Front exterior building at Elmwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery

Elmwood Funeral Home, Cremation Service and Cemetery

How may we help you?

Exceptional individuals deserve an especially memorable farewell. At Elmwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Columbia, South Carolina, we create fitting tributes inspired by life’s most memorable stories.

Together with our sister location, Elmwood Cemetery, we offer the convenience of taking care of all your funeral and burial arrangements. Both the funeral home and cemetery serve families from the Midlands and throughout the state of South Carolina with true Southern hospitality.


  • Catered Receptions
  • Funeral Celebrants
  • Event Space
  • Chapel
  • Cremation Memorials
  • Crematorium On-Site
  • Double-Depth Companion Plots
  • Flat Markers
  • Mausoleums
  • Multicultural Funerals
  • Private Family Estates
  • Private Mausoleums
  • Upright Headstones
  • Veterans Cemetery Section


Personalized funeral services

Mausoleum at Elmwood CemeteryTell us about a lifelong hobby, a passionate pursuit or uncommon devotion to a vocation, and the professional funeral directors at Elmwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service will thoughtfully integrate elements to create an individualized tribute. Picture a glamorous evening of art, with a guided tour of a painter’s best work and keepsake prints for guests to cherish. Give an avid golfer one last trip to the links, with monogrammed golf balls given to guests for their next trip to the green. Let your imagination lead our creative resources, and together we can fulfill almost any final wish.

Whether you choose a traditional religious funeral or a contemporary celebration of life, we offer elements of customization to make each service uniquely yours.

We honor veterans

Elmwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Interfaith chapel

Reception room at Elmwood Funeral Home & Cremation ServiceWe personally welcome your guests to our interfaith chapel, which serves people of all backgrounds and traditions. Our flexible reception space adapts to the size of your guest list and the tone of the occasion, accommodating large reunions of friends and intimate gatherings of immediate family alike. Professional caterers can prepare and serve your favorite dishes and family recipes, so you can spend more time with your guests.

Cremation services

Cremation is important in certain religions and cultures, and more and more people are choosing cremation over more traditional burial options, but most people aren’t familiar with all of their choices when it comes to cremation. A counselor at Elmwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service will help you choose what is best for you and your loved one, whether it is a direct cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind, a funeral with the body present, followed by cremation or a cremation followed by a cemetery service or a celebration of life. In addition, our cemetery garden offers many options for cremation memorialization.

Elmwood Cemetery

A full-service perpetual care cemetery spanning 120 acres at the edge of Congaree Vista, Elmwood Cemetery has served Columbia's residents for more than 160 years. Rich in heritage and unique in atmosphere, the cemetery is a symbol of tranquility and stability.

As you stroll the property, you will find gently rolling hills, a large variety of hardwood trees and beautiful landscaping that provide a serene final resting place and a calming environment for meaningful reflection. With a wide variety of cemetery and burial options, we are certain that your family will find an arrangement that best suits your needs and wishes. At Elmwood Cemetery, we offer upright monuments, flush bronze memorials, a veterans section, private mausoleums, family estates, cremation estates and a community mausoleum.

Count on us, day or night

Please contact us at Elmwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service or Elmwood Cemetery if we may assist with arrangements in Columbia, or if you would like to arrange a personal tour of the funeral home or cemetery grounds. You can count on our teams to guide you through the full range of funeral, cremation and burial options, with support and compassion at every step.

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Remember the one you love

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