A memorial service can be a therapeutic way to remember your loved one and share memories. This type of service is helpful if some family members or close friends were unable to make it to a previously held funeral due to distance or timing. It can also be the right solution if there was an immediate cremation without a full-service funeral. You also have flexibility with a memorial service because it can be held at any time. Have it within days, or even months later.

The other advantage of a memorial is that it can be held almost anywhere. Venue choices are limited only by the amount of time you have to plan, and facility availability.

Where to Hold a Memorial Service

As the Funeral Consumers Alliance points out, your location choice or theme should reflect who your loved one was. For example, if the deceased was active in church, clergy can help you arrange a service there.

Depending on their interests and personality, other possibilities include:

  • Flower gardens
  • Concert venue
  • Winery
  • Beach
  • A large backyard

For a more formal event, you could hold the memorial service at a funeral home, such as our facility at Mountain View Funeral Home. Whatever the case, the venue should be a place that your loved one would have enjoyed and also meets the practical requirements of the event.

Other Considerations

While making a final decision on the best memorial service venue for your situation, keep a few other things in mind.

  • What kind of ambiance is important?
  • Will there be food and drink, and who will provide it?
  • Do you want music or special lighting?
  • What kind of decorations do you want?
  • Do you need a projection screen for photos or videos?
  • How many guests will there be?
  • Could the weather cause problems?

At Mountain View Funeral Home in Mesa, we have the experience to assist you in planning and carrying out a memorial service. Just let us know what your needs are, and we will work with you to create a memorial service that honors your loved one and makes your guests feel welcome.