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

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

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

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

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

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

Botley Hill Barn – Exclusive funeral ceremony venue in the Surrey Hills

Brightwater Memorial Park – Mausoleum Burial Cemetery

Farleigh Golf Club – Tranquil Venue for Celebrating Your Loved One

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