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The Carlton can help you organise a tasteful end of life celebration

Celebration of life, of a loved one, family relative or friend is naturally a difficult occasion. The Carlton has 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. 

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

Additional (free) services include:

  • TV presenter for images
  • Easel for welcome notice
  • Portrait table / condolence book
  • Menu planning
  • Room hire (depending on numbers booked)

To book a funeral package or show round call Eliot on 01271 862446 or email eliot@ilfracombecarlton.co.uk to discuss your needs beforehand.

Afternoon Tea Style Buffets to Sit Down Meals

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.

Complementary Events Planner

If you’re thinking of any special occasion please contact us. 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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“Firstly, thank you for having us yesterday. The food was delicious – especially the Scotch Eggs (I am told) as you said they would be! Your staff were unobtrusive and the tables well stocked. I was overwhelmed by the people who actually came, both to the Church and reception.”

Mary, Event Host & Guest

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The Carlton Hotel

Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

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