Funeral Receptions & Wakes

Celebrating the life of a loved one

It is often tradition to have a reception or wake after a funeral service providing an opportunity to bring family and friends of a loved one together to reminisce and support one another in this time of grief.

Post-funeral arrangements have become increasingly elaborate as more and more people view the event as a celebration of a life. We offer support in arranging a reception which can include catering and entertainment which may involve photo slides, videos and music.

We can arrange a funeral wake or reception for you at no additional cost.

image of a room designed for a wake


Rowland Brothers have worked with a diverse range of venues selected for their exceptional facilities and experience. We use established locations, ensuring staff are sympathetic and compassionate while understanding the unique requirements of a funeral reception. See below the beautiful locations we have previously worked with.

An image of the exterior of Addington Palace in Croydon.

Addington Palace – Croydon

A grand palace surrounded by the bucolic grounds of Addington, situated just 12 miles from central London. A fitting location to celebrate the life of a loved one with catering and video/photo slides facilities available.

Telephone: 020 8662 5000


Location: Addington Palace, Gravel Hill, Surrey, CR0 5BB

Addington Palace Golf Club

The beautiful golf course of Addington Palace is also on hand for funeral receptions. The vast green lawns make it a tranquil place to reflect with family and friends over their customisable funeral tea package.

Telephone: 020 8654 3061


Location: Addington Palace Golf Club, Gravel Hill, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5BB

An image of the exterior of the Heathy Farm in Crawley.

The Heathy Farm – Croydon

A 500-year-old farmhouse with fireplaces and the original beams. It’s a cosy location and the Inn has extensive experience in hosting funeral receptions, ensuring all needs are met by their compassionate staff.

Telephone: 012 9388 6879


Location: Balcombe Rd, Crawley, RH10 3NQ

Woodcote Park Golf Club – Coulsdon

Woodcote Park Golf Club offers a clubhouse with a capacity of up to 140, surrounded by 137 acres of scenic parkland. They can cater for all sizes and their package includes a large buffet.

Telephone: 020 8668 2788


Location: Meadow Hill, Bridle Way, London, Coulsdon CR5 2QQ

Chez Vous – Warlingham

The imposing Chez Vous restaurant offers a wonderful setting to reminisce with friends and family. Catering if flexible with packages from finger buffets to 3-course meals available.

Telephone: 018 8362 0451


Location: Balcombe Rd, Crawley, RH10 3NQ

The Chateau – Croydon

Situated just a few minutes drive from Croydon centre, The Chateau offers a selection of private rooms with capacities from 10 to 300. With catering options including buffets or 3-course meals.

Telephone: 020 8686 1244


Location: The Chateau, Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5RE

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