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Intimate Funeral: Basic Funerals from £1,395

Say goodbye in a respectful yet short and simple funeral service for up to 10 people. Ideal for those that would like a basic funeral, our Intimate Funeral includes cremation fees, doctor's fees, return of ashes, care of your loved one and transportation to the crematorium on the day of the funeral.

Intimate Funeral: Basic Funerals from £1,395

Say goodbye in a respectful yet short and simple funeral service for up to 10 people. Ideal for those that would like a basic funeral, our Intimate Funeral includes cremation fees, doctor's fees, return of ashes, care of your loved one and transportation to the crematorium on the day of the funeral.


A short, basic funeral for up to 10 people to attend*

Our Intimate Funeral offers a cremation where a small group of family and friends can be present in the chapel. This simple cremation costs significantly less than a traditional funeral. It gives you the chance to arrange a dignified and respectful funeral now - allowing you the opportunity to hold a memorial with a larger attendance at a later date so you can commemorate your loved one's life in a way that suits you and your family. 

You will be welcomed inside by our Chapel Attendant where a piece of music of your choice can be played. You will then have a few minutes for private reflection and the chance to share a final few moments to say goodbye.

We know organising a funeral is something most people will be unfamiliar with, so all it takes is one phone call to start the process. Our teams are available to help 24 hours a day, so there's always someone here to answer any questions you may have. For more information, read our step by step guide to organising an Intimate Funeral.

If you would like to plan ahead and arrange a small funeral for yourself or a loved one for the future, you can do this with the Magnolia Plan. A Prepaid Funeral Plan will allow you to protect your loved ones from rising funeral costs, as well as ensuring your funeral is carried out according to your wishes.

*Typically 12 people can attend an Intimate Funeral, however, we have temporarily restricted this to 10 people, based on government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. 

COVID-19 Pandemic Update

We understand this is a concerning and confusing time for everyone.  Right now, we have some restrictions and limitations on our services to ensure we are able to sustain caring for families and the deceased in the coming months. Read our FAQs here.


Our Intimate Funeral costs from just £1,395 and includes doctor's fees, cremation fees, provision of a simple wood effect coffin^, preparation for cremation in our quality mortuary facilities and transportation in a specialised funeral vehicle. 

Intimate Funeral - What's included

Arrange the funeral date

One of our telephone based funeral arrangers will help you organise the date of the funeral at our crematorium nearest to the place of rest. The funeral will take place at 9am (Tuesday - Friday).

Dedicated telephone support

A dedicated Simplicity Account Manager will be on hand throughout the entire process. They can help you with any decisions for the day and even arrange a crematorium visit should you wish to meet the chapel attendant in person beforehand.

A simple coffin

Provision of a simple and respectful dark wood effect coffin with linings and fittings^

Decide on a song and if you’d like to say a few words

You will have freedom to sit and reflect or say a few words in the chapel on the day. Our arrangers can assist you with choosing any music you’d like to play.

Care of the deceased at our mortuary

Your loved one will be prepared appropriately for cremation by an expert Funeral Director at one of our quality mortuary facilities**

Return of ashes*

Return of ashes in a simple container within 6 weeks of the cremation (the return of ashes may be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic)*


Intimate Funeral - optional extras

Additional charges may apply in certain circumstances or where you’d like to add an extra service to the Intimate funeral package.

A Simplicity wooden urn


Return of ashes in a wooden urn instead of a simple container

Bringing the deceased straight into care


Should your loved one pass away at home, in a care home or in a hospice setting, we’ll take them directly to our mortuaries where we’ll care for and prepare them until the day of the cremation

Out of hours collection


Collection of the deceased outside of 9am-5pm on working weekdays

What's not included

  • Viewing of the deceased / chapel visits
  • A procession
  • A hearse or limousines
  • Formal service or ceremony
  • Arranging of floral tributes (client can arrange floral tributes directly with a florist)
  • Minister or celebrant
  • Collection of donations
  • Embalming, placing personal effects in the coffin or a Funeral Director present on the day of the service - a Chapel Attendant will be available on the day of the funeral to ensure everything runs smoothly
  • Witnessing the committal of the coffin to the cremator
  • Costs for removing artificial limbs and mechanisms such as pacemakers

Please refer to the Funeral Services Terms & Conditions for further information. 


*Within mainland Great Britain

**Please note, it will be a minimum of 14 days after payment until the cremation takes place to cover the cooling off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations. We will usually bring your loved one into care a few days prior to cremation. Should they need to be collected straight away, an additional charge of £250 will be incurred to cover care in our quality mortuary facilities until the day of cremation.

^Please let us know if your loved one is heavier than 20 stone or taller than 6’7”, so we can provide a suitable coffin.


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Find your nearest crematorium

Our funeral services are available throughout the whole of mainland Great Britain. The Intimate Funeral will take place at a crematorium nearest to the place of rest. You can find your nominated crematorium by entering the postcode of the place where your loved one is currently resting below.

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