Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
- Large capacity chapel
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Veterans cemetery section
- Recently renovated
- Beautiful views
- Outdoor pavilion
- Multiple chapels
- 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
- Reserved veteran parking
- Coffee lounge
- Onsite cemetery
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation viewing suite
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
- Cremation gardens
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
White glove service
Locations offering the highest level of service and care
- Large reception area
Services available to support planning events
Options to have your personalized celebrations on outdoors on our property
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Live music available
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
Ceremony where the tombstone is placed at your loved one’s gravesite
- Black car service
- Cemetery flower delivery
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Latin music selections
- Feng shui design
- Jewish cemetery section
- Incense burning
- Shomer available
- Tahara room
- Ritual washing
- Kosher catering
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
At Groover Funeral Home, we begin by listening to you to discover traits that define a lifetime. Share a favorite song, fashion style or defining decade, and we will work to incorporate these elements into a memorial to be treasured by all who attend.
Catering can be customized to reflect a preferred palate or incorporate a secret family recipe. Audiovisual presentations—from photo slideshows to music playlists—evoke emotion and inspiration. Whatever you envision, the licensed funeral directors at Groover Funeral Home specialize in creating tailored tributes to meet your final wishes.
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel warmly welcomes celebrants of all faith traditions and cultural backgrounds. Inside, you’ll find a flexible reception area that adapts to your needs, whether you envision a large and lively gathering of friends or a small and intimate retreat for close family.
Mansion Memorial Park cemetery
For more than 150 years, the meticulously maintained grounds of Mansion Memorial Park in Ellenton have provided a variety of burial options to best meet your needs. Located at 1400 36th Avenue East, our beautiful cemetery offers convenience and peace for all families.
Situated on the property of an old cotton and tomato plantation known as Gamble Mansion, tall palm trees, stately live oaks and beautiful floral landscaping provide a quiet, picturesque setting for reflection.
Burial choices for every family
As you stroll through the cemetery grounds, you'll notice a wide range of burial, entombment and cremation choices. Options include traditional ground burial with flat or upright markers, entombment in a community or private mausoleum and private family estates.
We also offer a number of options for the burial or inurnment of cremation remains. Niches, memorial benches, columbaria and a scattering garden are a few of our cremation memorialization choices.
Here to serve you
For the benefit of the families we serve, we maintain close ties with Manasota Memorial Park and Manasota Funeral Home in Bradenton. We are members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, offering exclusive benefits, compassionate care and personalized service. You can count on us to be there for you in your time of need.
Please reach out to us if the funeral home and cemetery teams may provide additional information regarding funeral arrangements or burial services in Ellenton, or if you would like a tour of the chapel or cemetery grounds.
The more than 150-year tradition of Groover Funeral Home and Mansion Memorial Park begins with the formation of one of the most historic cemeteries in Ellenton, Florida. The cemetery is located on a site that was once part of the original Gamble Plantation Historic State Park. The rich history of the area is punctuated by the historical figures who are buried at Mansion Memorial Park, some of whom date back to the mid-1800s.
Today, Groover Funeral Home and Mansion Memorial Park provide a full range of services and options to our neighbors in Ellenton and the surrounding Bradenton area. The funeral home team specializes in military funerals, traditional religious ceremonies and contemporary celebrations of life. We both consider it an honor to serve families in need of compassion when it counts most.
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