Post funeral gatherings 

If the weather is kind you can linger all afternoon with a picnic and play music.  If it is less certain but you want to stay on site then several families have hired marquees with heaters that are placed near the entrance to the site by the Roundhouse and had local caterers. 

If you are looking for caterers we recommend:

Bloomfields or Cotswold Caterers.  Both are local and offer a range of delicious homecooked food.

If you are looking for a venue to hold a gathering the two nearest village halls with convenient parking are:

  • Watchfield Village Hall
  • Shrivenham Village hall

Be aware these do have regular events running in them and are not always easy to book when you want them.

For local pubs and hotels we have had good reports for those listed below, but please be aware chefs change and we cannot be completely up to date with the catering provided at all these venues so if you want to be sure go and have a meal or a drink there first.

  • The Crown at Shrivenham
  • The Crown at Faringdon (if you require a totally separate function room)
  • Sudbury House Hotel, Faringdon
  • The Golf course
  • The White Horse Inn at Fernham
  • The Lamb at Buckland

Informal funeral

"I was very touched at the amount of trouble that you all took to make it such a memorable and touching ceremony so that we could think of our loved ones with dignity.  The whole thing was really quite beautiful.  I can’t thank you enough for all the work that you have put in and continue to do.”