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Funeral Catering at the May Garland

Call 01435 812249 after 4pm for details on our funeral wake packages or click here for booking

It’s important for you to get the right venue for your funeral reception and to ensure that the funeral catering suits your specific requirements and those of your friends and family. 

The May Garland Inn is located just 500 yards from the Wealden Crematorium and is therefore a perfect choice as a funeral wake venue. We source all of our food locally where possible and it is freshly prepared to the highest standards and quality by our head chef. 

We offer a range of catering options for your funeral wake, whether you are looking for a finger buffet, either hot or cold, a range of tasty sandwiches, a traditional afternoon tea or more formal seated meals. 

Your celebration of a loved one’s life will be organised by our experienced and caring team

Our caring and sensitive team understand that this is a difficult time for you and by opting for the funeral catering at The May Garland in East Sussex, you will have one less thing to worry about. We also understand that you may not be able to precisely predict the number of close family and friends who will be coming along, but your event will be handled sensitively and tactfully.

A range of funeral wake catering to suit your requirements

  • A friendly and sympathetic team
  • A personal contact to liaise with you and your funeral director
  • A warm welcome to you, your friends and family
  • A wide range of menu choices 
  • Function room for up to 65 family and friends
  • Main bar with a capacity for 130 guests
  • Unlimited tea and coffee
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Accommodation for your guests

We have a wide range of finger buffet menus, which can be varied and personalised to suit your tastes, the number of guests you have invited and most importantly your budget. The May Garland can cater for special dietary requirements including vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free. We have several packages and are confident that we will have just what you are looking for.  

Starter package:

Finger food nibbles, a selection of sandwiches with a choice of salads and at least 1 “free from” food option. 

From £7.50 per head

Afternoon Tea:

Sandwiches, cakes, sausage rolls, fruit platter, unlimited tea and coffee

From £TBC per head

Seated Menu:

Choose from our 2 or 3 course menu

From £TBC per head

Unlimited and self service Tea and Coffee at £2.70 per head – available with all funeral reception catering choices.

Here are a few of our sample menus:

[ we will be adding examples shortly ]

The May Garland near to the Wealden Crematorium and Horam, Heathfield and Hailsham in East Sussex is looking forward to taking care of your funeral catering arrangements. We want to take away just a little bit of your stress at this very difficult time. 

Call us on 01435 812249 to discuss your funeral catering menu or pop in to see us. 

Call 01435 812249 from 4pm for details on our funeral wake packages