Planning a Funeral Wake?
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We understand that when you’re experiencing a loss, it can be an extremely difficult time for you and organising a funeral and wake can be a deeply emotional experience. Here at Merchant House, we’re ready to help you plan an event to celebrate the life of someone you love, down to the last detail.

We have space for up to 30 cars in our car park so you can invite plenty of guests to celebrate the life of your loved one, and have easy access and disabled facilities for those guests who require them. We can also offer you a calm and tranquil space for your wake so that you can focus on sharing memories and spending time with family without any distractions.

The whole Merchant House hotel team are extremely understanding, friendly and professional and will have as much or as little involvement in your event as you need.

Plan a Funeral Wake at Merchant House

Here at Merchant House, we have two rooms available for your use, whether they be intimate or elaborate. Both of our rooms have access to our fully licensed bar and comfortable lounge area with log burner.

The Trading Room and Lounge Bar

The Lounge Bar area is a fantastic place for a comfortable and cosy family gathering in an informal setting, complete with toasty log burner and tv to show photos of your loved one. A buffet can be arranged in either the Lounge Bar area or Trading Room which is at the front of our historic building and just across from the lounge. A large bay window offers plenty of light, which is complimented by a neutral colour scheme for a calming space to relax with the people that are important to you.

The Shipping Room

Our much larger Shipping Room is a more spacious and a private area which can accommodate up to 100 people for an informal buffet. Additionally, if you want to show photographs of loved ones, we have a 50 inch plasma TV in the Shipping Room which can showcase a slideshow of images.