Funeral Catering and Reception Services

Meals have brought families together since the beginning of time. Traditional or contemporary, a catered funeral reception allows family and friends to continue spending time together while sharing memories and comfort.

Catered funeral receptions

Make a catered reception or food and beverage delivery part of the funeral service for your loved one. With the catered reception services offered through Dignity Memorial® funeral providers, you won’t need to find an outside caterer, schedule more appointments to plan your menu or find time to shop for food and beverages for your guests. We can arrange it all for you.

We work with licensed, professional caterers to plan all types of funeral receptions or food delivery before, during or after the service for your loved one. They can range from simple beverage service with snacks or light appetizers to casual or formal full meals at breakfast, lunch or dinner. You might choose to offer guests a self-service buffet, passed hors d’oeuvres in a cocktail setting or even a formal seated dinner. Even breakfast delivery for your family the morning of a visitation or interment can be a welcome convenience.

 A tray of small fruit tarts for a catered reception


A shared meal at your venue of choice

And just because we’re arranging the reception for you doesn’t mean you have to hold it at the funeral home. Though we can coordinate a reception at our location (in most states*), we also can arrange for food and beverage to be delivered to your home or another venue of your choice, giving you more time to focus on what’s most important—honoring the life of your loved one.

Whichever you choose, we can arrange it on your behalf. Though some items may not be included in every reception, most Dignity Memorial® receptions include:

  • Food and beverages
  • Delivery
  • Waitstaff (1 per 25 guests)
  • Heating and cooling equipment
  • Serving dishes
  • Tableware and glasses
  • Linens and centerpieces
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Gratuity

When it comes to planning your loved one’s funeral service, we cater to your every need—right down to the catering. It’s just one more way we offer service beyond expectation.

For specific menu options and details on event space, ask your funeral director.

*Catered receptions may not be allowed at funeral homes by law in some states.

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Plan a beautiful, personal remembrance

Particular passions, milestone moments and legacies created weave together to tell a unique story. The Insider’s Guide to Funeral & Cremation Planning will walk you through inspirational ideas and the simple steps to planning a very personal celebration. Fill out the form and a planning advisor will contact you to answer your questions and provide a customized estimate for final expenses.

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