A Celebration of Life
Funerals are an important ritual in the grieving process – they don’t just recognise that a life has ended, they recognise that a life was lived. We’re here to help you make things as easy and simple as possible. After a funeral service, it is traditional for mourners to come together to celebrate the life of the person who has passed away. This usually happens in the form of a reception or wake.
We aim to provide the most suitable venue and best service, creating a memorable and appropriate event for you and your guests. If you’re in need of a funeral venue that is befitting of the person that has passed away, contact us today.
Organising a wake
While some people leave funeral instructions in their will (including wake venues), not everyone finds the time to do so before they pass away, leaving loved ones or close friends with important decisions to make. Left Bank can help you make those decisions.
- Type of venue
When it comes to the type of venue, we have a variety of options and can cater to all types of events. We always waive Room Hire for wakes – making it easier for you to budget. We have different areas available catering to groups of 20 to 150 guests. Your choice includes private and semi-private areas: The River Bar, the Mezzanine, the Conservatory Deck or Billy’s Lounge and Verandah
Post-funeral receptions often include food and drink for mourners, who may be hungry after a long journey or an early service. We can provide complete catering for a wake.
We recommend to pre-order cocktail platters from our functions menu – to provide all your guests delicious canapes to enjoy.
For the beverages, you have the choice to set up a bar tab for your guests or leave it as a cash bar.
Why choose the Left Bank?
- Your own event planner
There are many things on your mind and you’re focused on the funeral service. We get this, which is why we’ll be there to help you every step of the way – making sure everything is organised and nothing is forgotten by the time the wake starts.
- Unrivalled customer service
Our staff is experienced and trained to make sure you and your guests have a memorable experience.
- Flexible Food and Beverage Packages for a Funeral Wake
You can choose from our platter menus to keep all guests satisfied.
- Value for money
No hidden fees – you’ll be informed of all costs and any minimum spend, and we’ll make sure you get the best value for your money.
We know what a difficult time you’re going through, which is why we’ll help plan the perfect memorial that will properly honour your loved one. Maybe you choose to bring a Slideshow of photos or would like to add some decoration and flowers to your area.
Contact us today to discuss your requirements with our functions team.