Te Awamutu has several different options when it comes to funeral venues. The service could be held at a local funeral home, a church or chapel, an open outdoor space, or somewhere else the person had a connection with. Here are a few options for hosting a funeral service in Te Awamutu.
Local Funeral Home
Most funeral homes offer their own venues, complete with everything you need for a standard funeral service. This can also include an area for refreshments after the service. At Rosetown Funeral Home, we can make our purpose-built funeral venue available to you to host the service.
- Rosetown Chapel – 262 Ohaupo Road
Club venues also make great options for funeral services. Club members often make very special memories at their clubrooms and make lifelong friends there. These venues are also usually a good size to fit many guests at the service. Just some of the local clubs in Te Awamutu are:
- Te Awamutu Golf Club – Kihikihi Road
- Te Awamutu Club – 542 Alexandra Street
- Waipa Workingmen’s Club – 139 Albert Park Drive
- Te Awamutu Rugby Sports & Recreation Club – 420 Albert Park Drive
Churches & Chapels
It is very common to use a church as a funeral venue. If your loved one was religious, their church or chapel might be the perfect place to host their funeral service. In Te Awamutu, there are several options depending on their religious affiliations. Not only will a church service be meaningful to the person, they are also well-equipped for funeral services with good seating and equipment for the eulogy and speeches. Some of the most popular local churches and chapels are:
- Te Awamutu Bible Chapel – Chapel Drive
- St Johns Anglican Church Te Awamutu – 162 Arawata Street
- Te Awamutu Baptist Church – 106 Teasdale Street
- Zion – 1310 Racecourse Road
- St Patrick’s Catholic Church – 625 Alexandra Street
Having an outdoor funeral service is a great way to honour those who loved nature or the outdoors. The most popular form of outdoor funeral service is a graveside service, ideal for those wanting a simple, intimate gathering. Funeral services can also be held in a private backyard or garden, which can be very personal and special.
Restaurants & Cafes
Hosting a funeral at a restaurant or café can be a great option for those wanting a more intimate and cosy service. Even though it is much less common, this option is a very practical one, as you can hold the service and the refreshments in one spot with in-house catering. Keep in mind that not every restaurant or café can accommodate for large functions. However, if your loved one had a favourite spot they loved going to, it could be worth checking in with them.
You may not have considered some of these as options for funeral venues. If so, we hope you can see that there really are no rules when it comes to the venue, as long as it meets the requirements you need. If you are thinking about where you might like your own funeral to be, pre-planning your funeral arrangements is the best way to ensure that your wishes will be carried out.
Our professional and friendly funeral celebrants are here to help you organise your funeral service and liaise with potential venues. Please get in touch if you would like our assistance or have any questions.