4 Tips for Planning a Funeral Reception to Remember

More families than ever throughout El Cerrito, Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond are coming to Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary wanting a unique or informal funeral  for their loved one instead of the traditional, solemn service that used to be the norm. Families want to have a memorable… Read More

How a Funeral Reception Helps Loved Ones Heal

If you picture major life events you’ve been a part of – weddings, graduations, the birth of a new baby – it’s likely you commemorated the event by gathering to share stories, food, and drink. In a similar way, something special happens when family and friends come together after a… Read More

Creating Meaningful Receptions

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… Read More

Your Story Told Your Way

Chinese philosopher Confucius wrote, “A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door.” Planning ahead is wise, which is why we do it for almost every major life event. But you would be surprised how many people have not yet thought… Read More

Three Tips for Preplanning a Creative Funeral Reception

Many who have attended a service at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary would agree that funerals here bring people together – some of whom may not have seen one other in years. But it’s the reception after the funeral that really… Read More

Why You Should Include Receptions in Your Prearrangements

The world is like a library filled with books, with each person contributing his or her own volume. And everyone wants to be sure that when they leave the earth, their story will still be told. You can be a part of making sure this happens by… Read More