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.
- Veterans cemetery section
- New building
- Beautiful views
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Upright headstones
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
- Onsite cemetery
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Audio and video equipment
- Police escort available
- Cemetery flower delivery
- Multicultural funerals
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Personalized funeral services
Tell 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.
A welcoming space for all
We serve families of all religious backgrounds and cultures. Our modern and comfortable event space is easily adapted for any type of small memorial. We can set it up with rows of chairs for a traditional service or tables for a reception with food and drinks. We will work with professional caterers to bring favorite dishes and family recipes to your event, so you can spend more time with your guests.
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.
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.
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.
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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Verified Cremation Customer
"Their communication, compassion and support was very much appreciated. They gave me the confidence that I knew they were there to help me through this most difficult time. I'm truly grateful."
Verified Cremation Customer
"Elmwood handled all arrangements when a relative recently passed away and they did a wonderful job."
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
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