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The Carlton can help you organise a respectful, tasteful and suitable end of life celebration for a loved one.

A celebration of life, of a loved one, family relative or friend is naturally a difficult occasion. We have hosted a number of events marking the passing of loved ones and can help with planning and making sure everything runs smoothly on the day. We offer a choice of private rooms of various sizes for exclusive use by your party.

The timeline to planning a funeral can vary greatly, but we are able to respond at really short notice should the need arise. We always offer a friendly and sympathetic welcome and our team is well experienced and there to ensure your guests are quickly put at ease.

Catering Options

We have a range of menus that are suitable for marking the end-of-life celebration. Ranging from buffets through to sit down lunches. Our popular Funeral Teas are inclusively priced to ensure that you can budget confidently. These options include a choice of freshly prepared sandwiches, hot savouries, cakes, mini desserts and unlimited tea and coffee. Usually, we don’t charge for room hire.

Stress Free

To help make the occasion as stress free as possible we:

  • Offer flexible use of our different event rooms
  • Accept variations in catering up to 48 hours out
  • Offer a variety of menus with or without drinks
  • Discuss with you best value/numbers to fully cater for
  • Operate a full cash bar service if required
  • Accommodate various dietary requirements, simply let us know ahead
  • Friends or family requiring accommodation will receive a discount on our tariff

Alternative Funerals

In partnership with William J Pearce Funeral Directors of Ilfracombe, we offer a full end of life package. This simply means you can have your funeral service at The Carlton. This alternative style event is different to a church or crematorium and offers excellent value for money. More importantly it means you can really tailor the funeral to the wishes of the deceased and their family. It can be informal or formal, can include tributes from the mourners, or simply marked by a celebrant. Talk to us about this option or contact William J Pearce direct on 01271 500990.

Whatever You Choose

We offer the use of our facilities such as:

  • TV presenter for images
  • Easel for a welcome notice
  • Portrait table/condolence book

To book a funeral package or to be shown around The Carlton, call Eliot on 01271 862446 or email eliot@ilfracombecarlton.co.uk to discuss your needs.

A Range of Menus

Most end of life celebration organisers choose from our afternoon tea style buffets; preferring the flexibility and range that this style offers. However, you are welcome to choose from any of our menus including sit down if you prefer. In any event we recommend you don’t over subscribe to meal numbers – in fact, as experience has demonstrated, it’s often better to underestimate on these events.

We’ll happily discuss and guide you during the planning stages. Our aim is to ensure that your guests, relatives and friends have the best sense of occasion in remembering a loved one at a difficult time, whilst ensuring your planning is as headache free as possible.


Events Planner

Our free, in house, planning service will be happy to advise and recommend ideas to make your event complete. Whether it’s choosing the right menu, room set up, layouts, additional services, staffing levels or service times, we can help. We love to meet with you in person to fully understand your precise requirements, but we recognise this isn’t always possible.

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From afternoon tea, buffets and lunches we can help you celebrate a loved one

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Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR
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