Celebrating the life of somebody close to you is an emotional occasion, but it can still be an uplifting experience. At Beachside Nelson, we offer more than simply a funeral venue. We do everything we can to help you at a difficult time. With full catering and a licensed bar, we take care of all the details, leaving you to reflect on cherished memories.
More than a Funeral Venue:
Our founder, Carol Shirley, has been helping the people of Nelson mark all of life’s significant events for over fifteen years.
Life celebrations hold a special place for Carol, whose grandfather was a partner in Shone & Shirley, Nelson’s longest established funeral home. So, when it comes to funerals and memorials, Carol takes extra care to meet with relatives. She’ll ask you about the foods your loved ones enjoyed, and if that means Pineapple Lumps and Jet Planes, she’ll find a way to incorporate them!
It’s also important at a life celebration to raise a glass to a life well-lived. And again, you may wish for that to be your loved one’s favourite tipple. Whether it’s a local Nelson wine, glass of champagne or fine whiskey, we’ll make sure we can meet your requirements.
By helping you with all the practicalities, we can help alleviate your stress at an emotional time. We are very happy for you to give our number to florists, celebrants, or any other third parties to liaise with them directly.
What our clients say:
“We hired Carol and her team to cater for my Dad’s Life Celebration. So easy to deal with, they made things simple from the get-go at a really emotional time. The food was amazing, and they literally catered to our every need with ease.” – Kris Carpenter.
“Gourmet Catering did an amazing job catering for my Mum’s memorial afternoon tea, really delicious food including vegetarian options, good range of finger food – both savoury and sweet, great coffee, great service, friendly, helpful staff.” – Steve Liddicoat.
If you need a space for a life celebration or are looking for a funeral venue, contact us to find out how we can help.