Would you get married at a funeral Home to save home or to create a memory !!!

There are numerous places to get married at, from a vintage venue to the church, your backyard, council offices, the park, science museum and etc., the sky is your limit.

Different people make different wedding and reception venue decisions depending on their preferences (likes). A couple may find it a great idea to get married on the beach; another will find it proper and fitting to get married in a church.

In recent years, a number of people are moving away from traditional venue settings to unique venues. Their venues choice may be inspired by their interests, budget, or how much of a memory they wish their wedding to be! One of the uniquely different places bridal couples are choosing nowadays is a funeral home. This for me is very unconventional.

Will you hold your wedding ceremony/reception in a funeral home?

In as much, as most people would not think of getting married in a funeral home because this is where dead are buried. But, there are some who find it fascinating. Funeral homes come with a relatively low-cost hire for a wedding as compared to other vintage/heritage/modern venues. This could be one of the reasons why it is becoming a trend to get married in a funeral home.

The downside to getting married at such a venue is that there is sadness in the atmosphere. In addition to this, not many guests on the wedding list will find it appropriate to get dressed to attend a love one wedding vows/reception at a funeral home.

Just imagine if the wedding is on the same day someone is being buried?

One side of the home will be merry-making while the other will be deep in sorrow. The merry-making may be in bad taste for the funeral taking place. Such moments tend to put a damper on an otherwise beautiful day.

On a plus side, if you hold your wedding in a funeral home, it will surely not be forgotten!! Imagine walking down the aisle with graveyards only a stone’s throw away; imagine also dancing the night away with an urn or casket somewhere in the vicinity waiting for a funeral the next day. Such moments are bound not to be forgotten anytime soon by those in attendance!

With a huge decline in church memberships and an increase in the number of people opting to get married in the less traditional church setting, it’s no wonder funeral homes weddings are becoming a thing with the new generations of people!

In conclusion, I will say people are more open minded nowadays and willing to give anything a go, besides they have to live with this decision for the rest of their life.

From research, most of these weddings taking place in a funeral homes are all taking place in America.

Will this become a norm in the UK too, or has it already crept in the UK? I will love to hear your views and thoughts on this topic.

Questions for my readers;

  • Is this an adventure you will consider?
  • If YES, will you consider your families & friends when making this decision?
  • What will prompt you to do this?

Pictures from


http://nypost.com/2015/07/17/funeral-homes-are-the-hottest-new-wedding-venue/ http://nyp.st/1OkgX00

Happy reading and look forward to answering any questions you might have. I always welcome your comments and other topics suggestions.

Faith Kalejaiye