Helpful Suggestions for Funeral Reception Venues

Recommendations from our Customers and Ourselves

On the way back from Forest Park Cemetery and Crematorium

Hainault Forest Golf Club, Romford Road IG7 4QW

Please contact Caroline Cope – Senior Events Coordinator at or call Hainault Forest Golf Club on 0208 500 0385 or 0208 500 2097 for further details and information, where a staff member will be more than happy to help you.  Weblink

There are two golf clubs next door to each other – this is the uphill building, redbrick with “HALL HIRE” displayed outside.  The function room is very pleasant and backs on to a lovely garden, right on the golf course.  The catering is second to none, with a recent 5* rating from council inspection, and can accommodate all dietary needs, from £8 a head.  There is a modest room hire charge from £150.  Drinks from the bar.  Up to around 65 people restaurant style or 150 people accommodated for a buffet.  Toilets on ground level.  One customer recently had an “afternoon tea” theme which she was very pleased with.

On the way back from South Essex Crematorium and Upminster Cemetery

Shepherd and Dog, 91 Shepherds Hill, Harold Wood RM3 0NP, 01708 377717

Proprietor Barry sets aside the spacious and impressive restaurant bar area with a fantastic spread of chef prepared food with a well kept bar, great atmosphere.  Easy parking, 10 minutes drive from Upminster funerals in a countryside location, 15 minutes walk from Harold Wood Railway Station.  Capacity TBC, around 40.

St George’s Church Hall, Chippenham Road RM3 8HX 01708 378310

A very pleasant self-catering church-run community venue with parking in the shopping centre opposite.  Around 80 capacity.

On the way back from Bentley Crematorium

Noak Hill Victory Hall, Church Road RM4 1LD (Search Facebook – Noakhill Victory Hall and send message for availability)

Limited availability – Self-catering unique community venue for up to 60 people in a countryside setting, with off road parking.

More suggestions will be added on this page, but colleagues will be pleased to share more local knowledge and experience on asking.