Beautiful Venues

Most people don’t realise that you can hold a funeral service at any location or venue in the UK. 


So it could be in your home or garden, a village hall or at a private venue such as a country house or barn.


The actual cremation still takes place at the crematorium and a burial takes place at the cemetery or other burial ground but the service can happen almost anywhere.

By separating the Service from the actual Cremation or Burial, families can have more time, more flexibility and a far more personal funeral that truly honours and reflects the life of the person who has died.


We have access to a wide range of beautiful venues in Kent & East Sussex where funeral services can be held. We've arranged funerals in all of these venues and many others.

Where these are not suitable, we are able to help find the perfect venue for you.

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Swallows Oast, Ticehurst, East Sussex

( www.swallowsoast.co.uk )

  • Stone oast house & barn in extended grounds

  • Available all year round

  • Private parking

  • Accommodates up to 100 guests

  • Inside and outside service areas

  • Close to A21

  • In-house catering available

Holly Clarke Funeral Director, End of Life Doula UK, Hospice, Hospitals, End of Life care, Supprt, Funeral Directors in Kent, Holistic funeral directors, Humanist funerals, non religious funerals, Kent Natural Burial, Woodland burial, beautiful funerals, love, funerals, award winnig funeral directors, wicker coffins, Tenterden, Cranbrook, Ashford, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Green funerals, eco-friendly funeral directors
Holly Clarke Funeral Director, End of Life Doula UK, Hospice, Hospitals, End of Life care, Supprt, Funeral Directors in Kent, Holistic funeral directors, Humanist funerals, non religious funerals, Kent Natural Burial, Woodland burial, beautiful funerals, love, funerals, award winnig funeral directors, wicker coffins, Tenterden, Cranbrook, Ashford, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Green funerals, eco-friendly funeral directors

Ratsbury Barn, Tenterden, Kent

( www.ratsbury.com )

  • Traditional thatched kent barn & lawn

  • Available during summer months only (May - Sept)

  • Private parking

  • Accommodates up to 80 guests

  • Inside and outside service areas

  • Rural location

The House Meadow, Biddenden, Kent

( www.thehousemeadow.co.uk )

  • Traditional Kent barn & wild flower meadow

  • Available during summer months only (May - Sept)

  • Private parking

  • Accommodates up to 75 guests

  • Inside and outside service areas

  • Rural location

Holly Clarke Funeral Director, End of Life Doula UK, Hospice, Hospitals, End of Life care, Supprt, Funeral Directors in Kent, Holistic funeral directors, Humanist funerals, non religious funerals, Kent Natural Burial, Woodland burial, beautiful funerals, love, funerals, award winnig funeral directors, wicker coffins, Tenterden, Cranbrook, Ashford, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Green funerals, eco-friendly funeral directors

The Secret Garden, Mersham-lelHatch, Kent

( www.secretgardenkent.co.uk )

  • Converted stable block and courtyard

  • Available all year round

  • Private parking

  • Accommodates up to 60 guests

  • Close to Ashford, A20 / M20

  • In-house catering available

Holly Clarke Funeral Director, End of Life Doula UK, Hospice, Hospitals, End of Life care, Supprt, Funeral Directors in Kent, Holistic funeral directors, Humanist funerals, non religious funerals, Kent Natural Burial, Woodland burial, beautiful funerals, love, funerals, award winnig funeral directors, wicker coffins, Tenterden, Cranbrook, Ashford, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Green funerals, eco-friendly funeral directors
Holly Clarke Funeral Director, End of Life Doula UK, Hospice, Hospitals, End of Life care, Supprt, Funeral Directors in Kent, Holistic funeral directors, Humanist funerals, non religious funerals, Kent Natural Burial, Woodland burial, beautiful funerals, love, funerals, award winnig funeral directors, wicker coffins, Tenterden, Cranbrook, Ashford, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Green funerals, eco-friendly funeral directors
Holly Clarke Funeral Director, End of Life Doula UK, Hospice, Hospitals, End of Life care, Supprt, Funeral Directors in Kent, Holistic funeral directors, Humanist funerals, non religious funerals, Kent Natural Burial, Woodland burial, beautiful funerals, love, funerals, award winnig funeral directors, wicker coffins, Tenterden, Cranbrook, Ashford, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Green funerals, eco-friendly funeral directors

Crown Lodge, Wye Downs, Kent

( www.crownlodge-kent.co.uk )

  • Contemporary wooden lodge with stunning views

  • Available all year round

  • Private parking

  • Accommodates up to 100 guests

  • Close to Ashford, A20 / M20

  • In-house catering available

  • Rural location

Bradbourne House, East Malling, Kent

( www.bradbournehousekent.co.uk )

  • Tudor Manor set in 20 acres of parkland

  • Available all year round

  • Private parking

  • Accommodates up to 100 guests

  • Close to Maidstone, A20 / M20

  • In-house catering available

Durbur Hall, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, East Sussex

( www.hmag.org.uk )

  • Panelled room set within the Museum

  • Available all year round

  • Limited parking

  • Accommodates up to 80 guests

  • Close to Hastings, A21 / A28

  • No catering facilities

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The Oak Barn, Benenden, Kent

www.the-oak-barn.co.uk )

  • Immaculately presented Barn Conversion

  • Available all year round

  • Generous parking

  • Accommodates up to 120 guests

  • Close to Tenterden / Cranbrook

  • High spec facilities

The Byre, Benenden, Kent

www.the-oak-barn.co.uk )

  • Immaculately presented Byre Conversion

  • Available all year round

  • Generous parking

  • Accommodates up to 60 guests

  • Close to Tenterden / Cranbrook

  • High spec facilities

Boldshaves, Woodchurch, Kent

( www.boldshaves.com )

  • Beautifully restored brick and timber barn

  • Available all year round

  • Log-burner heating

  • Private parking

  • Accommodates up to 100 guests

  • Inside and outside service areas

  • Fully fitted kitchen available