service at one of them:
- Family Home, Backyard, Garden
- Private Club
- Favorite Park
- Beach or Marina
- Sports Arena
- Community Center
When deciding upon the location for your memorial service, take into account the type of service you would like to hold, the number of expected attendees, your climate, budget, and timeframe. Some nontraditional venues might seem ideal at first, but wind up being logistical nightmares.