Catering and Venues

Following the service it is common to host a reception, or wake, where those attending the funeral can get together in a more informal setting.

This is usually held either at the home of the deceased or that of an immediate family member, or at a local venue such as a public house, hotel or community hall. Refreshments and food are often served, but this can depend on the venue.

Our recommended venues include:

  • The Wessex Royale, Dorchester
  • The Kings Arms Hotel, Dorchester
  • The Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, Dorchester
  • The Poet Laureate, Poundbury
  • The Dorchester Football Club
  • The Dorchester Rugby Club
  • Dorchester Town Hall
  • St George’s Church Hall, Fordington, Dorchester
  • St Mary’s Church Hall, Dorchester
  • Marquis of Granby, Weymouth
  • Admiral Hardy, Weymouth.


If your chosen venue does not provide catering, we can recommend the below caterers:

  • The Crusty Cob, Maud Road, Dorchester
  • Helen Furness, The Piddle Valley, Nr Dorchester
  • Manor Foods, Godmanstone, Nr. Dorchester
  • The Pine Lodge Tea Rooms, Nr. Dorchester.


Please contact us if you require further details.