What is a Funeral Parlour?
A funeral parlour, a funeral home or a funeral home is a business that provides interment and funeral services for the dead and their families, which may include a prepared wake and funeral service and a chapel for the funeral.
They can also be referred to as funeral directors, although the term “funeral director” is also used to refer to the individuals employed by funeral parlours to arrange and carry out the necessary services.
What do Funeral Parlours Do?
Funeral parlours can help you arrange burials or cremations and will generally perform a full range of services, including:
- meeting with the family
- transfer of the deceased to the funeral parlour or mortuary
- mortuary care
- placement of death and funeral notices
- registration of death with the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
- making arrangements with the cemetery or crematoirum
- liaising with third parties such as celebrants, florists, -caterers, venues, musicians and other service providers
- provision of staff, hearse and other transport required by the family
Many funeral parlours also have a funeral parlour chapel where you can hold the entire service if you’re planning a single funeral service, or the first part of the service if you’re planning a dual funeral service.
How much does engaging a Funeral Parlour cost?
How much a funeral parlour will charge you for funeral services depends on the type of service you want to arrange.
Apart from the type of service you choose, prices also naturally vary between funeral parlours based on the markets they serve, ranging from low-cost operators to the more lavish, high-end funeral parlours.
Funeral parlours serve an important role in our communities, and it is important to find someone who understands your wishes and ensures that your loved one is properly cared for and celebrated.
With the availability of the internet, there are now hundreds of funeral parlour reviews from customers that can be easily accessed on websites such as ours, and we highly recommend that you look at some of these reviews when you do your research.