ECO FRIENDLY CELEBRATION OF LIFE VENUE AND MEMORIAL VENUE IN CHICHESTER

If you’re seeking a non-traditional, yet profoundly meaningful Eco-Friendly Celebration of Life Venue to hold a funeral, Elessar Yurt Village offers a serene and adaptable environment that respects the importance of saying goodbye without feeling rushed.

At Elessar you can create a personalised ceremony in a space that reflects the character and personality of your loved one. With both indoor and outdoor areas available, our venue adapts to your needs, providing intimate spaces for services or quiet moments of reflection.

Our venue is also welcoming for all guests, including children, who might find traditional settings intimidating. We offer special areas where children can engage in activities and crafts, allowing them to be part of the ceremony in a way that is meaningful and less daunting for them, fostering positive memories of the day.

Additionally, hosting both the service and the wake or funeral tea at Elessar Yurt Village not only ensures continuity and convenience but also allows for a seamless transition between the ceremony and the gathering that follows, all within the same beautiful and peaceful setting.

Memorial Service Package

This package provides a short yet respectful service, perfectly suited for those who prefer a compact gathering.

Duration: 2 hours

Features:

  • Use of the designated ceremonial area or our serene Home Yurt equipped with TV and AV equipment for multimedia tributes.
  • Seating arrangements for up to 80 guests.
  • Portable sound system for background music or eulogies.


Services:

  • Coordination with a funeral director and a celebrant to conduct the service.
  • Hosts to meet and greet guests and arrange furniture as required.


Catering: Light refreshments with tea and coffee service.

Honour a cherished life in the serene embrace of nature at Elessar.

Day-Long Celebration of Life Remembrance Retreat

Ideal for families seeking extended time for reflection and togetherness.

Duration: 5 hours – 10am – 3pm or 2pm – 7pm (Afternoon events have the option to book accommodation for an overnight stay).

Features:

  • Full access to our communal areas including the Hex Shade and outdoor seating.
  • Use of the Home Yurt for gatherings, equipped with TV and AV equipment.
  • Seating arrangements for up to 80 guests.
  • Portable sound system for background music or eulogies.


Services:

  • Personalised event planning for organising the day’s activities with optional enhanced features and services (see below).


Catering: Options ranging from BYO, and light snacks to a full meal, using local suppliers.

Spend a day of reflection and connection at Elessar. Book our Day-Long Remembrance Retreat for a heartfelt gathering.

Exclusive Commemorative Stay

This all-inclusive package offers an intimate setting for families, with overnight accommodations comprising 12 woodland Yurts with the option to add additional accommodation if required (4 Mongolian Yurts, 4 Airstream Caravans, camper van, and camping options) and extended use of the venue’s facilities.

Duration: Overnight stay 3pm – 10am

Features:

  • Exclusive use of the entire Yurt Village and facilities.
  • Seating arrangements for up to 80 guests inside Home Yurt or outside.
  • Portable sound system for background music or eulogies.
  • Accommodation Yurts equipped with full sized Beds, Linen, towels and wood burning stoves.
  • On suite Vintage Airstream Trailers with fully equipped kitchen.
  • Access to all amenities, including the wood-fired hot tub and campfire area.


Services:

  • Personalised event planning for organising the day’s activities with optional enhanced features and services (see below).


Catering: BYO or catered Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast from our list of suppliers.

Create a lasting tribute with an Exclusive Commemorative Stay at Elessar, where every detail is tailored for remembrance.

Enhanced Features and Services

 

  • Campfire Gathering: A serene campfire setup for gatherings, where families can share stories and memories in a cosy, comforting atmosphere. Includes complimentary marshmallows and hot chocolates.
  • Tree House Kitchen Access: The treehouse kitchen is available for families who prefer to handle their own catering. This allows for the preparation of their loved one’s favourite dishes, making the gathering more personalised and meaningful.
  • Memory Lane Decor: We understand the importance of personal touches in celebrating the life of your loved one. While we do not provide decoration services directly, we invite you to transform our venue into a personal memory lane.
  • Guided Nature Walks: We offer the serene backdrop of nature’s beauty for moments of reflection and remembrance. While we do not provide guided services directly, our lush woodland paths and scenic spots create an ideal setting for guided nature walks during memorial events.
  • Live Acoustic Music: The service of a live musician who can play gentle, soothing acoustic music. This can be tailored to include favourite songs or genres of the deceased, enhancing the atmosphere of the gathering.
  • Wellness Activities: Options for wellness activities such as yoga sessions, meditation guides, or even spa services to help guests find peace and comfort during their time at the village.
  • Memory Book Station: A station where guests can write down their memories or messages to be compiled into a beautiful memory book for the family, offering a tangible keepsake from the day.
  • Collaborative Spotify Playlist: A unique feature where friends and family can collaboratively create a Spotify playlist. This playlist can include songs that reflect cherished memories of their loved one, adding a personal soundtrack to the gathering. This musical tribute allows each attendee to contribute and share a part of the story, making the event deeply personal and emotionally resonant.

Diverse Accommodation Options


For guests traveling from afar, Elessar Yurt Village offers a range of comfortable accommodation options to ensure a restful stay. Choose from our luxurious Mongolian yurts with Full sized beds, bedlinen, towels and a wood burning stove or our vintage Airstream trailers. Each Vintage Trailer equipped with modern amenities including ensuite toilet and shower facilities, as well as a kitchen, blending comfort with the convenience of home. Whether you prefer the rustic charm of our yurts or the retro appeal of our Airstream trailers, you’ll find a peaceful retreat to relax and reflect during your visit.

FAQs for Organising a Celebration of Life at
Elessar Yurt Village

Elessar Yurt Village offers a serene and natural setting that provides a peaceful backdrop for gatherings to honour loved ones. Our Home Yurt and natural landscapes foster a warm, intimate environment that can be tailored to reflect the life and interests of your beloved.

To book our venue for a celebration of life, please contact our events team via email at info@elessar.events or call us directly. We recommend booking as early as possible to ensure availability and adequate planning time.

Our venue features a 120 Capacity Mongolian Yurt, a central communal area with beautifully maintained grounds for gatherings and a variety of accommodations. We provide basic audio-visual equipment and have areas perfect for speeches, multimedia displays, and musical tributes.

Absolutely! We encourage you to personalise the space with decorations, photos, and items that meant a lot to your loved one. Our team is here to help with setup and can provide guidance on what works best in our spaces.

We offer a variety of catering options through trusted local suppliers, from light refreshments to full meals. You are also welcome to arrange your own caterer, or we can work with you to customise menu options that celebrate the favourite flavours and dishes of your loved one.

We strive to accommodate your needs to make the celebration as meaningful as possible. You can bring musicians, play personal playlists, or even hire DJs. We do ask that all entertainment complies with our sound policy to maintain the ambiance of our village.

Our venue can comfortably accommodate groups of various sizes, up to a maximum of 120 guests. We recommend discussing your expected guest count with us so we can prepare the space accordingly.

Yes, we offer ample parking for up to 60 guest vehicles, including designated spaces for those with disabilities. Accessible restroom facilities are available upon request. In line with our commitment to sustainability and to maximise space, we encourage guests to consider car sharing where possible.

Yes, we highly recommend visiting Elessar Yurt Village to see the facilities and discuss your specific needs with our team. Site visits can be arranged by appointment.

Our experienced events team offers comprehensive support throughout the planning process, including coordination with vendors, setup on the day, and personalising the event. We aim to provide a respectful and seamless experience during this significant time.

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