Here to support and help you
Amy and Martin are available to help you arrange a burial or purchase a plot in advance. In either circumstance please phone us to discuss arrangements and to book a visit at which time you can select a plot.
There are three ways to organise a funeral at Eden Valley. One way is to employ a funeral director to arrange the funeral, which will normally include a hearse to bring the deceased to Eden Valley and pall bearers to carry and lower the coffin into the grave.
As an alternative to employing a funeral director, some families organise the funeral themselves. This will involve buying a coffin and transporting the deceased person to Eden Valley in an appropriate vehicle. If this is what you wish to do, once you arrive at the burial ground Martin will support and guide you.
A third option at Eden Valley, is a family and friend led funeral with the support of Amy and supervised by Martin on the day. Please call or email Amy to discuss how we can help.
For many people being actively involved in the burial of their loved one or friend is a positive experience, and the friends and family can take real ownership of the funeral.
There are no buildings at Eden Valley, but if you wish, gazebos or marquees can be erected to provide a sheltered area in which to have a service or wake. For small or medium gatherings a 3 by 3 meter gazebo is available for hire from Eden Valley (top right photo) which can be set up close to the graveside, or elsewhere on the site. For larger structures please contact Glorious Gazebos on 01959 533861.
We only conduct one funeral a day at Eden Valley, this allows families and friends as much time as they like to say goodbye. There is no rush and people can do or organise whatever they feel is right. It can be a celebration with music, food and drink, or a simple, quiet and reflective time. It is your choice and there is no wrong or right way to say goodbye.