Arch L. Heady at Resthaven and Resthaven Memorial Park have been supporting the people of Louisville for generations. The funeral home is conveniently located southeast of downtown Louisville. We happily serve people of all cultures, backgrounds and faiths. Together, the funeral home and cemetery allow people to handle all their choices around funeral, cremation and burial services.
- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Cremation Memorials
- Crematorium On-Site
- Double-Depth Companion Plots
- Flat Markers
- Multicultural Funerals
- Private Family Estates
- Private Mausoleums
- Upright Headstones
- Veterans Cemetery Section
- Water Feature
Timeless and traditional Louisville funeral home
Our elegant funeral home was built in 1991. From the moment you walk in, you are welcomed here.
Timeless decor, including calming and cool colors, tall ceilings and Southern flare, surround you. A large fountain with bench seating in front of the funeral home provides an outdoor space to sit and reflect.
With pew seating for 150 guests, high ceilings and a large altar, our chapel is very traditional. We have a beautiful, large lobby directly outside the chapel, which is often used by families for serving refreshments, providing additional seating or displaying personal mementos.
We have 3 visitation rooms: Farmington, Breckinridge and Heritage. All of these spaces are similar in size, offering a warm environment, nice lighting and updated technology for family videos, music or slideshows. All 3 rooms comfortably accommodate 50-60 people and have direct access to a family lounge/coffee area.
The Celebration Room
The Celebration Room is a newly renovated space for memorial services, visitations or catered receptions. This room features warmer tones, photos of Louisville attractions and an updated sound system.
It also has a 55-inch television for picture and video slideshows. For those interested in hosting an event with cocktails, we can arrange for a bartender to serve your guests at the large wooden bar. We also have full catering capabilities. We are glad to coordinate anything from a breakfast buffet to a complete sit-down dinner.
Personalized funeral services
All of our services are designed to help you through one of the more personal and challenging stages of life. We understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and we are committed to providing compassionate, professional and personal care.
Over the years, we have designed some very touching celebration of life ceremonies. For instance, when coordinating the funeral details for a gentleman who was an avid traveler, we set up a room with a beach and cruise ship theme. We've also created a beautiful garden in a visitation room for a woman who loved English gardens.
From dove, butterfly and balloon releases to arranging for a horse-drawn carriage from a nearby farm, it is our promise to work with you to create a funeral or memorial service as unique as your loved one.
Let us serve you
Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, wish to tour our facility or want to discuss planning a funeral ahead of time. Our location is easily accessible from the Watterson Expressway.
Resthaven Memorial Park
Established in 1926, Resthaven Memorial Park has been a peaceful final resting place for generations of Louisville families. Spanning 125 acres, we are a perpetual care cemetery with red brick pathways, well-manicured lawns and a variety of burial options.
We offer traditional in-ground burials, above-ground estates, build-to-suit and customizable options, private gated areas, bench estates, mausoleum crypts, stonewall cremation niches, granite memorials, boulder memorialization, cremation gardens and more. Our mission is to provide the personalized memorialization that people desire and deserve, so we strive to provide a diverse variety of choices.
Kentucky Heritage Garden
The newest section of Resthaven Memorial Park is the unique Kentucky Heritage Garden. A beautiful tribute to the traditions of bluegrass, this area features a tranquil setting designed for peaceful reflection.
Located toward the front of the cemetery property, this garden honors the rich horse-racing tradition of the region. Strolling down the promenade toward the classic Kentucky Heritage Pavilion is like passing through decades of Kentucky thoroughbred tradition. You’ll notice polished marble markers displaying the names of the most revered people in horse racing.
The pavilion is a peaceful, open-air setting for family gatherings and services. The centerpiece of Kentucky Heritage Garden is a large metal statue of a thoroughbred in midstride, mane flowing and muscles straining toward a prize. Four cremation benches are found near this wonderful sculpture.
The garden features both traditional flat markers and raised monument sites. A tiered stonewall creates a sweeping arc behind the pavilion, cradling a row of private paddock estates and monuments. Between the paddock estates and the pavilion, pillow monument lots lie neatly in rows.
Other Kentucky Heritage Garden memorialization options include hedged estates, 8 polished marble benches (2 on each side of the pavilion) and 6 build-to-suit sites at the front corners of the garden.
Visit the cemetery
Throughout our history, we have served families by minding even the smallest of details, extending every possible courtesy and creating a serene final resting place for those in and around Louisville. We invite you to visit Resthaven Memorial Park anytime. Please contact us if you wish to take a guided tour and we will be happy to assist you.
We invite you to join us for community events throughout the year.
We hold an Easter sunrise service, usually in the cemetery at the Kentucky Heritage Pavilion. Our celebrant performs the service and it is accompanied by live music.
For Mother’s Day, we distribute pies to families visiting our property. We also host a weekend tribute during the Memorial Day weekend, placing flags throughout the property.
During the holiday season, we invite the public to attend our holiday candlelight memorial service. This non-denominational evening service is held inside the funeral home. It's led by our celebrant and a local minister, and includes live music as well as ornament gifts for all guests.
Public Servants Program
Arch L. Heady at Resthaven is a funeral home that participates in the Dignity Memorial® Public Servants Program. This program recognizes the courage and selflessness of public servants by offering dignified and honorable tributes, at no cost, for career and volunteer law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency services personnel who die in the line of duty. It's our way of showing appreciation for their ultimate sacrifice.
"The whole service was very good for everyone."
"Best service in town staff is compassionate and friendly. Facilities are well kept and clean. Visitation and burial all in one place."
"I was very pleased with the services provided. The staff was always kind & respectful."
"The staff went above and beyond in several areas to make us feel comfortable."
"Outstanding staff and service to our family. It was a difficult time for our family but the staff were so wonderful and had such compassion for us."