Family Viewing & Gathering

Family Viewings & Gatherings with Honor

With Honor Cremations, a Family Viewing & Gathering is dedicated time (up to 3hrs) for up to 150 family and friends to spend time with their loved-one and hold a service. Our team will work with your family to plan the gathering and choose a convenient date and time; the Honor team will also be present on the day to coordinate any details.

Prior to the service, our team team will gather clothing from your family to respectfully prepare and dress your loved-one. As an alternative to a traditional casket, the Honor team will also hand-cover the environmentally-friendly cremation container with neutral, plush fabric and add sheets and pillows. Family Viewings & Gatherings with Honor Cremations are held in a welcoming setting at one of Honor’s Partner Churches or at the family’s local church.

Honorable Cremation with Family Viewing & Gathering: $4,147

Add a Traditional Solid-Wood Casket: $1,200

What Services are Included?

We appreciate the opportunity to coordinate a viewing & gathering for your family. With Honor Cremations, these added services always include:

  • Transfer from the Place of Passing to Honor Cremations
  • Respectful, non-invasive minimal preparation for the person who passed away
  • Dressing in the clothing of your choice
  • Careful covering of the cremation container in neutral-tone fabric; addition of sheets and pillow to cremation container interior
  • Up to three-hour viewing and gathering time, Monday-Friday, in the comfortable sanctuary of an Honor Partner Church (weekend services available, $400 additional)
  • Honor Cremations staff in attendance to coordinate the gathering

Where Do Services Take Place?

Honor partners with churches in the Bay Area to hold services that are comfortable and affordable. These sacred, inviting spaces offer the ability to hold a gathering that reflects your families traditions and preferences.

Memorial Tree In Honor of Your Family

Our team believes that life is precious and that death is a unique time for honoring life. Our team will plant a memorial tree in honor of your family in a California Forest where reforestation efforts are taking place. In partnership with One Tree Planted, these trees will stand for generations as a living memorial for the families and individuals we have the honor of serving. Your family will receive a certificate from One Tree Planted once your family’s tree has been funded by our team.