Elite Occasions offers comfortable, full-service locations to celebrate the life of a loved one. Holding a celebration of life service allows family and friends to honor their loved one who has passed away, but in a more personal and non-traditional approach. Instead of mourning the loss, guests celebrate the joy he or she brought into everyday living.
Our facilities include:
- Secluded, private meeting rooms and banquet space
- Equipment rentals (projectors, tv’s, screens, microphones)
- Unobtrusive staff
- Catering and banquet menus
- Packaging and pricing options available based on setup requirements
Celebration of life services can be intimate occasions with close family and friends or larger and include business colleagues and extended family members. The size depends on budget, as well as the personality and lifestyle of the deceased person. For someone who loved the game of golf, there is no better place to host such a celebration than a Elite Occasions facility.
There are no set guidelines or rules to follow when planning a celebration of life service, although it typically is what you and your family are most comfortable with presenting. Our Elite Occasions consultants are here to assist in whatever way is needed. Your wishes will be honored and respected as we seek to lighten your load at this delicate time.
Here are a few ideas to get you started in planning your celebration of life service:
Speakers: Including the officiant, these presenters can talk about the deceased person’s life, hobbies, work, etc.
Music: Live or recorded songs is appropriate and is usually a genre that the deceased person enjoyed. It is played sporadically or continuously throughout the service or only at the beginning and end of the service.
Refreshments: Guests can enjoy light refreshments or a catered meal.
Mementos: Scrapbooks, photo albums, video slideshow and personal items of the one who died are typically presented on memory tables and display boards.
Memorial Booklet: A simple brochure or pamphlet outlining the celebration of life service is given to all who attend as a keepsake of the event.
Memory Table: Display photos, scrapbooks and personal items about your loved one. For example, if he or she was an avid golfer, you can display golf clubs, attire, awards, pictures, scorecards, etc.
Video Slideshow: Video slideshows can outline the deceased person’s life as a beautiful sentiment to add to this event. Include childhood photos, as well as those showing your loved one at his or her best. Consider making copies of the slideshow to hand out as a keepsake.
Memorial Notecards: On colorful card stock or index cards, guests can write a note to the family or their favorite memory of the person who died. These are then placed in a special memory box or bag and kept for future generations to read.
Plantable Seed Cards: Personalized cards containing embedded flower seeds are a nice keepsake. Once planted, the blooming flowers will remind the guests of the loved one who died.
Keepsakes: Keepsakes are gifts or momentos distributed to help remember your loved one after the service is over. These keepsakes can include memorial bookmarks, prayer cards, candles, charms, and many other trinkets.
Balloon Release: Using biodegradable balloons, have guests launch them into the sky at the same time.
Guestbook: As with typical events and memorial services, a guestbook is available for attendees to sign.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to planning a celebration of life service. Be sure to keep the event in line with what your loved one would have wanted. Remember, Par 4 Occasions event consultants are here to help make this celebration special in every way.
Our experienced event professionals are on hand to assist you every step of the way.
Let us provide you with a no-obligation proposal perfectly suited for your needs.