The after funeral catering is an important part of the grief process. Most commonly referred to as ‘the wake’ it allows family and friends an opportunity to share memories and be together.
This after funeral catering service can be arranged at almost any venue including local surf club, RSL, or sports or social clubs.
Usually it is best to organise a wake away from the family home. This way you can go home when you want. There’s no cleaning up or having to deal with those who want to stay behind.
Be responsible when serving and consuming alcohol. Grief and alcohol don’t usually mix well.
When you choose one of our company owned chapels we can provide you complimentary after funeral catering including tea, coffee and biscuits in our garden gazebo.
For more information and after funeral catering options please contact us.
Wake – Definition
A wake is a social gathering associated with death, usually held before a funeral. Traditionally, a wake takes place in the house of the deceased with the body present; however, modern wakes are often performed at a funeral home or another convenient location. A wake is also sometimes held in place of a funeral as a social celebration of the person’s life. In the United States and Canada it is synonymous with a viewing. It is often a social rite that highlights the idea that the loss is one of a social group and affects that group as a whole. In the United Kingdom and some other parts of the Commonwealth, where it is not customary to have a public viewing ceremony before the funeral, the term is sometimes used for a gathering held after the funeral.
The term originally referred to a late-night prayer vigil but is now mostly used for the social interactions accompanying a funeral. While the modern usage of the verb wake is “become or stay alert”, a wake for the dead harks back to the vigil, “watch” or “guard” of earlier times. It is a misconception that people at a wake are waiting in case the deceased should “wake up”.