Wake Venues & Catering

Selected local venues for holding your wake.

The following is a list of venues that our customers have recommended to us over the years.

Listed are a range of venue types catering for a range of sizes and budgets.


Please check online reviews and speak to the venue about what you feel you require before booking.

There are also catering firms listed at the bottom of this page if you already have a venue not listed below.


Channels & Little Channels

Situated in beautiful parkland, offering a range of finger buffets catering for all tastes and budgets.

Chelmsford Conservative Club

Located in Moulsham Street the club is a 5 minute drive from the Crematorium

Greenwoods Hotel

Greenwoods Hotel is a Grade II listed manor house is set in extensive landscaped grounds in Ingatestone.

The County Hotel

The County Hotel is about an 8-10 minute drive from the Crematorium with accommodation.

The Essex Cricket Conference

Situated in New Writtle Street, the Essex Cricket Conference is about a 5 minute drive from the Crematorium

Hylands House

Hylands House, situated in Hylands Park, is approximately a 10 minute drive from the Crematorium and caters for larger scale wakes.

Newland Hall

A large picturesque 15th century Tudor Manor House with a moat, gardens and over 100 acres of grass and woodland

The Ivy Hill Hotel

The Ivy Hill Hotel is a tasteful & luxurious venue that has exceptional levels of comfort & a personal service.

The Fox & Goose

The Fox & Goose is a gastro pub located on Wyses Road, Chelmsford, approximately 10 minutes drive from the crematorium.

Galvin Green Man

Award-winning Essex countryside pub and restaurant owned by Michelin-starred brothers Chris & Jeff Galvin

The White Hart, Little Waltham

The White Hart in Little Waltham has a bright & stylishly decorated upstairs private dining area.

Pontlands Park Hotel

Pontlands Park Hotel, situated in Great Baddow approximately a 10 minute drive from the Crematorium

Catering Companies

Food for thought Catering

Buffets, beautiful garnished platter deliveries, bar service. Open 7 days a week.