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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.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Veterans cemetery section
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Outdoor pavilion
- Multiple chapels
- Large capacity chapel up to 250
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
- Piano/Organ on site
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
- Coffee lounge
- Onsite cemetery
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Services available to support planning events
Options to have your personalized celebrations on outdoors on our property
Arrangements by phone and email
complete funeral planning without needing a funeral home visit
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- 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
- Police escort available
- Cemetery flower delivery
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Latin music selections
- Catholic cemetery section
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation viewing suite
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Option for mail delivery of ashes
- Cremation gardens
Other Languages Spoken
We want you to feel confident planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one. Here are some of the unique benefits we offer to help relieve your family of emotional and financial burdens.
National plan transferability
Personal Planning Guide
Free online obituary
Experts in honoring veterans
Away from home protection
Celebration of life
Compassion help line
100% Dignity Service Guarantee
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.
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.
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