Funeral Directors in Salisbury
Need some help planning a funeral in Salisbury? The following guide will provide you with everything you need to know. From how to hire a funeral director to the churches and wake venues that are available to hire in the Salisbury area.
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Highly rated Funeral Directors in Salisbury
The following funeral directors in Salisbury come highly recommended from the local community, including reviews from previous local customers. This helps you to hire someone for the funeral that you can trust.
I.N Newman Ltd01722 41313655 Winchester Street, Salisbury, SP11HLMore Info
Darren Macdonald Funeral Directors01722 33059826 Pennyfarthing Street, Salisbury, SP11HJMore Info
Chris White Funeral Directors01722 41191915 Endless Street, Salisbury, SP11DPMore Info
Co-op Funeralcare Salisbury01722 33544529 Catherine Street, Salisbury, SP12DQMore Info
Chris White Funeral Directors01722 74469112 South Street, Wilton, Salisbury, SP20JSMore Info
D K Shergold Funeral Directors01722 5674357-11 Brown Street, Salisbury, SP11HEMore Info
Will Case & Partners Funeral Directors01722 4145211 Stephenson Road, Salisbury, SP27NPMore Info
I N Newman Ltd01425 65628622 High Street, Fordingbridge, SP61AXMore Info
Gerald W Burden Funeral Directors01980 87846137 Church Street, Amesbury, Salisbury, SP47EUMore Info
James Benedict Funeral Services01980 624300The Centre, Amesbury, Salisbury, SP47DRMore Info
Daniels & Turner Funeral Directors01980 6554398 Andrew Close, Durrington, Salisbury, SP48EJMore Info
John Shering Funeral Directors01425 689542School House, Fordingbridge, SP61AYMore Info
Handley Funerals01725 552496Park Cottage, Sixpenny Handley, Salisbury, SP55NJMore Info
Merefield & Henstridge01747 853532Ridge Mount, West Melbury, Shaftesbury, SP70BUMore Info
F Curtis & Son01985 21203311 Portway, Warminster, BA128QGMore Info
L C Hill & Son Funeral Directors01747 860361Water Street, Mere, Warminster, BA126DZMore Info
Why choose a funeral director in Salisbury?
There are a number of Salisbury funeral directors listed on Thomson Local, making it quick and easy for you to find the right person to assist you with funeral arrangements and ease the pressure during this difficult time.
Salisbury is a historic medieval city, perhaps most well-known for Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument located just eight miles northwest of the centre. Built over 5000 years ago, the monument has captured the imaginations of many people and was recognised recently as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Salisbury also features a number of beautiful green spaces with wonderful views over the area, such as Figsbury Ring, Pepperbox Hill and Queen Elizabeth Gardens. So if your recently departed loved one had a fondness for places with rich history and abundant greenery, then Salisbury is a fitting place to be laid to rest.
The most historic churches in Salisbury for a funeral
There are over 50 churches in Salisbury, many of which are Grade I listed, including St Lawrence's Church which was built in the 12th century. Here are some other local Salisbury churches that can be hired as part of a funeral in Salisbury.
Salisbury is well-known for its Cathedral, which has the highest spire in the United Kingdom (at 123 metres), one of the oldest clock faces in the world and also features the best-preserved copy of the Magna Carta. Interestingly, the Cathedral was actually located originally in nearby Old Sarum – a large Iron Age fort that was once used by the Romans, Normans and Saxons – before being moved to its present-day location in the centre of the city.
The cathedral can be hired for funerals, either by speaking with your funeral director or by visiting the Salisbury Cathedral website.
The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund
Located in the centre of Salisbury, the Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund dates back to the 15th century and has its very own square in the high street. The church is famous for its medieval paintings, mural and the 250 angels that adorn the roof, walls and pillars.
St Thomas’s Church can be booked for a funeral, either by speaking with your funeral director or by visiting the official St Thomas’s Church website.
Church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas
This large church was built in the 18th century and features a magnificent Byzantine apse with gorgeous mosaics that glisten in the sunlight. The church often takes many people by surprise due to its imposing size in an otherwise quite ordinary high street.
If you would like to hire Church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas for a funeral, you can either speak to your funeral director or contact the church directly on the official Church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas website..
St Osmund's Church
St Osmund's Church is a small but beautifully formed church and Grade II listed building, tucked away neatly on Exeter Street. Of particular note is that the church walls feature a distinctive coursed flint with stone dressings. It also has a pyramid slate roof on the South West tower.
If you would like to hire St Osmund's Church for a funeral in Salisbury, all you need to do is speak to your funeral director or visit the official St Osmund's Church website.
How to find a crematorium in Salisbury
For many people, a cremation is the preferred choice over a burial. Reasons can vary, but often it is simply a matter of cost, personal choice or religion. If you require a cremation rather than a burial for a loved one then the following Salisbury crematoriums can help.
Wake venues in Salisbury for hire
The wake is often considered to be a celebration of life, giving mourners the opportunity to come together and share fond memories of the person that has passed. For many people, this includes sharing stories and anecdotes to help people remember the personality of the deceased as they were when they were alive.
Wakes are usually held in a venue suitable for a medium sized group of people where refreshments and catering services can be provided. This is why pubs, hotels and function rooms are a popular choice due to their practicality.
If you would like to hire a wake venue in Salisbury then the following venues are well-worth your consideration.
Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel
The Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel is an elegant 17th-century building located in the middle of Salisbury. They have four meeting rooms ideally suited to hosting a wake, each equipped with air conditioning and access to natural light. At full capacity, the hotel can accommodate up to 110 guests.
If you would like to hire this venue for a wake, please contact your funeral director or reach out to the venue directly on the Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel.
Rose & Crown Hotel, Salisbury
This charming riverside hotel has ample green space, offering wonderful views of Salisbury cathedral and the River Avon. Parts of the hotel also date back to the 13th century, with a mixture of the old and the new contrasting beautifully. The venue can also cater for a wide variety of events, including wakes.
To find out more or to make a booking, please contact the venue direct on the Rose and Crown Hotel website.
The Woodfalls Inn, Salisbury
The Woodfalls Inn sits on the edge of The New Forest National Park and can be accessed by a road that has been used by travellers since 1870. The hotel has function rooms and a conservatory area that can be used for a wake, with drinks and catering services available.
If you would like to hire this venue for a wake, speak to your funeral director or contact the venue direct on the Woodfalls Inn website.
Salisbury Racecourse is more than just a place to watch racing, it also features dedicated facilities for a range of events, including wakes. There is also an on-site restaurant that can provide food and refreshments.
To hire the venue for a wake, speak to your funeral director or contact the venue direct on the Salisbury Racecourse website.
Grasmere House Hotel
Grasmere House Hotel was built originally as a private house in 1896 before being converted into a hotel. The venue is ideally situated in beautiful gardens on the bank of the River Avon and River Nadder, with wonderful views of the nearby Salisbury Cathedral. The hotel caters for all events, including wakes and features an onsite bar and restaurant.
If you would like to hire this venue for a wake, speak to your funeral director or contact the venue direct on the Grasmere House Hotel website.
Florists in Salisbury for funeral flowers
Flowers are always appreciated during a time of grief and come in a range of colours and styles. If you need advice choosing or sourcing flowers for a funeral you can always rely on the services of a local florist in Salisbury.
Places to scatter ashes in Salisbury
Many people consider the act of scattering ashes to be akin to reconnecting the essence of a loved one with nature. This is why people often choose to plant trees or flowers with the ashes of a recently departed loved one so that something new can grow from what’s left.
If you are thinking about scattering the ashes of someone that you recently lost then the following locations in Salisbury are well-worth considering.
Old Sarum is the oldest settlement of Salisbury and is considered to be a precursor to the modern city of Salisbury that we know today. The area features the ruins of the original Salisbury Cathedral and William’s castle. So if your loved one was drawn to history and the beauty of medieval architecture, then this would be a fitting place to laid to rest.
Larmer Tree Gardens
Set within the ancient Cranborne Chase forest, the Larmer Tree Gardens was created in 1880 by General Pitt Rivers. His goal was to provide a place for “public entertainment and enlightenment”. The area features acres of open gardens, an ancient Roman Temple and abundant wild and exotic birds, making it perfect for scattering the ashes of a loved one that felt at home with nature.
It goes without saying that Stonehenge is well-known for its connection with the ancient people that originally settled in Salisbury. If your loved one had a fondness for history or felt a strong connection with Salisbury then this would be a perfect location to scatter their ashes.
Avon Valley Nature Reserve
The Avon Valley Nature Reserve sits on the River Avon, affording visitors the opportunity to take long strolls along its banks and appreciate the abundant wildlife. So if your loved one appreciated being surrounded by nature then this peaceful scene would be a fitting place to be returned to the earth.
Remember to always consult the landowner or local authority for permission before scattering ashes.