Receptions are an important part of the healing process. They allow El Cerrito families to come together and support one another in a relaxed atmosphere, laugh about the good times with their loved one, and appreciate the moments they shared with them. Here at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, our team knows that during a funeral or memorial service, the reception is a time for people to take a breath, reminisce, and maybe even smile through their tears.

Through proper planning and individualization, a reception can provide a very special way to honor your friend or family member’s personality. Whether you decide to play dad’s favorite country ballad or make sure your sister’s favorite pink tulips are on every table, these seemingly small details can go a long way towards bringing back precious memories and maybe even a little laughter. Both important parts of your grief journey.

At Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, we know the meaning of “comfort food!” We can serve everything from coffee and light refreshments to a full meal. Was barbecue your dad’s favorite fare? Plan to serve a barbecue feast. Did you mother never miss dessert? Arrange for a dessert buffet. You can make every dish say something about who your loved one was, while bringing comfort to your guests.

Best of all, we’ll make all the arrangements for you. You don’t have to worry about booking a room for a large group at a local restaurant or hosting everyone at your own home. We can arrange for full catering services in our quiet, comforting surroundings. We really do think of everything – so you don’t have to.

There are so many things you could consider for making a reception meaningful. Our expert team can offer you all kinds of ideas that other families have had that might spark creativity for you. Remember, we are here for you every step of the way. If there is anything you need us to handle before, during, or after the reception to ensure you can enjoy your family and friends on this important day, be sure to let us know.

Have you attended a funeral reception that was particularly meaningful for you? If so, tell us about the details that stood out for you in the comments section below.