Funerals / Wakes

Take the stress away

At The Swan Inn, we understand that organising a funeral or wake can be an upsetting time. Therefore, we endeavour to take the stress out of the situation by ensuring that your event is as seamless as possible to allow you to be fully present during the memorial. We are fully experienced in organising wakes and providing support for all involved and can tailor the ceremony to reflect the life of your loved one.

Situated in the charming town of Lyndhurst, which is considered the very heart of the New Forest, The Swan Inn is an ideal location to celebrate the life of a nature and forest lover. Surrounded by wonderful wildlife and inspiring views, our inn is the perfect place to reflect and gather with friends and family.


Should you have guests travelling from further afield for your loved one’s funeral or wake, The Swan Inn offers not only a supportive organisational service but excellent accommodation too. This makes our inn ideal and highly convenient for those who do not wish to travel following the ceremony.

At The Swan Inn, we offer an exceptional bed and breakfast option for just £95 per person, which includes a selection of cosy single and double bedrooms. Fully furnished and with a range of amenities, as well as onsite parking and complimentary Wi-Fi, you and your guests will have all they need to relax in our lovely inn.

Included in our bed and breakfast service is a range of delicious breakfast options, such as a hearty full English breakfast and lighter bites, such as fresh fruit and pastries. Also included within our bed and breakfast service is teas, coffees and refreshing fruit juices, as well as an invigorating selection of green teas.

Why not peruse through our online gallery to get a glimpse of what you can expect when you choose The Swan Inn for your loved one’s funeral or wake? A warm welcome, dedicated and supportive team and charming décor, as well as delicious dining options, ensure that your day offers comfort and the chance to share cherished memories.


At The Swan Inn, we offer a range of dining options for your funeral and wake, making us the ideal venue to host your memorial and celebration of your loved one’s life. Whether you wish to host an intimate event with just close members of the family, or perhaps a larger celebration that includes family and friends, we can assist.

Our dedicated events team can comfortably accommodate up to 100 guests for a sit-down meal, and our talented chefs can create bespoke menus tailored to your requirements. From vegetarian and vegan to gluten-free options, as well as many more, all are welcome to celebrate at The Swan Inn.

From hearty Sunday lunch roasts and a bespoke buffet to a menu that is tailored precisely to your requirements, The Swan Inn can offer just that. Why not have a look through our food and drink page, where you can find examples of the delicious dishes that we can create using the freshest local ingredients.

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To make a booking please call and speak to a friendly member of our team on 023 8028 2203.

*Bookings can only be made by phone

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