Arranging a a function after a funeral service is a great way of meeting up with family and friends. You can catch up and share memories in a more relaxed situation.
Depending on the time of the service, you can have a morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea. The funeral service should be timed to match the type of function you are planning.
Many cemeteries and crematorium have function rooms on site so your guests can leave the chapel and walk to the function room.
A favourite club or restaurant can also be a great place to gather and share stories after the service.
Catering at Home
If you are planning to go to the family home afterwards, arranging for catering and service staff can help relieve some of the burden.
Below are some function rooms, clubs, restaurants and caterers that arrange funeral functions.
Strathfield Event Centre
Strathfield Event Centre boasts five exceptional event spaces, a private bar, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the internationally acclaimed golf course, cocktail foyer for mingling prior to your celebration, state-of-the-art AV technology, first-class catering and luxurious newly fitted furnishings…
Village Functions at Rookwood
Village Functions at Rookwood is based within the cemetery’s peaceful and historic remembrance grounds, we offer our guests modern, purpose built function venues with two elegantly appointed reception rooms providing a special space to celebrate the life and memories of a loved one…
Village Cafe Rookwood
Village Café at Rookwood is a great place for family and guests to gather and refresh before or after your ceremony. There’s ample parking at the door, alfresco dining spaces and a secure landscaped children’s playground. You can order flowers from their florist or pick up an arrangement at the last minute. There’s also a visitors centre steps away from the café that enables visitors to research the history of the site and to assist with directions and locations.
Celeste has 28-years’ experience in catering for bereaved families and their guests – providing a caring and professional service that supports each family’s values, culture and beliefs. As the exclusive caterer at many of Australia’s largest cemeteries.
Wallamutta Function Centre
On the grounds of Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium the Wallamutta Function Centre offers high quality design with convenience and stylish comfort. It has a number of rooms to choose from and the flexibility to change and combine room sizes. They have wet bar and serving area, audio visual equipment, seating options and children’s playground. The centre has a full service kitchen catered by Celeste Catering with all styles of functions and international cuisines.
Northern Suburbs Crematorium Skyline Function Rooms
Located on the grounds of Northern Suburbs Crematorium the Skyline Lounge and Cafe are the ideal setting for your after funeral gathering. Purpose-built to ensure convenience for family and friends already at one of the chapels for a funeral service.
Positioned on the edge of Sisters Bay, Drummoyne, Aqua Luna Waterfront Dining offers panoramic water views across Iron Cove. Located just six kilometres from the CBD, accessible by can and boat, and with ample complimentary parking, this newly renovated luxury venue assures a five-star experience, exclusive use and tailored function packages.