Wakes and Memorial Services
The beautiful Beth Chatto Gardens are situated just 5 miles from Weeley Crematorium and Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium, in a tranquil, picturesque setting, ideally suited for your wake.
Our experienced event organisers at the Gardens will work hard to ensure you can concentrate on what's important during a difficult time.
We serve carefully prepared, locally sourced and seasonal food in either our award-winning restaurant, overlooking the world famous Gravel Garden, or in the Willow Room which looks out over the serene Water Garden.
The Willow Room is available to hire for Memorial Services, seating up to 70 people for the service with the water garden as the backdrop. a wonderful location to hold a service to remember a loved one. Audio visual facilities are available and many families put together a photo slideshow with accompanying music. This can be followed with a Memorial reception in the Gravel Garden Room. Open air Memorial Services can also be held once the gardens are closed to the public, from 5.30pm during the summer months.
In conjunction with your funeral director and celebrant we are also able to hold the farewell service in the Willow Room after the Gardens close with a private cremation the following day.
Ample free parking is available on site.
We look forward to your enquiry and have an experienced team member dedicated to helping you organise your event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01206 822007 extension 222.
We have created a special area in the gardens where you are able to lease memorial plaques, this beautiful peaceful part of the Gardens was offically open from 27th June 2019, in celebration of Beth's 96th birthday. The Reflection Garden was designed by our Gardener Sally Chandler it is early days but the area is already peaceful and relaxed. This is a wonderful area in the gardens where visitors can sit and reflect on their memories of family or friends who are no longer with us. Plaques are available to be ordered now with a 5 year lease which includes a single 5 year Friend of the Garden membership - please contact email@example.com for further details.