Our Local Alternative Funeral

Our local Alternative Funeral offers a service where family and friends can celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.

If you’re looking for a service with the option of personalisation, followed by an unattended cremation, our local Alternative Funeral could be ideal for you.

As with all our funeral services, our expert funeral directors will guide and support you through every step of the process. From transporting your loved one to rest in climate-controlled facilities to the day of the funeral and beyond, we will be by your side.

Alternative Funeral Cost

We understand that planning a funeral can feel confusing during an already difficult time. To make the process as simple and clear as possible, we’ve highlighted the estimated cost of our local Alternative Funeral for your loved one.

The estimated price of our local Alternative Funeral includes a Park Coffin. We can personalise the service or coffin for an additional cost to meet your specific needs and preferences.

Choosing our local Alternative Funeral will see our expert funeral directors advise and guide you through all aspects of the funeral. Your loved one will rest in our climate-controlled mortuary, and you will have the opportunity to visit them in our Chapel of Rest during regular office hours. We want to help you in every way we can, so we will also liaise with necessary third parties and manage all documentation for the funeral on your behalf.

On the day of the funeral, your loved one will be driven by a chauffeur in a traditional hearse to the service venue where you and your loved ones can remember them and celebrate their life. The cremation will then be carried out with the utmost care at one of our selected local crematoria without any mourners present.

Estimated Cost of Funeral

  • Silver Funeral Option Price£2050
  • Gold Funeral Option Price£POA
  • Platinum Funeral Option Price£POA
  • Estimate of third party costs including crematorium cost£1244
  • doctor's fee and minister or celebrant

Our local Alternative Funeral at a glance

  • Our fully trained professional team will bring your loved one into our care using specialist vehicles and equipment during normal office hours
  • They will be treated with the utmost respect and will rest in climate-controlled mortuary facilities
  • Depending on your preferences, we will dress your loved one in their own clothes, or we can provide a gown
  • We will also follow any instructions regarding hair and make-up. We will care for any personal effects in accordance with your instructions
  • You can visit your loved one as many times as required, in our private chapel of rest by appointment at a time suitable to you
  • Your funeral arranger will liaise with necessary third parties, managing all documentation required for the funeral to go ahead
  • The Park Coffin is included with this service. You also have the option to upgrade to any other coffin in our range.
  • Your loved one will be transported in a chauffeur driven hearse on the day of the funeral, directly from our funeral home to the service venue
  • The cremation will be carried out with the utmost care and supervised by one of our qualified attendants
  • You can collect your loved one’s ashes from our funeral home, or they be scattered in the crematorium’s garden of remembrance. Alternatively, we can arrange the interment of ashes if required
  • We can also help with flower arrangements, stationery, obituaries and more. Please see “Additional Services” below for further information and pricing.
  • Some Important Things to Consider

    • The choice of service date and time may be limited depending on availability and restrictions within the chosen venue
    • The cremation will not be attended by mourners
    • There will be no flexibility with the date, time and location of the cremation

Alternative Choices

If you’re looking for something a little different to the our local Alternative Funeral – whether that’s a cremation without a service or a fully tailored funeral - take a look at some of our other services below:

Service Details

Find out more about our local Alternative Venue and what it entails:

The Service

The Service

You can carry out your loved one's service at any suitable nearby setting. We will help to arrange this, working with your desired venue to secure a time and date for the service to go ahead.



The flexibility of choosing a venue that works for you means that the Alternative Funeral can reflect your loved one's life, culture, interests or passions.

- The Silver Package - £1,550
- The Gold Package - £POA
- The Platinum Package - £POA

To find out more, please call us on and we'll be happy to talk through your ideas.
Our Range of Coffins and Caskets

Our Range of Coffins and Caskets

The estimated cost of our local Alternative Funeral includes a Park Coffin, however you can choose from our wide range of coffins below for an additional cost.

Our Casket Collection

Made from quality materials in both wood and metal, our choice of caskets are available in a range of traditional and contemporary styles
The Heavenly White from Our Casket Collection
The Heavenly White
A pure white, solid poplar casket, with wooden swing handles and a white crepe interior. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£2,099
The Golden Leaf Oak from Our Casket Collection
The Golden Leaf Oak
Made from solid oak, with a topaz satin finish, this casket comes with wooden swing bar handles and a tan crepe interior. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£2,650
The Michelangelo Poplar from Our Casket Collection
The Michelangelo Poplar
Panelled with depictions of 'The Last Supper', this solid poplar casket has wooden swing bar handles, a tan crepe interior and a high quality, golden dunes gloss finish. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£2,399
The Twilight Silver from Our Casket Collection
The Twilight Silver
A Steel casket finished in dual tone ebony and silver, complemented by metal swing bar handles and a tufted silver velvet interior. Unsuitable for cremation and may also be unsuitable for burial at some cemeteries
Cost
£1,999

Our Classic Collection

Solid wood coffins, ornately crafted to create an air of elegant distinction. British-made (apart from The Last Supper coffin) and available in both light and dark woods, they include a plush interior and quality fittings.
The Last Supper from Our Classic Collection
The Last Supper
Crafted from solid wood and embellished with moulded depictions of 'The Last Supper'. Cast metal handles and a tufted satin interior with lace edging complete this coffin. Not suitable for cremation
Cost
£1,599
The Sapphire from Our Classic Collection
The Sapphire
A solid hardwood coffin with a gloss mahogany finish, complemented by six bronze effect handles and a tufted satin interior with lace edging. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£1,299
The Opal from Our Classic Collection
The Opal
Solid hardwood in an oak finish, with six antiquated bronze effect handles completing the look of this coffin, along with the lace-edged satin interior. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£1,399
The Royale from Our Classic Collection
The Royale
Crafted from solid hardwood and rendered in an oak finish, this coffin has six brass finish handles and an interior suite made from satin with a lace edging. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£1,499

Our Natural Collection

An ethically sourced, biodegradable range of eco coffins, crafted from cardboard, bamboo and willow. Sustainable materials are used to ensure an environmentally friendly choice.
Cardboard Coffin from Our Natural Collection
The Cardboard
Available in either white or a woodgrain effect, our cardboard coffin offers an entirely biodegradable alternative to traditional wood.
Cost
£699
Bamboo Coffin from Our Natural Collection
The Bamboo
Hand woven by skilled craftsmen, the Bamboo Coffin is made from natural split bamboo, and has an unbleached calico lining, along with natural fastenings, ensuring 100% biodegradability.
Cost
£849
Willow Coffin from Our Natural Collection
The Willow
Hand-woven natural willow, bound by skilled weavers and completed by rope and seagrass handles, along with unbleached linings and natural fastenings, to create a coffin that is 100% biodegradable
Cost
£899

Our Picture Collection

Printed directly onto the wood, for the highest quality finish, our picture coffins provide a modern alternative to the traditional offering. With a variety of designs available, you can add a more personal touch to your loved one's funeral. See our Cremation Urns for the complementary range.
Fishing Scene from Our Picture Collection
Fishing
A wooden picture coffin, with a gentle fishing theme. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£559
Footballs from Our Picture Collection
Footballs
This wooden coffin is ideal for someone who lived their life in appreciation of the beautiful game. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£659
Golf Scene from Our Picture Collection
Golf
A wooden coffin depicting a scene paying tribute to the golfing enthusiast. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£659
Lily Scene from Our Picture Collection
Lily
Ethically-sourced wood combined with a beautifully-rendered depiction of this traditional funeral flower. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£659
Manhanttan Scene from Our Picture Collection
Manhattan
The Manhattan skyline marks this picture coffin out as something a little more unique. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£659
Motorcycle from Our Picture Collection
Motorcycle
A wooden picture coffin depicting a Harley-Davidson-style motorcycle. It is an ideal choice for the loved one whose passion was motorbikes. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£659
Poppy Scene from Our Picture Collection
Poppy
A wooden picture coffin depicting a poignant scene of poppies in a field. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£659
Summer Garden Scene from Our Picture Collection
Summer Garden
A colourful and FSC®-certified wooden picture coffin, bringing to mind a beautiful summer's day. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£659
Seashore Scene from Our Picture Collection
Seashore
This wooden picture coffin is depicted by evoking memories of times spent by the sea.
Cost
£659

Our Traditional Collection

Traditional coffins made from traditional materials by our own craftsmen at our East Yorkshire facility. All coffins meet the requirements for cremation or burial.
The Exmoor from Our Traditional Collection
The Exmoor
With silver-effect, Fleur-de-Lys style handles and cross-design screws, The Exmoor coffin comes with a Walnut effect satin finish and white taffeta interior.
Cost
£449
The Dale from Our Traditional Collection
The Dale
Teak effect, with a satin finish, this coffin has brass effect, Fleur-de-Lys style handles, and an interior of white taffeta, pleated at the top.
Cost
£449
The Lomond from Our Traditional Collection
The Lomond
A dark mahogany gloss finish with matching mouldings, completed by silver-effect furnishings and a quilted, white satin interior.
Cost
£599
The Pembroke from Our Traditional Collection
The Pembroke
An oak veneer finish and brass-effect furnishings make for a traditional-styled coffin, complete with a quilted, white satin interior and lace edging
Cost
£599
The Northumberland from Our Traditional Collection
The Northumberland
Finished with a high gloss polish and fitted with silver-effect and wood furnishings, this mahogany-veneered coffin, complete with a raised lid, has a quilted, white satin interior.
Cost
£699
The Brecon from Our Traditional Collection
The Brecon
Oak veneer with a high gloss finish, this coffin has polished brass effect and wood furnishings, along with a sumptuous quilted satin interior.
Cost
£699
The Cairngorm from Our Traditional Collection
The Cairngorm
Hand finished in mahogany, this solid hardwood coffin has a raised lid, silver-coloured metal fittings, angel-wing screws, and is completed by a quilted white satin interior, edged with Nottingham lace.
Cost
£999
The Snowdon from Our Traditional Collection
The Snowdon
A mature-grained, oak-finished solid hardwood coffin, with brass-effect metal fittings, including angel wing screws, and lace-edged, white satin interior.
Cost
£999
Windsor Coffin
The Windsor
A premium light oak-effect satin finish, with gold-effect ornate fleur-de-lys style handles.
Cost
£529
Park Coffin
Covered in a black oak effect foil veneer, complete with a glossy satin finish, this coffin has a flat lid and matching black plastic handles. The lined interior is fitted with a pillow and white taffeta frill.
Cost
£250

Our Hearses

As the vehicle that will bear your loved one to their final resting place, the hearse is the focal point of the funeral cortege. For that reason alone, we ensure that our hearses run smoothly and are of the highest standard in appearance.

We will provide one of our chauffeur-driven hearses to carry the coffin to the funeral service, crematorium or place of committal. Depending upon the type of service you choose, we can personalise the route of this final journey to take in locations that, during life, may have had a specific meaning to your loved one.

A motorised hearse is included in the price of the funeral, but we also have the capacity, at an additional cost, to offer horse-drawn hearses, along with a range of alternative carriages. Popular choices include campervans, motorcycles and fire engines. To find out more, speak to one of the team at .

Our Limousines

As part of our local Alternative Funeral, we can provide one limousine at an additional cost. The chauffeur will collect you from your home and drive you to the service venue. When the service is over, the chauffeur will drive you back to the original pick-up location.

Our entire fleet of funeral limousines is built to the highest specifications, and each vehicle is professionally maintained. They provide a traditional, comfortable and dignified way to travel to and from the funeral service.

Traditionally, immediate family take a limousine to the funeral service; however, you can invite whoever you please to travel in the limousine with you. Other family and friends will then usually follow in their own vehicles.

Our funeral limousines are usually capable of carrying between seven and nine people. Please ask for further information on the styles available to confirm the exact number of individuals who can travel at once.
Our Range of Urns

Our Range of Urns

From the traditional to the contemporary, through to the eco friendly, the cremation urns within our range provide a decorative and respectful choice for keeping your loved one's ashes safe. Take a look at the urns and scatter tubes we have to offer.

Natural Ashes Containers

Environmentally-friendly ashes containers made to the highest standards from sustainable and biodegradable materials.
Bamboo Ashes Container from our Natural Ashes Containers collection
Bamboo Ashes Container
Cost
£110
Woven Willow Ashes Container from our Natural Ashes Containers collection
Willow Ashes Container
Cost
£131

Picture Urns

For a more contemporary look, our picture urns can offer a personalised touch, with a range of designs that can be chosen to match the coffin. Printed directly onto the wood for the highest quality finish.
Fishing Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Fishing
Cost
£162
Footballs from our Picture Urns collection
Footballs
Cost
£162
Golf Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Golf
Cost
£162
Lily Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Lily
Cost
£162
Manhanttan Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Manhanttan
Cost
£162
Motorcycle from our Picture Urns collection
Motorcycle
Cost
£162
Poppy Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Poppy
Cost
£162
Summer Garden Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Summer Garden
Cost
£162
Seashore Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Seashore
Cost
£162

Scatter Tubes

Made from 90% recycled materials and available in a range of appealing designs, our scatter tubes are suitable for the use of scattering ashes, burying in the ground, or as a simple keepsake to remember your loved one by.
Scatter Tube Large Options
Scatter Tube Large
Cost
£59
Small Scatter Tube Options
Scatter Tube Small
Cost
£39

Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket

A selection of traditionally-designed urns and caskets, providing a dignified final resting place for your loved one's ashes.
The Riverside from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Riverside
Cost
£115
The Richmond from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Richmond
Cost
£241
Aluminium Urn from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
Aluminium Urn
Cost
£66
Child's Mahogany from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
Child's Mahogany
Cost
£57
Child's White from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
Child's White
Cost
£59
The Dorchester from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Dorchester
Cost
£145
The Mardale from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Mardale
Cost
£176
The Wessex from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Wessex
Cost
£88

Additional Services

We are always available to discuss any of the additional services, along with their corresponding fees, that are listed here. You can visit our funeral home or, alternatively, call us on to find out more. It is also possible to add in further options, such as floral tributes and memorials, which you can discuss with our funeral arranger.
  • Reception into home or place of worship£225
  • Our limousines£330
  • Our embalming service£180
  • Additional mileage charge for the delivery of ashes beyond a 20 mile radius from our premises£1.00 (per mile)

Essential Third Party Costs

Additional costs need to be paid to various third parties in order for the Alternative Venue to take place. Find out what these are and why they are necessary:

Overview

Overview

We will help you create a dignified and personalised funeral.

Although our prices include all that we do to ensure you and your loved one receive the greatest of care, there are also third party costs, which are supplementary to the overall price.

Known as disbursements, these may include fees that are payable to the crematorium, the doctor and to the minister or celebrant. The payment of these external costs will be managed by us, along with the coordination of all the documents required to legally allow your loved one's funeral to proceed. Details of the third party costs are included upon your invoice.

Select a tab to find out more about some common disbursements. For information regarding the third party costs for a burial, call us on .

Example Third Party Costs

  • Crematorium Cost£945
  • Doctors Fees£82
  • Minister Fee£217
  • Total essential third party costs£1244

Minister or Celebrant

Usually, a funeral celebrant or a minister will lead your loved one’s funeral service. Their role is to address the congregation and, if you wish, provide a eulogy to your loved one.

We can help you choose the right minister or celebrant for your loved one’s funeral. Popular options tend to include:


  • Religious leaders

  • Civil celebrants

  • Humanist celebrants

  • Friends or members of the family



If you already have a preferred minister or celebrant in mind, you are more than welcome to use them. We will manage the payment of this third-party cost and handle the relevant documentation, making sure that the funeral can go ahead.

We will include details of this third-party cost on your invoice. For further information, please feel free to call us on  and we’ll be happy to help.

Optional Costs

Optional extras can be added to make your loved one's funeral even more personal, find out more below:

Overview

Overview

We are more than happy to help when it comes to arranging optional extras for your loved one’s funeral, whether that’s funeral flowers, headstones, memorial benches and trees, ashes jewellery, order of service cards or anything else you may want.

Every funeral is different, so the additional cost for these extras will depend entirely on what options you choose. However, to give you a rough idea of pricing, we’ve created a table showing some of the most popular options, along with the average* cost of these extras in the UK. For further information on these services and pricing, please call us and a member of our team will be able to help.

Example of Optional Funeral Costs

  • Memorial£910
  • Catering£408
  • Flowers£184
  • Venue hire£245
  • Death notice£82
  • Order sheets/service cards£88
Taking the time to remember your loved one is an important part of the healing process. Many of our families find that a memorial dedicated to their loved one helps to focus their thoughts and bring a degree of comfort at an otherwise difficult time.

We can help you to choose the right funeral memorial for your loved one and arrange to have it made and, where necessary, installed. Options for a memorial to your loved one include:


  • Headstones

  • Cremation memorials

  • Plaques

  • Ashes jewellery

  • Cremation urns

  • Memorial benches

  • Vases

  • Memorial trees

  • Statues.



Speak to one of the team at about a memorial for your loved one. Call us on .

Floral Tributes

Funeral wreaths, coffin sprays and other floral tributes are still a traditional feature at funerals, even though a lot of people now choose to make a charitable donation instead.

A visually arresting way by which you can express your love for the one you have lost, funeral flowers come in a variety of arrangements, such as:


  • Funeral wreaths

  • Floral arrangements

  • Coffin sprays

  • Casket sprays



We are here to help you choose a suitable floral tribute to your loved one. To discuss your options, call our funeral home on .

Order Sheets and Service Cards

The Order of Service provides you and the congregation with a schedule of how the funeral will proceed, and will include the sequence of hymns and music, along with readings, the eulogy and the committal.

It is often handed out as the mourners arrive at the venue and can be anything from an Order Sheet or Service Card, to a short booklet. These can be made more distinctive with photographs and meaningful quotes to offer a more personal reflection of your loved one. Many choose to keep their Order of Service, treasuring them along with the other special memories and mementos of a life sadly passed.

Whether in the form of an Order Sheet, Service Card or booklet, we can help you to decide upon an Order of Service from the options available to you. To find out more about the choices you have, call our funeral home.