Asked by: Margherita Vinhal
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th June, 2020

How long does a funeral luncheon last?

A typical funeral service lasts around an hour, although some funerals can last a number of days, subject to custom and religious beliefs. Some services can be as short as 20-30 minutes, but remember to allow extra time for people to enter and exit when booking a venue.

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In this regard, what is the luncheon after a funeral called?

A repast is a meal after a funeral were mourners gather and collectively share their sorrow. The post-funeral reception offers an opportunity for friends and family to celebrate the deceased life. The definition of repast is not limited to funerals and means "A Meal"

One may also ask, what do you call the after funeral gathering? The gathering after a funeral is called a reception, according to EverPlans. Receptions are typically held after funerals so loved ones can get together and remember the deceased. Funeral receptions often are held at the home of a family member or friend.

Besides, how do you plan a funeral luncheon?


  1. DO ask for help.
  2. DO choose a location that works for you or is special to the deceased.
  3. DO feel free to keep it simple if that's what you want.
  4. DO make the reception personal by using photos and memorabilia.
  5. DO remember there are no hard and fast rules.

How much does a funeral luncheon cost?

The average funeral costs $7,181. That $7,181 includes a viewing and burial, embalming, hearse, transfer of remains, service fee and more. It doesn't, however, include the cost of, say, a catered luncheon with drinks after the memorial service, which can add hundreds if not thousands of dollars to the cost.

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