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Celebration of life

At hedworth hall


Here at Hedworth Hall, we know organising a funeral, wake or celebration of life for a
loved one can be a difficult and an emotional time.  Although we can’t take away the pain, we can help you to organise a wake where you, alongside family and friends of your loved one can come together to honour and celebrate their life.

We are also able to offer a venue in which to host a non-religious
funeral service dedicated to your loved one, working in conjunction with South Tyneside Humanists.*


Wake services

Whether it’s a small or a large gathering who are wanting to pay their respects, we can offer a venue to cater for all, with a private function room.  For an added touch, we also have a projector* that you are more than welcome to use if you wish to have pictures played in the background during the service and/or wake.  We can also provide a memory table in which to display your cherished photographic memories.  Buffet packages are also available.

*Where a wake/celebration of life takes place in our smaller restaurant area, TVs are available in which to display your photographs in the background.

*Photographs must be saved onto a USB stick to enable them to be displayed on our screens.

You can also contact South Tyneside Humanist Service direct by contacting co-ordinator Lisa on 07951 888 196

*Please note prices do not include the cost of a Humanist to carry out the service which is charged separately.

Room Hire

Room hire is free when taking our buffet.
Large room – £100 for four hours
Restaurant – £50 for four hours
Tea & Coffee – £2 per person
( Or free when catering for 50 people or more )


Catering menu


Classic Sandwiches Pizza Curry (choice of Chicken or beef) Roast Potatoes White rice Cheese and pickles Sausage Rolls Quiche Mince Pie Pasta Chef's choice of wraps Mixed Cakes
Per person


Hot Beef/Pork Bap Roast Potatoes Quiche Classic sandwiches
Per person


Classic sandwiches Quiche Mince Pie Sausage Rolls Wraps Cold Meats platter
Per person

Catering numbers must be supplied and paid for a week before the date.  Any dietary requirements must be notified, where possible, at the time of booking.

If items are unavailable then a suitable alternative will be provided.