• Celebration of Life

    We offer a sensitive, sympathetic and professional approach to organising a celebration of life

A Celebration of Life - Funerals & Wakes

Wakes in Plymouth | Function Rooms Plymouth


At our funeral reception venue in Plymouth, we offer a sensitive, sympathetic and professional approach to organising a celebration of life reception.

Funeral Wake Venues Plymouth

The team at Future Inn Plymouth care and understand that the loss of a loved one is a difficult time for relatives and friends. The post-funeral gathering provides an important opportunity to celebrate life and bring much-needed comfort and support. We offer a sensitive, sympathetic and professional approach to organising a celebration of life reception. 

Once you have said goodbye to your loved one; at the service, funeral home, funeral directors, burial or cremation, it’s time to have a funeral wake. Friends and family can gather for bereavement support at our venue in Plymouth, Devon.

Receptions - Food and Drink

Our private function rooms are available, accommodating up to 300 guests. A choice of flexible menus and refreshment packages; from buffets to a more formal meal, are available, as well as free parking for all guests. Packages can be tailor-made to suit any requirements. Private bar facilities are also an option for you. 

Funeral Teas

The most popular menu is our Afternoon Tea package which includes:

  • Selection of finger sandwiches
  • Handmade scones with clotted cream and jam
  • Homemade cake selection
  • A selection of traditional teas and coffee
  • Private function room
  • Free parking for all guests
  • Use of TV screens for picture slide show

From £16.50 per person

Hot and Cold Buffets

Each of the event spaces offers a range of refreshment and catering opportunities, including healthy options. From teas, coffees, and pastries to lunch menus, including finger buffets or three-course dinners, our talented chefs make most of our food on-site using some of the finest local produce and ingredients. 

Children are more than welcome to join you. An under 12's children's menu is available, and under 5's eat for free.

Price list from £16.50 per person

Tea and Coffee Station

An option to have a tea and coffee station is also available. Guests will be able to help themselves to freshly brewed coffee as well as a selection of teas. Plus, milk, sugar and sweeteners.

Bar Facilities

Depending on your numbers, a private bar is also an option for the wake, fully manned by our staff.

The team can also offer drinks packages, including champagne, prosecco, wine or buckets with bottled beers, lager, cider etc, as well as soft drinks, all of which can be on the tables for when your guests arrive. 

Stay the Night

For those travelling, our Plymouth hotel is an ideal base for exploring the city centre and the local area offering a range of large bedrooms to choose from, suitable for families, couples or groups. The large bedrooms will enable you to feel completely relaxed and at home. They are finished with authentic Canadian furniture and soft furnishings, a nod to our heritage, and a bath or shower room.

Perks include a Plymouth hotel with free parking and free Wi-Fi and a complimentary robe and slippers in your room. As a cycle-friendly hotel; a bike rack, bike storage and cycle mats for your bedroom. Plus, home away from home services like our guest laundry room and ice buckets and our ice machine, which you can help yourself to, as well as a small exercise room. 

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

Bedrooms at Future Inn Plymouth

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem in the bar every time you stay and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Get in Touch

If you would like to meet to discuss your options, would like further information, would like to look around our facilities or would like to book, please contact the Events Team on:

Email: meetings.plymouth@futureinns.co.uk or Call: 01752 701000

Request a Brochure

Specialist diets and allergens

Our homemade food is homemade in-house, so we can assist anyone with a special diet or allergies and intolerances. Please mention this when booking if you require a vegetarian or vegan spread or if you need gluten or dairy-free. It is essential that these are pre-ordered, giving us as much notice as possible, so they can be made for you. 


Children are more than welcome to join your event. A children's menu is available for those under 12's and under 5's eat for free.

Free parking

Free car parking is available for all event attendees. Just 4 miles from Plymouth City Centre, Future Inn Plymouth has easy access from the M5, A38, A386 and A374. The event centre is just 15 minutes from Plymouth Train Station, and buses stop on the opposite side of the road and outside the hotel. Future Inns is also a cycle-friendly hotel with an external bike rack, plus easy access to many local routes. Making our venues suitably accessible for your guests travelling to the event.


The function suites are entirely accessible and found on the ground floor, so no ramps or alternative routes are needed. All public areas and event spaces in the hotel are accessible for wheelchair users, with large doors and wide corridors. As well as fully accessible toilets. Free parking and blue badge parking can be found directly in front of the hotel and Fishbone Restaurant. The open-plan restaurant is also on the ground floor. There is booth seating and tables where a chair can be easily removed for a wheelchair. Be sure to check out our accessible guide.

Terms and Conditions 

Standard booking terms and conditions apply. All packages are subject to availability, and minimum numbers apply


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