Bespoke Traditional 'Burial' Funeral Costs

Burial Funerals from  £2100 Plus disbursements

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In the interests of transparency we believe that you should not have to make a phone call or make personal visits to determine what a funeral might cost.

The costs below, are divided into three categories:  Our Professional Service charge, the Coffin and the Disbursements or Third party costs.

Our Professional Service Fee – £1700

Our professional fee covers all our professional costs in relation to consultation, advisory, administration and caring for the deceased. It includes:

  • Ongoing support
  • Guidance and advice for family and friends throughout
  • Bespoke arrangement of funeral
  • Arranging the completion of all necessary statutory administration
  • Communicating and liaising with statutory authorities and other key professionals & organisations
  • Managing and arranging for the payment of all third party “disbursement” costs
  • Bringing the deceased into our care (within 20 miles) between the hours of 9am and 5pm
  • Personal care & attention of the deceased
  • Viewing arrangements and use of viewing room
  • Provision of personnel for the funeral
  • Hearse for transportation of coffin to the funeral
  • Managing donations

Our professional fee is priced at £1700

Coffin – £400

  • Our “Ardingly” oak veneered coffin priced at £400 has proved to be our most popular choice and is suitable for cremation.
  • Our bamboo coffins are available from £500
  • Our Willow coffins are available from £550
  • Other choices of coffin are available, including solid, wicker coffins or cardboard coffins but may incur a supplement.

Disbursements or Third Party Costs for burial:

The disbursement costs relate to the burial fee and officiant fee.  The burial costs relates to Brighton & Hove Council fees and please note that Burial fees are doubled for non-residents.  The minister or celebrant fees vary according to choice.

  • Purchase of burial plot £580* 
  • Interment fee £850*
  • Minister or celebrant fee from £180 

Sundry Services available for burial

This area covers all the optional and additional costs, which have been chosen to accompany the funeral arrangements, which do not form part of the above costing areas. This will include:

  • Limousine – £240 2.5 hours (then £15 per half hour thereafter)
  • Alternative hearse – POA
  • Horse and carriage – £850
  • Horse and cart – POA
  • Live music – From £60 for a vocalist (up to two songs)
  • White doves – POA
  • Order of Service sheets – From £120
  • Newspaper announcement – POA

Please note this list is not exhaustive.

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