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Celebration of Life Venue in Warwickshire

Nailcote Hall is a comfortable and warming venue located in the heart of Warwickshire.

The passing of a loved one is a very difficult and emotional time for family and friends. Our team work with the greatest of sensitivity at this difficult time but with the professionalism to ensure you can pay tribute to your loved one, gather with friends and family and allow yourselves time to reflect in comfortable surroundings.

The calm and tranquil setting of our 17th century Hotel offers a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere, with several private function spaces suitable for groups of 10 to 280 guests, making it an ideal venue for celebrations of a loved one's life.

Private Function Rooms

  • The Library - Suitable for groups of up to 12
  • The Wellingtonia or Yew Room - Suitable for groups of up to 24
  • The Terrace - Suitable for groups of up to 60
  • The Pavilion Suite - Suitable for groups of up to 60 with a private bar
  • Rick's Bar - Suitable for groups of up to 60 with a private bar
  • The Lant Suite - Suitable for groups of up to 120 with a private bar
  • The Marquee - Suitable for groups of up to 280 with a private bar

We are also able to provide you with full catering services.

Our funeral wake venue is beautifully situated in Balsall Common, with local transportation links to Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull & Warwick. Nailcote Hall is also just a short ten minute drive from Birmingham International Airport and Train Station, so if your loved ones are travelling from locations throughout the UK, your loved ones can easily attend the funeral wake service.

Download our Celebration of Life leaflet.

Our Function Suites

The Marquee

Suitable from 120 to 280 guests and has a private bar. In the Summer months The Marquee has glass walls overlooking the beautiful grounds and in the cooler months it's fully heated.

Rick‘s Bar and The Lant Suite

Rick's Bar has been imaginatively designed twenty feet underground with skylights give plenty of natural light and create a charming ambience by day. Rick's Bar is suitable for groups of 20 to 50 and also has a function suite that can cater for an additional 100 guests.

The Pavilion Suite

The Pavilion Golf Clubhouse is a truly stunning, yet modern piece of architecture, which overlooks our prestigious Cromwell Course, the home of Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship. If you want to take in the picturesque views of the 10th hole and Warwickshire countryside, feel free to sit back and relax on our beautifully crafted raised balcony.

Not only does it make for a peaceful and tranquil space, it also makes for a fantastic spectator viewing point. The Pavilion Golf Clubhouse has its own car park, WC facilities, Bar and with full catering by our own team available upon request for up to 50 people seated or up to 80 in an informal style.

Frequently asked questions about hosting a wake

What is a wake at a funeral?

A wake is a gathering following a funeral service. Funerals can be extremely emotional and wakes offer the opportunity to share happy memories while spending time with loved ones.

What is the difference between a wake and a funeral?

The main difference between a wake and a funeral are the types of rituals involved. Funerals are a method of saying a final farewell to a loved one. Depending on your religious affiliation, there are hymns sung and/or eulogies read before burial or cremation takes place.

In contrast, wakes are associated with celebrating the life of a recently deceased loved one. These events often involve food, drinks and sharing happy memories. Traditionally, the wake follows the funeral.

Why should we book Nailcote Hall as our wake venue?

Nailcote Hall is a calm, tranquil and beautiful setting for you to reminisce about happy times with the loved one whose life is being celebrated. Whether your group remains in your chosen private function room or decides to wander through our peaceful gardens, Nailcote Hall is the perfect setting.

Guests who live far away can utilise our elegant hotel rooms to relieve the stress of travelling so that they can focus entirely on spending time with loved ones.

Finally, our team understands how sensitive these occasions are and will do everything in their power to make the day as peaceful as possible for you and your guests.

Do you bring something to a celebration of life?

While it is not a requirement, some people like to make a gesture when attending a funeral or celebration of life. Traditionally, flowers are given; however, it has become popular to:

  • Donate to a specific charity that was close to the heart of the loved one
  • Set up a scholarship of some kind in the loved one's honour

The immediate family will often communicate ahead of the service what would be most appreciated. There is no expectation to bring anything when attending a wake.

What do you wear to a celebration of life event?

The immediate family members usually dictate the dress code for a funeral or a celebration of life. Traditional attire tends to be black; however, more and more families are requesting specific colours or brighter clothing in general.

Guests tend to remain in the same clothing for the wake, so while you may want to wear something respectful, it is recommended that you opt for an outfit that is also comfortable.

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