WHAT IS AN INTIMATE FUNERAL?
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.
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.
Read our guide to organising an Intimate funeral.
Our intimate funeral includes doctor's fees, cremation fees, provision of a simple wood effect coffin^, collection from the place of rest a few days prior to cremation** and transportation in a specialised funeral vehicle. We're open about our costs and we won't surprise you with hidden fees.
Intimate Funeral - What's included
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.
Our telephone based funeral arrangement team 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.
Provision of a simple and respectful dark wood effect coffin with linings and fittings^
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.
A few days prior to the cremation we will collect your loved one from the place of rest and care for them in our quality mortuary facilities until the day of the funeral**
Return of ashes in a simple container within 6 weeks of the cremation*
This list is not exhaustive, please refer to the 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 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.
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
Bring straight into care
We’ll take your loved one directly to our mortuaries where we’ll care for and prepare them until the day of the cremation
Out of hours collection
Collection outside of 9am-5pm on working weekdays
Our funeral services are available throughout the whole of mainland Great Britain. The 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.
SHARE YOUR WISHES
If you’re thinking about an Intimate funeral for yourself but you’re not ready to take out a prepaid funeral plan, you can still share your wishes with your family using our free template.Share my wishes
INTIMATE FUNERAL TESTIMONIALS
Our customer experience is very important to us and we strive to deliver a high quality service every time.
They were brilliant. I couldn't have done without them. It was so dignified. For a low cost cremation it was really dignified. They were so good. They even brought her ashes back to the door for me. They do what they say.
Intimate Funeral Customer, Tamworth