Traditional funerals generally run the same way. You have a visitation, possibly the day before, and then the funeral service. After the funeral, the guests will follow one another to the cemetery and have a short burial service. Once all of that is complete, many families like to have receptions to comfort and support one another further. Receptions also often occur following memorial services and other cremation options. You can have receptions anywhere, but holding it at the Reading, PA funeral home has distinct advantages.
Only One Location
When you have your funeral and reception all at one funeral home, you don’t have to worry about confusing anyone with multiple locations. They simply go to the funeral home for the service, follow along to the burial site, and then return to the funeral home. There aren’t any other addresses or locations to remember. If you have people from out of town, it’s convenient. It’s also helpful and convenient for local guests who might have a schedule to keep.
Funeral Home Representatives Can Help
If you host a reception in a family home, you’ll have to make all of the arrangements. If you choose a restaurant, there will be details for that to cover as well. Having the reception in the funeral home can help you streamline everything. You won’t have to worry about the details because once you tell the funeral home what you want, they can take care of things for you. They are there to make things as simple as possible on you during your difficult time.
Keep The Relatives At Bay
If you have a large family, it may be hard to find somewhere that can fit everyone. If you have guests from the community attending the funeral as well, you want to welcome them to the reception, but how do you find the right space? It’s easy enough when you leave the reception to the funeral home. They have larger spaces available where you can enjoy your family and support one another after the funeral services are complete.
If you have the need for a reception after any kind of funeral or memorial service you plan to hold, the funeral home in Reading, PA can help. If you aren’t sure what you want to do yet, the professionals at Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home, Inc are here to offer suggestions and ideas once we get to know your family and what you might need for your situation. Give us a call at (610) 374-0962 and ask whatever you’d like over the phone. You can also set up a consultation appointment with us to go over details. Or, visit with us at 444 N 9th St, Reading, PA 19601 to see the spaces we have available. Once you see what we have to offer, you’ll know for sure whether or not we’re the right location for your post-memorial or funeral reception. We’re here to help you honor your loved one in whatever way you see fit.