There is no set way to celebrate the life of a loved one.

A wake is the traditional part of the funeral where the body is laid out if the family wishes. This is an opportunity for family, friends and the wider community to share their grief and exchange stories and memories of the deceased.


These occasions can be both moving and uplifting and help create an important support structure that can prove helpful later.

However, you may wish to celebrate the life of your loved one by adding something a little different to the service. This may involve music, a different type of venue, releasing doves or letting off colourful balloons following the service.

Whether you choose a traditional wake or an alternative style of celebration or party after the funeral, we can help you sort it out. We can organise caterers, musicians and also venue and equipment hire if necessary.

We are happy to arrange for you to meet one of our specialist team to discuss the options.

  • Corsham

    57a Pickwick Road, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9BS

    01249 713 134

  • Melksham

    26a Church Street, Melksham Wiltshire, SN12 6LS

    01225 708 736

  • Chippenham

    3b New Road, Chippenham Wiltshire, SN15 1EJ

    01249 660 554

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